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(a) State Routes.
(1) No person shall operate or move a vehicle or combination of vehicles of a size or weight of vehicle or load exceeding the maximum specified in Ohio R.C. 5577.01 to 5577.09, inclusive, or otherwise not in conformity with Ohio R.C. 4513.01 to 4513.37, inclusive, upon any State route or interstate highway within the Municipality, except pursuant to special written permit issued by the Ohio Director of Transportation. Every such permit shall be carried in the vehicle or combination of vehicles to which it refers and shall be open to inspection by any police officer.
(2) No holder of a permit issued by the Ohio Director of Transportation shall be required to obtain any local permit or license or pay any local fee or charge for movement on any State route or interstate highway within the Municipality. However, no person shall operate any such vehicle or combination of vehicles upon any roadway within the Municipality which is not a State route or interstate highway, except as may be otherwise provided in any local ordinance or regulation or elsewhere in this Traffic Code.
(3) Whoever violates this subsection shall be fined in accordance with the provisions of Ohio R.C. 5577.99 pertaining to violations of the weight provisions of Chapter 5577, which section is incorporated herein by reference.
(ORC 4513.34; Ord. 80-1992. Passed 4-6-92; Ord. 139-2003. Passed 6-16-03.)
(b) Use of Local Streets. No person shall operate a vehicle exceeding a size as specified in Section 339.02 or exceeding an empty weight of four tons, upon any street in the Municipality other than a State route, except those local streets designated as a truck route and marked as such by appropriate traffic signs, and except when such operation is necessary to load or unload property, to go to or from the usual place of storage of such vehicle or to perform any other legitimate business or act other than passage through the Municipality. Operators of vehicles so deviating from either a State route or a designated truck route within the Municipality shall confine such deviation to that required in order to accomplish the purpose of the departure.
(c) Local Permit and Conditions.
(1) Upon application and for good cause, the Chief of Police, or his or her designee, may issue a local permit authorizing an applicant to move an oversize or overweight vehicle or combination vehicle, upon local streets.
(2) The Chief of Police, or his or her designee, may grant a permit for a single trip, or for such period of time, not to exceed one year, as the Chief of Police, or his or her designee, in his or her discretion deems advisable, or for the duration of any construction project. The Chief of Police may require the posting of bond or security necessary to compensate for any damage to a roadway, or road structure. The Chief of Police may deny the issuance of any local permit for prior violations of 339.01 or 339.02.
(3) The applicant, applying for a local permit shall provide a copy of a valid Ohio Department of Transportation special hauling permit for the dates requested, for any oversize, or overweight vehicle, or combination vehicle entering or exiting the City at any point, operating on a state or u.s. route, or interstate highway, and shall comply with all rules, regulations, terms and conditions that apply to Ohio Department of Transportation special hauling permits while operating on local streets. A local permit issued by another municipal government, shall not be substituted for an Ohio Department of Transportation special hauling permit.
(4) Local permits will be issued for an individual vehicle, or combination vehicle as described in the Ohio Department of Transportation special hauling permit, at a cost of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for a single trip permit. For permits issued greater than a single trip, the rate shall be one dollar ($1.00) per day plus the cost of the single trip permit. Loads being moved upon local streets within City of Euclid that exceed 12'6" in width, 13'6" in height, 75' in length, or 120,000 Lbs. shall require the permittee to hire a police officer, state trooper, or county sheriff to escort the load through the City. The officer escorting an oversize, or overweight load shall document any damage caused by the permittee during the move, and report of said damage shall be forwarded to the Director of Public Service.
(5) No person shall operate an oversize or overweight vehicle upon any local streets within the City of Euclid without obtaining a local permit, and having said permit in their possession while operating upon local streets. The permit is subject to inspection by any law enforcement officer.
(6) Failure to obtain a local permit, as set forth herein, or a violation of any of the limitations, terms or conditions of the permit granted by the Chief of Police, or his or her designee, shall be cause for immediate revocation or suspension of such permit and denial of request for any future permit. Such violation shall subject the violator to the penalties prescribed by Sections 307.01 and 307.02, and the fine imposed shall be in accordance with the provisions of Ohio R.C. 5577.99 pertaining to violations of the weight provisions of Chapter 5577, which section is incorporated herein by reference.
(Ord. 241-1989. Passed 11-6-89; Ord. 23-2010. Passed 3-1-10.)
(d) Damage to Streets. The owner or operator of any vehicle, object or equipment operated or moved on any street in the Municipality as provided in subsection (b) hereof shall compensate the City for any damage done to the streets.
(e) False Documentation of Weight.
(1) No person shall issue or aid in issuing any bill of lading or other document of like nature in lieu thereof, which bill or document is to accompany a shipment of goods or property by truck, trailer, semitrailer, commercial tractor, or any other commercial vehicle used for the transportation of property, the gross weight of which, with load, exceeds three tons, with intent to defraud by misrepresenting thereon the weight of such goods or property to be so transported.
(2) Any driver or operator of a commercial car, trailer, or semitrailer may obtain from any person, firm, partnership, corporation, or association, including the owner, lessee, or operator of such commercial car, trailer, or semitrailer, owning and operating sealed scales in this State, a written statement of gross vehicle weight showing the gross weight of the vehicle including the cargo on the vehicle, the name and address of the person issuing the statement, and the date and place where the vehicle and its cargo were weighed. The driver or operator of the commercial car, trailer, or semitrailer shall retain such statement of gross vehicle weight on his or her person, and any law enforcement officer of this State may request that such driver or operator exhibit it to him. If, upon examining the statement of gross vehicle weight, the law enforcement officer has reason to believe that the information contained therein is correct in every respect, he or she shall insure it with his or her name and the date and place where it was exhibited to him or her. The law enforcement officer may then permit such driver or operator to proceed without weighing by a law enforcement officer of this State. No person shall willfully issue a written statement of gross vehicle weight and knowingly give any false information in such statement. Whoever violates division (e) shall be fined no more than five thousand dollars ($5,000.00), or imprisoned for not less than 30 days or more than six months.
(f) Attempted False Documentation of Weight. Whoever is convicted of an attempt under division (e) shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000.00), or imprisoned not more than 90 days, or both.
(Ord. 141-2003. Passed 6-16-03.)