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ORDINANCE NO. 823

AN ORDINANCE REGULATING TRAFFIC WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF MEADE, KANSAS; INCORPORATING BY REFERENCE THE “STANDARD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE FOR KANSAS CITIES, “ EDITION OF 2010, PROVIDING CERTAIN PENALTIES AND REPEALING ORDINANCE NUMBER 819.

Be it ordained by the Governing Body of the City of Meade:

Section 1. INCORPORATING STANDARD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE. There is hereby incorporated by reference for the purpose of regulating traffic within the corporate limits of the City of Meade, Kansas, that certain standard traffic ordinance known as the “Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities,” Edition 2010, prepared and published in book form by the League of Kansas Municipalities, Topeka, Kansas. No fewer than three copies of said Standard Traffic Ordinance shall be marked or stamped “Official Copy as Adopted by Ordinance No. 823” and to which shall be attached a copy of this ordinance, and filed with the City Clerk to be open to inspection and available to the public at all reasonable hours. The police department, municipal judge and all administrative departments of the City charged with enforcement of the ordinance shall be supplied, at the cost of the City, such number of official copies of such Standard Traffic Ordinance similarly marked, as may be deemed expedient.

Section 2. TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS AND TRAFFIC OFFENSE.

(a) An ordinance traffic infraction is a violation of any section of this ordinance that prescribes or requires the same behavior as that prescribed or required by a statutory provision that is classified as a traffic infraction in K.S.A. 8-2118.

(b) All traffic violations which are included within this ordinance, and which are not ordinance traffic infractions, as defined in subsection (a) of this section, shall be considered traffic offenses.

Section 3. PENALTY FOR SCHEDULED FINES. The fine for violation of an ordinance traffic infraction or any other traffic offenses for which the municipal judge established a fine in a fine schedule shall not be less than $20.00, nor more than $1,000.00. A person tried and convicted for violation of a serious traffic infraction for which a fine has been established in the 2010 Standard Traffic Ordinance Handbook shall pay a fine fixed by the Court not to exceed $2,500.00.

Section 4. REPEAL. Ordinance numbered 819 is repealed.

Section 5. EFFECTIVE DATE. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the Official City Newspaper.

Passed and approved this 12th day of July 2010.

Bud Doerflinger, Mayor

Attest:
Tiffany Neel, City Clerk


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Meade, KS  67864-0338

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