ORDINANCE NO. 908

An Ordinance amending Ordinance 745 Controlling Vehicular and Pedestrian Traffic; Providing Penalties

WHEREAS, the Vernonia City Council deems it necessary to amend certain sections of Ordinance 745, An Ordinance Controlling Vehicular and Pedestrian Traffic; Providing Penalties, adopted May 16, 2000.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY OF VERNONIA ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:

Ordinance 745 is amended as follows [additions underlined]:

Section 1. Section 27 of Ordinance 745 is amended to reads as follows:

Section 27. [Bicycles, Roller Skates, Skateboards, Sleds, etc.]

  • 1. No person shall ride, operate or use roller skates, rollerblades, skateboards, scooters, skis, toboggans, sled, or similar devices on a street or sidewalk adjacent to Bridge Street between Weed Avenue and Adams Avenue; including Madison Avenue, Jefferson Avenue, Adams Avenue, Shady Lane and Maple Street. (Amended by Ordinance 900 February 2, 2015) No person shall ride operate or use a bicycle on any sidewalk adjacent to Bridge Street between Weed Avenue and Adams Avenue; including Madison Avenue, Jefferson Avenue, Adams Avenue, Shady Lane and Maple Street. No person shall ride, operate, or use a bicycle on the sidewalk along Bridge Street between Texas Avenue and California Avenue. For purposes of this Section; walking with a bicycle shall not be considered riding, operation or use. (Amended by Ordinance 900 February 2, 2015) (Amended by Ordinance 908, 2015).

Section 2. Section 31 of Ordinance 745 is amended to read as follows:

Section 31. [Bicycle Operating Rules]

In addition to observing all other applicable provisions of this ordinance and state law pertaining to bicycles, a person shall:

  • 1. Not leave a bicycle, except in a bicycle rack. If no rack is provided, the person shall leave the bicycle so as not to obstruct any roadway, sidewalk, driveway or building entrance. A person shall not leave a bicycle in violation of motor vehicle parking provisions.
  • 2. Not ride, operate or use a bicycle on a sidewalk adjacent to Bridge Street between Rose Avenue and Adams Avenue; including Madison Avenue, Jefferson Avenue, Adams Avenue, Shady Lane and Maple Street. Not ride, operate, or use a bicycle on the sidewalk along Bridge Street between Texas Avenue and California Avenue. For purposes of this Section; walking with a bicycle shall not be considered riding, operation or use. (Amended by Ordinance 900, February 2, 2015) (Amended by Ordinance 908, November 16, 2015).

Section 3. Effective Date.

Under the provisions of the City of Vernonia Charter of 1998, Chapter VIII, Section 32, the provisions of this ordinance shall become effective on the thirtieth (30th) day after its adoption and authentication.

Section 4. Recorder’s Duties.

The City Recorder is hereby directed, upon adoption and authentication, to number this ordinance as the next adopted ordinance of the City of Vernonia.

Adoption Information

Ayes: 5  Nays: 0  Abstain: 0  Abssent: 0

Adopted: 2015-07-16  Effective: 2015-08-14

Signed: Randall J. Parrow, Mayor  Attest: Nicholas D. Welch, City Recorder