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muni-codeThe City of Rogers provides a list of specific ordinances in the city code website.  These ordinances have been adopted by the City Council.  The official copy is maintained by the Administration Department at City Hall.  

 

 

Weight Restrictions Ordinance

  • ARTICLE IV. - WEIGHT LIMITS AND TRUCK ROUTES

FOOTNOTE(S):

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State Law reference— Weight limits generally, Minn. Stats. § 169.822 et seq.

  • Sec. 42-90. - Weight restrictions.

(a)

Council resolution; streets designated for commercial vehicle operation. The city council by resolution may designate streets under its jurisdiction on which travel by commercial vehicles, except school buses not exceeding seven ton, in excess of 8,000 pounds gross weight is prohibited. The city engineer or public works superintendent shall erect appropriate signs on such streets. No person shall operate a commercial vehicle on such posted streets in violation of the restrictions stated unless the person has an overweight permit authorized under section 42-92, pertaining to permits. 

(b)

Vehicles equipped with pneumatic tires. No vehicle or combination of vehicles equipped with pneumatic tires shall be operated upon the streets or highways in the city: 

(1)

Where the gross weight on any wheel exceeds 9,000 pounds;

(2)

Where the gross weight on any single axle exceeds 18,000 pounds;

(3)

Where the maximum wheel load:

a.

On the foremost and rearmost steering axles exceeds 600 pounds per inch of tire width or the manufacturer's recommended load, whichever is less; or 

b.

On other axles exceeds 500 pounds per inch of tire width or the manufacturer's recommended load, whichever is less; 

(4)

Where the gross weight on any axle of a tridem exceeds 15,000 pounds, except that for vehicles to which an additional axle has been added prior to June 1, 1981, the maximum gross weight on any axle of a tridem may be up to 16,000 pounds provided the gross weight of the tridem combination does not exceed 39,900 pounds where the first and third axles of the tridem are spaced nine feet apart; 

(5)

Where the gross weight on any group of axles exceeds the weights permitted under this article with any or all of the interior axles disregarded under gross weights subtracted from the gross weight of all axles of the group under consideration. 

(c)

Vehicles not equipped with pneumatic tires. A vehicle or combination of vehicles not equipped with pneumatic tires shall be governed by the provisions of this section, except that the gross weight limitations shall be reduced by 40 percent. 

(d)

Gross weight schedule. Except as otherwise provided, no vehicle or combination of vehicles equipped with pneumatic tires shall be operated upon the highways of this state where the total gross weight on any group of two or more consecutive axles of any vehicle or combination of vehicles exceeds that given in the following table for the distance between the centers of the first and last axles of any group of two or more consecutive axles under consideration; unless otherwise noted, the distance between axles being measured longitudinally to the nearest even foot, and when the measurement is a fraction of exactly one-half foot the next largest whole number in feet shall be used, except that when the distance between axles is more than three feet four inches and less than three feet six inches the distance of four feet shall be used: 

NINE-TON GROSS WEIGHT TABLE 

 

RESTRICTED GROSS WEIGHT TABLE (LBS.)
POSTED AXLE LIMITS 

 

 

9 TON

8 TON 

7 TON 

6 TON

5 TON

4 TON

Single axle

18,000

16,000

14,000

12,000

10,000

8,000

Two axles spaced within
8 feet or less

34,000

30,222

26,444

22,667

18,889

15,111

Three axles spaced within
9 feet or less

*

38,222

33,444

28,667

23,889

19,111

Four axles spaced within
14 feet or less

*

45,778

40,056

34,333

28,611

22,889

 

*Notes: 

1.

For nine-ton restricted routes see the nine-ton gross weight table for maximum weights allowed on groups of three and four axles spaced less than nine and 14 feet respectively. 

2.

No combination of axle weights shall exceed those weights specified for nondesignated nine-ton routes. 

3.

To calculate the restricted gross weight for five or more axles, find standard legal weight limit in the nine-ton gross weight table, and multiply that number by the road posted axle limit and divide the product by the number nine. The result will be the restricted gross weight in pounds for the applicable number of axles. 

(e)

Tandem axle load. Notwithstanding any lesser weight in pounds shown in this table, but subject to the restrictions on gross vehicle weights in subsection (b)(3) of this section, two consecutive sets of tandem axles may carry a gross load of 34,000 pounds each and a combined gross load of 68,000 pounds, provided the overall distance between the first and last axles of the consecutive sets of tandem axles is 36 feet or more. 

(f)

Maximum axle weight. The gross vehicle weight of all axles of a vehicle or combination of vehicles shall not exceed: 

(1)

For any vehicle or combination of vehicles with five axles (properly spaced) or less, 73,280 pounds; or 

(2)

For any vehicle or combination of vehicles with six or more axles (properly spaced), 80,000 pounds. 

(g)

Exception. The maximum weights specified in this subsection for five consecutive axles shall not apply to a four-axle ready-mix concrete truck which was equipped with a fifth axle prior to June 1, 1981. The maximum weights in this subsection for five consecutive axles shall not apply to a four-axle ready-mix concrete truck which was equipped with a fifth axle prior to June 1, 1981. The maximum gross weight on four or fewer consecutive axles of vehicles excepted by this subsection shall not exceed any maximum weight specified for four or fewer consecutive axles in this article. 

(h)

Lesser gross weight. In all cases where gross weights in any amount less than in this section set forth are fixed, limited or restricted on any highway or bridge by or pursuant to any other ordinance, such lesser gross weight as so fixed, limited or restricted shall not be exceeded, and in such case shall control instead of the gross weight set forth in this article. 

(Ord. No. 85-5, § 2, 9-24-1985; Ord. No. 97-8, § 2, 4-8-1997) 

State law reference— Weight limits, Minn. Stats. § 169.824. 

  • Sec. 42-91. - Seasonal weight restrictions.

The city engineer or public works superintendent may prohibit the operation of vehicles upon any street under his jurisdiction or impose weight restrictions on vehicles to be operated on such street whenever the street, by reason of deterioration, rain, snow or other climatic conditions, will be seriously damaged or destroyed unless the use of vehicles on the street is prohibited or the permissible weights thereof reduced. He shall erect and maintain signs plainly indicating the prohibition or restriction at each end of that portion of the street affected. Such weight restrictions shall be generally imposed from March 15 to May 15 of each year unless the city engineer or public works superintendent determines to extend the period to protect such streets. The city engineer or public works superintendent shall report to the city council such extension, and such extension shall be effective for such extended period unless the council, by resolution, determines a lesser period. No person shall operate a vehicle on a posted street in violation of the prohibition or restriction unless the person has a permit authorized under section 42-92. 

(Ord. No. 85-5, § 3, 9-24-1985; Ord. No. 97-8, § 3, 4-8-1997) 

  • Sec. 42-92. - Permits—Issuance and liability.

(a)

Regular permits. The city council may issue overweight permits permitting a person to operate a truck or vehicle on a posted street with a gross weight in excess of the posted weight limit if it determines that an undue hardship or exceptional difficulties would result if the person could not operate a vehicle or truck with a gross weight in excess of the posted weight limit on the street posted as provided in section 42-91 and this section. No permit shall be issued unless the person agrees to be liable for all street damage resulting from his operations. The city council may impose such terms and conditions, including a written agreement, an assurance bond, a cash deposit or similar security, relating to liability for street damage as may be appropriate under an individual permit, after giving consideration to the street involved, the period of the overweight permit, the likelihood and degree of street damage, and other matter it deems relevant. 

(b)

Administrative day permits. Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, the city clerk is authorized to issue one-day overweight permits. Such one-day overweight permits may be issued by the city clerk when he determines that the proposed use is an isolated use and not an extended or regular use that will or is likely to occur over more than one 24-hour period. No one-day overweight permit shall be issued unless the applicant agrees to be liable for all street damage resulting from his operations. 

(Ord. No. 85-5, § 4, 9-24-1985) 

  • Sec. 42-93. - Same—Application.

Every application for an overweight permit shall be made to the clerk on a form provided by him. It shall be accompanied by payment to the clerk of the prescribed fee. The clerk shall present the application to the council for action. 

  • Sec. 42-94. - Same—Fees.

(a)

The fee for an overweight permit shall be as established by ordinance.

(b)

Permit fees shall be paid in advance and shall not be refunded in whole or in part if the permit is granted. 

(Ord. No. 85-5, § 5, 9-24-1985) 

  • Sec. 42-95. - Same—Duration.

The overweight permit shall be valid for the period set forth on the permit, which in no event shall be issued for more than 14 days. 

(Ord. No. 85-5, § 7, 9-24-1985) 

  • Sec. 42-96. - Same—Transferability.

No overweight permit shall be transferred to any other vehicle or truck. The permit shall relate to a specific vehicle or truck and shall not be changed to another vehicle or truck. The operator of a vehicle or truck hauling materials on an overweight permit shall have the overweight permit in his possession at all times during such hauling and shall display the same to a peace officer upon request. 

(Ord. No. 85-5, § 8, 9-24-1985) 

  • Sec. 42-97. - Penalty.

(a)

Any person violating any provisions of this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000.00 or imprisonment not to exceed 90 days, or both. 

(b)

Notwithstanding anything in subsection (a) of this section to the contrary, unless there are mitigating or extenuating circumstances, and to the extent permitted by law, minimum fines recommended for imposition are those established in the following schedule: 

WEIGHT LIMITS 

(Vehicles overweight as to single axles, tandem axles, tridem axles, or overweight as to registered gross weight or over maximum vehicle weight allowed (80,000 lbs.)) 

 

Pounds Overweight

Fine

1,000 to 2,999

$100.00

3,000 to 3,999

 200.00

4,000 to 4,999

 300.00

5,000 to 5,999

 400.00

6,000 to 6,999

 500.00

7,000 to 7,999

 600.00

8,000 to 8,999

 700.00

 

(c)

Any fines imposed pursuant to this article shall be in addition to any civil penalty imposed and collected under Minn. Stats. § 169.871. 

(Ord. No. 85-5, § 10, 9-24-1985; Ord. No. 97-8, § 4, 4-8-1997)

 

Parking ordinance

Parking ordinance

  • ARTICLE V. - STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING

FOOTNOTE(S):

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State Law reference— Authority to regulate standing or parking of vehicles, Minn. Stats. § 169.04(1); stopping, standing and parking, Minn. Stats. § 169.32 et seq.

  • Sec. 42-123. - Parking regulations.

(a)

No parking, stopping or standing zones. The city council may, by resolution or ordinance, designate certain streets or portions of streets as no parking or no stopping or standing zones and may limit the hours in which the restrictions apply. The city engineer shall mark by appropriate signs such zone so designated. Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or a traffic control device, no person shall stop or park a vehicle in an established no stopping or standing zone when stopping or standing is prohibited. 

(b)

Time limit parking zones. The city council may, by resolution or ordinance, designate certain areas where the right to park is limited during hours specified. The city engineer shall mark by appropriate signs each zone so designated. During the hours specified on the sign, no person shall park a vehicle in any limited parking zone for a longer period than is so specified. 

(c)

Impoundment. Any police officer may remove a vehicle from a street to a garage or other place of safety when the vehicle is left unattended and constitutes an obstruction to traffic or hinders snow removal or street improvement or maintenance operations. Such vehicle shall not be released until the fees for towing and storage are paid in addition to any fine imposed for violation of this article. The authority granted in this subsection is in addition to any authority authorized under Minn. Stats. § 169.041. 

(d)

Prima facie violation. The presence of any motor vehicle on any street when standing or parking in violation of this article is prima facie evidence that the registered owner of the vehicle committed or authorized the commission of the violation. 

(Ord. No. 1997-3, § 6, 1-28-1997) 

  • Sec. 42-124. - Angle parking.

Upon those streets, which have been marked or signed for angle parking, vehicles shall be parked at the angle to the curb indicated by such marks or signs. 

(Ord. No. 2001-08, § 2.102, 9-25-2001) 

  • Sec. 42-125. - Exception for disabled vehicles.

The provisions of the traffic code relating to stopping, standing and parking shall not apply to the driver of any vehicle, which vehicle is disabled while the vehicle on the paved or improved or main-traveled portion of a street or highway in such manner and to such extent that it is impossible to avoid stopping and temporarily leaving such disabled vehicle is such place. 

(Ord. No. 2001-08, § 2.103, 9-25-2001) 

  • Sec. 42-126. - Prohibited in specified places.

No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or traffic-control device, in any of the following places. 

(1)

On a boulevard between sidewalk and roadway;

(2)

Within five feet of the end of the radius or side slope of any public or private driveway or alley with any street or highway; 

(3)

Within a designated or marked bus stop;

(4)

Along the curb adjacent to any school property from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on days when school is in session unless otherwise designated on sign erected and installed; 

(5)

At any place where temporary signs prohibit parking as long as such signs are in place;

(6)

No person shall move a vehicle not owned by such person into any prohibited area or away from a curb such distance as is unlawful; 

(7)

No person shall park a vehicle so as to block a fire escape or the exit for any building;

(8)

No person shall stop or park a vehicle on a street or highway when directed and ordered to proceed by any peace officer invested by law with authority to direct, control or regulate traffic; 

(9)

At any place on public property which is not at the time open for the use of vehicular traffic; 

(10)

At any place where official signs prohibit standing or parking;

(11)

On any portion of a street, highway or other public property between the roadway and abutting property; 

(12)

Between any adjacent roadways which are part of a street or highway.

(Ord. No. 2001-08, § 2.200, 9-25-2001) 

  • Sec. 42-127. - General time limited for parking.

(a)

No person shall park a vehicle, trailer, or equipment or permit it to stand upon any street in the congested zone for a period of time longer than 120 minutes except on Sundays and legal holidays. 

(b)

No person shall park a vehicle, trailer, or equipment or permit it to stand upon any street between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. November 1 through March 31. 

(Ord. No. 2001-08, § 2.300, 9-25-2001; Ord. No. 2005-4, § 1, 5-10-2005; Ord. No. 2010-06, 11-23-2010) 

  • Sec. 42-128. - Parking in alleys.

Vehicles other than commercial trucks shall not be parked in public alleys, and commercial trucks shall not be so parked for a longer period of time than is necessary to load or unload commodities, and then not to exceed 30 minutes. 

(Ord. No. 2001-08, § 2.302, 9-25-2001) 

  • Sec. 42-129. - Duty to lock ignition, remove key.

Every person parking a passenger automobile on a public street or alley in the city shall lock the ignition, remove the key, and take the same with him. 

(Ord. No. 2001-08, § 2.305, 9-25-2001) 

  • Sec. 42-130. - Parking prohibited; exceptions.

(a)

No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle on any street or highway where there has been established a no-parking zone or a corner clearance zone and such zones are marked by a sign, provided, a driver may stop his vehicle momentarily while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers from his vehicle. 

(b)

Commercial trucks, commercial vehicles, excluding taxis, and commercial permit vehicles may stop in a no-parking zone while actually engaged in loading or unloading merchandise or freight for a period of time not to exceed 30 minutes. 

(c)

No commercial truck or commercial permit vehicle shall stop, stand or park at any time in a no-parking zone, which has been established for a United States post office drive-up collection box, or a traffic turning maintenance, or in violation of any provisions. 

(Ord. No. 2001-08, § 2.306, 9-25-2001) 

  • Sec. 42-131. - Snow emergency parking restrictions.

(a)

In any winter season following the declaration of any snow emergency by the public works superintendent and the chief of police, the public works superintendent and the chief may impose the following parking restrictions on nonsnow emergency routes to be effective immediately following the snow emergency. 

(b)

Once imposed, the foregoing parking restrictions shall remain continuously in effect from and after the date they are effective for the remaining portion of the winter season. 

(c)

In any given winter season, upon the receipt of an official National Weather Service storm forecast of a snow accumulation of five or more inches, the public works superintendent may announce that there shall be a temporary ban on residential street parking, which ban shall prohibit parking for a 48-hour period commencing at a time specified by the public works superintendent, but not less than four hours following said announcement. The temporary ban may be rescinded at any time prior to the 48 hours if the plowing has been accomplished or the ban is no longer necessary. This subsection shall not affect other parking regulations and restrictions now or hereafter in effect. 

(Ord. No. 2001-08, § 2.307, 9-25-2001; Ord. No. 2010-06, 11-23-2010) 

  • Sec. 42-132. - Display of vehicle for sale or other public property.

No person shall place a vehicle on a highway to display the same for sale or exchange. A vehicle shall be deemed to be displayed in violation of this section when found standing upon a street, highway or thru public property, bearing a sign indicating that it is for sale or exchange. 

(Ord. No. 2001-08, § 2.500, 9-25-2001)

Construction Hours in Residential Area

Loading, unloading, opening or other handling of boxes, creates, bottles, containers, building and construction materials and equipment, demolition debris, garbage cans, garbage dumpsters or carts, scrap metal or other metal waste or similar objects outside of an insulated building in a residentially used area between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. This shall not prohibit the reasonable and careful handling of garbage carts and recyclables by residents setting them out for solid waste or recycling collection if the immediately following day is a collection day.

Adult Use Zoning Definition

Ordinance No. 2014-04 amends the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Rogers, Section 125-1 relating to Zoning Definitions.  Please visit CIty Hall for details. 

Adult-Oriented Business

Ordinance No. 2014-03, amends Chapter 125 of the Rogers City Code (Zoning) to Address Amendments to the Regulation of Adult Uses (Adult Oriented Businesses).  Please visit CIty Hall for details.