City of Bel-Nor, MO
St. Louis County
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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.
[R.O. 1993 § 365.030; Ord. No. 203 § 7, 10-20-1970]
When signs are erected giving notice thereof, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle upon any of these streets or parts of streets described in Schedule III of this Title on the days and during the time provided in Schedule III.
[R.O. 1993 § 365.040; Ord. No. 203 § 8, 10-20-1970]
A. 
No person shall drive a commercial vehicle or truck upon any street in the City of Bel-Nor other than the streets designated as truck routes in Subsection (B) of this Section, except to make a delivery, load or service the vehicle; provided that in doing this, the driver shall proceed by the most direct route from and return to the nearest such street designated as a truck route.
B. 
The following streets and highways are hereby designated as truck routes: Natural Bridge Road.
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.
[R.O. 1993 § 365.070; Ord. No. 522 § 1, 6-20-1994, Ord. No. 556 § 1, 4-17-1995; Ord. No. 559 § 1, 5-15-1995; Ord. No. 667 § 1, 5-17-1999; Ord. No. 811 § 1, 9-18-2006; Ord. No. 936 § 1, 5-16-2016]
A. 
For the purpose of this Section the following definitions shall apply:
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE
A motor vehicle or trailer which is licensed at eighteen thousand (18,000) pounds or greater or a motor vehicle or trailer:
[Ord. No. 993, 1-22-2018]
a. 
Designed or used for carrying freight and/or merchandise, but not including small box vans; or
b. 
Designed or used for towing disabled vehicles; or
c. 
Offered for hire or lease; or
d. 
Designed or used for transporting more than eight (8) passengers; or
e. 
Equipped with equipment generally associated with a commercial or industrial business or enterprise, including, but not limited to, ladder racks, plow blades, external fuel tanks, chemical spraying devices, and/or similar devices indicating commercial use of the vehicle.
ENCLOSED GARAGE
A structure which is primarily designed or intended for the storage of vehicles and which, when all accesses to the interior are closed, has the ability to totally shield from view anything stored therein.
FRONT YARD
The area extending across the front of a lot between the lot lines and encompassing the area between the street right-of-way line and the principal building. In the case of corner lots, the front yard shall be deemed the yard facing any street.
HOUSE TRAILER
A self-contained mobile structure designed to be used for dwelling purposes, rather than recreational or travel purposes, which has been or reasonably may be transported on its own wheels or on a flatbed or other trailer. This definition shall not include construction trailers, provided a permit has been obtained from the Building Commissioner.
MAXIMUM CARGO CAPACITY
That weight specified by the manufacturer of a vehicle which is the maximum weight of cargo which the vehicle was designed to carry. The maximum cargo weight stated on an information plate attached to the vehicle shall be presumed to be the maximum cargo capacity of a vehicle.
REAR YARD
A yard extending across the full width of the lot and lying between the rear line of the lot and the nearest line of the principal building.
RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT
A camper trailer, pick-up camper (not attached to the truck), motorized mobile home, boat, house boat, boat trailer, horse trailer, dune buggy, snowmobile, motorcycle and ATV (All Terrain Vehicle), or any similar equipment designed, constructed, or modified for recreational or travel use and otherwise not primarily used for ordinary day-to-day transportation.
SIDE YARD
That part of the yard lying between the nearest line of the principal building and a side lot line and extending from the front yard to the rear yard.
B. 
No person shall park or store or allow any other person to park or store any commercial vehicle, recreational equipment, or house trailer on private property used for residential purposes and located in the "R-1," "R-2," or "E-1" zoning districts, except in accordance with the following conditions:
1. 
Any commercial vehicle, house trailer or recreational equipment may be parked or stored at any time in an enclosed garage.
2. 
A maximum of one (1) item of recreational equipment shall be permitted to be parked or stored in a rear yard or a side yard, and not in any front yard area or in front of the front line of the principal building on the lot, providing that such equipment is screened from view at normal eye level from any street or from any adjoining lot by fencing, landscaping, or some similar device.
3. 
Recreational equipment may be parked in a driveway or on any street immediately adjacent to property owned or occupied by the owner or user of such equipment for the purposes of loading and unloading, but no such parking shall exceed twenty-four (24) hours in any five-day period.
4. 
A commercial vehicle may be parked in a driveway or on any street immediately adjacent to property owned or occupied by the beneficiary of such services or transportation while services are being provided or goods are being picked up or delivered.
5. 
Recreational equipment may be parked on private property used for residential purposes and located in the "R-1," "R-2," or "E-1" zoning district for a period of seven (7) consecutive days or less for the purpose of loading or unloading or routine maintenance immediately before or immediately after use if the owner of such property obtains a permit from the Building Commissioner. Such permit shall be renewable for an additional seven-day period for good cause shown by the applicant.
C. 
It shall be the duty of the Building Commissioner to enforce the provisions of this Section. Whenever the Building Commissioner determines that a person is violating the provisions of this Section, he/she shall give notice of such alleged violation which shall:
1. 
Be in writing;
2. 
Be served upon the person or member of his/her immediate family personally or delivered by registered or certified mail to his/her last known address;
3. 
Contain a statement of the reason why it is being issued;
4. 
Contain a statement concerning what action should be taken to effect compliance with this Section; and
5. 
Allow a reasonable time for the performance of any act necessary to effect compliance, except in cases of emergency, at which time said Building Commissioner may order immediate compliance.
D. 
When a person subject to the provisions of this Section can show that the strict application of the terms hereof will impose practical difficulties or particular hardships, such person may apply for a variance from the provisions of this Section by filing a written application with the City Clerk. The Board of Aldermen may consider and allow variations to the strict application of the terms of this Section if such variations are in harmony with the purpose and intent of this Section and if they will not be injurious to the surrounding property or otherwise detrimental to the public welfare.
E. 
Any person found to have violated any provision of this Section may be punished as provided in Section 100.220 of this Code.