CHAPTER 12

TRAFFIC AND VEHICLES

   ARTICLE 12.01 GENERAL PROVISIONS

   Sec. 12.01.001     Uniform act and state motor vehicle laws adopted*

For the purpose of regulating traffic on the streets, alleys, and thoroughfares of the city, there is hereby adopted the State Uniform Act Regulating Traffic on Highways, codified as article 6701d, Vernon's Annotated Civil Statutes, and all other state motor vehicle laws, which act and laws, together with the provisions contained in this chapter, shall be controlling in the regulation of traffic in the city. A violation of said act or any state motor vehicle law for which the municipal court has jurisdiction shall constitute and be punishable as a violation of this Code of Ordinances. (1991 Code, sec. 9.100)

   Sec. 12.01.002     Use of skates, skateboards or bicycles

(a)     Whosoever shall skate on roller skates or a skateboard, or ride a bicycle or shall propel himself/herself or another on roller skates, a skateboard or bicycle on any public street, sidewalk or other passageway used by the public within Granbury Town Square Historic District as defined by the Granbury Town Square Historic Map, exhibit A, on file in the office of the city secretary, and the office of the chief of police, other than bicycles on public streets, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction shall be punished in accordance with the general penalty provision found in section 1.01.009 of this code. (Ordinance 18-29 adopted 5/1/18)

(b)     Whosoever shall skate on a skateboard or shall propel himself/herself or another on a skateboard on any public street at nighttime or when light is insufficient so that a person or vehicle is not clearly discernible at a distance of 1,000 feet ahead shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction shall be punished in accordance with the general penalty provision found in section 1.01.009. (1991 Code, sec. 9.1100)

   ARTICLE 12.02 TRAFFIC-CONTROL DEVICES

   Sec. 12.02.001     Conformance to manual

All traffic-control devices including signs, signals, and pavement or curb markings installed or used for the purpose of directing and controlling traffic within the city shall conform with the state Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, which is published by the state department of transportation. All signs, signals, and markings erected or used by the city shall be uniform and be located so far as practicable according to the directions shown in the said manual. All existing traffic-control devices and those erected in the future by the city being consistent with the manual, state law, and this chapter shall be official traffic-control devices. (1991 Code, sec. 9.201)

   Sec. 12.02.002     Unauthorized devices

(a)     No person shall place, maintain, or display upon or in view of any highway, street, or alley any unauthorized sign, signal, marking, or device which purports to be or is an imitation of or resembles an official traffic-control device or railroad sign or signal, or which attempts to direct the movement of traffic, or which hides from view or interferes with the effectiveness of any official traffic-control device or any railroad sign or signal.

(b)     No person shall place or maintain nor shall any public authority permit upon any highway, street, or alley any traffic sign or signal bearing thereon any commercial.

(c)     Every such prohibited sign, signal, or marking is hereby declared to be a public nuisance, and the city manager or his designee is hereby empowered to remove the same or cause it to be moved without notice.

(d)     This section shall not be deemed to prohibit the erection upon private property adjacent to highways, streets, or alleys of signs giving useful directional information and of a type that cannot be mistaken for official traffic-control signs, when erected in accordance with city sign regulations.

(1991 Code, sec. 9.202)

   Sec. 12.02.003     Tampering with devices or street name signs

No person shall, without lawful authority, attempt to or in fact alter, deface, injure, knock down, or remove any official traffic-control device, sign, or signal or any railroad sign or signal or any inscription, shield, or insignia thereof, or any street name sign or any part thereof. (1991 Code, sec. 9.203)

   Sec. 12.02.004     Authorization and installation

The city council shall, by ordinance, direct the location of all future traffic-control signs, signals, and markings. The city manager or his designee shall have the duty of erecting or installing upon, over, along, or beside any highway, street, or alley, signs, signals, and markings, as are necessary to enforce such ordinances, or cause the same to be erected, installed, or placed in accordance with this chapter and consistent with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. Said traffic-control devices shall be installed immediately upon authorization by the city council, or as soon as such specific device, sign, or signal can be procured. (1991 Code, sec. 9.204)

   Sec. 12.02.005     Prima facie evidence of authorized installation

It being unlawful for any person other than the city manager or his designee, acting pursuant to an ordinance of the city, to install or cause to be installed any signal, sign, or device purporting to direct the use of the streets or the activities on those streets of pedestrians, bicycles, vehicles, or animals, proof, in any prosecution for a violation of this chapter, or any traffic ordinance of the city, that any traffic-control device, sign, signal, or marking was actually in place on any street shall constitute prima facie evidence that the same was installed by the city manager or his designee pursuant to the authority of this Chapter, and of the ordinance directing the installation of such device, signal, or marking. (1991 Code, sec. 9.205)

   Sec. 12.02.006     Obedience to instructions

The driver or operator of any vehicle, motor vehicle, bicycle, or animal shall obey the instructions of any official traffic-control device, sign, signal, or marking applicable thereto placed in accordance with this chapter, unless otherwise directed by a law enforcement officer, subject to the exceptions granted the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle as provided for in the state motor vehicle laws. (1991 Code, sec. 9.206)

   Sec. 12.02.007     Emergency installation

The city manager or his designee is hereby empowered and directed to install or erect temporary traffic-control devices to protect the public in case of emergencies and special situations. (1991 Code, sec. 9.207)

   Sec. 12.02.008     Ratification of existing devices

All traffic-control signs, signals, devices, and markings placed or erected prior to the adoption of this code and in use for the purpose of regulating, warning, or guiding vehicles or pedestrian traffic are hereby affirmed, ratified, and declared to be official traffic-control devices, provided such traffic-control devices are not inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter or state law. (1991 Code, sec. 9.208)

   Sec. 12.02.009     Inventory

The director of public works or his designee shall maintain inventories of all traffic-control devices by type. As each new traffic-control sign or signal is added to one of the inventories a notation shall be made to indicate the date of installation and number of the ordinance authorizing the traffic-control device. A copy of such updated inventory shall be placed on file in the office of the city secretary. (1991 Code, sec. 9.209)

   ARTICLE 12.03 SPEED LIMITS

   Division 1. Generally

   Sec. 12.03.001     Generally

(a)     No person shall drive a motor vehicle on any street, alley, or highway in the city limits at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard for the actual and potential hazards when approaching a hillcrest, when traveling upon any narrow or winding roadway, or when special hazard exists with respect to pedestrians or other traffic, or by reason of weather or highway conditions then existing. In every event, speed shall be so controlled as may be necessary to avoid colliding with any person, vehicle, or other conveyance on or entering a highway in compliance with legal requirements, and it shall be the duty of all persons to use due care.

(b)     If any person shall operate or drive any motor vehicle or other vehicle within the corporate limits of the city on any street or highway at a greater speed than thirty (30) miles per hour, it shall be prima facie evidence of violation of this article, unless a special speed limit has been established and signs are erected designating another speed limit.

(1991 Code, sec. 9.301)

   Sec. 12.03.002     Procedure for establishing special speed limit

Whenever the city shall determine upon the basis of an engineering and/or traffic investigation that the thirty (30) miles per hour speed limit hereinbefore set forth is greater or less than is reasonable or safe under the conditions found to exist at any intersection or other place, or upon any part of any street or highway, the city manager or his designee shall, upon authorization by the city council by appropriate ordinance, establish such special speed limit as shall be effective at all times when appropriate signs giving notice thereof are erected at such intersection or other place or part of said highway or street. (1991 Code, sec. 9.302)

   Sec. 12.03.003     Slow speed

No person shall drive a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic, except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation, or in compliance with law, or at the direction of a law enforcement officer. (1991 Code, sec. 9.303)

   Sec. 12.03.004     Inventory or speed limit map

The director of public works or his designee shall maintain an inventory or map to indicate the location of streets, or portions thereof, where a special speed limit has been established. When the city council authorizes a new special speed limit, the director of public works shall update the inventory or speed limit map and indicate the date the new speed limits signs were erected and the number of the ordinance authorizing the speed limit. A copy of such updated inventory or speed limit map shall be placed on file in the office of the city secretary. (1991 Code, sec. 9.304)

   Secs. 12.03.005–12.03.030     Reserved

   Division 2. School Zones

   Sec. 12.03.031     Designated zones

Upon the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation heretofore made as authorized by the Texas Transportation Code section 545.356 the following prima facie speed limit hereafter indicated for vehicles is hereby determined and declared to be reasonable and safe; and such speed limit is hereby fixed at the rate of speed indicated for vehicles traveling upon the named street and highway, or part thereof, described as follows:

(1)     School zone from station 687+36 northeasterly 0.220 mile to station 699+00 at 30 miles per hour when so signed, 40 miles per hour all other times.

(2)     School zone from station 703+00 southwesterly 0.341 miles to station 685+00 at 30 miles per hour when so signed, 40 miles per hour all other times.

(Ordinance 87-319 adopted 2/3/87)

(3)     School zone from intersection of Crossland Road and Rucker Street, west on Crossland Road to the creek crossing at 20 miles per hour between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Ordinance 97-576 adopted 8/7/97)

(4)     School zone from MP 0.790 east 0.310 miles to MP 1.100, zoned at 30 mph when flashing, 40 mph all other times. (Ordinance 01-797 adopted 8/7/01)

(5)     Misty Meadows Drive, adjacent to Emma Roberson Elementary School, zoned at 25 mph from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. during the school year.

(6)     North Jones Street and Crossland Road adjacent to Crossland Intermediate School, zoned at 25 mph from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the school year.

(7)     South Meadows Drive and Misty Meadows Drive adjacent to Brawner Intermediate School, zoned at 25 mph from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the school year.

(8)     Crossland Road adjacent to Granbury Middle School, zoned at 25 mph from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. during the school year.

(9)     James Road adjacent to Acton Middle School, zoned at 25 mph from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. during the school year.

(10)     Howard Clemmons Road adjacent to Granbury High School, zoned at 25 mph from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the school year.

(Ordinance 01-808 adopted 10/23/01)

(11)     School zone from MP 3.316 east 0.220 miles to MP 3.536, zoned at 35 mph when flashing, 55 mph all other times. (Ordinance 06-152 adopted 7/18/06)

(12)     1921 Acton Highway, adjacent to Lake Pointe Academy, zoned at 25 mph from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the school year. (Ordinance 16-19 adopted 5/17/16)

   ARTICLE 12.04 PARKING

   Division 1. Generally

   Sec. 12.04.001     Authorization and installation of signs and markings

(a)     The city manager or his designee shall conduct studies and investigations of the public streets, highways, and alleys within the city and shall study the needs of the public for parking vehicles on public streets, the needs of business and commercial establishments to have regulated parking or loading zones on public streets, and the needs of emergency vehicles to have access to use of the public streets. The city manager or his designee shall, as a result of such studies and investigations, make recommendations to the city council where on such public streets, highways, and alleys the city should restrict or ban the parking, standing, or stopping of vehicles; where loading zones should be established; or where time limits should be established.

(b)     The city council shall consider such recommendation of the city manager or his designee and shall, by ordinance, approve such restriction or ban on the parking of vehicles as may be deemed necessary.

(c)     The city manager or his designee shall install such signs, signals, and markings as may be required to enforce such parking regulations immediately upon authorization.

(1991 Code, sec. 9.401)

   Sec. 12.04.002     Inventory of parking regulations

The director of public works or his designee shall maintain an inventory and map to indicate the location and nature of all restrictions and bans on the parking of vehicles in the city. As each new parking regulation is authorized, the inventory and map shall be updated to indicate the date signs, signals, and markings were installed along with the number of the ordinance authorizing the parking regulations. A copy of such updated inventory and map shall be placed on file in the office of the city secretary. (1991 Code, sec. 9.402)

   Sec. 12.04.003     Disabled persons

(a)     Designation of parking spaces. The city council or a person who owns or controls property within the city, used for parking, may designate one (1) or more parking spaces or a parking area for the exclusive use of vehicles transporting persons temporarily or permanently disabled by reason of mobility problems that substantially impair the person's ability to ambulate, or who are legally blind. The city council or person who owns or controls property within the city used for parking that designates parking spaces for disabled persons shall erect vertical signs that substantially conform to the design established and approved or which may hereafter be established and approved by the state department of transportation.

(b)     Identification of vehicles. Any vehicle displaying a symbol, tab, or other device authorized by the state department of transportation attached to the license plate or in which a disabled identification card issued by the state department of transportation is placed on the lower left-hand side of the front windshield of said vehicle, when operated by or for the transportation of a disabled person, shall be allowed to park for unlimited periods in any parking space or parking area designated specifically for the physically handicapped. A vehicle properly displaying the above symbol, tab, device attached to the license plate or identification card is exempt from the payment of any penalties imposed by city ordinances which regulate parking in spaces which have a limit on the length of time allowed for parking. However, to qualify for this exemption the vehicle must be parked at the time by or for the transportation of a handicapped person. This exemption does not apply to fees or penalties imposed by a branch of the United States government. This subsection does not permit parking a vehicle at a place or time that parking is prohibited.

(c)     Specific offenses. A person commits an offense if the person is neither temporarily or permanently disabled nor transporting a temporarily or permanently disabled person and parks a vehicle with such special device or displaying a temporarily disabled person identification card in any parking space or parking area designated specifically for the disabled. A person commits an offense if the person parks a vehicle neither displaying the special device nor displaying a temporarily disabled person identification card in a parking space or parking area designated specifically for the disabled. A person commits an offense if the person parks a vehicle so that the vehicle blocks an access or curb ramp or any other architectural improvement designed to aid the disabled. A person commits an offense if he lends an identification card issued to him under article 6675a-5e-1 Texas Revised Civil Statutes, as amended, to a person who used the identification card in violation of this subsection. An offense under this section is punishable by a fine as provided for in section 1.01.009 of this code.

(1991 Code, sec. 9.403)

   Sec. 12.04.004     Commercial vehicles in residential areas

(a)     Definitions. The terms defined below shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of this section:

Commercial motor vehicle. Any motor vehicle other than a motorcycle, passenger car or pickup not exceeding ten thousand (10,000) pounds, gross vehicle weight, designed or used primarily for the transportation of property.

Motor bus. Every vehicle, except those operated by muscular power or exclusively on stationary rails or tracks, which is or may be used in transporting persons upon the public highways of this state for compensation or hire, whether operated over fixed routes or otherwise, except such vehicles as are operated exclusively within the limits of the city under express approval of the city council. Also included, without limitation, are vehicles commonly known as motor homes, school buses of ten thousand (10,000) pounds or more, gross vehicle weight, and converted motor buses not for hire.

Road tractor. Every motor vehicle designed or used for drawing other vehicles or loads, and not so constructed as to carry a load independently or any part of the weight of the drawn load or vehicle.

Semitrailer. Every vehicle of the trailer type so designed or used in conjunction with a motor vehicle that some part of its own weight and that of its load rests upon or is carried by another vehicle but excepting gooseneck trailers having two (2) or less axles and having a total length of less than twenty (20) feet.

Tractor. Any motor vehicle designed for agriculture or construction and use primarily for the drawing of implements or the operation of equipment mounted on the tractor.

Truck tractor. Every motor vehicle designed or used primarily for drawing other vehicles, and not so constructed as to carry a load other than a part of the weight of the vehicle and load so drawn.

Vehicle. A machine propelled by power other than human power designed to travel along the ground by use of wheels, treads, runners or slides and to transport persons or property or pull machinery, and shall include, without limitation, automobile, truck, trailer, motorcycle, tractor, buggy or wagon.

(b)     Violations.

(1)      Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

(2)      The chief of police or his designated representative is hereby authorized to remove or have removed any vehicle which is in violation of this section. Such vehicles shall be impounded until lawfully claimed or disposed of in accordance with ordinances of the city and the laws of the state.

(c)     Administrative authority. The chief of police or his designated representative shall administer the provisions of this section.

(d)     Time limit. It shall be unlawful for any person to stop, park or leave standing a commercial vehicle, truck tractor, road tractor, tractor, commercial trailer, semitrailer, or motor bus upon a public street situated within a residential area of the city for a period of more than three (3) continuous hours.

(1991 Code, sec. 9.404)

   Sec. 12.04.005     Presumption in prosecution for offense involving stopping, standing, or parking of unattended motor vehicle

In a prosecution for an offense involving the stopping, standing, or parking of an unattended motor vehicle, it shall be presumed that the registered owner of the vehicle is the person who stopped, stood, or parked the vehicle at the time and place the offense occurred. The registered owner of the vehicle may rebut this presumption by showing that he or she did not stop, stand or park the vehicle. (1991 Code, sec. 9.423)

   Secs. 12.04.006–12.04.030     Reserved

   Division 2. No Parking Zones

   Sec. 12.04.031     River Road

(a)     No parking zones established.

(1)     There is hereby established a no parking zone located on the east side of River Road beginning at the adjacent property line between lot 2, block 6, and lot 3, block 6; thence northerly along the right-of-way line of River Road lot 2, block 6 and lot 1, block 6 for a distance of 182 feet ending at the north line of lot 1, block 6.

(2)     There is hereby established a no parking zone at the north end of the roadway.

(3)     There is hereby established a no parking zone located on the west side of River Road beginning at the adjacent property line of River Road beginning at the adjacent property line of lot 7, block 5 and lot 6, block 5; thence, northerly along the right-of-way line of River Road lot 6, block 5, and lot 5, block 5, and lot 4, block 5, and lot 3, block 5, and lot 2, block 5, and lot 1, block 5 for a distance of 486 feet, ending at the north line of lot 1, block 5.

(b)     Reduction in no parking zones. This no parking zone may be reduced in area upon written request by the Waters Edge Homeowners Association without the necessity of any further action by the city council.

(1991 Code, sec. 9.405)

   Sec. 12.04.032     Stockton Street

There is hereby established a no parking zone on the west side and east side of Stockton Street beginning at the intersection of East Pearl Street to the intersection of East Bridge Street. (1991 Code, sec. 9.406)

   Sec. 12.04.033     Peach Street

There is hereby established a no parking zone on the south side of Peach Street beginning at the intersection of South Hannaford Street to the intersection of South Morgan Street. (1991 Code, sec. 9.407)

   Sec. 12.04.034     North Hannaford

There is hereby established a no parking zone on the east side of North Hannaford from the intersection of West Bridge and North Hannaford to the intersection of West Rucker and North Hannaford. There is also established a no parking zone on the west side of North Hannaford Street at the intersection of West Rucker Street and North Hannaford to the intersection of Mill Street and North Hannaford Street. (1991 Code, sec. 9.408)

   Sec. 12.04.035     North Jones Street

There is hereby established a no parking zone on the west side of North Jones Street for a distance of 475 feet measuring from Bridge Street to the water drainage ditch and east side of North Jones for a distance of 794 feet measuring from the drainage ditch to Rucker Street. (1991 Code, sec. 9.409)

   Sec. 12.04.036     Cleburne Road

There is hereby established a no parking zone on the east side of Cleburne Road, including the area beginning at north edge of Highway 377 intersection thence 876 feet north to end of Cleburne Road at Panama Court. (1991 Code, sec. 9.410)

   Sec. 12.04.037     North Crockett Street

(a)     There is hereby established a no parking zone on the west side of North Crockett Street, beginning at the Bridge Street intersection and continuing north to the Lambert Branch Bridge.

(b)     There is hereby established a no parking zone on the east side of North Crockett beginning at the south property line of the historic jail and continuing north to the Lambert Branch Bridge.

(c)     There is hereby established a “passenger car only” parking area from the Bridge Street intersection to the south property line of the historic jail.

(1991 Code, sec. 9.411)

   Sec. 12.04.038     East Bridge Street

(a)     Southside. There is hereby established a no parking zone on the south side of East Bridge beginning at the Crockett Street intersection and continuing east to the back alleyway; except that a loading zone will be marked approximately 30' - 40' east of the Crockett Street intersection. (1991 Code, sec. 9.412)

(b)     Northside. There is hereby established a no parking zone on the north side of East Bridge Street from its intersection with North Crockett Street eastward to its intersection with North Stockton Street (approximately 600 feet). (Ordinance 05-35 adopted 4/19/05)

   Sec. 12.04.039     Granbury Municipal Airport

(a)     There is hereby established a no parking zone on the west side of building “B” located at the Granbury Municipal Airport.

(b)     There is hereby established a no parking zone on the south side of building “B” located at the Granbury Municipal Airport.

(c)     There is hereby established a no parking zone on the north side of building “A” located at the Granbury Municipal Airport.

(1991 Code, sec. 9.413)

   Sec. 12.04.040     South Houston

There is hereby established a no parking zone on the west side of South Houston described as follows: point of beginning located 95 feet north of Bluff and Houston intersection thence 35 feet north to existing parking lot entrance. (1991 Code, sec. 9.414)

   Sec. 12.04.041     Highway 377

There is hereby established a no parking zone on the south side of Highway 377, from Western Hills Trail west to Black's Pawn Shop. (1991 Code, sec. 9.415)

   Sec. 12.04.042     North Morgan Street

There is hereby established a no parking zone on the east and west sides of the 100 block of North Morgan Street. (1991 Code, sec. 9.416)

   Sec. 12.04.043     Plaza Drive

There is hereby established a no parking zone on the east and west right-of-way of Plaza Drive from the intersection of Plaza Drive and Southtown Drive south to the intersection of Plaza Drive and Second Street; 30' south on the west side of Plaza Drive from the 2nd Street intersection; 30' west on the south side of 2nd Street from Plaza Drive intersection; 30' north on the west side of Plaza Drive from 3rd Street intersection; 30' west on the north side of 3rd Street from Plaza Drive intersection; 30' south on the west side of Plaza Drive from 3rd Street intersection; 30' west on the south side of 3rd Street from Plaza Drive intersection; 30' north on the west side of Plaza Drive from the 4th Street intersection; 30' west on the north side of 4th Street from Plaza Drive intersection; 30' south on the west side of Plaza Drive from the 4th Street intersection; 30' west on the south side of 4th Street from Plaza Drive intersection; 30' north on the east side of Plaza Drive from the 5th Street intersection; 30' east on the north side of 5th Street intersection; 30' south on the east side of Plaza Drive from the 5th Street intersection; 30' east on the south side of 5th Street from Plaza Drive intersection. (1991 Code, sec. 9.417)

   Sec. 12.04.044     South Crockett

There is hereby established a no parking zone on the east side of South Crockett Street beginning at a point approximately 110 feet south of the intersection of Crockett and Pearl and extending approximately 215 feet south through the intersection of Crockett and Bluff Streets. The two existing parking spaces closest to Pearl Street shall have the “church parking only” designation removed to allow public parking. (1991 Code, sec. 9.418)

   Sec. 12.04.045     Park Street

There is hereby established a no parking zone on the west side of Park Street between Pearl Street and private drive to Hood County Jail (100–300 Park Street). (1991 Code, sec. 9.419)

   Sec. 12.04.046     Crossland Road

There is hereby established a no parking zone on the north side of Crossland Road between Gordon Street and the Jones-Rucker intersection (700–1400 Crossland Road). (1991 Code, sec. 9.420)

   Sec. 12.04.047     Business Boulevard

The city manager or his designee is hereby authorized to designate a no parking zone on the east-west sides of Business Boulevard, from its intersection with U.S. Highway 377 E. to its intersection with Old Granbury Road. (1991 Code, sec. 9.421)

   Sec. 12.04.048     North Lambert Street

The city manager or his designee is hereby authorized to designate a no parking zone on the east side of the 100 block of North Lambert Street, from the intersection at West Bridge Street to a point approximately 180 feet to the south. (1991 Code, sec. 9.422)

   Sec. 12.04.049     Central cluster mailbox

(a)     The city manager or his designee is hereby authorized to designate a No parking zone adjacent to and for a distance of 15 feet on either side of a central cluster mailbox.

(b)     The city manager or his designee is hereby authorized to place No parking signs or designate with a yellow painted curb those specific locations where a No parking zone is required.

(Ordinance 02-870 adopted 11/5/02)

   Sec. 12.04.050     Meadows Drive

There is hereby established a no parking zone as follows:

(1)      No parking on the north side of South Meadows Drive beginning at the intersection of South Morgan and proceeding to the intersection of North Meadows Drive.

(2)      No parking on the east side of North Meadows Drive beginning at the intersection of South Meadows Drive and proceeding to the intersection of Paluxy Highway.

(3)      No parking on the north side of Misty Meadows beginning at the intersection of North Meadows Drive and proceeding to the intersection of Spanish Oak.

(1991 Code, sec. 9.800)

   Sec. 12.04.051     West Pearl Street

(a)     There is hereby established a no parking zone on the north side of the 2000 block of West Pearl Street (Hwy. 377 Business) from the east property line of Granbury High School westward to its intersection with Howard Clemmons Road (approximately 1,175 feet). (Ordinance 05-72, sec. 1, adopted 9/6/05)

(b)     There is hereby established a no parking zone on the north side of the 1100 block of West Pearl Street (Hwy. 377 Business) from the east property line of Granbury City Park westward to its intersection with North Park Street (approximately 440 feet). (Ordinance 05-71, sec. 1, adopted 9/6/05)

   Sec. 12.04.052     West Bridge Street

There is hereby established no parking zones on the north and south sides of West Bridge Street from its intersection with North Hannaford Street westward approximately 105 feet. (Ordinance 06-114, sec. 1, adopted 3/7/06)

   Sec. 12.04.053     South Lambert Street

There is hereby established a no parking zone on both sides of South Lambert Street from its intersection with West Pearl Street southward to its intersection with West Doyle Street (approximately 662 feet). (Ordinance 05-44, sec. 1, adopted 6/7/05)

   Sec. 12.04.054     West Bluff Street

(a)     There is hereby established a no parking zone on the north side of West Bluff Street from its intersection with South Houston Street westward to its intersection with South Lambert Street (approximately 300 feet). (Ordinance 05-45, sec. 1, adopted 6/7/05)

(b)     There is hereby established a no parking zone on the north side of West Bluff Street from its intersection with South Lambert Street westward to its intersection with South Travis Street (approximately 300 feet). (Ordinance 05-46, sec. 1, adopted 6/7/05)

   Sec. 12.04.055     North Meadows Drive

(a)     There is hereby established a no parking zone along both sides of the street beginning from the intersection of West Pearl and North Meadows Drive and extending to the south approximately 230 feet.

(b)     There is hereby established a residential parking only zone along both sides of the street extending south from the terminus of the no parking zone in subsection (a) above and extending to the intersection of North Meadows Drive and West Doyle Street (approximately 500 feet).

(Ordinance 14-632 adopted 10/21/14)

   Sec. 12.04.056     James Road

There is hereby established a no parking zone on the south side of the street beginning at the 1300 block of James Road from the west of the property line of Acton Middle School east 1,770 linear feet. (Ordinance 16-36 adopted 8/16/16)

   Sec. 12.04.057     Howard Clemmons Road

There is hereby established a no parking zone on the east side of the road beginning at the northeast corner of Business Highway 377 (W Pearl St.) and Howard Clemmons Road and continuing northerly along the property line of Granbury High School 700 feet. (Ordinance 16-59 adopted 11/15/16)

   Secs. 12.04.058–12.04.075     Reserved

   Division 3. Loading and Unloading

   Sec. 12.04.076     Bus unloading zone

(a)     There is hereby established a bus unloading zone beginning at the intersection of South Crockett and East Pearl Streets along the east side of Crockett Street south 208 feet.

(b)     There shall be a limitation of parking in Buff Zone “A.” Buff Zone “A” shall be the northern part of the bus zone. Parking shall be prohibited between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon on Sundays, and the bounds shall be as specified in this section.

(1991 Code, sec. 9.1000)

   ARTICLE 12.05 TRUCK ROUTES

   Sec. 12.05.001     Definitions

Commercial vehicle. Every vehicle which is described as a truck tractor, pole trailer, semi-trailer, or trailer as described below.

Local commercial vehicle. Any commercial vehicle whose origin and/or destination is within the city, and any locally operated commercial vehicle.

Pole trailer. Every vehicle without motive power designed to be drawn by another vehicle and attached to the towing vehicle by means of a reach, or pole, or by being boomed or otherwise secured to the towing vehicle, and ordinarily used for transporting long or irregularly shaped loads such as poles, pipes or structural members capable, generally, of sustaining themselves as beams between supporting connections.

Semi-trailer. Every vehicle without motive power, other than a pole trailer, designed for carrying property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle and so constructed that some part of its weight and that of its load rests upon or is carried by another vehicle.

Through commercial vehicle. Any commercial vehicle whose origin and destination is other than the city.

Trailer. Every vehicle without motive power, other than a pole trailer, designed for carrying property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle and so constructed that no part of its weight rests upon the towing vehicle.

Truck route. A street, road or highway designated by the city council upon which it shall be lawful for all through commercial vehicles and local commercial vehicles to travel.

Truck tractor. Every vehicle designed and used primarily for drawing other vehicles and not so constructed so as to carry a load other than a part of the weight of the vehicle and load so drawn.

   Sec. 12.05.002     Regulations

(a)     Through commercial vehicles. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a through commercial vehicle upon any highway, street, boulevard, alley or avenue within the limits of the city, except that such commercial vehicle may travel or be operated upon any highway, street, boulevard or avenue designated as a truck route.

(b)     Local commercial vehicles. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any local commercial vehicle upon any highway, street, boulevard, alley or avenue within the limits of the city, except as follows:

(1)     A local commercial vehicle may travel or be operated upon any highway, street, boulevard, or avenue designated as a truck route.

(2)     A local commercial vehicle may be off of a designated truck route in order to travel directly to or from a point of destination or origin within the city.

(3)     A local commercial vehicle may leave a truck route for the purpose of delivery or picking up of materials or goods at a location not on a truck route, but then return to the nearest truck route to exit the location. If additional deliveries or pickups are required within the city, the vehicle is not required to return to a designated truck route after each individual delivery/pickup, but shall return to a designated truck route upon completion of deliveries/pickups.

   Sec. 12.05.003     Designated truck routes

The following streets, roads and highways are hereby designated commercial vehicle truck routes within the city limits:

(1)     U.S. Highway 377. Entire extent within corporate limits (not including any portion of Business U.S. Highway 377.

(2)     Loop 567. Entire extent within corporate limits.

(3)     State Highway 144 (S. Morgan Street). From SH 51 South (Paluxy Road) intersecting at SH 144 (S. Morgan Street) traversing southward towards Glen Rose, to the extent of the corporate limits.

(4)     FM Highway 51 (Paluxy Highway). From intersection with State Highway 144 (S. Morgan St.) southwest to city limits.

(5)     State Highway (SH) 51 (Weatherford Highway). From Loop 567 intersection with SH 51 traversing northward towards Weatherford, to the extent of corporate limits.

(6)     Farm to Market (FM) Highway 4. From Loop 567 intersection with FM 4 traversing northward towards Lipan to the extent of corporate limits.

(7)     Farm to Market (FM) Highway 4. From US 377 intersection with FM 4 traversing southwards toward the community of Acton to the extent of corporate limits.

(8)     Business U.S. Highway 377 (W. Peal Street). From Bus. US 377 (Pearl St.) and U.S. 377 by-pass split to Bus. U.S. 377 (Pearl St.) and Loop 567 intersection.

(9)     Farm to Market (FM) Highway 167. From US 377 southward towards the community of Acton to the extent of the corporate limits.

   Sec. 12.05.004     Marking of truck routes

The city manager and/or the public works director shall coordinate with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) regarding the placement and installation of the required regulatory signage and notices to properly inform the general public of the location of the approved truck routes within the city on state roadways. The public works director shall be responsible for the maintenance and installation of all required regulatory signage on local roadway systems.

(Ordinance 15-05 adopted 1/6/15)

   ARTICLE 12.06 RAILROADS

   Sec. 12.06.001     Definition

Train. A steam engine, electric or other motor, with or without cars coupled thereto, operated upon rails, except streetcars. (1991 Code, sec. 9.601)

   Sec. 12.06.002     Penalty

Any person violating any provision of this article or failing to observe any provision hereof shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined as provided for in section 1.01.009 of this code. (1991 Code, sec. 9.602)

   Sec. 12.06.003     Obstructing railway crossing

It shall be unlawful for any officer, agent, servant or receiver of any railway corporation to willfully obstruct, for more than five (5) minutes at any one time, any street, railway crossing or public highway by permitting his train to stand on or across such crossing. (1991 Code, sec. 9.603)

   ARTICLE 12.07 SPECIAL REGULATIONS

   Sec. 12.07.001     One-way streets

(a)     West Bridge Street from Hannaford Street to Jones Street shall be one way in a westerly direction from 2:00 to 3:30 o'clock p.m. Monday through Friday during the regular school term. (1991 Code, sec. 9.900)

(b)     West Bluff Street between South Lambert Street and South Travis Street is designated as a one-way street by restricting travel to the eastbound direction only. (Ordinance 05-47, sec. 1, adopted 6/7/05)

   Sec. 12.07.002     Three-way stop intersections

(a)     A three-way stop sign is located at the intersection of East Moore Street and Barton Street. The city manager or his designee is authorized to install the signs in a manner consistent with the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

(b)     Three-way stop signs are located at the intersection of West Doyle Street and South Lambert Street. The city manager or his designee shall be authorized to install the signs in a manner consistent with the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

   (1991 Code, sec. 9.1200)

Sec. 12.07.003     Four-way stop intersections

Four-way stop signs are located at the intersections of West Doyle Street at South Hannaford Street and West Doyle Street at South Thrash Street. (1991 Code, sec. 9.1300)

   Sec. 12.07.004     Engine braking devices prohibited

(a)     No person shall operate or permit the operation of the engine of a motor vehicle, as defined in the Texas Transportation Code, so as to assist in braking or slowing the vehicle through the use of gears or through the use of any engine brake or engine retarding device, commonly referred to as a “jacobs” or “jake brake,” or by any other method which produces any noise in addition to the normal operating engine noise, on any street or public highway within the city.

(b)     This provision shall not be construed to prohibit the use of such braking mechanisms by emergency vehicles while in the performance of their official or normal duties.

(Ordinance 07-226 adopted 5/1/07)

   ARTICLE 12.08 GOLF CARTS

   Sec. 12.08.001     Purpose

The purpose of this article is to provide for regulation and authorization for the use of golf carts, as hereinafter defined, on the public roads and streets within the corporate boundaries of the city.

   Sec. 12.08.002     Definitions

The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, unless the context of their usage clearly indicates another meaning:

Golf cart. A motor vehicle designed by the manufacturer primarily for transporting persons on a golf course.

Public street. A road, street, way, thoroughfare or bridge:

(1)     That is located within the city limits;

(2)     That is designed primarily for the use of motor vehicles;

(3)     Over which the city has legislative jurisdiction under its police power; and

(4)     That is not privately owned, controlled or maintained.

   Sec. 12.08.003     Use of golf carts on city streets

Except as limited by section 12.08.004 below, golf carts may be used or operated on any public street within the city so long as the public street has a posted speed limit of thirty-five (35) miles per hour or less and the golf cart is equipped with the safety equipment as set out in section 12.08.005.

(Ordinance 12-531 adopted 7/17/12)

   Sec. 12.08.004     Public streets where golf carts are not permitted

Golf carts shall not be permitted to be used on any portion of the following public streets regardless of the posted speed limit thereon:

(1)     Pearl Street (Business 377).

(2)     North Houston Street (Hwy 51).

(3)     South Morgan Street (Hwy 144).

(4)     North Plaza Drive.

(5)     From the 600 block through the 800 block of Harbor Lakes Drive (the portion of the street extending from North Plaza Drive to Southtown Drive).

(6)     Crawford Avenue.

(7)     Pirate Drive.

(8)     North Meadows Drive.

(9)     South Meadows Drive.

(10)     Crossland Drive.

(11)     North and South Park Drive.

(12)     Autumn Ridge Drive.

(13)     Deputy Larry Miller Drive.

(14)     Howard Clemmons Drive.

(15)     Lipan Highway.

(16)     North and South Jones Street.

(17)     West Rucker Street.

(18)     North Hannaford Street.

(19)     East Moore Street.

(20)     From the 600 block through the 1075 block of Hill Boulevard (the portion of the street extending from Avalon Court to the rear access point for what is known as CVS).

(Ordinance 16-10 adopted 4/5/16)

   Sec. 12.08.005     Safety equipment

Golf carts used on any public street within the city pursuant to this article must be equipped with:

(1)     Headlamps;

(2)     Taillamps;

(3)     Reflectors;

(4)     Slow moving emblem (if operated at a speed less than 25 miles per hour);

(5)     Mirrors; and

(6)     A parking brake.

   Sec. 12.08.006     Use during city-sponsored event

Golf carts may be used or operated on a public street that has a posted speed limit greater than thirty-five (35) miles per hour if such use or operation is in conjunction with a city-sponsored event, and then only at a time during which regular vehicular traffic on the public street is restricted.

   Sec. 12.08.007     Negligent operation prohibited

(a)     Golf carts shall not be used or operated on any thoroughfare or pathway specifically designed for golf cart use or operation or on any public street in the city in a negligent manner.

(b)     For the purpose of this section, operation of golf cart in a “negligent manner” shall be defined as: “the use or operation of a golf cart in such a manner as to endanger any person or property; or to obstruct, hinder or impede the lawful course of travel of any motor vehicle or the lawful use by any pedestrian of public streets, sidewalks, paths, trails, walkways, or parks.”

   Sec. 12.08.008     Professional responsibility insurance required

Pursuant to chapter 601 of the Texas Transportation Code, except where not required by state law, a driver must maintain liability insurance (the same as a car) if his/her golf cart is used or operated on any public street pursuant to this article (see Texas Transportation Code, section 601.052).

   Sec. 12.08.009     Penalty

Any person violating this article shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be subject to a fine not to exceed two hundred dollars ($200.00). Each occurrence of any such violation of this article shall constitute a separate offense. Further, each day on which any such violation occurs shall constitute a separate offense. The penal provisions imposed under this section shall not preclude the city from filing suit to enjoin a violation of this article. The city retains all legal rights and remedies available to it under local, state and federal law.

   Sec. 12.08.010     Enforcement responsibility

The city's police department shall have primary enforcement responsibility for the provisions of this article.

(Ordinance 12-531 adopted 7/17/12)

   ARTICLE 12.09 IDLING LIMITATIONS

   Sec. 12.09.001     State law adopted

The city council endorses the TCEQ Idling Limitations Rule as published in the Texas Administration Code, title 30, part 1, chapter 114, subchapter J, operational controls for motor vehicles, division 2, locally enforced motor vehicle idling limitation.

   Sec. 12.09.002     Adopted

The city council approves the adoption and implementation of the TCEQ Idling Limitation Rule by reference.

   Sec. 12.09.003     Memorandum of agreement

The city council authorizes the mayor pro tem to execute a memorandum of agreement, attached to Ordinance 13-580, with the TCEQ for the purposes of local enforcement of the idling limitation rule in the city.

(Ordinance 13-580 adopted 10/1/13)