AN ORDINANCE DECLARING PARK AVENUE AN UNDIVIDED THOROUGHFARE AND REQUIRING THAT ALL DRIVERS OF MOTOR VEHICLES STOP WHILE SCHOOL BUS IS LOADING AND UNLOADING.
BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Alderman of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri as follows:
Section 1. For purposes of Section 2 of this Ordinance, Park Avenue within the City of Rich Hill, Missouri from 5th Street to 14th Street is hereby declared as an undivided thoroughfare within the City of Rich Hill, Missouri.
Section 2. The driver of a motor vehicle upon Park Avenue within the City of Rich Hill, Missouri between 5th Street and 14th Street upon meeting or overtaking from either direction any school bus which has stopped on Park Avenue for the purpose of receiving or discharging any school children and whose driver has in the manner described by law given the signal to stop, shall stop the vehicle before reaching such school bus and shall not proceed until such school bus resumes motion, or until signaled by it’s driver to proceed. This requirement shall apply regardless of what side of the median and or driving side of Park Avenue the school bus and/or motor vehicle may be located including those situations where the school bus and motor vehicle are traveling on opposite sides of the median or driving side of Park Avenue and/or are traveling in opposite directions on Park Avenue.
Section 3. Any person, firm, corporation or other legal entity violating the provisions of this Ordinance shall be assessed a fine in an amount not exceeding $500.00.
Section 4. All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances, in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed.
Section 5. The invalidity of any section, clause, sentence or provisions of this Ordinance shall not effect the validity of any other part of this Ordinance which can be given effect without such invalid part or parts.
Section 6. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after it’s passage and approval as provided by law.
READ TWO TIMES AND PASSED THIS 23RD DAY OF AUGUST, 2005.
Tammy Williams, Mayor
Rose Entrikin, City Clerk