City of Cool Valley, MO
St. Louis County
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Cross References — As to contracting for architectural engineering and surveying services, §§135.080 et seq.; as to alcoholic beverages, ch. 600; as to flood prevention and protection, ch. 410; as to abandoned vehicles, ch. 385; as to municipal court, ch. 125; as to alcohol-related traffic offenses, ch. 342; as to police department, ch. 200; as to disposal of unclaimed property, §§200.280 et seq.; as to property maintenance code, §500.070; as to streets, sidewalks and other public places, ch. 510; as to street specifications, §510.010; as to subdivisions, ch. 405; as to weeds and vegetation, §§215.240 et seq.; as to zoning, ch. 400.
The following words and phrases, when used in this Title, mean:
The definition for abandoned property shall be the same as that set out in Section 217.010 of this Code.
Any motorized vehicle manufactured and used exclusively for off-highway use which is fifty (50) inches or less in width, with an unladen dry weight of six hundred (600) pounds or less, traveling on three (3), four (4) or more low pressure tires, with a seat designed to be straddled by the operator and handlebars for steering control.
Any street with a roadway of less than twenty (20) feet in width.
The territory contiguous to and including a highway when within any six hundred (600) feet along the highway there are buildings in use for business or industrial purposes including, but not limited to, hotels, banks or office buildings, and public buildings which occupy at least three hundred (300) feet of frontage on one (1) side or three hundred (300) feet collectively on both sides of the highway.
All streets and portions of streets within the area described by City ordinance as such.
A motor vehicle designed or regularly used for carrying freight and merchandise or more than eight (8) passengers but not including vanpools or shuttle buses.
Every highway, street or roadway in respect to which owners or occupants of abutting lands and other persons have no legal right of access to or from the same except at such points only and in such manner as may be determined by the public authority having jurisdiction over the highway, street or roadway.
That part of a roadway at an intersection included within the connections of the lateral lines of the sidewalks on opposite sides of the highway measured from the curbs or, in the absence of curbs, from the edges of the traversable roadway.
Any portion of a roadway at an intersection or elsewhere distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface.
A space adjacent to a curb reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of passengers or materials.
Every person who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle.
A vehicle of any of the following types:
A vehicle operated by the State Highway Patrol, the State Water Patrol, the Missouri Capitol Police, a Conservation Agent or a State Park Ranger, those vehicles operated by enforcement personnel of the State Highways and Transportation Commission, Police or Fire Department, Sheriff, Constable or Deputy Sheriff, Federal Law Enforcement Officer authorized to carry firearms and to make arrests for violations of the laws of the United States, Traffic Officer or Coroner or by a privately owned emergency vehicle company;
A vehicle operated as an ambulance or operated commercially for the purpose of transporting emergency medical supplies or organs;
Any vehicle qualifying as an emergency vehicle pursuant to Section 310.070 of this Title;
Any wrecker or tow truck or a vehicle owned and operated by a public utility or public service corporation while performing emergency service;
Any vehicle transporting equipment designed to extricate human beings from the wreckage of a motor vehicle;
Any vehicle designated to perform emergency functions for a civil defense or emergency management agency established pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 44, RSMo.;
Any vehicle operated by an authorized employee of the Department of Corrections who, as part of the employee's official duties, is responding to a riot, disturbance, hostage incident, escape or other critical situation where there is the threat of serious physical injury or death, responding to mutual-aid call from another criminal justice agency, or in accompanying an ambulance which is transporting an offender to a medical facility;
Any vehicle designated to perform hazardous substance emergency functions established pursuant to the provisions of Sections 260.500 to 260.550, RSMo.
A space adjacent to a curb for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of freight (or passengers).
The entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel.
The area embraced within the prolongation or connection of the lateral curb lines or, if none, then the lateral boundary lines of the roadways of two (2) highways which join one another at, or approximately at, right angles, or the area within which vehicles traveling upon different highways joining at any other angle may come in conflict; or
Where a highway includes two (2) roadways thirty (30) feet or more apart, then every crossing of each roadway of such divided highway by an intersecting highway shall be regarded as a separate intersection. In the event such intersecting highway also includes two (2) roadways thirty (30) feet or more apart, then every crossing of two (2) roadways of such highways shall be regarded as a separate intersection.
A roadway which is divided into two (2) or more clearly marked lanes for vehicular traffic.
Any self-propelled vehicle not operated exclusively upon tracks, except farm tractors and motorized bicycles.
Every motor vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three (3) wheels in contact with the ground, but excluding a tractor.
Any two-wheeled or three-wheeled device having an automatic transmission and a motor with a cylinder capacity of not more than fifty (50) cubic centimeters which produces less than three (3) gross brake horsepower and is capable of propelling the device at a maximum speed of not more than thirty (30) miles per hour on level ground.
Whenever certain hours are named herein, they shall mean standard time or daylight-saving time as may be in current use in the City.
All signs, signals, markings and devices not inconsistent with this Title placed or erected by authority of a public body or official having jurisdiction for the purpose of regulating, warning or guiding traffic.
The standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading merchandise or passengers.
A place adjacent to a curb reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of passengers.
Any person afoot.
Every natural person, firm, co-partnership, association or corporation.
Every officer of the municipal Police Department or any officer authorized to direct or regulate traffic or to make arrests for violations of traffic regulations.
Every way or place in private ownership and used for vehicular travel by the owner and those having express or implied permission from the owner but not by other persons.
The territory contiguous to and including a highway not comprising a business district when the property on such highway for a distance of three hundred (300) feet or more is in the main improved with residences or residences and buildings in use for business.
The right of one (1) vehicle or pedestrian to proceed in a lawful manner in preference to another vehicle or pedestrian approaching under such circumstances of direction, speed and proximity as to give rise to danger of collision unless one grants precedence to the other.
That portion of a highway improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular travel, exclusive of the berm or shoulder. In the event a highway includes two (2) or more separate roadways, the term "roadway", as used herein, shall refer to any such roadway separately but not to all such roadways collectively.
The area or space officially set apart within a roadway for the exclusive use of pedestrians and which is protected or is so marked or indicated by adequate signs as to be plainly visible at all times while set apart as a safety zone.
That portion of a street between the curb lines, or the lateral lines of a roadway, and the adjacent property lines intended for use of pedestrians.
The halting of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers.
When required, complete cessation from movement.
When prohibited, any halting even momentarily of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a Police Officer or traffic control sign or signal.
The entire width between the lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the uses of the public for purposes of vehicular travel. "State highway", a highway maintained by the State of Missouri as a part of the State highway system.
Every highway or portion thereof on which vehicular traffic is given preferential right-of-way, and at the entrances to which vehicular traffic from intersecting highways is required by law to yield right-of-way to vehicles on such through highway in obedience to either a stop sign or a yield sign when such signs are erected as provided in this Title.
A self-propelled motor vehicle designed for drawing other vehicles, but not for the carriage of any load when operating independently. When attached to a semi-trailer, it supports a part of the weight thereof.
Pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles and other conveyances either singly or together while using any highway for purposes of travel.
Any device, whether manually, electrically or mechanically operated, by which traffic is alternately directed to stop and to proceed.
Any vehicle without motive power designed for carrying property or passengers on its own structure and for being drawn by a self-propelled vehicle, except those running exclusively on tracks, including a semi-trailer or vehicle of the trailer type so designed and used in conjunction with a self-propelled vehicle that a considerable part of its own weight rests upon and is carried by the towing vehicle. The term "trailer" shall not include cotton trailers as defined in Subdivision (8) of Section 301.010, RSMo., and shall not include manufactured homes as defined in Section 700.010, RSMo.
A motor vehicle designed, used or maintained for the transportation of property and exceeding three-quarters (¾) ton (manufacturer's rating).
An area with a population of fifty thousand (50,000) or more designated by the Bureau of the Census within boundaries to be fixed by the State Highways and Transportation Commission and local officials in cooperation with each other and approved by the Secretary of Transportation. The boundary of an urbanized area shall, at a minimum, encompass the entire urbanized area as designed by the Bureau of the Census.
Any motorized vehicle manufactured and used exclusively for off-highway use which is sixty-three (63) inches or less in width, with an unladen dry weight of one thousand eight hundred fifty (1,850) pounds or less, traveling on four (4) or six (6) wheels, to be used primarily for landscaping, lawn care or maintenance purposes.
Any mechanical device on wheels designed primarily for use or used on highways, except motorized bicycles, vehicles propelled or drawn by horses or human power, or vehicles used exclusively on fixed rails or tracks, cotton trailers, or motorized wheelchairs operated by handicapped persons.
[R.O. 2009 §22-7; Ord. No. 749 §§1 — 2, 6-11-1991]
This Chapter is applicable to and enforceable on private property as well as public streets, highways and thoroughfares.
[Ord. No. 1141 §1, 2-25-2009]
It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in any game or recreational activity upon any street or roadway or to walk upon the traveled portion of any street or roadway in any manner so as to:
Impede the free flow of traffic;
Endanger property;
Endanger the life, limb or health of any person; or
Prevent the full and complete use of such street or roadway by other persons for the intended purposes thereof.
It shall be unlawful for any parent, guardian or any other custodian or person having responsibility for the care of any child under the age of seventeen (17) years to knowingly suffer or permit such child to violate the provisions of Subsection (A) of this Section. In the prosecution of any parent, guardian or custodian for violating this Subsection, it shall be prima facie evidence that such person acted knowingly as to the conduct of the child involved if it is shown by competent evidence that the defendant had been personally informed that the child had previously engaged in conduct prohibited by Subsection (A) and of the responsibilities imposed by this Subsection.
Any person found guilty of violating any provision of this Section shall be punished as provided by Section 100.220 of this Code.