Chapter 13.12


13.12.010    Council powers.

13.12.020    City Manager powers.

13.12.030    Police and fire officers.

13.12.010 Council powers.

The City Council shall designate, by resolution, the following:

(1) Streets, portions of streets, sides of streets or City owned or leased land upon which parking, or standing shall be prohibited or prohibited during certain hours and the angle of such parking;

(2) Parking meter zones, including the denomination of the coin or coins that shall be deposited in parking meters, the parking time allowed following deposit of the coins and the hours during which such deposits are required;

(3) Through streets;

(4) One-way streets;

(5) Truck routes;

(6) Streets where trucks, machinery or any other large or heavy vehicles exceeding specified weights shall be prohibited. The vehicles may, however, be operated on such streets for the purpose of delivering or picking up materials or merchandise, but then only by entering the streets at the intersection nearest the destination of the vehicle and proceeding no farther than the nearest intersection. (Ord. 2751 § 3, 1957).

13.12.020 City Manager powers.

The City Manager for best use of the streets in the public interest shall exercise the following powers based on standards established by the State Highway Commission and recognized traffic control standards such as the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices published by the Bureau of Public Roads, providing, where required by the motor vehicle laws of Oregon approval by the State Highway Commission has first been secured:

(1) Designate where traffic control signals shall be placed and the time of operation of such signals;

(2) Establish bus stops, bus stands, taxicab stands and stands for other passenger common-carrier vehicles;

(3) Designate the location of passenger loading zones for use in front of the entrance to any hotel, auditorium, theater, church, school or public building;

(4) Designate the location of material and freight loading zones;

(5) Designate and cause to be placed or maintained appropriate signs, marks or lines for:

(a) Intersections where drivers of vehicles shall not make right, left or “U” turns and the times when such prohibitions apply,

(b) Crosswalks at intersections where deemed necessary for pedestrian safety,

(c) Safety zones of such kind and character and at such places as deemed necessary for pedestrian safety,

(d) Play streets, or such hours when certain streets may be used as such, on which no person shall drive a vehicle upon such street or portion thereof, except drivers of vehicles having business or whose residences are within such closed area, and then such driver shall exercise the greatest care in driving upon such street,

(e) Parking meters;

(6) Cause to be placed or marked and maintained:

(a) Traffic control signs,

(b) Parking spaces,

(c) Traffic lanes and other symbols,

(d) All other signs and marking necessary to implement traffic and parking controls enacted by the City Council;

(7) Cause to be removed or reduced in height, or trim any hedge, shrubbery or tree extending over the street;

(8) Make and enforce temporary, experimental or emergency regulations, consistent with this title. No such regulation shall be effective and in force until and unless adequate signs, signals, or other notices are erected clearly indicating such regulation. No such regulation shall remain in effect for more than 30 days. (Ord. 2751 § 4, 1957).

13.12.030 Police and fire officers.

(1) It shall be the duty of the Police Department, through its officers, to enforce the provisions of this title.

(2) In the event of a fire or other emergency or to expedite traffic or to safeguard pedestrians, officers of the Police Department may direct traffic as conditions may require notwithstanding the provisions of this title.

(3) Members of the Fire Department, when at the scene of a fire, may direct or assist the police in directing traffic thereat or in the immediate vicinity. (Ord. 2751 § 5, 1957).