Arlington Traffic Ordinance 4.18.22

TOWN OF ARLINGTON TRAFFIC ORDINANCE

APRIL 18, 2022

THIS ORDINACE SUPERCEDES THE ORDINANCE  ADOPTED PURSUANT TO 24 V.S.A. 2291 (4) AND 23 V.S.A. 1007 AND 1008 OF THE VERMONT STATUTES, DATED DECEMBER 5, 2001

THIS ORDINANCE IS ADOPED PURSUANT TO THE ABOVE-NOTED STATUTES

 SECTION I

 The Board of Selectmen of the Town of Arlington has determined on the basis of engineering and traffic investigations that under conditions found to exist upon the highways within the limits of the Town of Arlington, that reasonable and safe maximum speed limits, except where governed by State Law and beyond the jurisdiction of the legislative body of a municipality, shall be as follows:

 All gravel roads within the Town of Arlington shall have a speed limit of 25 miles per hour.

 In addition:

The East Arlington Road (Highway #1) Old Mill Road (Highway #6) Red Mountain Road (Highway #17) Shall have a speed limit of 25 miles per hour. All other Town roads shall have a speed limit of 35 miles per hour. Highways maintained by the State of Vermont (as Routes 313, Route 7 and Route 7A) existing within the Town of Arlington will have speed limits as posted by the State of Vermont.

Signs indicating the above regulations shall be conspicuously posted in and near all areas affected as aforesaid.

SECTION 2

Every motor vehicle, before entering the limits of a highway in the Town of Arlington, shall be brought to a full stop except when the operator thereof is otherwise designated by a police officer or a traffic regulating sign, device, or signal maintained by lawful authority. “STOP” signs and “YIELD RIGHT OF WAY” signs and “NO PASSING” zones shall be erected and maintained within limits of the Town of Arlington at those locations where the Selectmen determine it is necessary and where the same presently exist and the design and structure thereof shall continue to be maintained as they presently exist.

SECTION 3

A motor vehicle transporting materials including, but not limited to, garbage, rubbish, brush, or materials extracted from the earth, over any public highway within the Town of Arlington shall secure such materials at all times in such manner as to assure said material shall not be deposited upon the public highways of the Town of Arlington.

SECTION 4

Any parade, or public or private function involving limitation or restriction of traffic flow, must secure a written permit from the Select Board, or the duly designated official of the Select Board, and if deemed necessary by the Select Board, or by the duly designated official of the Select Board, police assistance shall be supplied at said function by the permittee at the sole expense of said permittee.

SECTION 5

A person shall not park or leave standing any motor vehicle, whether attended or unattended, so as to interfere with snow removal and passing of fire equipment and any vehicles on any public highway and school property in the Town of Arlington. A Select Board, town constable, state police officer, or deputy sheriff, shall cause any motor vehicle found to be in violation of this regulation to be removed at the expense of the owner.

SECTION 6

A portion of Church Street will be a one- way street. Vehicle traffic will be allowed to travel only from a North to South direction. The section of Church Street limited to one-way is described as follows:

Beginning at a point at the North end of Church Street – 97 feet from the edge of Vermont Route 313 West, South on Church Street 0 475 feet to a point in front of the Lonergan & Thomas Building, approximately -82 feet from the intersection of Church Street and Vermont Route 7A. The South end of Church Street will remain open for entering and exiting the Medical Building, and the Lonergan  Thomas Building. In addition, parking will be allowed only on the West side of Church Street. Signs will be installed at the limits of the one-way portion of Church Street. Signs at the North end of Church Street will say “ONE-WAY” with an arrow, and at the South end, signs will say” ONE-WAY DO NOT ENTER” Signs will be erected on the East side of Church Street that say “ NO PARKING THIS SIDE”.

SECTION 7

 SIDEWALKS:

 For the purpose of this section, wherever it states SIDEWALK, it shall be any Arlington owned or Arlington maintained sidewalk, including walk surface, immediate adjoining back slope area, curb, grass area immediately adjoining sidewalk, including area between walk and traveled portion of highway. It shall be a violation of this ordinance to:

A. Cause damage to any sidewalk within the Town of Arlington. All costs to repair any damage will be the responsibility of the party that caused the damage.

B. Park or drive any vehicle on the sidewalk or curb to include the area from the curb to the furthermost portion of the sidewalk.

 C. Place any material on the sidewalk that will block or interfere with pedestrian travel.

 D. Allow animal waste to remain on any portion of the sidewalk. Animal waste shall include, but not be limited to, all fecal matter deposited by a domesticated animal while under the control of the owner or a responsible person. If pet owners cannot be determined, the adjoining landowner shall remove the waste.

E. Leave grassy portions including the area between the walk surface and traveled roadway un-maintained. It shall be adjoining property owners who are to maintain this area.

SECTION 8

The portion of Warm Brook Road beginning at the southwest end at the edge of the right of way of Vermont Route 7A and at the north end at the edge of the right of way of Vermont Route 313 shall be designated as “NO THRU TRUCKS”. This designation shall not be interpreted as preventing trucks from serving properties adjacent to or accessed via the road. The Arlington Select Board or its designated agent(s) may waive this rule as they deem necessary. This agreement shall not supersede previous explicit agreements by the board that allows truck access to the road.

SECTION 9

All fines and forfeitures collected or forfeitures of bail of any persons charged with any violation, of any provision of the ordinance, shall be paid to the Town of Arlington pursuant to 13 V.S.A. 7271 and deposited in a special police fund administered by the Select Board of the Town of Arlington to bear and defray the expense of police protection and law enforcement carried on by the Town of Arlington.

SECTION 10

SEVERABILITY

If any provision of this ordinance is held invalid or void, said provision is hereby declared to be separate and entirely severable from this ordinance and all remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

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