(A)   Traffic signal locations. Moving vehicular traffic or automotive traffic at the following designated intersections of streets, avenues, roads or drives shall obey the visual signal indication before entrance into the intersections herein designated at the following named intersections:
3rd Avenue at Main Street
3rd Avenue at Church Street
3rd Avenue at Linn Street
3rd Avenue at Anson Street
3rd Avenue at Riverside Street
3rd Avenue at State Street
6th Street at Olive Street
13th Street at Main Street
Anson Street at 1st Avenue
Center Street at Anson Street
Center Street at South Street
Center Street at Westwood Drive
Center Street at Southridge Road
Center Street at Nicholas Drive
Center Street at Hibbs Boulevard
Center Street at Berle Road
Center Street at Iowa Avenue
Center Street at Olive Street
Center Street at Boone Street
Center Street at Linn Street
Center Street at Church Street
Center Street at Meadow Lane
Governor Rd at Olive Street
(2013 Code, § 20-42)
   (B)   Traffic signal installation. Traffic control signals at the intersections referred to herein requiring moving traffic to stop shall be placed and maintained by the Public Works Department according to the requirements of the Federal Highway Administration Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways.
(2013 Code, § 20-43)
   (C)   Unauthorized signs, signals or markings.
      (1)   No person shall place, maintain or display upon or in view of any highway any sign, signal, marking or device which purports to be or is an imitation of or resembles an official parking sign, curb or other marking, traffic control device or railroad sign or signal, or which attempts to direct the movement of traffic, or which hides from view or interferes with the effectiveness of any official traffic control device or any railroad sign or signal, if such sign, signal, marking or device has not been authorized by the state’s Department of Transportation or the Council with reference to streets and highways under its jurisdiction. No person shall place or maintain, nor shall any public authority permit upon any highway, any traffic sign or signal bearing thereon any commercial advertising. This shall not be deemed to prohibit the erection upon private property adjacent to highways of signs giving useful directional information of a type that cannot be mistaken for official signs. All, except that all erected signs, shall conform to §§ 156.550 through 156.552 of this code of ordinances.
      (2)   Every such prohibited sign, signal or marking is declared to be a public nuisance, and the authority having jurisdiction over the highway is empowered to remove the sign, signal or marking or cause it to be removed without notice.
(2013 Code, § 20-44)
   (D)   Interference with devices; unlawful possession.
      (1)   Any person who willfully and intentionally, without lawful authority, attempts to or in fact alters, defaces, injures, knocks down or removes an official traffic control device; an authorized warning sign or signal or barricade, whether temporary or permanent; a railroad sign or signal; an inscription, shield or insignia on any of such devices, signs, signals or barricades or any other part thereof shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor.
      (2)   It shall be unlawful for any person to have in his or her possession any official traffic control device, except because of his or her employment.
(2013 Code, § 20-45)
   (E)   Penalty. Anyone violating the provisions of this schedule shall, upon conviction, be punished by a penalty as provided in § 10.999(A) of this code of ordinances.
(2013 Code, § 20-46)
(Ord. 68, passed 8-14-1950; Ord. 14937, passed 1-26-2015; Ord. 14970, passed 11-27-2017; Ord. 15000, passed 7-27-2020)
Statutory reference:
   Similar provisions, see I.C.A. §§ 321.259, 321.260