City of Parkville, MO
Platte County
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[Ord. No. 995 §1201, 5-19-1987; Ord. No. 1436 §2, 5-17-1994; Ord. No. 1532 §1, 9-5-1995; Ord. No. 1537 §1, 9-5-1995; Ord. No. 1590 §1, 6-18-1996; Ord. No. 1626 §2, 1-21-1997; Ord. No. 1639 §1, 4-1-1997; Ord. No. 1675 §1, 9-16-1997; Ord. No. 1731 §1, 7-7-1998; Ord. No. 2098 §1, 11-4-2003; Ord. No. 2295 §§1 — 2, 10-17-2006]
A. 
Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with the law or the directions of Police Officer or official traffic control device, or when a waiver signed by the City Administrator or Police Chief is posted at the site showing the dates on which parking restrictions or prohibitions are waived, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle:
1. 
On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street.
2. 
On a sidewalk.
3. 
Within an intersection.
4. 
On a crosswalk.
5. 
Along or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic.
6. 
Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel.
7. 
Within an area five (5) feet on each side of a fire hydrant.
8. 
In front of any part of a public or private driveway.
9. 
Upon any street or alley in such a manner as to leave available less than twelve (12) feet of the width of the roadway for free movement of vehicular traffic or park a vehicle within any alley in such position as to block the driveway entrance to any abutting property.
[Ord. No. 2784 §§1 — 2, 11-4-2014]
10. 
At any place where official signs now in place prohibit same or where the Police Chief has directed that no parking signs or markings, temporary or permanent, be placed.
11. 
Within twenty (20) feet of an intersection (except in a parking space officially marked).
12. 
Within fifteen (15) feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station.
13. 
On a parkway or other public property where no provision therefor has been made.
14. 
On private property or upon an area developed as an off-street parking facility without the consent of the owner, lessee, or person in charge of any such private property or facility where said facility has adequate posted notice informing the public of restriction.
15. 
In any officially designated handicapped parking zone as provided by Section 355.020, herein, without a validly issued license plate or placard issued pursuant to Section 301.071 RSMo. or Section 301.142 RSMo. or displaying a distinguishing license plate or other symbol issued to a physically disabled person by another State.
16. 
In the same location on a public street or in a City parking lot for two (2) consecutive days without moving the vehicle, unless specific permission has been granted by the Police Chief or his designee.
17. 
Facing against the direction traffic normally travels on that portion of the street.
18. 
In English Landing Park at any time, except as follows:
a. 
For vehicle parked in designated spaces for the purpose of launching a boat or waiting to tow it when it is brought to shore.
b. 
For vehicles parked in designated curb loading zones for the purpose of unloading or loading picnic supplies for periods not to exceed ten (10) minutes.
c. 
For handicapped persons legally parked in handicapped zones as provided in Section 355.020 of the Municipal Code.
19. 
In such a manner as to block vehicular access to a mailbox.
20. 
In the Parkville Nature Sanctuary/White Alloe Conservation Area and Sullivan Nature Sanctuary, unless the vehicle is a City vehicle being used in the conduct of City business or a vehicle authorized by the Nature Sanctuary Director, City Administrator or Chief of Police.
[Ord. No. 2753 §§9 — 10, 6-3-2014]
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Editor's Note — Ord. no. 1545 §1, adopted 10-17-1995, repealed section 355.015 formerly derived from ord. no. 1532 §1, 9-5-1995
[1]
Editor's Note — Ord. no. 2113 §1, adopted February 3, 2004, repealed section 355.017 "parking restricted" in its entirety. Former section 355.017 derived from ord. no. 1468 §1, 10-18-1994; ord. no. 1531 §1, 9-5-1995; ord. no. 1532 §1, 9-5-1995; ord. no. 1564 §2, 2-6-1996.
[Ord. No. 1078 §3, 11-15-1988; Ord. No. 1490 §1, 2-7-1995; Ord. No. 1525 §2, 8-1-1995]
A. 
Board to Designate Parking Spaces for Physically Disabled. The Board of Aldermen is hereby authorized to designate and establish parking spaces for the exclusive use of vehicles which display a distinguishing license plate or placard issued to physically disabled or handicapped persons and shall place and maintain appropriate signs indicating the same.
B. 
Restricted Use of Parking Spaces for Disabled Persons.
1. 
Whenever authorized signs are erected designating an area for parking for physically disabled persons, no person shall stop a vehicle within that marked area unless that vehicle bears and properly displays a valid distinguishing plate or card issued pursuant to Section 301.071 or 301.142, RSMo., as amended, or if the owner of the vehicle is a nonresident of the State of Missouri, a valid duly registered equivalent license plate or card issued by the State, County or other place of which the owner is a resident.
2. 
It shall be a full and complete defense that an occupant of the vehicle otherwise illegally parked qualified at the time of parking for a distinguishing license plate or card as described in this Subsection.
C. 
Limitations on Parking Privileges for Handicapped. The owner or operator of any vehicle bearing and properly displaying a valid distinguishing license plate or placard issued pursuant to Section 301.071 or 301.142, RSMo., as amended, or a valid duly registered equivalent license plate or placard issued by the State, County or other place of which the owner is a resident if the owner of that vehicle is a non-resident of the State of Missouri, shall be entitled to park that vehicle for an unlimited period of time on streets or portions thereof where parking time is limited; and if that space is controlled by a parking meter, said owner or operator shall not be required to deposit the necessary amount of money in the meter. It shall be unlawful for the owner or operator of said vehicle to park on streets or portions thereof where, or during the hours, parking is prohibited, except that any person who meets the criteria for handicapped drivers as stated above, and who holds a current fishing permit issued by the City of Parkville, shall be allowed to park in a handicapped spot in English Landing Park between the hours of Midnight and 5:00 A.M.
D. 
Off-Street Parking Facilities for Disabled Persons.
1. 
Identification of vehicle. Only vehicles displaying a distinguishing license plate issued by the State of Missouri pursuant to Section 301.071, RSMo. ("License Plates for Physically Disabled Veterans"), or Section 301.142, RSMo. ("License Plates for Physically Disabled Persons"), or displaying a distinguishing license plate issued to a physically disabled person by another State, or displaying a distinguishing card issued by the State of Missouri pursuant to Section 301.142, RSMo., shall be parked in a parking space designated for disabled parking.
2. 
Violation.
a. 
Any vehicle which does not display the proper identification as set forth in Subsection (1) hereof, parked in a parking space designated for disabled parking anywhere in the City of Parkville is illegally parked.
b. 
It shall be a full and complete defense that an occupant of the vehicle otherwise illegally parked qualified at the time of parking for a distinguishing license plate or card as described in Subsection (1) hereof.
3. 
Official's right of entry. Law Enforcement Officials are empowered to enter upon private property open to public use to enforce the provisions of the Section.
[Ord. No. 1532 §1, 9-5-1995; Ord. No. 1965 §1, 7-24-2001]
A. 
In any City parking lot the following restrictions shall apply:
1. 
Commercial trucks or trailers licensed over twelve thousand (12,000) pounds shall not be parked overnight.
2. 
No vehicle shall be parked continuously for more than seventy-two (72) hours.
B. 
Overtime parking may be allowed in special circumstances; such authorized parking shall be designated by the placement of a special permit in the front window of the vehicle, said permit to be signed by the Chief of Police and specify the beginning and expiration dates of the permit.
C. 
In issuing such special permit, the City of Parkville does not assume any liability for the loss of or damage to the vehicle or its contents.
[Ord. No. 995 §1204, 5-19-1987; Ord. No. 1050 §4, 5-17-1988]
A. 
No person shall park a vehicle upon any street or in any City parking lot or in any part of the City's park system for the principal purpose of:
1. 
Displaying such vehicle for sale.
2. 
Greasing or repairing such vehicle except repairs necessitated by an emergency.
3. 
Display of merchandise for sale or for advertising purposes, except as provided herein.
B. 
Vehicle Stands and Selling From Parked Vehicle. No farmer, gardener, or other person selling or offering for sale from trucks, wagons, carts, or other vehicles, within the limits of the City, any fruits, vegetables, butter, eggs, cheese, meats, game, poultry, and foodstuff of any description, shall stand with such trucks, wagons, carts, or other vehicles for more than thirty (30) minutes at any place on any public street or square, park, parkway, or other public off-street property; provided, nothing in this Section shall apply to the Farmers Market.
No licensed huckster's, hawker's, or peddler's vehicle shall be allowed to obstruct the passage of any street or alley.
[Ord. No. 1532 §1, 9-5-1995; Ord. No. 2098 §2, 11-4-2003]
No person shall park in a loading zone for a period of more than thirty (30) minutes. No person shall park in a loading zone for any other purpose than loading or unloading. Loading zones are designated in the following locations:
Main Street on the west side at 1st Street, for an area twenty-seven (27) feet in length.
Main Street on the east side at the northeast corner of 3rd Street, for an area twenty-five (25) feet in length.
Main Street on the east side at the southeast corner of 5th Street, for an area twenty-five (25) feet in length.
1st Street between Main and East Streets, south side, as designated by signs for periods not to exceed thirty (30) minutes.
[Ord. No. 955 §1205, 5-19-1987]
A. 
Every person parking a motor vehicle on any street, alley, public property or public right-of-way shall remove and take with him the ignition key thereof. Any Police Officer finding such key shall remove said key and cause it to be forthwith deposited at Police Headquarters for safekeeping, but such officer shall leave a notice of such removal and safekeeping in a conspicuous place in or upon such vehicle.
B. 
Every person having control or charge of any standing or parked vehicle shall, before leaving it unattended upon any street or public right-of-way, set the brakes and stop the motor thereof, and if it is left upon other than a substantially level street, the wheels thereof shall be turned to the curb or side of such street or roadway.
[Ord. No. 946 §§ 1 — 6, 12-17-1985; Ord. No. 949, 1-7-1986; Ord. No. 1146 §1, 2-20-1990; Ord. No. 2781 §§1 — 2, 10-20-2014]
A. 
A parking prohibition from 12:00 A.M. until 6:00 A.M. shall automatically go into effect on any part of any emergency snow route on which there has been an accumulation of snow or ice of one (1) inch or more. Once in effect, a prohibition under this Section shall remain in effect until snow removal operations are completed or until terminated by order of the City Administrator or Mayor. While the prohibition is in effect, no person shall park or allow any parked vehicle on any portion of an emergency snow route.
B. 
On each street designated by this Section as an emergency snow route, the City Administrator shall cause to be posted special signs at intervals not exceeding three hundred (300) feet with the wording "Emergency Snow Route" or some similar language. These signs shall be distinctive and uniform in appearance and shall be plainly readable to persons traveling on the street or highway.
C. 
Sworn personnel of the Police Department are hereby authorized to remove or cause to be removed a vehicle from the street or highway when the vehicle is parked on part of an emergency snow route on which a parking prohibition is in effect or when the vehicle is parked in violation of any parking ordinance or provision of law and is interfering or about to interfere with snow and ice removal and response operations. The removal, impounding and return of obstructing vehicles from the emergency snow route shall be at the owner's expense.
D. 
The following streets are hereby established as emergency snow routes within the City:
Name of Street
Location
1st Street
From Main Street to Highway 9
East Street
From 2nd Street to the railroad tracks
Main Street
From 3rd Street to the railroad tracks
E. 
Any owner or operator of a vehicle who shall violate the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or imprisonment of not more than ninety (90) days in jail, or both.
[Ord. No. 995 §1206, 5-19-1987]
When a traffic violation ticket is placed upon a vehicle, additional tickets may be placed thereon for each overtime parking violation or infraction thereof that said vehicle remains in such parking space. Each separate overtime parking period or fraction thereof shall constitute a separate and distinct violation.