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COUNTY ORDINANCE

COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 12-15-10-01

ORDINANCE IMPOSING WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO BE OPERATED WITHIN THE CORDRY-SWEETWATER CONSERVANCY DISTRICT AND IMPOSING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of Brown County, Indiana, has the authority, pursuant to I.C. 9-20-1-3, to impose restrictions on the weight of motor vehicles to be operated upon roads, streets and highways within the boundaries of the Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District, Brown County, Indiana; and, WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District has appeared before the Board of Commissioners of Brown County, Indiana, and has requested that the Board of Commissioners impose weight restrictions on the weight of motor vehicles to be operated upon the roads, streets and highways within the boundaries of the Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District beginning upon the effective date of this Ordinance and ending on March 15, 2011, and thereafter, beginning on December 15th and ending on March 15th, restricting the use of said roads, streets and highways to motor vehicles weighing less than 20,000 pounds gross vehicle weight (GVW); and, WHEREAS, the roads, streets and highways to which this Ordinance applies are identified upon a map of the Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District attached as EXHIBIT "A" to this Ordinance and are identified by name on EXHIBIT "B" attached to this Ordinance; and, WHEREAS, the Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District has presented to the Board of Commissioners of Brown County, Indiana, evidence that operation of motor vehicles in excess of 20,000 pounds GVW upon the roads, streets and highways within the boundaries of the Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District during the period of December 15th to March 15th will cause serious damage or destruction to said roads, streets and highways due to deterioration of said roads, streets and highways, rain, snow and other climatic conditions; and, WHEREAS, the Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District has further requested that if this Ordinance is adopted, that certain motor vehicles be exempt from this Ordinance, said motor vehicles being school buses and any bus not more than forty-five (45) feet in length, motor vehicles delivering heating fuel in solid, liquid or gaseous form to locations within the Cordy-Sweetwater Conservancy District, emergency and utility repair motor vehicles, including, but not limited to, septic cleaning and repair motor vehicles, vehicles owned by any governmental entity and operated in order to accomplish a governmental purpose or function, privately owned motor homes as defined by I.C. 6-6-5-1, commercial trash hauling or trash removal vehicles providing services to locations within the Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District, and vehicles delivering materials and/or supplies to the Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District; and, WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of Brown County, Indiana, after conducting a public hearing upon this proposed ordinance and receiving testimony, finds and determines that it would be conductive to the public health, safety and welfare and in the best interests of the residents of Brown County and the Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District to impose weight restrictions upon the roads, streets and highways located within the Cordy-Sweetwater Conservancy District as requested by the Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District, and to allow exemptions from said Ordinance as requested by the Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District., NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE Board of Commissioners of Brown County, Indiana, that:  1. No person may operate a motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight in excess of 20,000 pounds upon the roads, streets or highways identified on EXHIBITS "A" and "B" attached to this Ordinance from December 15th to March 15th of each year.  2. This Ordinance shall not apply to school buses and any bus not more than forty-five (45) feet in length, motor vehicles delivering heating fuel in solid, liquid or gaseous form to locations within the Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District, emergency and utility repair motor vehicles, including, but not limited to, septic cleaning and repair motor vehicles, vehicles owned by any governmental entity and operated in order to accomplish a governmental purpose or function, privately owned motor homes as defined by I.C. 6-6-5-1, commercial trash hauling or trash removal vehicles providing services to locations within the Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District, and vehicles delivering materials and/or supplies to the Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District.  3. Any person violating this Ordinance shall be fined in the amount of $100.00, together with court costs. Any person violating this Ordinance for a second or subsequent time shall be fined in the amount of $500.00, together with court costs.  4. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect upon passage and advertisement as requested by law. SO ORDAINED THIS 15th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2010.

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

BROWN COUNTY, INDIANA

James William Austin, President

Mary Fouch

Darrell Kent

ATTEST:

Mari H. Miller, AUDITOR

BROWN COUNTY, INDIANA

January 12, 19, 26, 2011  11-008

 

  • May 5
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • May 5
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • May 5
    Nashville Redevelopment Commission
    4:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • May 5
    CSCD Building Commission
    7 p.m. CSLOA Clubhouse, 8751 Nineveh Road
  • May 5
    Bean Blossom Sewer Board
    7:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • May 6
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • May 6
    BC Soil & Water District
    6:30 p.m. SWCD Office, 802 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • May 6
    BC Commissioners
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • May 6
    Nashville Main Street Committee
    9:30 a.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • May 6
    Woodworkers Club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • May 7
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • May 7
    Quartet featured with gospel jam & sing at Gnaw Bone church
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • May 7
    CSCD Ecology Commission
    6 p.m. CSCD Office, 8377 Cordry Drive
  • May 7
    Bluebird Club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • May 7
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. BC Intermediate School, 260 School House Lane
  • May 7
    Art alliance to meet at library
    5 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • May 8
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • May 9
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • May 9
    Widowed group
    2:30 p.m. Sycamore Valley Community Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • May 9
    Lions Club breakfast at Parkview church annex
    7 to 10:30 a.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • May 9
    Open house conducted at New Song
    9 to 11 a.m. New Song Mission, 7202 Keith Donaldson Road, Freetown
  • May 10
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    Noon to 2 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • May 11
    BC Election Board
    2 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • May 11
    Beeline beekeepers club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • May 12
    Nashville Parking & Public Facilities
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • May 12
    Van Buren Fire Board
    6 p.m. Van Buren Fire Station, 4040 State Road 135 South
  • May 12
    CSCD Roads, Security commissions
    6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. CSCD Office, 8377 Cordry Drive; CSLOA Clubhouse, 8751 Nineveh Road
  • May 12
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • May 12
    Conference center grand opening slated
    5 to 7 p.m. Creekside Retreat, 2450 State Road 46 East
  • May 13
    CRC Steering Committee
    6:30 p.m. CRC, 246 E. Main St.
  • May 13
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • May 14
    Local Coordinating Council
    8 a.m. Comm. Corrections Office, Suite B, lower level of Veterans Hall, 902 Deer Run Lane,
  • May 14
    Gospel jam & sing at Gnaw Bone church
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • May 14
    BC photography club
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • May 16
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • May 16
    Rock & mineral club
    6 p.m. Extension Office, 802 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • May 16
    Historic site hosts outdoor art contest
    7 a.m. to 4 p.m. TC Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Belmont
  • May 16
    Taste of Brown County set at Courthouse grounds
    Noon to 5 p.m. Courthouse grounds and parking area, Buck Stogsdill Way and East Main Street
  • May 16
    Residents can recycle tires
    8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 176 Old State Road 46 at Greasy Creek Road
  • May 23
    Art class set for fourth Saturday at winery
    3 to 5 p.m. Chateau Thomas Winery, Coachlight Square, 225 S. Van Buren St.
  • May 27
    BC Sheriff's Merit Board
    4 p.m. Sheriff's Office, Law Enforcement Center, 55 State Road 46 East
  • May 29
    Farmers market reopens in Bean Bean Blossom
    4 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • June 5
    Strawberry fest during farmers market
    4 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • June 20
    Pollinator Awareness Day at state park Nature Center
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1450 State Road 46 East (north entrance)