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(A) All trucks and commercial vehicles having a gross weight including the weight of the vehicle or combination and its load in excess of 10,000 pounds shall be prohibited from operating, standing, or going upon any streets or highways within the city for which load limits have been posted in the manner set forth in this section.
(B) The city engineer is authorized to designate such streets or highways within the city over which the operation of vehicles in excess of 10,000 pounds is prohibited.
(C) Each street or highway shall be designated by appropriate signs placed upon and along the streets and highways which signs shall specify the maximum weight allowed on the street or highway.
(D) Delivery trucks of all weights shall be allowed to make a pick-up or delivery at any legally zoned Danville business. In making said pick-up or delivery, every reasonable effort shall be made to travel along streets designated in the city code as "truck routes". If, in the opinion of the city engineer, this is not practical, the shortest possible route to and from the approved truck route shall be used. Notwithstanding the foregoing requirement, the city engineer shall have the authority to authorize a different route if, in doing so, fewer residential properties will be negatively affected. If it appears that residential properties will be negatively affected on a frequent basis, and no compromise can be reached between the business and residents, the city engineer will advise the Traffic Commission who shall make the final decisions on the matters involved according to their normal procedures. In any case, once the "preferred route" is established, the owner of the subject business, and the residents if needed, shall be notified in writing by the city engineer, and a copy provided to the chief of police and patrol officers.
(E) In the case of double-fronted lots, or corner lots where public streets adjoin more than one portion of a subject lot, the city engineer in identifying the best route for pick-ups and deliveries shall use discretion. In making this determination, the city engineer shall try to limit the negative affect on residential properties. If it appears that residential properties will be negatively affected on a frequent basis, and no compromise can be reached between the business and residents, the city engineer will advise the Traffic Commission who shall make the final decisions on the matters involved, according to their normal procedures. Alley pick-ups and deliveries shall be discouraged except in the restricted district and/or alleys that are paved with asphalt or concrete.
(F) In cases that involve a business established prior to the date of this division (May 16, 2000), remedies to these kinds of conflicts shall not result in significant financial burden on said business, except that fencing, screening, or landscaping may be required to reduce the negative impact on nearby residential properties. The City Council may also impose operational limitations in order to reduce conflicts. For example, deliveries may be limited to certain hours, or trucks may be prohibited from parking on or near the business site with the motor running except during normal business hours.
('64 Code, § 21-149; amend. Ord. 5722, passed 7-28-70; amend. Ord. 8097, passed 5-16-00)