[HISTORY: Adopted by the County Board of Stephenson County as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted as Ch. 12, Art. I, of the 1977 Code]
[Amended 1-14-1975; 3-10-1987 by Ord. No. 87-03-106]
Amber oscillating or rotating or flashing lights are hereby permitted on motorized vehicles which are designed and used for the removal of snow and ice from highways, roads, sidewalks, driveways or parking lots located in unincorporated Stephenson County. Said lights are further authorized on motor vehicles which are used for the rural delivery of newspapers. The operation of said lights in both instances is to be limited to such places and times when such equipment is actually engaged in the above-specified actions. All oscillating, rotating or flashing lights referred to in this section shall be of sufficient intensity, when illuminated, to be visible at 500 feet in normal sunlight.
The presence of all traffic control signs, signals, markings and devices which are in place on the adoption date of this code are hereby ratified, and such presence shall be considered to have been authorized by the County Board.
[Added 1-12-1971; amended 12-9-1975; 10-11-1994 by Ord. No. 94-10-204; 5-14-1996 by Ord. No. 96-05-214; 7-9-1996 by Ord. No. 96-07-216; 6-10-1997 by Ord. No. 97-06-223; 9-8-1998 by Ord. No. 98-09-234; 2-9-2000 by Ord. No. 00-02-247; 6-9-2004 by Ord. No. 04-34-282; 2-14-2007 by Ord. No. 07-02-1429]
[Amended 10-14-1980; 2-11-1986 by Ord. No. 86-88; 5-14-1991 by Ord. No. 91-06-167]
No person shall park a vehicle, except in the designated and posted parking places, in the west driveway of the Courthouse between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., for periods exceeding 15 minutes. Only a person transacting business in one of the public offices located in the Courthouse during the hours when any such office is open for public business may park a vehicle in one of the designated and posted parking places.
The above time restriction shall not apply to official judges of election while such judges are obtaining election supplies and materials on the day immediately preceding a public election day in the County.
[Amended 10-8-1985 by Ord. No. 85-70]
The following areas are designated as handicapped parking only:
Pursuant to statute, the County Board hereby ordains that a fee of $5 shall be added to all fines imposed for the violation of the Illinois Vehicle Code or violations of similar provisions contained in the County or municipal ordinance committed in the County. The proceeds of this additional fee of $5 shall be used to finance the court system in the County.
Pursuant to statutory authorization, the Clerk of the Circuit Court of the County shall charge and collect a fee of $5 for all traffic violations where there is an admission or finding of guilt; said fee shall be used for the support of the court system in the County. A traffic violation for the purpose of this section shall not include parking violations.
The Clerk of the Circuit Court of the County shall commence such charge and collections upon receipt of written notice from the County Board President that the County Board has acted to establish such a fee after December 1, 1981.
The fee shall be in addition to all other fines and charges assessed by the Circuit Court of the County and shall be remitted by the Clerk of the Circuit Court of the County to the County Treasurer for deposit.
[Amended 10-8-1985 by Ord. No. 85-71]
Any person violating any of the provisions of § 372-3, 372-4, 372-5, 372-6 or 372-10 of this article shall be subject to penalties as set forth in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, Penalties, § 1-11. The owner, as well as driver, of any vehicle operated or parked in violation of any of the provisions of this article shall be liable and responsible for any such violation and for the penalties therefor provided above.
[Added 5-14-1996 by Ord. No. 96-05-215]
[Added 12-13-2000 by Ord. No. 00-07-252]
County highways that are not designated as truck routes shall have a weight restriction of 73,280 pounds, with an axle limit of 17,000 pounds.
[Adopted 7-14-1970 (Ch. 12, Art. II, of the 1977 Code)]
No person, other than a county fair association or other not-for-profit association or corporation, shall hold any motor vehicle races or motor vehicle stunt event unless he obtains a written permit to do so from the County Board.
The County Board shall establish from time to time a motor vehicle race or stunt event permit fee, payable in advance, for all races and events held by a person, other than the county fair association or other not-for-profit association or corporation, on a single day; provided, however, that if the race or event for which such permit is issued is rained out or postponed for other good cause shown, the permit shall be valid for use within the next eight days specified in the permit.
The County Clerk shall issue a motor vehicle race or stunt permit to a person who is required to pay the permit fee, provided such person at all times complied with the other provisions of this article.
No person shall submit a false certificate with the application for the permit required by the provisions of this article.
A certificate of insurance with a company or companies authorized to do business in Illinois shall be filed with the County Clerk by the person applying for a permit to hold motor vehicle races or stunt events. Such insurance shall be obtained in reasonable amounts covering the applicant's liability for bodily injury or property damage arising out of each occurrence.
No motor vehicle race or stunt event shall be conducted after the hour of 11:00 p.m.
Each applicant shall file with the County Clerk a certificate from the County Health Department stating that all sanitary and health rules and regulations of the Illinois Department of Public Health or of the County Health Department have been complied with.