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

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 street superintendent 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 Greensburg 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.

(Ord. 910, Sec. 3; Code 2007)

Section 93 of the Standard Traffic Ordinance is hereby amended to read as follows: Section 93. Parking Disabled and Other Vehicles.

(a)   Except as provided in subsection (c), no person shall park or store any farm machinery, trailer or semitrailer of any kind, or parts of the same, or any dead, damaged or disabled motor vehicle or farm machinery, trailer or semitrailer of any kind, in the roadway of any highway, or between the property line or sidewalk and the curb line of any street.

(b)   A person shall not use the public highway to abandon vehicles or use the highway to leave vehicles unattended in such a manner as to interfere with public highway operations. When a person leaves a motor vehicle on a public highway or other property open to use by the public, the city having jurisdiction of such highway or other property open to use by the public, after 48 hours or when the motor vehicle interferes with public highway operations, may remove and impound the motor vehicle.

(c)   Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a), the parking of a trailer is permitted when:

(1)   The parking of the trailer complies with all other laws, rules and regulations other than subsection (a), and the trailer is parked adjacent to the owner’s premises for no more than 48 hours in any 30 day period; or

(2)   The parking of the trailer complies with all other laws, rules and regulations other than subsection (a), and the trailer is parked for no more than 6 consecutive days by a contractor who is actively performing contract services on adjacent premises.

(Ord. 910, Sec. 7; Code 2007)

(a)   No person shall cause, permit or allow encroachments either on or above the right of way of Kansas Avenue in the city, and all existing encroachments either on or above such right of way of Kansas Avenue in the city shall forthwith be removed by the person owning or controlling such encroachments, at his, her or its own expense, within 30 days after receipt of written notice from the governing body of the city requesting such removal.

(b)   No person shall cause, permit or allow the erection, installation or construction of encroachments either on or above the right-of-way of Kansas Avenue in the city, and no person, firm or corporation shall use the right-of-way of Kansas Avenue in the city for private purposes except as provided by state laws.

(Code 1986, 14-203; Code 2007, 14-204; Code 2014)

The right-of-way of Kansas Avenue in the city shall be used solely for public highway purposes, and no signs, posters, billboards, roadside stands or other private installations shall be permitted within the right-of-way of Kansas Avenue in the city except as provided by state laws.

(Code 1986, 14-204; Code 2007, 205; Code 2014)

Section 33 of the Standard Traffic Ordinance is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 33. Maximum Speed Limits. 

(a)   Except as provided in subsection (b) and except when otherwise posted or when a special hazard exists that requires lower speed for compliance with K.S.A. 8-1557, the limits specified in this subsection or established as authorized by law shall be maximum lawful speed, and no person shall operate a vehicle at a speed in excess of such maximum limits:

(1)   In any business district, 20 miles per hour;

(2)   In any residence district, 30 miles per hour;

(3)   In any park, 20 miles per hour;

(4)   In school districts from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, on the days that school is in session, except for holidays, 20 miles per hour.  Such speed limit shall be established for the following locations:

       On Main Street from Grant Avenue to Colfax Avenue;

       On Garfield Avenue from Main Street to Cedar Street.

(b)   No person shall drive a school bus to or from school, or interschool or intraschool functions or activities, at a speed in excess of the maximum speed limits provided in subsection (a), except that the board of education of any school district may establish by board policy lower maximum speed limits for the operation of such district’s school buses.  The provisions of this subsection relating to school buses shall apply to buses used for the transportation of students enrolled in community colleges or area vocational schools, when such buses are transporting students to or from school, or functions or activities.

(c)   The maximum speed limits in this section may be altered as authorized in K.S.A. 8-1559 and K.S.A. 8-1560, and amendments thereto.

(K.S.A. Supp. 8-1558; Ord. 910; Code 2007, 206; Ord. 1044; Code 2014)

It shall be unlawful for any engineer, conductor, trainman or any other railroad employee having charge of any engine, train, car or cars within the limits of the city to allow the same to remain standing upon any street crossing which prevents ordinary traffic across the tracks, for a longer time than five minutes.

(Code 1986, 14-209; Code 2007, 207; Code 2014)

(a)   For purposes of this article, the following terms and words shall have the meanings to them by Article 1 Section 1 of the Standard Traffic Ordinance:

(1)   City

(2)   Park or Parking

(3)   Person

(4)   Residence District

(5)   Semitrailer

(6)   Street or Highway

(7)   Trailer

(8)   Truck

(9)   Truck Tractor

(b)   For purposes of this, the following terms and words shall have the meanings given herein:

(1)   Cattle – means animals used by man for labor or food.

(2)   Cattle Trailer - means every Trailer which is used or operated to transport cattle.

(3)   Commercial Vehicle – means any Truck or Truck Tractor or any Trailer, Semitrailer or pole trailer drawn by a Truck or Tractor for the transportation of persons or the delivery of property for hire, compensation, profit or in the furtherance of any commercial enterprise.  The term “Commercial Vehicle” does not include vehicles typically used for passenger or commuting purposes which have a gross weight of ten thousand pounds (10,000 lbs.) or under or motor vehicles which are licensed and registered as a passenger vehicle.

(4)   Refrigerated – means to keep cool or cold for preservation purposes.

(5)   Refrigerated Trailer - means every Trailer which is refrigerated.

(6)   Tourism Activity – means the attendance at a museum, art gallery, theater, community festival, school sponsored event, business, or municipal pool.

(c)   It shall be unlawful for any person to park a Commercial Vehicle on any Street or Highway in a Residence District, City Park or Recreation area, or on other City-owned property, except for the following reasons or purposes:

(1)   For the express purpose of loading or unloading property or merchandise.

(2)   When the vehicle is necessary and actively being used for the performance of services in a Residence District.

(3)   When the Commercial Vehicle or equipment it is transporting are being used as part of a construction project on an adjacent property.

(4)   When the Commercial Vehicle has parked for the express purpose of participating in a Tourism Activity within the City.

(5)   When parked in a public, church or private parking lot to which the public has access.

(d)   It shall be unlawful for any person to park or leave unattended a Cattle Trailer or Refrigerated Trailer on any Street or Highway or any public, or private property in a commercial or industrial zoned area of the City for a period of more than two hours within each 24-hour period. The 24-hour period to begin at 12:00 a.m. each day. 

(e)   Any conflict between the provisions of Section 14-207 of the City Code as hereby amended and the provisions of the Standard Traffic Ordinance adopted by the City shall be controlled by the provisions of Section 14-207 as amended hereby.

(K.S.A. 8-2002; Ord. 824; Code 2007, 208; Code 2014; Ord. 1068)

Angle parking at the angle indicated on the curb, sidewalk or pavement or by signs is hereby permitted on the following streets:

(a)   Main Street from Illinois Avenue to Iowa Avenue;

(b)   West side of Main Street from Iowa Avenue to Grant Avenue, in front of the Kiowa County Senior Center;

(c)   Florida Avenue from Sycamore Street to Oak Street; and

(d)   South side of Florida Avenue from Oak Street to Pine Street, on the north side of the Court House

(Ord. 1055)