City of New Melle, MO
St. Charles County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
A. 
Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with law or the directions of a Police Officer or official traffic control device, no person shall:
1. 
Stop, stand or park a vehicle:
a. 
On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
b. 
On a sidewalk;
c. 
Within an intersection;
d. 
On a crosswalk;
e. 
Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within thirty (30) feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless the (traffic authority) indicates a different length by signs or markings;
f. 
Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic;
g. 
Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel; or
h. 
At any place where official signs prohibit stopping.
2. 
Stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger or passengers:
a. 
In front of a public or private driveway;
b. 
Within thirty (30) feet of an intersection;
c. 
Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant;
d. 
Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
e. 
Within thirty (30) feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway;
f. 
Within twenty (20) feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of a street opposite the entrance to any fire station within seventy-five (75) feet of said entrance (when properly signposted); or
g. 
At any place where official signs prohibit standing.
3. 
Park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading merchandise or passengers:
a. 
At any place where official signs prohibit parking.
B. 
No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under his/her control into any such prohibited area or away from a curb such a distance as is unlawful.
No person shall park any vehicle upon a street, other than an alley, in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than ten (10) feet of the width of the roadway for free movement of vehicular traffic.
No person shall park a vehicle within an alley in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than ten (10) feet of the width of the roadway for the free movement of vehicular traffic, and no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle within an alley in such position as to block the driveway entrance to any abutting property.
A. 
No person shall park a vehicle upon any roadway for the principal purpose of:
1. 
Displaying such vehicle for sale; or
2. 
Repair such vehicle except repairs necessitated by an emergency.
A. 
The City Traffic Engineer is hereby authorized to erect signs indicating no parking upon either or both sides of any street adjacent to any school property when such parking would, in his/her opinion, interfere with traffic or create a hazardous situation.
B. 
When official signs are erected indicating no parking upon either side of a street adjacent to any school property as authorized herein, no person shall park a vehicle in any such designated place.
A. 
The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to erect signs indicating no parking upon any street when the width of the roadway does not exceed twenty (20) feet or upon one (1) side of a street as indicated by such signs when the width of the roadway does not exceed thirty (30) feet.
B. 
When official signs prohibiting parking are erected upon narrow streets as authorized herein, no person shall park a vehicle upon any such street in violation of any such sign.
The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to erect signs upon the left-hand side of any one-way street to prohibit the standing or parking of vehicles, and when such signs are in place, no person shall stand or park a vehicle upon such left-hand side in violation of any such sign.
In the event a highway includes two (2) or more separate roadways and traffic is restricted to one (1) direction upon any such roadway, no person shall stand or park a vehicle upon the left-hand side of such one-way roadway unless signs are erected to permit such standing or parking. The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to determine when standing or parking may be permitted upon the left-hand side of any such one-way roadway and to erect signs giving notice thereof.
[Ord. No. 217 §1(355.100), 4-20-2005]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park any vehicle, boat or trailer on any unpaved portion of any street right-of-way or on any sidewalk or walkway.
B. 
The parking of more than one (1) of such vehicles, boats or trailers at one (1) time or on one (1) day shall constitute a separate and distinct offense for each day and for each such vehicle, boat or trailer parked.
A. 
The City Traffic Engineer is hereby authorized to determine and designate by proper signs places not exceeding one hundred (100) feet in length in which the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles would create an especially hazardous condition or would cause unusual delay to traffic.
B. 
When official signs are erected at hazardous or congested places as authorized herein, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any such designated place.
[Ord. No. 217 §1(355.110), 4-20-2005]
Whenever by this Chapter or any City ordinance any parking time limit is imposed or parking is prohibited on designated streets, it shall be the duty of the Chief of Police to ensure that appropriate signs are erected giving notice thereof and no such regulations shall be effective unless said signs are erected and in place at the time of any alleged offense.
[Ord. No. 217 §1(355.120), 4-20-2005]
A. 
Parking Spaces And Signs.
1. 
The City may designate parking spaces for the exclusive use of vehicles which display a physically disabled distinguishing license plate or card issued pursuant to State law.
2. 
Owners of private properly used for public parking shall designate parking spaces for the exclusive use of vehicles which display a physically disabled distinguishing license plate or card issued pursuant to State law.
3. 
Designated spaces shall meet the requirements of the Federal Americans With Disabilities Act, as amended, and any rules or regulations established pursuant thereto and shall be indicated by a sign upon which shall be inscribed the following information:
a. 
The international symbol of accessibility;
b. 
Any appropriate wording to indicate that the space is reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles which display a physically disabled distinguishing license plate or card; and
c. 
Fifty dollar ($50.00) to three hundred dollar ($300.00) fine.
Except that the information set forth in Subparagraph (3)(c) of this Subsection may be contained in an additional sign posted below or adjacent to the sign containing the information set forth in Subparagraphs (3)(a) and (3)(b); and that non-conforming signs or spaces which are in use prior to December 15, 1997, as enacted by this Section, shall not be in violation of this Section during the useful life of such sign or space. However, under no circumstances shall the useful life of the non-conforming sign or space be extended by means other than those means used to maintain any sign or space on the owner's property which is not used for vehicles displaying license plate.
B. 
Parking Regulations.
1. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to stop, stand or park any vehicle which is not displaying a physically disabled distinguishing license plate or card in a stall or space designed for physically disable persons.
2. 
It shall be unlawful for any person who, without authorization, uses a physically disabled distinguishing license plate or card to park in a parking space reserved under authority of this Section.
3. 
The Police Department may cause the removal of any vehicle not displaying a physically disabled distinguishing license plate or card or a "disabled veteran" license plate if there is posted immediately adjacent to, and readily visible from, such space a sign on which is inscribed the international symbol of accessibility and may include any appropriate wording to indicate that the space is reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles which display a distinguishing license plate or card. Any vehicle which has been removed and which is not properly claimed within thirty (30) days thereafter shall be considered to be an abandoned vehicle.
4. 
The Police Department may enter upon private property open to the public to enforce the provisions of this Section.
5. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this Subsection (B) of this Section shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than three hundred dollars ($300.00).