Title 12: Vehicles And Traffic

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Chapters:

12.20 Special Speed Limits
12.36 Truck Routes

12.38 Commercial Vehicle Parking


Chapter 12.20: Special Speed Limits

Sections:

  • 12.20.010 Basis of Change or Determination
  • 12.20.020 Changes in State Law Speed Limits

12.20.010  Basis Of Change Or Determination

The prima facie speed limit declared for each street or portion thereof designated in section 12.20.020 is a speed limit which is either an increase from the prima facie speed limit or a decrease from the maximum speed limit otherwise applicable to such street or portion thereof pursuant to Chapter 7 of Division 11 of the Vehicle Code of the State (commencing at section 22348 thereof). The increase or decrease has been determined upon the basis of an engineering and traffic survey. For each street or portion thereof upon which an increase in the prima facie speed limit (otherwise applicable) has been declared, a determination has been made that the increased declared prima facie speed limit is the most appropriate to facilitate the orderly movement of traffic and is reasonable and safe. For each street or portion thereof upon which a decrease from the maximum speed limit (otherwise applicable) has been made and a lower speed limit declared as the prima facie speed limit, a determination has been made that the maximum speed limit (otherwise applicable) is more than is reasonable or safe, and that the declared prima facie speed limit is most appropriate to facilitate the orderly movement of traffic and is reasonable and safe.

12.20.020 Changes In State Law Speed Limits

The prima facie speed limit declared in this section for each street or portion of a street designated shall be effective from and after the posting of appropriate signs giving notice thereof.  The names of the streets upon which special prima facie speed limits are hereby declared, the portion of such streets affected by the declaration, and the declared prima facie speed limits therefor is as follows:

Name of Street

Portion Affected Declared
Prima Facie

Speed Limit 
(miles per hour)

Algonquin Rd.

Bear Valley Rd. to Sitting Bull Rd.  

35

Apple Valley Rd.

Bear Valley Rd. to Town Center Dr.  

50

Apple Valley Rd.

Bear Valley Rd. to Yucca Loma Rd.  

55

Apple Valley Rd.

Yucca Loma Rd. to State Hwy 18   

50

Apple Valley Rd.

Town Center Dr. to Arrroyo Mesa Lane   

45

Bear Valley Rd.

Western Town Limits to Kiowa Rd.  

55

Bear Valley Rd.

Kiowa Rd. to Navajo Rd.  

55

Bear Valley Rd.

Navajo Rd. to Eastern Town Limits   

55

Central Rd.

Bear Valley Road to Highway 18   

55

Del Oro Road            

Apple Valley Road to Highway 18  

50

Iroquois Rd.

Pah-Ute Rd. to Rancherias Rd.  

35

Kamana Rd.

Apple Valley Rd. to Tao Rd.  

45

Kiowa Rd.

Bear Valley Rd. to State Highway 18   

45

Kiowa Rd.

Highway 18 to Navajo Rd.  

45

Kiowa Rd.

Bear Valley to Tussing Ranch Rd.  

50

Navajo Rd.

State Highway 18 to Ottawa Rd.  

40

Navajo Rd.

Bear Valley Road to Ottawa Rd.  

50

Navajo Rd.

Highway 18 to Thunderbird Rd.  

50

Otoe Rd.

Rancherias Road to Dale Evans Parkway   

50

Ottawa Rd.

Rincon Road to Kiowa Rd.  

40

Ottawa Rd.        

Kiowa Rd. to Navajo Rd. 

45

Ramona Rd.

Navajo Road to Central Rd.  

45

Rancherias Rd.

Highway 18 to Yucca Loma Rd.  

45

Rancherias Rd.

Tomahawk Road to Erie Rd.  

35

Rancherias Rd.

Erie Road to Yucca Loma Rd.  

45

Rincon Rd.

Sitting Bull Road to Rancherias Rd.  

45

Riverside Dr.

Sahale Lane to Branding Iron Rd. 

40

Seneca Rd.

Apple Valley Road to Rancherias Rd. 

45

Shoshonee Rd.

Apple Valley Road to Seminole Rd. 

45

Sitting Bull Rd.

Apple Valley Road to Valley View Court  

45

Sitting Bull Rd.

Valley View Court to Kiowa Rd. 

45

Sitting Bull Rd.

Kiowa Road to Navajo Rd. 

45

Standing Rock Rd.

Outer Highway 18 to Navajo Rd. 

50

Thunderbird Rd.

Dale Evans Parkway to Navajo Rd. 

50

Thunderbird Rd.

Rancherias Rd. to Dale Evans Parkway  

45

Tuscola Rd.

Apple Valley Road to Nokomis Rd. 

45

Yucca Loma Rd.

Apple Valley Rd. to Kiowa Rd. 

45

Yucca Loma Rd.

Kiowa Rd. to Navajo Rd. 

45

Zuni Rd.

Rancherias Rd. to Aztec Rd. 

45

Spring Valley Lake Equestrian Area

For the area bound by: North of Bear Valley Rd., East of West Town limits, South of Ottawa Rd., West of Apple Valley Rd.

35

Area north of Bear Valley at Multnomah Rd.

For the area of: Multnomah Caddo Rd. and Klamath Rd.

30

Area south of Bear Valley Rd. at Laguna Rd.

For the area of: Bear Valley Rd. on the North, Kiowa Rd. on the West, Sandia Rd. on the South, and Mohawk Rd. on the East

35

(Entire Chapter 12.20 added per Ord #152, adopted 07-26-95; entire chapter amended per Ord. 166, adopted 4-23-96; entire chapter amended per Ord. 168, adopted 05-28-96; amended per Ord. #231 adopted 12-20-00; amended per Ord. 282 adopted 4-27-04; Amended per Ordinance No. 331 adopted 1-25-07; Amended per Ord. No. 339 adopted 4/24/07; Amended per Ord. No. 375 dated 02-12-08)

Chapter 12.36: Truck Routes

Sections:

  • 12.36.010 Definitions
  • 12.36.020 Trucks Prohibited on Restricted Streets
  • 12.36.030 Through Truck Routes Established
  • 12.36.040 Local Truck Route Established
  • 12.36.050 Truck Traffic Originating Outside Town
  • 12.36.060 Truck Traffic Originating Inside Town
  • 12.36.070 Weigh-In
  • 12.36.080 Exceptions
  • 12.36.090 Fines

12.36.010 Definitions

(a) For the purpose of this chapter certain terms used herein are defined as follows:

  1. “Destination" or "destinations": means either a single delivery or several deliveries.
  2. “Local Truck Route” means any street as herein designated upon which trucks with an origin and/or destination within the Town may operate only between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., except for trucks displaying a valid Town of Apple Valley Parking Permit and which are being driven to or from their designated parking site.
  3. “Restricted Street” means all streets in the Town except through and local truck routes as herein established.
  4. “Through Truck Route” means any street as herein designated upon which the unrestricted use of trucks is permitted.
  5. “Truck” means any vehicle having a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating exceeding 10,000 pounds.

(Amended Ord. 271 adopted 10-14-03; Amended Ord. 310 adopted 4-11-06)


12.36.020 Trucks Prohibited on Restricted Streets


(a) All streets or parts of streets in the Town of Apple Valley other than those designated in this section as through or local truck routes are hereby designated as restricted streets.

(b) When appropriate truck route signs are erected, as hereinafter provided, no person shall operate, drive or cause or permit to be operated or driven, any truck on any restricted street, except as hereinafter provided.


12.36.030 Through Truck Routes Established

The following named streets are hereby declared to be through truck routes for the movement of trucks, and the Town Manager is hereby authorized and directed to designate such streets by appropriate signs as “THROUGH TRUCK ROUTE,” which method of designation the Town Manager has determined will best serve to give notice of this chapter, but signs shall, at a minimum, be posted at all through truck route entrances to the Town.

Street

Bear Valley Road

Highway 18

Central Road between Quarry Road and Bear Valley Road

Waalew Road between Central Road and Dale Evans Parkway

Dale Evans Parkway between I-15 and Waalew Road

Deep Creek Road, from Bear Valley Road to the southern Town Boundary

Johnson Road, from Dale Evans Parkway to Central Road.

(Amended Ord. 271 adopted 10-14-03; Amended Ord 310 adopted 4-11-06; Amended Ord. 374 adopted 2-12-08)

 

12.36.040 Local Truck Route Established

The following named streets are hereby declared to be local truck routes upon which trucks with an origin and/or destination within the Town may operate only between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., except for trucks displaying a valid Town of Apple Valley Parking Permit and which are being driven to or from their designated parking site, and the Town Manager is hereby authorized and directed to designate such streets by appropriate signs as “LOCAL TRUCK ROUTE,” which method of designation the Town Manager has determined will best serve to give notice of this chapter, but signs shall, at a minimum, be posted at all intersections of local truck routes with through truck routes within the Town.

Street

Apple Valley Road, for the entire length.

Corwin Road, from SR-18 to the airport.

Yucca Loma Road, from Apple Valley Road to Kiowa Road.

Kiowa Road, from SR-18 to Bear Valley Road.

Navajo Road, from Thunderbird Road to Tussing Ranch Road.

Waalew Road, from Dale Evans Parkway to Corwin Road.

Thunderbird Road, from Central Road to Dale Evans Parkway.

Dale Evans parkway, from SR-18 to Waalew Road.

Stoddard Wells Road, from I-15 to the Northern Town Boundary.

Central Road, from Bear Valley Road to the southern Town Boundary.

(Amended Ord. 306 adopted January 24, 2006; amended Ord. 310 adopted 4-11-06; Amended Ord. 374 adopted February 12, 2008)

  
12.36.050 Truck Traffic Originating Outside Town

(a) Outside destination, through traffic.  All trucks entering the town for destinations outside the Town shall proceed only over through truck route.

(b) Inside destination.  All trucks entering the Town for destinations in the Town shall proceed only over through or local truck route.  They shall deviate therefrom only by the shortest and most direct route between each destination and the nearest through or local truck route.
 
(c) Trucks may travel on restricted streets by the shortest and most direct route between a Town boundary and a destination if such a route is shorter than the route between a destination and the nearest truck route.

(Amended Ord. 271 adopted 10-14-03)


12.36.060 Truck Traffic Originating Inside Town

(a) Portion of trip outside of the Town. If any portion of a truck’s trip is outside of the Town, even though its origin is inside the Town, it shall be considered as an outside origin trip upon reentering into the Town and section 12.36.050 shall apply.

(b) Outside destinations. All trucks, on a trip originating in the town and traveling in the Town for destinations outside the Town, shall proceed by the shortest and most direct route to the nearest through or local truck route and shall thereafter proceed on a truck route while in the Town.
 
(c) Inside destinations. All trucks, on a trip originating in the Town and traveling entirely within the Town for destinations in the Town, shall proceed by the shortest and most direct route to the nearest through or local truck route.  They shall deviate therefrom only by the shortest and most direct route between each destination and the nearest through or local truck route.
 
(d) Trucks may travel on restricted streets by the shortest and most direct route between a Town boundary and destination if such a route is shorter than the route between a destination and the nearest truck route.

(Amended Ord. 271 adopted 10-14-03)


12.36.070 Weigh-In
 
Any peace officer shall have the authority to require any person driving or in control of any truck not proceeding over a through truck route to proceed to any public or private scale available for the purpose of weighing and determining whether this section has been complied with.


12.36.080 Exceptions

(a) The provisions of this chapter shall not prohibit the operation of any truck coming from a through or local truck route having ingress or egress by direct route to and from a restricted street when necessary for the purpose of making pickups or deliveries of goods, wares and merchandise from or to any building or structure located on the restricted street or for the purpose of delivering materials to be used in the actual and bona fide repair, alteration, remodeling or construction of any building or structure upon which the restricted street for which a building permit has previously been obtained so long as the operator of such truck takes a route as prescribed in sections 12.36.050 and 12.36.060 hereof.

(b) The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to:

  1. Passenger buses under the jurisdiction of the public utilities commission and school buses.
  2. Any vehicles owned or operated by a public utility, or by the Town, or operating under contract for the Town with a haul route authorized in writing by the Town Engineer, or any vehicle used for the removal of refuse under contract with the Town.
  3. Any Authorized emergency vehicle.
  4. Trucks directly involved in street improvement projects on Apple Valley Road between Bear Valley Road and Highway 18.

(Amended Ord. 271 adopted 10-14-03; Amended Ord 306 adopted 1-24-06)


12.36.090 Fines

Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter or disobeying any signs or markings installed pursuant thereto shall be guilty of an infraction.  Pursuant to the Vehicle Code, every person convicted of an infraction for a violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be punished by a fine based upon excess weight in accordance with section 42030 of the State of California Vehicle Code. 

(Entire Chapter 12.36 added per Ord.136, 05-24-94; Chapter amended per Ordinance 224 dated 6-13-00)


Chapter 12.38: Commercial Vehicle Parking
  • 12.38.010 Definitions
  • 12.38.020 Commercial Vehicle Parking Prohibited
  • 12.38.030 Exceptions; Permits
  • 12.38.040 Requirements for Holders of Parking Permits
  • 12.38.050 Fees
  • 12.38.060 Violation
  • 12.38.070 Enforcement

12.38.010 Definitions

As used in this Chapter:

(a) “Adjacent lot” or “adjacent to” as used herein means a lot sharing a common property line with the applicant’s residence.

(b) “Commercial vehicle” means any vehicle having a manufacturer’s Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR) rating exceeding ten thousand (10,000) pounds. Vehicles registered as recreational vehicles that are utilized for the resident’s personal use only, and not utilized for commercial gain, are not “commercial vehicles”  for purposes of this section regardless of gross vehicle weight rating.

(c)  “Parking permit” means the Commercial Vehicle Parking Permit issued by the Town of Apple Valley.

(d) “Lot size” means the size of a lot as determined by the San Bernardino County Assessor’s Parcel Map.

(e) “Commercial Vehicle Operators/Owners” means an individual or individuals that operate a commercial vehicle as part of their business or as part of their employment.


12.38.020  Commercial Vehicle Parking Prohibited

(a) No person shall park, or leave standing any commercial vehicle(s), including combination tractor and trailer(s), towed trailers, semi-trailers, or other towed equipment unless the actual loading or unloading of said vehicle is in progress, except:

  1. Commercial vehicle parking shall be permitted on approved truck routes for one hour or less , within 300 feet of a commercial business.  Commercial vehicle must be legally parked entirely out of the traveled roadway. Commercial vehicle parking is prohibited on Outer Highway 18, Outer Bear Valley Road, Outer Central Road, and in any parking lot other than for purposes of loading, and unloading.

(b) Parking of commercial vehicles is prohibited within the Town right-of-way.

(c) Parking of commercial vehicles is prohibited in front of the residence or garage.

(d) Parking of commercial vehicles is prohibited in all Residential zoning districts, except:

  1. In the Residential Agricultural (R-A) District with a minimum of 2½ acres, and if a permit is obtained, and applicable provisions of Section 12.38.030 and 12.38.040 are complied with.
  2. In the Residential Low Density (R-LD) District with a minimum of 2½ acres, and if a permit is obtained, and applicable provisions of Section 12.38.030 and 12.38.040 are complied with.
  3. In the Residential Very Low Density (R-VLD) District with a minimum of 2½ acres, and if a permit is obtained, and applicable provisions of Section 12.38.030 and 12.38.040 are complied with.
  4. And for holders of Commercial Vehicle Parking Permits existing on, or prior to June 22, 2001, and subject to the applicable conditions and exceptions in section 12.38.030.

(e) Parking of commercial vehicles is prohibited in the required front yard setback or street side setback.

(f) Parking of commercial vehicles is prohibited on vacant lots.

(g) Continuous operation in excess of 15 minutes of commercial vehicle engines, accessory generators, or compressors is prohibited in, or adjacent to residential zoning districts.

(h) Repair of commercial vehicles, other than adding oil, brake adjustments, or minor repair of electrical, belts, hoses, lights, or similar equipment, is prohibited in residential zoning districts.  This section does not remove the requirement to have a commercial vehicle parking permit.

(i) Commercial vehicles carrying hazardous materials, substances, or wastes, as defined in the California Vehicle Code, are prohibited in, or adjacent to any residential zoning district.

(j) Unattached trailers, or semi-trailers are prohibited on any highway, street, alley, public way, or public place except in the process of being loaded, or unloaded.  Disabled trailers, semi-trailers, or construction equipment, which requires disconnecting the trailer to perform the required service, shall be removed from the public right-of-way within twenty-four (24) hours.

(k) Commercial Vehicles are prohibited from being used as storage containers in any residential zoning district.


12.38.030  Exceptions; Permits

Residents holding a valid Commercial Vehicle Parking Permit to park their commercial vehicle on their residential property prior to June 22, 2001, may continue to park their commercial vehicle(s) at the permitted residence subject to the conditions contained in this section, and in § 12.38.040.  Issuance of a permit shall not excuse compliance with all other applicable provisions in this Chapter.

(a) A completed Commercial Vehicle Parking Permit Application must be filed with, and approved by, the Town of Apple Valley Planning Department.

(b) The applicant for any parking permit shall be the owner of the property, or if renting the residence, shall have written permission from the property owner.  The permit is not transferable to another person or property.

(c) At the time of application for the parking permit, the applicant shall show proof that he/she is the registered owner of the commercial vehicle, the vehicle has current annual registration, and the vehicle complies with any applicable air quality requirements.  The parking permit may also be issued to operators who show written permission of the vehicle owner, current annual registration, and that the vehicle complies with any applicable air quality requirements. Permits shall be renewed annually per 12.38.040(e).

(d) Any applicant to whom Chapter 9.03.0600 Home Occupation Permits applies shall comply with the requirements of said Chapter 9.13.0600 and also obtain a Town Business License, unless exempted by State and Federal regulations.

(e) Commercial vehicle parking is prohibited on lots smaller than 18,000 gross square feet.

(f) Parking of the tractor or bobtail without trailer(s) may be permitted in the front of the residence, or garage, when there is no access and/or available space to the rear or side of the residence.  The tractor must be completely parked on private property in such a way that it does not obstruct the view of traffic on the public streets or from adjacent properties, and is parked no further than twenty (20) feet from the residence.

(g) The following requirements and limitations shall apply to residents who utilized their property for commercial vehicle parking on or prior to July 24, 1997:

  1. A maximum of two (2) commercial vehicles or combination tractors and trailers in excess of ten thousand (10,000) pounds GVWR shall be permitted per each improved residential lot of one acre or more in size.
  2. A maximum of one (1) commercial vehicle or combination tractor and trailer in excess of ten thousand (10,000) pounds GVWR shall be permitted per each improved residential lot greater than .4 acre  (18,000 gross square feet) and less than one acre in size.

(h) The following requirements and limitations shall apply to residents who began utilizing their property for commercial vehicle parking after July 24, 1997, and on or prior to June 22, 2001;

  1. A maximum of two (2) commercial vehicles or combination tractor-trailer in excess of ten thousand (10,000) pounds GVWR shall be permitted per each improved residential lot of one acre or more in size.
  2. Parking of commercial vehicles is prohibited on lots less than one acre in size.

(i)  The following requirements and limitations shall apply to residents who began utilizing their property for commercial vehicle(s) parking after June 22, 2001 in the R-A, R-LD, and R-VLD Residential Zone;

  1. A maximum of two (2) commercial vehicles or a combination tractor-trailer in excess of ten thousand (10,000) pounds GVWR shall be permitted per each improved residential lot of 2 ½ acres or more in size.

(j) The Commercial Vehicle Permit is not transferable to another operator or another resident of the property.


12.38.040 Requirements for Holders of Parking Permits

The following provisions shall also apply to holders of Commercial Vehicle Parking permits:

(a) Commercial vehicles shall be parked to the rear, or side of the residence in such a manner as to minimize visibility from the road.

(b) Commercial vehicles shall be parked a minimum of twenty-five (25) feet from any residential structures on adjacent property.  If this is not feasible, this condition may be waived upon written consent from the occupant of the adjoining, affected residence.

(c) For Commercial Vehicle Parking Permit’s issued prior to June 22, 2001, parking may be permitted on an adjacent vacant lot under the same ownership as the applicant’s residence, only when there is no access and/or adequate space to the rear or side of the residence, subject to compliance with all other conditions including:

  1. Commercial vehicles parked on a vacant lot shall be parked the same distance from the roadway as the applicant’s residence;
  2. The commercial vehicle shall be parked within twenty (20) feet of the fence line or residential structure of applicant’s property.
  3. The commercial vehicle shall be parked perpendicular to the street and behind the front yard setback.

(d) A Town of Apple Valley parking permit placard must be affixed immediately below the right front interior visor of the commercial vehicle for which the permit was issued.  Failure to display the placard is a violation of this Code section.

(e) Proof of current annual registration must be submitted to the Town of Apple Valley by the commercial vehicle owner/operator on an annual basis to maintain a valid commercial vehicle parking permit.  If the owner/operator fails to submit the required proof of annual registration the parking permit shall automatically expire on the parking permit’s anniversary date.


12.38.050  Fee

A parking permit fee shall be established by resolution of the Town Council.


12.38.060  Violation

(a) Each person, firm, or corporation shall be guilty of a separate offense for each and every day during any portion of which any violation of any provision of this Chapter is committed, continued, or permitted by such person, and shall be punishable accordingly.

(b) The parking permit may be revoked upon failure to comply with any provision of this Code.


12.38.070  Enforcement

The provisions of this Chapter shall be enforced by the Town Manager or designee.

(Entire Chapter 12.38 amended per Ord.183, 06-24-97. also amended per Ord 218, 3-28-2000; also amended per Ordinance 234 adopted 5-22-01)

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