AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 70 OF THE BUTTS COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES TO REGULATE TRUCK TRAFFIC AND PARKING
WHEREAS, in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Butts County, the Butts County Board of Commissioners does hereby adopt the following regulations pertaining to truck traffic and truck parking within the unincorporated areas of Butts County, Georgia.
NOW, THEREFORE, It is hereby ORDAINED by the Butts County Board of Commissioners as follows:
Chapter 70 of the Butts County Code of Ordinances, entitled “ROADS AND BRIDGES,” is hereby amended so as to add the following additional provisions:
Article II of Chapter 70, Division 2 “Delivery and Transport Vehicles,” is amended by the enactment of the following additional Sections thereof, to be denominated as Sections 70-60 through 70-65.
- Sec. 70-60. – Purpose.
The following sections are adopted for the purpose of promoting the health, safety and general welfare of the present and future inhabitants of the unincorporated county; to establish standards for prohibiting trucks and tractor-trailers from traveling, parking or entering residential subdivision streets and from overnight parking on the rights-of-way in the county; and to restrict truck traffic from certain roads in the county.
- Sec. 70-61. – Definitions.
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
Residential subdivision means an area with streets designed primarily for residential and accessory traffic that are primarily interior subdivision streets and specifically including all residential areas platted and regulated by the county subdivision regulations.
Truck means any vehicle used for hauling or carrying a load where the overall length is over 30 feet and the vehicle has over six wheels and specifically including tractors pulling trailers whether loaded or unloaded and, notwithstanding the foregoing, any vehicle which weighs more than the applicable state limit for travel on county road systems.
- Sec. 70-62. – Prohibition on through trucks.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any truck to travel certain county roads listed in Exhibit A to this section unless the vehicle trip originates or ends on such road or is made for the purpose of making a delivery to a site on such road. All such roads shall be posted with signs at each end of such road that state, “No Through Trucks.” At the Board of Commissioners’ discretion such signs may also be posted at the intersection of any such road with other roads.
(b) This section shall apply to roads specifically authorized in this section by the Board of Commissioners and as later added to and deleted from by resolution of the Board. This section shall apply to those county roads listed on Exhibit A to this Ordinance from which this section is derived, incorporated by reference, which is on file in the county offices.
- Sec. 70-63. – Prohibition on travel in residential subdivisions.
No truck shall enter, travel or park on a street in a residential subdivision in the county, except for the purpose of delivering goods to houses or points within such residential subdivision for short periods of time during daylight hours.
- Sec. 70-64. – Overnight stay.
No truck or tractor-trailer shall enter, travel or park on a street in a residential subdivision or park on a right-of-way in the county for the purpose of an overnight stay by the driver or operator.
- Sec. 70-65. -Penalties.
Citations for violations of Sections 70-62, 70-63 and 70-64 shall be heard in the Magistrate Court of Butts County. Any person violating Sections 70-62, 70-63 or 70-64 shall be punished by a fine of no less than Four Hundred Dollars ($400.00), and not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or up to sixty (60) days in jail.