CHAPTER XIV. TRAFFICCHAPTER XIV. TRAFFIC\ARTICLE 2. LOCAL TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

The Standard Traffic Ordinance as adopted is hereby modified by adding thereto the following: The governing body may, by resolution, establish and fix the location of such traffic control devices as may be deemed necessary to guide and warn traffic under the provisions of this chapter, other traffic ordinances and the state laws. The city shall place and maintain such traffic control signs, signals and devices when and as may be required by the authority of the governing body to make effective the provisions of this chapter and other ordinances for the regulation of traffic. Any official traffic control device placed pursuant to this section shall be marked and labeled on a map of the City of Hillsboro for the purpose of displaying all such traffic control devices and shall be filed with the city clerk to be open to inspection and available to the public at all reasonable hours of business.

(Code 2016)

(a)   The chief of police, at the direction of the governing body by appropriate resolution, shall designate certain portions of public streets, including streets adjacent to schools within the city, that shall require a lower vehicle speed than otherwise authorized, and in such street zones no person shall drive a vehicle at a speed in excess of 20 miles an hour during the hours which students of the school are normally en route to or from the same.

(b)   Provided further, that such zones shall be posted by appropriate signs giving notice of the maximum speed limits at the point of commencement of the zone, during the period of time for which the same is applicable.

(c)   The speed limit for Ash Street is hereby established at 30 m.p.h., unless otherwise appropriately marked by the chief of police.

(d)   The penalty for violating this provision shall be that provided by the schedule of fines established by the judge of the Hillsboro municipal court in accordance with the “Standard Traffic Ordinance” herein adopted.

(Ord. 1107; Ord. 767, Sec. 2; Code 2016)

(a)   Hillsboro City Industrial Park located upon the following described real estate to-wit: The Northwest Quarter of Section 35, Township 19 South, Range 2 East is hereby designated an urban district of the city, by reason of its industrial and business nature, notwithstanding density of improvement within the district. Hillsboro Standard Traffic Ordinance requirements shall be construed to apply as for urban districts as therein defined.

(b)   Hillsboro Standard Traffic Ordinance, adopted by reference in Ordinance No. 966, is hereby amended to apply to the Hillsboro City Industrial Park as with urban districts, from date of passage of this ordinance and as later amended or revised in subsequent editions of the Standard Traffic Ordinance.

(Ord. 975, Secs. 1:2)

Except for the purpose of expeditious loading and unloading of merchandise or passengers, it shall be unlawful to drive any truck with over one or more tons factory rating on any street except Ash Street, and except for expeditious loading or unloading of merchandise or passengers it shall be unlawful to park any truck of over one or more tons factory rating on any street within the city.

(Ord. 637, Sec 2)

The storage of motor vehicles is hereby prohibited on the streets or alleys of the city.

(Ord. 579, Sec 1)

Storage for the purpose of this article shall be defined as parking motor vehicles on the streets for a period of more than 48 consecutive hours in one place, such cars or vehicles being in one or more of the following conditions.

(a)   Jacked up on jacks, skids, blocks or by other means,

(b)   One or more tires flat,

(c)   Without current state license plate,

(d)   Currently registered with the state motor vehicle department,

(e)   Mechanically inoperative

(Ord. 579, Sec 1)

(a)   No person operating or occupying a motor vehicle on a street, highway, alley parking lot, or driveway shall operate or permit the operation of any sound amplification system from within the vehicle so that the sound is plainly audible at a distance of 50 or more feet from the vehicle.

(b)   Sound amplification system means any radio, tape player, compact disc player, loud speaker, or other electronic device used for the amplification of sound.

(c)   Plainly audible means any sound produced by a sound amplification system from within the vehicle, which clearly can be heard at a distance of 50 feet or more. Measurement standards shall be by the auditory senses, based upon direct line of sight. Words or phrases need not be discernible and bass reverberations are included. The motor vehicle may be stopped, standing, parked or moving on a street, highway, alley, parking lot, or driveway.

(d)   It is an affirmative defense to a charge under this section that the operator was not otherwise prohibited by law from operating the sound amplification system, and that any of the following apply:

(1)   The system was being operated to request medical or vehicular assistance or to warn of a hazardous road condition;

(2)   The vehicle was an emergency or public safety vehicle;

(3)   The vehicle was owned and operated by the city or a gas, electric, communications or refuse company;

(4)   The system was used for the purpose of giving instructions, directions, talks, addresses, lectures or transmitting music to any person or assemblages or persons in compliance with ordinances of the city;

(5)   The vehicle was used in authorized public activities, such as parades, fireworks, sport events, musical productions and other activities which have the approval of the department of the city authorized to grant such approval.

(Ord. 961, Sec. 1)

(a)   It shall be unlawful for the driver of any motor vehicle to execute a “J” turn on any city street marked with a centerline.

(b)   A “J” turn shall be defined as making a full or partial U-turn from a lane of travel and crossing the centerline in order to park on the opposite side of the street.

(c)   The penalty for violation of this section shall be a fine in the amount of $50.00 and additional court costs currently assessed by ordinance.

(Ord. 1213; Code 2016)

(a)   Except in an improved parking space, no motor vehicle or part of such vehicle shall be parked or stored in the front or side set-back area in an R-1 or R-2 residential area as defined by City of Hillsboro Zoning Ordinance, whether occupied or not, except temporarily for the purpose of, and while actually engaged in, loading or unloading property or passengers. “Front or side set-back” is as defined in the City’s Zoning Ordinance then in effect. An “improved parking space” is an area covered with a nonvegetation/non-grass hard surface such as brick, gravel, rock, asphalt, concrete or equivalent material, constructed in a manner consistent with City of Hillsboro Ordinances and Codes. A “motor vehicle” is as defined in the City’s Standard Traffic Ordinances for Kansas Cities published by the Kansas League of Municipalities then in effect. The City Governing Body or the City Administrator may determine that the provisions of this section are not to be enforced, for a specific location or locations, for a period not to exceed 24 hours. This section shall not apply to the temporary parking of emergency motor vehicles, delivery vehicles and motor vehicles of public and private utilities, while engaged in the such use.

(b)   The provisions regarding, Citation on Illegally Parked Vehicles, Failure to Comply with Traffic Citation Attached to Parked Vehicles, and the Presumption in Reference to Illegal parking as set forth in the City’s Standard Traffic Ordinances for Kansas Cities published by the Kansas League of Municipalities then in effect shall apply.

(c)   Violation of any part of this section shall be an ordinance traffic infraction. Upon entry of a plea of guilty or no contest or upon being convicted or such violation, the penalty imposed on a first offense shall be a fine of Twenty-five Dollars ($25); on a second offense within six (6) months a line of Fifty Dollars ($50); and on a third or subsequent offense within six (6) months fine of One Hundred Dollars ($100).

(Ord. 1249; Code 2016)