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A. Definitions: For the purposes of this section, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings given herein. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words in the plural number include the singular number, and words in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
CITY: The city of Paul.
DEVIATING TRUCK: A truck which leaves and departs from a truck route while traveling inside the city.
PERSON: Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.
TRUCK: Any vehicle designed or operated for the transportation of property and whose body weight or whose combined body and load weight exceed ten thousand (10,000) pounds.
TRUCK ROUTE: A way over certain streets, as designated herein, over and along which trucks coming into and going out of the city must operate.
B. Application Of Provisions: All trucks within the city shall be operated only over and along the truck routes herein established and on the other designated streets over which truck travel is permitted.
C. Truck Routes Established:
1. There are hereby established within the city the following truck routes:
All trucks entering the city for destination points outside the city shall operate only over the following designated routes:
a. Westbound: When entering the city from the east on Ellis Street and traveling in a westbound direction through the city, then west on Ellis Street to the city limits.
b. Eastbound: When entering the city from the west on Ellis Street and traveling in an eastbound direction through the city, then east on Ellis Street to the city limits.
c. Northbound: When entering the city from the south on Main Street and traveling in a northbound direction through the city, then north on Main Street to the city limits.
d. Southbound: When entering the city from the north on Main Street traveling in a southbound direction through the city, then south on Main Street to the city limits.
2. In addition to those streets in the city constituting a part of a truck route as established herein, the following streets, and no others, shall be used for truck traffic:
East Idaho and 5th East
a. Outside Origin:
(1) One Inside Destination Point: All trucks entering the city for a destination point in the city shall proceed only over an established truck route and shall deviate only at the intersection with the street upon which such traffic is permitted nearest to the destination point. A deviating truck shall return to the truck route by the shortest possible route.
(2) Multiple Inside Destination Points: All trucks entering the city for multiple destination points shall proceed only over established truck routes and shall deviate only at the intersection with the street upon which such traffic is permitted nearest to the first destination point. Upon leaving the first destination point, a deviating truck shall proceed to other destination points by the shortest direction and only over streets upon which such traffic is permitted. Upon leaving the last destination point, a deviating truck shall return to the truck route by the shortest permissible route.
b. Inside Origin:
(1) Outside Destination Points: All trucks on a trip originating in the city and traveling in the city for a destination point outside the city shall proceed by the shortest direction over streets on which such traffic is permitted to a truck route as herein established.
(2) Inside Destination Points: All trucks on a trip originating in the city and traveling in the city for destination points in the city shall proceed only over streets upon which traffic is permitted.
D. Maps Of Truck Routes: The city clerk shall keep and maintain accurate maps setting out truck routes and streets upon which truck traffic is permitted; the maps shall be kept on file in the office of the city clerk and shall be available to the public.
E. Signs Posted: The chief of police shall cause all truck routes and those streets upon which truck traffic is prohibited to be clearly sign posted to give notice that this section is in effect. No person shall be charged with violating the provisions of this section by reason of operating a truck upon a street wherein truck travel is prohibited unless appropriate signs are posted on such street.
F. Weigh In: The chief of police shall have the authority to require any person driving or in control of any commercial vehicle not proceeding over a truck route or street over which truck traffic is permitted to proceed to any public or private scale available for the purpose of weighing and determining whether this section has been complied with.
G. Exceptions To Provisions: This section shall not prohibit:
1. The operation of trucks upon any street where necessary to the conduct of business at a destination point, provided streets upon which such traffic is permitted are used until reaching the intersection nearest the destination point.
2. The operation of emergency vehicles upon any street in the city.
3. The operation of trucks owned or operated by the city, public utilities, any contractor or materialman, while engaged in the repair, maintenance or construction of streets, street improvements or street utilities within the city.
4. The operation of trucks upon any officially established detour in any case where such truck could lawfully be operated upon the street for which such detour is established. (Ord. 314, 12-12-1979)
H. Violation And Penalties: Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. Each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue, shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such hereunder. (Ord. 314, 12-12-1979; amd. 1989 Code)