City of Pacific, MO
Franklin County
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[Ord. No. 814 §20, 8-2-1960; CC 1976 §33-240]
A. 
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:
1. 
Stop, stand or park a vehicle:
a. 
On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
b. 
On a sidewalk;
c. 
Within an intersection;
d. 
On a crosswalk;
e. 
Between a safety zone and adjacent curb or within thirty (30) feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless the traffic authority indicates a different length by signs or markings;
f. 
Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic;
g. 
Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel;
h. 
On any railroad tracks;
i. 
At any place where official signs prohibit stopping.
2. 
Stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger or passengers:
a. 
In front of a public or private driveway;
b. 
Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant;
c. 
Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk at an intersection, as those terms are defined in Section 300.020. This prohibition shall include only those intersections listed in Schedule IV, Table IV-A of the Traffic Code.
[Ord. No. 3043, 10-17-2017]
d. 
Within thirty (30) feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, or traffic-control signal located at the side of a roadway;
e. 
Within four (4) feet of the entrance to a public or private driveway;
f. 
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;
g. 
At any place where official signs prohibit standing;
h. 
In any manner which creates a hazard or public nuisance.
3. 
Park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading merchandise or passengers:
a. 
Within fifty (50) feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing;
b. 
At any place where official signs prohibit parking.
B. 
No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under his control into any such prohibited area or away from a curb such a distance as is unlawful.
[Ord. No. 751 §1, 8-6-1957; Ord. No. 814 §15, 8-2-1960; CC 1976 §33-232]
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; provided however, no less than eighteen (18) feet of roadway shall be available for the free movement of traffic on State and Federally marked highways within the City.
[CC 1976 §33-241]
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.
[Ord. No. 814 §31, 8-2-1960; CC 1976 §33-233]
A. 
No person shall park a vehicle upon a roadway for the principal purpose of:
1. 
Displaying such vehicle for sale; or
2. 
Repairing such vehicle, except repairs necessitated by an emergency.
[CC 1976 §33-315]
A. 
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 opinion, interfere with traffic or create a hazardous situation.
B. 
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.
[CC 1976 §33-242]
A. 
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.
B. 
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.
[CC 1976 §33-243]
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.
[CC 1976 §33-244]
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.
[CC 1976 §33-245]
A. 
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.
B. 
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.
[Ord. No. 1069 §1, 10-5-1971; CC 1976 §33-270]
The City Marshal is hereby authorized and directed to designate any street within the City as a temporary no-parking zone when any such street could become so congested by reason of parked motor vehicles that emergency vehicles would be hampered in their use of said streets.
[Ord. No. 1191 §§1 — 2, 6-9-1975; CC 1976 §33-272]
A. 
The Marshal of the City is authorized to declare certain areas emergency no-parking zones when, in his judgment, such areas are necessary to provide access to the real estate adjacent thereto, and that any person parking there in an emergency vehicle shall be authorized by the Marshal in writing to so park.
B. 
The Commissioner of Public Works is directed to provide such portable signs as are necessary to designate said emergency no-parking areas.
[Ord. No. 1777 §§1 — 3, 7-5-1994]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park any of the following defined vehicles on any street within the City, except in accordance with the provisions of this Section:
COMMERCIAL TRUCKS AND TRACTORS
A motor vehicle designed primarily for the commercial transportation of property or a motor vehicle designed to pull trailers, the gross weight exceeding one and one-half (1½) tons and length exceeding twenty (20) feet measured from the front of the motorized vehicle or tractor to the end of the non-motorized vehicle or trailer, and/or licensed as a commercial vehicle.
TRAILER
A vehicle without motive power designed for carrying persons or property on its own structure and to be drawn by a vehicle with motive power. The term "trailer" shall include trailer coach, semi-trailer, travel trailer or utility trailer.
B. 
Exemptions. Parking on streets — Any motor vehicle not exceeding twenty (20) feet in length, except a commercial vehicle, truck or tractor, is exempt from the provisions of this Section.
C. 
No person shall park or leave standing on any street, other than necessary for loading or unloading goods or items in connection with the commercial business, any commercial truck, tractor or trailer which is not a passenger vehicle.
D. 
Penalty. Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this Section shall be fined not less than ten dollars ($10.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each offense and an offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which violation occurs or continues.
[CC 1976 §33-275.; Ord. No. 1443 §1, 7-2-1985]
A. 
The owner of any off-street parking area or facility of five (5) spaces or more may provide handicapped parking space for any business, retail, professional, or institutional establishment whether public or private upon the same property equal to at least one (1) parking space and two percent (2%) of the total number thereof. The parking space closest to the entrance way of each public entrance to any business, retail, professional, or institutional establishment shall be designated "handicapped parking space" and shall have a minimum width of twelve (12) feet. Any such handicapped parking space shall meet the following requirements.
1. 
All handicapped spaces shall be striped with blue traffic paint and shall have the international handicapped symbol painted within; and
2. 
All handicapped spaces shall have a marked aisle or traffic lane along the length of at least one (1) side a minimum of five (5) feet in width which aisle shall be striped in a crosshatch design so as to increase its visibility; and
3. 
All handicapped spaces shall have a sign posted adjacent to and visible from each space which sign shall have the international handicapped symbol upon and words "handicapped parking" in white on a blue background. The sign shall be not less than seventeen (17) inches by twenty-two (22) inches in size with the lettering not less than (1) inch in height which clearly and conspicuously states the following:
"Unauthorized vehicles parked in spaces reserved for physically disabled persons and not displaying distinguishing placards or license plates issued for physically disabled persons will be towed away at owner's expense. Towed vehicles may be reclaimed at Pacific City Hall, 221 South First Street, Pacific, or by telephoning, 257-2424".
[CC 1976 §33-276.; Ord. No. 1443 §2, 7-2-1985]
As used in this Article, the term "vehicle" shall have the same meaning given in Section 301.010, RSMo. (1984) and the term "physically disabled" shall have the same meaning given it in Section 301.142 RSMo. (1984).
[CC 1976 §33-277; Ord. No. 1443 §3, 7-2-1985]
The owner or person in lawful possession of a public off-street parking facility and any political subdivision owning or operating a public off-street parking facility may after notifying the local Police cause the removal of any vehicle not displaying a distinguishing license plate or placard bearing the word "disabled" issued pursuant to Section 301.142 RSMo. (1984), or a "disabled veteran" plate issued pursuant to Section 301.071, RSMo. (1984), from a space designated for physically disabled persons.
[CC 1976 §33-278.; Ord. No. 1443 §§4 — 6, 7-2-1985]
A. 
Any person who parks in a space reserved for physically disabled persons and not displaying distinguishing plates is guilty of an infraction of this Article.
B. 
If any vehicle is found parked in a space reserved for physically disabled persons and not displaying distinguishing plates, the owner or person in whose name the said vehicle is registered shall be held prima facie responsible for such violation.
C. 
Any person found guilty of violating the provisions of this Article shall pay a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) and not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or be sentenced to a term of not more than ninety (90) days in the City Jail or be punished by both such fine and imprisonment.