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(A) Vehicles of a size, width, or length exceeding the maximum dimensions allowed in KRS 189.221, but not exceeding the limits set out in KRS 189.222 shall obtain a special permit from the Director of Department of Public Works ("Director") before being operated within Louisville Metro.
(B) Vehicles of a weight exceeding the maximum weight allowed in KRS 189.210, but not exceeding the limits set out in KRS 189.222 shall obtain a special permit from the Director of Department of Public Works before being operated within Louisville Metro.
(C) (1) All permits issued pursuant to subsections (A) and (B) above shall be issued only in the sound discretion of the Director. Applications for permits shall be in writing, shall set forth substantial reasons for the request, and shall state the proposed maximum wheel loads, maximum axle loads, minimum axle spacing of each vehicle, vehicles or combination thereof, and the height, length, and width of such vehicle with its loads, whichever may be applicable, as well as the specific streets or public ways over which permit for operation is requested and the time of such operations. The application shall show whether the permit is requested for a single trip or for continued operation.
(2) The Director is authorized to issue or withhold such permit in his or her discretion, or to limit the number of trips, or to establish seasonable or other time limitations and routes within and over which the vehicles described may operate on the public ways indicated, or may otherwise limit the prescribed conditions of operation of such vehicles when necessary to assure against undue damage to the street foundations, surfaces, or structure.
(3) The Director either may require a fee for the operation of such vehicle if it may damage the public ways, or may require the applicant to give bond with sufficient surety to indemnify the Metro Government against any damage which may occur to person or property by reason of the operation under such special permit.
(4) 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 peace officer, or duly-sworn citation officer.
(5) It shall be a crime for any person to violate any of the terms or conditions of such special permit, and upon conviction any person found in violation shall be fined $0.02 per pound for each pound of excess load when the excess is 5,000 pounds or less. When the excess exceeds 5,000 pounds the fine shall be $0.02 per pound for each pound of excess load, but the fine levied shall not be less then $100 and shall not be more than $500, pursuant to KRS 189.990(2)(a).
(1999 Lou. Code, § 73.05) (Lou. Ord. No. 274-1960, approved 12-28-1960; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 48-2005, approved 4-19-2005; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 7-2020, approved 2-21-2020, eff. 5-21-2020) Penalty, see § 73.99