City of Greenwood, MO
Jackson County
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[Ord. No. 2.406 § 1, 1-7-1982]
For the purposes of this Chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them hereunder:
GROSS WEIGHT
The weight of a vehicle or a vehicle combination, without a load plus the weight of any load carried thereon.
MOTOR VEHICLE
Any self-propelled vehicle not operated exclusively upon tracks.
OPERATOR
A person who operates or drives any motor vehicle.
PARTICULATE MATTER
Any material capable of dispersion in respirable form and size to the atmosphere as a result of transport of a motor vehicle.
ROADWAY
Any improved portion of a thoroughfare used for vehicle travel within the City limits of the City of Greenwood.
[Ord. No. 2.406 §§ 24, 1-7-1982; Ord. No. 2006-06-26-02 § 1, 6-26-2006; Ord. No. 2007-02-01-01 § 2, 2-1-2007]
A. 
Any motor vehicle operated on a roadway subject to this Chapter shall be subject to the weight limitations and covered load requirements of this or any other applicable ordinance. The operation of motor vehicles in violation of such applicable load limits and covered load requirements imposed by an ordinance is an ordinance violation which shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine calculated at one dollar ($1.00) for each pound that the gross weight of the vehicle exceeds the applicable load limitation or a fine of not less than one dollar ($1.00) nor more then five hundred dollars ($500.00) for any vehicle in violation of the covered load requirements of this Chapter.
B. 
The regulations of Chapter 395 do not prohibit:
1. 
Local deliveries within the City limits of Greenwood.
2. 
Operation of law enforcement or fire-fighting equipment or ambulances.
3. 
Operation of school buses.
C. 
No motor vehicles shall be operated on any roadway which is subject to the weight limitations and covered load requirements of this Chapter whose gross weight exceeds the weight for which the vehicle has been licensed by the State.
[Ord. No. 2.406A § 1, 6-7-1982; Ord. No. 95-03-02 § 395.030, 3-6-1995; Ord. No. 2006-06-26-02 § 2, 6-26-2006; Ord. No. 2010-07-12-01 § 1, 7-12-2010]
A. 
No motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles exceeding a gross weight of five (5) tons shall be moved or operated upon Hamblen Road, Park Drive and Copeland Drive.
B. 
No motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles exceeding a gross weight of eight (8) tons shall be moved or operated upon Ranson Road, subject to the exceptions as bound in Section 395.020(B).
C. 
(Reserved)
[Ord. No. 2.406 § 7, 1-7-1982]
No motor vehicle or combination of vehicles being used to transport rock, sand, gravel, dirt or any other material capable of dispersing and emitting into the atmosphere particulate matter of respirable size shall be moved or operated upon any roadway within the City of Greenwood unless that vehicle shall employ a cover capable of controlling such emissions during transport, such cover or technique for covering to conform to the type and material commonly used for that purpose by transporters of the type of material in question.
[Ord. No. 2.406 § 8, 1-7-1982]
A. 
Notwithstanding the load limitations and covered load requirements imposed by this Chapter, the City Clerk of the City of Greenwood may, at his/her discretion, issue a special permit for the carrying of a single, indivisible load in excess of those weight limitations or covered load requirements. Said permit shall prescribe the route and time of movement in traffic safety requirements and insurance requirements as approved by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Greenwood, as well as precautions to be taken in carrying any such load; the beneficiary thereon shall be liable to the City of Greenwood for the cost of repair to roadways or public places damaged by anything done under such permit or in violation thereof.
B. 
The City Clerk may, at his/her discretion, require the applicant with such permit to furnish a bond to the City of Greenwood, conditioned so as to secure the City of Greenwood the payment of any such cost of repair.
C. 
Such permits shall be for no more than one (1) movement or for a specific period of time, shall be carried in the motor vehicle and upon request shall be shown to any Law Enforcement Officer or employee of the City of Greenwood.
[Ord. No. 2.406 §§ 9, 10, 1-7-1982]
A. 
All roadways in the City of Greenwood shall carry load limits prescribed by Jackson County, Missouri, and by the State of Missouri by Statute if not otherwise posted.
B. 
The load limits imposed by this or any other ordinance of the City of Greenwood for roadways do not apply to or affect specifically posted load limits established by the Jackson County Department of Public Works for County bridges or to specifically posted load limits established by the Missouri State Highway Department.
[Ord. No. 2007-02-01-02 § 1, 2-1-2007]
Commercial vehicles, except local trucks making deliveries to and from residents thereon of goods, wares, merchandise and household deliveries, including household moving trucks, shall only operate on routes designated as a "Commercial Use Route" pursuant to Section 395.070.
[Ord. No. 2.418 §§ 1, 3, 9-3-1985; Ord. No. 2006-06-26-02 § 3, 6-26-2006; Ord. No. 2007-02-01-02 § 2, 2-1-2007; Ord. No. 2010-07-12-01 § 2, 7-12-2010]
The following are designated commercial use routes:
A. 
Missouri Highway 150, also known as Main Street.
B. 
Fifth Avenue South from Main Street to Walnut Street West; Sixth Avenue South from Main Street to Walnut Street West; Walnut Street West from 2nd Avenue South to Sixth Avenue South; and Second Avenue South from Walnut Street West to the south City limits.
[Ord. No. 2.418-A § 1, 11-4-1985]
No vehicle bearing a State license with weight limit in excess of eighteen thousand (18,000) pounds shall use any street in the City of Greenwood not designated a Commercial Use Route except those vehicles exempted by Section 395.020(B).
[Ord. No. 2.418 § 6, 9-3-1985]
The routes designated by this Article shall be identified by the adding of the letter "C" to the various speed limit signs maintained by the City but the existence or non-existence of this "C" designation shall not limit the effectiveness of these provisions set out in this Article.
[Ord. No. 2.418 § 7, 9-3-1985]
Any officer in the enforcement of the provisions of this Article may require any vehicle charged with violation to proceed to the closest public scale to be weighed and refusal to submit such vehicle to actual weight test shall be prima facie evidence of violation of the prescribed weight limit set out in Section 395.080 of this Article.
[Ord. No. 2.418-C §§ 8, 11, 1-14-1991]
A. 
The City may direct the City Engineer or other civil or structural engineer registered to practice as a Professional Engineer in the State of Missouri to examine and analyze the structural condition of designated bridges or culverts.
B. 
The Engineer shall determine the probable ultimate load bearing capacity of the designated structure, and recommend the load posting for the structure which shall be one-half (1/2) of the ultimate load bearing capacity.
C. 
The Board of Aldermen shall provide load limit signs, and the placing of such signs will thenceforth prohibit the use of the structure by vehicles exceeding the posted limit in gross or empty weight.
D. 
The penalties and enforcement of posted load limits shall be as described in Sections 395.080, 395.100 and 395.110 of this Article, except that when a vehicle violating the posted load limit causes damage to the posted structure, the owner of the vehicle shall be liable for the repair or replacement of the structure, and shall be liable for any claims brought against the City by others suffering harm from the damaged condition of the structure.
[Ord. No. 2.418 § 5, 9-3-1985; Ord. No. 2004-08-09-02 § 6, 8-9-2004; Ord. No. 2005-03-14-08 § 6, 3-14-2005; Ord. No. 2005-07-25-05 § 6, 7-25-2005]
Violation of Sections 395.080, 395.100 and 395.110 of this Article shall carry a mandatory penalty of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00).