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(A) As authorized by M.S. § 169.87, as it may be amended from time to time, the City Council by resolution may designate streets on which travel by commercial vehicles in excess of 10,000 pounds axle weight is prohibited. The Chief of Police shall cause appropriate signs to be erected on those streets. No person shall operate a commercial vehicle on posted streets in violation of the restrictions posted.
(B) The weight restrictions established in division (A) shall not apply to city or emergency vehicles, public school buses, garbage and refuse trucks making regular collections and are under contract with the city, recycling trucks used exclusively for collection of recycling materials pursuant to a city mandate to provide curbside recycling, and implements of husbandry operated in compliance with M.S. § 169.801, as it may be amended from time to time, and city, county and state road authority vehicles engaged in snow and ice removal or flood control operations on behalf of a state or local government, nor shall the weight restrictions in division (A) apply if a commercial vehicle must use the particular street in question for the purpose of local pick-up or delivery.
(C) Pursuant to M.S. § 169.84, the gross weight of any vehicle or combination of vehicles driven onto or over a bridge on any city street or highway shall not exceed the safe capacity of the bridge, as may be indicated by warning posted on the bridge or the approaches thereto.
(D) Pursuant to M.S. § 169.86, M.S. § 169.862 and M.S. § 169.865, the City Clerk may issue a permit for heavier loads to travel on streets where otherwise restricted. The City Clerk may issue such a permit upon applicant provision of adequate insurance, execution of a written agreement to pay the city costs of any repairs the roadway, curbs, ditches and right-of-way necessitated by the permittee’s damage to the roadway and to defend and indemnify the city against all claims related to the permittee’s use of the roadway, and posting of a bond or other financial security in an amount adequate to cover city expenses, including but not limited to repair costs related to any damage to the road. Any person aggrieved by a permit denial may appeal the denial to the City Council within 30 days of such denial. Permits issued under this provision are good for five consecutive business days. No person, corporation or other entity may obtain more than three permits per year. The permit fee shall be set by the Ordinance establishing fees and charges for the city.
Penalty, see § 10.99