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Traffic Control/Off Road Vehicle

VILLAGE OF HYTHE

PROVINCE OF ALBERTA

BY-LAW NO. ­ 503

A By-law of the Village of Hythe, in the Province of Alberta, to control and provide regulations and penalties pertaining to highways, roadways and streets within  the Village of Hythe, for the orderly and safe movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic and parking of vehicles on the said highways, roadways and streets.

WHEREAS the Council of the Village of Hythe has the authority pursuant to the provisions of the Municipal Government Act, RSA 2000, Chapter M-26, and amendments thereto, the Provincial Offences Procedures Act, RSA 2000, Chapter P-34 and amendments thereto, the Traffic Safety Act,  RSA 2000, Chapter T-6 amendments thereto, the Council may provide for the control, regulations and penalties for the traffic and pedestrians moving on the Village of Hythe’s highways, roadways and streets and for the parking of vehicles thereon.

THEREFORE the Council of the Village of Hythe, in the Province of Alberta, duly assembled, enacts as follows:

1.      That Village of Hythe By-Law No.485 & 498  be hereby repealed.

2.       This By-Law be cited as “The Village of Hythe General Traffic By-Law”.

PART 1 - DEFINITIONS

101      INTERPRETATION

(a)                In this By-law, including this section , unless contrary to any other Act, these definitions shall apply:

“Act” means the Municipal Government Act, RSA2000, Chapter M-26, and amendments thereto, the Provincial Offences Procedures Act, RSA 2000, Chapter P-34 and amendments thereto, the Traffic Safety Act, RSA 2000, Chapter T-6 and amendments thereto.

 “Alley” means a narrow highway intended chiefly to give access to the rear of buildings and parcels of land.

“Bicycle” includes any cycle propelled by muscular power upon which a person may ride, regardless of the number of wheels it may have.

“Boulevard” means that part of a highway in an urban area that:

i)                    is not a roadway, and

ii)                   is that part of the sidewalk that is not especially adapted to the use of or ordinarily used by pedestrians.

“Centre Line” means:

 i)                    the  centre of the roadway measured from the curbs, or in the absence of curbs, from the edge of the roadway, or

 ii)                   in the case of a highway:

a.       that is an offset centre highway as designated by a traffic control device, or

b.      that is a highway having a certain number of traffic lanes for traffic moving in a certain direction at all times or at specific times as designated by a traffic control device,

the line dividing the lanes for traffic moving in opposite directions, or

 iii)                 in the case of a divided highway, that portion of the highway separating the  roadways for traffic moving in opposite directions.

 “Council” means the Council of the Village of Hythe.

 “Curb” means the actual curb, if there is one, and if there is no curb in existence, shall mean the division of a highway between the roadway and the sidewalk or boulevard as the case may be.

 “Dangerous Goods” means dangerous goods for which placards are required by the Dangerous Goods Transportation and Handling Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter D-4, and subsequent amendments..

 “Driver” or “Operator” means a person who is driving or is in actual physical control of a vehicle.

 “Emergency Vehicle” means:

 i)                    a vehicle operated by a law enforcement agency;

 ii)                   a fire fighting or other type of vehicle operated by the fire protection service of a municipality;

 iii)                 an ambulance operated by a person or organization providing ambulance  services;

 iv)                 a vehicle operated as a gas disconnection unit of a public utility; or

v)                  a vehicle designated  by regulation as an emergency response unit.

“Heavy Vehicle” means a vehicle or trailer or a vehicle trailer combination in excess of 8000 kg tare weight or exceeding seven (7) metres in overall length.

“Highway” means any thoroughfare, street, road, trail, avenue, parkway, driveway,  viaduct, lane, alley, square bridge, causeway, trestle way or other place or any part of them, whether public or privately owned, any part of which the public is ordinarily entitled or permitted to use for the passage or parking of vehicles, and includes:

i)                    a sidewalk including the boulevard adjacent to the sidewalk;

ii)                   if a ditch lies adjacent to and parallel with the roadway, the ditch; and

 iii)                 if a highway right of way is contained between fences or between a fence and one side of the roadway, all the land between the fences, or all the land between the fence and the edge of the roadway, as the case may be

 but does not include a place declared by regulation  not to be a highway.

 “Intersection” means the area embraced within the prolongation or connection of:

i)                    the lateral curb lines, or if none,

 ii)                   the exterior edge of the roadways, or two or more highways which join one another whether or not one highway crosses the other.

 “Off-Highway Vehicle” means an off-highway vehicle as defined in the Traffic Safety Act.

 “Owner” means the person who owns a vehicle and includes any person renting a vehicle or having the exclusive use of a vehicle under a lease that has a term of more than 30 days or otherwise having the exclusive use of the vehicle for a period of more than 30 days.

 “Park” when prohibited, means allowing a vehicle to remain stationary in one place, except:

 i)                    while actually engaged in loading or unloading of passengers, or

 ii)                   when complying with a direction given by a peace officer or  a traffic control device.

 “Peace Officer” means a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, a Peace Officer appointed pursuant to the Alberta Peace Officer Act, or a By-Law Enforcement Officer.

 “Pedestrian” means a person on foot, or a person in or on a mobility aid.

 “Recreation Vehicle” means a vehicle used or intended for use as a shelter and, without restricting the generality of the foregoing, includes any motor home, holiday trailer, camper, tent trailer and any bus or truck converted for use as a recreational vehicle.

 “School Zones”, subject to 108(1)(h) of the Traffic Safety Act, where a portion of a highway is identified as a school zone by a traffic control device, the speed limit that is established or prescribed for that school zone is in effect during the following times of any day that school is held:

i)                    8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

  “Secretary-Treasurer” means the Secretary- Treasurer for the Village of Hythe.

 “Sidewalk” means that part of a highway especially adapted to the use of or ordinarily used by pedestrians and includes that part of a highway between the curb line thereof (or the edge of the roadway, where there is no curb line) and the adjacent property line, whether or not paved or improved.

 “Tractor” means a truck with a short chassis and no body used in combination with a trailer for the highway hauling of freight.

 “Traffic Control Device” means any sign, signal, marking or device placed, marked or erected under the authority of the Traffic Safety Act for the purpose of regulating, warning or guiding traffic.

 “Trailer” means a vehicle so designed that :

 i)                    may be attached or drawn by a motor vehicle or tractor, and

ii)                   is intended to transport property or persons,

and includes any vehicle defined by regulation as a trailer, but does not include machinery or equipment solely used in the construction or maintenance of highways.

“Truck” means a vehicle or trailer or a vehicle trailer combination in excess of 8,000 kg tare weight or exceeding seven (7) metres in overall length.

“Village” means the Corporation of the Village of Hythe or the area contained within the corporate boundaries of the Village, as the context requires.

PART 2  - RULES FOR OPERATION OF VEHICLES

201      FUNERAL PROCESSION

Notwithstanding sections 34, 36 to 40, 53 and 54 of the Use of Highway and Rules of Road Regulation, under The Alberta Traffic Safety Act, in the case of a highway in an urban area where a municipal bylaw permits it, a person driving a vehicle in a funeral possession, other than the lead vehicle in the funeral possession, may, during daytime hours, drive the vehicle into an intersection without stopping the vehicle if:

(a)                the vehicle’s headlamps and hazard warning lamps are alight,

(b)               the vehicle is traveling immediately behind the vehicle in front of it in the funeral possession  so as to form a continuous line of traffic,

(c)                the  lead vehicle in the funeral possession is showing a purple flashing light, and

(d)               the passage into the intersection can be made in safety.

Any person failing to do so shall be in breach of this By-law. Anyone contravening the provisions of this section will be guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of $50.00.

202      PARADES

No parade or procession shall obstruct any highway for a longer period than is reasonably necessary.  Anyone contravening the provisions of this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of $100.00.

203      PEDESTRIANS

                        (a)                No person shall cross any highway at a point where a sign prohibits such crossing.

(b)               No person shall stand, sit or lie on any highway in such a manner as to obstruct vehicular or pedestrian traffic or so as to annoy or inconvenience any other person lawfully upon the highway.

(c)                Nothing in subsection (b) of this Section shall be construed as prohibiting the assembling of persons for the purpose of watching a parade or procession duly authorized by the Village Council.

(d)               Nothing shall be construed as prohibiting the congregating or assembling of individuals to attend and listen to street preaching or public speaking so long as the proceedings are peaceable and orderly and sufficient space is left on the highway to allow free movement of traffic, but should any highway at or near such assembly become in consequence thereof so obstructed as to impede such traffic, the persons so obstructing or

(e)                impeding shall forthwith move away upon being requested to do so by any peace officer.  Any person failing to do so shall be in breach of this By-law.

(f)                 Any person who conducts street preaching, public speaking or other public assemblies must provide for the free and orderly movement of traffic.

Anyone contravening the provisions of this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of $50.00.

204      TRUCK ROUTE

No person shall operate a heavy vehicle on any highway in the Village except on a highway designated as a truck route.   Anyone contravening the provisions of this section of the By-Law is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of $200.00.

205      EXEMPTIONS

            Despite Section 204, the following heavy vehicles are authorized to be operated on highways in a residential area:

            (a)               
Public passenger vehicles being operated for the purpose of receiving or   delivering passengers.

(b)               Any emergency vehicles being operated in the  service of public interest, or during an emergency.

(c)                Public utility vehicles being operated for the purpose of installing, servicing, or repairing public utilities.

(d)               Village owned vehicles being operated in the service of theVillage.

(e)                Commercial vehicles delivering or collecting goods, provided that the most direct route, from a truck route, is used.

(f)                 To pull a disabled vehicle from a highway prohibited to trucks.

The parking of any truck above a one-ton rated capacity and the parking of any trailer above a one-ton rated capacity on any street, avenue or lane within the corporate limits of the Village of Hythe is hereby prohibited

206      ENGINE RETARDER BRAKES

No person shall operate engine retarder brakes on diesel powered vehicles within the Village limits.  Anyone contravening the provisions of this section of the By-Law is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of $100.00.

PART 3 – PARKING

301      PARKING RESTRICTIONS

(a)                A person driving a vehicle shall not, unless

i)                    required or permitted by the Act, this regulation or by a traffic control device,

ii)                   in compliance with the direction given by a peace officer, or

iii)                 to avoid conflict with other traffic,

stop or park a vehicle at the following locations:

a.                   upon any highway in such a manner that any part of the vehicle is within three (3) meters of the centre of the highway, provided that the foregoing shall only apply to highways where the portion thereof intended for vehicular traffic is twelve (12) meters or more in width;

 b.                  on a sidewalk or boulevard;

 c.                   in any driveway designated for use by ambulances or fire fighting vehicles, emergency vehicles excepted;

 d.                  where such vehicle will obstruct, or in any way interfere with the use of any doorway intended to be used as a fire or emergency exit from any building provided that such doorway is marked by a sign indicating an Emergency Exit or Fire Exit;

 e.                   within an intersection other than immediately next to the curb in a "T" intersection;

 f.                    alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping or parking would obstruct traffic;

 g.                   at any other place where a traffic control device prohibits stopping or parking, during such times as stopping or parking is so prohibited;

 h.                   on the roadway side of a vehicle parked or stopped at the curb or edge of a highway;

 i.                     in such a manner as to obstruct access to a garage, private road or driveway;

 j.                    in front of any building in the course of erection or repairs when such parking may impede or obstruct traffic.

 (b)               No person shall park an inoperable vehicle on any part of a highway. Any person failing to do so shall be in breach of this By-Law.

 Anyone contravening the provisions of these sections is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of $50.00.

 302      TIME LIMIT PARKING

 (a)                No person shall park a vehicle for a longer period of time than that indicated on any sign placed in a parking area by authority of the Municipal Administrator.

(b)               Where signs are not posted, the parking time limit shall be 72 hours. 

 Anyone contravening the provisions of this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of $50.00.

303      PARKING IN AN ALLEY     

(a)                No person shall park in any alley.

(b)               Notwithstanding section (a) and provided that the vehicle does not obstruct the alley so as to prevent the safe passage of other vehicles and pedestrians, an alley may be used for  loading or unloading:

i)                    of goods from a commercial vehicle for a maximum of thirty (30) minutes; or

ii)                   of goods or passengers from vehicles other than a commercial vehicle for a maximum of  ten (10) minutes.

Anyone contravening the provisions of this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of $50.00.

304      ABANDONING A VEHICLE

(a)                No person shall abandon a vehicle on a highway.

            (b)               No person shall abandon a vehicle on public or private property without the express or implied consent of the owner or person in lawful possession or control of the property.

            (c)                A vehicle left standing, at a location referred to in subsection (a) or (b) for more than 72 consecutive hours shall be deemed to have been abandoned as  in Subsection 302(a).

(d)               Where the abandonment or obstruction is unavoidable due to mechanical failure the operator will not be in breach of this section provided he/she promptly takes measures to clear the faulty vehicle from the highway.

Anyone contravening the provisions of these sections of  the By-Law is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of  $150.00.

305      PARKING PLAYGROUND RECREATION AREA

(a)                No person shall park or drive any vehicle upon any land owned by the Village of Hythe which the Village uses or permits to be used as a   playground, recreation area, utility or public park, buffer strip, land held for resale or any land held in reserve.

(b)               No person shall park any vehicle upon any land owned by the Village of  Hythe, which the said Village uses or permits to be used as a public campground, in excess of twenty-four (24) hours in locations  where traffic control devices are located indicating such a time  limitation for parking.

 Anyone contravening the provisions of these sections is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of $100.00.

306      NO PARKING STREET MAINTENANCE         

(a)                Notwithstanding any other provision in this By-law, the Secretary-Treasurer may cause movable traffic control devices to be placed on a highway for any reasonable purpose.

(b)               When emergency snow removal, street cleaning or other work  commences on the signed portion of the highway, these signs shall be  erected 12 hours previous to the work being done.

(c)                After such signs are placed on a highway, no unauthorized person shall park or leave a vehicle on the portion so prohibited to parking so long as the traffic control device remains.  Anyone contravening the provisions of this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a   specified penalty of $100.00.

(d)               Any non-authorized vehicle that is on such highway when such traffic control devices are placed shall be removed promptly by its owner or operator.  Anyone contravening the provisions of this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of $100.00.

(e)                If a Peace Officer is unable to locate the owner or operator of a vehicle that is parked contrary to the provisions of this By-law, the Peace Officer may cause the illegally parked vehicle to be towed to a compound and stored there until such time as the owner or operator retrieves the said vehicle. All costs of removal and storage are a debt owing to the tow company by the owner.

(f)                 In the event that the owner of a motor vehicle does not claim such vehicle, the storage and removal charges may be collected pursuant to the provisions of the Traffic Safety Act.

  307      TRAILERS

 (a)                For the purposes of this Section "mobile unit" shall mean: 

i)                    any vacation trailer, house trailer, motor home or relocatable trailer, or

ii)                   any structure, whether ordinarily equipped with wheels or not that is constructed or manufactured to be moved from one point to another by being towed or carried and to provide living accommodations for, or other use by, one or more persons.

(b)               No person shall park any mobile unit or trailer upon any highway unless the said mobile unit or trailer is attached to a vehicle by which it may be propelled or drawn, and when so attached the mobile unit or trailer shall be deemed part of the vehicle and subject to the regulations pertaining to vehicles unless otherwise authorized by order of the Municipal Administrator.  Anyone contravening the provisions of this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of $50.00.

(c)                No person shall occupy or suffer or permit any other person to occupy a mobile unit upon a highway or upon public property unless such property has been designated for use as a mobile unit park or trailer court.  Anyone contravening the provisions of this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of $50.00.

308      DISABLED PARKING

(a)                The owner or operator of a motor vehicle which is not identified by a disabled persons placard or license plate that is issued or recognized by the Solicitor General for persons with disabilities, shall not stop or park or permit the stopping or parking of the vehicle in a parking space designated for disabled parking.  Anyone contravening the provisions of this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of $200.00.

 (b)               Where, pursuant to section 308(a), the vehicle is identified by a disabled person placard, the owner or operator shall have such placard visibly displayed while the vehicle is stopped or parked in a parking space designated for Disabled Parking.  Anyone contravening the provisions of this section is guilty and liable to a specified penalty of $200.00.

309      SPECIAL CLASSES OF VEHICLES

(a)                No person shall park a vehicle or combination of vehicles used for the conveyance of dangerous goods as defined pursuant to the Dangerous Goods Transportation and Handling Act:

i)                    for longer than two (2) hours upon a highway at any time unless the area is designated as a parking area for vehicles used to convey dangerous goods. Anyone contravening the provisions of this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of $200.00.

ii)                   this section shall not apply where a vehicle or combination of vehicles is obliged to be parked while making deliveries in the course of its ordinary business and having a warning notice clearly displayed.

(b)               No person shall operate a vehicle or combination of vehicles over or on any highway within the Village of Hythe in excess of their allowable axle weights or certificate weight without obtaining a permit from the Motor Transport Board prior to the operation of the overloaded vehicle. Anyone contravening the provisions of this section is guilty of an offence and is liable to a specified penalty of $200.00.

(c)                No person shall operate or park a truck over or on any highway within the Village of Hythe where signs have been erected indicating that truck traffic is prohibited.  Anyone contravening the provisions of this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of $200.00.

(d)               For the purpose of this section truck means a vehicle or trailer or a vehicle trailer combination in excess of 8,000 kg tare weight exceeding seven (7) metres in overall length.

(e)                The following shall be excepted from subsection (c):

i)                    trucks loading and unloading at destinations within the Village of Hythe using the shortest distance from and to a truck route;

ii)                   a holder of a Development Permit issued pursuant to the Land Use By-law;

iii)                 emergency vehicles (fire fighting equipment, road repair and construction equipment). 

(f)                 No person, except with permission of the Secretary-Treasurer, shall operate or move upon or over any paved or graveled highway any vehicle or traction engine having metal cleats, metal tracks, tire chain or other metal devices attached to its wheels or made a part thereof.     Anyone contravening the provisions of this section is guilty of an offence and liable to s specified penalty of $200.

(g)                No person, except with the permission of the Secretary-Treasurer shall operate or move upon or over any Village highway any vehicle load, building, machine, contrivance or things which may obstruct traffic, or which would exceed the maximum weight limitations or any other object or thing which in the opinion of the Secretary-Treasurer could have some adverse effect on the highway, or persons using the highway.  Anyone contravening this section is guilty of an             offence and liable to a specified penalty of $200.00.

(h)                Before granting permission to move the load, object or thing over any highway as prescribed in Subsection (g) the Secretary-Treasurer or his/her designate may, if in his/her opinion it is necessary, direct the applicant as to conditions and route, under which such load, object or thing may be moved.

 (i)                  The Secretary-Treasurer may issue a permit in special cases for the operation of a particular type of vehicle or its load, or the movement of any other class of traffic otherwise prohibited by this By-law.

 (j)                 Nothing in the By-law shall be construed as to require the entering into an agreement by the Village.

310      OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLES

 (a)                No person shall operate an off-highway vehicle within the Village of Hythe unless engaged in the act of loading or unloading an off-highway vehicle from or onto a trailer or vehicle, no person other than:

i)                    Peace Officers acting in accordance with their official duties; and

 ii)                   Village employees are authorized to operate off-highway vehicles on any highways within the Village while performing their official duties

 (b)        No person shall operate an off highway vehicle within the Village of Hythe unless it is an approved use as a business through the Village Development Permit approval process.

 (c)               Anyone contravening the provisions of this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of $200.00.

  PART 4 - MISCELLANEOUS

401      PARK BENCHES

No person shall climb or interfere with any street furniture, trees, protection system or any other utility system of the Village.  Anyone who contravenes this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of $100.00.

402      DAMAGE TO SIGNS

 No person shall willfully remove, throw down, deface or alter, damage or destroy a traffic control device placed, marked or erected on a highway. Anyone who contravenes this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of $100.00.

403      OBSTRUCTION OF TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE

 No person shall erect, build, or allow the growth of trees, shrubs or of anything that shall in any way obstruct the visibility of a traffic control device.  Anyone contravening the provisions of this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a specified penalty of $100.00.

 404      OBSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAY RIGHT-OF-WAY

 (a)                No person shall allow trees, hedges or shrubs on private property within fifteen (15) feet or four decimal fifty-seven (4.57) meters of a highway right-of-way boundary, whether planted before or after the date of the passing of this By-law, to grow to such a height that good visibility for safe traffic flow is thereby interfered with.

 (b)               The owner, tenant or occupier of any land adjoining any highway, or      public place in the Village of Hythe shall cause all trees, shrubs and bushes, whether planted before or after the date of the passing of this By-law, which overhang on the sidewalk of the street, lane or public place to be properly trimmed and cut back, so as to prevent obstruction of the sidewalk, highway or public place to pedestrians or vehicles.

 (c)                The Secretary-Treasurer may require a person concerned to comply with the provisions of subsection (a) and (b) hereof within ten (10) days of being notified so to do.  If the person fails to comply with such notice the Secretary-Treasurer may direct employees or agents of the Village to enter upon the private property to carry out the necessary work and may charge the cost of so doing against the person in default, or to the tax roll of the property.

405      USE OF STREETS

 (a)                No person shall allow himself to be drawn by a moving vehicle upon a highway while riding upon a sleigh, toboggan, skis, bicycle, trailer or other conveyance.

(b)               No person shall coast on a sleigh, toboggan, skis or other conveyance,          except a bicycle, upon or across a highway.

 (c)                No person shall ice skate on or across a highway.

 (d)               No person shall ride a bicycle on a sidewalk within the Village except:

 i)                    a bicycle referred to as a child’s bicycle or tricycle; or

ii)                   operated by a person under the age of 10 years old.

(e)                No person shall place or permit to be placed an electrical extension cord across a sidewalk or driveway whereby any person, animal or vehicle may be in any way injured or damaged.

 406      SNOW, ICE, DIRT, MUD AND DEBRIS

(a)                No person shall wash a vehicle upon a highway or so near a highway as to result in depositing mud or create slush or ice upon a public sidewalk or highway.

 (b)               No person shall place or permit to be placed any snow, ice, dirt, debris or other material removed from private property onto the highways or other public places of the Village. 

 (c)                In the case of Subsection (a) and (b) the Village may remove the said mud, dirt, debris, slush or ice, snow or other material from the highway and charge the cost thereof to the tax roll of the property.

 PART 5 - AUTHORITY

501      AUTHORITY OF THE SECRETARY-TREASURER

 (a)                The Council hereby delegates to the Secretary-Treasurer the power to prescribe where traffic control devices and traffic control signs are to be located.  Without restricting the generality of the foregoing, traffic control devices and traffic control signs shall be deemed to mean and include all stop signs, control signals, yield signs, speed limit signs, weight signs and other signs regulating the use of any roadway or  highway located within the boundaries of the Village of Hythe and falling within the jurisdiction of the said Village.

 (b)               Without restricting the generality of the foregoing section, the Secretary-Treasurer is hereby authorized to designate any highway for through traffic purposes.  Such highway shall be properly marked if stop signs or yield signs are erected at all intersections of such highway.

 (c)                The Secretary-Treasurer is hereby authorized to designate safety zones and cause the same to be marked by traffic control devices.

 (d)               The Secretary-Treasurer is hereby authorized to designate the location of crosswalks upon any highway and cause the same to be marked by traffic control devices.

 (e)                The Secretary-Treasurer is hereby authorized to designate any highway intersection or other place on a highway as a place at which no left hand or right hand turn or both shall be made and cause the said place to be marked with appropriate traffic control devices.

 (f)                 The Secretary-Treasurer is hereby authorized to designate any intersection or place on a highway, including a place where a railway right-of-way crosses a highway, as a place where U-turns are prohibited and shall cause the same to be marked with an appropriate traffic control device.

 (g)                When the Council has approved of any highway or part of a highway being designated for one way traffic, the Secretary-Treasurer shall cause the same to be marked with traffic control devices.

 (h)                The Secretary-Treasurer is hereby authorized to temporarily:

 i)                    close the whole or part of a road at any time that an emergency or a construction or maintenance project on or adjacent to the road may create a hazard,

ii)                   close any area as one in which parking privileges are temporarily suspended,

and shall cause such highway or area to be marked with appropriate traffic control devices.

(i)                  The Secretary-Treasurer is hereby authorized to designate any highway or roadway as one to be divided into traffic lanes of such number as considered proper.

(j)                 The Secretary-Treasurer is hereby authorized to designate:

i)        “School Zones” and “Playground Zones”. Such zones shall be marked by traffic control devices and traffic control signals posted along the highway, or by markings on the pavement or a light posted or suspended over a highway.  A record the locations of such zones shall be kept by the Secretary-Treasurer and shall be open to inspection during normal; business hours                   

ii)       in accordance with Section 108 of  The Traffic Safety Act, vehicle speeds on any highway or portion of a highway and shall cause the same to be designated by traffic control devices;

iii)     any boulevard upon which parking is permitted and shall cause  traffic control devices to be erected so designating;

iv)     passenger or truck loading spaces and shall cause the same to               be marked by traffic control devices;

v)      “Bus Stops” including "School Bus Stops" and shall cause the said areas to be marked by traffic control devices;

(k)               The Secretary-Treasurer is hereby authorized to designate:

i)                    the distance from any intersection within which no parking is permitted;

ii)                   a portion of a highway where parking is limited to a period of time;

iii)                 a parking area for Village employees;

iv)                 areas for angle parking of any highway;

and shall cause the appropriate traffic control devices to be erected.

(l)                  The Secretary-Treasurer is hereby authorized to prohibit or restrict, by traffic control devices, the movement of vehicles from a private   driveway where such prohibition or restriction is deemed advisable in the public interest and for better regulation of traffic.

502      AUTHORITY OF PEACE OFFICERS

(a)                Any Peace Officer is hereby authorized to remove and impound, or cause to be removed and impounded, any vehicle, mobile unit or trailer, parked on any highway when in contravention of any provision of this By-law, and when interfering with snow removal or other public works being carried on by the Village.

(b)               Any vehicle impounded under this Section may be released to the owner upon proof that all costs imposed for towing and/or storage have been paid.

(c)                It shall be lawful for any person authorized to enforce this By-law to place an erasable chalk mark on the tread face of a tire on any vehicle in order to establish the amount of time the vehicle has remained stationary.

PART 6 - PENALTIES

           601      GENERAL PENALTY

Except as otherwise provided herein, every person who contravenes any provision of this By-law is guilty of an offence, and shall be liable on Summary Conviction to a fine of not less than fifty ($50.00) dollars or more than two thousand ($2,000.00) dollars or to imprisonment for not more than six (6) months or to both.

602      PROSECUTIONS

(a)                A notice or form commonly called a Violation Ticket, distributed by the Province of Alberta, may be issued by a Peace Officer or a By-law Enforcement Officer to any person alleged to have breached any provision of this By-law, and the said ticket shall require payment to the Court House in the amount specified.

(b)               A Violation Ticket shall be deemed to be sufficiently served:

i)                    if served personally on the accused; or

ii)                   if mailed to the address of the registered owner of the vehicle  concerned; or to the person concerned;

PART 7 - GENERAL

701      SEVERABILITY

 Should any provision of the By-law become invalid, void, illegal or otherwise not enforceable, it shall be considered separate and severable from the By-law and the remainder shall remain in force and be binding as though such provision had not been included.

702      REPEAL BY-LAW

 The Village of Hythe Bylaw Numbers 485 and 498 are hereby repealed in their entirety.

703      PASSAGE OF BY-LAW

 This Bylaw shall come into full force and effect on the date it is finally passed by Council.

             Read a first time this   13TH    day of   June, 2011.

             Read a second time this  13th    day of  June, 2011                               

 Read a third and final time this 13th   day of  June, 2011

 

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