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 labelled on a map of the City of Chapman 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 1987)

When signs are erected giving notice thereof, the following streets are hereby designated as one-way streets:

(a)   400 Block of Broadway, going south.

(Ord. 896; Code 2016)

When signs are erected giving notice thereof, drivers of vehicles shall stop or yield as the sign directs at every intersection before entering any of the following streets or parts of streets, which are hereby designated through streets:

(a)   Fourth Street from west city limits to east city limits, except at Marshall Street;

(b)   Marshall Street from north city limits to south city limits, except at Fourth Street.

(Code 1961, 16-201)

In accordance with the provisions of section 59 of the Standard Traffic Ordinance, the following intersections not on through streets are hereby designated as an all way stop intersections and when signs are erected at one or more entrances as stated, the drivers of vehicles shall stop as provided by Section 59 before entering the intersection:

(a)   Intersection of Fourth Street and Marshall Street, all four entrances;

(b)   5th Street and Logan intersection, all four entrances;

(c)   9th Street and Logan intersection, all four entrances.

(Code 1961, 16-202; Ord. 887; Ord. 896; Ord. 911; Code 2016)

In accordance with the provisions of section 59 of the Standard Traffic Ordinance, the following intersections not on through streets are hereby designated as three way stop intersections and when signs are erected at one or more entrances as stated, the drivers of vehicles shall stop as provided by Section 59 before entering the intersection:

(Reserved).

(Code 2016)

In accordance with the provisions of section 59 of the Standard Traffic Ordinance, the following intersections not on through streets are hereby designated as two way stop intersections and when signs are erected at one or more entrances as stated, the drivers of vehicles shall stop as provided by Section 59 before entering the intersection:

(a)   Intersection of Fifth Street and Glick Street, north and south entrances.

(Code 1961, 16-202; Ord. 887; Code 2016)

In accordance with the provisions of section 59 of the Standard Traffic Ordinance, the following intersections not on through streets are hereby designated as one way stop intersections and when signs are erected at one or more entrances as stated, the drivers of vehicles shall stop as provided by Section 59 before entering the intersection:

(a)   Intersection of Fifth Street and Broadway Street, south entrance;

(b)   Intersection of Fifth Street and Sheeran Street, south entrance;

(c)   Intersection of Sixth Street and Anderson Street, south entrance;

(d)   6th Street and Logan, East side of intersection.

(Code 1961, 16-202; Ord. 887; Code 2016)

No lights need be displayed upon any vehicle at any time from a half hour after sunset to a half hour before sunrise when such vehicle is stopped or parked upon a highway in the city in accordance with the parking regulations of the city where there is sufficient light to reveal any person or object within a distance of 500 feet upon such highway. Any lighted headlamps upon a parked vehicle shall be depressed or dimmed.

(Code 1961, 16-206)

It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate a vehicle upon a highway or street in a careless or heedless or an inattentive manner, or without due caution or circumspection, or in any manner not constituting reckless driving but so as to endanger or be likely to endanger any person or property.

(Code 1961, 16-207)

(a)   It shall be unlawful for any corporation owning or operating a railway within the corporate limits of the City of Chapman, which railway crosses any street to allow its trains, engines or railroad cars to stand upon any street crossing for a period exceeding ten (10) minutes at any one time without leaving an opening in the traveled portion of the street crossing at least thirty (30) feet in width.

(b)   Any corporation who shall violate this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be fined a sum not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00).

(Ord. 803; Code 2016)

(a)   Declaration of traffic emergency. Whenever snow has accumulated or there is a possibility that snow will accumulate to such a depth that snow removal operations will be required, the Mayor, the City Administrator, or in their absence, the Chief of Police may declare a traffic emergency and until such traffic emergency is terminated it shall be unlawful:

(1)   To park a vehicle on any street designated an emergency snow route.

(2)   To operate a motor vehicle on any emergency snow route in such manner of condition that such motor vehicle stalls and is unable to proceed by reason of the fact that the driving wheels are not equipped with tire chains or adequate all weather tires.

(b)   The Chief of Police, during a traffic emergency, is empowered to waive or suspend enforcement of parking restrictions.

(1)   Notice: Upon declaring a traffic emergency the Mayor, the Administrator or Chief of Police shall forthwith cause appropriate notice thereof to be given through the local press, radio and other media. The traffic emergency shall be terminated by notice given substantially in the same manner as the traffic emergency was declared.

(2)   Removal of Vehicles: All vehicles parked on emergency snow routes must be removed within one (1) hour after notice of traffic emergency has been given. Any vehicle parked on an emergency snow route after such period of time may be removed by a police officer to the nearest garage or other place of safety and the vehicle may not be recovered until the towing and storage charges are paid by or for the owner.

(c)   Establishment of Routes and Posting of Signs:

(1)   The following streets are hereby established by emergency snow routes with the City:

(A)  4th St. from West city limits, to Fast city limits Marshall from South city limits, to North city limits

(B)  W. 7th Street from Marshall to Sheeran Nicholson Rd.

(C)  All of Sheeran Nicholson Rd.

(D)  W. 5th from golf course to Sheeran Nicholson Rd.

(E)   All of Irish Drive.

(2)   The Chief of Police shall cause appropriate signs to be installed along each of the streets designated an emergency snow route.

(d)   Penalties: Violation of the provisions of this section or failure to comply with any of its requirements shall constitute a violation of this code. Any person who violates this article or fails to comply with any of its requirements shall upon conviction thereof be fined not less than $25.00 or more than $100.00.

(Ord. 742; Ord. 923; Code 2016)