City of Knob Noster, MO
Johnson County
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[Ord. No. 808, 5-7-2013]
The following words, terms and phrases have these meanings within Sections 215.031215.036:
DRIVEWAY
A surface, overlaid or paved with concrete, asphalt, paving stones or gravel, that affords access between an adjacent street or alley and a garage, carport or off-street parking area.
FRONT BUILDING LINE
A line parallel to the public roadway right-of-way line, between which line and the street right-of-way line, no building or fence may be erected.
FRONT YARD
An open space extending the full width of the lot, the depth of which is the minimum horizontal distance between the front lot line and the nearest line of the main building.
IMPROVED PARKING SURFACE
An area used for the parking of vehicles that is overlaid or paved with concrete, asphalt, paving stones or gravel.
REAR YARD
The open space extending the full width of the lot the depth of which is the minimum horizontal distance between the rear lot line and the nearest line of the main building.
RIGHT-OF-WAY
The entire width of land, including any roadway, within the boundary lines of a street or alley.
SIDE YARD
An open space between a main building and the side lot line, extending from the front yard to the rear yard, the width of which is the horizontal distance from the nearest point of the side lot line to the nearest point of the main building.
VACANT LOT
A residential property that has no primary residence situated on it.
VEHICLE
Every device (functional or non-functional; powered or unpowered), by which a person or property might (if operative or functional) be transported, drawn or moved upon a street, highway, waterway or airway and (without limitation) includes automobiles, trucks, motor homes, motorcycles, scooters, mopeds, all-terrain vehicles, boats, personal water craft, snowmobiles, recreational vehicles, golf carts, go-carts, trailers, fifth-wheel trailers, campers, camper shells, wheeled towing frames or contained an engine at any time; but does not include non-motorized bicycles, children's toys or residential-scale lawn mowers.
[Ord. No. 808, 5-7-2013]
A. 
Any unlicensed, damaged, inoperable, abandoned or disabled vehicle, part thereof or junk located on any street or highway is a public nuisance.
B. 
A vehicle is deemed to be unlicensed, damaged, inoperable, abandoned or disabled if it meets one (1) or more of the following criteria, regardless of the circumstances of how the vehicle came to be in its current location or ownership:
1. 
Does not display current valid license plates registered to the vehicle;
2. 
Does not display a valid or current inspection sticker;
3. 
It has flat or missing tires or wheels;
4. 
It is wrecked or junked;
5. 
It is wholly or partially dismantled;
6. 
It is missing parts or equipment, necessary to safely and legally operate on a public street;
7. 
It has mechanical or other problems that prevent the vehicle from being driven under its own power; or
8. 
It has vegetation or debris collected in or around or under the vehicle.
C. 
No vehicle, exhibiting a sign, indicating that it is offered for sale, shall remain upon a right-of-way for longer than four (4) consecutive hours. No vehicle shall be repaired on a right-of-way, during other than an emergency, and then for no longer than four (4) consecutive hours, upon the lapse of which it may be towed.
D. 
No unlicensed, damaged, inoperable, abandoned or disabled vehicle may be parked, kept, or stored on any lot or remain there in a state of disassembly or disrepair, unless it is covered and secured by an automotive-designed cover, in good condition and no more than one (1) unlicensed, damaged, inoperable, abandoned or disabled vehicle may remain on any lot at any time. Thus, provided the subject lot is zoned, so as to permit such activities, any vehicle may undergo mechanical repair, restoration or overhaul inside an enclosed structure.
E. 
At no time shall an unlicensed, damaged, inoperable, abandoned or disabled vehicle exist as a hazard to children; harbor tall grass, weeds or other vegetation; create a fire hazard or afford a breeding place or nesting place for mosquitoes, flies, rodents, rats or other vermin.
[Ord. No. 808, 5-7-2013]
A. 
Parking or storage of vehicles in residentially zoned areas is prohibited, unless:
1. 
On a driveway; or
2. 
Inside an enclosed structure; or
3. 
In the side yard, behind the front building line, provided such vehicle is parked or stored on an improved parking surface.
B. 
Within a residentially zoned area, no vehicle may be parked or stored (outside of an enclosed structure), between the roadway and the front building line, other than upon a driveway or on improved parking surface.
C. 
All improved parking surfaces shall be maintained in good and safe condition and be free from holes, cracks or other deficits that might affect the use, safety, appearance or drainage of the surface or that of adjacent properties. The final determination of the condition of an improved parking surface shall be that of the Building Inspector or his or her designee.
[Ord. No. 808, 5-7-2013]
A. 
Parking of the following vehicles in residentially zoned areas is prohibited:
1. 
Semi-trailer trucks, also known as a semi-tractor truck or road tractor;
2. 
Cargo trailers, semi-trailers or similar vehicles that can be connected to or pulled by semi-trailer trucks;
3. 
Any vehicle, rated as a Class 5 or higher (over 16,001 pounds) under the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey standards;
4. 
Overnight parking of school buses, charter buses or similar vehicles;
5. 
Any vehicle with a bucket lift, dumping capability, tow truck, low or high-profile cab-over engine or similar vehicle;
6. 
Except that vehicles, used in the construction, clearing or demolishing of property shall be allowed to remain on the property until such construction, clearing or demolishing is complete or thirty (30) days has lapsed, whichever is the lesser.
[Ord. No. 808, 5-7-2013]
A. 
Parking of any camping equipment or of a recreational vehicle is prohibited on any street, alley, highway or other public place.
B. 
It is prohibited to occupy any camping equipment or recreational vehicle for living, sleeping or cooking for longer than thirty (30) cumulative days during any twelve (12) month period, except:
1. 
To monitor and secure a property for which a valid building permit is subsisting, or
2. 
To provide temporary living accommodation, pending the repair or replacement of residential property that has been damaged by fire, wind, storm or similar occurrence.
C. 
Any camping equipment or recreational vehicle, parked on a parcel of property, under the circumstance of Subparagraph (1) or (2) above shall be required to solicit an additional thirty (30) day written exception when the camping equipment or recreational vehicle has parked there for more than thirty (30) days.
[Ord. No. 808, 5-7-2013]
A. 
When an official observes a vehicle that is being parked or stored in violation of Sections 215.031215.032, he or she shall serve written notice upon the owner or occupant of the property upon which such vehicle is being parked or store, which such notice shall direct that the offending vehicle be removed within twenty-one (21) calendar days. Such written notice may be delivered personally, through the United States Postal Service or by posting upon the offending vehicle or at the main entrance of the residence upon which lot it is situated.
B. 
Should such vehicle remain parked or stored in violation of Sections 215.031215.032 for more than the ensuing twenty-one (21) calendar days, any official shall issue a citation on the twenty-second (22nd) or subsequent day, charging the subject violation, under which, each subsequent day that such vehicle continues to remain parked or stored in violation of Sections 215.031215.032 constitutes a separate offense and incurs a separate fine.
C. 
Should any vehicle remain parked overnight or for a more extended duration, within a residentially- zoned area in violation of Section 215.033, the above prescribed notice shall not be required and each calendar day's violation shall constitute a separate offense and incur a separate fine.
D. 
Should any recreational vehicle be utilized for more than thirty (30) days during any twelve (12) month term in violation of Section 215.034, the above prescribed notice shall not be required and each calendar day's violation shall constitute a separate offense and incur a separate fine.
[Ord. No. 808, 5-7-2013]
Violation of each of the proscriptions of Sections 215.030215.035 shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) per day of non-conformity and no more than five hundred dollars ($500.00).