City of Dardenne Prairie, MO
St. Charles County
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[Ord. No. 754 §1(350.010), 5-20-2004]
Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, every vehicle stopped or parked upon a roadway where there are adjacent curbs shall be so stopped or parked with the right-hand wheels of such vehicle parallel to and within eighteen (18) inches of the right-hand curb.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(350.020), 5-20-2004]
A. 
The City of Dardenne Prairie shall determine upon what streets angle parking shall be permitted and shall mark or sign such streets but such angle parking shall not be indicated upon any Federal aid or State highway within the City unless the State Highways and Transportation Commission has determined by resolution or order entered in its minutes that the roadway is of sufficient width to permit angle parking without interfering with the free movement of traffic.
B. 
Angle parking shall not be indicated or permitted at any place where passing traffic would thereby be caused or required to drive upon the left side of the roadway.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(350.030), 5-20-2004]
On those streets which have been signed or marked by the City for angle parking, no person shall park or stand a vehicle other than at the angle to the curb or edge of the roadway indicated by such signs or markings.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(350.040), 5-20-2004]
A. 
The City of Dardenne Prairie is authorized to issue special permits to permit the backing of a vehicle to the curb for the purpose of unloading/loading merchandise or materials subject to the terms and conditions of such permit. Such permit may be issued either to the owner or lessee of real property or to the owner of the vehicle and shall grant to such person the privilege as therein stated and authorized herein.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any permittee or other person to violate any special terms or conditions of any such permit.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(350.050), 5-20-2004]
A. 
Whenever a vehicle is lawfully parked upon a street or highway during the hours between sunset and sunrise and in the event there is sufficient light to reveal any person or object within a distance of five hundred (500) feet upon such street or highway, no lights need be displayed upon such parked vehicle.
B. 
Whenever a vehicle is parked or stopped upon a roadway or shoulder adjacent thereto, whether attended or unattended, during the hours between sunset and sunrise and there is not sufficient light to reveal any person or object within a distance of five hundred (500) feet upon such highway, such vehicle so parked or stopped shall be equipped with one (1) or more lamps meeting the following requirements: At least one (1) lamp shall display a white or amber light visible from a distance of five hundred (500) feet to the front of the vehicle and the same lamp or at least one (1) other lamp shall display a red light visible from a distance of five hundred (500) feet to the rear of the vehicle and the location of said lamps shall always be such that at least one (1) lamp or combination of lamps meeting the requirements of this Section is installed as near as practicable to the side of the vehicle which is closest to passing traffic. The foregoing provision shall not apply to a motor-driven cycle.
C. 
Any lighted headlamps upon a parked vehicle shall be depressed or dimmed.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(350.060), 5-20-2004]
It shall be unlawful for anyone to park a vehicle on an open and public street or alley of the City of Dardenne Prairie facing the opposite direction and on the opposite side of the street as the direction of the traffic flow over the said street.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(350.070), 5-20-2004]
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 City 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;
h. 
At a 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;
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 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 marked);
f. 
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. 
Within ten (10) feet in each direction from any mailbox except on Sunday, any Federal holiday or between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 A.M.
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.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(350.080), 5-20-2004]
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.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(350.090), 5-20-2004]
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. 754 §1(350.100), 5-20-2004]
A. 
No person shall park a vehicle upon a roadway for the principal purpose of:
1. 
Displaying such vehicle for sale; or
2. 
Repair such vehicle except repairs necessitated by an emergency.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(350.110), 5-20-2004]
A. 
The City 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 their 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.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(350.120), 5-20-2004]
A. 
The City is authorized to erect signs indicating "No Parking" upon streets 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.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(350.130), 5-20-2004]
The City 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.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(350.140), 5-20-2004]
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 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.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(350.150), 5-20-2004]
A. 
The City 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 a hazardous condition or would cause 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. 754 §1(350.160), 5-20-2004]
No person shall park a vehicle upon any roadway for a period of time longer than forty-eight (48) hours.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(350.170), 5-20-2004]
No person, firm, corporation or partnership shall park a pickup truck, four-wheel vans, semi-trailers or commercial vehicles having a gross weight in excess of twelve thousand (12,000) pounds or a shell extending beyond the length or width of truck bed on any street, highway or roadway in a residential area between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. except to make deliveries and in such cases of delivery such parking shall not exceed fifteen (15) minutes.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(350.180), 5-20-2004]
A. 
The establishment of fire lanes is under the authority of the district fire official.
B. 
Where signs have been erected or the pavement otherwise marked indicating a public or private area to be designated as a fire lane, no person shall stand or park a vehicle within the area of thirty (30) feet adjacent to each sign or anywhere within the marked area. At no time shall a vehicle, except emergency vehicles, impede in any way the free movement of vehicular traffic within such area.
C. 
Any person found to be in violation of this Section shall be subjected, upon conviction, to a fine of up to five hundred dollars ($500.00) or to imprisonment in the St. Charles County Jail for up to ninety (90) days, or to both such fine and imprisonment.
D. 
The Police Department may cause the removal of any vehicle left standing or parked in a fire lane in violation of this Section. Any vehicle which has been removed and which is not properly claimed within thirty (30) days thereafter shall be considered to be an abandoned vehicle.
[Ord. No. 2013, 3-4-2020]
[Ord. No. 754 §1(350.190), 5-20-2004]
The City is hereby authorized to determine the location of passenger and freight curb loading zones and shall place and maintain appropriate signs indicating the same and stating the hours during which the provisions of this Section are applicable.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(350.200), 5-20-2004]
The City shall not designate or sign any curb loading zone upon request of any person unless such person makes application for a permit for such zone and for two (2) signs to indicate the ends of each such zone. The City upon granting a permit and issuing such signs shall collect from the applicant and deposit in the City Treasury a service fee of twelve dollars ($12.00) per year or fraction thereof and may by regulations impose conditions upon the use of such signs and for reimbursement of the City for the value thereof in the event of their loss or damage and their return in the event of misuse or upon expiration of permit. Every such permit shall expire at the end of one (1) year.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(350.210), 5-20-2004]
No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle for any purpose or period of time other than for the expeditious loading or unloading of passengers in any place marked as a passenger curb loading zone during hours when the regulations applicable to such curb loading zone are effective and then only for a period not to exceed five (5) minutes.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(350.220), 5-20-2004]
No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle for any purpose or length of time other than for the expeditious unloading and delivery or pickup and loading of materials in any place marked as freight curb loading zone during hours when the provision applicable to such zones are in effect.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(350.230), 5-20-2004]
The City is hereby authorized and required to establish, if needed, bus stops, bus stands and stands for other passenger common carrier motor vehicles on such public streets, in such places and in such number as they shall determine to be of the greatest benefit and convenience to the public and every such stop or stand shall be designated by appropriate signs.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(350.240), 5-20-2004]
A. 
The operator of a public bus shall not stand or park such vehicle upon any street at any place other than a bus stand so designated as provided herein.
B. 
The operator of a public bus shall not stop such vehicle upon any street at any place for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers other than at a bus stop or stand or passenger loading zone so designated as provided herein, except in a case of an emergency.
C. 
The operator of a public bus shall enter a bus stop, stand or passenger loading zone on a public street in such a manner that the bus when stopped to load or unload passengers shall be in a position with the right front wheel of such vehicle not further than eighteen (18) inches from the curb and the bus approximately parallel to the curb so as not to unduly impede the movement of other vehicular traffic.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(350.260), 5-20-2004]
No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle, other than a public bus in a bus stop, when any such stop or stand has been officially designated and appropriately signed, except that the driver of a vehicle may temporarily stop therein for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading passengers when such stopping does not interfere with any bus waiting to enter or about to enter such zone.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(350.270), 5-20-2004]
The provisions of this Chapter prohibiting the standing or parking of a vehicle shall apply at all times or at those times herein specified or as indicated on official signs except when it is necessary to stop a vehicle to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a Police Officer or official traffic control device.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(350.280), 5-20-2004]
The provisions of this Title imposing a time limit on parking shall not relieve any person from the duty to observe other more restrictive provisions prohibiting or limiting the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles in specified places or at specified times.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(350.290), 5-20-2004]
When signs are created giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets described by ordinance.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(350.300), 5-20-2004]
When signs are erected in each block giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified by ordinance of any day except Sunday and public holidays within the districts or upon any streets described by ordinance.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(350.310), 5-20-2004]
When signs are erected in each block giving noticed thereof, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle between the hours specified by ordinance on any day except Sundays and public holidays within the district or upon any of the streets described by ordinance.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(350.320), 5-20-2004]
Whenever by this Title or any ordinance of the City or by determination of the City any parking time limit is imposed or parking is prohibited on designated streets, it shall be the duty of the City to erect appropriate signs giving notice thereof and no such regulations shall be effective unless said signs are erected and in place at the time of any alleged offense.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(350.330), 5-20-2004]
A. 
Vehicular parking within any cul-de-sac of any roadway owned and/or maintained by the City of Dardenne Prairie shall be limited to the outside perimeter of the cul-de-sac.
B. 
Any vehicle parked within a cul-de-sac shall be parked with the flow of traffic and not obstructing the free passage of other vehicles around the cul-de-sac.
C. 
Vehicular parking shall be strictly prohibited in or near the center of any cul-de-sac, paved or unpaved, or against any center "island" with or without a curb.
D. 
Any vehicle found in violation of this Section may be towed and impounded at the owner's expense after being properly ticketed.
E. 
Any person who parks a motor vehicle in violation of this Section or the registered owner of any motor vehicle found violating this Section shall face a fine of up to five hundred dollars ($500.00) or imprisonment of up to ninety (90) days in the St. Charles County Jail, or both fine and imprisonment.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(350.340), 5-20-2004]
A. 
It is hereby prohibited for the driver of any semi-tractor/trailer to drive through, park or conduct any type of activity in a residential area except for local deliveries. "Local delivery" shall mean the active loading or unloading of a semi-tractor/trailer or part thereof.
B. 
It is hereby prohibited for the owner/driver of any semi-tractor/trailer or any part thereof from parking on any private or public parking lot in any residential area without the permission from an agent of said property.
C. 
Any person who violates any provisions of this Section as established shall be subject to a fine of up to five hundred dollars ($500.00) or imprisonment of up to ninety (90) days in the St. Charles County Jail, or both such fine and imprisonment.
[Ord. No. 962 §1, 11-16-2005; Ord. No. 1503 §1, 7-7-2010]
A. 
Definitions. As used in this Section, the following terms shall have these prescribed meanings:
1. 
Any motor vehicle which displays the name, emblem or symbol of any business enterprise; or
2. 
Any motor vehicle which openly and visibly stores or carries equipment or supplies designed and used for any business enterprise.
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE
Any motor vehicle exceeding twenty-four (24) feet in length or seven and one-half (7½) feet in height or seven and one-half (7½) feet in width, each measured from the furthest points of the exterior of the motor vehicle body and any accessory affixed thereto, but excluding therefrom ladder racks. For purposes of this Section, any trailer shall be deemed to be a commercial vehicle unless excluded therefrom because it meets the definition below for a recreational vehicle.
1. 
Recreational equipment. All types of boats, jet skis and other such watercraft designed to be used in or on water, plus the normal equipment utilized to transport the same on any street.
2. 
Pickup camper. A structure designed primarily to be mounted on a pickup truck and with sufficient equipment to render it suitable for use as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreational and vacation uses.
3. 
Recreational vehicle. A vehicle, whether self-propelled or a trailer, which is constructed with sufficient equipment to render it suitable for use as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreation or vacation uses.
4. 
Trailer. Any structure built on a chassis for licensing by the State as a trailer and designed for general non-commercial or recreational purposes.
B. 
Parking Requirements.
1. 
General parking requirements.
a. 
All licensed vehicles, including recreational vehicles and trailers parked on a lot, shall be on a paved parking area or driveway.
b. 
A paved surface shall be constructed of concrete, asphalt, brick, interlocking pavers or other similar surfaces approved by the City Engineer or his designee. This surface shall be free from the growth of grass and weeds. The paved area shall extend the full length and width of the automobile, truck, trailer or recreational vehicle.
c. 
All storage of equipment or materials on or in any vehicle must be completely screened from public view except ladders. Ladders shall be secured to the vehicle on a rack or other appropriate mechanism.
2. 
Parking requirements for commercial vehicles. No commercial vehicle as defined by this Section shall be parked within a residentially zoned district except those commercial vehicles temporarily parked while actively loading/unloading or providing a service or delivery to a residential dwelling at which it is parked for a period of time not to exceed twelve (12) hours in the aggregate in any twenty-four (24) hour period or as permitted within Subsection (C) of this Section "Enclosed Storage".
3. 
Business vehicle parking requirements. No business vehicle as defined by this Section shall be parked on any street within a residentially zoned district except those business vehicles temporarily parked while providing a service or delivery to a residential dwelling at which it is parked for a period of time not to exceed twelve (12) hours in the aggregate in any twenty-four (24) hour period. To the extent that business vehicles are permitted to be parked on the driveway of a residential lot, only one (1) such vehicle may be parked on any such driveway.
4. 
Recreational vehicles, equipment and trailer parking requirements — exceptions. Except as provided in Subparagraphs (a), (b) and (c), no recreational vehicles, recreational equipment, pickup campers or trailers shall be parked on any residential lot within the City.
a. 
No recreational vehicles, equipment or trailers, as defined by this Section, shall be parked on any street or adjacent right-of-way except those temporarily parked while actively loading or unloading for a period of time not to exceed two (2) hours in the aggregate in any twenty-four (24) hour period.
b. 
Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section to the contrary, not more than one (1) recreational vehicle shall be allowed on any lot zoned "R-1A" Single-Family Residential.
c. 
Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section to the contrary, and except as provided in Subparagraph (b), no recreational vehicle, recreational equipment, pickup camper or trailer shall be parked on any residential lot within the City for a period of time in excess of two (2) consecutive calendar days for the purposes of loading and unloading. Thereafter, no recreational vehicle, recreational equipment, pickup camper or trailer shall be parked on the same residential lot for a period of time of at least two (2) consecutive calendar days.
(1) 
For purposes of this Subparagraph, if a recreational vehicle, recreational equipment, pickup camper or trailer is parked on a residential lot within the City for any portion of any day, it shall be deemed to be parked on that residential lot within the City for the entirety of that day.
C. 
Enclosed Storage. Commercial or business vehicles or recreational vehicles, equipment or trailers in excess of the maximum permitted in a residentially zoned area, as defined by this Section, may be parked and/or stored in a completely enclosed garage.
D. 
Public Vehicles. Any public vehicle such as fire, Police or ambulance vehicle shall not be governed by the requirements of this Section.
[Ord. No. 1020 §1, 4-19-2006]
A. 
Definitions. As used in this Section, the following terms shall have these prescribed meanings:
ENGINE-BRAKING
The use or operation by commercial vehicles including, but not limited to, tractors, semi-trucks, motor carriers and buses of any mechanical exhaust device designed to aid in the braking, decompression or deceleration of any motor vehicle that utilizes engine compression release or engine retarders as a means of slowing or braking the speed of the vehicle in lieu of applying the clutch or brakes.
EMERGENCY SITUATION
When there is imminent danger of a collision with property, persons and/or animals and/or what is necessary for the health, safety and welfare of the community.
B. 
A person commits the offense of engine braking if the person is operating a motor vehicle on any streets, roads or highways within the limits of the City of Dardenne Prairie and uses an unmuffled engine brake.
C. 
Exceptions.
1. 
The provisions of this Section shall not apply in emergency situations.
2. 
Emergency vehicles are exempt from this Section.
D. 
Signs prohibiting engine braking shall be installed on the public streets, roads and highways of the City as deemed necessary by the City Engineer.
[Ord. No. 1089 §2, 11-15-2006]
A. 
As used in this Section, the following terms shall mean as follows:
PORTABLE STORAGE UNIT
A container designed, constructed and commonly used for non-permanent placement on property for the purpose of temporary storage of personal property.
STORAGE SHED
A prefabricated structure designed, intended and installed on property primarily for the long term storage of yard, pool and garden equipment and similar personal property.
STORAGE TRAILERS
Includes trucks, trailers and other vehicles or parts of vehicles designed to be hitched or attached to trucks, tractors or other vehicles for movement from place to place used as a temporary storage device.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park, place or suffer placement of a storage trailer, portable storage unit of similar device in or upon any street, highway, roadway, designated fire lane or sidewalk in the City of Dardenne Prairie.
C. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park, place or suffer placement of a storage trailer, portable storage unit or similar device upon any lot or property in the City of Dardenne Prairie used for commercial purposes or containing three (3) or more dwelling units, in such a way as to block or interfere with access to a garage or off-street parking areas.