AN ORDINANCE MANNING COMMERCIAL TRICK TRAFFIC
FROM RESIDENTIAL AREAS
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The Board of Commissioners finds that the presence of commercial truck traffic on the residential streets of the Town of Denton creates hazardous conditions and causes unnecessary delays in the free movement of traffic about Denton. Residential streets are in many cases narrower than the commercial avenues of the town and are not designed to carry heavy vehicles, in contrast to the commercial avenues of Denton. Also, residential areas are far more likely to have children and elderly residents traveling on foot or by bicycle or other self-operated conveyances than are the commercial avenues.
Wherefore it is hereby enacted as follows:
The following ordinance is hereby enacted, and inserted in SECTION 44 of Article VI after current Section 44(b):
(c) COMMERCIAL TRUCKS PROHIBITED IN RESIDENTIAL ZONES.
All heavy commercial truck activity is hereby prohibited from any area of the Town of Denton which is zoned Residential. “Heavy commercial trucks” are defined as trucks having three axles or more and also tractor trailers. Specifically excepted from this Ordinance are standard passenger trucks such as are in common use by families which are being utilized for a commercial purpose. A violation of this ordinance shall be a misdemeanor, punishable as set forth in Section 50, Chapter VI of this Ordinance.
This ordinance shall be effective upon passage.