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ORDINANCE NO. 776


AN ORDINANCE DEFINING AND ESTABLISHING VISION CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR STREET INTERSECTION CORNERS IN THE CITY OF MEADE, KANSAS.

WHEREAS, the safety of street intersections is dependent upon unimpeded line-of-sight by motorists traversing adjoining streets; and

WHEREAS, placement and height of structures, fences, landscape features at street intersections can significantly affect the ability of a motorist to see an approaching vehicle on an opposing street; and

WHEREAS, the most effective means of securing open vision at street intersections is through establishment of a defined vision clearance area for street intersection corners; and

WHEREAS, the Governing Body of the City of Meade, Kansas finds it advisable to establish standards and regulations for vision clearance areas at street intersections in the City of Meade, Kansas.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF MEADE, KANSAS THAT:

Section 1. The term “Vision Clearance Area” shall mean: A triangular area at the corner of an intersection of two streets, or a street and a railroad, two sides of which are measured from the intersection of the centerlines of the adjoining streets or the intersection of a street centerline with a railroad centerline. The third side of the triangle is a line connecting the ends of the other two sides at points on the centerline measured ninety (90’) feet in each direction from the intersection point of the two intersecting centerlines.

Section 2. Within the defined Vision Clearance Area no walls, fences, signs, structures or permanent obstructions, including landscape features, shall exceed three (3’) feet in height measured from the top of the curb, or in the case of no curb, the grade at the centerline of the adjacent platted street.

Section 3. The Vision Clearance Area requirements shall not apply in the downtown commercial area where such area is within the “C-1” Retail Business District Zone.

Section 4. The provisions of this Ordinance shall govern where there may be conflict between these regulations and other Ordinances of the City and shall supersede the vision clearance regulations of the existing Zoning Ordinance No. 699 of the City of Meade, Kansas, but shall not apply to properties utilized for agricultural purposes.

Section 5. This Ordinance shall become effective from and after its passage, approval and publication one time in the official newspaper of the City of Meade, Kansas.

PASSED AND APPROVED by the City Council of the City of Meade, Kansas, this 22nd day of July, 2002.
LEROY LEMASTER, Mayor

DENNIS R. ECKHOFF, City Clerk


The City of Meade
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PO Box 338
Meade, KS  67864-0338

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