Cross References: As to vehicles for the transportation of carcasses of animals and fowl, see § 215.160 of this Code; as to littering by persons while in vehicles, see § 250.060; as to transportation of litter in vehicles, see § 250.070; as to parades, processions and funerals over the public streets, see § 340.050.
[R.O. 1993 § 390.010; CC 1969 § 16-43; Ord. No. 1864 § 40, 2-7-1956]
Except as provided in Section 390.020, no vehicle or combination of vehicles having a weight in excess of that described in Section 304.180, RSMo., shall be moved or operated on any street in this City; provided that the City and the State Highway Commission or their legal agents whenever by thawing of frost, rains or soft conditions due to construction, reconstruction and maintenance, adverse critical weather conditions or other causes detrimental to the surface or physical condition of such streets are hereby authorized to limit such weights to such an amount and in such manner as will preserve economical use of the City streets by the general public. When any street is posted or marked, it shall be unlawful to transport any gross load in excess of the posted notice and, in addition to conviction and punishment for a violation of this Section, the registered owner of such vehicle or combination of vehicles shall be liable for destructive damages to the surface and physical conditions pertaining to such street.
[R.O. 1993 § 390.020; CC 1969 § 16-44]
The Street Commissioner, whenever in his/her opinion the public safety or public interest so justifies, may issue special permits for vehicles exceeding the limitations on weight specified in Section 390.010. Such permits shall be issued only for a single trip or for a definite period, not beyond the date of expiration of the vehicle registration and shall designate the highways and bridges which may be used under the authority of such permit.
[R.O. 1993 § 390.030; CC 1969 § 16-48.2; Ord. No. 2047 §§ 1 – 2, 10-9-1972]
All vehicles whose body weight or whose combined body and load weight exceeds five (5) tons which are operated within the City shall be operated only over and along Highway 25 and Highway 62. However, this Section shall not prohibit the operation of such vehicles upon any street where necessary to the conduct of business which originates or terminates at places of business within the City and where necessary for such vehicles to use such City street in order to travel to such places of business. Further, this Section shall not prohibit the operation of vehicles owned by the City or any contractor while engaged in the repair, maintenance or construction of streets, street improvements, sewers or any other utility owned by the City.
[R.O. 1993 § 390.040; CC 1969 § 16-22.1; Ord. No. 2213 § 1, 3-24-1980; Ord. No. 2452 § 1, 6-12-1989]
It shall be unlawful for the operator of any motor vehicle with a gross unloaded weight in excess of ten thousand (10,000) pounds to park on the parking lots owned by the City.
[R.O. 1993 § 390.050; CC 1969 § 16-45; Ord. No. 1894 § 32, 8-21-1957]
No person shall drive an overloaded vehicle or one (1) loaded in such manner that any part of the load is likely to fall upon and litter any street in this City, or cause injury or grief to persons or damage to other vehicles or property, nor shall be permitted any part, portion or the whole of such load to fall upon and to remain upon the street.
[R.O. 1993 § 390.070; Ord. No. 1864 § 36, 2-7-1956; CC 1969 § 16-47]
It shall be unlawful for any person driving a motor vehicle carrying livestock, garbage, carrion, fecal matter or any odoriferous cargo which may be declared a public nuisance detrimental to public health and welfare to park such vehicle within two hundred (200) feet of any residence or business establishment, in this City, except for loading or unloading purposes and then not exceeding thirty (30) minutes. It shall be unlawful to park such motor vehicle, empty, which has been hauling or which has contained such described odoriferous matter which may likewise be classed as a nuisance within two hundred (200) feet of any residence or business establishment in this City until the vehicle has been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected according to the orders of health officials having jurisdiction in the premises.