ORDINANCE NO. 662
AN ORDINANCE ENACTED BY THE MIDDLETON CITY COUNCIL AMENDING TITLE 11, CHAPTER 1, BY REPEALING AND REPLACING SECTION 11-01-01, MIDDLETON CITY CODE, PERTAINING TO SPEED LIMITS WITHIN THE CITY OF MIDDLETON; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS, ORDERS AND PARTS THEREOF, IN CONFLICT HEREWITH.
 
BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Council of the City of Middleton, County of Canyon, State of Idaho:
 
Section 1.   That Title 11, Chapter 1, Section 11-01-01 of the Middleton City Code is hereby repealed and replaced with the following:
 
11-01-01: SPEED RESTRICTIONS: No person shall drive a vehicle on a highway or street at a speed greater than that which is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and with regard to actual potential hazards then existing. The limits specified in this section, or established as posted, shall be maximum lawful speeds, and no person shall drive a vehicle at a speed in excess of such limits. A violation of this section shall be an infraction.
 
Specific Speed Limits:
 
Parks, alleys, and unimproved roads. In any public park, or in any alley, fifteen (15) miles per hour. The term "alley" shall mean a minor public way providing secondary access at the back or side of a property for vehicle or pedestrian traffic.
 
Subdivision street. Local streets within subdivisions shall have a speed limit of twenty (20) miles per hour.
 
City streets. On all other streets in Middleton, twenty-five (25) miles per hour, unless otherwise posted.
 
School zones. Twenty (20) miles per hour when any of the following exist:
 
A school speed limit sign with flashing lights attached and the words "when flashing" posted and the lights are activated; or
A school speed limit sign with "when children are present" included thereon, and there is a child or children present; or
A school zone speed limit sign with designated time frames included thereon.
 
Any person that violates this subsection D shall be guilty of an infraction and shall be assessed a fixed penalty of $100.00 excluding court costs and fees.
 
Section 2.   This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage, approval, and publication, according to law.
 
Section 3.   This ordinance is hereby declared to be severable. If any portion of this ordinance is declared invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect and shall be read to carry out the purposes of the ordinance before the declaration of partial invalidity.
 
Section 4.   All ordinances, resolutions, orders and parts thereof in conflict herewith are repealed.
 
PASSED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIDDLETON, IDAHO, this 20th day of April, 2022.
 
APPROVED BY THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF MIDDLETON, IDAHO, this 20th day of April, 2022.
 
                     ATTEST:
 
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Steve Rule, Mayor               City Clerk (or Deputy)