AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF LAPEL PROHIBITING THE OPERATION OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLES ON SCHOOL STREET

WHEREAS, Indiana Code authorizes a local authority to adopt traffic regulations by local ordinance with respect to highways under the local authority's jurisdiction; and

WHEREAS, Indiana Code authorized 9-20-1-3(c) a local authority, by ordinance, to prohibit the operation of trucks or other commercial vehicles and impose limitations on the weight, size, or use of those vehicles on highways within the local authority's jurisdiction; and

WHEREAS, the Town Council of Lapel ("Lapel") has received complaints regarding the operation of commercial vehicles on School Street in Lapel; and,

WHEREAS, School Street is a brick street, and the operation of commercial vehicles on School Street is causing the street to deteriorate; and,

WHEREAS, Lapel after careful consideration, desires to prohibit commercial vehicles on a portion of School Street to ensure the safety of its residents and the integrity of its roads and other infrastructure; and

WHEREAS, alternative routes exist for commercial vehicles to traverse so that such prohibition will not eliminate all avenues of ingress and egress for properties affected by this ordinance.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, by the Town of Lapel, Madison County, Indiana, that:

  1. The recitals are herein incorporated by reference.
  2. Commercial vehicles are prohibited from traveling on School Street from 12th Street to 13th Street.
  3. Any person who violates this Ordinance shall be fined a sum of $100.00 for each violation.
  4. This Ordinance shall become effective upon the adoption and signature of the Lapel Town Council, publication as required by law, and the posting of signs.

Adopted this 6th Day of September 2018

Further Information

3-2018
Date Passed: 9/6/2018