CHAPTER XIV. TRAFFICCHAPTER XIV. TRAFFIC\ARTICLE 1. STANDARD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE

There is hereby incorporated by reference for the purpose of regulating traffic within the corporate limits of the City of Sterling, Kansas, that certain standard traffic ordinance known as the “Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities,” Edition of 2016, prepared and published in book form by the League of Kansas Municipalities, Topeka, Kansas. No fewer than three copies of said Standard Traffic Ordinance shall be marked or stamped “Official Copy as Adopted by Ordinance No. 2474,” with all sections or portions thereof intended to be omitted or changed clearly marked to show any such omission or change and to which shall be attached a copy of said ordinance (or this code section), and filed with the city clerk to be open to inspection and available to the public at all reasonable hours. The police department, municipal judge and all administrative departments of the city charged with enforcement of the ordinance shall be supplied, at the cost of the city, such number of official copies of such Standard Traffic Ordinance similarly marked, as may be deemed expedient.

(Ord. 2442; Code 2014; Ord. 2456; Ord. 2468; Ord. 2474)

(a)   An ordinance traffic infraction is a violation of any section of this article that prescribes or requires the same behavior as that prescribed or required by a statutory provision that is classified as a traffic infraction in K.S.A. Supp. 8-2118.

(b)   All traffic violations which are included within this article and which are not ordinance traffic infractions as defined in subsection (a) of this section shall be considered traffic offenses.

(Ord. 2442; Ord. 2456; Ord. 2468; Ord. 2474)

The fine for violation of an ordinance traffic infraction or any other traffic offense for which the municipal judge establishes a fine in a fine schedule shall not be less than $10.00 nor more than $2,500.00, except for speeding which shall not be less than $10.00 nor more than $1,000.00. A person tried and convicted for violation of an ordinance traffic infraction or other traffic offense for which a fine has been established in a schedule of fines shall pay a fine fixed by the court not to exceed $500.00.

(Ord. 2442; Ord. 2456; Ord. 2468; Ord. 2474)

The Standard Traffic Ordinance as adopted is hereby modified by adding thereto the following: The governing body may, by resolution, establish and fix the location of such traffic control devices as may be deemed necessary to guide and warn traffic under the provisions of this chapter, other traffic ordinances and the state laws. The city manager shall place and maintain such traffic control signs, signals and devices when and as may be required by the authority of the governing body to make effective the provisions of this chapter and other ordinances for the regulation of traffic. Any official traffic control device placed pursuant to this section shall be marked and labeled on a map of the city for the purpose of displaying all such traffic control devices and shall be filed with the city manager to be open to inspection and available to the public at all reasonable hours of business.

(Code 1984)

Section 86 of the Standard Traffic Ordinance as adopted is hereby modified by adding thereto the following: The governing body hereby authorizes and permits angle parking on the following designated streets:

(a)   Washington Street (north side) between 7th & 8th;

(b)   Washington Street (south side) between Broadway & 7th, alley west to 7th Street;

(c)   Adams Street (south side) Broadway west to alley.

(Ord. 2173)