City of Bel-Nor, MO
St. Louis County
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[R.O. 1993 § 366.010; Ord. No. 369 § 1, 10-29-1984]
Whenever the Street Commissioner, or if he/she is unavailable within the City, the Chief of Police or ranking City Police Officer on duty at the time, finds on the basis of falling snow, sleet, or freezing rain, or on the basis of a forecast by any meteorologist or weather service that weather conditions will make it necessary that motor vehicle traffic be expedited and that parking on City streets be prohibited or restricted for snowplowing, salting and other purposes, the Street Commissioner, Chief of Police or ranking City Police Officer on duty, as the case may be, shall put into effect a parking prohibition on parts of or all City streets as may be necessary.
[R.O. 1993 § 366.020; Ord. No. 369 § 2, 10-29-1984; Ord. No. 607 § 1, 11-18-1996; Ord. No. 686 § 1, 3-6-2000]
A. 
A parking prohibition shall automatically go into effect without the determination prescribed in Section 390.010 hereof when there has been an accumulation of snow of two (2) inches or more or there is a general condition of freezing rain causing a general icing condition on the City streets.
B. 
Regardless of whether a parking prohibition has been declared pursuant to Section 390.010 or whether such a parking prohibition has been automatically initiated pursuant to Subsection (A) above, if between November 15 of each year and March 15 of the following year there is a prediction that two (2) inches or more of snow will accumulate in St. Louis County between 10:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. the following morning, it shall be unlawful to park any motor vehicle on the streets of the City between 10:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. the following morning.
[R.O. 1993 § 366.030; Ord. No. 369 § 3, 10-29-1984]
Any prohibition going into effect pursuant to the provisions of Sections 390.010 and 390.020 hereof shall automatically expire for each street so affected when the same has become substantially clear of snow and ice from curb to curb for the length of the block, or by order of the Street Commissioner or Chief of Police.
[R.O. 1993 § 366.040; Ord. No. 369 § 4, 10-29-1984]
While the prohibition is in effect, no person shall park or allow to remain parked any vehicle on any portion of a street to which the prohibition applies.
[R.O. 1993 § 366.050; Ord. No. 369 § 5, 10-29-1984]
In order for a prohibition to become effective under the provisions of Section 390.010 hereof, special signs entitled "Snow Emergency Route" shall be erected on all streets entering the City of Bel-Nor, specifically at the following locations: St. Charles Rock Road at Normandy Drive, Natural Bridge Road at Arlmont Drive, Natural Bridge Road and Clearview Drive, Natural Bridge Road and Nordic Drive, North Hanley Road and Horatio Drive, North Hanley Road and Florentine Drive, and Chadwick Drive at Chorman Avenue. Such signs shall be distinctive and uniform in appearance and shall be plainly readable by persons traveling on the street or highway. These signs shall indicate that all streets within the geographical confines of the City of Bel-Nor are to be designated "Emergency Snow Routes."
[R.O. 1993 § 366.060; Ord. No. 369 § 6, 10-29-1984]
The Street Commissioner, Chief of Police, or ranking Police Officer on duty, acting pursuant to the provisions of Section 390.010 and 390.050 hereof, may apply such prohibition to some or all of the streets of the City and on both or only one (1) side of the street and may vary or alternate from time to time the portions of the streets so designated as the exigencies of weather, traffic conditions and the plowing and salting of streets may require.
[R.O. 1993 § 366.070; Ord. No. 369 § 7, 10-29-1984]
A. 
Members of the Police Department are hereby authorized to remove or have removed any motor vehicle from a street either to a public garage, service station, to another street, or to the City premises at 8416 Natural Bridge Road, or to any other convenient location when:
1. 
The vehicle is parked on a part of a Snow Emergency Route so designated on which a parking prohibition is in effect.
2. 
The vehicle is stalled on a part of a Snow Emergency Route on which there is an unplowed covering of snow, sleet or ice and on which a parking prohibition is in effect and there is no evidence that the person in charge thereof is making effective efforts to remove the same. No person shall abandon any stalled vehicle on a Snow Emergency Route and the person in charge of any such vehicle shall take immediate action to have the vehicle pushed or towed off the roadway of such street.
3. 
The vehicle is parked in violation of any parking ordinance or provision of this or any other law or ordinance of the City of Bel-Nor and is interfering or about to interfere with snow removal operations.
B. 
Whenever a vehicle has been removed as authorized hereby, the officer shall attempt to ascertain the identity of the owner or person in charge of the vehicle from information available within the vehicle, secured by a check of the license registration or from other information coming to his/her attention, and shall give notice as soon as practicable of the fact of removal of the vehicle.
C. 
No person shall recover any vehicle removed pursuant to this Section except as herein provided:
1. 
He/she shall present to a member of the Police Department evidence of his/her identity and right to possession of the vehicle;
2. 
He/she shall sign a receipt for its return;
3. 
He/she shall pay the costs of removal;
4. 
He/she shall pay the cost of storage, if any.
All of such aforesaid charges shall constitute a lien on such vehicle until paid.
D. 
A record shall be kept of each vehicle removed including:
1. 
Description of the vehicle;
2. 
Name of owner, if known;
3. 
Name and address of person in charge of such vehicle, if known;
4. 
License number;
5. 
Date, time and place of its removal;
6. 
The location of the place to which removed;
7. 
The towing and per twenty-four-hour-period storage charges therefor;
8. 
Its final disposition.
[R.O. 1993 § 366.080; Ord. No. 369 § 8, 10-29-1984]
Whenever any motor vehicle is found parked or left in violation of any provision of this Chapter, a summons shall be affixed to the windshield of such vehicle. In any prosecution with regard to a vehicle parked or left in violation of any provision of this Chapter, proof that the defendant named in the summons, information or complaint was the registered owner of such vehicle or that the license on such vehicle was issued to such defendant shall constitute prima facie evidence that the defendant was the person who parked or left the vehicle in violation of this Chapter.
[R.O. 1993 § 366.090; Ord. No. 369 § 10, 10-29-1984]
Every person violating any provision of this Chapter shall upon conviction thereof be subject to a penalty as set out in Section 100.220 of this Code.