City of Monroe, MI
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Monroe as Chapter 670 of the 1995 Codified Ordinances of Monroe. Amendments noted where applicable.]
CHARTER REFERENCES
Railroad franchises — See §§ C-210, C-225, C-226.
GENERAL REFERENCES
General penalty — See § 1-27.
Noise — See Ch. 451.
Trespassing upon railroad property — See Ch. 673, Art. I.
STATUTORY REFERENCES
Railroads generally — See MCLA §§ 462.2 et seq., 750.511 et seq.
[Amended 11-4-1963 by Ord. No. 844; 1-28-1985 by Ord. No. 85-001]
A. 
The rate of speed of engines, cars and trains on railroads within the City shall not exceed 25 miles per hour. Any corporation or business entity which owns or operates railroads within the City, and which directs or allows, with or without knowledge, its engines, cars or trains to operate above the stated limit, shall be responsible for a violation of this subsection. Any employee who is responsible for or shall cause the operation of an engine, car or train above the stated limit shall also be responsible for a violation of this subsection.
B. 
The Mayor and Council, by resolution, may raise the maximum speed or lower such limitation as set forth in this section. A resolution may be promulgated under this section only in the best interests of public safety, based upon Subsection B(1) through (8) hereof.
(1) 
Class of track:
Maximum Speed Allowable for Freight
(mph)
Maximum Speed Allowable for Passengers
(mph)
Class 1
10
15
Class 2
25
30
Class 3
40
60
Class 4
60
80
Class 5
80
90
Class 6
110
110
(2) 
The roadbed of the railroad within the City limits.
(3) 
Any curve speed limitation and the elevation of the railroad within the City.
(4) 
The population density of the area which the railroad traverses.
(5) 
The safety zone between the tracks and any residences.
(6) 
Safety measures in place at all public crossings which the railroad intersects.
(7) 
The number of trains using the railroads.
(8) 
The number of residences, factories, commercial businesses and places of public congregation.
C. 
Any proposal to alter the standards set forth herein for any train operation must take place at a public hearing. There will be a general public notice of such hearing 10 days prior to the public hearing.
D. 
This section shall apply to all trains operating in the City until such time that the state places standards upon passenger trains pursuant to Section 5.2084 of Public Act No. 11.
A. 
No engine, car or train shall obstruct any public crossing within the City for a period longer than five minutes at any one time.
B. 
Any corporation or business entity which owns or operates railroads within the City and which allows, with or without knowledge, any engine, car or train to obstruct any public crossing which its railroad intersects for longer than the stated period shall be responsible for a violation of Subsection A hereof.
C. 
Any employee who shall cause or suffer any engine, car or train to obstruct any public crossing within the City for longer than the stated period shall also be responsible for a violation of Subsection A hereof.
No person shall hitch to or climb on any moving vehicle, either with or without the consent of the operator thereof.
No person shall get on or off any railroad car or locomotive engine while the same is in motion.
No person shall remove, misplace or in any way interfere with any engine, car, switch, target or light, any baggage or property of a railroad passenger, or any goods or property belonging to or in the possession of any railroad company.