City Ordinances

ARTICLE 2. LOCAL TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

14–201. TRUCKS AND COMMERCIAL VEHICLES NOT TO BE OPERATED ON CERTAIN STREETS.

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, no truck, truck tractor or other commercial vehicle shall be operated upon any of the streets of the city.

(b) The provisions of subsection (a) shall not apply in the following instances

(1) All types of truck traffic shall be permitted on Main Street, Lake Road, and Industrial Road.

(2) Only those vehicles requiring egress to and from a city water works facility and sewer works facility shall be allowed on D. Decker Street and that portion of Payne Street running north and south from the intersection of D. Decker Street and Payne Street.

(3) Any vehicle engaged in the activities, whether directly or indirectly, of the preservation of life or property shall have at all times total and unrestricted right-ofuse of any and all streets within the city.

(4) Any vehicle engaged in the construction, maintenance or razing of any authorized utility within the city shall have right-of-use of those streets necessary to perform those activities.

(5) Any vehicle engaged in the construction or maintenance of any street within the city shall have right-of-use of those streets necessary to perform those activities.

(6) Any vehicle directly engaged in the on-loading or offloading of product shall have right-of-use of any streets providing the most direct route to and from the point of delivery/pickup.

(7) Any vehicle or equipment required during the construction or razing of any structure within the city shall have right-of-use of those streets providing the most direct route to and from the point of construction.

(8) School buses are exempted from the conditions of this section.

(9) Any vehicle specifically exempted by the street commissioner of the city.

(c) The terms “truck” and “truck tractor” shall be defined as those terms are defined in the Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities, as adopted by the city. (Ord. 91-3)

14–202. SPEED LIMIT ON FIRST TERRACE, GETZ, THIRD, NEOSHO, AND FOURTH STREETS.

The governing body having determined upon the basis of engineering and traffic investigation, that the speed limit permitted under state law and the Standard Traffic Ordinance, is greater than is reasonable under the conditions found to exist upon the following streets:

(a) First Terrace from Neosho Street south to Getz,

(b) Getz Street from First Terrace Street west to Third Street;

(c) Third Street from Getz Street north to Neosho Street;

(d) Neosho Street from First Terrace Street west to Fourth Street;

(e) Fourth Street from Neosho Street south to Lake Road.

Hereby determines and declares that the reasonable and safe speed limit on the above noted streets is 20 miles per hour. The appropriate city officials are hereby directed to erect appropriate signs giving notice of such speed along such streets.

(Ord. 91-3)

14-203. STOP INTERSECTIONS.

In accordance with the provisions of the Standard Traffic Ordinance as adopted by the city, the following intersections are hereby designated as Stop Intersections, and when signs are erected at one or more intersections as stated, the drivers of vehicles shall stop as provided by said Standard Traffic Ordinance before entering the intersection: (a) intersection of Neosho and Main Street, North and South entrances. (b) Intersection of Third Street and Lake Road, North and South entrances. (c) Intersection of Fourth Street and Lake Road, North and South entrances. (d) Intersection of Fifth Street and Lake Road, North and South entrances. (e) Intersection of Main Street and Lake Road, North and South entrances. (f) Intersection of industrial Drive and Lake Road, North and South entrances. (g) Intersection of Decker Street and Main Street, North entrance. (h) Intersection of Arrowhead Drive and Seventeenth Road, North and South entrances.

The appropriate city official is hereby directed to erect appropriate signs giving notice of such stop intersections along such streets. (Ord. 91-5; 92-3, 96-7)

14-204. PARKING PROHIBITED DURING CERTAIN HOURS ON PORTIONS OF NEOSHO AND MAIN STREETS.

When signs are erected giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle upon any of the streets or part of streets as follows: (a) Neosho Street from Main Street, West to Fifth Street; – (b) Main Street from Neosho Street, North to Cherokee Street.

And the appropriate city officers are hereby directed to erect appropriate signs giving notice of such No Parking areas along said streets. (Ord. 91-2)

14-205. WORK-SITE UTILITY VEHICLES.

(a) Work-site utility vehicles (WSUV) may be operated upon the public highways, streets, roads and alleys within the corporate limits of the city. (b) No WSUV shall be operated on any public highway, street, road or alley between sunset and sunrise unless such vehicle is equipped with lights as required by law for motorcycles. No WSUV shall be operated on any interstate highway, federal highway, or state highway. (c) Every person operating a WSUV on the public highways, streets, roads and alleys of the city shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to a driver of a vehicle imposed by law. (Ord. 2009-2)

14–206. SAME, VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE REQUIRED; PENALTY.

No person shall operate a WSUV on any public highway, street, road or alley within the corporate limits of the city unless such person has a valid driver’s license. Violation of this section is punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not more than six months or by both such fine and imprisonment. (Ord. 2009–2)

14–207. SAME; DEFINITION.

“Work-site utility vehicle” means any motor vehicle which is not less than 48 inches in width, has an overall length, including the bumper, of not more than 135 inches, has an unladen weight, including fuel and fluids, of more than 800 pounds and is equipped with four or more low pressure tires, a steering wheel and bench or bucket type seating allowing at least two people to sit side-by-side, and may be equipped with a bed or cargo box for hauling materials. “Work-site-utility-vehicle” does not include a micro utility truck. (Ord. 2009–2)

14–208. SAME, PENALTY.

Unless specifically provided for herein, a violation of the WSUV provisions shall be deemed an ordinance traffic infraction. Upon an entry of a plea of guilty or no contest or upon being convicted of such violation, the penalty imposed shall be in accordance with Section 201, 2012 Standard Traffic Ordinance, and amendments thereto, or such other similar provision as the city may then have in effect. (Ord. 2009–2)

14–209. OPERATION OF MICRO UTILITY TRUCKS.

(a) Micro utility trucks (MUT) may be operated upon the public highways, streets, roads and alleys within the corporate limits of the city.

(b) No MUT shall be operated on any public highway, street, road or alley, unless such truck complies with the equipment requirements under Article 17 of chapter 8 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto. No MUT shall be operated on any interstate highway, federal highway or state highway, provided, however that the provisions of this subsection shall not prohibit a micro utility truck from crossing a federal or state highway.

(c) Every person operating a MUT on the public highways, streets, roads, and alleys of the city shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to a driver of a vehicle imposed by law. (Ord. 2009-2)

14–210. SAME, VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE REQUIRED; PENALTY.

No person shall operate a MUT on any public highway, street, road or alley within the corporate limits of the city unless such person has a valid driver’s license. Violation of this section is punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not more than six months or by both such fine and imprisonment. (Ord. 2009-2)

14-211. SAME, DEFINITION.

“Micro Utility Truck” means any motor vehicle which is not less than 48 inches in width, has an overall length, including the bumper, of not more than 160 inches, has an unladen weight, including fuel and fluids, of more than 1,500 pounds, can exceed 40 miles per hour as originally manufactured and is manufactured with a metal cab. “Micro utility truck” does not include a work-site utility vehicle. (Ord. 2009-2)

14–212. SAME; PENALTY.

Unless specifically provided for herein, a violation of the MUT provisions shall be deemed an ordinance traffic infraction. Upon an entry of a plea of guilty or no contest or upon being convicted of such violation, the penalty imposed shall be in accordance with Section 201, 2012 Standard Traffic Ordinance, and amendments thereto, or such other similar provision as the city may then have in effect. (Ord. 2009–2)

14-213. OPERATION OF GOLF CARTS.

(a) Golf carts may be operated upon the public highways, streets, roads and alleys within the corporate limits of the city; provided, however, that no golf car may be operated upon any public highway, street, road and alley with a posted speed limit in excess of 30 miles per hour. No golf cart shall be operated on any interstate highway, federal highway or state highway; provided, however, that the provisions of this subsection shall not prohibit a golf cart from Crossing a federal or state highway or a street or highway with a posted speed limit greater than 30 miles per hour.

(b) No golf cart shall be operated on any public highway, street, road or alley between sunset and Sunrise.

(c) Every person operating a golf cart on the public highways, streets, roads and alleys of the city shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to a driver of a vehicle imposed by law. (Ord. 2009–2)

14-214. SAME, VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE REQUIRED; PENALTY.

No person shall operate a golf cart on any public highway, street, road or alley within the Corporate limits of the city unless such person has a valid driver’s license. Violation of this section is punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not more than six months or by both such fine and imprisonment. (Ord. 2009-2)

14–215. SAME, DEFINITION. “Golf cart” means a motor vehicle that has not less than three wheels in contact with the ground, an unladen weight of not more than 1,800 pounds, is designed to be operated at not more than 25 miles per hour and is designed to carry not more than four persons including the driver. (Ord. 2009-2)

14–216. SAME, PENALTY.

Unless specifically provided for herein, a violation of the golf cart provisions shall be deemed an ordinance traffic infraction. Upon an entry of a plea of guilty or no contest or upon being convicted of such violation, the penalty imposed shall be in accordance with Section 201, 2012 Standard Traffic Ordinance, and amendments thereto, or such other similar provision as the city may then have in effect. (Ord. 2009–2)

14–217. OPERATION OF ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES.

(a) All-terrain vehicles (ATV) may be operated upon the public highways, streets, roads and alleys within the corporate limits of the city; provided, however, that no ATV shall be operated on any interstate highway, federal highway or state highway.

(b) No ATV shall be operated on any public highway, street, road or alley between sunset and sunrise unless equipped with lights as required for motorcycles.

(c) Every person operating an ATV on the public highways, streets, roads and alleys of the city shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to a driver of a vehicle imposed by law.

(d) A person operating an ATV shall ride only upon the permanent and regular seat attached thereto, and such operator shall not carry any other person nor shall any other person ride on an ATV, unless such ATV is designed to carry more than one (1) person, in which event a passenger may ride upon the permanent and regular seat if designed for two (2) persons, or upon another seat firmly attached to the ATV at the rear or side of the operator.

(e) A person shall ride upon an ATV only while sitting astride the seat, facing forward, with one leg on each side of the ATV. (f) No person shall operate an ATV while carrying any package, bundle, or other article that prevents such person from keeping both ands on the handlebars. (g) No operator shall carry any person, nor shall any person ride, in a position that will interfere with the operation or control of the ATV or the view of the operator.

(Ord. 2009-2)

14-218. SAME, VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE REQUIRED; PENALTY.

No person shall operate a golf cart on any public highway, street, road or alley within the Corporate limits of the city unless such person has a valid driver’s license. Violation of this section is punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not more than six months or by both such fine and imprisonment. (Ord. 2009-2)

14–219. SAME, DEFINITION.

“All terrain vehicle” means any motorized non-highway vehicle 50 inches or less in width, having a dry weight of 1,500 pounds or less, traveling on three or more non-highway tires, and having a seat to be straddled by the operator. As used in this subsection, “non-highway tire” means any pneumatic tire six inches or more in width, designed for use on wheels with rim diameter of 14 inches or less. (Ord. 2009-2)

14-220. SAME, ROADWAYS LANED FOR TRAFFIC.

(a) All ATVs are entitled to full use of a lane, and no motor vehicle shall be driven in such a manner as to deprive any ATV of the full use of a lane. This subsection shall not apply to ATVs operated two (2) abreast in a single lane. (b) The operator of an ATV shall not overtake and pass in the same lane occupied by the vehicle being overtaken. (c) No person shall operate an ATV between lanes of traffic or between adjacent lines or rows of Vehicles. (d) ATVs shall not be operated more than two (2) abreast in a single lane. (e) Subsections (b) and (c) shall not apply to police officers in the performance of their official duties. (Ord. 2009-2)

14–221. SAME, CLINGING TO OTHER VEHICLES PROHIBITED.

No person riding upon an ATV shall attach himself, herself or the ATV to any other vehicle on a roadway. (Ord. 2009-2)

14–222. SAME; OPERATION OF ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES: EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR OPERATORS AND RIDERS.

(a) No person under the age of 18 years shall operate or ride upon an ATV unless wearing a helmet which complies with minimum guidelines established by the national highway traffic safety administration pursuant to the national highway traffic and motor vehicle safety act of 1966 for helmets designed for use by motorcyclists and other motor vehicle users.

(b) No person shall operate an ATV unless such person is wearing an eyeprotective device which shall consist of protective glasses, goggles or transparent face shields which are shatter proof and impact resistant, except when the ATV is equipped with a windscreen which has a minimum height of 10 inches measured from the Center of the handlebars. (Ord. 2009-2)

14–223. SAME; PENALTY.

Unless specifically provided for herein, a violation of the ATV provisions shall be deemed an ordinance traffic infraction. Upon an entry of a plea of guilty or no contest or upon being convicted of such violation, the penalty imposed shall be in accordance with Section 201, 2012 Standard Traffic Ordinance, and amendments thereto, or such other similar provision as the city may then have in effect. (Ord. 2009-2)

14–224. PERMIT REQUIRED.

No person shall operate a WSUV, MUT, ATV or golf cart on any public highway, street, road, or alley within the city, without first obtaining a permit issued by the city. (Ord. 2009-2)

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CΗΑΡΤΕR V. BUSINESS REGULATIONS

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CΗΑΡΤΕR XII. PUBLIC PROPERTY

CΗΑΡΤΕR XIII. STREETS AND SIDEWALKS

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