Street, Sidewalks and Other Public Areas

Article 1. Excavation; Right of ways

 

Section 15-1. Standards.

(a) The City Council finds that the general welfare, health and safety of residents of the City, require the establishment of standards for excavating in alleys, street, and or City easement or property containing utility lines (gas-water-sewer). (Ordinance 14-72, § 1.)

 

Section 15-2. Notification.

(a) Any person, persons or company working in any alley, street City easement, City owned property or property containing City utility lines, is to notify City Hall before starting any excavating. (Ordinance 14-72, § 2.)

 

Section 15-3. Inspection.

(a) A City employee will be sent to locate the City utility lines in alleys, streets, City easements and City owned property. A City employee will be there to supervise and inspect any excavation and back filling done up to the afore mentioned properties. (Ordinance 14-72, § 3.)

 

Section 15-4. Finding of gas lines.

(a) If there are any City gas lines in the alley, street, City easement or City property, person, persons or company will not be allowed to excavate in the afore mentioned places. City employees only will be allowed to excavate in the afore mentioned places containing City gas lines. City employees will excavate, person, persons or company will then be allowed to work on gas, water or sewer lines, under the supervision of a City employee. City employees will inspect all work done and will do all back filling. (Ordinance 14-72, § 4.)

 

Section 15-5. Fines.

(a) The failure or refusal to comply with the terms of this code by any person, persons or company is an offense of a Class C misdemeanor and each day that such failure or refusal is continued is a separate offense. Upon conviction of such offense, the person, persons or company so convicted shall be fined not to exceed the maximum amount established by State law for a class C misdemeanor. (Ordinance 14-72, § 5.)

 

Article 2 Regulating Parking

Section 15-5 Regulated Areas of Parking.

(a) No person, firm, or corporation shall park any vehicle with a manufacture’s rated capacity of over one (1) ton for any purpose other than loading or unloading on any of the following designated streets, avenues, highways, or alleys, including the parkways, located within the limits of the City of White Deer, Texas:

  1. On Main Street from Second Street south to McClelland Street;
  2. On Second Street and Omohundra Street going south to Eighth Street;
  3. On Second Street and Doucette Street going south to Eighth Street;
  4. On Second Street and Williston Street going south to Eighth Street;
  5. On Second Street and Swift Street going south to McClelland Street;
  6. On Second Street and Popham Street going south to Eighth Street;
  7. On Second Street and Grimes Street going south to Eighth Street;
  8. All of Stone Street running East and West;
  9. All of Maple Street running East and West;
  10. All of Horn Street going south to Horsbrugh;
  11. All of Jackson Street running East and West;
  12. All of Talley Street from Jackson Street south to Horsbrugh;
  13. All of Warren Street running south to McClelland Street;
  14. All of Eighth Street and Jordan Street running south to McClelland Street;
  15. All of Eighth Street and Texas Street running south to McClelland Street;
  16. All of Eighth Street and Steele Street running south to McClelland Street;
  17. All of Benedict Street running south to Paul Street and continuing to the city limits of White Deer;
  18. All of Daffodil Street;
  19. All of Gardenia Street;
  20. All of Third Street running East and West;
  21. All of Fourth Street running East and West;
  22. All of Fifth street running East and West;
  23. All of Sixth Street running east and West; All of Eighth Street running East and West; and
  24. All of McClelland Street running East and West.

 

Section 15.6. Clear View of Intersections.

(a) No person, firm, or corporation shall park any vehicle with a manufacture’s rated capacity of over one (1) ton on any public street, avenue, highway, or alley, including the parkways, not prohibited in Section 15.5 of this code, within fifty (50) feet of an intersection with another street, avenue, highway or alley, and no person firm, or corporation shall park any vehicle, regardless of type or size on any public street, avenue, highway or alley, including the parkways, within the limits of the City of White Deer, Texas in such a manner that it obscures a clear view of an intersection or cross street, or in any other manner that would create a hazard or obstruction to the safe and efficient flow of normal traffic.

 

Section 15.7. Limits of Parking on the Street.

 

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person having charge, custody, or control of any vehicle, motor home, recreational vehicle, machinery, trailer, implement or apparatus of any kind or character to place, leave, stop or park the same or cause the same to be placed, left, stopped or parked for the purpose or storing, displaying, repairing or waiting for repairs to be done thereon or in connection therewith, in or upon any public right-of-way in or adjacent to designated residential zones within the City of White Deer.

(b) In the event any vehicle, motor home, recreational vehicle, machinery, trailer, implement or apparatus of any kind shall remain at the same location in and upon any public right-of-way in or adjacent to designated residential zones for a period of more that ninety-six (96) hours, it shall be presumed that:

 

  1. Such vehicle, motor home, recreational vehicle, machinery, trailer, implement or apparatus was placed, left, stopped or parked there for the purpose of storage; and
  2. The owner of an unattended or unoccupied vehicle, motor home, recreational vehicle, machinery, trailer, implement or apparatus is the person who unlawfully placed, left, stopped or parked the same in violation of this Section; and
  3. This Section shall not prevent the parking or standing of vehicle, motor home, recreational vehicle, machinery, trailer, implement or apparatus in such zoned area for the purpose of expeditiously loading and unloading passengers, freight or merchandise and, provided, further, that any recreational vehicle may be parked upon any public street, parkway or boulevard in front of the owner’s or lessee’s residence for a period no longer than ninety-six (96) hours for preparing such recreational vehicle by the owner or lessee for travel or by a guest of the person residing at the property where the recreational vehicle is parked. Removal of such vehicle for any period of time less than forty-eight (48) hours shall not interrupt the continuous ninety-six (96) hour period for purposes of determining a violation of this Section; and
  4. This Section shall not prevent the parking or standing of a legally operational automobile or an empty licensed trailer as defined as acceptable trailer below.
  5. Acceptable trailer defined: a trailer measuring the maximum dimensions of 16 feet in length without the tongue, seven feet in width and not measuring more than 30 inches in height.

 

(c) The automobile or trailer listed in this subsection d. must be empty and not used for storage of items on the public right-of-way in or adjacent to designated residential zones.

(d) When a police officer finds a vehicle, motor home, recreational vehicle, machinery, trailer, implement or apparatus in violation of the provisions of the Code, the officer is authorized to cause it to be moved or require the driver or other person in charge of same to move such vehicle, motor home, recreational vehicle, machinery, trailer implement or apparatus to a location off the public right-of-way.

(e) The failure or refusal to comply with the terms of this code by any person, persons or company is an offense of a Class C misdemeanor and each day that such failure or refusal is continued is a separate offense. Upon conviction of such offense, the person, persons or company so convicted shall be fined not to exceed the maximum amount established by State law for a class C misdemeanor.