The provisions of this Title 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.
The provisions of this Title imposing a time limit on parking shall not relieve any person from the duty to observe other and more restrictive provisions prohibiting or limiting the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles in specified places or at specified times.
When signs are erected giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets described by ordinance.
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 of the streets described by ordinance.
When signs are erected in each block giving notice thereof, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle between the hours specified by ordinance of any day except Sundays and public holidays within the district or upon any of the streets described by ordinance.
Whenever by this Title or any ordinance of the City any parking time limit is imposed or parking is prohibited on designated streets, it shall be the duty of the City Traffic Engineer 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.
In cases where an equally direct and convenient alternate route is provided, an ordinance may describe and signs may be erected giving notice thereof that no persons shall operate any commercial vehicle upon streets or parts of streets so described except those commercial vehicles making deliveries thereon.
[Ord. No. 196, 3-7-2007]
No trucks or commercial vehicle licensed to operate upon the roadways of the State of Missouri for a gross weight of thirty thousand (30,000) pounds or more having three (3) or more axles shall park for more than four (4) hours on any street or right-of-way or property of the City of Center.
No detached trailer, semitrailer or similar vehicle shall park on any street or right-of-way or property of the City of Center for more than four (4) hours.
The Center Police Department is hereby authorized to cause any vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, tractors, machinery, equipment or similar vehicles violating the provisions of this Section to be removed and stored if the vehicle creates a safety hazard or is parked in violation of the ordinances of the City of Center, Missouri, in excess of four (4) hours. The expense for said removal and storage shall be paid by the owner or operator of said vehicle, and no vehicle shall be released from storage without first having been authorized by the Center Police Department and the expense for removal and storage is paid by the owner or operator of said vehicle.
Any person violating the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or be imprisoned for a period of not more than ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.