City of Union, MO
Franklin County
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Table of Contents
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Cross References — As to no parking zones, sch. III; as to physically disabled parking, §355.100.

Section 365.010 Application.

[R.O. 2012 §365.010; CC 1992 §22-2; Ord. No. 1364 §1, 5-4-1970; Ord. No. 1634, 4-11-1983]
The provisions of this Title 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.

Section 365.020 Regulations Not Exclusive.

[R.O. 2012 §365.020; CC 1992 §22-2; Ord. No. 1364 §1, 5-4-1970; Ord. No. 1634, 4-11-1983]
The provisions of this Title 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.

Section 365.030 Parking Prohibited at All Times on Certain Streets.

[R.O. 2012 §365.030; CC 1992 §22-2; Ord. No. 1364 §1, 5-4-1970; Ord. No. 1634, 4-11-1983]
When signs are erected giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets described by ordinance.

Section 365.040 Parking Prohibited During Certain Hours on Certain Streets.

[R.O. 2012 §365.040; CC 1992 §22-2; Ord. No. 1364 §1, 5-4-1970; Ord. No. 1634, 4-11-1983]
When signs are erected in each block giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified by ordinance of any day except Sunday and public holidays within the districts or upon any of the streets described by ordinance.

Section 365.050 Stopping, Standing or Parking Prohibited During Certain Hours on Certain Streets.

[R.O. 2012 §365.050; CC 1992 §22-2; Ord. No. 1364 §1, 5-4-1970; Ord. No. 1634, 4-11-1983]
When signs are erected in each block giving notice thereof, no person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle between the hours specified by ordinance of any day except Sundays and public holidays within the district or upon any of the streets described by ordinance.

Section 365.060 Parking Signs Required.

[R.O. 2012 §365.060; CC 1992 §22-2; Ord. No. 1364 §1, 5-4-1970; Ord. No. 1634, 4-11-1983]
Whenever by this Title 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.

Section 365.070 Commercial Vehicles Prohibited From Using Certain Streets.

[R.O. 2012 §365.070; CC 1992 §22-2; Ord. No. 1364 §1, 5-4-1970; Ord. No. 1634, 4-11-1983]
In cases where an equally direct and convenient alternate route is provided, an ordinance may describe and signs may be erected giving notice thereof, that no persons shall operate any commercial vehicle upon streets or parts of streets so described except those commercial vehicles making deliveries thereon.

Section 365.080 Parking of Trucks, Trailers or Unlicensed Equipment on Street. [1]

[R.O. 2012 §365.080; CC 1992 §22-13; Ord. No. 1577 §§1 — 5, 9-2-1980; Ord. No. 1634, 4-11-1983; Ord. No. 3850 §3, 2-10-2014]
A. 
Trucks And Commercial Vehicles. No truck or commercial vehicle licensed by the State for twenty-four thousand (24,000) pounds gross vehicle weight or more shall be parked on any street except when loading or unloading, providing service or making emergency repairs.
B. 
Width Of Vehicles. No vehicles having a length of greater than forty-five (45) feet or a width of greater than ten and one-half (10½) feet, including mirrors, shall be parked on any street except when loading or unloading, providing service or making emergency repairs.
C. 
Detached Trailers Or Semi-Trailers. No detached trailer, semi-trailer or similar vehicle shall be parked on any street except when providing service or making emergency repairs.
D. 
Tractors, Machinery Or Equipment. No tractor, machinery or equipment shall be parked on any street except when providing service or making emergency repairs.
E. 
Removal Of Vehicles. The Police Department is hereby authorized to cause any vehicle, trailer, semi-trailer, tractor, machinery, equipment or similar vehicle violating the provisions of this Section to be removed and stored if the vehicle creates a safety hazard or is parked in excess of four (4) hours. The expense for removal and storage shall be at the owner's or operator's expense.
F. 
Regulation Restricting Noise From Commercial Motor Vehicles And Equipment Within Residential Zoning Districts. No person within the City shall permit any motor vehicle refrigeration compressor, motor or other refrigeration equipment or any commercial motor vehicle engine or any truck, trailer or tractor-trailer to run or operate in such a manner that causes a nuisance while any such commercial vehicle or equipment is parked or placed on any public or private property within a residential zoning district, except that nothing in this Section shall apply to any motor vehicle or equipment in an enclosed building, any motor vehicle or equipment on the premises of a business or enterprise operated in a lawful place and manner when necessary to the operation of such business or enterprise or to a motor vehicle in an appropriate storage place or depository maintained in a lawful place and manner by the City.
G. 
Penalty. Any person violating the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) and not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), or be imprisoned for a period of not less than one (1) day and not more than ninety (90) days, or both.
[1]
Cross Reference — As to trucks and commercial vehicles, ch. 395.

Section 365.090 Parking of Disabled Vehicles.

[Ord. No. 3850 §4, 2-10-2014]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to permit any disabled motor vehicle to be parked or located upon any public street, alley or right-of-way for a period of time in excess of seventy-two (72) hours.
B. 
Identification Of Disabled Vehicles.
1. 
For the purpose of this Section, a "disabled motor vehicle" shall mean any motor vehicle which cannot be self-propelled in a safe manner without causing damage to any public or private property. A motor vehicle shall be presumed to be disabled if one (1) or more of the following exists:
a. 
Any motor vehicle which is not properly or legally licensed with the State license plate affixed thereto in the manner prescribed by law.
b. 
Any motor vehicle which does not have a valid motor vehicle inspection sticker affixed to the vehicle as required by law.
c. 
Any motor vehicle which as a result of plain-view inspection appears to be mechanically inoperable as a result of missing components to include, but not necessarily limited to, the engine, drive train or wheels.
2. 
In the event that one (1) or more of the above-listed presumptions is not apparent, a motor vehicle may still be tagged and identified, in the manner hereinafter set forth, as a disabled motor vehicle if a member of the City Police Department has probable cause to believe that the motor vehicle in question is not operable. In such event, such member of the City Police Department shall make all reasonable efforts to locate the owner of such vehicle and require the owner or operator thereof to move the motor vehicle in question. If the vehicle cannot be so moved or if the owner or operator cannot be located, such vehicle shall be deemed to be a disabled vehicle for the purposes of this Section.
C. 
Procedure And Towing.
1. 
Procedure. At such time as any motor vehicle is found to be or presumed to be disabled, a member of the City Police Department shall tag and identify such vehicle as being a disabled motor vehicle. The tag so identifying any such vehicle shall be securely attached to the vehicle in a conspicuous place. Such tag shall identify the vehicle by license number, make and model and shall state thereon the date and time that the vehicle was found or presumed to be disabled and shall clearly advise the owner or operator that if such vehicle is not repaired or removed from the City street, alley or right-of-way, that such vehicle shall be towed and stored at the owner's expense. The City Police Department shall keep a duplicate of such tag or shall, by some other means, record the fact that such vehicle was tagged as a disabled vehicle.
2. 
If, at the expiration of the seventy-two (72) hour period as established by Subsection (A) hereof and as initiated by the tagging of such vehicle, such vehicle has not been repaired and/or removed from such City street, alley or right-of-way, the City Police Department shall cause such motor vehicle to be towed and stored at the owner's expense.
3. 
The owner of any disabled vehicle who does not remove or repair a disabled motor vehicle within the seventy-two (72) hour period established by this Section shall, in addition to being responsible for the cost of any towing or storage bill, be subject to a fine of not less than one dollar ($1.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00). A claim by the owner that he/she was not aware of the vehicle being tagged or that the tag was removed shall not be a defense to a charge that this Section was violated.

Section 365.100 Camping and Recreational Equipment Parking.

[Ord. No. 3850 §5, 2-10-2014]
A. 
Definitions. As used in this Section, "camping and recreational equipment" is defined as, and shall include, the following:
AUXILIARY TRAILER
A camping trailer or boat trailer, a vehicular, portable structure designed and constructed primarily to carry camping and recreational equipment or a boat while in transit.
MOTORIZED HOME
A portable dwelling designed and constructed as an integral part of a self-propelled vehicle.
PICKUP COACH
A structure designed primarily to be mounted on a pickup or truck chassis and with sufficient equipment to render it suitable for use as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreational and vacation uses.
TRAVEL TRAILER
A vehicular, portable structure built on a chassis, designed to be used as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreational and vacation uses.
B. 
Prohibited. It shall be unlawful to park any camping and recreational equipment on any street, alley, highway or other public place.
C. 
Exceptions. Emergency or temporary stopping or parking is permitted on any alley, street or highway for not longer than forty-eight (48) hours, subject to any other and further prohibitions, regulations or ordinances for that street, alley or highway.