AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE PARKING,
LOADING AND UNLOADING AND OPERATION
OF VEHICLES WITHIN THE TOWN OF PLAINFIELD
BE IT ORDAINED by the Town Council of the Town of Plainfield, Indiana, that:
All motor trucks, tractors, trailers, buses, house trailers, semi-trailers, farm machinery and equipment having a load capacity in excess of 1-1/2 tons, or a length in excess of 19 feet, or a height in excess of 7 feet or a width in excess of 7 feet shall not park or partially park upon the public streets, alleys and highways of the Town.
In places and at hours when stopping for the loading or unloading of merchandise or materials is permitted, vehicles used for the transportation of merchandise or materials may back into a curb to take or discharge loads.
Vehicles Exceeding 5 Tons
No person shall drive or operate, or cause to be driven or operated, any vehicle used for the transportation of goods or property, the gross weight of which, with load, exceeds 5 tons, upon the streets, bridges and culverts within the Town except on designated and marked state and federal routes. Drivers of such Vehicles whose gross weight, with load, exceeds weight limits prescribed by this section may deliver or pick up goods or property at places not located on state or federal routes provided such vehicles are only operated by the shortest way possible between the state or federal route and the place of delivery or pickup.
Obligation to Use State or Federal Routes
All streets and highways leading into the Town shall be properly posted warning operators of vehicles used for transportation of goods and property and exceeding weight limits prescribed by this chapter that they must follow state or federal routes.
The operator of a vehicle exceeding such weight limits upon entering the Town on a street other than a state or federal route shall proceed immediately by the shortest way possible to the nearest state or federal route to continue its journey.
Fines, Costs and Expenses
Any person violating any provision of Ordinance commits a Class C infraction and shall be fined not less than Fifty Dollars ($50.00) and not more than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for the first offense, and shall be fined not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) nor more than Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) for each subsequent violation of the Ordinance that occurs within twelve (12) months of the prior violation.
Removal of Vehicles
In addition to the fine provided for herein for the violation of this Ordinance, if any vehicle is found parked in such a manner as to constitute a violation of this Ordinance, and if it is further determined that such vehicle as parked: (1) constitutes a safety hazard; (2) interferes with the normal flow of traffic; or (3) blocks a street, alley or highway of the Town; then and in that event, the Plainfield Police Authorities shall have the right to move or remove said vehicle from its location by any reasonable means, including but not limited to, towing said vehicle to a storage facility. Any costs and expenses incurred as a result of the moving or removal of a vehicle pursuant to this section, including any storage costs, shall be charged to the owner of said vehicle. If the removal of the vehicle results in storage of the vehicle, the vehicle shall not be removed and released from storage until full payment is received by the Town of Plainfield for the costs and expenses provided for by this section.
Repeal of Prior Ordinances
An Ordinance Regulating the Operation of Oversized Vehicles within the Town of Plainfield, General Ordinance No. 5-1983, passed and adopted on July 25, 1983, as amended, and any other ordinance in conflict herewith is repealed by the adoption of this Ordinance, said repeal to become effective on the day that this Ordinance becomes effective. The repeal of any prior Ordinance or provision of a prior Ordinance by this Ordinance shall not have any effect on existing litigation and shall not act as an abatement of any actions or proceedings pending under or by virtue of the repealed Ordinance or provision upon adoption of this Ordinance.
This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and publication as required by law.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Town Council of Plainfield, Indiana, this 24th day of November, 2003.
TOWN COUNCIL, TOWN OF PLAINFIELD
HENDRICKS COUNTY, INDIANA:
An Ordinance Annexing Certain Territory Contiguous To The Town Of Plainfield, Indiana, Placing The Same Within The Corporate Boundaries Thereof And Making The Same As Part Of The Town Of Plainfield And Redefining The Corporate Boundaries Of The Town Of Pl