[Ord. No. 2958 §1, 9-2-2009; Ord. No. 2997 §1, 10-20-2010]
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:
Stop, stand or park a vehicle:
On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
On a sidewalk;
Within an intersection;
On a crosswalk;
Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within thirty (30) feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless a different length is indicated by signs or markings;
Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic;
Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel; or
At any place where official signs prohibit stopping.
Stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger or passengers:
In front of a public or private driveway;
Within thirty (30) feet of an intersection;
Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant;
Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
Within thirty (30) feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway;
Within twenty (20) 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 (75) feet of said entrance when properly signposted; or
At any place where official signs prohibit standing.
Within eight (8) feet of a public U.S. mailbox;
Within eight (8) feet of a mailbox located on or at private property between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. except on Sunday and Federal holidays.
No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under his/her control into any such prohibited area or away from a curb such a distance as is unlawful.
No trailer attached or unattached to a vehicle shall be parked in the street during the time frame one (1) hour prior to sunset and one (1) hour after sunrise.
[Ord. No. 3181 §1, 9-17-2014]
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 (10) feet of the width of the roadway for free movement of vehicular traffic.
No person shall park a vehicle within an alley in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than ten (10) 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.
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/her opinion, interfere with traffic or create a hazardous situation.
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.
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 (20) feet or upon one (1) side of a street as indicated by such signs when the width of the roadway does not exceed thirty (30) feet.
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.
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.
In the event a highway includes two (2) or more separate roadways and traffic is restricted to one (1) 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.
The City Traffic Engineer is hereby authorized to determine and designate by proper signs places not exceeding one hundred (100) 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.
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.
It shall be unlawful for any person to park or stand any vehicle in any stall or space designated or reserved for physically disabled persons, as defined in Section 301.142, RSMo., as amended, whether upon public or private property open to public use, unless the vehicle bears the State of Missouri license plate or placard for the disabled as provided for in Sections 301.071 or 301.142, RSMo., as amended. The space shall be indicated by an upright sign whether on a pole or attached to a building upon which shall be inscribed the international symbol of accessibility and may also include any appropriate wording to indicate that the space is reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles which display a distinguishing license plate or card. The sign described in this Subsection shall also state, or an additional sign shall be posted below or adjacent to the sign stating, the following: "$50 to $300 fine".
Any vehicle operator who is not physically disabled shall not use the handicapped parking space unless there is a physically disabled person in the vehicle or while the vehicle is being used to transport a physically disabled person.
Any person convicted of violating this Section is guilty of an offense and shall be subject to a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than three hundred dollars ($300.00). Every day upon which such violation occurs shall constitute a separate offense.
[R.O. 2005 §26-451; CC 1997 §26-451; Ord. No. 2094 §5, 7-17-1996]
No person shall stop, stand, park or leave a vehicle in any location in a parking lot so as to prevent the full and complete utilization of any space set aside by the owner of the property for loading or unloading of vehicles.
No person shall stop, stand, park or leave a vehicle in any location in a parking lot within a designated fire lane or within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant or in any manner so as to interfere with prompt access thereto by authorized personnel.
No person shall stop, stand, park or leave any vehicle in any location in a parking lot so as to interfere with access to other parking spaces than the one utilized by that vehicle or so as to interfere with the free movement of traffic within the lot.
No person shall park a vehicle for any purpose or period of time, other than for the expeditious loading or unloading of passengers or materials, along the curbs or the parallel edges of the traversable roadways within a parking lot.
[Ord. No. 3310 § 1, 2-1-2017]
Definitions. For purposes of this Section, the following definitions shall apply:
- The City of Ellisville, employee(s) of the City of Ellisville, the City's designee(s), successor's agent(s) or other representative(s).
- EVENT DURATION
- From the onset of the accumulation of ice or snow precipitation on the street to twelve (12) hours after the ice or snow precipitation has ended.
- ICE OR SNOW EVENT
- Any amount or intensity of precipitation that requires the activation of City services to treat and clean streets within the City.
- ICE OR SNOW ZONE
- An area of street so designated by property address(es), at the beginning and ending of which a sign prohibiting parking during Ice and Snow Events is posted.
- A vehicle, whether occupied or not, which is stopped, standing, or stalled upon a street.
- Every device, licensed or unlicensed, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported, whether such device be in running condition or not.
Designation Of Ice Or Snow Zone. Ice or Snow Zones shall be designated by ordinance of the City and shall be set forth in Schedule IX to Title III: Traffic Code.
The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to erect signs indicating no parking in an Ice or Snow Zone which is designated in accordance with this Section.
When official signs prohibiting parking during Ice or Snow Event(s), no person shall Park a Vehicle within an Ice or Snow Zone for the Duration any Ice or Snow Event.
Removal Of Vehicles By The City.
In addition to the penalties set forth in this Section, if a Vehicle is Parked in an Ice or Snow Zone during an Ice or Snow Event, the City may remove, tow, impound and/or otherwise store the Vehicle without notice to the owner/operator of the Vehicle if said Vehicle creates a hazard to the safety of the general public or hinders ice and snow removal operations.
An attempt will be made by the City police to contact the owner/operator of any Vehicle in violation of this Section and, if contact is made, the owner/operator shall have the Vehicle removed within thirty (30) minutes, but if the City determines removal is required prior to the expiration of thirty (30) minutes, the Vehicle may be removed by the City without notice to the owner/operator of the Vehicle.
Owners/operators of Vehicles removed by the City pursuant to this Section shall hold harmless and indemnify the City for losses, claims, judgements, suits, demands or expenses claimed by reason of damage sustained to the Vehicle or associated contents resulting by any means. The owner/operator of any Vehicle towed, impounded or otherwise stored pursuant to this Section shall have any said Vehicle released only upon payment of all costs and fees associated with the towing, impounding or otherwise stored Vehicle.
Parking in violation of this Section shall constitute a misdemeanor.
Parking in violation of this Section that continues for a period of twelve (12) hours or more shall constitute a new and separate distinct violation upon the expiration of each twelve-hour period following the first violation.
Parking in violation of this Section that reoccurs more than four (4) hours after moving a Vehicle in violation of this Section shall constitute a new and separate distinct violation.