Chapter 12.28


12.28.010    When required.

12.28.020    Publication required – Exception.

12.28.025    Fees for street closure notices.

12.28.030    Penalty for violation.

12.28.010 When required.

Whenever the condition of any city street or any part thereof is such that for any reason its use or continued use by vehicles or by any class of vehicles will greatly damage such city street or will be dangerous to traffic thereon or is being constructed, altered, repaired, improved or maintained in such a manner as to require that such city street or any portion thereof be closed to traffic by all vehicles or any class of vehicles for any period of time, the street superintendent is authorized to close the city street to travel by all vehicles or by any class of vehicles for such a definite period as he shall determine. (Ord. 657 § 1, 1969).

12.28.020 Publication required – Exception.

Before any city street is closed to all vehicles or any class of vehicles, a notice of the date on and after which the city street or any part thereof shall be closed and the definite period of such closing and whether it shall be closed to all vehicles or to vehicles of a particular class or classes shall be published in one issue of a newspaper of general circulation in the city, and a like notice shall be posted on or prior to the date of publication of such notice in a conspicuous place at each end of the city street, provided that no city street or portion thereof shall be closed sooner than three days after the publication and the posting of the notice herein provided for; provided, however, that in cases of emergency, the street superintendent may without publication or delay, close city streets temporarily by posting notices at each end of the closed portion thereof and at all intersecting city streets, and such closures shall be immediately effective. (Ord. 657 § 2, 1969).

12.28.025 Fees for street closure notices.

The fees for street closure notices are set forth in MMC 14.07.005. (Ord. 2106 § 1, 1996).

12.28.030 Penalty for violation.

Any violation of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine of up to $300.00 or by imprisonment for up to 90 days or by both such fine and imprisonment, and in addition shall be liable in a civil action for any damages to such city street as a result of disregarding such closing and using such city street or portion thereof with any vehicle or any class of vehicle to which the same is closed. (Ord. 657 § 3, 1969).