Velda City, MO
St. Louis 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;
h. 
On any railroad tracks;
i. 
At any place where official signs prohibit stopping;
j. 
Within five (5) feet of a U.S. mailbox;
k. 
In a traffic lane; or
l. 
On the unenclosed lawn or yard portion of any residential or commercial property;
provided it shall not be unlawful under this Subparagraph to park a vehicle upon an unenclosed driveway on property zoned residential or on an unenclosed asphalt or concrete parking lot in property zoned commercial.
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 fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant;
c. 
Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
d. 
Within thirty (30) feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway;
e. 
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
f. 
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. 
Within fifty (50) feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing; or
b. 
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.
[CC 1974 §355.040; Ord. No. 220, 8-25-1974; Ord. No. 389 §§1 — 2, 8-14-1985]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park a vehicle upon any street or roadway:
1. 
For any period in excess of twenty-four (24) consecutive hours during which a "for sale" sign is displayed on said vehicle; or
2. 
While performing, or being in the process of performing, any major repair or maintenance to said vehicle.
3. 
A repair or maintenance shall presumed to be major if for any period in excess of one (1) hour any of the following conditions exist:
a. 
The vehicle is raised on a jack, or any wheel axle is on blocks.
b. 
The radiator, engine block, transmission, or any other large engine component is removed entirely or is shifted from its normal operating position.
c. 
The hood, trunk, roof or any door or any exterior panel is removed.
d. 
The dashboard, steering wheel, floorboard, or any seat is removed.
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.
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. 617 §1, 7-8-2009]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park or stand any vehicle in any stall or space designated or reserved for physically disabled persons, as defined in Section 301.142, RSMo., as amended, whether upon public or private property open to public use, unless the vehicle bears the State of Missouri license plate or placard for the disabled as provided for in Sections 301.071 or 301.142, RSMo., as amended. The space shall be indicated by an upright sign whether on a pole or attached to a building upon which shall be inscribed the international symbol of accessibility in white on a blue background, and may also 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.
B. 
Any vehicle operator who is not physically disabled shall not use the handicapped parking space unless there is a physically disabled person in the vehicle, or while the vehicle is being used to transport a physically disabled person.
C. 
Any individual possessing a current State license plate or placard as described in Subsection (A) may apply for a handicapped space, provided said individual does not have access to a driveway or an off-street parking space, and that said handicapped space, if granted, will be in use for the parking of the properly marked vehicle at least five (5) days and/or nights of the week. Application shall be made to the Street Commissioner who shall, with the consent of the property owner and upon said Street Commissioner's approval of the application, establish signs indicating such restricted parking space on any public right-of-way for a period of time not to exceed one (1) year with such space, subject to annual renewal. A list thereof shall be kept in the office of the City Clerk.
D. 
This handicapped parking space permit as described in Subsection (C) may be renewed each year by filing an application for renewal before January first (1st) of the following year. If the application for permit is not renewed by January first (1st) and the signs are removed, a fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) shall be charged to the applicant for the re-erection of the signs.
E. 
Any person convicted of violating this Section is guilty of an offense and shall be subject to a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00). Every day upon which such violation occurs shall constitute a separate offense.
F. 
Schedules of restricted parking areas for the handicapped shall be amended so as to conform with the provisions of this Section.
[Ord. No. 510 §1, 7-8-1998]
A. 
When signs are erected giving notice thereof, it shall be unlawful for any person to park or stand any vehicle in any stall or space located on the premises of any multi-family apartment building located within the City of Velda City unless said person is a resident of said apartment building. For the purpose of this Section the term "resident" shall mean any person actually living in one (1) of the units of any such multi-family apartment building. Overnight guests and visitors shall not be considered as "residents" under this Section. This Section shall not apply to parking on any public street.
B. 
The City Traffic Engineer is hereby authorized and directed to erect signs giving notice of the prohibition of Subsection (A) of this Section at all multi-family apartment buildings located within the City of Velda City.