Archive for Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Verbage of sections scrapped from standard traffic ordinance

February 24, 2010

Here is verbage of items the Tonganoxie City Council removed from its standard traffic ordinance:

Parking on unpaved surfaces in certain areas prohibited.

(a) Except as may be expressly permitted by any ordinance of the city; it shall be unlawful for any person to park a motor vehicle upon the grass, sod, soil or grass area of any residential unit, residence, yard, lot or residential premises.

(b) Except as may be expressly permitted by any ordinance of the City, it shall be unlawful for any person to park a motor vehicle upon the grass, sod, soil or grass area of any property zoned under any of the following zoning district classifications: Historic Business District (HBD), Limited General Business District (LGBD), General Business District (GBD), Planned Commercial District (PUD-C), Light Industrial District (I-LT), Moderate Industrial District (I-MD), Heavy Industrial District (I-H).

Parking in residential areas

(a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (d) of this section, and subject to the additional restrictions contained in subsection (b) of this section, no person shall park, sand or store a trailer, semitrailer, boat, bus, camper, recreational vehicle, mobile home (self-propelled or otherwise), truck, tractor, or other type of wheeled vehicle, other than passenger cars, motorcycles, bicycles, children’s toys, garden cards and lawn equipment on any lot zoned for residential used to the street on which the property fronts the established building line or lines on the lot for more than 72 hours.

(b) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (d) of this section, no person shall park, stand or store any oversized motor vehicle in an area zoned for residential use except in an enclosed building or garage. For purposes of this section, oversized motor vehicle means any of the following: any motor vehicle exceeding 28 feet in length; any motor vehicle with a licensed gross weight exceeding 18,000 pounds; or any motor vehicle with a chassis rated by the manufacturer as heavier than one ton.

(c) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (d) of this section, in areas zoned for residential use where on-street parking is otherwise permitted, no person shall park, stand or store on the street any motor vehicle which exceeds 7 1/2 feet in width at its widest point.

(d) Exceptions to the provisions of this section may be authorized by a permit issued by the police department where such exceptions will not endanger the public safety or welfare of the residents of the area or motorists on the street. No such permit shall be granted for a period exceeding seven days.

Comments

mymonkey 4 years, 5 months ago

Get rid of the "junkyard" west of the library. A bulldozer and a couple of junk cars! Gee, we really need that. Tonganoxie, Arkansas. Call 1-800-I am-junk. Do these people know what SCRAP METAL MEANS!!!!!

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Trouble 4 years, 5 months ago

That local business west of library hasn't hurt anyone for years and years until some of you people from Johnson county moved here. It's not hurting your property or lower the value. As long as I have lived here. I have never had the appraiser send me a notice in the mail lowing my taxes down because my neighbour has a car in their yard or a over sized truck or even junk. My property value keep rising. So please take care of your property and let other take care of their property as they see fit. That is being a good neighbour.

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mymonkey 4 years, 5 months ago

"People from Johnson County". Way, way, off. It's a junkyard that people in town and out of the area see. A clean neighbor is a good neighbor. This is certainly not the only place in town. "Hasn't hurt anyone". The thinking that goes with junk in the yard not affecting their neighbor tells it all. Many of us in town and out get sick of this.

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Trouble 4 years, 5 months ago

Your missing the point. Across from the library is a business same as the one down west of the grocery store this is a business and no one ever mentions anything about it. You can't pick and choose. Besides people like you and I might think it looks like junk to us but the person that has it may not think it's junk its things that they need and use. This story that we are blogging about is not about junk anyway. People like you "Mymonkey" just needs to get a life and stop worrying about everyone else.

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mymonkey 4 years, 4 months ago

Not picking and choosing. Read the blog. I mentioned all places. And I have a nice life thanks. I won't worry. It is true that if some people did not pay attention all the people with nice homes would suffer because of places like that. When it affects your wallet then maybe people will look up. Try selling a place or even drive around town. It is a digrace. The local paper says the hall was packed so we know what is important to some. Please rename the town Sanford and Son.

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Trouble 4 years, 4 months ago

Oh... Give me a break Sanford and Son. Tonganoxie sure is lucky to have you in town to point out the disgraceful people and homes that make your very nice home and this town look like a dump. Too bad we do not have railroad tracks so we can push the disgusting people over to the bad side of the tracks and keep them there or maybe you can start a lynching mob and you can be the leader. We can get a white hood for you to put on your head. Sanford and son!! I had hope that people had changed from the old days but I guess we still have a few of you that fill like you are better then some maybe because of your home is better or your color of skin or whatever that make you a predigests person.You need to stop speaking ,your stating to show your true color.

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Trouble 4 years, 4 months ago

"mymonkey" you need to go and ask your neighbors that have junk in their yards if you can help them to clean it up. that way you can do some good instead of B####ing about people and their junk... you can be the city's one man clean up crew.

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mymonkey 4 years, 4 months ago

As we have just sold our home we are saying goodbye. Good luck Tongie.

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