Village of Sidney, IL
Champaign County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the President and Board of Trustees of the Village of Sidney 7-2-1956 by Ord. No. 16. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and public property — See Ch. 175.
Abandoned and inoperable vehicles — See Ch. 229.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLES
Every vehicle designated as an authorized emergency vehicle under the statutes of the State of Illinois.
DRIVER
Every person who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle.
INTERSECTION
The area of pavement or roadway where two or more streets join or cross within which vehicles normally move in turning from one street to another.
MOTOR VEHICLE
Every vehicle which is self-propelled.
OFFICIAL TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES
All signs, signals, lines, markings, or other devices placed or erected by authority of the Village Board, or other public body or official having jurisdiction, for the purpose of regulating, guiding, or warning traffic.
PEDESTRIAN
Any human individual afoot.
PERSON
Every human individual, firm, copartnership, association, society, company, or corporation.
POLICE OFFICER
The Village Marshal, and every officer of the Sheriff's force and State Police force, and any other officer authorized to direct or regulate traffic or to make arrests for violation of traffic regulations.
STOP or STOPPING
The complete cessation of movement of traffic or any of its component parts.
STREET OR HIGHWAY
The entire width between property lines of every way or place, of whatever nature, when any part thereof is open to the use of the public, as a matter of right, for purposes of vehicular travel.
THROUGH STREET
A specifically designated street at which all traffic, except pedestrians and except authorized emergency vehicles, as hereinabove provided, is required to stop before entering or crossing.
TRAFFIC
Pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, and other conveyances, either singly or together, while using any street or highway for purposes of travel.
TRAFFIC SIGNAL
Any device officially installed, whether electrically, mechanically, or manually operated, by which traffic is alternately directed to stop or to proceed.
U-TURN
A turning movement of any vehicle through an angle of essentially 180°.
A. 
The driver of any vehicle shall obey the indications of any official traffic control device applicable thereto unless otherwise directed by a police officer, subject to the exemptions granted the driver of any authorized emergency vehicle when operating in an emergency.
B. 
No provisions of this chapter for which signs are required shall be enforced against an alleged violator if at the time of the alleged violation an official sign is not in proper position and sufficiently legible to be seen by an ordinarily observant person. Whenever a particular section of this chapter does not state that signs are required, such section shall be effective without signs being erected.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
Whenever authorized stop signs or caution signs are placed at school crossings, all persons driving vehicles shall obey said signs while they are in place. Whenever stop signs are placed at crossings, vehicles shall be brought to a complete stop and shall not proceed until the crossing is cleared of pedestrians.
Whenever official signs are erected indicating that no right turn, left turn, or U-turn is permitted, no driver of a vehicle shall disobey the directions of any such signs. When official lines, marks, buttons or other indicators are placed within an intersection indicating the course to be traveled by vehicles, no driver shall disobey the directions of such indicators.
[Amended 11-1-1993 by Ord. No. 93-03]
A. 
Obedience to stop signs. Except when directed to proceed by a police officer or traffic-control signal, every driver of a vehicle or motor vehicle, and every rider of a bicycle or animal approaching said intersection when stop signs are in place, shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, but if no stop line exists, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection, or if no crosswalk exists, then at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway before entering the intersection. After having stopped, the driver shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle which has entered the intersection from another roadway or which is approaching so closely on the roadway as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time when the driver is moving across or within the intersection, but said driver having so yielded, may proceed at such time as a safe interval occurs.
B. 
Stop signs shall be posted at the intersections noted below, and all vehicles of every kind, including bicycle traffic, except authorized emergency vehicles exempted under § 224-8D of this chapter, shall be brought to a stop before proceeding across the intersection in accordance with Subsection A above:
Stop Sign On
Direction of Travel
At Intersection of
Alley (private) east of U.S. Post Office
North
Byron Street
Austin Drive
[Added 9-3-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05]
West
Sunset Road
Byron Street
East/West
David Street, South
Byron Street, East
East/West
Washington Street, South
Byron Street, West
East/West
Scarborough Street, South
David Street, South
North/South
Prairie Street
Harrison Drive
South
Prairie Street
Pleasant Drive
West
David Street, South
Prairie Street
East/West
David Street, South
Railroad Street
East/West
David Street, South
Scarborough Street, South
North/South
Byron Street, West
Scarborough Street, South
North/South
Maple Street
Southview Drive, North
West
David Street
Southview Drive, South
West
David Street
Sunset Road
[Added 9-3-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05]
North/South
Austin Drive
Victory Street
West
Harrison Drive
Washington Street, South
North/South
Byron Street, East
Washington Street, South
North/South
Victory Street
White Street, South
North/South
Victory Street
A. 
Whenever official signs prohibiting parking are erected or displayed on any street or part of street, it shall be unlawful to park any vehicle in any such designated place.
B. 
Parking in alleys. It shall be unlawful to permit any vehicle to stand or be parked within any public alley in the Village of Sidney, Illinois, except as follows:
[Added 10-3-1983 by Ord. No. 99]
(1) 
When stopping in compliance with traffic laws or to avoid conflict with other traffic.
(2) 
In compliance with the direction of a police officer.
(3) 
When necessary for the loading or unloading of passengers, not to exceed three minutes, and for loading and unloading material, not to exceed 10 minutes.
C. 
Specific locations.
[Amended 8-7-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-07]
(1) 
Parking shall be prohibited in the following locations; signs and/or yellow painted curb markings prohibiting or restricting vehicular parking at these locations, in conformance with Illinois traffic and parking regulation signage requirements, shall be erected:
Name of Street
Side
Location
Notes
Byron Street
North
For a distance of 75 feet west from the sidewalk corner at the northwest corner of the intersection with Washington Street; from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
School Drop Off Zone (An elementary school is located on the northwest corner of said intersection, and this 75-foot zone is to be used by motor vehicles only for student drop-off and pick-up.)
David Street (Downtown)
Both
Between Byron Street on the north and Railroad Street on the south
Snow Emergency Route (no vehicular parking allowed when snow in excess of two inches has accumulated but has not been removed or plowed, or when snow in excess of two inches is forecast within the next 12 hours)
James Court
[Added 7-6-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-05]
West
Between James Court on the north and Main Street on the south
The Village shall erect three official "No Parking" signs in front of the three residences on the west side of James Court.
McElwee Drive (Casey's General Store)
Both
For its entire length (150 feet), north from the intersection with Main Street (Illinois F.A.S. Route 512, County Highway 15) immediately east of Casey's General Store
Scarborough Street
[Added 9-3-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-12]
East
North of the northeast corner of the intersection with Maple Street for a distance of 126 feet north from said northeast corner
Witt Park Road
East
From a point 220 feet north of the center of the intersection of Witt Park Road and the Witt Park baseball diamond facility driveway, which extends east from said intersection, to a point 310 feet south of the intersection of Witt Park Road with said driveway
D. 
Penalties and enforcement.
(1) 
In addition to the penalties found in § 224-9 of this chapter, the Village may, but is not obligated to, tow or cause the towing of any vehicle parked in violation of the provisions of this section, if authorized by Illinois law, including 625 ILCS 5/11-1301 and 5/11-1302. It shall be the obligation and liability of the vehicle operator or owner to pay the necessary towing charge to retrieve said vehicle.
(2) 
Prosecution under state statute or Village ordinance. Any motor vehicle operator violating the requirements of this section may be prosecuted under applicable Illinois law regulating motor vehicles, to wit, 625 ILCS 5/1-100 et seq., including 625 ILCS 5/11-1303, or such violations may instead be prosecuted by the Village as violations of this chapter.
(3) 
Anyone who parks in violation of this section can, in the discretion of the Village authorities, in lieu of being charged with an ordinance violation, be ticketed and prosecuted for violation of applicable State of Illinois traffic statutes regarding illegal parking, in which case the fine therefor will be as provided by state law.
(4) 
If and to the extent authorized by law, any vehicle parking in violation of this section may, in the discretion of the Village authorities, be towed and the offender shall be liable for the cost of such towing service and shall pay said cost before reclaiming said vehicle.
[Added 6-2-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-03]
A. 
Trucks weighing in excess of 40,000 pounds, including the weight of the truck cab, trailer and load, are prohibited from all Village public streets and alleys, except those streets designated in Subsection B of this section.
B. 
Trucks weighing in excess of 40,000 pounds, as provided in Subsection A hereof, may only travel on the following public streets in the Village of Sidney, Illinois:
Name of Street
Location
David Street
South of the intersection of David Street and Main Street on the north to the intersection of David Street and Maple Street on the south
Main Street
From the east boundary of the Village to the west boundary of the Village
Maple Street
From the intersection of Maple Street and David Street on the east to the intersection of Maple Street and Sunset Street on the west
Sunset Street
From the intersection of Sunset Street and Maple Street on the north to the Village limits on the south
C. 
The Village staff shall, in consultation with Illinois Department of Transportation officials, post proper signage at road entrances to the Village identifying the truck routes designated in Subsection B of this section, and stating that trucks are otherwise prohibited on Village streets.
A. 
Misdemeanor. It is a misdemeanor for any person to do any act forbidden or to fail to perform any act required by this chapter.
B. 
Obedience to police officers. No person shall willfully fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or direction of a police officer.
C. 
Obedience by public employees. The provisions of this chapter shall apply to the driver of any vehicle owned by or used in the service of the United States, or any state, county, municipality, or other governmental unit. It shall be unlawful for any such driver to violate any of the provisions of this chapter, except as may be permitted by this chapter or by provisions of the Illinois Vehicle Code (625 ILCS 5).
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
D. 
Exemptions for authorized emergency vehicles. The provisions of this chapter regulating the operation and stopping of vehicles shall apply to authorized emergency vehicles except when the authorized emergency vehicle is being operated in an emergency, as provided by the Illinois Vehicle Code (625 ILCS 5). This chapter shall not protect the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from the consequences of reckless disregard for the safety of others, nor is such a driver entitled to the privilege of this exemption when not operating in an emergency.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
[Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
Any person violating the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not less than $50 and not more than $750 for each violation, and the Village Attorney may prosecute such violations in the name of the Village in any court of competent jurisdiction.