(A)   For the purpose of this schedule, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
      COMMERCIAL VEHICLE. All motor vehicles used for the transportation of passengers for hire, or constructed or used for transportation of goods, wares, or merchandise and all motor vehicles designed and used for drawing other vehicles and not so constructed as to carry any load either independently or any part of the weight of a vehicle or load so drawn.
      TRUCK. Every motor vehicle designed, used, or maintained primarily for the transportation of property.
      TRUCK TRACTOR. Every motor vehicle designed and used primarily for drawing other vehicles, and not so constructed as to carry a load other than a part of the weight of the vehicle and load so drawn.
   (B)   The operation of commercial vehicles, trucks, and truck tractors, over 10,000 pounds gross weight, shall be prohibited on all streets located in the village, except the following, or unless exempted under to divisions (D) and (E) below:
      (1)   Grand River Avenue;
      (2)   Gramer Road north from Grand River to the village limits; and
      (3)   Elm Road south from Grand River to the village limits.
   (C)   The Chief of Police, as the chief traffic engineer, shall cause to be posted any traffic-control devices as are sufficient to adequately notify the public of these restrictions.
   (D)   These restrictions shall not apply under the following circumstances:
      (1)   To commercial vehicles and trucks making deliveries in the ordinary course of business to individuals or businesses located in the village by the most direct route; and
      (2)   To any commercial vehicles, trucks, or truck tractors operating pursuant to a contract with or on behalf of the village.
   (E)   A resident of the village who owns a commercial vehicle, truck tractor, or truck in excess of the posted weight may operate that vehicle on prohibited streets, after first obtaining a permit to do so from the Chief of Police. The application for this permit shall be on a form prepared by the Chief of Police and shall specifically describe the vehicle or vehicles and load to be operated or moved and the particular streets upon which the permit to operate is requested. Permits shall be issued by the Chief of Police only upon a showing by the applicant of good cause. The permit shall specify the trip or trips and the date or dates for which it is to be valid and the restrictions or conditions of operation of the vehicle or vehicles as necessary to protect the safety of the public and ensure against undue damage to any road foundation, surfaces, structures, or installations and may require a reasonable inspection fee or other security as the Village Council may establish by resolution and as may be considered necessary to compensate for damages caused by the movement. Every permit issued shall expire at the end of one year and must be renewed annually.
   (F)   A person who violates this schedule, including any person who violates any restrictions contained in any permit, shall be responsible for a civil infraction.
(Ord. 118, passed 6-4-1990) Penalty, see § 10.99