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A. Permitted Traffic Control Devices:
1. Private parties and commercial entities constructing streets, alleys, and rights of way within the village of Cloudcroft shall place and maintain traffic control devices necessary to regulate, warn, and guide traffic on those streets, alleys, and rights of way. Such traffic control devices shall conform to standards and conventions provided by article V of the 2010 New Mexico uniform traffic ordinance. The village of Cloudcroft shall have jurisdiction to approve all traffic control devices placed and maintained by those private parties, contractors, or developers. When such streets, alleys, and rights of way are ceded to the village of Cloudcroft and accepted by the village of Cloudcroft as public rights of way for public use, the village of Cloudcroft assumes responsibility for the placement and maintenance of necessary traffic control devices.
2. Construction contractors and public utilities are permitted to erect temporary traffic control devices to protect the public, workers, and equipment during short term projects. Such devices shall conform to the provisions of article V of the 2010 New Mexico uniform traffic ordinance, and the chief of police or his designated representative shall be notified at least twenty four (24) hours prior to the initiation of planned projects and the location of such projects. In the event of an emergency project, the police department shall be notified as soon as possible concerning the project location. A short term project for the purpose of this section is a project that may be completed in less than eight (8) hours but shall not take more than five (5) consecutive days to complete.
3. Parties or entities required to place and maintain traffic control devices in their construction areas or on their projects shall review the current edition of the "Manual On Uniform Traffic Control Devices" on file at the village office or consult the New Mexico state highway and transportation department to obtain its guidance on standards and conventions provided by article V of the 2010 New Mexico uniform traffic ordinance.
B. Prohibited Signage:
1. No traffic control device or its support shall bear any advertising or commercial message, or any other message that is not essential to traffic control. Traffic control devices erected and placed by a private party or commercial entity shall not identify the party or entity placing the device.
2. No sign bearing a commercial or advertising message shall contain a traffic control device as a component of that sign.
3. Any unauthorized traffic control device placed on a village right of way by a private individual or organization, or commercial entity shall constitute a public nuisance and such unofficial and nonessential devices shall be removed upon instruction by the chief of police.
4. It shall be unlawful to maintain any such prohibited signage.
C. Administrative Designation:
1. Responsibility: The chief of police is responsible for the administration of the article and reasonable rules and regulations may be prescribed by the chief of police to carry out the intent and purpose of the article.
2. Investigation: The chief of police or his or her designated representative shall have the authority to investigate any complaint concerning violations of this chapter.
3. Enforcement: The chief of police or his or her designated representative shall have the authority to issue citations for violation of this chapter and to perform such other duties as are prescribed herein.
4. Traffic Control Devices And Signage Authority: The chief of police is responsible for identifying, selecting and approving locations and types of all traffic control devices located on all streets, alleys, and rights of way. The chief of police is responsible for approving or disapproving requests for the placements and types of traffic control devices by private parties, commercial entities, contractors, or developers under the provisions of this chapter. (Ord. 357, 8-10-2010)