CHAPTER XIV. TRAFFICCHAPTER XIV. TRAFFIC\ARTICLE 1. STANDARD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE

There is hereby incorporated by reference for the purpose of regulating traffic within the corporate limits of the City of Baldwin City, Kansas, that certain standard traffic ordinance known as the “Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities, Edition of 2017”, prepared and published in book form by the League of Kansas Municipalities, Topeka, Kansas save and except such articles, sections, parts or portions as are hereafter omitted, deleted, modified or changed. One copy of said Standard Traffic Ordinance shall be marked or stamped “Official Copy as Adopted by Ordinance No. 1377,” with all sections or portions thereof intended to be omitted or changed clearly marked to show any such omission or change and to which shall be attached a copy of this section and filed with the city clerk to be open to inspection and available to the publ ic at all reasonable hours. The police department, municipal judge, and all administrative departments of the city charged with enforcement of the ordinance shall be supplied at the cost of the city, such number of official copies of such Standard Traffic Ordinance similarly marked, as may be deemed expedient.

(Ord. 1205, Sec. 1; Code 2008; Ord. 1220; Ord. 1235; Ord. 1255; Ord. 1268; Ord. 1282; Ord. 1299; Ord. 1317; Ord. 1333; Ord. 1350; Ord. 1377)

(a)      An ordinance infraction is a violation of any section of this article that prescribes or requires the same behavior as that prescribed or required by a statutory provision that is classified as a traffic infraction in K.S.A. Supp. 8-2118.

(b)     All traffic violations which are included within this article, and which are not ordinance traffic infractions as defined in subsection (a) of this section, shall be considered traffic offenses.

(Code 1993)

The fine for violation of an ordinance traffic infraction or any other traffic offense for which the municipal judge establishes a fine in a fine schedule shall not be less than $5.00 nor more than $500.00. A person tried and convicted for violation of an ordinance traffic infraction or other traffic offense for which a fine has been established in a schedule of fines shall pay a fine fixed by the court not to exceed $500.00.

(Code 1993)

Subsection (a) of Section 33, “Maximum Speed Limits,” of the Standard Traffic Ordinance incorporated in section 14-101 above, is hereby amended to read as follows:

(a)      Except when a special hazard exists that requires lower speed for compliance with Section 32 of the Standard Traffic Ordinance incorporated in section 14-101, the limits specified in this section or established as hereinafter authorized shall be maximum lawful speeds, and no person shall drive a vehicle at a speed in excess of such maximum limits:

(1)          Ames Street, Third to Eighth, 35 miles per hour;

(2)          Ames Street, Fourth to Sixth, 20 miles per hour when Yellow Caution Light is Flashing; 35 miles per hour when caution light not flashing.

(3)          Baker Street, Sixth to Eighth, 20 miles per hour;

(4)          Chapel Street, Sixth to Eighth, 15 miles per hour;

(5)          Dearborn Street, Sixth to Eighth, 20 miles per hour;

(6)          Fremont Street, east city limits to Second, 20 miles per hour;

(7)          Fremont Street, Third to Fifth, 20 miles per hour;

(8)          Grove Street, Sixth to Eighth, 20 miles per hour;

(9)          High Street, Fifth to Ninth, 20 miles per hour;

(10)        High Street, Main to Summit, 20 miles per hour;

(11)        Indiana Street, Twelfth to Orchard Lane, 20 miles per hour;

(12)        Second Street, Fremont to High, 20 miles per hour;

(13)        North Sixth Street (County Road 1055), Firetree Avenue north to County Road 400, 40 miles per hour;

(14)        North Sixth Street (County Road 1055), County Road 400 north to City Limits, 45 miles per hour.

(15)        State Lake Road, County Road 1055 (North Sixth) east to Eisenhower, 40 miles per hour;

(16)        Seventh Street, Grove to Indiana, 20 miles per hour;

(17)        Eighth Street, Ames to Indiana, 20 miles per hour;

(18)        Orchard Lane, High to south city limits, 20 miles per hour;

(19)        Miami Street, Elkhorn Drive to Mustang Drive, 20 miles per hour;

(20)        Elkhorn Drive, Miami to Summit, 20 miles per hour;

(21)        Mustang Drive, Miami to Summit, 20 miles per hour;

(22)        Santa Fe Drive, First to U.S. 56 Highway, 20 miles per hour;

(23)        Dearborn Circle, First Street east to end, 20 miles per hour;

(24)        U.S. 56 Highway, Third to First, 45 miles per hour;

(25)        U.S. 56 Highway, First to east city limits, 55 miles per hour;

(26)        Eisenhower Street, Ames to north city limits, 20 miles per hour;

(27)        Quayle Street, Washington to Sixth, 20 miles per hour;

(28)        City Lake Park Roads, all within city limits, 10 miles per hour;

(29)        Wesley Street, Quayle to Ames, 20 miles per hour.

(30)        Sixth Street, Ames to Dearborn, 20 miles per hour.

(31)        200 and 300 blocks of Silver Leaf Lane, 20 miles per hour.

(32)        Bullpup Drive, 20 miles per hour.

(33)        Elm Street, 1600 & 1700 blocks, 20 miles per hour.

(34)        Westbound traffic on High Street between the intersections of U.S. Highway 56 and High Street and High Street and 1st Street in the city, 30 miles per hour.

(35)        Washington Street, 20 miles per hour.

(b)     The speed limit on all streets in the city, except where otherwise posted, shall be 30 miles per hour.

(Ord. 874; Ord. 1183, Sec. 1; Code 2007; Ord. 1226; Ord. 1259, Sec. 1; Code 2011; Ord. 1301)

(a)      Exemptions designated by resolution.

(1)          When deemed to be in the best interest of the City, the governing body may provide, by resolution, that certain or specific alleys (or portions thereof) within the corporate limits of the city to be exempt from Section 92 of the “Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities.”

(2)          Any such resolution shall adequately describe the specific alley (or portion thereof) to be exempted from the general provision, and shall include any specific restrictions or regulations that may affect the use of the alley for parking.

(3)          Section 92 of the “Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities”, as well as any other ordinance found to be in conflict with the provisions herein, is hereby amended to the extent necessary to resolve conflicts with this ordinance as applicable within the City of Baldwin City, Kansas.

(b)     Specific exemptions.

(1)          Parking shall be allowed on the west side of the specific public alley between the 200 block of Eisenhower Street and the 200 block of Wesley Street, bordered to the north by Quayle Street on to the south by Kibbee Street in Baldwin City, Kansas.

(2)          Parking shall be prohibited on the east side of the specific public alley as described in subsection (b)(1), and such restriction shall be clearly marked with appropriately placed “No Parking” signs.

(Ord. 1244, Secs. 1:3; Ord. 1246, Secs. 1:3; Code 2011)