City of Ellsworth Regulating Traffic Ordinance

(First Published in the Ellsworth County Independent/
Reporter, July 26, 2018)

ORDINANCE #3085

AN ORDINANCE REGULATING TRAFFIC WITHIN
THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF ELLSWORTH, KANSAS; INCORPORATING BY REFERENCE THE
“STANDARD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE FOR KANSAS
CITIES,” EDITION 2018, PROVIDING CERTAIN
PENALTIES AND REPEALING ORDINANCE
NUMBERED 3077.

Be it Ordained by the Governing Body of the City of Ellsworth:
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 Ellsworth, Kansas, that certain standard traffic ordinance known as the “Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities,” Edition of 2018, prepared and published in book form by the League of Kansas Municipalities, Topeka, Kansas.  One copy of said Standard Traffic Ordinance shall be marked or stamped “Official Copy as Adopted by Ordinance No. 3085,” 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 OFFENSES.
(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 that are included within this ordinance, and 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 offense in which the municipal judge establishes a fine in a fine schedule shall not be less than $10.00 nor more than $100.00, except for speeding which shall not be less than $10.00 nor more than $200.00.  A person tried and convicted for violation of an ordinance traffic infraction or other traffic offense in which a fine has not been established in a schedule of fines shall pay a fine fixed by the court not to exceed $500.00.
 Section 4. REPEAL.  Ordinance numbered 3077 is repealed.
Section 5. EFFECTIVE DATE.  This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the Ellsworth County Independent Reporter.
Passed by the Council the 23rd day of July, 2018.
Signed by the mayor this 23rd day of July, 2018.

Alan Stefek, Mayor

(SEAL)

ATTEST:

Patti Booher, City Clerk

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