The parking, placing, or leaving unattended of any of the vehicles or equipment as described in this section for more than one (1) hour on any street, alley, public way, or right-of-way within the City of Satanta, Kansas, is hereby determined to constitute a nuisance, a hazard to the general welfare of the citizens of Satanta, a dangerous condition, an obstruction to the safe use of the city streets and public right of way, an obstruction to the use of city equipment and emergency equipment, an attractive nuisance to children, and a cause of damage to the roadway surface, and is, therefore, prohibited, to-wit:

(a)   Any type of truck, semi-trailer, trailer transport, trailer whether connected or not connected to a truck, bus, or any other motor vehicle or combinations thereof having a rating capacity of, or actual weight of, greater than 12,000 pounds G.V.W.

(b)   Any farm, industrial, or commercial vehicles, implements, machinery, or equipment, or any trailer, subject to the exceptions in this article.

(c)   Any abandoned or inoperable vehicle. Abandoned or inoperable is defined as any form of automobile, truck, trailer, tractor, motorcycle, bus, van, or any other type of vehicle which is junked, wrecked, inoperable, incapable of moving on its own power, missing parts prohibiting it from being moved, on jacks or blocks, not having a current registration plate on said vehicle, OR absent any part of the vehicle necessary for the lawful operation of the vehicle.

(d)   EXCEPTIONS: Recreation vehicles, campers, camp trailers, and trailers providing services to residents of Satanta, Kansas shall be exceptions to this article, provided the owner shall not park them on streets, alleys, or public right-of-ways for more than three (3) consecutive days.

(e)   Penalty for violation of this section shall be a fine in an amount not to exceed $500.00, or imprisonment not to exceed 30 days, or both. Each day during, or on which, a violation occurs or continues, shall constitute an additional or separate offense.

(f)   In addition to, or as an alternative to, charging a person for a violation of this section, the law enforcement officer or agency servicing the city may remove the unattended or abandoned vehicle, machinery, equipment, or personal property described in this section from the street, alley, or public-way of Satanta, after the one hour period of violation; or immediately if the property interferes with normal city, street, alley, or public-way operations; and the officer may impound the property and dispose of the same pursuant to the current Kansas statutory law regarding abandoned vehicles on public highways, which is currently set out in K.S.A. 8-1101 to 8-1108, et seq., as amended. All other abandoned vehicles not described herein may be impounded pursuant to the current Kansas statutory law regarding abandoned vehicles on public highways (which is currently after 48 hours of abandonment), which is currently set out in K.S.A. 8-1101 to 8-1108 et seq., as amended. The property impounded shall not be returned to the owner until all towing charges, impoundment fees, storage fees, costs, and expenses are paid in full to the City Clerk.

(Ord. 268; Ord. 270; Ord. 285; Ord. 324; Code 2017)

It is unlawful for any person to drive or transport in any way, a semi-truck of semi-tractor, with or without a semi-transport trailer attached, within the city limits of City of Satanta, Kansas, with the exception of local deliveries or services within the City; and with exception of the driving of vehicles to and from private property in the City where the truck’s owner or operator stores the semi-truck or semi-tractor on private property and not on the street. No semi-trailers of any kind are allowed to be stored for any period of time on private property within the city limits.

(Ord. 285; Ord. 324; Code 2017)

It is unlawful for any person to use a “Jake Brake” or other similar “compression brake”, “engine brake,” “transmission brake,” or other device used to slow a vehicle by means other than regular brakes, which causes a noise through the vehicle’s exhaust system within the city limits of Satanta, Kansas.

(Ord. 285; Ord. 324; Code 2017)