Chapter 12.30


12.30.012    Definitions.

12.30.020    Application of regulation.

12.30.030    Exceptions.

12.30.040    Truck routes established.

12.30.050    Truck route restrictions.

12.30.060    Maps.

12.30.070    Signs.

12.30.080    Weigh-in.

12.30.090    Violation – Penalty.

12.30.012 Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meaning given in this section. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words in the plural number include the singular number, and words in the singular number include the plural number. “Shall” is always mandatory and not merely directory:

A. “City” is the city of Sumner.

B. “Deviating truck” is a truck which leaves and departs from a truck route while traveling inside the city.

C. “Person” is any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company, or organization of any kind.

D. “Truck” is any vehicle designed or operated for the transportation of commodities, merchandise, produce, freight, animals, or property, and whose body weight or whose combined body and load weight or whose rated capacity exceeds 10,000 pounds.

E. “Truck route” is a way over certain streets, as designated in this chapter, over and along which trucks coming into and going out of the city must operate. (Ord. 1822 § 1 (part), 1998)

12.30.020 Application of regulation.

All trucks within the city shall be operated only over and along the truck routes established in this chapter and on the other designated streets over which truck travel is permitted. There shall be no through truck traffic within the city limits, except on state routes. (Ord. 1822 § 1 (part), 1998)

12.30.030 Exceptions.

This chapter shall not prohibit:

A. Operation on Street of Destination. The operation of trucks upon any street where necessary to the conduct of business at a destination point, provided streets upon which such traffic is permitted are used until reaching the intersection nearest the destination point;

B. Emergency Vehicles. The operation of emergency vehicles upon any street in the city;

C. Public Utilities. The operation of trucks owned or operated by the city, public utilities, any contractor or materialman, while engaged in the repair, maintenance or construction of streets, street improvements, or street utilities within the city;

D. Detoured Trucks. The operation of trucks upon any officially established detour in any case where such truck could lawfully be operated upon the street for which such detour is established. (Ord. 1822 § 1 (part), 1998)

12.30.040 Truck routes established.

There are established within the city the following truck routes:

A. Washington State Route 167 within the Sumner corporate limits.

B. Washington State Route 410 within the Sumner corporate limits.

C. East Valley Highway from Puyallup Street to the Sumner corporate limits.

D. Washington State Route 162 within the Sumner corporate limits.

E. Traffic Avenue.

F. Fryar Avenue.

G. 142nd Avenue East from its intersection with Tacoma Avenue to 24th Street East.

H. Puyallup Street.

I. 24th Street East from 142nd Avenue East to the West Valley Highway.

J. 136th Avenue East from 24th Street East to 16th Street East.

K. Tacoma Avenue.

L. Valley Avenue East from Bridge Street to the Sumner corporate limits.

M. 140th Avenue East between 24th Street East and 16th Street East.

N. West Valley Highway from the north city limits at 16th Street East southerly to its intersection of Sumner Heights Drive.

O. Sumner Heights Drive between West Valley Highway and Valley Avenue East. (Ord. 2264 § 1, 2008: Ord. 2123 § 1, 2005: Ord. 2060 § 1, 2003: Ord. 1978 § 1, 2001: Ord. 1872 § 1, 1999: Ord. 1822 § 1 (part), 1998)

12.30.050 Truck route restrictions.

A. All through truck trips, with origins and destinations outside the Sumner city limits, shall take place on the designated city or state truck routes, as identified in SMC 12.30.040 and 12.30.070;

B. A truck making a local truck trip shall travel by city truck routes to a location as close to its delivery or pickup point as possible and then travel to that destination by the shortest route practicable, remaining on the city’s arterial street network whenever possible. Local truck trips may be subject to route restrictions as provided for in SMC 12.30.030 or by the city engineer or designee;

C. All trucks, whether conducting through or local trips, must be in conformance with the Washington State legal limits for trucks, unless granted a permit from the city for overweight truck hauling. Overweight truck hauling without a city-issued permit shall be a civil infraction subject to the penalties identified in RCW Title 46. (Ord. 2270 § 1, 2008: Ord. 1822 § 1 (part), 1998)

12.30.060 Maps.

The city clerk shall keep and maintain accurate maps setting out truck routes and streets upon which truck traffic is permitted; the maps shall be kept on file in the office of the city clerk and shall be available to the public. (Ord. 2270 § 3 (part), 2008; Ord. 1822 § 1 (part), 1998. Formerly 12.30.070.)

12.30.070 Signs.

The city engineer shall cause all truck routes to be clearly sign-posted to give notice that this chapter is in effect. (Ord. 2270 § 3 (part), 2008; Ord. 1822 § 1 (part), 1998. Formerly 12.30.080.)

12.30.080 Weigh-in.

The chief of police shall have the authority to require any person driving or in control of any commercial vehicle, not proceeding over a truck route or street over which truck traffic is permitted, to proceed to any public or private scale available for the purpose of weighing and determining whether this chapter has been complied with. (Ord. 2270 § 3 (part), 2008; Ord. 1822 § 1 (part), 1998. Formerly 12.30.090.)

12.30.090 Violation – Penalty.

When any public highway, road, street or thoroughfare within the city’s jurisdiction is either closed or restricted as to use, any person, firm or corporation disregarding such closure or restriction of use shall be guilty of an infraction with a penalty of $250.00, and it shall also be an infraction with a penalty of $250.00 for any person, firm or corporation to violate the requirements of this chapter, and in addition to any penalty for violation of provisions of this chapter, such person, firm or corporation shall be liable in any civil action instituted in the name of the city of Sumner for any damages occurring to any public highway, road, street or thoroughfare within the city’s jurisdiction as a result of disregarding such closure or use restriction. (Ord. 2270 § 4, 2008: Ord. 1822 § 1 (part), 1998. Formerly 12.30.120.)