ORDINANCE NO. 846

AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE

REDUCING THE PERMISSIBLE VEHICLE WEIGHT

IN THE COMMUNITY OF MESA VERDE/CSA 122

The Board of Supervisors of the County of Riverside do ordain as follows:

Section 1. Weight Prohibition

Pursuant to California Vehicle Code Section 35712, any commercial vehicle exceeding a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating of 14,000 pounds is prohibited from using the local streets within the community of Mesa Verde and County Service Area (CSA) 122 as identified in the attached list and map (Exhibit A).

Commercial vehicles exceeding a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating of 14,000 pounds are prohibited from using the following streets:

Bellwood Drive

Blythe Way

Cottonwood Drive

Citrus Drive

Eureka Drive

Evergreen Drive

Green Street

Lemon Drive

Lime Drive

Maple Drive

Mesa Drive, from Bellwood Drive to its southerly terminus

Monroe Drive

Olive Drive

Orange Drive

Orchard Lane

Pallowalla Drive

Pallowalla Road

Park Drive

Pepper Drive

Roses Road

Section 2. Exemption

Pursuant to California Vehicle Code Section 35714, this Ordinance does not prohibit any commercial vehicles coming from an unrestricted street having ingress and egress by direct route to and from the streets within the Mesa Verde community/CSA 122 when necessary for the purpose of making pickups or deliveries of goods, wares, and merchandise from or to any building structure located in the Mesa Verde community/CSA 122 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 roadways in the Mesa Verde community/CSA 122 for which a building permit has previously been obtained.

Commercial vehicles owned by a public utility or a licensed contractor while necessarily in use in the construction, installation, or repair of any public utility are exempt from the vehicle weight restriction.

Section 3. Notice

Pursuant to California Vehicle Code Section 35713, this Ordinance shall not be effective until signs are posted. The Director of Transportation is hereby authorized to post signs indicating that the weight restriction is in effect.

Section 4. Alternate Route

There are currently no streets within the Mesa Verde community/CSA 122 that allow through truck traffic. The route for trucks is the Interstate 10 freeway.

Section 5. Penalty

Violation of this Ordinance shall be an infraction, punishable by a fine of $100 for the first infraction, a fine of $200 for the second infraction, and a fine of $250 for each additional violation of this Ordinance within a period of one year after the second infraction.

Adopted: 846 Item 3.93 of 08/23/2005 per section 3 Ordinance shall not be effective until signs are posted.