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(a) Use of Local Streets. No person shall operate a vehicle exceeding a size specified in Section 339.03 or exceeding a gross weight of five tons, upon any street in the Village of Cedarville other than State Route or the following named local streets all to be designated as a truck route and marked by such appropriate traffic sizes, such routes being the following: State Route 72, State Route 42, West Xenia Avenue, Columbus Pike, West Chillicothe Street to Bridge Street then north on Cedarville-Yellow Springs Road, and Turnbull Road.
Nothing in this section shall prohibit the operation of any vehicle subject to the section upon any street in the Village of Cedarville when such operation is necessary to load or unload property, to go to or from the usual place of storage of such vehicle within the Village of Cedarville or to perform any other legitimate business or act other than passage through the Municipality. The prohibitions within this section shall apply to those vehicles of such size and weight as referred to in this section whose point of origin and destination are met within the Municipality and whose only purpose in being in the Municipality is the passage through the Municipality. (Ord. 98-2. Passed 5-26-98.)
(b) Local Permit and Conditions. Upon application and for good cause, the Police Chief may issue a local permit authorizing an applicant to move an oversize or overweight vehicle or combination of vehicles upon local streets.
No permittee shall be required to obtain a special permit from the Ohio Director of Transportation for the movement of the vehicle or combination of vehicles on streets or highways under local jurisdiction; however, the approval of the Ohio Director of Transportation shall be required for movement upon State routes as provided in Section 339.01.
The Police Chief may grant a permit for a single or round trip, or for such period of time, not to exceed one year, as the Police Chief in his discretion deems advisable, or for the duration of any construction project. The Police Chief may limit or prescribe terms or conditions of operation for such vehicle or combination of vehicles by designating the route, hours, speed or such other restrictions as may be necessary for the preservation of the public peace, property, health and safety. The Police Chief may require the posting of bond or other security necessary to compensate for any damage to a roadway or road structure.
For each such permit, the Police Chief shall charge ten dollars ($10.00), and for each hour of time or any part thereof spent by each police officer in supervising the movement of such vehicle, the applicant shall pay the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per hour per officer. The charge can be prorated into fifteen minute increments.
Signs shall be posted indicating "no thru trucks - gross weight 5 tons" or words of similar import to apprise drivers of the limitations imposed by this section. No driver shall disobey the instructions indicated on any such sign.
Violation of any of the limitations, terms or conditions of the permit granted by the Police Chief shall be cause for immediate revocation or suspension of such permit, and denial of request for any future permit. Such violation shall also subject the violator to the penalty prescribed by Section 303.99.
(c) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor. If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to one predicate motor vehicle or traffic offense, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of two or more predicate motor vehicle or traffic offenses, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.