Chapter 23: Traffic

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CONTENTS

ARTICLE I.  MODEL TRAFFIC ORDINANCE

DIVISION 1. DEFINITIONS

§ 23-1.     Definitions.

§§ 23-2 to 23-6.  Reserved.

DIVISION 2.  TRAFFIC ADMINISTRATION

§ 23-7.     Police administration.

§ 23-8.     Duty of traffic division.

§ 23-9.     Records of traffic violations.

§ 23-10.    Traffic division to investigate accidents.

§ 23-11.    Traffic accident studies.

§ 23-12.    Traffic accidents reports.

§ 23-13.    Driver files to be maintained.

§ 23-14.    Traffic division to submit annual traffic safety report.

§ 23-15.    Traffic division to designate method of identifying funeral processions.

§ 23-16.    City traffic engineer.

§ 23-17.    Emergency and experimental regulations.

§ 23-18.    Traffic commission established - Powers and duties.

§§ 23-19 to 23-23.  Reserved. 

DIVISION 3.  ENFORCEMENT AND

OBEDIENCE TO TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

§ 23-24.    Authority of police and fire department officials.

§ 23-25.    Obedience to police and fire department officials.

 

§ 23-26.    Persons propelling push carts or riding animals to obey traffic regulations.

§ 23-27.    Use of coasters, roller skates and similar devices restricted.

§ 23-28.    Public employees to obey traffic regulations.

§ 23-29.    Authorized emergency vehicles.

§ 23-30.    Operation of vehicles on approach of authorized emergency vehicles.

§ 23-31.    Immediate notice of accident.

§ 23-32.    Written report of accident.

§ 23-33.    When driver unable to report.

§ 23-34.    Public inspection of reports relating to accidents.

§§ 23-35 to 23-39.  Reserved. 

DIVISION 4.  TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES

§ 23-40.    Authority to install traffic control devices.

§ 23-41.    Manual and specifications for traffic control devices.

§ 23-42.    Obedience to traffic control devices.

§ 23-43.    When official traffic control devices required for enforcement purposes.

§ 23-44.    Official traffic control devices - Presumption of legality.

§ 23-45.    Traffic control signal legend - Right turn on red light, when.

 § 23-46.    Pedestrian control signals.

§ 23-47.    Flashing signals.

§ 23-48.    Lane direction control signals.

§ 23-49.    Display of unauthorized signs, signals or markings.

§ 23-50.    Interference with official traffic control devices or railroad signs or signals.

§ 23-51.    Authority to establish play streets.

§ 23-52.    Play streets.

§ 23-53.    City traffic engineer to designate crosswalks and establish safety zones.

§ 23-54.    Traffic lanes.

§§ 23-55 to 23-59.  Reserved.

 DIVISION 5.  SPEED REGULATIONS 

§ 23-60.    State speed laws applicable.

§ 23-61.    Regulation of speed by traffic signals.

§§ 23-62 to 23-66.  Reserved.

DIVISION 6.  TURNING MOVEMENTS 

§ 23-67.    Required position and method of turning at intersection.

§ 23-68.    Authority to place and obedience to turning markers.

§ 23-69.    Authority to place restricted turn signs.

§ 23-70.    Obedience to no-turn signs.

§ 23-71.    Limitations on turning around.

§§ 23-72 to 23-76.  Reserved. 

DIVISION 7.  ONE-WAY STREETS AND ALLEYS 

§ 23-77.    Authority to sign one-way streets and alleys.

§ 23-78.    One-way streets and alleys.

§ 23-79.    Authority to restrict direction of movement on streets during certain periods.

§§ 23-80 to 23-84.  Reserved.

DIVISION 8.  STOP AND YIELD INTERSECTIONS,

RAILROAD CROSSING, ETC. 

§ 23-85.    Through streets designated.

§ 23-86.    Signs required at through streets.

§ 23-87.    Other intersections where stop or yield required.

§ 23-88.    Stop and yield signs.

§ 23-89.    Vehicle entering stop intersection.

§ 23-90.    Vehicle entering yield intersection.

§ 23-91.    Emerging from alley, driveway or building.

§ 23-92.    Stop when traffic obstructed.

§ 23-93.    Obedience to signal indicating approach of train.

§§ 23-94 to 23-98.  Reserved.

DIVISION 9.  MISCELLANEOUS DRIVING RULES 

§ 23-99.    Following fire apparatus prohibited.

§ 23-100.  Crossing fire hose.

§ 23-101.  Driving through funeral or other procession.

§ 23-102.  Driving in procession.

§ 23-103.  Funeral procession to be identified.

§ 23-104.  When permits required for parades and processions.

§ 23-105.  Vehicle shall not be driven on a sidewalk.

§ 23-106.     Limitations on backing.

§ 23-107.     Opening and closing vehicle doors.

§ 23-108.     Riding on motorcycles.

§ 23-109.     Riding bicycle on sidewalks.

§ 23-110.     Clinging to vehicle.

§ 23-111.     Controlled access.

§ 23-112.     Railroad trains not to block streets.

§ 23-113.     Driving through safety zone prohibited.

§§ 23-114 to 23-118.  Reserved.

DIVISION 10.  PEDESTRIANS' RIGHTS AND DUTIES 

§ 23-119.     Pedestrians subject to traffic control devices.

§ 23-120.     Pedestrians' right-of-way in crosswalks.

§ 23-121.     Pedestrians to use right half of crosswalk.

§ 23-122.     Crossing at right angles.

§ 23-123.     When pedestrian shall yield.

§ 23-124.     Prohibited crossing.

§ 23-125.     Obedience of pedestrians to bridge and railroad signals.

§ 23-126.     Pedestrians walking along roadways.

§ 23-127.     Drivers to exercise highest degree of care.

§§ 23-128 to 23-132.  Reserved.

DIVISION 11.  METHOD OF PARKING 

§ 23-133.     Standing or parking close to curb.

§ 23-134.     Signs or markings indicating angle parking.

§ 23-135.     Obedience to angle parking signs or markers.

§ 23-136.     Permits for loading or unloading at an angle to the curb.

§ 23-137.     Lamps on parked vehicles.

§§ 23-138 to 23-142.  Reserved.

DIVISION 12.  STOPPING, STANDING OR

PARKING PROHIBITED IN SPECIFIED PLACES

§ 23-143.     Stopping, standing or parking prohibited.

§ 23-144.     Parking not to obstruct traffic.

§ 23-145.     Parking in alleys.

§ 23-146.     Parking for certain purposes prohibited.

§ 23-147.     Parking adjacent to schools.

§ 23-148.     Parking prohibited on narrow streets.

§ 23-149.     Standing or parking on one-way streets.

§ 23-150.     Standing or parking on one-way roadways.

§ 23-151.     No stopping, standing or parking near hazardous or congested places.

§ 23-152.     Blocking an entrance or exit of parking lot.

§§ 23-153 to 23-156.  Reserved. 

DIVISION 13.  STOPPING FOR LOADING OR UNLOADING ONLY 

§ 23-157.     City traffic engineer to designate curb loading zones.

§ 23-158.     Permits for curb loading zones.

§ 23-159.     Standing in passenger curb loading zone.

§ 23-160.     Standing in freight curb loading zones.

§ 23-161.     City traffic engineer to designate public carrier stops and stands.

§ 23-162.     Stopping, standing and parking of buses and taxicabs regulated.

§ 23-163.     Restricted use of bus and taxicab stands.

§§ 23-164 to 23-168.  Reserved.

DIVISION 14.  STOPPING, STANDING OR PARKING

RESTRICTED OR PROHIBITED ON CERTAIN STREETS 

§ 23-169.     Application of ordinance.

§ 23-170.     Regulations not exclusive.

§ 23-171.     Parking prohibited at all times on certain streets.

§ 23-172.     Parking prohibited during certain hours on certain streets.

§ 23-173.     Stopping, standing or parking prohibited during certain hours on certain streets.

§ 23-174.     Parking signs required.

§ 23-175.     Commercial vehicles prohibited from using certain streets.

§§ 23-176 to 23-180.  Reserved. 

DIVISION 15.  TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS BUREAU 

§ 23-181.     When person charged may elect to appear at bureau or before magistrate.

§ 23-182.     Duties of traffic violations bureau.

§ 23-183.     Traffic violations bureau to keep records.

§ 23-184.     Additional duties of traffic violations bureau.

§§ 23-185 to 23-189.  Reserved.

DIVISION 16.  PROCEDURE ON ARREST 

§ 23-190.     Forms and records of traffic citations and arrests.

§ 23-191.     Procedure of police officers.

§ 23-192.     Uniform traffic ticket to be issued when vehicle illegally parked or stopped.

§ 23-193.     Warning of arrest sent upon failure to appear.

§ 23-194.     Police may remove vehicle.

§ 23-195.     Cities may adopt Ordinance by reference.

§ 23-196.     Penalty.

§§ 23-197 to 23-200.  Reserved.

ARTICLE II.  OPERATION OF VEHICLES 

DIVISION 1.  GENERALLY 

§ 23-201.     Display of license plates on motor vehicles and trailers.

§ 23-202.     Operation of vehicles/License requirements/Vehicles prohibited.

§ 23-203.     Parking - General.

§ 23-204.     Passing school busses.

§ 23-205.     Right-of-way; when given.

§ 23-206.     Vehicles to stop at railroad grade crossings.

§ 23-207.     Careless driving.

§ 23-208.     Careless and imprudent driving of a vehicle or bicycle.

§ 23-209.     Unlawful to drive on lawns and places used for park purposes.

§ 23-210.     Offensive odor cargo.

§ 23-211.     Transporting dead animals.

§ 23-212.     Weight regulations.

§ 23-213.     Proof of liability insurance - Required.

§ 23-214.     Seat belts and child restraint devices.

§ 23-215.     Passengers in truck beds.

§ 23-216.     Operation of motor vehicles by persons whose operator's licenses have been suspended or revoked unlawful. 

DIVISION 2.  DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
OR IN DRUGGED CONDITION

§ 23-217.     Driving while intoxicated, drugged.

§ 23-218.     Excessive blood alcohol content.

§ 23-219.     Definitions.

§ 23-220.     Percent by weight of alcohol, defined.

§ 23-221.     Chemical test for alcohol content of blood.

§ 23-222.     Procedure on arrest.

§ 23-223.     Procedure in municipal court.

§ 23-224.     Driving school.

§ 23-225.     Reports to highway patrol.

§ 23-226.     Penalty.

§ 23-227.     Full force and effect.

§§ 23-228 to 23-231.  Reserved.

ARTICLE III.  VEHICLE EQUIPMENT

§ 23-232.     Engine exhaust brakes prohibited.

§ 23-233.     Muffler required.

§ 23-234.     Lighting requirements.

§§ 23-235 to 23-239.  Reserved.

ARTICLE IV.  SPEED LIMITATIONS 

DIVISION 1.  GENERALLY

§ 23-240.     Speed limit in general.

§ 23-241.     Speed meters.

§ 23-242.     Penalty.

§ 23-243.     Speed limit signs at the point of entry to the City.

§§ 23-244 to 23-247.  Reserved.

DIVISION 2.  SPEED LIMITS DESIGNATED

§ 23-248.     "B" Highway.

§ 23-249.     Boy's Town Road (Missouri Highway DD).

§ 23-249.1   Home Avenue.

§ 23-250.     James Boulevard.

§ 23-251.     Jefferson Street (Missouri Highway 68)

§ 23-251.1   Lyon Street.

§ 23-251.2   Matlock Drive.

§ 23-251.3   Nelson Hart Drive.

§ 23-252.     North Service Road of Interstate 44.

§ 23-253.     Washington Street (Missouri Highway BB).

§ 23-254.     Parker Lane, from Matlock Drive to the West City Limits

§§ 23-255 to 23-257.  Reserved.

§ 23-258.     Penalty for all of Article IV, Speed Limitations.

ARTICLE V.  TURNING MOVEMENTS 

DIVISION 1.  U-TURNS PROHIBITED

§ 23-259.     Eldon Street.

§ 23-260.     Jefferson Street.

§ 23-261.     Springfield Street.

§§ 23-262 to 23-266.  Reserved. 

DIVISION 2.  LEFT TURNS PROHIBITED

§ 23-267.     Jefferson Street.

§§ 23-268 to 23-269.  Reserved. 

DIVISION 3.  RIGHT TURNS PROHIBITED

§ 23-270.     Tiger Drive.

§§ 23-271 to 23-272.  Reserved. 

ARTICLE VI.  STOP AND YIELD INTERSECTIONS

DIVISION 1.  STOP AND YIELD SIGNS DESIGNATED

§ 23-273.     Adia Street.

§ 23-273.1   Anna Street.

§ 23-274.     Bourbeuse Street.

§ 23-275.     Carson Street.

§ 23-276.     Charles Avenue.

§ 23-277.     Church Street.

§ 23-278.     Eldon Street.

§ 23-279.     Emory Street.

§ 23-280.     Florine Street.

§ 23-280.1   Grover Street.

§ 23-281.     Hardy Street.

§ 23-282.     Jackson Street.

§ 23-282.1   Jill Drive.

§ 23-283.     Johnson Street.

§ 23-284.     Louise Street.

§ 23-284.1   Marcella St.

§ 23-284.2   Mitejo St.

§ 23-285.     Mueller Street.

§ 23-286.     Orchard Street.

§ 23-286.2   Parker Lane.

§ 23-286.3   Parker Lane

§ 23-287.     Rhoda Street.

§ 23-287.10  St. Ann Ave.

§ 23-287.11  St. Francis Street

§ 23-288.     St. Johns Street.

§ 23-289.     Scioto Street.

§ 23-290.     Seymour Street.

§ 23-290.1   Sidney Street.

§ 23-291.     Springfield Road.

§ 23-291.1   Terry Lane.

§ 23-291.2   Trevor Road.

§ 23-291.3   Valley Road.

§ 23-292.     Walters Street.

§ 23-293.     Washington Street.

§ 23-294.     Winter Drive.

§ 23-295.     Wishon Street.

§ 23-296.     Verkamp Additions.

§ 23-297.     Parker Lane.

§ 23-298.     Washington Avenue.

§§ 23-299 to 23-300.  Reserved. 

ARTICLE VII.  TRAFFIC SIGNALS

§ 23-301.     James Boulevard (U.S. Highway 66).

§ 23-302.     Jefferson Street.

§§ 23-303 to 23-307.  Reserved.

ARTICLE VIII.  METHOD OF PARKING

DIVISION 1.  ANGLE PARKING AREAS

§ 23-308.     Eldon Street.

§ 23-309.     Jefferson Street.

§§ 23-310 to 23-314.  Reserved.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

DIVISION 2.  PARALLEL PARKING AREAS

§ 23-315.     Jefferson Street.

§ 23-316.     Meramec Street.

§ 23-317.     Springfield Street.

§ 23-318.     Washington Street.

§§ 23-319 to 23-323.  Reserved. 

ARTICLE IX.  STOPPING, STANDING OR

PARKING PROHIBITED IN SPECIFIED PLACES 

DIVISION 1.  GENERALLY 

§ 23-324.     Parking prohibited.

§ 23-325.     Prohibiting parking of motor vehicles on private parking lots.

§§ 23-326 to 23-329.  Reserved. 

DIVISION 2.  NO PARKING ZONES DESIGNATED 

§ 23-330.     Bourbeuse Street.

§ 23-331.     Meramec Street.

§ 23-332.     Scioto Street.

§ 23-333.     Sidney Street.

§ 23-334.     Springfield Street.

§ 23-334.1   East side of Emory Street.

§ 23-335.     Repealed by Ord. 623.

§ 23-336.     West side of Home Drive.

§ 23-337.     James Boulevard.

§ 23-338.     West side of Highway 68 directly across from the John F. Hodge High School.

§ 23-339.     Matlock Drive.

§ 23-340.     Jefferson Street.

§ 23-340.1   Nelson Hart Drive. 

ARTICLE X.  STOPPING, STANDING OR

PARKING RESTRICTED ON CERTAIN STREETS 

§ 23-341.     Hardy Street.

§ 23-342.     Jefferson Street.

§ 23-343.     South side of Hardy Street.

§ 23-344.     Washington Avenue from Parker Lane to Matlock Dr.

§ 23-345.     Parker Lane.

§ 23-346.     South side of Aida St. fronting the Baptist Church from Meramec St. to Grover St.

§ 23-347.     South side of St. Francis Avenue between Home Drive and Walters Street.

§ 23-348.     East side of North Springfield Road between James Blvd. and St. Ann Ave.

§ 23-348.1   South side of East Scioto Street between Jefferson and Wishon Streets.

ARTICLE XI.  PARKING TIME LIMITATIONS

§ 23-349.     Hardy Street.

§ 23-350.     Jefferson Street.

§ 23-351.     Meramec Street.

§ 23-352.     West Springfield Street.

§ 23-353.     Alley south of Phelps County Bank and True Value Store to Eldon Street on Jefferson Street.

§ 23-354.     West side of North Jefferson St. from Eldon St. north to the alley.

§ 23-355.     Drive directly to the south of the elementary school.

§ 23-355.1   South side of West Washington Street between Jefferson and Meramec Streets.

§ 23-355.2   North side of Eldon Street, west of Jefferson Street.

§ 23-355.3   Eldon Street west of Jefferson Street.

§ 23-355.4   Parker Street.

§ 23-355.5    North side of the 100 block of East Washington. 

ARTICLE XII.  HANDICAPPED PARKING 

§ 23-356.     Parking prohibited in handicapped spaces.

§ 23-357.     Handicapped space designated by city engineer.

§ 23-358.     Desgination of handicapped space on private facilities.

§ 23-359.     Parking prohibited in handicapped spaces at private facility.

§ 23-360.     Penalty.

§ 23-361.     Handicapped parking spaces near the corner of West Eldon and Jefferson Streets on the north side.

§ 23-361.1   Three handicapped parking spaces across from the high school auditorium on the east side of the southern part of Parker Street.

§ 23-361.2   Handicapped parking space on northern most spot on the east side of Walter Street south of James Boulevard.

§ 23-361.3   Handicapped parking on the West side of Emory Street between Scioto and 56 feet to the south at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

§ 23-361.4   Handicapped parking on the South side of Hardy Street at the corner of Hardy and Seymour Streets at the St. James High School.

§ 23-361.5   Two handicapped parking spaces on south side of Johnson Street, west of rock wall at City Park.

§ 23-361.6   One handicapped parking space on the west side of Maramec Street, south of James Blvd.

§ 23-361.7   One handicapped parking space on both the East and West sides of the downtown gazebo located on the North side of the 100 block of East Washington.

§ 23-361.8   One handicapped parking space on the North side of the road in front of 117 East Springfield.

§ 23-361.9   Two handicapped parking spaces on the West side of the Bourbeuse Road in front of 200 N. Bourbeuse

§ 23-361.10  One handicapped parking space on the East side of South Seymour at the 100th block from East Springfield to the alley.  

ARTICLE XIII.  COMMERCIAL VEHICLES 

§ 23-362.     Parking and/or storage of trucks, tractors, trailers and buses on city streets.

§§ 23-363 to 23-367.  Reserved. 

ARTICLE XIV.  RAILROAD OPERATIONS 

§ 23-368.     Speed limitations.

§ 23-369.     Obstructing street crossings.

§ 23-370.     Prohibiting the erection of any structure within 50 foot of railroad tracks at road crossings.

§§ 23-371 to 23-374.  Reserved.  

ARTICLE XV.  SCHOOL CROSSINGS 

§ 23-375.     Missouri Highway 68 at Johnson Street.

§§ 23-376 to 23-380.  Reserved.                                                                                                        

ARTICLE XVI.  ABANDONED PROPERTY 

§ 23-381.     Definitions.

§ 23-382.     Abandoned vehicles prohibited.

§ 23-383.     Open storage of inoperable vehicles or public safety hazards prohibited.

§ 23-384.     Obstructing the flow of traffic prohibited.

§ 23-385.     Towing of abandoned property on public real property.

§ 23-386.     Towing of abandoned property on private real property.

§ 23-386.1   Titling of certain property abandoned on privately owned real estate.

§ 23-387.     General provisions and procedures.

§ 23-388.     Maximum charges.

§ 23-389.     Sale of abandoned property by City.

§ 23-390.     Penalty.

§§ 23-391 to 23-395.  Reserved.

ARTICLE XVII.  BICYCLES

§ 23-396.     Bicycle, skateboard, scooter and other apparatus regulations.

§ 23-397.     Penalty.

§§ 23-398 to 23-401.  Reserved.

ARTICLE XVIII.  ONE WAY TRAFFIC

§ 23-402.     One way traffic designated on certain streets.

§ 23-403.     One way traffic designated on the driveway directly to the south of the elementary school.

§ 23-404.     One way traffic on Seymour Street between Hardy Street and Scioto Street.

§§ 23-405 to 23-407.  Reserved. 

ARTICLE XIX.  LOADING ZONES 

§ 23-408.     Loading zone at the entrance to the Plemmon's Flower Shop at 107 East Springfield Street.

§ 23-409.     "During services - loading zone only" in front of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

§ 23-410.     Loading zone in the alley through Block 57 of Paces Addition from Maramec Street to Jefferson Street.

§§ 23-411 to 23-413.  Reserved.

ARTICLE XX.  ADOPTION OF CHAPTER 301

OF THE REVISED STATUES OF MISSOURI 

§ 23-414.     Adoption.

§ 23-415.     Penalty.

§§ 23-416 to 23-420.  Reserved.

 

Chapter 23

TRAFFIC 

ARTICLE I

MODEL TRAFFIC ORDINANCE 

DIVISION 1.  DEFINITIONS

 

      ARTICLE I OF THIS CHAPTER IS THE MODEL TRAFFIC ORDINANCE AS PROVIDED BY SECTIONS 300.010 THROUGH 300.600 OF THE REVISED STATUES OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI AND ADOPTED BY THE CITY OF ST. JAMES, MISSOURI BY ORDINANCE 377 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE.

 

Sec. 23-1.  Definitions. 

      The following words and phrases when used in this Chapter, mean:

      (1a) All terrain vehicle (ATV) - shall mean a motorized vehicle having three, four or six wheels with tires designed for off road driving. (Ord. 827)

      (1b) All terrain vehicle (ATV) - non-licensed - shall mean a vehicle that is not subject to licensing and registration laws of the state of Missouri. (Ord. 827)

      (1)  Alley or alleyway - Any street with a roadway of less than twenty feet in width.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

      (2)  Authorized emergency vehicle - A vehicle publicly owned and operated as an ambulance, or a vehicle publicly owned and operated by the state highway patrol, police or fire department, sheriff or constable or deputy sheriff, traffic officer or any privately owned vehicle operated as an ambulance when responding to emergency calls.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

      (3)  Business district - The territory contiguous to and including a highway when within any six hundred feet along the highway there are buildings in use for business or industrial purposes, including but not limited to hotels, banks, or office buildings, railroad stations and public buildings which occupy at least three hundred feet of frontage on one side or three hundred feet collectively on both sides of the highway.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

      (4)  Central business (or traffic) district  - All streets and portions of streets within the area described by City Ordinance as such.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

      (5)  Commercial vehicle - Every vehicle designed, maintained, or used primarily for the transportation of property.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

      (6)  Controlled access highway - 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.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

    (7)  Crosswalk - (a)  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.

            (b)  Any portion of a roadway at an intersection or elsewhere distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

      (8)  Curb loading zone - A space adjacent to a curb reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of passengers or materials.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

      (9)  Driver - Every person who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

      (10)  Freight curb loading zone - A space adjacent to a curb for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of freight (or passengers).  (Ord. 377, §1.)

      (11)  Highway - 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.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

      (12)  Intersection - (a) 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 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.

            (b)  Where a highway includes two roadways thirty 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 roadways thirty feet or more apart, then every crossing of two roadways of such highways shall be regarded as a separate intersection.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

      (13)  Laned roadway - A roadway which is divided into two or more clearly marked lanes for vehicular traffic.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

      (14)  Motor vehicle - Any self-propelled vehicle not operated exclusively upon tracks, except farm tractors.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

      (15)  Motorcycle - Every motor vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, but excluding a tractor.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

      (15a) Motorized bicycle - shall mean any vehicle having two or three wheels propelled by an engine with not more than fifty cubic centimeters of cylinder capacity and producing not more than three gross brake horse power, and is capable of propelling the vehicle at a maximum speed of not more than thirty miles per hour on level ground. (Ord. 827)

      (16)  Official time standard - Whenever certain hours are named herein they shall mean standard time or daylight-saving time as may be in current use in the city.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

      (17)  Official traffic control devices - All signs, signals, markings and devices not inconsistent with this Ordinance placed or erected by authority of a public body or official having jurisdiction, for the purpose of regulating, warning or guiding traffic.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

      (18)  Park or parking - 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.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

      (19)  Passenger curb loading zone - A place adjacent to a curb reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of passengers.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

      (20)  Pedestrian - Any person afoot.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

      (21)  Person - Every natural person, firm, copartnership, association or corporation.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

      (22)  Police officer -  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.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

      (23)  Private road or driveway - 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.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

      (24)  Railroad - A carrier of persons or property upon cars, other than streetcars, operated upon stationary rails.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

      (25)  Railroad train - A steam engine, electric or other motor, with or without cars coupled thereto, operated upon rails, except streetcars.  (Ord. 377, §1.) 

      (26)  Residence district - 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 feet or more is in the main improved with residences or residences and buildings in use for business.   (Ord. 377, §1.) 

      (27)  Right of way - The right of one 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.  (Ord. 377, §1.) 

      (28)  Roadway - 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 or more separate roadways the term "roadway" as used herein shall refer to any such roadway separately but not to all such roadways collectively.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

      (29)  Safety zone  - 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.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

      (30)  Sidewalk - 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.  (Ord. 377, §1.) 

      (31)  Stand or standing - The halting of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

      (32)  Stop - When required, complete cessation from movement.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

      (33)  Stop or stopping - 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 signs or signal.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

      (34)  Street or highway - 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.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

      (35)  Through highway - 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 Ordinance.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

      (36)  Traffic - Pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, streetcars and other conveyances either singly or together while using any highway for purposes of travel.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

      (37)  Traffic control signal - Any device, whether manually, electrically or mechanically operated, by which traffic is alternately directed to stop and to proceed.  (Ord. 377, §1.) 

      (38)  Traffic Division - The traffic division of the police department of the city, or in the event a traffic division is not established, then said term whenever used herein shall be deemed to refer to the police department of the city.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

      (39)  Vehicle - Every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Secs. 23-2 to 23-6.  Reserved.

DIVISION 2.  TRAFFIC ADMINISTRATION  

Sec. 23-7.  Police administration.

      There is established in the police department of each city adopting this Ordinance a traffic division to be under the control of an officer of police appointed by and directly responsible to the chief of police.   (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-8.  Duty of traffic division.

      The traffic division with such aid as may be rendered by other members of the police department shall enforce the street traffic regulations of the city and all of the State vehicle laws applicable to street traffic in the city, to make arrests for traffic violations, to investigate accidents and to cooperate with the city traffic engineer and other officers of the city in the administration of the traffic laws and in developing ways and means to improve traffic conditions, and to carry out those duties specially imposed upon the division by this Ordinance and the traffic ordinances of the city.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-9.  Records of traffic violations.

      (a)   The police department or the traffic division thereof shall keep a record of all violations of the traffic ordinances of the city or of the State vehicle laws of which any person has been charged, together with a record of the final disposition of all such alleged offenses.  Such record shall be so maintained as to show all types of violations and the total of each.  Said record shall accumulate during at least a five-year period and from that time on the record shall be maintained complete for at least the most recent five-year period.

      (b)  All forms for records of violations and notices of violations shall be serially numbered.  For each month and year a written record shall be kept available to the public showing the disposal of all such forms.

      (c)   All such records and reports shall be public records.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-10.  Traffic division to investigate accidents.

      It shall be the duty of the traffic division, assisted by other police officers of the department, to investigate traffic accidents, to arrest and to assist in the prosecution of those persons charged with violations of law causing or contributing to such accidents.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-11.  Traffic accident studies.

      Whenever the accidents at any particular location become numerous, the traffic division shall cooperate with the city traffic engineer in conducting studies of such accidents and determining remedial measures.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-12.  Traffic accidents reports.

      The traffic division shall maintain a suitable system of filing traffic accident reports.  Accident reports or cards referring to them shall be filed alphabetically by location.  Such reports shall be available for the use and information of the city traffic engineer.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-13.  Driver files to be maintained.

      The police department or the traffic division thereof shall maintain a suitable record of all traffic accidents, warnings, arrests, convictions, and complaints reported for each driver, which shall be filed alphabetically under the name of the driver concerned.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-14.  Traffic division to submit annual traffic safety report.

      The traffic division shall annually prepare a traffic report which shall be filed with the mayor.  Such report shall contain information on traffic matters in the city as follows:

      (a)   The number of traffic accidents, the number of persons killed, the number of persons injured, and other pertinent traffic accident data;

      (b)  The number of traffic accidents investigated and other pertinent data on the safety activities of the police; 

      (c)   The plans and recommendations of the division for future traffic safety activities.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-15.  Traffic division to designate method of identifying funeral processions.

      The traffic division shall designate a type of pennant or other identifying insignia to be displayed upon, or other method to be employed to identify, the vehicles in funeral processions.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-16.  City traffic engineer.

      (a)   The office of city traffic engineer is established.  The city engineer or other designated city official shall serve as city traffic engineer in addition to his other functions, and shall exercise the powers and duties with respect to traffic as provided in this Ordinance.

      (b)  The city traffic engineer shall determine the installation and proper timing and maintenance of traffic control devices, conduct engineering analyses of traffic accidents and devise remedial measures, conduct engineering investigation of traffic conditions, plan the operation of traffic on the streets and highways of the city, and cooperate with other city officials in the development of ways and means to improve traffic conditions, and carry out the additional powers and duties imposed by ordinances of the city.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

  Sec. 23-17.  Emergency and experimental regulations.

      (a)   The chief of police by and with the approval of the city traffic engineer is hereby empowered to make regulations necessary to make effective the provisions of the traffic ordinances of the city and to make and enforce temporary or experimental regulations to cover emergencies or special conditions.  No such temporary or experimental regulation shall remain in effect for more than ninety days. 

      (b)  The city traffic engineer may test traffic control devices under actual conditions of traffic.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-18.  Traffic commission established - Powers and duties.

      (a)   There is established a city traffic engineer to serve without compensation, consisting of the city traffic engineer, the chief of police or in his discretion as his representative the chief of the traffic division, the chairman of the city council traffic committee, and one representative each from the city engineer's office and the city attorney's office and such number of other city officers and representatives of unofficial bodies as may be determined and appointed by the mayor.  The chairman of the commission shall be appointed by the mayor and may be removed by him.

      (b)  It shall be the duty of the traffic commission, and to this end it shall have the authority within the limits of the funds at its disposal, to coordinate traffic activities, to supervise the preparation and publication of traffic reports, to receive complaints having to do with traffic matters, and to recommend to the legislative body of the city and to the city traffic engineer, the chief of the traffic division, and other city officials ways and means for improving traffic conditions and the administration and enforcement of traffic regulations.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

 Secs. 23-19 to 23-23.  Reserved.

DIVISION 3.  ENFORCEMENT AND

OBEDIENCE TO TRAFFIC REGULATIONS 

Sec. 23-24. Authority of police and fire department officials.

      (a)   It shall be the duty of the officers of the police department or such officers as are assigned by the chief of police to enforce all street traffic laws of the city and all of the state vehicle laws applicable to street traffic in the city.

      (b)  Officers of the police department or such officers as are assigned by the chief of police are hereby authorized to direct all traffic by voice, hand, or signal in conformance with traffic laws; provided that, in the event of a fire or other emergency or to expedite traffic or to safeguard pedestrians, officers of the police department may direct traffic as conditions may require notwithstanding the provisions of the traffic laws.

      (c)   Officers of the fire department, when at the scene of a fire, may direct or assist the police in directing traffic thereat or in the immediate vicinity.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-25.  Obedience to police and fire department  officials.

      No person shall willfully fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or direction of a police officer or fire department official.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-26.  Persons propelling push carts or riding animal to obey traffic   regulations 

      Every person propelling any push cart or riding an animal upon a roadway, and every person driving any animal-drawn vehicle, shall be subject to the provisions of this Ordinance applicable to the driver of any vehicle, except those provisions of this Ordinance which by their very nature can have no application.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-27.  Use of coasters, roller skates and similar devices restricted.

      No person upon roller skates, or riding in or by means of any coaster, toy vehicle, or similar device, shall go upon any roadway except while crossing a street on a cross walk and when so crossing such person shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to pedestrians.  This section shall not apply upon any street while set aside as a play street as authorized by ordinance of the city.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-28.  Public employees to obey traffic regulations.

      The provisions of this Ordinance shall apply to the driver of any vehicle owned by or used in the service of the United States government, this State, County, or City, and it shall be unlawful for any said driver to violate any of the provisions of this Ordinance, except as otherwise permitted in this Ordinance.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-29.  Authorized emergency vehicles.

      (a)   The driver of an authorized emergency vehicle, when responding to an emergency call or when in the pursuit of an actual or suspected violator of the law or when responding to but not upon returning from a fire alarm, may exercise the privileges set forth in this section, but subject to the conditions herein stated.

      (b)  The driver of an authorized emergency vehicle may;

            (1)  Park or stand, irrespective of the provisions of this Ordinance;

            (2)  Proceed past a red or stop signal or stop sign, but only after slowing down as may be necessary for safe operation;

            (3)  Exceed the maximum speed limits so long as he does not endanger life or property;

            (4)  Disregard regulations governing direction of movement or turning in specified directions.

      (c)   The exemptions herein granted to an authorized emergency vehicle shall apply only when the driver of any said vehicle while in motion sounds audible signal by bell, siren, or exhaust whistle as may be reasonably necessary, and when the vehicle is equipped with at least one lighted lampdisplaying a red light visible under normal atmospheric conditions from a distance of five hundred feet to the front of such vehicle.

      (d)   The foregoing provisions shall not relieve the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons, nor shall such provisions protect the driver from the consequences of his reckless disregard for the safety of others.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-30.  Operation of vehicles on approach of authorized emergency vehicles.

      (a)   Upon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle making use of audible and visual signals meeting the requirements of the laws of this State, or of a police vehicle properly and lawfully making use of an audible signal only:

            (1)  The driver of every other vehicle shall yield the right of way and shall immediately drive to a position parallel to, and as close as possible to, the right-hand edge or curb of the roadway clear of any intersection and shall stop and remain in such position until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed, except when otherwise directed by a police officer;

            (2)  Upon the approach of an authorized emergency vehicle, as above stated, the motorman of every streetcar shall immediately stop such car clear of any intersection and keep it in such position until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed, except when otherwise directed by a police officer.

      (b)  This section shall not operate to relieve the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons using the highway.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-31.  Immediate notice of accident.

      The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to or death of any person or total damage to all property to an apparent extent of one hundred ($100.00) dollars or more shall immediately by the quickest means of communication give notice of such accident to the police department if such accident occurs within the city.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-32.  Written report of accident.

      The driver of a vehicle which is in any manner involved in an accident resulting in bodily injury to or death of any person or total damage to all property to an apparent extent of one hundred ($100.00) dollars or more shall, within five days after such accident, forward a written report of such accident to the police department.  The provisions of this section shall not be applicable when the accident has been investigated at the scene by a police officer while such driver was present thereat.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-33.  When driver unable to report.

      (a)   Whenever the driver of a vehicle is physically incapable of giving immediate notice of an accident as required in section 23-31 and there was another occupant in the vehicle at the time of the accident capable of doing so, such occupant shall give, or cause to be given, the notice not given by the driver.

      (b)  Whenever the driver is physically incapable of making a written report of an accident as required in section 23-32 and such driver is not the owner of the vehicle, then the owner of the vehicle involved in such accident shall within five days after the accident make such report not made by the driver.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-34.  Public inspection of reports relating to accidents.

      (a)   All written reports made by persons involved in accidents or by garages shall be without prejudice to the individual so reporting and shall be for the confidential use of the police department or other governmental agencies having use for the records for accident prevention purposes, except that the police department or other governmental agency may disclose the identity of a person involved in an accident when such identity is not otherwise known or when such person denies his presence at such accident.

      (b)  No written reports forwarded under the provisions of this section shall be used as evidence in any trial, civil or criminal, arising out of an accident except that the police department shall furnish upon demand of any party to such trial, or upon demand of any court, a certificate showing that a specified accident report has or has not been made to the department in compliance with law, and, if such report has been made, the date, time and location of the accident, the names and addresses of the drivers, the owners of the vehicles involved, and the investigating officers.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Secs. 23-35 to 23-39.  Reserved.

DIVISION 4.  TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES 

Sec. 23-40.  Authority to install traffic control devices.

      The city traffic engineer shall place and maintain traffic control signs, signals, and devices when and as required under the traffic ordinances of the city to make effective the provisions of said Ordinances, and may place and maintain such additional traffic control devices as he may deem necessary to regulate traffic under the traffic ordinances of the city or under State law or to guide or warn traffic.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-41.  Manual and specifications for traffic control devices.

      All traffic control signs, signals and devices shall conform to the manual and specifications approved by the state highway commission or resolution adopted by the legislative body of the city.  All signs or signals required hereunder for a particular purpose shall so far as practicable be uniform as to type and location throughout the city.  All traffic control devices so erected and not inconsistent with the provisions of this Ordinance shall be official traffic control devices.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-42.  Obedience to traffic control devices 

      The driver of any vehicle shall obey the instructions of any official traffic control device applicable thereto placed in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance, unless otherwise directed by a traffic or police officer, subject to the exceptions granted the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle in this Ordinance.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-43.  When official traffic control devices required for enforcement purposes 

      No provision of this Ordinance for which official traffic control devices are required shall be enforced against an alleged violator if at the time and place of the alleged violation an official device is not in proper position and sufficiently legible to be seen by an ordinarily observant person.  Whenever a particular section does not state that official traffic control devices are required, such section shall be effective even though no devices are erected or in place.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-44.  Official traffic control devices - Presumption of legality.

      (a)   Whenever official traffic control devices are placed in position approximately conforming to the requirements of this Ordinance, such devices shall be presumed to have been so placed by the official act or direction of lawful authority, unless the contrary shall be established by competent evidence.

      (b)  Any official traffic control device placed pursuant to the provisions of this Ordinance and purporting to conform to the lawful requirements pertaining to such devices shall be presumed to comply with the requirements of this Ordinance, unless the contrary shall be established by competent evidence.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-45.   Traffic control signal legend - Right turn on red light, when.

      Whenever traffic is controlled by traffic control signals exhibiting different colored lights, or colored lighted arrows, successively one at a time or in combination, only the colors green, red and yellow shall be used, except for special pedestrian signals carrying a word legend, and said lights shall indicate and apply to drivers of vehicles and pedestrians as follows:

      (a)   Green indication:

           (1)  Vehicular traffic facing a circular green signal may proceed straight through or turn right or left unless a sign at such place prohibits either such turn.  But vehicular traffic, including vehicles turning right or left, shall yield the right-of-way to other vehicles and to pedestrians lawfully within the intersection or an adjacent cross walk at the time such signal is exhibited;

            (2)  Vehicular traffic facing a green arrow signal, shown alone or in combination with another indication, may cautiously enter the intersection only to make the movement indicated by such arrow, or such other movement as is permitted by other indications shown at the same time.  Suchvehicular traffic shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully within an adjacent cross walk and to other traffic lawfully using the intersection;

            (3)  Unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian control signal as provided in section 23-46, pedestrians facing any green signal, except when the sole green signal is a turn arrow, may proceed across the roadway within any marked or unmarked cross walk 

      (b)  Steady yellow indication:

            (1)  Vehicular traffic facing a steady yellow signal is thereby warned that the related green movement is being terminated or that a red indication will be exhibited immediately thereafter when vehicular traffic shall not enter the intersection;

            (2)  Pedestrians facing a steady yellow signal, unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian control signal as provided in section 23-46, are thereby advised that there is insufficient time to cross the roadway before a red indication is shown and no pedestrian shall then start to cross the roadway.

      (c)   Steady red indication:

            (1)  Vehicular traffic facing a steady red signal alone shall stop before entering the cross walk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then before entering the intersection and shall remain standing until a green indication is shown; except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subdivision.

          (2)  The driver of a vehicle which is stopped as close as practicable at the entrance to the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, than at the entrance to the intersection in obedience to a red signal, may cautiously enter the intersection to make a right turn but shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and other traffic proceeding as directed by the signal at the intersection, except that the state highway commission with reference to an intersection involving a State highway, and local authorities with reference to an intersection involving other highways under their jurisdiction, may prohibit any such right turn against a red signal at any intersection where safety conditions so require, said prohibition shall be effective when a sign is erected at such intersection giving notice thereof;

            (3)  Unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian control signal as provided in section 23-46, pedestrians facing a steady red signal alone shall not enter the roadway.

      (d)   In the event an official traffic control signal is erected and maintained at a place other than an intersection, the provisions of this section shall be applicable except as to those provisions which by their nature can have no application.  Any stop required shall be made at a sign or marking on the pavement indicating where the stop shall be made, but in the absence of any such sign or marking the stop shall be made at the signal.

Sec. 23-46.  Pedestrian control signals 

      Whenever special pedestrian control signals exhibiting the words "Walk" or "Don't Walk" are in place such signals shall indicate as follows: 

      (a)   Walk - Pedestrians facing such signal may proceed across the roadway in the direction of the signal and shall be given the right-of-way by the drivers of all vehicles;

      (b)  "Wait" or "don't walk" - No pedestrian shall start to cross the roadway in the direction of such signal, but any pedestrian who has partially completed his crossing on the walk signal shall proceed to a sidewalk or safety zone while the wait signal is showing.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-47.  Flashing signals.

      (a)   Whenever an illuminated flashing red or yellow signal is used in a traffic sign or signal it shall require obedience by vehicular traffic as follows:

            (1)  Flashing red  (stop signal), when a red lens is illuminated with rapid intermittent flashes, drivers of vehicles shall stop before entering the nearest cross walk at an intersection or at a limit line when marked, or if none, then before entering the intersection, and the right to proceed shall be subject to the rules applicable after making a stop at a stop sign;

            (2)  Flashing yellow (caution signal), when a yellow lens is illuminated with rapid intermittent flashes, drivers of vehicles may proceed through the intersection or past such signal only with caution.

      (b)  This section shall not apply at railroad grade crossings.  Conduct of drivers of vehicles approaching railroad grade crossings shall be governed by the rules as set forth in section 23-93  of this Ordinance.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-48.  Lane direction control signals 

      When lane direction control signals are placed over the individual lanes of a street or highway, vehicular traffic may travel in any lane over which a green signal is shown, but shall not enter or travel in any lane over which a red signal is shown.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-49.  Display of unauthorized signs, signals or markings.

      No person shall place, maintain or display upon or in view of any highway an unauthorized sign, signal, marking or device which purports to be or is an imitation of or resembles an official traffic control device or railroad sign or signal, or which attempts to direct the movement of traffic, or which hides from view or interferes with the effectiveness of any official traffic control device or any railroad sign or signal.  (Ord. 377, §1.) 

Sec. 23-50.  Interference with official traffic control devices or railroad signs or signals.

      No person shall, without lawful authority, attempt to or in fact alter, deface, injure, knock down or remove any official traffic control device or any railroad sign or signal or any inscription, shield or insignia thereon, or any other part thereof.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-51.  Authority to establish play streets.

      The city traffic engineer shall have authority to declare any street or part thereof a play street and to place appropriate signs or devices in the roadway indicating and helping to protect the same.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-52.  Play streets.

      Whenever authorized signs are erected indicating any street or part thereof as a play street, no person shall drive a vehicle upon any such street or portion thereof except drivers of vehicles having business or whose residences are within such closed area, and then any said driver shall exercise the greatest care in driving upon any such street or portion thereof.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-53. City traffic engineer to designate cross walks and establish safety zones.

      The city traffic engineer is hereby authorized:

      (a)   To designate and maintain, by appropriate devices, marks, or lines upon the surface of the roadway, cross walks at intersections where in his opinion there is particular danger to pedestrians crossing the roadway, and at such other places as he may deem necessary;

      (b)  To establish safety zones of such kind and character and at such places as he may deem necessary for the protection of pedestrians.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-54.  Traffic lanes.

      (a)   The city traffic engineer is hereby authorized to mark traffic lanes upon the roadway of any street or highway where a regular alignment of traffic is necessary.

      (b)  Where such traffic lanes have been marked, it shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to fail or refuse to keep such vehicle within the boundaries of any such lane except when lawfully passing another vehicle or preparatory to making a lawful turning movement.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Secs. 23-55 to 23-59.  Reserved.

DIVISION 5.  SPEED REGULATIONS 

Sec. 23-60.  State speed laws applicable.

      (NOT ADOPTED)  (See Article IV of this Chapter)

Sec. 23-61.  Regulation of speed by traffic signals.

      The city traffic engineer is authorized to regulate the timing of traffic signals so as to permit the movement of traffic in an orderly and safe manner at speeds slightly at variance from the speeds otherwise applicable within the district or at intersections and shall erect appropriate signs giving notice thereof.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Secs. 23-62 to 23-66.  Reserved.

DIVISION 6.  TURNING MOVEMENTS 

Sec. 23-67.         Required position and method of turning at intersection.

      The driver of a vehicle intending to turn at an intersection shall do so as follows:

      (a)   Right turns - Both the approach for a right turn and a right turn shall be made as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway.

      (b)  Left turns on two-way roadways -  At any intersection where traffic is permitted to move in both directions on each roadway entering the intersection, an approach for a left turn shall be made in that portion of the right half of the roadway nearest the center line thereof and by passing to the right of such center line where it enters the intersection and after entering the intersection the left turn shall be made so as to leave the intersection to the right of the center line of the roadway being entered.  Whenever practicable the left turn shall be made in that portion of the intersection to the left of the center of the intersection.

      (c)   Left turns on other than two-road roadways - At any intersection where traffic is restricted to one direction on one or more of the roadways, the driver of a vehicle intending to turn left at any such intersection shall approach the intersection in the extreme left-hand lane lawfully available to traffic moving in the direction of travel of such vehicle and after entering the intersection the left turn shall be made so as to leave the intersection, as nearly as practicable, in the left-hand lane lawfully available to traffic moving in such direction upon the roadway being entered.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-68.  Authority to place and obedience to turning markers.

      (a)   The city traffic engineer is authorized to place markers, buttons, or signs within or adjacent to intersections indicating the course to be traveled by vehicles turning at such intersections, and such course to be traveled as so indicated may conform to or be other than as prescribed by law or ordinance

     (b)  When authorized markers, buttons, or other indications are placed within an intersection indicating the course to be traveled by vehicles turning thereat, no driver of a vehicle shall disobey the directions of such indications.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-69.  Authority to place restricted turn signs.

      The city traffic engineer is hereby authorized to determine those intersections at which drivers of vehicles shall not make a right, left or U-turn, and shall place proper signs at such intersections.  The making of such turns may be prohibited between certain hours of any day and permitted at other hours, in which event the same shall be plainly indicated on the signs or they may be removed when such turns are permitted.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-70.  Obedience to no-turn signs.

      Whenever authorized signs are erected indicating that no right or left or U-turn is permitted, no driver of a vehicle shall disobey the directions of any such sign.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-71.  Limitations on turning around.

      The driver of any vehicle shall not turn such vehicle so as to proceed in the opposite direction upon any street in a business district and shall not upon any other street so turn a vehicle unless such movement can be made in safety and without interfering with other traffic.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Secs. 23-72 to 23-76.  Reserved.

DIVISION 7.  ONE-WAY STREETS AND ALLEYS 

Sec. 23-77.  Authority to sign one-way streets and alleys.

      Whenever any ordinance of the city designates any one-way street or alley the city traffic engineer shall place and maintain signs giving notice thereof, and no such regulation shall be effective unless such signs are in place.  Signs indicating the direction of lawful traffic movement shall be placed at every intersection where movement of traffic in the opposite direction is prohibited.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-78.  One-way streets and alleys.

    (NOT ADOPTED)

Sec. 23-79.  Authority to restrict direction of movement on streets during certain periods.

       (a)   The city traffic engineer is hereby authorized to determine and designate streets, parts of streets or specific lanes thereon upon which vehicular traffic shall proceed in one direction during one period and the opposite direction during another period of the day and shall place and maintain appropriate markings, signs, barriers or other devices to give notice thereof.  The city traffic engineer may erect signs temporarily designating lanes to be used by traffic moving in a particular direction, regardless of the center line of the roadway.

      (b)  It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any vehicle in violation of such markings, signs, barriers or other devices so placed in accordance with this section.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Secs. 23-80 to 23-84.  Reserved.

DIVISION 8.  STOP AND YIELD

INTERSECTIONS, RAILROAD CROSSINGS, ETC. 

Sec. 23-85.  Through streets designated.

      (NOT ADOPTED)

Sec. 23-86.  Signs required at through streets.

      Whenever any ordinance of the city designates and describes a through street it shall be the duty of the city traffic engineer to place and maintain a stop sign, or on the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation at any intersection a yield sign, on each and every street intersecting such through street unless traffic at any such intersection is controlled at all times by traffic control signals; provided, however, that at the intersection of two such through streets or at the intersection of a through street and a heavy traffic street not so designated, stop signs shall be erected at the approaches of either of said streets as may be determined by the city traffic engineer upon the basis of an engineering and traffic study.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-87.  Other intersections where stop or yield required.

      The city traffic engineer is hereby authorized to determine and designate intersections where particular hazard exists upon other than through streets and to determine whether vehicles shall stop at one or more entrances to any such intersection, in which event he shall cause to be erected a stop sign at every such place where a stop is required, or whether vehicles shall yield the right of way to vehicles on a different street at such intersection as prescribed in section 23-90, in which event he shall cause to be erected a yield sign at every place where obedience thereto is required.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-88.  Stop and yield signs.

      (a)   The driver of a vehicle approaching a yield sign if required for safety to stop shall stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, in the event there is no crosswalk, at a clearly marked stop line, but if none, then at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway.

      (b)  Except when directed to proceed by a police officer or traffic control signal, every driver of a vehicle approaching a stop intersection indicated by a stop sign shall stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, in the event there is no crosswalk, shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, but if none, 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.  (Ord. 377, §1.) 

Sec. 23-89.  Vehicle entering stop intersection.

      Except when directed to proceed by a police officer or traffic control signal, every driver of a vehicle approaching a stop intersection indicated by a stop sign shall stop as required by subsection (b) of section 23-88, and after having stopped shall yield the right of way to any vehicle which has entered the intersection from another highway or which is approaching so closely on said highway as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time when such driver is moving across or within the intersection.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-90.  Vehicle entering yield intersection.

      The driver of a vehicle approaching a yield sign shall in obedience to such sign slow down to a speed reasonable for the existing conditions and shall yield the right of way to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on another highway so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time such driver is moving across or within the intersection; provided, however, that if such a driver is involved in a collision with a vehicle in the intersection, after driving past a yield sign without stopping, such collision shall be deemed prima facie evidence of his failure to yield right of way.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-91.  Emerging from alley, driveway or building.

      The driver of a vehicle within a business or residence district emerging from an alley, driveway or building shall stop such vehicle immediately prior to driving onto a sidewalk or onto the sidewalk area extending across any alleyway or driveway, and shall yield the right of way to any pedestrian as may be necessary to avoid collision, and upon entering the roadway shall yield the right of way to all vehicles approaching on said roadway.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-92.  Stop when traffic obstructed.

      No driver shall enter an intersection or a marked crosswalk unless there is sufficient space on the other side of the intersection or crosswalk to accommodate the vehicle he is operating without obstructing the passage of other vehicles or pedestrians, notwithstanding any traffic control signal indication to proceed.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-93.  Obedience to signal indicating approach of train.

      (a)   Whenever any person driving a vehicle approaches a railroad grade crossing under any of the circumstances stated in this section, the driver of such vehicle shall stop within fifty feet but not less than fifteen feet from the nearest rail of such railroad, and shall not proceed until he can do so safely.  The foregoing requirements shall apply when:

            (1)  A clearly visible electric or mechanical signal device gives warning of the immediate approach of a railroad train;

            (2)  A crossing gate is lowered or when a human flagman gives or continues to give a signal of the approach or passage of a railroad train;

            (3)  An approaching railroad train is plainly visible and is in hazardous proximity to such crossing.

      (b)  No person shall drive any vehicle through, around or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad crossing while such gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Secs. 23-94 to 23-98.  Reserved.

DIVISION 9.  MISCELLANEOUS DRIVING RULES 

Sec. 23-99.  Following fire apparatus prohibited.

      The driver of any vehicle other than one on official business shall not follow any fire apparatus traveling in response to a fire alarm closer than five hundred feet or drive into or park such vehicle within the block where fire apparatus has stopped in answer to a fire alarm.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-100.  Crossing fire hose.

      No vehicle shall be driven over any unprotected hose of a fire department when laid down on any street, private driveway or streetcar track, to be used at any fire or alarm of fire, without the consent of the fire department official in command.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-101.  Driving through funeral or other procession.

      No driver of a vehicle shall drive between the vehicles comprising a funeral or other authorized procession while they are in motion and when such vehicles are conspicuously designated as required in this Ordinance.  This provision shall not apply at intersections where traffic is controlled by traffic control signals or police officers.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-102.  Driving in procession.

      Each driver in a funeral or other procession shall drive as near to the right hand edge of the roadway as practicable and shall follow the vehicle ahead as close as is practicable and safe.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-103.  Funeral procession to be identified.

      A funeral composed of a procession of vehicles shall be identified as such by the display upon the outside of each vehicle of a pennant or other identifying insignia or by such other method as may be determined and designated by the traffic division.  (Ord. 377, §1.) 

Sec. 23-104.  When permits required for parades and processions.

      No funeral, procession or parade containing two hundred or more persons or fifty or more vehicles except the forces of the United States Army or Navy, the military forces of this State and the forces of the police and fire departments, shall occupy, march or proceed along any street except in accordance with a permit issued by the chief of police and such other regulations as are set forth herein which may apply.  (Ord. 377, §1.) 

Sec. 23-105.  Vehicle shall not be driven on a sidewalk.

      The driver of a vehicle shall not drive within any sidewalk area except as a permanent or temporary driveway.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-106.  Limitations on backing.

      The driver of a vehicle shall not back the same unless such movement can be made with reasonable safety and without interfering with other traffic.  (Ord. 377, §1.) 

Sec. 23-107.  Opening and closing vehicle doors.

      No person shall open the door of a motor vehicle on the side available to moving traffic unless and until it is reasonably safe to do so, nor shall any person leave a door open on the side of a motor vehicle available to moving traffic for a period of time longer than necessary to load or unload passengers.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-108.  Riding on motorcycles.

      A person operating a motorcycle shall ride only upon the permanent and regular seat attached thereto, and such operator shall not carry any other person nor shall any other person ride on a motorcycle unless such motorcycle is designed to carry more than one person, in which event a passenger may ride upon the permanent and regular seat if designed for two persons, or upon another seat firmly attached to the rear or side of the operator.  (Ord. 377, §1.) 

Sec. 23-109.  Riding bicycle on sidewalks.

      (a)   No person shall ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk within a business district.

      (b)  Whenever any person is riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk, such person shall yield the right of way to any pedestrian and shall give audible signal before overtaking and passing such pedestrian.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-110.  Clinging to vehicle.

      No person riding upon any bicycle, coaster, roller skates, sled or toy vehicle shall attach the same or himself to any vehicle upon a roadway.  (Ord. 377, §1.) 

Sec. 23-111.  Controlled access.

      No person shall drive a vehicle onto or from any controlled access roadway except at such entrances and exits as are established by public authority.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-112.  Railroad trains not to block streets.

      It shall be unlawful for the directing officer or the operator of any railroad train to direct the operation of or to operate the same in such a manner as to prevent the use of any street for purposes of travel for a period of time longer than five minutes; provided that this section shall not apply to a moving train or to one stopped because of an emergency or for repairs necessary before it can proceed safely.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-113.  Driving through safety zone prohibited.

      No vehicle shall at any time be driven through or within a safety zone.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Secs. 23-114 to 23-118.  Reserved.

DIVISION 10.  PEDESTRIANS' RIGHTS AND DUTIES 

Sec. 23-119.  Pedestrians subject to traffic control devices.

     Pedestrians shall be subject to traffic control signals as heretofore declared in sections 23-45 and 23-46 of this Ordinance, but at all other places pedestrians shall be granted those rights and be subject to the restrictions stated in sections 23-119 to 23-127.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-120.  Pedestrians' right-of-way in crosswalks.

      (a)   When traffic control signals are not in place or not in operation the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right of way, slowing down or stopping if need be to so yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling, or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.

      (b)  No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield.

      (c)   Subsection (a) shall not apply under the conditions stated in Subsection (b) of section 23-123.

      (d)   Whenever any vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or at any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-121.  Pedestrians to use right half of crosswalk.

      Pedestrians shall move, whenever practicable, upon the right half of crosswalks.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-122.  Crossing at right angles.

      No pedestrian shall cross a roadway at any place other than by a route at right angles to the curb or by the shortest route to the opposite curb except in a crosswalk.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-123.  When pedestrian shall yield.

      (a)   Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right of way to all vehicles upon the roadway.

      (b)  Any pedestrian crossing a roadway at a point where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing has been provided shall yield the right of way to all vehicles upon the roadway.

      (c)   The foregoing rules in this section have no application under the conditions stated in section 23-124 when pedestrians are prohibited from crossing at certain designated places.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-124.  Prohibited crossing.

      (a)   Between adjacent intersections at which traffic control signals are in operation, pedestrians shall not cross at any place except in a crosswalk.

      (b)  No pedestrian shall cross a roadway other than in a crosswalk in any business district.

      (c)   No pedestrian shall cross a roadway other than in a crosswalk upon any street designated by ordinance.

      (d)   No pedestrian shall cross a roadway intersection diagonally unless authorized by official traffic control devices; and, when authorized to cross diagonally, pedestrians shall cross only in accordance with the official traffic control devices pertaining to such crossing movements.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-125.  Obedience of pedestrians to bridge and railroad signals.

      (a)   No pedestrian shall enter or remain upon any bridge or approach thereto beyond the bridge signal, gate, or barrier after a bridge operation signal indication has been given.

      (b)  No pedestrian shall pass through, around, over, or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad grade crossing or bridge while such gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-126.  Pedestrians walking along roadways.

      (a)   Where sidewalks are provided it shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to walk along and upon an adjacent roadway.

      (b)  Where sidewalks are not provided any pedestrian walking along and upon a highway shall when practicable walk only on the left side of the roadway or its shoulder facing traffic which may approach from the opposite direction.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-127.  Drivers to exercise highest degree of care.

      Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of sections 23-45 to 23-127, every driver of a vehicle shall exercise the highest degree of care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian upon any roadway and shall give warning by sounding the horn when necessary and shall exercise proper precaution upon observing any child or any confused or incapacitated person upon a roadway.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Secs. 23-128 to 23-132.  Reserved.

DIVISION 11.  METHOD OF PARKING 

Sec. 23-133.  Standing or parking close to curb.

      Except as otherwise provided in Sections 23-133 to 23-137, every vehicle stopped or parked upon a roadway where there are adjacent curbs shall be so stopped or parked with the right hand wheels of such vehicle parallel to and within eighteen inches of the right hand curb.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-134.  Signs or markings indicating angle parking.

      (a)   The city traffic engineer shall determine upon what streets angle parking shall be permitted and shall mark or sign such streets but such angle parking shall not be indicated upon any federal-aid or state highway within the city unless the state highway commission has determined by resolution or order entered in its minutes that the roadway is of sufficient width to permit angle parking without interfering with the free movement of traffic.

      (b)  Angle parking shall not be indicated or permitted at any place where passing traffic would thereby be caused or required to drive upon the left side of the street or upon any streetcar tracks.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-135.  Obedience to angle parking signs or markers. 

      On those streets which have been signed or marked by the city traffic engineer for angle parking, no person shall park or stand a vehicle other than at the angle to the curb or edge of the roadway indicated by such signs or markings.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-136.  Permits for loading or unloading at an angle to the curb.

      (a)   The city traffic engineer is authorized to issue special permits to permit the backing of a vehicle to the curb for the purpose of loading or unloading merchandise or materials subject to the terms and conditions of such permit.  Such permits may be issued either to the owner or lessee of real property or to the owner of the vehicle and shall grant to such person the privilege as therein stated and authorized herein.

      (b)  It shall be unlawful for any permittee or other person to violate any of the special terms or conditions of any such permit.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-137.  Lamps on parked vehicles.

      (a)   Whenever a vehicle is lawfully parked upon a street or highway during the hours between a half hour after sunset and a half hour before sunrise and in the event there is sufficient light to reveal any person or object within a distance of five hundred feet upon such street or highway no lights need be displayed upon such parked vehicle.

      (b)  Whenever a vehicle is parked or stopped upon a roadway or shoulder adjacent thereto, whether attended or unattended, during the hours between a half hour after sunset and a half hour before sunrise and there is not sufficient light to reveal any person or object within a distance of five hundred feet upon such highway, such vehicle so parked or stopped shall be equipped with one or more lamps meeting the following requirements:  At least one lamp shall display a white or amber light visible from a distance of five hundred feet to the front of the vehicle, and the same lamp or at least one other lamp shall display a red light visible from a distance of five hundred feet to the rear of the vehicle, and the location of said lamp or lamps shall always be such that at least one lamp or combination of lamps meeting the requirements of this section is installed as near as practicable to the side of the vehicle which is closer to passing traffic.  The foregoing provisions shall not apply to a motor driven cycle.

      (c)   Any lighted head lamps upon a parked vehicle shall be depressed or dimmed.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Secs. 23-138 to 23-142.  Reserved.

DIVISION 12.  STOPPING, STANDING OR

PARKING PROHIBITED IN SPECIFIED PLACES 

Sec. 23-143.  Stopping, standing or parking prohibited.

      (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 a 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 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.

            (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 feet of a fire hydrant;

                  (C)  Within twenty feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;

                  (D)  Within thirty feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway;

                  (E)  With twenty 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 feet of said entrance (when properly signposted);

                  (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 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing;

                  (B)  At any place where official signs prohibit parking.

      (b)  No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under his control into any such prohibited area or away from a curb such a distance as is unlawful.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-144.  Parking not to obstruct traffic.

      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 feet of the width of the roadway for free movement of vehicular traffic.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-145.  Parking in alleys.

      No person shall park a vehicle within an alley in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than ten 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.  (Ord. 377, §1.) 

Sec. 23-146.  Parking for certain purposes prohibited.

      No person shall park a vehicle upon any roadway for the principal purpose of:

      (a)   Displaying such vehicle for sale; or

      (b)  Repair such vehicle except repairs necessitated by an emergency.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-147.  Parking adjacent to schools.

      (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 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.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-148.  Parking prohibited on narrow streets.

      (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 feet, or upon one side of a street as indicated by such signs when the width of the roadway does not exceed thirty 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.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-149.  Standing or parking on one-way streets.

      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.  (Ord. 377, §1.

Sec. 23-150.  Standing or parking on one-way roadways.

      In the event a highway includes two or more separate roadways and traffic is restricted to one 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.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-151.   No stopping, standing or parking near hazardous or congested places.

      (a)   The city traffic engineer is hereby authorized to determine and designate by proper signs places not exceeding one hundred 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. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-152.  Blocking an entrance or exit of parking lot.

      (a)   No person shall operate any motor vehicle within the confines of the City of St. James, Missouri in such a manner as to block the entrance or exit of the parking grounds of any shopping center, place of amusement, hotel, motel, restaurant, or any other place of business, or impede the flow of traffic through the parking grounds of any shopping center, place of amusement, hotel, motel, restaurant, or any other place of business.

      (b)  Any person violating the provisions of subsection (a) shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding thirty (30) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.  (Ord. 476, §§1-2.) 

Secs. 23-153 to 23-156.  Reserved.  

DIVISION 13.  STOPPING FOR

LOADING OR UNLOADING ONLY 

Sec. 23-157.  City traffic engineer to designate curb loading zones.

      The city traffic engineer is hereby authorized to determine the location of passenger and freight curb loading zones and shall place and maintain appropriate signs indicating the same and stating the hours during which the provisions of this section are applicable.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-158.  Permits for curb loading zones.

      The city traffic engineer shall not designate or sign any curb loading zone upon special request of any person unless such person makes application for a permit for such zone and for two signs to indicate the ends of each such zone.  The city traffic engineer upon granting a permit and issuing such signs shall collect from the applicant and deposit in the city treasury a service fee of ten dollars per year or fraction thereof and may by general regulations impose conditions upon the use of such signs and for reimbursement of the city for the value thereof in the event of their loss or damage and their return in the event of misuse of upon expiration of permit.  Every such permit shall expire at the end of one year.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-159.  Standing in passenger curb loading zone.

      No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle for any purpose or period of time other than for the expeditious loading or unloading of passengers in any place marked as a passenger curb loading zone during hours when the regulations applicable to such curb loading zone are effective, and then only for a period not to exceed three minutes.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-160.  Standing in freight curb loading zones.

      No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle for any purpose or length of time other than for the expeditious unloading and delivery or pick-up and loading of materials in any place marked as a freight curb loading zone during hours when the provision applicable to such zones are in effect.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-161.  City traffic engineer to designate public carrier stops and stands.

      The city engineer is hereby authorized and required to establish bus stops, bus stands, taxicab stands and stands for other passenger common carrier motor vehicles on such public streets in such places and in such number as he shall determine to be of the greatest benefit and convenience to the public, and every such bus stop, bus stand, taxicab stand, or other stand shall be designated by appropriate signs.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-162.  Stopping, standing and parking of buses and taxicabs regulated.

      (a)   The operator of a bus shall not stand or park such vehicle upon any street at any place other than a bus stand so designated as provided herein.

      (b)  The operator of a bus shall not stop such vehicle upon any street at any place for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers or their baggage other than at a bus stop, bus stand or passenger loading zone so designated as provided herein, except in case of an emergency.

      (c)   The operator of a bus shall enter a bus stop, bus stand or passenger loading zone on a public street in such a manner that the bus when stopped to load or unload passengers or baggage shall be in a position with the right front wheel of such vehicle not further than eighteen inches from the curb and the bus approximately parallel to the curb so as not to unduly impede the movement of other vehicular traffic.

      (d)   The operator of a taxicab shall not stand or park such vehicle upon any street at any place other than in a taxicab stand so designated as provided herein.  This provision shall not prevent the operator of a taxicab from temporarily stopping in accordance with other stopping or parking regulations at any place for the purpose of and while actually engaged in the expeditious loading or unloading of passengers.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-163.  Restricted use of bus and taxicab stands.

      No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle other than a bus in a bus stop, or other than a taxicab in a taxicab stand when any such stop or stand has been officially designated and appropriately signed, except that the driver of a passenger vehicle may temporarily stop therein for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading passengers when such stopping does not interfere with any bus or taxicab waiting to enter or about to enter such zone.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Secs. 23-164 to 23-168.  Reserved.

DIVISION 14.  STOPPING, STANDING OR

 PARKING RESTRICTED OR PROHIBITED

ON CERTAIN STREETS  

Sec. 23-169.  Application of Ordinance.

      The provisions of this Ordinance prohibiting the standing or parking of a vehicle shall apply at all times or at those times herein specified or as indicated on official signs except when it is necessary to stop a vehicle to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or official traffic control device.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-170.  Regulations not exclusive.

     The provisions of this Ordinance imposing a time limit on parking shall not relieve any person from the duty to observe other and more restrictive provisions prohibiting or limiting the stopping, standing, or parking of vehicles in specified places or at specified times.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-171.  Parking prohibited at all times on certain streets.

      (NOT ADOPTED)  (See Article IX of this Chapter)

Sec. 23-172.  Parking prohibited during certain hours on certain streets. 

      (NOT ADOPTED)  (See Article X of this Chapter)

Sec. 23-173. Stopping, standing or parking prohibited during certain hours on certain streets.

      (NOT ADOPTED)  (See Article X of this Chapter)

Sec. 23-174.  Parking signs required.

      Whenever by this Ordinance or any ordinance of the city any parking time limit is imposed or parking is prohibited on designated streets it shall be the duty of the city traffic engineer to erect appropriate signs giving notice thereof and no such regulations shall be effective unless said signs are erected and in place at the time of any alleged offense.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-175. Commercial vehicles prohibited from using certain streets.

      (NOT ADOPTED)  (See Article XIII of this Chapter)

Secs. 23-176 to 23-180.  Reserved.

DIVISION 15.  TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS BUREAU

  

Sec. 23-181.       When person charged may elect to appear at bureau or             before magistrate.

      (See Section 7-41.)

Sec. 23-182.  Duties of traffic violations bureau. 

      (See Section 7-37.)

Sec. 23-183.  Traffic violations bureau to keep records.

      (See Section 7-38.) 

Sec. 23-184.  Additional duties of traffic violations bureau.

      (See Section 7-37.)

Secs. 23-185 to 23-189.  Reserved.

DIVISION 16.  PROCEDURE ON ARREST 

Sec. 23-190. Forms and records of traffic citations and arrests.

      (a)   The municipal court shall provide books containing uniform traffic tickets as prescribed by Supreme Court Rule No. 37.46.  Said books shall include serially numbered sets of citations in quadruplicate in the form prescribed by Supreme Court Rule.

      (b)  The municipal court shall issue such books to the chief of police or his duly authorized agent and shall maintain a record of every book so issued and shall require a written receipt for every such book.

      (c)   The chief of police shall be responsible for the issuance of such books to individual members of the police department.  The chief of police shall require a written receipt for every book so issued and shall maintain a record of every such book and each set of citations contained therein.

Sec. 23-191.  Procedure of police officers.

      Except when authorized or directed under state law to immediately take a person before the judge of the city court for the violation of any traffic laws, a police officer who halts a person for such violation other than for the purpose of giving him a warning or warning notice and does not take such person into custody under arrest, shall issue to him a uniform traffic ticket which shall be proceeded upon in accordance with Supreme Court Rule No. 37.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-192. Uniform traffic ticket to be issued when vehicle illegally parked or stopped.

      Whenever any motor vehicle without driver is found parked or stopped in violation of any of the restrictions imposed by ordinance of the city or by state law, the officer finding such vehicle shall take its registration number and may take any other information displayed on the vehicle which may identify its user, and shall conspicuously affix to such vehicle a uniform traffic ticket for the driver to answer to the charge against him within five days during the hours and at a place specified in the traffic ticket.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-193.  Warning of arrest sent upon failure to appear.

      If a violator of the restrictions on stopping, standing or parking under the traffic laws or ordinances does not appear in response to a uniform traffic ticket affixed to such motor vehicle within a period of five days, the traffic violations bureau shall send to the owner of the motor vehicle to which the traffic ticket was affixed a letter informing him of the violation and warning him that in the event such letter is disregarded for a period of five days a warrant of arrest will be issued.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-194.  Police may remove vehicle.

      (a)   Members of the police department are authorized to remove a vehicle from a street or highway to the nearest garage or other place of safety, or to a garage designated or maintained by the police department, or otherwise maintained by the city under the circumstances hereinafter enumerated: 

            (1)  When any vehicle is left unattended upon any bridge, viaduct, or causeway, or in any tube or tunnel where such vehicle constitutes an obstruction to traffic; 

            (2)  When a vehicle upon a highway is so disabled as to constitute an obstruction to traffic and the person in charge of the vehicle is by reason of physical injury incapacitated to such an extent as to be unable to provide its custody or removal;

            (3)  When any vehicle is left unattended upon a street and is so parked illegally as to constitute a definite hazard or obstruction to the normal movement of traffic. 

      (b)  Whenever an officer removes a vehicle from a street as authorized in this section and the officer knows or is able to ascertain from the registration records in the vehicle the name and address of the owner thereof, such officer shall immediately give or cause to be given notice in writing to such owner of the fact of such removal and the reasons therefor and of the place to which such vehicle has been removed.  In the event any such vehicle is stored in a public garage, a copy of such notice shall be given to the proprietor of such garage.

      (c)   Whenever an officer removes a vehicle from a street under this section and does not know and is not able to ascertain the name of the owner, or for any other reason is unable to give the notice to the owner as hereinbefore provided, and in the event the vehicle is not returned to the owner within a period of three days, then and in that event the officer shall immediately send or cause to be sent a written report of such removal by mail to the state department whose duty it is to register motor vehicles, and shall file a copy of such notice with the proprietor of any public garage in which the vehicle may be stored.  Such notice shall include a complete description of the vehicle,  the date, time, and place from which removed, the reasons for such removal, and the name of the garage or place where the vehicle is stored.  (Ord. 377, §1.)

Sec. 23-195.  Cities may adopt Ordinance by reference.

      This Ordinance or any designated part thereof shall become effective in any city of the state upon the adoption thereof by the legislative body of the city by an ordinance appropriately describing this Ordinance or the part thereof adopted.  Upon such adoption by the city all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with or inconsistent with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed, except that this repeal shall not affect or prevent the prosecution or punishment of any person for any act done or committed in violation of any ordinance hereby repealed prior to the taking effect of this Ordinance.  (Ord. 377, §1) 

Sec. 23-196.  Penalty.

      Unless another penalty is expressly provided by law, every person convicted of a violation of any provision of this ordinance shall be punished by a fine of not more than three hundred ($300.00) dollars or by imprisonment of not more than twenty-one (21) days or by both such fine and imprisonment.  (Ord. 377, §3)

Secs. 23-197 to 23-200.  Reserved.

ARTICLE II

OPERATION OF VEHICLES 

DIVISION 1.  GENERALLY1 

Sec. 23-201.  Display of license plates on motor vehicles and trailers.

      (a)   It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle or trailers upon any public street, avenue, boulevard, parkway, alley or state highway within the City of St. James, Missouri without having displayed the valid license plate or set of license plates or temporary permit issued by the Director of Revenue of the State of Missouri, pursuant to Section 301.130 and 301.140 RSMo. Such plate or set of plates shall be entirely non obscured, unobstructed, and all parts plainly visible and kept reasonably clean and fastened so as not to swing.

      It shall be unlawful for any person to park a motor vehicle or trailer upon a public street, avenue, boulevard, parkway, alley or state highway within the City of St. James, Missouri which does not have attached thereto a valid license plate or set of plates which display current registration, issued by the Director of Revenue for the State of Missouri for use on such motor vehicle or trailer.  (Ord. 632, §1; Ord. 678, §1; Ord. 916)

      (b)  Annual registration of motor vehicles.  Every owner of a motor vehicle or trailer which shall be operated or driven upon any public street, avenue, boulevard, parkway, alley or state highway within the City of St. James, Missouri, shall annually file an application for vehicle registration pursuant to Section 301.02, RSMo.  (Ord. 678, §2) 

      (c)   Penalty.  Any person convicted of a violation of the provisions of this Section shall be punished under the provisions of Section 1-13 through 1-15 of the Code of the City of St. James, Missouri known as the "General Penalty."  (Ord. 632, §2; Ord. 678, §3)

Sec. 23-202.  Operation of vehicles/License requirements/Vehicles prohibited.

      (a)   Hereafter it shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle on the public streets or over and along the public thoroughfares of the City of St. James, Missouri, unless he shall have applied for and obtained an operator's license or chauffeur's license issued to him by the secretary of the motor vehicle department of the State of Missouri.  It shall also be unlawful for any person, firm, or association to permit any person not holding a valid operator's or chauffeur's license issued by the motor vehicle department of the office of the Secretary of the State of Missouri, to operate any motor vehicle registered in said person's, firm's or corporation's name.  (Ord. 222, §1.)

      (b)  Motorcycle. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motorcycle on any city street or alleyway without having a motorcycle license issued by the state of Missouri.

      (c)   Motorized bicycle. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motorized bicycle without a valid operator's license with the operator being at least sixteen years of age and having been issued an intermediate license issued by the state of Missouri.

            Equipment required for motorized bicycle:

  • A white light on the front of the vehicle which can be seen by another driver from five hundred feet.
  • A rear red reflector at least two inches square or a rear red light that can be seen for at least six hundred feet when the low beam headlights of the other vehicle are in use.
  • Reflective material on the pedals, crank arms, shoes or lower legs of the operator that drivers can see with their vehicles low beam lights from a distance of two hundred feet.
  • Reflective material must be on each side of the vehicle and be seen with low beam headlights at a distance of three hundred feet. This shall not apply to mopeds that comply with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Regulations.

      (d)  All terrain. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate upon the public streets, alleyways or sidewalks in the city of St. James, Missouri any non-licensed all terrain vehicle.

      (e)   Penalty. Any person failing, neglecting or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation with a fine of not more than $500 and/or up to 90 days in jail. (Ord. 222, §1; Ord. 827)

Sec. 23-203.  Parking - General.

      Hereafter it shall be unlawful for any person to park a motor vehicle or to permit his motor vehicle to be parked upon or in any public street or  alley of the City of St. James, Missouri for a longer period than twenty-four hours.  (Ord. 210, §1.)  (See section 23-390 for penalty for violation of section 23-203.)

Sec. 23-204.  Passing school buses.

      (a)   Any driver of a vehicle upon any street, alley or highway within this Municipality, upon meeting or overtaking from either direction any school bus which has stopped for the purpose of receiving or discharging any school children or other passengers when the driver of said school bus has in the manner prescribed by law given a signal to stop, shall stop such vehicle before reaching such school bus and shall not proceed until such school bus resumes motion or until signalled by its driver to proceed.

      (b)  Every such school bus operating within this Municipality shall comply with all rules, regulation or regulations of the state board of education in and for the operation thereof.  (Ord. 164, §19.)

Sec. 23-205.  Right-of-way; when given.

      No vehicle shall be driven from private property or from an alley into a street or highway, or from the side of a highway into a line of moving vehicles, unless the highway is sufficiently free from approaching vehicles to permit such vehicle to enter the line of moving vehicles without danger of collision, and the operator or driver of such vehicle shall give warning of his intention to proceed into the line of moving vehicles by sounding his horn or whistle, and by giving the signal required by the arm for turning to the right or left as the case may be, and shall proceed carefully, yielding the right-of-way in case of doubt to the vehicles which are already in motion.

      Any person, firm, or corporation operating a motor vehicle within the corporate limits of the City of St. James, Missouri, and failing to comply with the provisions of this and the preceding Sections, shall be adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall upon conviction be fined in a sum not less than five ($5.00) dollars nor more than fifty ($50.00) dollars.  (Ord. 49, §3.)  (Penalty refers also to section 23-233.) 

Sec. 23-206.  Vehicles to stop at railroad grade crossings.2

      (a)   Whenever the driver of a vehicle approaches a railroad grade crossing in the City of St. James, Missouri, the driver of such vehicle shall bring such vehicle to a stop not less than fifteen (15) feet from the nearest rail of such railroad track, and while so stopped, shall both look and listen in both directions along such track for approaching railway traffic, and shall not proceed until he can do so safely.  The foregoing requirements shall apply when:

            (1)  A train approaching within approximately 1500 feet of the grade crossing emits a signal audible from such distance and such train, by reason of its speed or nearness to such crossing, is an immediate hazard; or

            (2)  An approaching train is plainly visible and is in hazardous proximity to such crossing; or

            (3)  A stop sign has been erected at any such crossing.  (Ord. 284, §1.)

      (b)  There is hereby authorized the erection and maintenance of stop signs at each of the following railroad grade crossings in the City of St. James, Missouri:

            Emory Street           
            Seymour Street
            Bourbeuse Street
            Oak Street
            Elm Street
(Ord. 284, §2.)

      (c)   Any driver of a vehicle who shall violate any of the provisions of this Ordinance, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than five ($5.00) dollars nor more than fifty ($50.00) dollars.  (Ord. 284, § 3.)

Sec. 23-207.  Careless driving.

      Whenever in this Ordinance or state law regulating traffic, or any subsequent or previous enactment of any provisions, regulation or regulations relating to the same intent or subject matter thereof, any driver who shall recklessly and carelessly disregard by non-compliance those provisions, regulation or regulations authorized to protect person, property, life and limb, such reckless and careless disregard, and non-compliance within the meaning of this Ordinance shall be regarded as prima facie evidence of careless and reckless driving and so punished.  (Ord. 164, §9.)

Sec. 23-208.  Careless and imprudent driving of a vehicle or bicycle.

      (a)   No person shall drive any self-propelled vehicle or bicycle upon a public street or highway within the city, carelessly and imprudently in a willful or wanton disregard of the right and safety of others or without due caution and care and in a speed or manner so as to endanger any person or property.

      (b)  Any person violating the provisions of subsection (a) shall, on conviction, be subject to a fine of not less than one ($1.00) dollar nor more than one hundred and fifty ($150.00) dollars, or to imprisonemnt to a term not exceeding 30 days, or to both such fine and imprisonment.  (Ord. 442, §§1-2.)

Sec. 23-209.  Unlawful to drive on lawns and places used for park  purposes.

      (a)   If any person or persons shall walk, drive or hitch any animal or animals, or drive or park a car, or ride a horse or any other animal on what is known as the parkway on Pace Boulevard, now known as Highway 66, in the City of St. James, he or she will be fined a sum not exceeding fifty ($50.00) dollars.  (Ord. 29, §14.) 

      (b)  It shall be unlawful for any vehicle to travel from one street to another by driving through private or city owned property in order to avoid complying with traffic signs or signals or for the purpose of reducing travel time.  (Ord. 828)

      (c)   Any person failing, neglecting, or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation with a fine of not more than $500 and/or up to 90 days in jail. (Ord. 828)

Sec. 23-210.  Offensive odor cargo.

      It shall be unlawful for any person or persons 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 the same within two hundred feet of any residence or business establishment (except for loading or unloading purposes and then not exceeding thirty (30) minutes) at any area or place in this municipality.  It shall further be unlawful to park such motor vehicle, empty, which has been hauling or contains 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 municipality, until the same has been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected according to the orders of health officials.  (Ord. 164, §37.)                                                                                                                         

Sec. 23-211.  Transporting dead animals.

      (a)   All vehicles used in the transportation of the bodies of dead animals, under the provisions of this Ordinance, shall have a tank or metal lining in the bed of such vehicle, so that no drippings, or seepage from dead bodies shall escape from such vehicle while engaged in such transportation; and every vehicle shall have a bed of such depth and type of construction and equipment that any dead bodies therein shall be completely hidden from view of persons using the highways, streets or alleys and any public nuisance obviated while being transported.

      (b)  No person may haul or transport over the highways, streets, or alleys of this Municipality, the bodies of dead animals (except those that have been slaughtered and intended for human food), without first obtaining and holding a license to transport bodies of dead animals or one who is acting for such license.  (Ord. 164, §38.)

Sec. 23-212.  Weight regulations.

      (a)   No vehicle or combination of vehicles shall be moved or operated on any highway, street, alley or bridge in this municipality having a greater weight than that described under Section 304.180 RSMo, 1994.

      (b)  Provided further that the local officials and state highway commission or their legal agents for their respective jurisdiction, whenever by thawing or 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 highway, street, alley or bridge in this municipality, are hereby authorized to limit such weights described under (a) to such an amount and in such manner as will preserve their economical use by the general public.  When 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 misdemeanor the registered owner thereof shall be held liable in any court of competent jurisdiction for destructive damages to the surface and physical conditions pertaining, by an action of the state, county or other interested person.

      (c)   Any person, firm, corporation, partnership or association violating any of the provisions, regulation or regulations of this Section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished in accordance with the provisions of Section 304.240 RSMo. 1994, and the same rates of punishment shall apply where weights are limited in excess of those posted to those exceeded under Section 304.180, RSMo. 1994.  (Ord. 164, §40; Ord. 668)

Sec. 23-213.  Proof of liability insurance - Required. 

      (a)   No person shall operate a motor vehicle on the streets of the City of St. James unless the owner of said motor vehicle maintains financial responsibility as required by Section 303.024, Revised Statutes of Missouri 1987.  An insurance identification card, or other proof of financial responsibility, shall be carried in the insured motor vehicle at all times.

      (b)  The operator of said motor vehicle shall exhibit the insurance identification card, or other proof of financial responsibility, on the demand of any peace officer who lawfully stops such operator while that officer is engaged in the performance of the duties of his office.  Any violation of this Ordinance shall be punishable upon conviction by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) and not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00).

      (c)   Financial responsibility, for the purposes of this Section shall be defined as the ability to respond in damages for liability, on account of accidents occurring and arising out of the ownership, maintenance, or use of the motor vehicle, in the amount of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) because of bodily injury to or death of one (1) person in any one (1) accident, and in the amount of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) because of bodily injury to or the death of two (2) or more persons in any one (1) accident, and in the amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) because of injury to or destruction of property of others in any one (1) accident.  (Ord. 470, §1.)

Sec. 23-214.  Seat belts and child restraint devices.

      (a)   Except as otherwise provided in this Section, each driver and front seat passenger of a passenger car manufactured after January 1, 1968, operated on a street or highway in this City shall wear a properly adjusted and fastened safety belt that meets federal national highway, transportation act requirements, except that a child less than four years of age shall be protected as required in Subsection (5) of this Section.  (Ord. 510, §1; Ord. 580, §1)

      (b)  Each driver of a motor vehicle transporting a child four years of age or more, but less than sixteen years of age in a motor vehicle shall secure the child in a property adjusted and fastened safety belt.

      (c)   With respect to Subsection (a) and (b) of this Section:

            (1)     No person shall be stopped, inspected or detained solely to determine compliance with Subsection (a) of this Section.

            (2)     The provisions of Subsection (a) and (b) of this Section shall not be applicable to persons who have a medical reason for failing to have a seat belt fastened about his or her body or to any person employed by the United States Postal Service while performing duties for the federal agency which requires the operator to service postal boxes from their vehicles, or which require frequent entry into and exit from their vehicles.

            (3)     As used in Subsections (a) and (b) of this Section, the term "passenger car" means every motor vehicle designed for carrying ten persons or less and used for the transportation of persons, except that, the term "passenger car" shall not include motorcycles, motorized bicycles, motor tricycles and trucks with a gross weight of 12,000 pounds or more.

            (4)     Each driver who violates the provisions of Subsection (a) or (b) of this Section shall upon conviction, be subject to a fine not to exceed ten dollars in amount.  All other provisions of law and court rules to the contrary notwithstanding, no court costs may be imposed if court costs have been assessed on any other charge arising out of the same occurrence.

            (5)     Every person transporting a child under the age of four years on the streets or highways of this City shall be responsible for transporting such child in a child passenger restraint system approved by the Missouri Department of Public Safety.  Any person who violates this subsection shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than twenty-five dollars and court costs.  (Ord. 580, §1)

Sec. 23-215.  Passengers in truck beds.

      (a)   No person shall operate any truck, as defined in Section 301.010 RSMo. with a licensed gross weight of less than twelve thousand pounds when such truck is operated within the corporate limits of this City when any person under eighteen years of age is riding in the unenclosed bed of such truck when the truck is in operation.  Any person who operates a truck with a licensed gross weight of less than twelve thousand pounds in violation of this section shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than $25.00, plus court costs.  The provision of this section shall not apply to:

            (1)     An employee engaged in the necessary discharge of the employee's duties where it is necessary to ride in the unenclosed bed of the truck.

            (2)     Any person while engaged in agricultural activities where it is necessary to ride in the unenclosed bed of the truck.

            (3)     Any person riding in the unenclosed bed of a truck while such truck is being operated in a parade, caravan or exhibition which is authorized by law.

            (4)     Any person riding in the unenclosed bed of a truck if such truck has installed a means of preventing such person from being discharged or such person is secured to the truck in a manner which will prevent the person from being thrown, falling or jumping from the truck.

            (5)     Any person riding in the unenclosed bed of a truck if such truck is being operated solely for the purposes of participating in a special event and it is necessary that the person ride in such unenclosed bed due to a lack of available seating.  "Special event", for the purposes of this Section, is a specific social activity of a definable duration which is participated in by the person riding in the unenclosed bed.

            (6)     Any person riding in the unenclosed bed of a truck if such truck is being operated solely for the purposes of providing assistance to, or ensuring the safety of, other persons engaged in a recreational activity; or

            (7)     Any person riding in the unenclosed bed of a truck if such truck is the only legally titled, licensed and insured vehicle owned by the family of the person riding in the unenclosed bed and there is insufficient room in the passenger cab of the truck to accommodate all passengers in such truck.  For the purposes of this subdivision the term "family" shall mean any persons related with the first degree of consanguinity.  (Ord. 580, §2)

Sec. 23-216.   Operation of motor vehicles by persons whose operator's licenses have been suspended or revoked unlawful. 

      (a)   It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle upon any city street or highway while their operator's license has been suspended or revoked by the Department of Revenue pursuant to Chapter 302 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri.

      (b)    Any person found guilty of violation of this section shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $500.00 or by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 90 days or by both such fine and imprisonment.  (Ord. 587, §§1-2)

ARTICLE II

OPERATION OF VEHICLES 

DIVISION 2.  DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED1

OR IN DRUGGED CONDITION 

Sec. 23-217.  Driving while intoxicated, drugged.

      A person commits the offense of driving while intoxicated if he operates a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated or drugged condition.  (Ord. 430,. §3.)

Sec. 23-218.  Excessive blood alcohol content.

      A person commits the offense of driving with excessive blood alcohol content if he operates a motor vehicle with eight-hundredths of one percent or more by weight of alcohol in his blood.  (Ord. 430, §4; Ord. 727)

Sec. 23-219.  Definitions.

      "Drive", "driving", "operates", or "operating" means physically driving or operating or being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle.

      "Intoxicated condition" means when a person is under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance or drug or any combination thereof.

      "Law enforcement officer" or "arresting officer" includes the definition of law enforcement officer in Subdivision Seventeen (17) of Section 556.061 RSMo. 1994, as amended.  (Ord. 430, §5; Ord. 679, §1)

Sec. 23-220.  Percent by weight of alcohol, defined. 

      As used herein, the term "percent by weight of alcohol" shall have the same meaning as provided by state law, in RSMo. Chap. 577.012.  (Ord. 430, §6.)

Sec. 23-221.  Chemical test for alcohol content of blood. 

      (a)   If a person under arrest refuses upon request of the arresting officer to submit to any test allowed under Section 577.020 RSMo. 1994, as amended, then none shall be given and evidence of the refusal shall be admissible in a proceeding under Article II, Division 2, of the Code of the City of St. James, Missouri. 

      (b)  The request of the arresting officer shall include the reasons of the officer for requesting the person to submit to a test and also shall inform the person that evidence of his refusal to take the test may be used against him and that his license shall be immediately revoked upon his refusal to take the test.

      (c)   If a person when requested to submit to any test allowed under Section 577.020 RSMo. 1994, as amended, requests to speak to an attorney he shall be granted twenty (20) minutes in which to attempt to contact an attorney. If upon the completion of the twenty-minute period the person continues to refuse to submit to any test, it shall be deemed a refusal. In this event, the arresting officer shall, on behalf of the Director of Revenue of the State of Missouri, serve the Notice of License Revocation personally upon the arrested person and shall take possession of any license to operate a motor vehicle issued by this State which is held by that person. The arresting officer shall issue a temporary permit, on behalf of the Director of Revenue, which is valid for fifteen (15) days and shall also give the person a notice of his right to file a petition for review to contest the license revocation.  (Ord. 430, §7; Ord. 680, §1)

      (d)  Sub-Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 of Section 577.041, RSMo. 1994, as amended, are hereby adopted in their entirety.  (Ord. 680, §2)

Sec. 23-222.  Procedure on arrest.

      Any arrest for driving while intoxicated shall be handled as any other arrest for an offense of the same severity, except as follows:

      (a)   As soon as practicable following such arrest, the police department shall obtain the driving record of the person arrested.

      (b)  No person who has a prior conviction for driving while intoxicated or driving with excessive blood alcohol content within 10 years of the date of the present alleged offense shall be prosecuted through the municipal court until after the state prosecuting attorney shall have had the opportunity to review the case and to consider filing appropriate state charges.

     (c)   No person, regardless of his prior conviction record, shall be prosecuted through the municipal court where it appears possible that a charge of vehicular manslaughter (RSMo. Chap. 577.005) or vehicle injury (RSMo. Chap. 577.008) might be sustained, until after the state prosecuting attorney shall have had the opportunity to review the case and to consider filing appropriate charges.

      (d)  In all other cases, the city prosecuting attorney shall have the discretion to file the appropriate charge with the municipal court or he may refer the case to the state prosecuting official.

      (e)   The procedures described herein shall be directory and not mandatory.  The failure to follow the procedures provided for in this section shall not  any prosecution or be cause to overturn any conviction for violations of sections (c) or (d) above, but may be reason for discipline of the city officials violating this section.  (Ord. 430, §8.)

Sec. 23-223.  Procedure in municipal court.

      No person charged with driving while intoxicated (section 23-217) or driving with blood alcohol content (section 23-218) shall have his case heard in municipal court except in accordance with the following procedure:

      (a)   The defendant must either be represented by an attorney, or must voluntarily waive his right to such representation by execution of a written waiver.  If the defendant chooses to do neither (or if because he is an indigent is unable to employ an attorney), the prosecution of the case shall be suspended and the case referred to the state prosecuting official.  Only if the state prosecuting official declines to proceed with a state criminal prosecution shall the municipal prosecution be resumed.

      (b)  Neither the municipal judge nor any other municipal official shall have the power to revoke any operator's or chauffeur's license.  (Ord. 430, §9.)

Sec. 23-224.  Driving school.

      Effective January 1, 1984, the municipal court may, in connection with the disposition of any offense which is a "point offense" resulting in the assessment of 1, 2, 3 or 4 points by the state director of revenue under the provisions of RSMo. Chap. 302.302(1), (2) or (4), order the staying of the assessment of points upon satisfactory completion of a driver improvement program approved by the state director of the department of public safety, as provided by RSMo. Chap. 302.302.4.  (Ord. 430, §10.)

Sec. 23-225.  Reports to highway patrol.

      Effective July 1, 1983 a record of the final disposition in any court proceeding involving a violation of section 23-217 or section 23-218 shall be forwarded to the Missouri State Highway Patrol within fifteen days by the clerk of the court.  (Ord. 430, §11.)

Sec. 23-226.  Penalty.

      (a)   Any person convicted of driving while intoxicated shall be fined not less than three hundred ($300.00) dollars nor more than five hundred ($500.00) dollars, confinement in the county jail for not more than ninety (90) days, or both such fine and confinement.  No person convicted of or pleading guilty to the offense of driving while intoxicated shall be granted a suspended imposition of sentence.

      (b)  Any person convicted of driving with blood alcohol content shall be fined not less than one hundred and fifty ($150.00) dollars nor more than five hundred ($500.00) dollars, confined in the county jail for not more than ninety (90) days, or both such fine and confinement.

      (c)   Upon a plea of guilty or a finding of guilty for an offense of driving while intoxicated or driving with blood alcohol content, the court may (as a condition for suspending any permissible portion of any sentence or in addition to imposition of any penalties provided by law) order the convicted person to participate in and successfully complete an alcohol or drug related traffic offender education or rehabilitation program as described in RSMo. Chap. 577.049.  Such a program may be used as a condition for suspending any permissible portion of any sentence only one time.  (Ord. 430, §12.)

Sec. 23-227.  Full force and effect.

      This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from any after November 1, 1982.  (Ord. 430, §3.)

Secs. 23-228 to 23-231.  Reserved.

ARTICLE III

VEHICLE EQUIPMENT 

Sec. 23-232.  Engine exhaust brakes prohibited. 

      (a)   All motor vehicles driven and operated on the streets of St. James, Missouri are prohibited from using engine exhaust brakes.

      (b)  The exception being in the case of an emergency and the vehicle's normal brakes are inoperable.

      (c)   Any person failing, neglecting or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 693)

Sec. 23-233.  Muffler required. 

      All motor driven vehicles, driven and operated on the streets of the City of St. James, shall be equipped with mufflers, which shall conform to the requirements of the laws of the State of Missouri, and no cut-outs located between the motor and the muffler shall be open during the operation of any motor vehicle while being operated on the streets of the city, and any lever or connection to any cut-out must be detached.  Any person violating the provisions of this section shall upon conviction be adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to the penalty herein-after provided.  (Ord. 49, §1.) 

Sec. 23-234.  Lighting requirements.

      (a)      Definition: “When light lamps are required” means at any time from a half-hour after sunset to a half-hour before sunrise and at any other time when there is not sufficient light to render clearly discernable persons and vehicles on the highway or roadway at a distance of five hundred feet.

      (b)     Every motor vehicle and every motor-drawn vehicle shall be equipped with at least two rear lamps, not less than fifteen inches or more than seventy two inches above the ground upon which the vehicle stands, which when lighted will exhibit a red light plainly visible from a distance of five hundred feet to the rear. Either such rear lamp or a separate lamp shall be so constructed and placed as to illuminate with a white light the rear registration marker and fender clearly legible from a distance of fifty feet to the rear. When the rear registration marker is illuminated by an electric lamp other than the required rear lamps, all such lamps shall be turned on or off only by the same control switch at all times.

      (c)      Every motorcycle in this State, when operated on a highway or public roadway, shall also carry at the rear, either as part of the rear lamp or separately, at least one approved red reflector, which shall be of such size and characteristics and so maintained as to be visible when lighted lamps are required from all distances within three hundred feet to fifty feet from such vehicle when directly in front of a motor vehicle displaying lawful undimmed headlamps.

      (d)     Every new passenger car, every new motor vehicle, motor-drawn vehicle and omnibus with a capacity of more than six passengers registered in the State of Missouri after January 1, 1966 when operated on a highway or public roadway, shall also carry at the rear at least two approved red reflectors, at least one at each side, so designed, mounted on the vehicle and maintained as to be visible during times when lighted lamps are required from all distances within five hundred to fifty feet from such vehicle when directly in front of a motor vehicle displaying lawful undimmed headlamps. Every such reflector shall meet the requirements of Article III, Section 23 of the Code of the City of St. James, Missouri and shall be mounted upon the vehicle at a height not to exceed sixty inches nor less than fifteen inches above the surface upon which the vehicle stands.

 (Ord. 49, §2; Ord. 957, §1)

Secs. 23-235 to 23-239.  Reserved.

ARTICLE IV

SPEED LIMITATIONS 

DIVISION 1.  GENERALLY1 

Sec. 23-240.  Speed limit in general.

      Every person operating an automobile or motor vehicle on the public streets of the City of St. James, Missouri shall drive the same in a careful and prudent manner, and, while so operating such automobile or motor vehicle, shall exercise the highest degree of care and shall so operate said automobile or motor vehicle at a rate of speed so as not to endanger the property of another or the life and limb of any person, provided that a rate of speed in excess of twenty-five miles per hour for a distance of one block shall be considered as evidence, presumptive but not conclusive, of driving at a rate of speed which is not careful and prudent, but in prosecutions for violations of this Ordinance the burden of proof shall continue to be on the prosecutor to show by competent evidence that at the time and place charged the operator of any automobile or motor vehicle was driving at a rate of speed which was not careful and prudent, considering the time of day, the amount of vehicular traffic, the conditions of the traversed surface of the highway and the location of the place where the alleged violation of this Ordinance is said to have occurred with reference to intersecting streets or highways, curves, residences or schools.  (EXCEPT on the streets or portions of streets contained in this Chapter whereby the speed limit shall not be greater than designated.)  (Ord. 341, §1.)

Sec. 23-241.  Speed meters. 

      The use of, and results determined, by any speed meter, machine or mechanism which seeks to reduce the error of manual operation to a minimum, shall be acceptable as evidence where driving in excess of posted speed limits is the cause of action; except the use thereof shall not be construed to exclude any competent evidence secured by any other or means.  (Ord. 164, §8.)

Sec. 23-242.  Penalty.

      Any person failing, neglecting or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 341, §2;  1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13.)

Sec. 23-243.  Speed limits signs at the point of entry to the City.

      WHEREAS: The Department of Missouri Highway and Transportation requires an ordinance to fund and place speed limit signs at the point of entry to the City; and

      WHEREAS: The following eight points of entry are not posted:

                         Missouri Highway 68 S
                         Missouri Highway 68 N
                         State Route DD


                         State Route KK
                         State Route BB
                         State Route B
                         North Outer Road
                         South Outer Road

 

      THEREFORE, be it ordained that the State Highway and Transportation Department is granted permission to install speed limit signs at the above designated points of entry to the City of St. James.  (Ord. 570)

Secs. 23-244 to 23-247.  Reserved. 

ARTICLE IV

SPEED LIMITATIONS 

DIVISION 2.  SPEED LIMITS

DESIGNATED 

Sec. 23-248.  "B" Highway.

      (a)   On Missouri Highway "B" - 35 MPH:

            Between Jefferson Street and Station 529+41 on Highway B.

      (b)  On Missouri Highway "B" - 45 MPH:

            Between station 507+41 on Highway B and station 529+41 on Highway B.

 (Ord. 341, §1; Ord, 636; Ord. 734; Ord. 866)

Sec. 23-249.  Boy's Town Road (Missouri Highway DD).

      (a)   On Boy's Town Road (Missouri Highway DD - 35 MPH:

            Between Charles Street and station 28+14 on Missouri Highway DD.

      (b)  On Boy's Town Road (Missouri Highway DD) - 25 MPH:

            Between Jefferson Street and Charles Street on Missouri Highway DD.

      (c)   On Boy's Town Road (Missouri Highway DD) - 55 MPH:

            Between station 28+14 and station 97+50 on Missouri Route DD.

  (Ord. 341, §1; Ord. 734)

Sec. 23-249.1  Home Avenue.

  1. On Home Avenue – 15 MPH. (Ord. 853) 

Sec. 23-249.2  Interstate I-44

  1.  Within St. James City Limits – 70 Miles Per Hour. (Ord. 988)

Sec. 23-250.  James Boulevard.

      (a)   On James Boulevard (Missouri Highway KK) - 25 MPH:

            Between Evergreen Street and Mueller Street.

      (b)  On James Boulevard (Missouri Highway KK) - 35 MPH:

            Between Mueller Street and H Street.

      (c)   On James Boulevard (Missouri Highway KK) - 45 MPH:

            Between H Street and the East City Limits.

      (d)  On James Boulevard (Missouri Highway KK) - 35 MPH:

            Between station 1443+00 on Dillon Outer Road and Evergreen Street.

      (e)   On Dillon Outer Road - 55 MPH;

            Between station 1443+00 and station 1354+75 on Dillon Outer Road.

  (Ord. 341, §1; Ord. 734)

Sec. 23-251.  Jefferson Street (Missouri Highway 68).

      (a)   On Jefferson Street (Missouri Highway 68) - 45 MPH:

            Between the North City Limits and "B" Highway on Highway 68.

      (b)  On Jefferson Street (Missouri Highway 68) - 35 MPH:

            Between "B" Highway and St. Francis Ave.

      (c)   On Jefferson Street (Missouri Highway 68) - 25 MPH:

            Between St. Francis Ave. and Rhoda Street.

      (d)  On Jefferson Street (Missouri Highway 68) - 35 MPH:

            Between Rhoda Street and South City Limits.

             (Ord. 341, §1; Ord. 341A; Ord. 734)

Sec. 23-251.1  Lyon Street.

      (a)   On Lyon Street – 15 MPH. (Ord. 853)

Sec. 23-251.2  Matlock Drive.

      On Matlock Drive from Highway 68 to Parker Lane - 35 MPH.

       (Ord. 688; Ord. 734)

Sec. 23-251.3  Nelson Hart Drive.

      Between Sports Club Drive and Springfield Road. – 10 MPH.

      (Ord. 843)

Sec. 23-252.  North Service Road of Interstate 44.

      (a)   On North Outer Service Road - 35 MPH:

            Between Highway 68 and First Assembly of God Church on the North Outer Service Road.

      (b)  On North Outer Service Road - 45 MPH:

            Between First Assembly of God Church and station 1467+50 on the North Outer Service Road.

      (c)   On North Outer Service Road - 55 MPH:

            Between station 1354+75 and station 1467+50 on the North Outer Service Road.

             (Ord. 341A; Ord. 734) 

Sec. 23-253.  Washington Street (Missouri Highway BB).

      (a)   On Washington Street (Missouri Highway BB) - 25 MPH:

            Between Bourbeuse Street and the end of East Washington Street.

      (b)  On Washington Street (Missouri Highway BB) - 35 MPH:

            Between station 660+00 Missouri Highway BB and Bourbeuse Street.

      (c)   On Washington Street (Missouri Highway BB) - 55 MPH:

            Between station 660+00 and station 591+40 on Missouri Highway BB.

             (Ord. 341, §1; Ord. 734; Ord. 1031)

Sec. 23-254.  Parker Lane, from Matlock Drive to the West City Limits.

      (a)   On Parker Lane - 35 MPH:

            Between Matlock Drive and the West City Limits.

            (Ord. 625; Ord. 726; Ord. 734)

Secs. 23-255 to 23-257.  Reserved.

Sec. 23-258.  Penalty for all of Article IV, Speed Limitations.

      Any person failing, neglecting, or refusing to comply with the provisions of these Sections shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation with a fine of not more than $500 and/or up to 30 days in jail. (Ord. 853) 

ARTICLE V

TURNING MOVEMENTS 

DIVISION 1.  U-TURNS PROHIBITED 

Sec. 23-259.  Eldon Street. 

      (a)   Eldon and Jefferson:

            That the following street crossing in St. James, Missouri be deemed hazardous due to the flow of traffic, and that due to this fact, there shall be erected NO U TURN markers, therefore it shall be unlawful for motor vehicles to make a U TURN at these corners.  Corner established is Eldon and Jefferson.  This Ordinance shall also provide for any other crossings in St. James, Missouri as may be deemed necessary in the future.  (Ord. 151.)

            Therefore any person failing to comply with the provisions of this Ordinance shall be adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 151; 1977 Code)  (For penalty see sec. 1-13.)

Sec. 23-260.  Jefferson Street. 

      (a)   Jefferson Street and Eldon Street:

            See Sec. 23-259.

      (b)  Jefferson and Springfield:

            See Sec. 23-261.

Sec. 23-261.  Springfield Street.

      (a)   Springfield and Jefferson:

            That the following street crossing in St. James, Missouri be deemed hazardous due to the flow of traffic, and that due to this fact, there shall be erected NO U TURN markers, therefore it shall be unlawful for motor vehicles to make a U TURN at these corners.  Corners established is Springfield and Jefferson.  This Ordinance shall also provide for any other crossings in St. James, Missouri as may be deemed necessary in the future.  (Ord. 151.)

            Therefore any person failing to comply with the provisions of this Ordinance shall be adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 151; 1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13.)

Secs. 23-262 to 23-266.  Reserved.

ARTICLE V

TURNING MOVEMENTS 

DIVISION 2.  LEFT TURNS PROHIBITED  

Sec. 23-267.  Jefferson Street. 

      (a)   Northbound Jefferson turning onto Springfield Street:

            Hereafter it shall be unlawful for any vehicle or vehicles traveling north on Jefferson St. to make a left hand turn onto West Springfield St.

      (b)  Southbound Jefferson turning onto Washington Street:

            Hereafter it shall be unlawful for any vehicle or vehicles traveling south on Jefferson St. to make a left hand turn onto Washington St.

      (c)   Penalty:

            Any person failing, neglecting, or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation with a fine of not more than $500 and/or up to 30 days in jail.

 (Ord. 362, §§1-3, 1977 Code; Ord. 804; Ord. 815)

Secs. 23-268 to 23-269.  Reserved.

DIVISION 3.  RIGHT TURNS PROHIBITED

Sec. 23-270.  Tiger Drive.

      (a)   Northbound Tiger Drive turning onto Parker Lane:

            Hereafter it shall be unlawful for any vehicle traveling north on Tiger Drive to make a right turn onto Parker Lane.

      (b)  Any person failing, neglecting, or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 790)

Secs. 23-271 to 23-272.  Reserved.

ARTICLE VI

STOP AND YIELD INTERSECTIONS 

DIVISION 1.  STOP AND YIELD SIGNS DESIGNATED 

Sec. 23-273.  Aida Street.

      (a)   Aida Street Stops at Meramec:

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling in an easterly or westerly direction over the streets of the City of St. James, Missouri, shall cause such vehicle to come to a complete stop before entering or crossing the following street:

      Aida stops at Meramec.  (Ord. 145, §1; amended by Ord. 388, §1.)

      Whoever shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance by failing to make the stop at the street crossing above designated shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 145, §2; Ord. 316, §2; 1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13.)

Sec. 23-273.1  Anna Street.

      (a)   Anna Street stops at Valley Road.

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling eastbound on Anna Street shall cause such vehicles to come to a complete stop before entering Valley Road.

      (b)  Any person failing, neglecting, or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation with a fine of not more than $500 and/or up to 30 days in jail.

(Ord. 850)

Sec. 23-274.  Bourbeuse Street. 

      (a)   Bourbeuse Street stops at Springfield Street:

            That the two stop signs on Springfield Street where it intersects with Bourbeuse be removed and a stop sign be placed on Bourbeuse Street for south bound traffic, where it intersects with Springfield Street.  (Ord. 454.)

      (b)  Bourbeuse Street Stops at Washington:

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling in an easterly or westerly direction over the streets of the City of St. James, Missouri, shall cause such vehicles to come to a complete stop before entering or crossing the following street:

      Bourbeuse stops at Washington Street.  (Ord. 145, §1; amended by Ord. 388, §1.)

      Whoever shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance by failing to make the stop at the street crossing above designated shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 145, §2; Ord. 316, §2; 1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13.) 

      (c)   Bourbeuse St. and Johnson St. and Bourbeuse St. and Rhoda St.

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling north on Bourbeuse St. in St. James, Mo. shall come to a complete stop at the intersection of Johnson St. and Bourbeuse St. and the west bound traffic traveling on Rhoda St. shall come to a complete stop at the intersection of Bourbeuse St.  (Ord. 568)

(d)  Bourbeuse Street Stops at West Hardy:

      All operators of motor vehicles traveling on Bourbeuse Street shall cause their vehicles to come to a full and complete stop at the intersection of Bourbeuse and East Hardy Street. (Ord. 1033)          

Sec. 23-275.  Carson Street.

      (a)   Carson Stops at Washington:

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling in an easterly or westerly direction over the streets of the City of St. James, Missouri shall cause such vehicles to come to a complete stop before entering or crossing the following street:

      Carson stops at Washington.  (Ord. 145, §1; amended by Ord. 388, §1.)

      Whoever shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance by failing to make the stop at the street crossing above designated shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 145, §2; Ord. 316, §2; 1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13.) 

Sec. 23-276.  Charles Avenue. 

      (a)   Charles Avenue Stops at Parker Lane:

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling in a northerly direction on Charles Avenue shall cause such vehicles to come to a complete stop before entering Parker Lane.  (Ord. 310, §1.)

      Whoever shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance be failing to make the stop at the street crossing above designated shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 310, §2;  1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13.)

Sec. 23-277.  Church Street.

      (a)   Church Street Stops at Meramec Street:

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling in a northerly direction on Church Street shall cause such vehicle to come to a complete stop before entering Meramec Street.  (Ord. 310, §1.)

      Whoever shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance by failing to make the stop at the street crossing above designated shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 310, §2; 1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13.)

Sec. 23-278.  Eldon Street.

      (a)   Eldon Stops at Bourbeuse Street:

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling in a easterly or westerly direction over the streets of the City of St. James, Missouri, shall cause such vehicle to come to a complete stop before entering or crossing the following street:

      Eldon stops at Bourbeuse.  (Ord. 145, §1; amended by Ord. 388, §1.) 

      Whoever shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance by failing to make the stop at the street crossing above designated shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 145, §2; Ord. 316, §2; 1977 Code)

      (b)  Eldon Stops at James Blvd. (Old Highway 66):

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling in northerly or southerly direction over the streets of the City of St. James, Missouri, shall cause such vehicles to come to a complete stop before entering or crossing James Blvd. (Old Highway 66).  (Ord. 153, §1.)

      Whoever shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance by failing to make the stop at the street crossing as designated above shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 153, §2; 1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13.)

      (c)   Eldon Stops at Meramec:

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling in an easterly or westerly direction over the streets of the City of St. James, Missouri, shall cause such vehicles to come to a complete stop before entering or crossing the following street:

      Eldon stops at Meramec.  (Ord. 145, §1; amended by Ord. 388, §1.)

      Whoever shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance by failing to make the stop at the street crossing above designated shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 145, §2;  Ord. 316, §2;  1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13.)

      (d)  Eldon Stops at Seymour:

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling in an easterly or westerly direction over the streets of the City of St. James, Missouri, shall cause such vehicles to come to a complete stop before entering or crossing the following street:

      Eldon stops at Seymour.  (Ord. 145, §1; amended by Ord. 388, §1.)

      Whoever shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance by failing to make the stop at the street crossing above designated shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 145, §2; Ord. 316, §2; 1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13.) 

Sec. 23-279.  Emory Street.

      (a)   Emory Stops at Bourbeuse:

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling in an easterly or westerly direction over the streets of the City of St. James, Missouri, shall cause such vehicle to come to a complete stop before entering or crossing the following street:

      Emory stops at Bourbeuse Street.  (Ord. 145, §1;  amended by Ord. 388, §1.)

      Whoever shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance by failing to make the stop at the street crossing above designated shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 145, §2;  Ord. 316, §2;  1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13.)

Sec. 23-280.  Florine Street.

      (a)   Florine Stops at Meramec:

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling in an easterly or westerly direction over the streets of the City of St. James, Missouri, shall cause such vehicles to come to a complete stop before entering or crossing the following street:

      Florine stops at Meramec.  (Ord. 145, §1; amended by Ord. 388, §1)

      Whoever shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance by failing to make the stop at the street crossing above designated shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 145, §2; Ord. 316, §2; 1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13)

Sec. 23-280.1  Grover Street.

      (a)   Grover Street Stops at Marcella Street

            North and South bound traffic on Grover Street shall come to a complete stop before entering Marcella   Street.

      (b)  Grover Street Stops at Aida Street

            North and South bound traffic on Grover Street shall come to a complete stop before entering Aida

            Street.

      (c)   Penalty

            Any person failing, neglecting, or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation with a fine of not more than $500 and/or up to 90 days in jail.

 (Ord. 859)

Sec. 23-281.  Hardy Street.

      (a)   Hardy Street Stops at Bourbeuse Street:

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling on west Hardy Street shall cause his vehicle to come to a full and complete stop before entering the intersection with Bourbeuse Street.  (Ord. 316, §2)

      Whoever shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance by failing to comply with this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 316, §3; 1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13)

      (b)  Hardy Stops at Meramec:

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling in a easterly or westerly direction over the streets of the City of St. James, Missouri, shall cause such vehicles to come to a complete stop before entering or crossing the following street:

      Hardy stops at Meramec.  (Ord. 145, §1; amended by Ord. 388, §1)

      Whoever shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance by failing to make the stop at the street crossing above designated shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 145, §2; Ord. 316, §2; 1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13.)

      (c)   Hardy Stops at Seymour.  (4-way stop):

            Whereas, the nature of the heavy traffic at the corner of Hardy and Seymour Streets where the High School, Church of God, and factory connect, it is deemed advisable to make this a four way stop instead of two way.  (Ord. 388, §1.)

      Whoever shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance by failing to make the stop at the street crossing above designated shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 145, §2; Ord. 316, §2;  1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13.)  (See also Sec. 23-290)

(d)  Hardy Street Stops at Jackson Street:

      All operators of motor vehicles traveling on West Hardy shall cause his vehicle to come to a full and complete stop before entering the intersection with Jackson Street. (Ord. 1033 

Sec. 23-282.  Jackson Street.

      (a)   Jackson South Stops at West Hardy Street:

            The driver or operator of any vehicle shall cause his vehicle to come to a full and complete stop when proceeding on South Jackson before entering the intersection with West Hardy Street.  (Ord. 289, §3)

      Whoever shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance by failing to comply with this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 289, §4; 1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13. 

Sec. 23-282.1  Jill Drive.

      (a)   Jill Drive stops at Jana Lane:

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling in a southerly direction on Jill Drive shall cause such vehicles to come to a complete stop before entering Jana Lane.

      Any person failing, neglecting, or refusing to comply with the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 696)

Sec. 23-283.  Johnson Street.

      (a)   Johnson Street Stops at Bourbeuse Street:

            The driver or operator of any vehicle shall cause his vehicle to come to a full and complete stop when proceeding on Johnson Street before entering the intersection of Bourbeuse Street.  (Ord. 289, §1)

      Whoever shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance by failing to comply with this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 289, §4; 1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13)

Sec. 23-284.  Louise Avenue.

      (a)   North Louise Avenue yields at Parker Lane:

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling in a northerly direction on Louise Avenue shall cause such vehicles to yield before entering Parker Lane.  (Ord. 310, §1; Ord. 764)

      Any person failing, neglecting, or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 310, §2; 1977 Code; Ord. 764)

Sec. 23-284.1  Marcella St.

      (a)   Marcella Street Stops at Maramec St.:

            West bound traffic from Marcella Street shall come to a complete stop before entering Maramec Street.

      (b)  Marcella Street Stops at Highway 68 a.k.a. Jefferson Street.

            East bound traffic from Marcella Street shall come to a complete stop before entering Highway 68

            a.k.a. Jefferson Street.

  1. Penalty

            Any person failing, neglecting or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation with a fine of not more than $500 and/or up to 90 days in jail.  (Ord. 695; Ord. 860)

Sec. 23-284.2  Mitejo St.

      (a)   Mitejo St. stops at Sidney St.:

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling south on Mitejo St. shall cause such vehicles to come to a complete stop before entering Sidney St.

Any person failing, neglecting or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord.729)

Sec. 23-285.  Mueller Street.

      (a)   Mueller Stops at James Blvd. (Old Highway 66):

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling in a northerly or southerly direction over the streets of the City of St. James, Missouri, shall cause such vehicles to come to a complete stop before entering or crossing James Blvd.  (Old Highway 66).  (Ord. 153, §1)

      Whoever shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance by failing to make the stop at the street crossing as designated above shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 153, §2; 1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13.)

Sec. 23-286.  Orchard Street.

      (a)   Orchard Street Northbound Stops at Olga Street:

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling in a northerly direction on Orchard Street shall cause such vehicle to come to a complete stop before entering Olga Street.  (Ord. 329, §1) 

      Whoever shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance by failing to make the stop at this street crossing above designated shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 329, §2; 1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13)

Sec. 23-286.2  Parker Lane.

      (a)   Parker Lane stops at Matlock Drive:

      All operators of motor vehicles traveling in an easterly or westerly direction on Parker Lane in the City of St. James, Missouri shall cause such vehicles to come to a complete stop before entering or crossing Matlock Drive.

      (b)  Stop signs shall be placed on Parker Lane at the intersection of Matlock Drive and Parker Lane, one to face the East bound traffic and one to face the West bound traffic.

      (c)   Any person failing, neglecting, or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 689) 

Sec. 23-286.3  Parker Lane. 

      (a)   Parker Lane stops at North Louise Ave.

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling eastbound on Parker Lane shall cause such vehicles to come to a complete stop before entering North Louise Avenue. 

      (b)  Any person failing, neglecting, or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 765)

Sec. 23-287.  Rhoda Street.

(a)   Rhoda Street Stops at Bourbeuse Street:

            The driver or operator of any vehicle shall cause his vehicle to come to a full and complete stop when proceeding on Rhoda Street before entering the intersection with Bourbeuse Street.  (Ord. 289, §2)

      Whoever shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance by failing to comply with this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 289, §4; 1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13)

Sec. 23-287.10.  St. Ann Ave.

      (a)   St. Ann Avenue stops at N. Springfield Road:

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling in an easterly direction on St. Ann Avenue shall cause such vehicles to come to a complete stop before entering N. Springfield Road.

            Any person failing, neglecting, or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 702)

Sec. 23-287.11.  St. Francis Street.

      All operators of motor vehicles traveling East or West on St. Francis Street shall cause such vehicles to come to a complete stop before entering or crossing Walter Street. 

      Penalty. Any person failing, neglecting, or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation with a fine of not more than $500 and/or up to 90 days in jail.  (Ord. 891)

Sec. 23-288.  St. Johns Street.

      (a)   St. Johns Street Stops at St. Francois Street:

            Whereas, the nature of the heavy traffic at the corner of St. Johns and St. Francois Streets, it is deemed advisable to make St. Johns a stop intersection where it connects to St. Francois Street.  (Ord. 402, §1.)

Sec. 23-289.  Scioto Street.

      (a)   Scioto Street Stops at Bourbeuse Street:

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling in an easterly or westerly direction over the streets of the City of St. James, Missouri, shall cause such vehicles to come to a complete stop before entering or crossing the following street:

      Scioto Street stops at Bourbeuse Street.  (Ord. 145, §1; amended by Ord. 388, §1.)

      Whoever shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance by failing to make the stop at the street crossing above designated shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 145, §2; Ord. 316, §2; 1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13.)

      (b)  Scioto Street Stops at Meramec:

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling in an easterly or westerly direction over the streets of the City of St. James, Missouri, shall cause such vehicles to come to a complete stop before entering or crossing the following street:

      Scioto Street stops at Meramec.  (Ord. 145, §1; amended by Ord. 388, §1.)

      Whoever shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance by failing to make the stop at the street crossing above designated shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 145, §2; Ord. 316, §2; 1977 Code)

(For penalty see Sec. 1-13.

Sec. 23-290.  Seymour Street.

      (a)   Seymour Stops at Hardy Street (4-way stop):

            Whereas, the nature of the heavy traffic at the corner of Seymour and Hardy Streets where the High School, Church of God, and factory connect, it is deemed advisable to make this a four way stop instead of a two way.  (Ord. 388, §1.)

Whoever shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance by failing to make the stop at the street crossing above designated shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 145, §2;  Ord. 316, §2;  1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13.)

      (b)  Seymour Street Stops at James Blvd. (Old Highway 66):

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling in a northerly or southerly direction over the streets of the City of St. James, Missouri, shall cause such vehicles to come to a complete stop before entering or crossing James Blvd.  (Old. Highway 66).  (Ord. 153, §1.)

      Whoever shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance by failing to make the stop at the street crossing as designated above shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 153, §2;  1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13.)  (See also Sec. 23-281)

      (c)   Seymour Street Stops at Home Drive:

            All operators of motor vehicles shall cause his vehicle to come to a full and complete stop when proceeding on Seymour Street before entering the intersection of Home Drive.

      Whoever who shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance by failing to comply with this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 421, §1.)

Sec. 23-290.1  Sidney Street.

      (a)   East bound traffic on Sidney Street stops at Benjamin Blvd.

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling eastbound on Sidney St. shall cause such vehicles to come to a complete stop at Benjamin Blvd.

      (b)  West bound traffic on Sidney Street stops at Benjamin Blvd.

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling westbound on Sidney St. shall cause such vehicles to come to a complete stop at Benjamin Blvd.

      (c)   Southbound traffic on Sidney Street stops at State Highway B.

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling southbound on Sidney St. shall cause such vehicles to come to a complete stop at State Highway B.

      (d)  Any person failing, neglecting, or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation with a fine of not more than $500 and/or up to 30 days in jail.  (Ord. 857)

Sec. 23-291.  Springfield Road.

      (a)   Springfield Road Stops at James Blvd.  (Old Highway 66):

            North and South bound traffic shall come to a complete stop before entering or crossing James Blvd. (Old Highway 66)

      (b)  Springfield Road Stops at Meramec Street:

            East and West bound traffic shall come to a complete stop before entering or crossing Maramec Street.

      (c)   Springfield Road Stops at Seymour Street:

            East and West bound traffic shall come to a complete stop before entering or crossing Seymour Street.

      (d)  Springfield Road Stops at Eldon Street:

            West bound traffic shall come to a complete stop before entering or crossing Eldon Street.

      (e)   Springfield Road Stops at Jefferson Street:

            East and West bound traffic shall come to a complete stop before entering or crossing Jefferson Street.

      (f)   Penalty:

            Any person failing, neglecting, or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation with a fine of not more than $500 and/or up to 30 days in jail.

(Ord. 153, §§1-2; 1977 Code; Ord. 145, §1-2, 1977 Code; Ord. 316, §2; 1977 Code; Ord. 388, §1; Ord. 805) 

Sec. 23-291.1.  Terry Lane.

      (a)   Terry Lane stops for Jill Drive: 

            (1)  The shrubbery at the junction of Terry Lane and Jill Drive in the Sbabo addition presents a hazardous situation when two or more vehicles from Jill Drive and Terry Lane confront one another at the junction, and;

            (2)  It has been recommended by the police department to install stop signs on Terry Lane at the junction to lessen the risk of vehicle accidents.

            (3)  Therefore be it resolved for the street department to be authorized to install stop signs on Terry Lane at the northeast corner and at the southwest corner of the Terry Lane - Jill Drive junction and also authorize the mayor to sign the ordinance.  (Ord. 506)

Sec. 23-291.2.  Trevor Road.

      (a)   Trevor Lane Stops at Kathryn Drive.

North east bound traffic from Trevor Lane shall come to a complete stop before entering Kathryn Drive. (Ord. 837)

      (b)  Trevor Lane Stops at Valley Road.

North west bound traffic from Trevor Lane shall come to a complete stop before entering Valley Road. (Ord. 836)

      (c)   Penalty.

Any person failing, neglecting, or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation with a fine of not more than $500 and/or up to 90 days in jail.

(Ord. 502, §§1 & 2; Ord. 836; Ord. 837)

Sec. 23-291.3.  Valley Road. 

      (a)   Valley Road Stops at Kathryn Drive:

North east bound traffic from Valley Road shall come to a complete stop before entering Kathryn Drive.

      (b)  Penalty.

Any person failing, neglecting, or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation with a fine of not more than $500 and/or up to 90 days in jail.

(Ord. 502, §§1 & 2; Ord. 835)

Sec. 23-292.  Walters Street.

      (a)   Walters Street Stops at James Blvd. (Old Highway 66):

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling in a northerly or southerly direction over the streets of the City of St. James, Missouri, shall cause such vehicles to come to a complete stop before entering or crossing James Blvd.  (Old Highway 66).  (Ord. 153, §1.)

      Whoever shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance by failing to make the stop at the street crossing as designated above shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 153, §2;  1977 Code)

      (b)  Walters Street Stops at St. Francis Street:

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling on Walters Street shall cause such vehicles to come to a complete stop before entering St. Francis Street.  (Ord. 351, §2.)

      Whoever shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance by failing to make the stop at these street crossings above designated shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 351, §31;  1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13.)

      (c)   Walters Street Stops at Winter Drive:

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling on Walters Street shall cause such vehicles to come to a complete stop before entering Winter Drive.  (Ord. 351, §1.)

      Whoever shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance by failing to make the stop at these street crossings above designated shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 351, §3;  1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13.)

Sec. 23-293.  Washington Street.

      (a)   Washington Street Stops at Meramec:

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling in an easterly or westerly direction over the streets of the City of St. James, Missouri, shall cause such vehicles to come to a complete stop before entering or crossing the following street:

      Washington stops at Meramec.  (Ord. 145, §1;  amended by Ord. 388, §1.)

      Whoever shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance by failing to make the stop at the street crossings above designated shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 145, §2;  Ord. 316, §2; 1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13.)

      (b)  Washington Stops at Seymour:

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling in a northerly direction on Washington Street shall cause such vehicles to come to a complete stop before entering Seymour Street.  (Ord. 310, §1.)

      Whoever shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance by failing to make the stop at the street crossings above designated shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 310, §2;  1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13.

Sec. 23-294.  Winter Drive.

      (a)   Winter Drive Stops at Seymour Street:

            All operators of motor vehicles shall cause his vehicle to come to a full and complete stop when proceeding on Winter Drive before entering the intersection of Seymour Street.

      Whoever who shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance by failing to comply with this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 422, §1.)

Sec. 23-295.  Wishon Street.

      All operators of motor vehicles traveling on Wishon Street shall cause such vehicles to come to a complete stop before entering or crossing Eldon Street, James Blvd., Scioto Street or Winter Drive.

      (a)   Wishon St. traffic stops at Eldon Street intersection.

      (b)  Wishon St. traffic stops both directions at James Blvd. intersections. (Old Highway 66)

      (c)   Wishon St. traffic stops both directions at Scioto Street intersections.

      (d)  Wishon St. traffic stops at Winter Drive intersection.

      (e)   Penalty.

            Any person failing, neglecting, or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation with a fine of not more than $500 and/or up to 90 days in jail.

 (Ord. 145, §2; Ord. 153, §§1-2, 1977 Code; Ord. 145, §1; Ord. 316, §2; 1977 Code; Ord. 388, §1; Ord. 869)

Sec. 23-296.  Verkamp Additions.

      All operators of motor vehicles traveling on the streets of St. James in the Verkamp 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Additions shall come to a complete stop at the intersections of the following streets:

            St. Francis Street at St. Francis Circle

            St. Francis Street at Kyle Street

            Kyle Street at St. Marcus Street

            Kyle Street at St. Michael Street

            Kyle Street at St. Ann Street

            St. Ann Street at St. Marie Street

            St. Marie Street at St. Michael Street

            St. John Street at St. Marcus Street

            St. Ann Street at St. Richard Street

            St. Ann Street at St. Dennis Street

            St. Ann Street at St. Gregory Street

            St. Ann Street at St. David Street

            North Springfield at Courtney Street

            Courtney Street at St. David Street

            Courtney Street at St. Gregory Street

            Courtney Street at St. Dennis Street

(Ord. 567)

Sec. 23-297.  Parker Lane. 

      (a)   Parker Lane stops at Tiger Drive (north of Parker Lane).

            All operators of motor vehicles traveling on Parker Lane shall cause such vehicles to come to a complete stop before entering or crossing the Tiger Drive (north of Parker Lane) intersection.

            Any person failing, neglecting, or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 725; Ord. 743)

Sec. 23-298.  Tiger Drive.

      (a)   Tiger Drive stops at Matlock Drive.

            All operators of  motor vehicles traveling on Tiger Drive shall cause such vehicles to come to a complete stop before entering Matlock Drive.

            Any person failing, neglecting, or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 725; Ord. 743)

Secs. 23-299 to 23-300.  Reserved.

ARTICLE VII

TRAFFIC SIGNALS 

Sec. 23-301.  James Boulevard (U.S. Highway 66). 

      (a)   James Blvd. at Jefferson Street (Missouri State Highway 68):

            That for the protection of the traveling public, the usual adequate stop and go electric signs, automatically operated, should be placed appropriately where said James Blvd.  (U.S. Highway 66) is crossed by Jefferson Street (Missouri State Highway 68) within the limits of the City of St. James, Missouri, as above stated, indicating the traffic on each of said highways, in a manner that the traveling public using either of said highways may pass over said crossing with safety.  (Ord. 160, §1.)

      For the purposes above indicated, and in the interest of public safety, the establishment of such stop and go signs is declared a public necessity and in the interest of public safety and is hereby ordered, ordained and established.  (Ord. 160, §2.)

      The city clerk is hereby directed to furnish a copy of this Ordinance to the commissioners of the state highway department with the request that said department install the warning signs herein provided for.  (Ord. 160, §3.)

Sec. 23-302.  Jefferson Street. 

      (a)   Jefferson Street (Missouri State Highway 66) at James Blvd. (U.S. Highway 66):

            That for the protection of the traveling public, the usual and adequate stop and go electric signs, automatically operated, should be placed appropriately where said Jefferson Street (Missouri State Highway 68) is crossed by James Blvd. (U.S. Highway 66) within the limits of the City of St. James, Missouri, as above stated, indicating the traffic on each of said highways, in a manner that traveling public using either of said highways may pass over said crossing with safety.  (Ord. 160, §1.)

      For the purposes above indicated, and in the interest of public safety, the establishment of such stop and go signs is declared a public necessity and in the interest of public safety and is hereby ordered, ordained and established.  (Ord. 160, §2.) 

      The city clerk is hereby directed to furnish a copy of this Ordinance to the commissioners of the state highway department with the request that said department install the warning signs herein provided for.  (Ord. 160, §3.) 

      (b)  Jefferson Street at off ramp to overpass:

            All operators of motor vehicles, shall cause such vehicles to comply with the electric stop and go signals on entering, crossing, continuing on or exiting from Jefferson St. (Highway 68) at the South end of the St. James overpass. (Ord. 692)

      (c)   Jefferson Street at B Highway:

            All operators of motor vehicles, shall cause such vehicles to comply with the electric stop and go signals when entering onto or exiting from Jefferson St. (Highway 68) at Highway B. (Ord. 692)

      (d)  Jefferson Street at North Outer Road:

            All operators of motor vehicles, shall cause such vehicles to comply with the electric stop and go signals when entering onto or exiting from Jefferson St. (Highway 68) at the North Outer Road.  (Ord. 692) 

      (e)   Jefferson Street at Matlock Drive:

            All operators of motor vehicles, shall cause such vehicles to comply with the electric stop and go signals when entering onto or exiting from Matlock Drive.  (Ord. 692) 

      (f)   Any person failing, neglecting, or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 692)

Secs. 23-303 to 23-307.  Reserved. 

ARTICLE VIII

METHOD OF PARKING 

DIVISION 1.  ANGLE PARKING AREAS

Sec. 23-308.  Eldon Street.

      (a)   North side of Eldon Street between Jefferson Street and Kroger Drive:

            Due to the crowded condition of Eldon Street, which lies between Jefferson and Meramec Street, it therefore becomes necessary to establish the following:

            (1)  That there shall be angle parking on the north side of Eldon Street from the corner of Jefferson and Eldon to the Kroger Drive, which goes into their parking lot.

            (2)  That there shall be a time limit of 15 minutes for parking in the zone (from corner of Eldon and Jefferson to Kroger Drive).  (Ord. 157, §1.) 

      Whoever shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 157, §2;  1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13.)     

Sec. 23-309.  Jefferson Street.

      (a)   Jefferson Street between Springfield Street and Alley north of Springfield Street:

Hereafter all motor vehicles parked on Jefferson Street, in the City of St. James, Missouri, from Springfield Street north to an alley between Eldon Street and James Blvd. (Highway 66), shall be parked at an angle of approximately 45o as marked out for parking purposes and shall be between the lines marked.  (Ord. 135, §1.)

      Whoever shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 135, §3;  1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13.)

Secs. 23-310 to 23-314.  Reserved.

ARTICLE VIII

METHOD OF PARKING 

DIVISION 2.  PARALLEL PARKING AREAS 

Sec. 23-315.  Jefferson Street. 

      (a)   Jefferson Street between Alley north of Springfield Street and I-44:

            All motor vehicles parked on said Jefferson Street from an alley between Eldon Street and James Blvd. (Highway 66) north to James Blvd. (Highway 66), shall be parked parallel with the curb, as close as practicable.  (Ord. 135, §2.)

      Whoever shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 135, §3;  1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13.)

      (b)  Jefferson Street on west side between Washington and Hardy Street:

            (1)  City officials have been alerted of the dangers existing of emerging traffic from West Hardy and West Washington Streets into Jefferson Street, and

            (2)  The police and street departments personnel have investigated the conditions and have recommended a change from angle parking to parallel parking on the West of Jefferson between Washing and Hardy Streets which will increase the visibility of approaching vehicles.

      Be it therefore resolved that the ordinance be approved and the mayor be authorized to sign it.  (Ord. 501)

Sec. 23-316.  Meramec Street. 

      (a)   100 Block of South Meramec Street:

            Hereafter, persons desiring to park their vehicles on the one hundred (100) block of South Meramec St. shall park the same with the right side of the vehicle as near the right hand of the street as practicable on both the east and west side of the block.  (Ord. 378, §2.)

Sec. 23-317.  Springfield Street.

      (a)   Springfield Street between Jefferson and Meramec Street:

            Hereafter persons desiring to park their vehicles on Springfield Street between Jefferson Street and Meramec Street in the City of St. James, Missouri, shall park the same with the right side of the vehicle as near the right hand side of the street as practicable, and with a single space for a parked vehicle.  (Ord. 226, §1.)

      Any person violating the provisions of this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 266, §2;  1977 Code.)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13.)

Sec. 23-318.  Washington Street. 

      (a)   South side, 100 block of West Washington Street:

            Hereafter persons desiring to park their vehicles on the south side of the one hundred (100) block of West Washington Street shall park the same with the right side of the vehicle as near the right hand of the street as practicable.  (Ord. 378, §1.)

Secs. 23-319 to 23-323.  Reserved.

ARTICLE IX

STOPPING, STANDING OR PARKING

PROHIBITED IN SPECIFIED PLACES 

DIVISION 1.  GENERALLY1

Sec. 23-324.  Parking prohibited.

      (a)   Near Fire Station:

            (1)  No person, firm, corporation or association, shall be permitted to park any motor vehicle in the area on the north side of East Hardy Street described as from the west side of the city fire department facility a distance of 54 feet in a westerly direction to a fire plug, thence north a distance of 30 feet to the gate to the city wellhouse, thence east along the reservoir to the west wall of the city fire department facility, thence south 30 feet to the north line of East Hardy Street.  (Ord. 392A, §1.)

            (2)  This ordinance shall not apply to the parking of police, fire and emergency vehicles and fire department personnel.  (Ord. 392A, §2.)

            (3)  Any person violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not less than ten ($10.00) dollars nor more than fifty ($50.00) dollars.  (Ord. 392A, §3.)  (See also section 23-143.)

      (b)  East side Jefferson Street fronting Phelps County Bank Parking Lot:

            (1)  Cars parking along the north part of the east curb fronting the Phelps County Bank parking lot reduce the visibility of the approaching traffic from the south for autos leaving the Phelps County Bank parking lot, and 

            (2)  Painting a NO PARKING ZONE by use of a yellow curb of fifteen feet from the end of the curb fronting the Phelps County Bank Parking Lot will improve the visiliby of approaching traffic from South Jefferson Street.  (Ord. 504)

Sec. 23-325.  Prohibiting parking of motor vehicles on private parking lots.

      (a)   It shall be unlawful for any unauthorized person to park, cause to be parked, or to enter for the purpose of parking any motor vehicle or other wheeled vehicle on any private parking lot in the City of St. James, MO as hereinafter defined.

      (b)  “Private parking lot” as used in this Section means any real estate within the City of St. James, Missouri designated as a private parking lot by the owner thereof and marked as such by a sign or signs conspicuously posted at and or in the parking lot. Signs shall be at least eighteen (18) inches wide by twenty-four (24) inches high or larger with a minimum of 4 inch lettering for the announcement portion of the sign, example “Customer Parking” and 2.5 inches high for the instructional portion, example “8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.”, with a white background, red border and red lettering.

      “Unauthorized person” as used in this Section means any person not authorized by the owner of the lot either by private contract or by appropriate language on the posted sign referred to above such as “Parking limited to the customer of (name of owner or business) or words of similar effect.

      (c)   Upon written complaint to the police department of the City of St. James, Missouri, by the owner of the parking lot or by his agent or by an individual renting designated space in the private parking lot, the police department of the City of St. James, Missouri may cause the violating vehicle to be ticketed.

      (d)  Penalty. Any person failing, neglecting, or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation with a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500) and/or up to ninety days in jail.  (Ord. 880, §§1-4; Ord. 944)

ARTICLE IX

STOPPING, STANDING OR PARKING

PROHIBITED IN SPECIFIED PLACES 

DIVISION 2.  NO PARKING ZONES DESIGNATED 

Sec. 23-330.  Bourbeuse Street. 

      (a)   East side of Bourbeuse between Springfield and Eldon Streets:

            Hereafter it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to park along the east side of North Bourbeuse Street in the one block section between West Springfield and West Eldon Streets, being the block in front of City Hall.  (Ord. 373, §1.) 

      Any person violating this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, or may proceed to the provisions of Ordinance No. 261 establishing a violations clerk and providing for the payment of non-moving offense.  (Ord. 373, §2; 1977 Code.)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13.) 

Sec. 23-331.  Meramec Street.

      (a)   Meramec Street between railroad tracks and Washington Street:

            It is further ordained by the city council that no parking shall be permitted on Meramec Street, on the pavement, between the railroad tracks (South side of track) to where said street intersects with Washington Street.  (Ord. 48, §7.) 

Sec. 23-332.  Scioto Street. 

      (a)   North side of Scioto adjacent to High School:

            Hereafter it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to park along the north side of East Scioto Street for a one block section, being the grounds of the John F. Hodge High School.  (Ord. 350, §1.) 

      Any person violating this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, or may proceed to the provisions of Ordinance No. 261 establishing a violations clerk and providing for payment of a non-moving offense.  (Ord. 350, §2;  1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13.)

      (b)  South side of Scioto Street beginning at Emory Street and extending eastwardly along the football field (City Park).

      WHEREAS: A number of residents residing on Scioto and Lois St., East of Emory Street have, in a petition, requested the NO PARKING ordinance, and; 

      WHEREAS: the condition of double parking on Scioto, East of Emory, when individuals attend football games has closed entrance to the residents who live in the described area, and; 

      WHEREAS: all lanes and streets must be open particularly in event of emergencies the request for an ordinance is justified.

      BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT THIS ORDINANCE BE ENACTED AND BECOME EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN IT.  (Ord. 525)

Sec. 23-333.  Sidney Street. 

      (a)   South side of Sidney Street:

            Hereafter it shall be unlawful for any person to park along the south side of Sidney Street from Highway 68 to Highway "B".  (Ord. 307, §1.)

      Any person violating this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, or may proceed to the provisions of Ordinance No. 261 establishing a violations clerk and providing for payment of a non-moving offense.  (Ord. 307, §2; 1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13.) 

Sec. 23-334.  Springfield Street. 

      (a)   There shall be "No Parking" on either side of Springfield Street from the junction of Springfield Street and Eldon Street west to the city limits.

      (b)  There shall be "No Parking" on the South side of Springfield Street between Bourbeuse Street and Maramec Street.

      (c)   Any person failing, neglecting, or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation with a fine of not more than $500 and/or up to 30 days in jail. (Ord. 48, §7; Ord. 156, §§1-2; Ord. 527; Ord. 623; Ord. 795) 

Sec. 334.1  East side of Emory Street. 

ESTABLISH A “NO PARKING – PICK UP AND DROP OFF ONLY” ZONE ON THE EAST SIDE OF EMORY STREET STARTING 30 FEET NORTH OF THE JOHNSON AND EMORY STREETS PROPERTY INTERSECT AND CONTINUING 90 FEET NORTH. 

WHEREAS:  This Ordinance shall be recorded as Section 23-334.1 in the St. James City Code of Ordinances.

WHEREAS: Any person failing, neglecting or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the City of St. James that the ordinance shall be accepted and authorize the mayor to sign it on this 3rd day of September, 2002.  (Ord. 754)

Sec. 23-335.  Washington Street. 

      (a)     (Ord. 48, §7.) (Repealed by Ord. 623

Sec. 23-336.  West side of Home Drive. 

      WHEREAS: A written request has been presented by the Administrator of the Missouri Veteran's Home to the City of St. James requesting the designation of the west side of Home Drive as a "NO PARKING AREA," and 

      WHEREAS: Home Drive is the main entrance to the Veterans' Home for commercial vehicles, and

      WHEREAS: The street department supervisor has investigated the problem, reporting that the width of Home Drive is too narrow to permit parking on each side, and

      WHEREAS: The request is reasonable and justified.

      THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED THAT THE REQUEST BE GRANTED AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN ITS APPROVAL THIS 4TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 1989.  (Ord. 498)

Sec. 23-337.  James Boulevard. 

      (a)   James Boulevard - No parking on the south side of James Boulevard between Jefferson and Seymour Streets

            The two hour parking limit on the south side of James Boulevard from Jefferson to Seymour Street has not improved the crowded condition of the area, and 

            Improvement of the situation seemingly can be secured with a No Parking Ordinance.  (Ord. 469, §§1-2; Ord. 513.) 

Sec. 23-338.  West side of Highway 68 directly across from the John F. Hodge High School. 

      WHEREAS: Parked cars along the west side of Highway 68 in front of John F. Hodge High School are obstructing the view of drivers pulling out on to Highway 68 from the alley. 

      Be it therefore ordained by the Mayor and City Council of the City of St. James, Missouri that two "No Parking from here to alley" signs shall be placed on the west-side of Highway 68 across from John F. Hodge High School, one shall be placed fifteen feet north of the alley and another fifteen feet south of the alley in the Block between Hardy and Scioto Streets.  (Ord. 635) 

Sec. 23-339.  Matlock Drive.

      Whereas: Hereafter it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to park their vehicle along either side of Matlock Drive. 

      Whereas: There shall be "No Parking" signs placed on both sides of Matlock Drive. 

      Whereas: Any person failing, neglecting, or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. 

      Be it therefore ordained that the above provisions be made as written and grant the Mayor the authorization to sign this Ordinance on this 6th day of November, 2000.  (Ord. 690)

Sec. 23-340.  Jefferson Street. 

      (a)   There shall be no parking on Jefferson Street between Scioto Street to Burchwood Drive. 

      (b)  Penalty:

            Any person failing, neglecting or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation with a fine of not more than $500 and/or up to 30 days in jail. (Ord. 807; Ord. 814)

Sec. 23-340.1.  Nelson Hart Drive.

      WHEREAS:  Parked cars along Nelson Hart Drive in Nelson Hart Park are obstructing the views of drivers in the park, and that parents and their children regularly cross Nelson Hart Drive between the athletic fields and has created a dangerous situation for pedestrians and drivers.

      Be it therefore ordained by the mayor and city council of the City of St. James, Missouri, that “No Parking” signs be placed along Nelson Hart Drive every fifteen feet along the North and South sides of the road, as required, from West Springfield Street to the Community Hall parking lot. (Ord. 1063)

ARTICLE X

STOPPING, STANDING OR PARKING

RESTRICTED ON CERTAIN STREETS 

Sec. 23-341.  Hardy Street.

      (a)   From Seymour to Park Street:

            Hereafter it shall be unlawful to park on the North side of Hardy Street from Seymour to Park Streets from Hardy to Park 70 ft. North from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  (Ord. 412, §1)

Sec. 23-342.  Jefferson Street.

 (Ord. 440, §§1-3) (Repealed by Ord. 971)

Sec. 23-343.  South side of Hardy Street.

      WHEREAS: The For Your Convenience factory has requested no parking between the hours of 6:00 to 8:00 a.m. on the south side of Hardy Street directly across from the dock area; and,

      WHEREAS: The trash trucks can not access the dumpster if cars are parked in this area; and,

      WHEREAS: Currently only one side of the dock area is accessible due to the dumpster placement; and,

      WHEREAS: A "No Parking Sign" would allow the dumpster to be moved away from the dock door and still allow the trash truck to have access to it. 

      BE IT THEREFORE ORDAINED by the Mayor and City Council of the City of St. James, Missouri that "No Parking between the hours of 6:00 to 8:00 a.m." signs shall be placed on the south side of Hardy across from the dock area located at For Your Convenience.  (Ord. 634) 

Sec. 23-344.  Tiger Drive from Parker Lane to Matlock Dr.

      Hereafter it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to park, stand, or stop a vehicle on either side of Tiger Drive from Parker Lane to Matlock Drive. 

      Any person failing, neglecting, or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 724; Ord. 743)

Sec. 23-345.  Parker Lane.

      Hereafter, it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to park, stand, or stop a vehicle on either side of Parker Lane.

      Any person failing, neglecting, or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 724)

Sec. 23-346.  South side of Aida St. fronting the Baptist Church, from Meramec St. to Grover St.

      Hereafter it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to park a vehicle on the South side of Aida St. from Meramec St. to Grover St.

      Any person failing, neglecting, or refusing to comply with the provisions of this ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 745)

Sec. 23-347.  South side of St. Francis Avenue between Home Drive and Walters Street.

      Hereafter it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to park a vehicle on the South side of St. Francis Avenue between Home Drive and Walters Street.

      Any person failing, neglecting, or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 766)

Sec.  23-348. East side of North Springfield Road between James Blvd. and St. Ann Ave.

      (a)   Hereafter it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to park a vehicle on the East side of North Springfield Road between James Blvd. and St. Ann Ave.

      (b)  Any person failing, neglecting or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation with a fine of not more than $500 and/or up to 30 days in jail.  (Ord. 967)

Sec. 23-348.1  Two parking spaces South side of East Scioto Street between Jefferson and Wishon Streets. 

      (a)   Two parking spaces on the South Side of East Scioto Street, between Jefferson Street and Wishon Street, shall be designated as thirty minute parking between the week day hours of 8 A.M. and 4 P.M.

      (b)  Any person failing, neglecting or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation with a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500) and/or up to ninety days in jail.  (Ord. 973) 

ARTICLE XI

PARKING TIME LIMITATIONS 

Sec. 23-349.  Hardy Street.

      (a)   Hardy Street - Two-hour parking limitation at the intersection of Meramec Street and the intersection of Jefferson Street:

            Hereafter it shall be unlawful for any one to park their vehicle over a two hour limit between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday of each week.  (Ord. 419, §1)

      (b)  (Ord. 826; Repealed by Ord. 972)

      (c)   Penalty. Any person failing, neglecting or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation with a fine of not more than $500 and/or up to 90 days in jail.  (Ord. 456, §§1-2; Ord. 826)

Sec. 23-350.  Jefferson Street.

      (a)  East side of Jefferson Street between Washington and Alley South of Washington:

            Hereafter it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to park along the east side of South Jefferson Street between West Washington and the Alley South for over a period of two (2) hours.  (Ord. 326, §1)

      Any person violating this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, or may proceed to the provisions of Ordinance No. 261 establishing a violations clerk and providing for the payment of a non-moving offense.  (Ord. 326, §2; 1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13.)

      (b)  North Jefferson Street (Theatre Zone):

            (Ord. 363, §2; 1977 Code)  (Repealed by Ord. 841)

Sec. 23-351.  Meramec Street.

      (a)   East side of Meramec Street between West Eldon Street and the alley north of Springfield Street:

            Hereafter it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to park their vehicle over a two hour limit between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except on Sunday, along the east side of Meramec Street between West Eldon Street and the alley north of Springfield Street.

      (b)  West side of Meramec Street between West Eldon Street and Springfield Street:

            Hereafter it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to park their vehicle over a two hour limit between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except on Sunday, along the west side of Meramec Street between West Eldon Street and Springfield Street.

      (c)   Penalty.

            Any person failing, neglecting or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation with a fine of not more than $500 and/or up to 90 days in jail.

 (Ord. 460; Repealed by Ord. 795) (Ord. 858)

Sec. 23-352.  West Springfield Street.

      (a)   Limiting parking to two hours on West Springfield Street from Jefferson to Meramec Streets between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily except on Sundays.

      WHEREAS: The property owners and tenants in the above described area have petitioned the City to limit parking to two hours daily except on Sundays on West Springfield Streets from Meramec to Jefferson Streets, and 

      WHEREAS: The present system of parking deprives customers from a convenient parking privileges to secure the services of businesses on this street, and 

      WHEREAS: The request for the ordinance seems justified.

      BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT THE ORDINANCE BE ACCEPTED AND AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF ST. JAMES TO SIGN IT ON THIS 7TH DAY OF JUNE, 1993.  (Ord. 536)

Sec. 23-353.    Alley South of Phelps County Bank and True Value Store to Eldon Street on Jefferson Street.

      (a)   Restricting the daily parking, except Sundays, to two hours from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., from the Alley south of Phelps County Bank and True Value Store to Eldon Street on Jefferson Street.

      WHEREAS: All the owners and tenants of businesses of this designated area have requested the restriction on parking; and,

      WHEREAS: The request is reasonable, granting customers the privilege to park near the businesses; and,

      WHEREAS: The request would allow an increase in the number of customers desiring services from these businesses.

      BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT THE PARKING OF VEHICLES IN THE DESCRIBED AREA BE RESTRICTED TO TWO HOURS FROM 9:00 A.M., TO 5:00 P.M., EXCEPT ON SUNDAYS AND AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF ST. JAMES TO SIGN THE ORDINANCE ON THIS 7TH DAY OF JUNE, 1993.  (ORD. 535)

Sec. 23-354.    West side of North Jefferson Street from Eldon Street north to the alley.

      (a)   The parking of motor vehicles in the City of St. James, Missouri on the West side of North Jefferson Street from Eldon Street North to the alley shall be limited to two continuous hours, between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.

      (b)  The vehicle parking regulation herein shall not be enforced on Sunday and legal holidays.

      (c)   Penalty. Any person convicted of a violation of the provisions of this Ordinance shall be punished under the provision of Section 1-13 through 1-15 of the Code of the City of St. James, Missouri, known as the "General Penalty".  (Ord. 598, §§1-3)

Sec. 23-355.  Drive directly to the south of the elementary school.

WHEREAS:        The St. James R-1 Board of Education has requested no parking between the hours of 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. along the drive directly to the south of the elementary school.

WHEREAS:        A clear path for emergency vehicles will result from no parking along the drive on the south side of the elementary school.

WHEREAS:        The traffic flow at the elementary school will be more efficient during the above time frame, and;

WHEREAS:        Any person failing, neglecting or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.

BE IT THEREFORE ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. JAMES, MISSOURI THAT "NO PARKING BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 7:30 TO 8:30 A.M. AND 2:30 TO 3:30 P.M." SIGNS SHALL BE PLACED ALONG THE DRIVE DIRECTLY TO THE SOUTH OF THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.  (Ord. 606) 

Sec. 23-355.1     South side of West Washington Street between Jefferson and Meramec Streets.

WHEREAS:        The property owners and tenants in the above described area have petitioned the City to limit parking to two hours daily on West Washington Street.

WHEREAS:        Any person failing, neglecting or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the City of St. James that the Ordinance shall be accepted and authorize the mayor to sign it on this 3rd day of January, 2000.  (Ord. 626) 

Sec. 23-355.2     North side of Eldon Street, west of Jefferson Street.

ALLOWING TWO PARKING SPACES FOR TEN MINUTES DURATION ON THE NORTH SIDE OF ELDON STREET, WEST OF JEFFERSON STREET BETWEEN THE NO PARKING AREA CAUSED BY THE INTERSECTION AND THE HANDICAPPED SPACES CAUSED BY SECTION 23-361 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES. 

WHEREAS:       The property owners and tenants in the above described area have petitioned the City to allow two parking spaces for ten minutes duration on West Eldon Street  

WHEREAS:       This Ordinance shall be recorded as Section 23-355.2 in the St. James City Code of Ordinances.

WHEREAS:       Any person failing, neglecting or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the City of St. James that the ordinance shall be accepted and authorize the mayor to sign it on this 3rd day of September, 2002. (Ord. 753)

Sec. 23-355.3  Eldon Street west of Jefferson Street.

WHEREAS:       The property owners and medical clinic tenant on the north side of Eldon Street request one handicap space provided by Section 23-361 be converted to a two hour parking space; 

WHEREAS:       The property owner at 109 West Eldon requests two hour parking at lots 16, 17 and 18, Block 57 of Paces Addition;.

WHEREAS:       The property owner on the south side of Eldon at Jefferson Street requests two hour parking on the south side of Eldon from the corner of Jefferson west seventy feet;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the City of St. James that “Two Hour Parking” signs be placed at these locations.  (Ord. 780)

Sec. 23-355.4  Parker Street.

      (a)   There shall be no parking South of the alley on the East side of Parker Street between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. when school is in session.

      (b)  Penalty:

            Any person failing, neglecting, or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation with a fine of not more than $500 and/or up to 30 days in jail.

(Ord. 844)

Sec. 23-355.5 North side of the 100 block of East Washington 

WHEREAS:       The parking spaces along the north side of East Washington provide needed public parking spaces for customers of the businesses located along the 100 block of East Washington; and

WHEREAS:       With the increased activity anticipated due to the locating of St. James Municipal Utilities business office and St. James City

Hall to the building located at 100 South Jefferson; and 

WHEREAS:       This section of the downtown—referred to as the St. James Plaza—has a long history of an area of community beautification and a place where the community gathers for events and activities; and

WHEREAS:       The St. James community’s gazebo bandstand is located in the middle of the 100 block of East Washington;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the City of St. James that all of the parking spaces located on the north side of the 100 block of East Washington shall be designated as two hour parking between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. This parking limitation could be lifted at the discretion of the Mayor for special events.

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that one parking space on both the east and west side of the downtown gazebo located on the north side of the 100 block of East Washington be designated as handicapped parking and that a “Handicapped Parking” sign shall be placed and curb painted accordingly.

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that any person failing neglecting, or refusing to comply with the provisions of this ordinance shall be deemed of an ordinance violation and fined accordingly. (Ord. 1026)

ARTICLE XII

HANDICAPPED PARKING 

Sec. 23-356.  Parking prohibited in handicapped spaces. 

      It shall be unlawful for any person to park a motor vehicle in a parking space designated herein for physically disabled persons, who does not display on said vehicle a distinguishing license plate or placard issued by the director of revenue of the State. of Missouri.  (Ord. 494, §1.)

Sec. 23-357.  Handicapped spaces designated by city engineer.

      The city engineer is empowered to designate parking space on city streets for the exclusive use of vehicles displaying distinguishing license plate or placard authorized by Section 301.071 RSMo or 301.142 RSMo.  Whenever a parking space has been so designated, it shall be indicated by blue paint on the curb or edge of the paved portion of the street adjacent to the space, or by a sign upon which shall be inscribed the international symbol of accessibility and the words "handicapped parking" in white letters on a blue background.  The city engineer shall keep in his office a registry listing the locations of such designated parking spaces and such listings shall constitute the official designation of such parking spaces by the City of St. James, Missouri.  (Ord. 494, §2.)

Sec. 23-358.  Designation of handicapped space on private facilities.

      The city engineer shall have the authority to designate handicapped parking spaces on off-street parking facilities that are privately owned, at the request of the person or the corporation in lawful possession thereof.  Vehicles, not displaying license plates or placards as provided in Sections 301.071 or 301.142 RSMo shall, at the complaint of the person in lawful possession of such parking facility to the police department, be subject to towing at the owner's expense, provided that there is posted immediately adjacent to such parking space a sign not less than twelve inches (12") by twenty inches (20") in size, with lettering not less than one inch (1") in height, which clearly and conspicuously, states the following: "Unauthorized vehicles parking in spaces reserved for physically disabled persons and not displaying distinguishing placards or license plates issued for physically disabled persons will be towed away at owner's expense.  Towed vehicles may be reclaimed by calling (314) 265-7012."  The city engineer shall keep in his office a registry listing the locations of such designated parking spaces and such listings shall constitute the official designation of such parking spaces on privately owned parking facilities in the City of St. James, Missouri.  (Ord. 494, §3.)

Sec. 23-359.  Parking prohibited in handicapped spaces at private facility.

      It shall be unlawful for any person to park a motor vehicle in a parking space designated for handicapped parking in a privately owned parking facility that has complied with the provisions of this Article.  (Ord. 494, §4.)

Sec. 23-360.  Penalty.

      Parking in violation of this ordinance shall be punishable by a fine of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) together with court costs.  (Ord. 494, §5.)

Sec. 23-361        Handicapped parking spaces near the corner of West Eldon and Jefferson Streets on the north side. 

      (a)   That an area the length of two (2) autos on the North side of Eldon Street in the vicinity of the James Clinic be designated for the purpose of delivering and picking up handicapped persons needing medical and dental assistance.

      (b)  That this area be used only for the purposes designated and not for parking areas.

      (c)   The area would more practically accommodate disabled patients, preventing them from walking on or crossing streets.

      (d)  The area would conform to an accommodation urgently recommended by the state and federal agencies.  (Ord. 438, §§1-4; Ord. 780)

Sec. 23-361.1        Three handicapped parking spaces across from the high school auditorium on the east side of the southern part of Parker Street.

      Whereas a request has been submitted by the public school administration to provide three parking spaces on Parker Street for handicapped persons; and

      Whereas this request is in compliance with the state legislation and feasible;

      Be it therefore resolved and ordained by the City Council of St. James, Missouri that this Ordinance be adopted and become immediately effective.  (Ord. 478.)

Sec. 23-361.2        Handicapped parking space on northern most spot on the east side of

                           Walter Street south of James Boulevard.

      Whereas a request has been submitted by an Elder of the Church of Christ to provide one parking space for handicapped persons; and

      Whereas this request is feasible and in compliance with state legislation;

      Therefore be it resolved and ordained by the City Council of St. James, Missouri, that this Ordinance be adopted and become immediately effective.  (Ord. 479.)

Sec. 23-361.3 Handicapped parking on the West side of Emory Street between Scioto and 56 feet to the South at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

      Whereas: The Pastor of the Immaculate Conception Church has requested there be handicapped parking spaces designated on the west side of Emory Street between the corner of Scioto and 56 feet to the South on the East side of the Church; and

      Whereas: This request involves parking spaces on the east side of the Church property and does not interfere with resident parking space, and

      Whereas: Parishioners and visitors who have health problems and can't drive need an easy entrance to the church, and

      Whereas: any person failing, neglecting or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.                                                                                                                

Be it therefore ordained by the Mayor and City Council of the City of St. James, Missouri that "Handicapped Parking" signs shall be placed on the West side of Emory Street east of the Church between the South corner of Scioto St. and 56 feet to the South on Emory.  (Ord. 616)

Sec. 23-361.4        Handicapped parking on the South side of Hardy Street at the corner of

                           Hardy and Seymour Streets at the St. James High School.

Whereas:         The Superintendent of Schools has requested there be handicapped parking spaces designated at the East bound lane on Hardy Street at the corner of Hardy and Seymour St., and

Whereas:         This location is an easy access for buses to pick up handicap students, and

Whereas:         Two parking spaces are needed to safely pick the children up, and

Whereas:         Any person failing, neglecting or refusing to comply with the provision of this Section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.

Be it therefore ordained by the Mayor and City Council of the City of St. James, Missouri, that "Handicapped Parking" signs shall be placed on the South side of Hardy Street at the corner of Hardy and Seymour Streets to occupy the equivalent of two parking spaces at the St. James High School. (Ord. 617)

Sec. 23-361.5     Two handicapped parking spaces on south side of Johnson Street, west of rock wall at City Park.

      ESTABLISHING TWO HANDICAPPED PARKING SPACES ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF JOHNSON STREET JUST WEST OF THE ROCK WALL AT THE CITY PARK.

Whereas:         The Superintendent of Schools has requested there be two handicapped parking spaces on the south side of Johnson St. just west of the rock wall at the city park. 

Whereas:         This Ordinance shall be recorded as Section 23-361.5 in the St. James City Code of Ordinances.

Whereas:         Any person failing, neglecting or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.

BE IT THEREFORE ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. JAMES, MISSOURI THAT “HANDICAPPED PARKING” SIGNS SHALL BE PLACED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF JOHNSON STREET JUST WEST OF THE ROCK WALL AT THE CITY PARK TO OCCUPY THE EQUIVALENT OF TWO PARKING SPACES. (Ord. 755)

Sec. 23-361.6     One handicapped parking space on the west side of Maramec Street just south of James Blvd.

Whereas:         The business owners of 221 N. Maramec have requested a handicapped parking space in front of their business for customers.

Whereas:         This Ordinance shall be recorded as Section 23-361.6 in the St. James City Code of Ordinances.

Whereas:         Any person failing, neglecting or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a Codes of Violation.

BE IT THEREFORE ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. JAMES, MISSOURI THAT A “HANDICAPPED PARKING” SIGN SHALL BE PLACED AND CURB PAINTED ACCORDINGLY ON THE WEST SIDE OF MARAMEC STREET JUST SOUTH OF JAMES BLVD. THE EQUIVALENT OF ONE HANDICAPPED PARKING SPACE. (Ord. 1013)

Sec. 23-361.7     North side of the 100 block of East Washingto 

Whereas:            The parking spaces along the north side of East Washington provide needed public parking spaces for customers of the businesses located along the 100 block of East Washington; and

Whereas:            With the increased activity anticipated due to the locating of St. James Municipal utilities business office and St. James City Hall to the building located at 100 South Jefferson; and

Whereas:            This section of the downtown—referred to as the St. James Plaza—has a long history of an area of community beautification and a place where the community gathers for events and activities; an

Whereas:            The St. James community’s gazebo bandstand is located in the middle of the 100 block of East Washington;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the City of St. James that all of the parking spaces located on the north side of the 100 block of East Washington shall be designated as two hour parking between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. This parking limitation could be lifted at the discretion of the Mayor for special events.

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that one parking space on both the east and west side of the downtown gazebo located on the north side of the 100 block of East Washington be designated as handicapped parking and that a “Handicapped Parking” sign shall be placed and curb painted accordingly.

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that any person failing neglecting, or refusing to comply with the provisions of this ordinance shall be deemed of an ordinance violation and fined accordingly. (Ord. 1026)

Sec. 23-361.8     One handicapped parking space on the North side of the road in front of 117 East Springfield

 Whereas:           The business owners of 117 E. Springfield have requested a handicapped parking space in front of their business for customers.

Whereas:            This ordinance shall be recorded as Section 23-361.8 in the St. James City Code of Ordinances.

Whereas:            Any person failing, neglecting or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a Codes Violation.

Be it therefore ordained by the Mayor and City Council of the City of St. James, Missouri that a “Handicapped Parking” sign shall be placed and curb painted accordingly on the North side of East Springfield the equivalent of one handicapped parking space. (Ord. 1048)

Sec. 23-361.9     Two handicapped parking spaces on the West side of the Bourbeuse Road in front of 200 N. Bourbeuse.

Whereas:            Two handicapped parking spaces have been requested in front of 200 N. Bourbeuse.

Whereas:            This ordinance shall be recorded as Section 23-361.9 in the St. James City Code of Ordinances.

Whereas:            Any person failing, neglecting or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a Codes Violation.

Be it therefore ordained by the Mayor and City Council of the City of St. James, Missouri that a “Handicapped Parking” sign shall be placed and curb painted accordingly on the West side of North Bourbeuse the equivalent of two handicapped parking spaces. (Ord. 1049)

Sec. 23-361.10    One handicapped parking space on the east side of South Seymour at the 100th block from East Springfield to the Alley. 

Whereas:            Angled parking has been requested to create more parking spaces on the 100th block of S. Seymour from E. Springfield Road to the Alley.

Whereas:            One handicapped parking space has been requested on the 100th block of S. Seymour from East Springfield Road to the Alley.

Whereas:            This ordinance shall be recorded as Section 23-361.10 in the St. James Code of Ordinances. 

Whereas:            Any person failing, neglecting or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a Codes Violation. 

Be it therefore ordained by the Mayor and City Council of the City of St. James, Missouri that angled parking will be painted and one “Handicapped Parking” sign shall be placed and curb painted accordingly on the east side of S. Seymour at the 100th block from East Springfield to the Alley. (Ord. 1056)

ARTICLE XIII

COMMERCIAL VEHICLES 

Sec. 23-362.    Parking and/or storage of trucks, tractors, trailers and buses on city streets.

      (a)   Parking trucks, tractors, trailers or buses.  No person shall park any truck, tractor, trailer or bus on any street within the City of St. James, Missouri, except for the purpose of loading and unloading such vehicle; provided, however, that this prohibition shall not apply to those vehicles commonly known as pickup trucks.

      (b)  A conviction of this Section violation is punishable by a fine of not more than $500.00 and/or jail term of not more than 30 days.  (Ord. 417; Ord. 681; Ord. 798)

Secs. 23-363 to 23-367.  Reserved.

ARTICLE XIV

RAILROAD OPERATIONS 

Sec. 23-368.  Speed limitations.

      Any engineer or other person having charge of a train who shall run his train through the City of St. James, at a greater speed than fifty five (55) miles per hour, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 357, §1; 1977 Code.)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13.)

Sec. 23-369.  Obstructing street crossings.

      (a)   If any person shall obstruct any of the crossings in this city by stopping any team, horse, mule or ass or motor vehicle thereon, and shall refuse to remove the same at the request of any officer or citizen, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 29, §4;  1977 Code)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13.) 

      (b)  No engineer or other person having charge of any train of cars in this city shall allow any car or cars to stand on any street or street crossing, whereby the free passage of the same shall be obstructed for more than ten minutes at any one time.  Any such engineer or other person violating the provisions of this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  (Ord. 357, §2; 1977 Code.)  (For penalty see Sec. 1-13.)  (See also Sec. 23-112) 

Sec. 23-370.    Prohibiting the erection of any structure within 50 foot of railroad tracks at road crossings.

      WHEREAS: Structures within 50 feet of the railroad tracks obstruct the sight line of pedestrians and vehicles approaching the railroad crossings creating a safety hazard at those crossings.

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the City of St. James from this day forward it shall be unlawful to erect a structure within 50 feet of the centerline of the railroad tracks on any property within 1000 feet of any railroad and vehicle crossing.  (Ord. 628) 

Secs. 23-371 to 23-374.  Reserved.

ARTICLE XV

SCHOOL CROSSINGS 

Sec. 23-375.  Missouri Highway 68 at Johnson Street.

      That the mayor is hereby authorized to execute on behalf of the City of St. James a contract with the state highway commission of Missouri providing for the installation, operation and maintenance of a school crossing on Route 68 at Johnson Street, a copy of which contract is attached hereto and made a part hereof as is fully set out herein.  (Ord. 404, §1.)

CONTRACT FOR SIGNS AT SCHOOL CROSSING

(In Municipalities) 

      This agreement, made and entered into on the 5th day of September, 1978, by and between the state highway commission of Missouri, hereinafter called "commission", and the City of St. James a municipal corporation hereinafter called "City", and the R-1 School District, acting through its Board of Directors, hereinafter called "district", WITNESSETH:

      1.   Commission will install and maintain at its expense "School Crossing" signs and a painted crosswalk on Route 68 at Johnson Street in the City of St. James and will furnish a "Stop" paddle sign for use of an adult supervisor. 

      2.   The signs shall be standard signs meeting commission standards.

      3.   City agrees to operate the school crossing in accordance with the schedule hereinafter set out, subject to such changes as may be approved by commission.

      4.   The supervision and operation of the crossing shall be during the hours set out in paragraph 5 and shall be performed by a competent adult crossing guard acting for city.

      5.   The schedule of supervised crossing periods shall be:

                           Morning         7:50 a.m.           8:30 a.m.

                           Noon              _______            _______

                          Afternoon        2:50 p.m.           3:30 p.m.

      6.  District shall direct a notice of the crossing schedule to all parents of school students using the crossing, with the request that they instruct their children to comply fully with the directions given by the crossing guard in charge of supervising the scheduled crossings.

      7.   The crossing guard supervising the crossing shall be required to use every possible effort to avoid inconveniencing vehicular traffic but to exercise every precaution to avoid endangering the pupils while crossing the highway.

      8.   Commission cannot guarantee safe roadway crossing for pedestrians and this agreement is entered into and the signs and crosswalks are installed for the purpose of giving the crossing guard proper traffic control devices to assist in supervising the crossing for maximum protection to the school pupils.  The crossing schedule above is based on a survey of the school crossing to meet reasonable needs and it will be the responsibility of city and district to see that the students use the crossing accordingly.

      9.   If city or district fails to comply with the provisions of this agreement regarding the operation and supervision of the crossing, commission may remove the signs and crosswalk.  If commission determines the school crossing is no longer justified, commission may remove same.  (Ord. 404)

Secs. 23-376 to 23-380.  Reserved.                                                                                                                            

ARTICLE XVI

ABANDONED PROPERT 

Sec. 23-381.  Definitions.

      As used in this article the following terms shall mean:

      Abandoned property. Any unattended motor vehicle, trailer, all-terrain vehicle, out-board motor or vessel removed or subject to removal from public or private property as provided in this Article, whether or not operational.

 

      Inoperable vehicle. Any motor vehicle or vehicles as defined by Section 301.010 and 300.010 RSMo, 2000, as amended, which are derelict, junk, scrapped, disassembled or otherwise harmful to the public health, or which, upon submission to the standards of an inspection of the mechanism and equipment of such vehicle as set forth in Section 307.350 RSMo, would not be eligible to obtain a certificate of approval based upon the provision of Chapter 307 RSMo and which is not currently licensed by the State of Missouri Department of Revenue.  (Ord. 945)

      Person. Any natural person, corporation, or other legal entity.

      Right-of-way. The entire width of land between the boundary lines of a public road or state highway, including any roadway.

      Roadway. That portion of a public road or state highway ordinarily used for vehicular travel, exclusive of the berm or shoulder.

      Towing company. Any person or entity that tows, removes or stores abandoned property.

      Urbanized area. 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.  (1977 Code; Ord. 615)

NOTE: Section 304.010 R.S.Mo.

Sec. 23-382.  Abandoned vehicles prohibited.

      No person shall abandon any motor vehicle on the right-of-way of any public road or state highway or on any private real property owned by another without his consent.  (1977 Code; Ord. 615)

NOTE: Section 577.080 R.S.Mo.

Sec. 23-383.  Open storage of inoperable vehicles or public safety hazards prohibited.

      The open storage of inoperable vehicles or other vehicles deemed by the City to constitute a public safety hazard is prohibited. Nothing in this subsections shall apply to a vehicle which is completely enclosed within a locked building or locked fenced area and not visible from adjacent public or private property, nor to any vehicle upon the property of a business licensed as salvage, swap, junk dealer, towing or storage facility so long as the business is operated in compliance with its business license and the property is in compliance with applicable zoning ordinances. (Ord. 615)

NOTE: Section 304.159 R.S.Mo.

Sec. 23-384.  Obstructing the flow of traffic prohibited. 

      Except in the case of an accident resulting in the injury or death of any person, the driver of a vehicle which for any reason obstructs the regular flow of traffic on the roadway of any public road or state highway shall make every reasonable effort to move the vehicle or have it moved so as not to block the regular flow of traffic. Any person who fails to comply with the requirements of this section is guilty of an ordinance violation and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten dollars ($10.00) nor more than fifty dollars ($50.00).  (1977 Code; Ord. 615, §1)

NOTE: Section 304.151 R.S.Mo.

Sec. 23-385.       Towing of abandoned property on public real property.

      (a)   Any law enforcement officer, or an official of the City where the City's real property is concerned, may authorize a towing company to remove to a place of safety:

(1)     Any abandoned property on the right-of-way of: 

(A)     Any state highway, or interstate highway or freeway in an urbanized area of the City, left unattended for ten (10) hours;

(B)     Any state highway, or interstate highway or freeway outside of an urbanized area of the City, left unattended for more than forty-eight (48) hours; 

         provided that commercial motor vehicles not hauling waste designated as hazardous under 49 U.S.C. 5103(a) may only be removed under this Section to a place of safety until the owner or owner's representative has had a reasonable opportunity to contact a towing company of choice; 

(2)     Any unattended abandoned property illegally left standing upon any highway or bridge if the abandoned property is left in a position or under such circumstances as to obstruct the normal movement of traffic where there is no reasonable indication that the person in control of the property is arranging for its immediate control or removal; 

(3)     Any abandoned property which has been abandoned under Section 23-382 of this Code or Section 577.080 R.S.Mo.; 

(4)     Any abandoned property which has been reported as stolen or taken without consent of the owner; 

(5)     Any abandoned property for which the person operating such property is arrested for an alleged offense for which the officer is required to take the person into custody and where such person is unable to arrange for the property's timely removal; 

(6)     Any abandoned property which due to any other state law or City ordinance is subject to towing because of the owners' outstanding traffic or parking violations; 

(7)     Any abandoned property left unattended in violation of a state law or City ordinance where signs have been posted giving notice of the law or where the violation causes a safety hazard.

NOTE: Section 304.155.1 R.S.Mo.

      (b)  When the City Police Department authorizes a tow pursuant to this Section in which the abandoned property is moved from the immediate vicinity it shall complete a crime inquiry and inspection report.

      (c)   Any City agency other than the City Police Department authorizing a two under this Section where property is towed away from the immediate vicinity shall report the tow to the City Police Department within two (2) hours of the tow, along with a crime inquiry and inspection report. (1977 Code; Ord. 615, §1)

NOTE: Section 304.155.3 R.S.Mo.                                                                                                                           

Sec. 23-386.  Towing of abandoned property on private real property.

      (a)   Generally: The City, including the City Police Department, may tow motor vehicles from real property which are deemed a public safety hazard pursuant to Section 23-383, or are derelict, junk, scrapped, disassembled, or otherwise harmful to the public health. The City shall perform such tow pursuant to the terms of Section 23-387. When a City agency other than the Police Department authorizes a tow under this subsection, it shall report the tow to the Police Department within two (2) hours with a crime inquiry and inspection report

NOTE: Section 304.157.2 R.S.Mo.

      (b)  Towing authorized by City Police Department. If a person abandons property on any real property owned by another without the consent of the owner or person in possession of the real property, at the request of the person in possession of the real property, any City Police Officer may authorize a towing company to remove such abandoned property from the property in the following circumstances:

(1)     The abandoned property is left unattended for more than forty-eight (48) hours; or

(2)     In the judgment of a Police Officer, the abandoned property constitutes a safety hazard or unreasonably interferes with the use of the real property by the person in possession. 

 NOTE: Section 304.157.1 R.S.Mo 

      (c)   Towing authorized by real property owner, lessees, or property or security manager:

(1)     The owner of real property or lessee in lawful possession of the real property or the property or security manager of the real property may authorize a towing company to remove abandoned property or property parked in a restricted or assigned area without authorization by a law enforcement officer only when the owner, lessee or property or security manager of the real property is present. A property or security manager must be a full-time employee of a business entity. An authorization to tow pursuant to this subsection may be made only under any of the following circumstances:

(A)     Sign: There is displayed, in plain view at all entrances to the property, a sign not less than seventeen (17) by twenty-two (22) inches in size, with lettering not less than one inch in height, prohibiting public parking and indicating that unauthorized abandoned property or property parked in a restricted or assigned area will be removed at the owner's expense, disclosing the maximum fee for all charges related to towing and storage, and containing the telephone number of the local traffic law enforcement agency where information can be obtained or twenty-four (24) hour staffed emergency information telephone number by which the owner of the abandoned property or property parked in a restricted or assigned area may call to receive information regarding the location of such owner's property. 

(B)     Unattended or owner-occupied residential property: The abandoned property is left unattended on owner-occupied residential property with four residential units or less and the owner, lessee, or agent of the real property in lawful possession has notified the City Police Department and ten (10) hours have elapsed since that notification; or 

(C)     Unattended on other private real property: The abandoned property is left unattended on private real property, and the owner, lessee or agent of the real property in lawful possession of real property has notified the City Police Department, and ninety-six (96) hours have elapsed since that notification. 

NOTE: Section 304.157.4 R.S.Mo.

(2)     Pursuant to this Section, any owner or lessee in lawful possession of real property that requests a towing company to tow abandoned property without authorization from a City Police Officer shall at that time complete an abandoned property report which shall be considered a legal declaration subject to criminal penalty pursuant to Section 575.060 R.S.Mo. The report shall be in the form designed, printed and distributed by the Missouri Director of Revenue and shall contain the following:

(A)     The year, model, make and abandoned property identification number of the property, and the owner and any lien-holders, if known;

(B)     A description of any damage to the abandoned property noted by owner, lessee or property or security manager in possession of the real property;

(C)     The license plate or registration number and the state of issuance, if available;

(D)     The physical location of the property and the reason for requesting the property to be towed;

(E)     The date the report is completed;

(F)     The printed name, address and telephone number of the owner, lessee or property or security manager in possession of the real property;

(G)     The towing company's name and address;

(H)     The signature of the towing operator;

(I)      The signature of the owner, lessee or property or security manager attesting to the facts that the property has been abandoned for the time required by this Section and that all statements on the report are true and correct to the best of the person's knowledge and belief and that the person is subject to the penalties for making false statements;

(J)      Space for the name of the law enforcement agency notified of the abandoned property and for the signature of the law enforcement official receiving the report; and

(K)     Any additional information the Missouri Director of Revenue deems appropriate. 

NOTE: Section 304.157.5 R.S.Mo. 

(3)     Any towing company that tows abandoned property without authorization from the City Police Department pursuant to Subsection (b) of this Section shall deliver a copy of the abandoned property report to the City Police Department. The copy may be produced and sent by facsimile machine or other device which produces a near exact likeness of the print and signatures required, but only if the City Police Department has the technological capability of receiving such copy and has registered the towing company for such purpose. The report shall be delivered within two (2) hours if the tow was made from a signed location pursuant to Subsection (c)(1)(A) of this Section, otherwise the report shall be delivered within twenty-four (24) hours. 

NOTE: Section 304.157.6 R.S.Mo. 

(4)     The City Police Department, after receiving such abandoned property report, shall record the date on which the abandoned property report is filed with the Police Department and shall promptly make an inquiry into the national crime information center (NCIC) and any statewide Missouri law enforcement computer system to determine if the abandoned property has been reported as stolen. The Police Department shall enter the information pertaining to the towed property into the statewide law enforcement computer system and a Police Officer shall sign the abandoned property report and provide the towing company with a signed copy. 

NOTE: Section 304.157.7 R.S.Mo.

(5)     The City Police Department, after receiving notification that a towing company has towed abandoned property, shall search the records of the Missouri Department of Revenue and provide the towing company with the latest owner and lien-holder information on the abandoned property. If the abandoned property is not claimed within ten (10) working days, the towing company shall send a copy of the abandoned property report signed by a law enforcement officer to the Department of Revenue. 

NOTE: Section 304.157.8 R.S.Mo. 

(6)     No owner, lessee, or property or security manager of real property shall knowingly authorize the removal of abandoned property in violation of this section. 

NOTE: Section 304.157.9 R.S.Mo. 

      (d)  Any owner of any private real property causing the removal of abandoned property from that real property shall state the grounds for the removal of the abandoned property if requested by the registered owner of that abandoned property. Any towing company that lawfully removes abandoned property from private property with the written authorization of the property owner or the property owner's agent who is present at the time of removal shall not be held responsible in any situation relating to the validity of the removal. Any towing company that removes abandoned property at the direction of the landowner shall be responsible for:

(1)     Any damage caused by the towing company to the property in the transit and subsequent storage of the property; and

(2)     The removal of property other than the property specified by the owner of the private real property from which the abandoned property was removed. 

NOTE: Section 304.158.2 R.S.Mo. 

      (e)   The owner of abandoned property removed from private real property may recover for any damage to the property resulting from any act of any person causing the removal of, or removing, the abandoned property. 

NOTE: Section 304.158.3 R.S.Mo. 

      (f)   Any owner of any private real property causing the removal of abandoned property parked on the property is liable to the owner of the abandoned property for double the storage or towing charges whenever there has been a failure to comply with the requirements of this Article.

NOTE: Section 304.158.4 R.S.Mo. 

      (g)  Except for the removal of abandoned property authorized by the City Police Department pursuant to this Section, a towing company shall not remove or commence the removal of abandoned property from private real property without first obtaining written authorization from the real property owner. The towing company shall maintain all written authorizations for at least one (1) year General authorization to remove or commence removal of abandoned property at the towing company's discretion shall not be delegated to a towing company or its affiliates except in the case of abandoned property unlawfully parked within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant or in a fire lane designated by a fire department or the state fire marshal.

NOTE: Section 304.158.8 R.S.Mo. 

      (h)  Any towing company, or any affiliate of a towing company, which removes, or commences removal of, abandoned property from private property without first obtaining written authorization from the property owner or lessee, or any employee or agent thereof, who is present at the time of removal or commencement of the removal, except as permitted in subsection (g) of this Section, is liable to the owner of the property for four (4) times the amount of the towing and storage charges, in addition to any applicable ordinance violation penalty, for a violation of this Section. (1977 Code; Ord. 615, §1)

NOTE: Section 304.158.9 R.S.Mo.

Sec. 23-386.1  Titling of certain property abandoned on privately owned real estate.

      (a)      Any person who purchases or is the owner of real property on which vehicles, as defined in section 301.011, RSMO, vessels or watercraft, as defined in section 306.010, RSMO, or outboard motors, as that term is used in section 306.530, RSMO, have been abandoned, without the consent of said purchaser or owner of the real property, may apply to the department of revenue for a certificate of title. Prior to making application for a certificate of title the owner of the real estate shall have the vehicle inspected by law enforcement pursuant to subsection 9 of section 301.190, RSMO, and shall have law enforcement perform a check in the national crime information center and any appropriate statewide law enforcement computer to determine if the vehicle has been reported stolen and the name and address of the person to whom the vehicle was last titled and any lienholders of record. Theowner or purchaser of the real estate shall, thirty days prior to making application for title, notify any owners or lienholders of record for the vehicle by certified mailthat the owner intends to apply for a certificate of title from the director for the abandoned vehicle. The application for title shall be accompanied by:

               (1) A statement explaining the circumstances by which the abandoned property came into the owner or purchasers possession; a description of the abandoned property including the year, make, model, vehicle identification number and any decal or license plate that may be affixed to the vehicle; the current location of the abandoned property; and the retail value of the abandoned property;

               (2) An inspection report of the abandoned property by a law enforcement agency pursuant to subsection 9 of section 301.190, RSMO; and

               (3) A copy of the thirty-day notice and certified mail receipt mailed to any owner and any person holding a valid security interest of record.

Note: Section 301.193.1 RSMo

            (b)        Upon receipt of the application and supporting documents, the director shall search the records of the department of revenue, or initiatean inquiry withanother state, ifthe evidence presented indicated the abandoned property was registered or titled in another state, to verify the name and address of any owners and any lienholders. If the latest owner or lienholder was not notified the director shall inform the owner or purchaser of the real estate of the latest owner and lienholder information so that notice may be given as required by subsection (a) of this section. Any owner or lienholder receiving notification may protest the issuance of title by, within the thirty-day notice period and may file

a petition to recover the vehicle, naming the owner of the real estate and serving a copy of the petition on the director of revenue. The director shall not be a party to such petition but shall, upon receipt of the petition, suspend the processing of any further certificate of title until the rights of all parties to the vehicle are determined by the court. Once all requirements are satisfied the director shall issue one of the following:

               (1) An original certificate of title if the vehicle examination certificate, as provided in section 301.190, RSMO, indicates that the vehicle was not previously in a salvaged condition or rebuilt;

               (2) An original certificate of title designated as prior salvage if the vehicle examination certificate as provided in section 301.190, RSMO, indicates the vehicle was previously in a salvaged condition or rebuilt;

               (3) A salvage certificate of title designated with the words "salvage/abandoned property" or junking certificate basedon the condition of the abandoned property as stated in the inspection report. (Ord. 752)

Note: 301.193.2 RSMO.

Sec. 23-387. General Provisions and procedures.

      (a)   The owner of abandoned property removed as provided in this Article shall be responsible for payment of all reasonable charges for towing and storage of such abandoned property as provided in Section 23-388.

NOTE: Section 304.155.5 R.S.Mo.

      (b)  Upon the towing of any abandoned property pursuant to Section 23-385 or under authority of a law enforcement officer or local government agency pursuant to Section 23-386 the City Police Department, where it authorized such towing or was properly notified by another government agency of such towing, shall promptly make an inquiry with the national crime information center (NCIC) and any statewide Missouri law enforcement computer system to determine if the abandoned property has been reported as stolen and shall enter the information pertaining to the towed property into the statewide law enforcement computer system.

            If the abandoned property is not claimed within ten (10) working days of the towing, the City Police Department shall submit a crime inquiry and inspection report to the Missouri Director of Revenue. The City Police Department shall also provide one copy of the report to the storage facility and one copy to the towing company. A towing company in possession of abandoned property after ten (10) working days shall report such fact to the City Police Department. The crime inquiry and inspection report shall be designed by the Director of Revenue and shall include the following:

(1)     The year, model, make and property identification number of the property and the owner and any lien-holders, if known; 

(2)     A description of any damage to the property noted by the law enforcement officer authorizing the tow; 

(3)     The license plate or registration number and the state of issuance, if available; 

(4)     The storage location of the towed property; 

(5)     The name, telephone number and address of the towing company; 

(6)     The date, place and reason for the towing of the abandoned property; 

(7)     The date of the inquiry of the national crime information center, any statewide Missouri law enforcement computer system, and any other similar system which has titling and registration information to determine if the abandoned property had been stolen. This information shall be entered only by the City Police Department. 

(8)     The signature and printed name of the law enforcement officer authorizing the tow and the towing operator; and 

(9)     Any additional information the Missouri Director of Revenue deems appropriate.

      (c)   The owner of such abandoned property, or the holder of a valid security interest of record, may reclaim it from the towing company upon proof of ownership or valid security interest of record and payment of all reasonable charges for the towing and storage of the abandoned property. 

NOTE: Section 304.155.6 R.S.Mo.

      (d)  If a lien-holder repossesses any motor vehicle, trailer, all-terrain vehicle, outboard motor or vessel without the knowledge or cooperation of the owner, then the repossessor shall notify the City Police Department within two (2) hours of the repossession and shall further provide the Police Department with any additional information the Police Department deems appropriate. The City Police Department shall make an inquiry with the national crime information center and the Missouri statewide law enforcement computer system and shall enter the repossessed vehicle into the statewide law enforcement computer system.

NOTE: Section 304.155.11 R.S.Mo.

      (e)   Any towing company which comes into possession of abandoned property pursuant to this Article and who claims a lien for recovering, towing or storing abandoned property shall give notice to the title owner and to all person claiming a lien thereon, as disclosed by the records of the Missouri Department of Revenue or of a corresponding agency in any other state. The towing company shall notify the owner and any lien-holder within ten (10) business days of the date of mailing indicated on the notice sent by the Missouri Department of Revenue pursuant to Section 304.156 R.S.Mo., by certified mail, return receipt requested. The notice shall contain the following:

(1)     The name, address and telephone number of the storage facility; 

(2)     The date, reason and place from which the abandoned property was removed; 

(3)     A statement that the amount of the accrued towing, storage and administrative costs are the responsibility of the owner, and that storage and/or administrative costs will continue to accrue as a legal liability of the owner until the abandoned property is redeemed; 

(4)     A statement that the storage firm claims a possessory lien for all such charges. 

(5)     A statement that the owner or holder of a valid security interest of record may retake possession of the abandoned property at any time during business hours by proving ownership or rights to a secured interest and paying all towing and storage charges; 

(6)     A statement that, should the owner consider that the towing or removal was improper or not legally justified, the owner has a right to request a hearing as provided in this Section to contest the propriety of such towing or removal; 

(7)     A statement that if the abandoned property remains unclaimed for thirty (30) days from the date of mailing the notice, title to the abandoned property will be transferred to the person or firm in possession of the abandoned property free of all prior liens; and 

(8)     A statement that any charges in excess of the value of the abandoned property at the time of such transfer shall remain a liability of the owner.

      (f)   In the event that the Missouri Department of Revenue notifies the towing company that the records of the Department of Revenue fail to disclose the name of the owner or any lien-holder or record, the towing company shall attempt to locate documents or other evidence of ownership on or within the abandoned property itself. The towing company must certify that a physical search of the abandoned property disclosed no ownership documents where found and a good faith effort has been made. For purposes of this Section, good faith effort means that the following checks have been performed by the company to establish the prior state of registration and title:

(1)     Check the abandoned property for any type of license plates, license plate record, temporary permit, inspection sticker, decal or other evidence which may indicate a state of possible registration and title; 

(2)     Check the law enforcement report for a license plate number or registration number if the abandoned property was towed at the request of a law enforcement agency; 

(3)     Check the tow ticket/report of the tow truck operator to see if a license plate was on the abandoned property at the beginning of the tow, if a private tow; and 

(4)     If there is no address of the owner on the impound report, check the law enforcement report to see if an out-of-state address is indicated on the driver license information.

      (g)  The owner of the abandoned property removed pursuant to this Article or any person claiming a lien, other than the towing company, within ten (10) days after the receipt of notification from the towing company pursuant to subsection (e) of this Section may file a petition in the associate circuit court in the county where the abandoned property is stored to determine if the abandoned property was wrongfully taken or withheld from the owner. The petition shall name the towing company among the defendants. The petition may also name the agency ordering the tow or the owner, lessee or agent of the real property from which the abandoned property was removed. The Missouri Director of Revenue shall not be a party to such petition but a copy of the petition shall be served on the Director of Revenue.

      (h)  Notice as to the removal of any abandoned property pursuant to this Article shall be made in writing within five (5) working days to the registered owner and any lien-holder of the fact of the removal, the grounds for the removal, and the place to which the property has been removed by either.

(1)     The public agency authorizing the removal; o 

(2)     The towing company, where authorization was made by an owner or lessee of real property 

If the abandoned property is stored in any storage facility, a copy of the notice shall be given to the operator of the facility. The notice provided for in this Section shall include the amount of mileage if available shown on the abandoned property at the time of removal 

NOTE: Section 304.158.1 R.S.Mo.

      (i)   Any towing company which tows abandoned property for hire shall have the towing company's name, city and state clearly printed in letters at least three (3) inches in height on the side of the truck, wrecker or other vehicle used in this towing.

NOTE: Section 304.158.5 R.S.Mo.

      (j)   Persons operating or in charge of any storage facility where the abandoned property is stored pursuant to this Article shall accept cash for payment of towing and storage by a registered owner or the owner's agent claiming the abandoned property.  (1977 Code; Ord. 615, §1)

Sec. 23-388.  Maximum charges.

      (a)   A towing company may only assess reasonable storage charges for abandoned property towed without the consent of the owner. Reasonable storage charges shall not exceed the charges for vehicles that have been towed with the consent of the owner on a negotiated basis. Storage charges may be assessed only for the time in which the towing company complies with the procedural requirements of this Article.

NOTE: Section 304.156.2 R.S.Mo.

      (b)  The City Council may from time to time establish maximum reasonable towing, storage and other charges that can be imposed by towing and storage companies operating within the City, and which are consistent with this Article and with Sections 304.155 to 304.158 R.S.Mo. Any violation of said established maximum charges shall be deemed a violation of this Section of the Code and shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.

NOTE: 304.158.10 R.S.Mo.

      (c)   A towing company may impose a charge of not more than one-half (1/2) of the regular towing charge for the towing of abandoned property at the request of the owner of private real property or that owner's agent pursuant to this Article if the owner of the abandoned property or the owner's agent returns to the abandoned property before it is removed from the private real property. The regular towing charge may only be imposed after the abandoned property has been removed from the property and is in transit.  (1977 Code; Ord. 615, §1)

NOTE: Section 304.158.6 R.S.Mo.

Sec. 23-389. Sale of abandoned property by City.

      When the City has physical possession of the abandoned property, it may sell the abandoned property in accordance with its established provisions and regulations and may transfer ownership by means of a bill of sale signed by the City Clerk and sealed with the official City seal. Such bill of sale shall contain the make and model of the abandoned property, the complete abandoned property identification number and the odometer reading of the abandoned property if available and shall be lawful proof of ownership for any dealer registered under the provision of Section 301.218 R.S.Mo. or Section 301.560 R.S.Mo., or for any other person.  (1977 Code; Ord. 615, §1)

NOTE: Section 304.156 R.S.Mo.

Sec. 23-390.  Penalty.

      Any person violating any provision of this Article shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor..  (Ord. 210, §4;  1977 Code; Ord. 615, §1)

Secs. 23-391 to 23-395.  Reserved.

ARTICLE XVII

BICYCLES 

Sec. 23-396.  Bicycle, skateboard, scooter and other apparatus regulations.

      (a)   It shall be a violation of this Article for anyone to ride on, roll or otherwise operate any bicycle, skateboard, scooter or other apparatus commonly used for recreational purposes whether manually or mechanically powered in the following locations:

            On sidewalks on either side of Seymour St. from Scioto to James Blvd.

            Sidewalks along Jefferson St. from Scioto St. North to Sidney St.

            Sidewalks along Maramec St. from Scioto St. North to James Blvd.

            Sidewalks along James Blvd from Seymour to Maramec St.

            Sidewalks along Eldon St. from Seymour to Maramec St.

            Sidewalks along Springfield from Seymour to Maramec St.

            Sidewalks along Washington from Seymour to Maramec St.

            Sidewalks along Hardy from Seymour to Maramec St.

            Sidewalks along Scioto from Seymour to Maramec St.

            Or in any alleyway within the boundaries as outlined above.

      (b)  It shall also be a violation for any apparatus listed in paragraph one to be ridden on any city street anywhere within the city limits at any time for any reason.

      (c)   Exemptions to this Article as set out above are as follows:

(1)  Bicycles, with mandatory equipment such as a lighted headlight after dark and a red reflector on the rear of the bicycle, may be ridden on any city street within the city limits, including any alleyway provided they observe all normal traffic laws, rules and or other regulations, which apply to moving vehicles such as stop signs, speed limits, hand signals, etc. 

(2)  Any wheelchair whether manually or mechanically powered, or any other apparatus designed to aid the physically disabled when being used by a disabled person. 

(3)  Any apparatus used for loading or unloading any business items or other supplies considered to be used in the course of normal business conduct.

(Ord. 29, §11; 1977 Code; Ord. 776)

Sec. 23-397.  Penalty.

      Any person violating any provision of this Article may be punished by a fine up to $500.00 or imprisonment up to 90 days or by both fine and imprisonment.  (Ord. 776)

Secs. 23-398 to 23-401.  Reserved.

ARTICLE XVIII

ONE WAY TRAFFIC 

Sec. 23-402.  One way traffic designated on certain streets.

      (a)   Designating the alley from Jefferson Street to Parker Street and lying between the Phelps County Bank and the Stack Engineering Co. Building as a one way passage way entering the alley only from Jefferson Street.

      WHEREAS: With the expansion of improvements of the Phelps County Bank the two way traffic in the alley would increase congestion and possibility of accidents; and

      WHEREAS: The present two lane traffic with the anticipated increase in the flow of traffic would possibly congest entrance and exiting from the alley into Highway 68 (Jefferson St.); and

      WHEREAS: It is advised to proclaim one way traffic into the alley from Jefferson Street (Highway 68) and exiting on Washington Street on Parker Street.

      BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED TO APPROVE THE ORDINANCE BY AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN ITS ACCEPTANCE ON THIS 6TH DAY OF JULY, 1993.  (Ord. 537)

Sec. 23-403.  One way traffic designated on the driveway directly to the south of the elementary school.

 

WHEREAS:        The St. James R-1 Board of Education has requested a one-way street exiting to the west on the drive directly to the south of the elementary school.

WHEREAS:        The safety of children crossing the elementary school drive at Highway 68 will be improved by having one way traffic, and;

WHEREAS:        The traffic flow at the elementary school will be more efficient by having one way traffic, and;

WHEREAS:        Any person failing, neglecting or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.

BE IT THEREFORE ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. JAMES, MISSOURI THAT A ONE WAY SIGN SHALL BE PLACED TO SHOW THE STREET EXITING TO THE WEST DIRECTLY TO THE SOUTH OF THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.  Ord. 607)

Sec. 23-404.  One way traffic on Seymour Street between Hardy Street and Scioto Street.

      (a)   It shall be a violation for a vehicle to proceed in a northerly direction on Seymour St. from Scioto Street.

      (b)  Penalty. Any person failing, neglecting, or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation with a fine of not more than $500 and/or up to 90 days in jail.  (Ord. 893)

Secs. 23-405 to 23-407.  Reserved.

ARTICLE XIX

LOADING ZONES 

Sec. 23-408.  Loading zone at the entrance to the Plemmon's Flower Shop at 107 East Springfield Street.

      WHEREAS: A request has been submitted by Lisa Gann of the Plemmon's Flower shop at 107 E. Springfield Street for a loading zone at the entrance to the shop, and;

      WHEREAS: Parking is allowed on both sides of the 100 block of East Springfield Street limiting the flow of traffic when one lane is used for a loading and unloading of flowers, and;

      WHEREAS: Providing a loading zone is a reasonable consideration.

      THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE ORDINANCE BE APPROVED AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN IT ON THIS 3RD DAY OF JANUARY, 1994.  (Ord. 544)

Sec. 23-409.    "During services - loading zone only" in front of the Immaculate Conception Catholic   Church.

      WHEREAS: The Pastor of the Immaculate Conception Church has requested the area directly in front of the church to be a loading zone only; and

      WHEREAS: This request involves parking spaces directly in front of the Church property and does not interfere with resident parking space; and

      WHEREAS: Parishioners and visitors who have health problems and can't drive need to have an easy entrance to the church; and

      WHEREAS: Any person failing, neglecting or refusing to comply with the provisions of this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.

      BE IT THEREFORE ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. JAMES, MISSOURI THAT "DURING SERVICES - LOADING ZONE ONLY" SIGNS /SIGN SHALL BE PLACED IN FRONT OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF SCIOTO ST.  (Ord. 624) 

Sec. 23-410.    Loading zone in the alley through Block 57 of Paces Addition from Maramec Street to Jefferson Street.

      WHEREAS: A loading zone has been requested in Block 57 of Paces Addition, between lots 1-11 and lots 12-21 from Maramec Street to Jefferson Street, a distance of approximately 250 feet;

      WHEREAS: Businesses adjoining the alley have little space for deliveries to be made to their buildings;

      WHEREAS: Delivery trucks shall be authorized to park in the alley only while loading or unloading cargo expeditiously.

      BE IT THEREFORE ORDAINED THAT THE ABOVE DESCRIBED AREA SHALL BE DESIGNATED AS A LOADING ZONE AND AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO SIGN ITS APPROVAL.  (Ord. 712)

Secs. 23-411 to 23-413.  Reserved

ARTICLE XX

ADOPTION OF CHAPTER 301 OF

THE REVISED STATUES OF MISSOURI

Sec. 23-414.  Adoption.

      Chapter 301 of the Revised Statues of Missouri, consisting of Section 301.002 through 301.800, relating to the registration and licensing of motor vehicles, is hereby adopted as and for the Ordinance for the City of St. James, Missouri having to do with registration and licensing of vehicles in the City of St. James, Missouri, with like effect as if recited at length herein with the exception of the following section which are expressly deleted from such adoption:

            301.002 through 301.004

            301.550 through 301.573

            301.600 through 301.661

(Ord. 599, §1)

Sec. 23-415.  Penalty.

      Any person convicted of a violation of the provisions of this Ordinance shall be punished under the provision of Section 1-13 through 1-15 of the Code of the City of St. James, Missouri known as the "General Penalty".  (Ord. 599, §2) 

Secs. 23-416 to 23-420.  Reserved.