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(1) Except as required by subsection (2) of this section, the city manager or the manager’s designee shall exercise the following duties by administrative actions:

(a) Implement the ordinances, resolutions and motions of the council and his or her own orders by installing traffic control devices.

(b) Designate through streets.

(c) Designate the direction of traffic flow.

(d) Designate parking meter zones.

(e) Designate truck routes or streets where trucks are prohibited.

(f) Restrict the use of certain streets by any class or kind of vehicle to protect the streets from damage.

(g) Authorize greater maximum weights or lengths for vehicles using city streets than specified by state law where not deleterious to city streets or public safety.

(h) Establish, maintain, remove, or alter all traffic control areas and traffic control devices including:

1. Traffic control signals, signs, and pavement markings.

2. Crosswalks, safety zones and traffic lanes.

3. Traffic diverters and similar traffic control devices.

4. Intersection channelization and areas where drivers of vehicles shall not make right, left, or U-turns and the time when the prohibition applies.

5. Parking areas and time limitations, including the form of permissible parking and any fees therefor.

6. Loading zones and stops for all vehicles.

(i) Issue oversize or overweight vehicle permits.

(j) Designate certain streets as bridle paths and prohibit bicycles, horses and animals on other streets.

(k) Cause a continual check to be made of traffic movement, congestion and accidents on the streets of the city and after appropriate study take appropriate action as provided in this code.

(l) Keep and maintain a record showing a description of all signs and signals now installed or hereafter installed on any street.

(m) Close or open any street to vehicular or pedestrian traffic. This does not include the authority:

1. To abandon all or part of a pedestrian mall,

2. To vacate all or part of any street, or to close or open a street which the council or city manager determines is of community-wide interest.

(n) Provide for and regulate access to and from any street.

(o) Designate vision safety parking zones.

(p) Impose conditions upon which the streets and other public property may be used for parking.

(q) Grant permission for use of particular streets by one or more horse drawn wagons or carriages on a regular or isolated basis.

(2) When state law prescribes a specific procedure before exercising the authority granted the city manager in this section, or when state law expressly requires a council action, the city manager shall proceed as required by such laws. Any council hearing required by such laws shall be conducted by a hearing official who shall take the testimony and submit a written report of the testimony for council consideration.

(3) When the city manager or the manager’s designee has determined that an administrative action must be implemented immediately in order to preserve the public safety, the order shall be effective upon the date specified in the order notwithstanding the ability to appeal and review the action as provided in section 5.045.

(Section 5.040 amended by Ordinance No. 17690, enacted June 28, 1976; Ordinance No. 18715, enacted October 29, 1980; Ordinance No. 18883, enacted September 30, 1981, Ordinance No. 18937, enacted March 8, 1982; Ordinance No. 19616, enacted May 22, 1988; Ordinance No. 19737, enacted December 10, 1990, effective February 1, 1991; and Ordinance No. 19779, enacted June 10, 1991, effective July 10, 1991; and administratively amended by Ordinance No. 20113, enacted April 6, effective May 6, 1998.)