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 Baldwin City 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.
No person shall operate or halt any vehicle in such a manner as to indicate a careless or heedless disregard for the rights or the safety of others, or in such manner as to endanger or likely to endanger any person or property. Any person found, upon conviction, to have violated any provision of this section shall be subject to the general penalty as provided in the Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities as incorporated by reference into the code of the city.
(a) The following streets are declared to be emergency snow routes and motor vehicles are prohibited from parking or remaining on the routes until the snow has been removed, if the snow accumulates to a depth of two inches. The emergency snow routes are as follows: East-West Streets: Chapel Street, 10th to 1st Street (must be four feet from traveled portion of roadway); High Street; Lawrence Street to 1st Street (must be four feet from travel portion of the roadway from Lawrence Street to 9th Street. “No Parking” curb to curb from 9th Street to 5th Street. Must be four feet from traveled portion of the roadway from 5th Street to 1st Street). North-South Streets: 10th Street, Ames to Orange Street (cars must be four feet from the traveled portion of the roadway); 8th Street, Ames to Orange Street (must be four feet from traveled portion of roadway, Ames to Dearborn. “No Parking” curb to curb Dearborn to Monroe Street. Four feet from traveled portion of the roadway Monroe Street to Orange Street) 6th Street, Ames to Orange Street, (must be four feet from traveled portion of the roadway, Ames to Dearborn. “No Parking” curb to curb Dearborn Street to Indiana Street. Must be four feet from traveled portion of the roadway Indiana Street to Orange Street.) 3rd Street, Ames Street to Orange Street, (must be four feet from traveled portion of the roadway).
(b) Any person found upon conviction to have violated any provision of this section shall be subject to the general penalties as provided in the Standard Traffic Ordinance as incorporated by reference into the Code of the city.
(Ord. 771, Secs. 1:2)
The following streets are hereby designated and established as main trafficways within the City, the primary function of which is the movement of through traffic within the City, under K.S.A. 12-685:
(a) High Street,
(b) 1st Street,
(c) 3rd Street,
(d) 6th Street,
(e) 8th Street,
(f) Lawrence Street (also known as County Road 1600), and
(g) Eisenhower Street (also known as County Road 1750).
(Ord. 906, Sec. 1, Code 2005; Ord. 1281)
It shall be unlawful for any person or entity to operate a truck, trailer, semi-trailer or farm implement with a registered gross vehicle weight in excess of 16,000 pounds on any street within the corporate limits of the city, other than the following designated truck routes:
(a) U.S. Highway 56 (also known as Ames Street in the case of that portion of U.S. Highway 56 between Eisenhower Street and the west city limits) between the east city limits and the west city limits;
(b) Douglas County Route No. 1055 (also known as North Sixth Street in the case of that portion of Douglas County Route No. 1055 north of U.S. Highway 56, and known as Sixth Street in the case of that portion of Douglas County Route No. 1055 south of U.S. Highway 56) between the north city limits and the south city limits;
(c) Lawrence Street (also known as Douglas county Route No. 11 in the case of that portion of Lawrence Street between U.S. Highway 56 and High Street) between the north city limits and the south city limits;
(d) High Street between First Street and Lawrence Street;
(e) East High Street (also known as North 250 Road) between the east city limits and First Street;
(f) Eleventh Street between U.S. Highway 56 and High Street;
(g) Main Street between and High Street and College Street;
(h) College Street between Main Street and Lawrence Street;
(i) South Street between Miami Street and Lawrence Street;
(j) Summit Street College Street and South Street;
(k) Miami Street between College Street and South Street;
(l) Firetree Avenue between North Sixth Street and Crimson Avenue; and
(m) Crimson Avenue between Firetree Avenue and U.S. Highway 56.
(Ord. 948, Sec. 1; Ord. 1218; Code 2011)
Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, deliveries by trucks, trailers, semi-trailers or farm implements with a registered gross vehicle weight in excess of 16,000 pounds to points of destination within the corporate limits of the city shall be made by way of the most direct route between the closest point of access to a truck route and the point of destination. Any such trucks, trailers, semi-trailers or farm implements making multiple deliveries to points of destination within the corporate limits of the city shall use truck routes whenever practicable to reach their various points of destination.
(Ord. 948, Sec. 2)
On-street parking of any vehicle, trailer or farm implement shall be prohibited on all designated truck routes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for holidays recognized by the United States postal service.
(Ord. 948, Sec. 3)
Appropriate signs shall be posted upon such truck routes marking them as truck routes. Appropriate signs may be posted upon city streets not designated as truck routes marking them as inappropriate for through truck traffic.
(Ord. 948, Sec. 4)
(a) It is unlawful to park a motor vehicle in the following locations:
(1) Either side of Eleventh Street anywhere between Ames Street and High Street.
(2) The west side only of Eisenhower Street anywhere between Ames and the northern terminus of Eisenhower Street.
(3) Either side of Ames Street anywhere between First Street and Eisenhower Street.
(4) The east side only of First Street anywhere between U.S. Highway 56 and High Street.
(5) The west side of Bullpup Drive.
(6) On the north side of Elm Street.
(7) On the south side of Elm Street, starting at the SE comer of the intersection of Lawrence & Elm, and proceeding 450 feet east.
(8) Either side of Eisenhower Street anywhere between Quayle Street and Eagle Lake Drive.
(b) The above-described prohibition of on-street parking of motor vehicles shall be properly marked and designated with appropriate signs to be installed and posted by the city and then shall be enforced by the city as marked and designated.
(Ord. 972; Ord. 973, Sec. 1; Ord. 974, Sec. 1; Ord. 996, Secs. 1:2; Ord. 1259, Secs. 1:2; Code 2011; Ord. 1288; Ord. 1297)
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to park, stop, or stand a vehicle, motor vehicle, or motorized bicycle on the streets, alleys, public areas, park grounds, public or private parking lots or other publicly accessible areas of the City if such vehicle, motor vehicle, or motorized bicycle displays an unlawful state license plate.
(b) The display of an unlawful state license plate shall be defined to be any one or more of the following:
(1) Any license plate not lawfully issued to such vehicle;
(2) Any expired license plate;
(3) Any suspended, revoked or canceled license plate;
(4) Any stolen license plate;
(5) Any altered, defaced or fictitious license plate;
(6) Any license plate without the current registration attached to it as required by state law;
(7) Any license plate that is not securely attached to the rear of the vehicle with the correct side up and in a manner that makes it clearly visible and legible.
(c) Nothing in this section shall be interpreted as conflicting with Section 198 of the Standard Traffic Ordinance, as adopted in 14-101 of the City Code.
(d) Violation of this section shall be considered a parking infraction, and upon conviction, the violator shall receive a fine of not less than $45 or more than $100.
The purpose of this section is to prohibit the excessive, loud, unusual or explosive use of Engine Brakes or Compressed Air-Braking Devices within Baldwin City, Kansas.
(a) Prohibition of engine brakes. It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle to use or operate or cause to be used or operated within Baldwin City, Kansas any engine brake, compression brake or mechanical exhaust device designed to aid in the braking or deceleration of any vehicle that results in excessive, loud, unusual or explosive noise from such vehicle, unless such use is necessary to avoid imminent danger. The use of engine brakes inside the city limits of Baldwin City, Kansas is prohibited. “Engine Brakes” for the purpose of this ordinance shall include.
(b) Definitions. For the purposes of this section, “Engine Brakes” or “Compressed Air-Braking Devices” refers to:
(1) Any engine retarding brake such as a “Dynamic Brake,” “Jake Brake,” “Jacobs Brake,” “C-Brake,” “Paccar Brake,”; or
(2) Any mechanical engine braking systems, exhaust braking systems; or
(3) Any other system designed to retard engine speed including a transmission brake or any other engine retarding brake system that alters the normal compression of the engine and subsequently releases that compression.
(c) Exceptions. Emergency vehicles shall be exempt from the application of this section.
(d) Signage. Signs shall be posted at each city limit location and other locations the city works department finds appropriate. The signs shall have the lettering “Engine Brakes Prohibited”.
(e) Penalty. Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation or company in violation of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than $50.00, nor more than $500.00.