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

In addition to those violations set forth in the Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities, it is hereby declared an ordinance traffic infraction for a driver of a motor vehicle to commit any of the following acts on certain streets in the City of Marion, Kansas:

(a)   It shall be unlawful for a driver of any motor vehicle or motor cycle to execute a J-turn on any street as hereafter defined:

(b)   A J-turn shall be defined as making a U-turn in order to park on the opposite side of any street marked with a centerline.

(Ord. 1358; Code 2014)

(a)   There shall be established a thirty mile an hour speed limit on:

       North Cedar Street, Marion, Kansas, commencing at the intersection of North Cedar Street and Main Street, in the City of Marion and running north on North Cedar Street to a point where said North Cedar Street intersects with the City limits.

(b)   That there shall be established a twenty mile an hour speed limit on:

       South Roosevelt, south Freeborn, south Coble, Melvin, Maple, and Welch streets in the city of Marion Kansas. The designated area of twenty mile per hour speed limit shall be bounded by the area described as commencing at the intersection of Roosevelt & Melvin streets, east to the intersection of Freeborn & Melvin streets, north to the intersection of Freeborn & Maple streets, east to the intersection of Coble & Maple, north to the intersection of Coble and Welch streets, west to the intersection of Welch & Roosevelt, south to intersection of Roosevelt & Melvin streets and all traffic ways within these designated boundaries within the City of Marion

(Ord. 1356; Code 2014; Ord. 1395)

(a)   School Speed Zones are hereby established having a speed limit of 20 m.p.h. and shall be posted as such. Said School Speed Zone shall be in effect from 7:30 A. M. to 4:30 P.M, and shall be marked with a sign where the School Speed Zone ends showing “End School Zone”.

(b)   School Speed Zone shall be established in the following locations within the City of Marion, Kansas, to-wit:

(1)   on Denver Street from the intersection of North Coble and Denver Street, thence East on Denver Street to the intersection of Denver Street and Eisenhower Drive.

(2)   on Lawrence Street from the intersection of North Coble and Lawrence Street, thence East on Lawrence Street to the intersection of Lawrence Street and Eisenhower Drive.

(3)   on South Lincoln Street from the intersection of Main Street and South Lincoln Street, thence South on said South Lincoln Street to the intersection of South Lincoln and Nickerson Street.

(c)   There shall be a stop sign placed at the intersection of North Coble Street and Denver Street on North Coble Street in the City of Marion.

(Ord. 1130; Code 2014)

There shall be established a parallel parking zone on:

(a)   4th Street on the east side thereof from the intersection of 4th and Moore to the intersection of 4th and Main Street.

(Ord. 959; Code 2014)

(a)   Overweight trucks shall be defined as trucks that have a gross combined vehicle weight in excess of 65,000 pounds.

(b)   Restriction: Overweight trucks shall not be permitted to travel upon Eisenhower Street and Cedar Street within the City of Marion, Kansas.

(c)   Signing: The City of Marion, Kansas, shall place signs at the entrances of each of these streets to explain the restriction in the following manner:

NO THRU TRUCKS OVER 65,000 POUNDS EXCEPT LOCAL DELIVERY

(d)   Violation: Violation of this section shall be deemed a municipal civil infraction, subject to the following fine schedule, costs and other civil remedy as provided by law:

Up to 1,000 Pounds

 $30.00

1,001-2,000 Pounds

 $ 0.05

per pound

2,001-5,000 Pounds

 $ 0.07

per pound

5,001-7,500 Pounds

 $ 0.10

per pound

7,501 and over

 $ 0.15

per pound

(e)   The following vehicles shall be exempt from this section:

(1)   Vehicles making regularly scheduled local deliveries.

(2)   Government agency vehicles.

(Ord. 1305; Code 2014)

(a)   It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate a bicycle, skateboard, motor scooter or any other vehicle upon the sidewalk of Main Street, from Lincoln Street to Walnut Street, in the City of Marion, Kansas, except for the purpose of crossing same and entering or leaving a street, alley or highway.

(b)   Any person found guilty of violating subsection (a) shall have his or her bicycle, skateboard, motor scooter or any other vehicle impounded by the Chief of Police of the City of Marion, for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days. Further, a fine may be imposed of not less than $10.00’ and not more than $50.00 for each violation.

(Ord. 1092; Code 2014)

(a)   When signs are erected giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle upon any of the streets or parts of streets as follows:

(1)   Along the curb line of the west side of Elm Street from Main to Lawrence during the time frame of Sunday from 8:00am until 1:00pm.

(b)   “No Parking” signs shall be placed thereon at several intervals and posted conspicuously so that the operators of vehicles shall be informed of the prohibition against parking, as indicated by this section.

(c)   Any person convicted of violating any of the provisions of section shall be punished by a fine not exceeding Eighty Dollars ($80) plus court costs.

(Ord. 908; Ord. 1373; Ord. 1375; Ord. 1377; Code 2014)

(a)   All traffic, regardless of direction of travel, at the intersections of Lawrence and Freeborn and Lawrence & Roosevelt shall require of the driver or operator of every motor vehicle or other vehicle shall bring the same to a full and complete stop before entering the intersection of the said streets as indicated when a stop sign is placed or located at said intersection, giving notice of such requirements.

(b)   Any person convicted of violating any of the provisions of this section shall be punished by fine not exceeding Eighty Dollars ($80) plus court costs.

(c)   .An appropriate stop sign shall be placed at said locations designating the traffic regulations as herein set forth.

(Ord. 1365; Code 2014)

(a)   Except in an improved parking space, it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, company or corporation or any driver or person having actual physical control or being in charge of any motor vehicle to park or permit to be parked a motor vehicle in the front yard or side yard of a residential property, whether occupied or not, except temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading property or passengers; or by a licensed contractor actively engaged in work on the property; or motor vehicles of public and private utilities while engaged in such use; or emergency motor vehicles. “Front yard” and “side yard” are as defined in the City’s Zoning Ordinance then in effect.  An “improved parking space” is an area covered with a non-vegetation/non-grass hard surface such as brick, gravel, rock, asphalt, concrete or equivalent material, constructed in a manner consistent with City of Marion 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 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.

(b)   Except when in compliance with laws or at the direction of a police officer, no person shall park any motor vehicle or drive any vehicle upon any handicap ramp or access ramp within the City of Marion, Kansas.

(c)   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.  All parts of the City Code of Marion, Kansas conflicting with the provisions of this section are hereby repealed.

(d)   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 of such violation, the penalty imposed shall be a fine of $100.00; on a second offense within twelve (12) months a fine of $200.00; and on a third or subsequent conviction within twelve (12) months of the first conviction, a fine of $300.00 and up to three (3) days in the Marion County jail.

(Ord. 1400)