ORDINANCE NO. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ARTICLE 3.0109 REGARING HEAVY VEHICLES WHEREAS, the City desires to amend the weight per axle permitted in the City of Richardton. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of City Commissioners of the City of Richardton, North Dakota, as follows: 1. Section 3.0109 Heavy Vehicles shall be amended to provide as follows: No person, firm or corporation shall move, or cause to be moved over the paved streets, sidewalks, crosswalks, culverts, bridges and viaducts within the City any engine, tractor, wagon, truck or other vehicle, object or thing which will tend to injure the paving, sidewalks, crosswalks, culverts, bridges or viaducts over which the same are transported, or which exceeds in weight 16,000 8,000 pounds per axle, and exceeds 750 pounds per inch of tire widths, or any vehicle to the wheels of which are attached spurs, bars, angle irons or cleats which will tend to mar or deface the paving, sidewalks, crosswalks, culverts, bridges or viaducts, except under the direction and permission of the City governing body. Violators shall pay or cause to be paid to said City, upon demand, any and all damages done to the paving, sidewalks, crosswalks, culverts, bridges or viaducts. When the specified load limits herein contained will cause damage to the City’s paved streets, the City governing body, by resolution adopted, may lower said load limits for such period of time as it may deem necessary. The provisions of this section shall not apply to state and federal highways through the City. 2: Repeal of Ordinances in Conflict. All Ordinances and parts of Ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed. 3: Severability. In the event any section of this Ordinance is held invalid by court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity shall extend only to the section affected, and other sections of this Chapter shall continue in full force and effect. 4. Effective Date: This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after final passage. Dated: January 16, 2023. CITY OF RICHARDTON, ND Attest: Tom Roll, President City Commission City Auditor First Reading: 12/12/2022 Second Reading: 1/16/2023 Final Passage: 1/16/2023 (Jan 25; Feb 1, 2023) 153670