Article I In General
Article II (Reserved)
[CC 1997 §18.1; Ord. No. 1962-87, 4-15-1987; Ord. No. 2012-87, 11-4-1987; Ord. No. 2064-88, 4-20-1988; Ord. No. 2746-96, 5-1-1996; Ord. No. 3446-03 §1, 6-18-2003]
For the purposes of this Title, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this Section:
- ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE
- Any motorized vehicle manufactured and used exclusively for off-highway use which is fifty (50) inches or less in width, with an unladen dry weight of six hundred (600) pounds or less, traveling on three (3), four (4) or more low pressure tires, with a seat designed to be straddled by the operator, and handlebars for steering control.
- ALLEY OR ALLEYWAY
- Any street with a roadway of less than twenty (20) feet in width.
- AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE
- A vehicle publicly owned and operated as an ambulance, or a vehicle publicly owned and operated by the State Highway Patrol, Police or Fire Department, Sheriff or Constable or Deputy Sheriff, Traffic Officer or any privately owned vehicle operated as an ambulance when responding to emergency calls.
- BUSINESS DISTRICT
- The territory contiguous to and including a highway when within any six hundred (600) feet along the highway there are buildings in use for business or industrial purposes, including but not limited to hotels, banks, or office buildings, railroad stations and public buildings which occupy at least three hundred (300) feet of frontage on one (1) side or three hundred (300) feet collectively on both sides of the highway.
- CENTRAL BUSINESS (OR TRAFFIC) DISTRICT
- All streets and portions of streets within the area described by City ordinance as such.
- COMMERCIAL VEHICLE
- A motor vehicle or trailer which is licensed at eighteen thousand (18,000) pounds or greater and is licensed as a commercial vehicle or is used primarily for business, commercial or industrial enterprises, or features signage advertising a commercial enterprise or business, or is identified by the type of equipment or cargo it carries, or carries ten (10) or more persons or products for hire, or is equipped with equipment generally associated with a commercial or industrial business or enterprise, including, but not limited to, ladder racks, plow blades, external fuel tanks, chemical spraying devices, and/or similar devices indicating commercial use of the vehicle.
- CONTROLLED ACCESS HIGHWAY
- Every highway, street or roadway in respect to which owners or occupants of abutting lands and other persons have no legal right of access to or from the same except at such points only and in such manner as may be determined by the public authority having jurisdiction over the highway, street or roadway.
- 1. That part of a roadway at an intersection included within the connections of the lateral lines of the sidewalks on opposite sides of the highway measured from the curbs, or in the absence of curbs from the edges of the traversable roadway.
- 2. Any portion of a roadway at an intersection or elsewhere distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface.
- The lateral boundaries of that portion of the street designated for the use of vehicles, whether marked with curbstones or not.
- CURB LOADING ZONE
- A space adjacent to a curb reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of passengers or materials.
- Every person who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle.
- FIRE LANE
- The area of space on any durably paved surface officially set apart in any highway, street or parking lot, whether public or private, so as to provide immediate and unobstructed access to adjacent buildings for the Fire Department and other emergency vehicles and equipment.
- FREIGHT CURB LOADING ZONE
- A space adjacent to a curb for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of freight (or passengers).
- HIGHWAY OR STREET
- Every way or place open for vehicular traffic by the public, regardless of its legal status and regardless of whether it has been legally established by constituted authority or by use for the statutory period of time as a public highway, including but not limiting the application thereof to parking areas, parking lots and driveways of stores, shops, restaurants, shopping centers, filling stations and all other private places used by or maintained for the public for the purposes of vehicular traffic.
- 1. The area embraced within the prolongation or connection of the lateral curb lines, or, if none, then the lateral boundary lines of the roadways of two (2) highways which join one another at, or approximately at, right angles, or the area within which vehicles traveling upon different highways joining at any other angle may come in conflict.
- 2. Where a highway includes two (2) roadways thirty (30) feet or more apart, then every crossing of each roadway of such divided highway by an intersecting highway shall be regarded as a separate intersection. In the event such intersecting highway also includes two (2) roadways thirty (30) feet or more apart, then every crossing of two (2) roadways of such highways shall be regarded as a separate intersection.
- LANED ROADWAY
- A roadway which is divided into two (2) or more clearly marked lanes for vehicular traffic.
- MOTOR VEHICLE
- Any self-propelled vehicle not operated exclusively upon tracks, except farm tractors.
- Every motor vehicle having a seat or saddle for use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three (3) wheels in contact with the ground, but excluding a tractor.
- MOTORIZED BICYCLE
- Any two (2) wheeled or three (3) wheeled device having an automatic transmission and a motor with a cylinder capacity of not more than fifty (50) cubic centimeters, which produces less than three (3) gross brake horsepower, and is capable of propelling the device at a maximum speed of not more than thirty (30) miles per hour on level ground.
- OFFICIAL TIME STANDARD
- Whenever certain hours are named herein they shall mean standard or daylight-saving time as may be currently in use in the City.
- OFFICIAL TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES
- All signals, signs, markings, and devices, not inconsistent with this Title, placed or erected with the authority of a public body or official having jurisdiction, for the purpose of guiding, warning or regulating traffic.
- The standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, upon a roadway, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading, or in obedience to traffic regulations or traffic signs or signals.
- PASSENGER CURB LOADING ZONE
- A place adjacent to a curb reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of passengers.
- Any person afoot.
- Every natural person, firm, partnership, association or corporation.
- POLICE OFFICER
- Every officer of the Hazelwood Police Department or any officer authorized to direct or regulate traffic or to make arrest for violation of traffic regulations.
- PRIVATE ROAD OR DRIVEWAY
- Every way or place in private ownership and used for vehicular travel by the owner and those having express or implied permission from the owner, but not by other persons.
- A carrier of persons or property upon cars operated on stationary rails.
- RAILROAD TRAINS
- A steam engine, electric, or other motor, with or without cars coupled thereto, operated upon rails.
- RESIDENCE DISTRICT
- The territory contiguous to and including a highway not comprising a business district when the property on such highway for a distance of three hundred (300) feet or more is in the main improved with residences or residences and buildings in use for business.
- The right of one (1) vehicle or pedestrian to proceed in a lawful manner in preference to another vehicle or pedestrian approaching under such circumstances of direction, speed and proximity as to give rise to danger of collision unless one grants precedence to the other.
- That portion of a highway improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular travel, exclusive of the berm or shoulder. In the event a highway includes two (2) or more separate roadways, the term "roadway" as used herein shall refer to any such roadway separately but not to all such roadways collectively.
- SAFETY ZONE
- The area or space officially set apart within a roadway for the exclusive use of pedestrians and which is protected or is so marked or indicated by adequate signs as to be plainly visible at all times while set apart as a safety zone.
- That portion of a street between the curb lines or the lateral lines of a roadway, and the adjacent property lines, intended for use of pedestrians, also including that area set aside in shopping areas or such other areas on private property being utilized and set aside for public pedestrian travel.
- STAND OR STANDING
- The halting of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers.
- When required, complete cessation from movement.
- STOP OR STOPPING
- When prohibited, any halting even momentarily of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a Police Officer or traffic control sign or signal.
- THROUGH HIGHWAY
- Every highway or portion thereof on which vehicular traffic is given preferential right-of-way and at the entrances to which vehicular traffic from intersecting highways is required by law to yield right-of-way to vehicles on such through highway in obedience to either a stop sign or a yield sign, when such signs are erected as provided in this Title.
- TRACTOR OR TRUCK-TRACTOR
- Self-propelled motor vehicle designed for drawing other vehicles, but not for the carriage of any load when operating independently. When attached to a semi-trailer, it supports a part of the weight thereof.
- Pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, and other conveyances either singly or together while using any highway for purposes of travel.
- TRAFFIC DIVISION
- The Traffic Division of the Police Department of the City.
- Any mechanical device on wheels, designed primarily for use, or used, on highways, except motorized bicycles, vehicles propelled or drawn by horses or human power, or vehicles used exclusively on fixed rails or tracks, cotton trailers or motorized wheelchairs operated by handicapped persons.
[CC 1997 §18.5; Ord. No. 2413-92, 10-7-1992; Ord. No. 2435-92, 12-16-1992]
No person shall stand, walk or be in roadways, streets or highways within the City of Hazelwood for the purpose of soliciting funds, selling or giving any item of miscellaneous personal property or distributing information, newspapers or pamphlets to the operator of a motor vehicle on the said roadways, streets or highways without a permit as set forth herein.
A permit for the purpose of soliciting funds may be secured from the City Manager according to the rules and regulations set forth hereinafter.
Before issuing a permit, the City Manager shall determine that solicitation of funds from motorists will not:
Substantially increase traffic hazards,
Increase the amount of vehicular traffic on said roadways, streets or highways,
Create a traffic hazard because of the nature and condition of the roadways, streets or highways, or
Interfere with any traffic regulations at the location for which such permit is requested.
Solicitors shall be eighteen (18) years of age or older and may solicit only under the auspices of a not-for-profit or charitable organization for not-for-profit or charitable causes. They shall provide the City Manager with full information concerning their request.
Such solicitation events shall be advertised sufficiently prior to the day of the solicitation so as to allow the general public to be fully advised of such event.
The City Manager shall determine the times and places for such solicitation, which may be only on City dedicated and maintained streets. No person or organization may be granted a permit for any period of time exceeding two (2) days per year nor six (6) hours per day.
On the day of solicitation, a sign approximately three (3) feet square, reading, "Caution, Solicitors Ahead," shall be placed prior to any intersection at which solicitors are permitted.
If the City Manager determines from the foregoing that the interest and safety of the general public will be protected, he may issue such permit pursuant to the regulations herein.
[CC 1997 §18.10; Ord. No. 1109-75, 4-16-1975]
The storage of wrecked or disassembled vehicles in various stages of disrepair anywhere on property not specifically zoned for such purposes, unless entirely within an enclosed garage as approved by the City, is expressly prohibited, with the exception of repairs on personal vehicles that will not cause the vehicle to be inoperable for a period in excess of five (5) days; provided hardship extensions may be granted by the City Manager or his designated representative.