Traffic Ordinance

TRAFFIC ORDINANCE
for the
TOWN OF WAITSFIELD, VERMONT

Pursuant to the provisions of Title 23, Vermont Statutes Annotated, Section 1007 and 1008, and Title 24, Vermont Statutes Annotated, Sections 1971 and 2291 (1) (4) and (5), and such other general enactment's as may be material hereto, it is hereby ordained by the Selectboard of the Town of Waitsfield that the following Traffic Ordinance is adopted for the Town of Waitsfield, Vermont.

ARTICLE I. DEFINITIONS

The definitions of Title 23, Vermont Statues Annotated, Section 4 are incorporated by reference.

ARTICLE II. SCOPE

The ordinance establishes special traffic regulations on public highways within the Town of Waitsfield, Vermont.

ARTICLE III. TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES

Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any person to disobey the direction of a traffic control device except in response to the direction of a law enforcement officer.

Section 2. It shall be unlawful for any person to intentionally remove, injure, obstruct, deface, alter or tamper with any traffic control device.

Section 3. It shall be unlawful for any person to install any sign or device which may resemble or be mistaken for an official traffic control device, without prior approval of the Waitsfield Selectboard.

ARTICLE IV. SPEED REGULATIONS

Section 1. Paved Roads - On the basis of engineering and traffic surveys, the following speed limits are hereby established on paved highways within the Town:

T.H. #1 (Bridge Street & East Warren Road) - A maximum speed of 25 m.p.h. from the intersection of Vt. Route 100 (Main Street) easterly to the intersection of T.H.#3 (Joslin Hill Road), then a maximum speed of 40 m.p.h. from the intersection of T.H. #3 (Joslin Hill Road) easterly and southerly to the Warren town line.

T.H. #2 (North Fayston Road) - A maximum speed of 35 m.p.h. from the intersection of Vt. Route 100 (Main Street) to the Fayston town line.

T.H. #3 (Joslin Hill Road & North Road) - A maximum speed of 35 m.p.h. from the intersection of T.H. #1 (East Warren Road) to the intersection of T.H. #15 (Tremblay Road).

T.H. #12 (Old County Road) - A maximum speed of 35 m.p.h. for its entire length.

T.H. #15 (Tremblay Road) - A maximum speed of 35 m.p.h. for its entire length.

T.H. #24 (Bragg Hill Road) - A maximum speed of 35 m.p.h. for its entire length.

Vt. Route 100 (Main Street) - A maximum speed of 50 m.p.h. from the Moretown town line south to a point approximately .3 mile south of the north entrance of T.H. #12 (Old County Road) with Vt. Route 100 (Main Street), then a maximum speed of 40 m.p.h. for an additional .2 mile, then a maximum speed of 30 m.p.h. continuing south through Waitsfield Village to the intersection of Vt. Route 17 and Vt. Route 100 (Main Street), then a maximum speed of 40 m.p.h. to a point approximately .4 mile south of the Vt. Route 17 and Vt. Route 100 (Main Street) intersection, then a maximum speed of 50 m.p.h. to the Warren town line. Said speed limits being intended to conform to the State established speed limits for this road. This local speed limit is adopted in conformance with Title 23 Vermont Statutes Annotated, Section 1007(f).

Section 2. Unpaved Roads, Special Designated Speed Limits - On the basis of engineering and traffic surveys, the following speed limits are hereby established on unpaved highways within the Town:

T.H. #7 (Center Fayston Road) - A maximum speed of 30 m.p.h. forits entire length.

T.H. #14 (Old Center Fayston Road) - A maximum speed of 25m.p.h. for its entire length.

T.H. #26 (Brook Road) - A maximum speed of 30 m.p.h. for itsentire length.

T.H. #31 (Rolston Road) - A maximum speed of 25 m.p.h. from theintersection of Vt. Route 100 (Main Street), extending easterlya distance of 0.83 mile, then a maximum speed of 35 m.p.h. from 0.83 mile east of Vt. Route 100 (main Street) to the intersection of T.H. #1 (East Warren Road).

Section 3. Unpaved Roads, Uniform Speed Limit - Pursuant to the provisions of Title 23, Vermont Statutes Annotated, Section 1007, a uniform speed limit of 35 m.p.h. is hereby established for all other unpaved highways within the Town. Roads included under the uniform speed limit for unpaved highways shall include:

T.H. #4 (Common Road)
T.H. #6 (Airport Road)
T.H. #8 (Meadow Road)
T.H. #9 (part of Meadow Road)
T.H. #10 (Floodwoods Road)
T.H. #11 (Armstrong Road)
T.H. #14 (Old center Fayston Road)
T.H. #16 (Class 4 portion - Ronk Road)
T.H. #16 (Class 3 portion - East Road)
T.H. #17 (part of East Road)
T.H. #18 (part of Common Road)
T.H. #19 (Bushnell Road)
T.H. #20 (Long Road)
T.H. #21 (Reed Road)
T.H. #22 (Farr Lane)
T.H. #25 (Hastings Road)
T.H. #26 (Brook Road)
T.H. #27 (Cross Road)
T.H. #28 (Palmer Hill Road)
T.H. #29 (Dana Hill Road)
T.H. #29 (Butternut Hill Road)
T.H. #30 (Kingsbury Road)
T.H. #31 (Rolston Road)
T.H. #32 (Bundy Road)
T.H. #34 (Ryle Road)
T.H. #35 (Sherman Road)
T.H. #36 (Bowen Road)
T.H. #37 (Parsonage Lane)
T.H. #38 (Dugway Road)
T.H. #39 (Lareau Road)
T.H. #40 (Ski Valley Road)
T.H. #40 (Schuss Road)
T.H. #40 (Snowshoe Drive)
T.H. #41 (part of Ski Valley Road)
T.H. #42 (Palmer Lane)
T.H. #43 (Raphael Road)
T.H. #45 (Pine Brook Road)
T.H. #46 (part of Ski Valley Road)
T.H. #47 (Riverview Road)
T.H. #48 (Wallis Drive)

Section 4. The above speed limits for paved and unpaved highways shall be posted in accordance with the standards set forth in Title 23, Vermont Statutes Annotated, Section 1007, and the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices as amended from time to time.

ARTICLE V. STOP AND YIELD INTERSECTIONS

Section 1. The following intersections shall be designated as "STOP" intersections, and shall be so signed:

T.H. #4 (Common Road) entering T.H. #3 (Joslin Hill/North Road)

T.H. #16 (East Road) entering T.H. #3 (Joslin Hill Road)

T.H. #18 (Common Road) entering T.H. #3 (Joslin Hill Road)

T.H. #26 (Brook Road) entering T.H. #3 (Joslin Hill Road)

T.H. #4 (Common Road) entering T.H. #1 (East Warren Road)

T.H. #15 (Tremblay Road) entering T.H. #3 (North Road)

T.H. #26 (Brook Road) entering T.H. #4 (Common Road)

T.H. #27 (Cross Road) entering T.H. #3 (Joslin Hill Road)

T.H. #27 (Cross Road) entering T.H. #4 (Common Road)

T.H. #28 (Palmer Hill Road) entering T.H. #4 (Common Road)

T.H. #34 (Ryle Road) entering T.H. #4 (Common Road)

Section 2. The following intersections shall be designated as "YIELD" intersections and shall be so signed:

T.H. #3 (Joslin Hill Road) entering T.H. #1 (East Warren Road)

T.H. #8 (Meadow Road) entering T.H. #3 (North Road)

ARTICLE VI. CROSSWALKS

The following intersections shall be designated for pedestrian crosswalks, and shall be so marked:

T.H. #1 (Bridge Street) at the intersection with Vt. Route 100 (Main Street)

T.H. #22 (Farr Lane) at the intersection with Vt. Route 100 (Main Street)

ARTICLE VII. PARKING REGULATIONS

Section 1. It shall be unlawful to park at any time on either side of T.H. #1 (Bridge Street) from the intersection of Vt. Route 100 (Main Street) easterly for a distance of forty five (45) feet.

Section 2. It shall be unlawful to park on the south side of T.H. #1 (Bridge Street) from a point two hundred fifteen (215) feet east of Vt. Route 100 (Main Street) easterly to the covered bridge.

Section 3. It shall be unlawful to park at any time on T.H.#24 (Bragg Hill Road) between the intersection of Vt. Route 100 (Main Street) and the Fayston town line.

Section 4. It shall be unlawful to park on T.H. #1 (Bridge Street) between the intersections of Vt. Route 100 (Main Street) and the covered bridge, and within any municipal parking lot between the hours of 12:00 A.M. and 7:00 A.M. from November 15th to April 30th.

Section 5. It shall be unlawful to park on T.H. #12 (Old County Road) at any point on the north side from its southern intersection with Route 100 (Main Street) and on the south side 125 feet from the intersection. It shall also be unlawful to park on the south side during any snow event.

Section 6. Any vehicle parked in violation of the provisions of this Article may be summarily removed at the owner's expense, by order of any law enforcement officer, road commissioner, or selectman.

Section 7. If the owner of a vehicle summarily removed under section 5 hereof does not claim such vehicle and pay all towing and storage expenses within thirty (30) days of the date of such removal, the title to such vehicle shall escheat to the Town and the vehicle may be sold or otherwise disposed of in accordance with Title 27, Vermont Statutes Annotated, Chapter 13.

Section 8. Nothing in this Article shall be construed to make unlawful vehicular stops in obedience to the direction of a law enforcement officer or for causes beyond the control of the operator.

ARTICLE VIII. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Section 1. Each violation of a provision of this ordinance shall be deemed a separate offense.

Section 2. A person who violates a provision of this ordinance shall be fined in accordance with penalties provided by state statutes, in conformance with Title 23, Vermont Statutes Annotated, Chapter 24.

Section 3. The provisions of this ordinance are declared to be severable, and if any provision hereof be adjudged invalid, such judgment shall not affect the validity of any other provision.

Section 4. Any other traffic ordinance or regulation heretofore adopted by the Town of Waitsfield is hereby amended.

Section 5. This ordinance refers to the General Highway Map of the Town of Waitsfield, prepared by the Vermont Agency of Transportation and dated February 10, 1982, and as periodically revised.

Section 6. This ordinance was adopted by the Selectboard at its meeting of October 5, 1987; and amended at its meetings of August 4, 1997, June 10, 2002, and February 5, 2007, with notices published in The Valley Reporter newspaper and copies filed in the records of the Town of Waitsfield at the time of its adoption and each amendment.

DATED at Waitsfield, Vermont, this 5th day of February, 2007.

WAITSFIELD SELECTBOARD

/s/ Elwin A. Neill, Jr., Chair
/s/ Charles Hosford
/s/ J. LeRoy Hadden, D.V.M.
/s/ Paul Hartshorn
/s/ Salvatore Spinosa