ORDINANCE NO. 050676
Amending Chapter 48, Code of
Ordinances, by repealing Section 48-1, Definitions, and enacting in lieu
thereof a new section of like number and subject matter revising the definition
of a parking space.
BE IT ORDAINED
BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:
Section 1. That
Chapter 48, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby
amended by repealing Section 48-1, Definitions, and enacting in lieu thereof a
new section of like number and subject matter, to read as follows:
Sec. 48-1. Definitions.
words, terms and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings
ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a
any device used or capable of being used for navigation on water.
means but is not limited to any unit primarily designed as temporary living
quarters for recreation, camping or travel use, or an enclosed space which is
capable of being occupied and designed to be temporarily attached to the bed or
frame of a truck or similar self-powered vehicle.
the City of Kansas City, Missouri.
basin means any facility designed for the purpose of temporarily holding
water which is then released at a predetermined rate and controls the flow of
finance means the director of finance or any authorized representative.
health means the director of health or any authorized representative.
neighborhood and community services means the director of neighborhood and
community services or any authorized representative.
parks and recreation means the director of parks and recreation or any
public works means the director of public works or any authorized
a structure serving as an enclosure, barrier or boundary, usually made of
posts, boards, wires, masonry or rails.
the animal and vegetable waste resulting from the handling, preparation,
cooking, serving and nonconsumption of food.
means any plant capable of poisoning, including but not limited to poison
ivy, at any height or state of maturity.
any person who has a legal or equitable interest in a parcel of real property
other than a fee interest, including a life tenant, tenant, lessee, tenant at
will, tenant at sufferance or adverse possessor, as well as a person in
possession or a person who has charge, care or control of the parcel of real
property, as the agent or personal representative of the person holding legal
title to a fee interest. Possession, charge, care or control may include
living, sleeping, cooking or eating in the parcel of real property.
any person who, alone or jointly or severally with others:
(1) Shall have legal title to any parcel of real
property, building or structure, or part thereof, with or without accompanying
actual possession thereof; or
(2) Shall have charge, care or control of any parcel
of real property, building or structure, or part thereof, as agent or personal
representative of the person having legal title to the building or structure,
or part thereof; or
Shall have possession or right to possession under a
contract for deed.
Shall have legal title of a vehicle.
means an area on a lot satisfying all of the following requirements:
(1) The area must be as wide and as long as the
vehicle parked thereon, but shall not be less than seven and one-half feet wide
and 15 feet in length if an automobile is parked thereon;
(2) The area must be connected to a public street or
alley by a driveway not less than seven and one-half feet wide; and
(3) The parking space shall be surfaced in accordance
with sections 52-35 and 56-112.
A parking space may be provided
in the front yard if the parking space is at least 20 feet from the front
property line or if it is authorized by a development plan or variance approved
in accordance with the zoning ordinance.
and includes any individual, firm, estate, corporation, association,
partnership, cooperative or governmental agency.
any public or private property, vacant or occupied lot, plot, parcel of land,
street, sidewalk, alley, boulevard, highway, right-of-way, park, parkway,
public square or viaduct, including the structures or buildings thereon.
sewage disposal system means any arrangement of devices and structures used
for receiving, transporting, treating and disposing of sewage, including
private and community sewer lines.
Rank weeds means
thickets or any vegetation which may emit noxious odors or any vegetation which
is ten inches or more in height, including but not limited to grasses and
unattended growths of other plants, bushes and shrubbery. Rank weeds shall not
mean trees in excess of six feet in height, cultivated or attended trees less
than six feet in height, or cultivated or attended plants, bushes or shrubbery.
vehicle means any unit primarily designed as a temporary living quarters
for recreation, camping or travel use which either:
(1) Contains its own motive power, as in the case of
but not limited to motor homes, motor coaches, mini-motor homes or recreational
(2) Is permanently mounted on a vehicle such as a
truck camper or pickup camper.
unwanted or discarded waste materials in a solid or semisolid state consisting
of garbage or rubbish or a combination thereof.
solid wastes consisting of combustible and noncombustible waste materials from
residential, commercial, industrial and institutional establishments, including
yard wastes and items commonly referred to as trash.
dense growth of wild shrubbery, regardless of height, having stems or trunks
less than four inches in diameter, and briar patches.
but is not limited to any vehicle designed or utilized for the transportation
of a boat, automobile, snowmobile, livestock, cargo or similar items, or as
temporary living quarters for recreation, camping or travel use as in the case
of a travel, tent, camp, pop-up or fifth wheel trailer and the like, which does
not have motive power of its own, but is designed to be drawn by another
any self-propelled device, or portion thereof, not operated exclusively upon
tracks, and shall include, without limitation, automobiles, trucks, buses,
motor homes, tractors and motorcycles.
as to form and legality:
Assistant City Attorney