City of Gerald, MO
Franklin County
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[R.O. 1996 § 355.010]
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:
[Ord. No. 739-a § 1, 10-8-2013]
1. 
Stop, stand or park a vehicle; trailer, mower, pull-behind, fifth-wheel camper, boat, recreational vehicle, all-terrain vehicle or other licensed or unlicensed motorized method of transportation:
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 City Traffic Engineer indicates a different length by signs or markings;
f. 
Within thirty (30) feet of any intersection;
g. 
Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic;
h. 
Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel;
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 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
d. 
At any place where official signs prohibit standing.
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. 
At any place where official signs prohibit parking.
B. 
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.
[R.O. 1996 § 355.020]
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.
[R.O. 1996 § 355.030]
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.
[R.O. 1996 § 355.040]
A. 
No person shall park a vehicle upon any roadway for the principal purpose of:
1. 
Displaying such vehicle for sale; or
2. 
Repair of such vehicle except repairs necessitated by an emergency.
[R.O. 1996 § 355.050]
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/her 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.
[R.O. 1996 § 355.060]
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.
[R.O. 1996 § 355.070]
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.
[R.O. 1996 § 355.080]
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.
[R.O. 1996 § 355.090]
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.
[R.O. 1996 § 365.090]
A. 
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 Section 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 such as "Accessible Parking" 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." Beginning August 28, 2011, when any political subdivision or owner of private property restripes a parking lot or constructs a new parking lot, one (1) in every four (4) accessible spaces, but not fewer than one (1), shall be served by an access aisle a minimum of ninety-six (96) inches wide and shall be designated "lift van accessible only" with signs that meet the requirements of the Federal Americans With Disabilities Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq., and any rules and regulations established pursuant thereto.
B. 
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.
C. 
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. 1996 § 355.100; Ord. No. 615 § 1, 11-8-2007; Ord. No. 885, 4-11-2019]
Any vehicle not in motion or parked shall be placed with their right side as near the right side of the roadway as practicable. The direction or orientation of a vehicle shall be determined as if the operator is sitting in the driver's seat facing forward. Any violation of this Section is punishable in Circuit Court by a fine of up to two hundred dollars ($200.00).
[R.O. 1996 § 355.110; Ord. No. 633 § 1, 5-8-2008; Ord. No. 885, 4-11-2019]
It shall be unlawful to park or drop off any truck, trailer or semi-trailer licensed at above twenty-four thousand (24,000) pounds in the parking lot known as the "East Commuter Parking Lot" at the intersection of Main Street and U.S. Highway 50. Any violation of this Section shall be punishable by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) in the Circuit Court.
[R.O. 1996 § 215.031; Ord. No. 684 § 1, 9-9-2010]
A. 
No person, firm or corporation shall cause any vehicle to be parked upon the streets and alleyways of the City of Gerald, Missouri, having a width over seven (7) feet and/or a length of over twenty-five (25) feet and/or any trailer, pull-behind or fifth-wheel camper with a length of over sixteen (16) feet, including its cargo, except under the following conditions:
1. 
While in the process of loading or unloading the vehicle, including a reasonable waiting time to be loaded or unloaded. Waiting time in excess of two (2) hours shall be deemed to be unreasonable.
2. 
Upon breakdown of the vehicle where moving the vehicle without assistance from another source would cause serious damage to the vehicle or streets and alleyways of the City of Gerald, Missouri. Said vehicle shall not be repaired upon the City street or alleyway unless repair would be needed prior to having the vehicle moved by towing or needed repair could be made within a short duration of time. Any person, firm or corporation parking a vehicle described herein because of a breakdown must notify the City Police Department of the breakdown, giving the location of the vehicle and the nature of the breakdown. Said vehicle shall be removed as expeditiously as possible.
3. 
Under temporary permit issued by the Chief of Police of Gerald, Missouri, the Chief of Police of the City of Gerald may issue a temporary permit not to exceed twenty-four (24) hours under the following circumstances:
a. 
Application to the Chief of Police setting forth the particular hardship caused by not allowing the vehicle to be parked at a specific location; and
b. 
Determination by the Chief of Police that to deny the permit would cause undue hardship. Inconvenience shall not be considered a hardship; and
c. 
Determination by the Chief of Police that the location at which the vehicle would be parked would not unduly hinder traffic and would not cause damage to the surface of the street or alleyway.