Town of Monroe, NY
Orange County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Monroe 5-7-1979 by Local Law No. 4, 1979. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire prevention — See Ch. 27.

§ 27A-1 Definitions.

As used herein, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
FIRE LANE
An aisle or area shown as such on a map, plat or site plan duly approved by the Planning Board, designed as such for the unobstructed passage of firefighting and other emergency vehicles, such as police cars and ambulances, and shall also include any aisle, way, path, alley, lane, road or other area designated as such by the Town Board by local law, whether or not the same is designated on a map plat or site plan and whether or not the same is owned or maintained privately or by the Town of Monroe.
[Amended 9-8-1980 by L.L. No. 5, 1980]
FIRE MARSHAL
The duly appointed Fire Marshal of the Town of Monroe, appointed pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 27 of the Code of the Town of Monroe.
FIRE ZONE
An area shown as such on a map, plat or site plan duly approved by the Planning Board of the Town of Monroe intended to be free of parked or standing vehicles at all times, and shall also include any aisle, way, path, alley, lane, road or other area designated as such by the Town Board by local law, whether or not the same is designated on a map plat or site plan and whether or not the same is owned or maintained privately or by the Town of Monroe.
[Amended 9-8-1980 by L.L. No. 5, 1980]
MAP, PLAT or SITE PLAN
Any subdivision map or site plan approved by the Planning Board pursuant to the authority contained in Article 16 of the Town Law and/or resolutions of the Town Board of the Town of Monroe adopted on September 5, 1947, November 7, 1947, December 6, 1957, July 3, 1959, and October 9, 1968, and Local Law No. 2 of 1965 and Local Law No. 3 of 1976, commonly known as the "Zoning Law of the Town of Monroe."[1]
OBSTRUCT
The act of parking a vehicle, standing a vehicle or placing an obstruction in a fire zone or fire lane.
OBSTRUCTION
Every inert object or structure or thing of any dimension or size other than a vehicle.
PARKING
The standing of a vehicle, whether or not occupied, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading merchandise or passengers.
PERSON
Any person, firm, corporation, association or legal representative acting individually or jointly.
PLANNING BOARD
The duly appointed Planning Board of the Town of Monroe.
STANDING
The stopping of a vehicle, whether or not occupied, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers.
SUPERINTENDENT
The duly elected or appointed Town of Monroe Superintendent of Highways for the Town of Monroe or his Deputy.
VEHICLE
Every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, except devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or trucks.
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Editor's Note: See Ch. 57, Zoning.

§ 27A-2 Obstructing fire lanes prohibited.

[Amended 9-8-1980 by L.L. No. 5, 1980]
No person shall obstruct or cause to be obstructed any fire zone or fire lane designated as such on a duly approved map, plat or site plan or by the Town Board at any time during the day or night.

§ 27A-3 Snow and ice removal.

The owner or owners of the land included within any fire zone or fire lane shall keep the same free from snow and ice at all times.

§ 27A-4 Maintenance and repair.

The owner or owners of the land included within any fire zone or fire lane shall keep the same in good repair and shall maintain the surface of same so as to allow the safe passage of fire-fighting and other emergency vehicles, such as police cars and ambulances, at all times.

§ 27A-5 Removal of vehicles and obstructions.

In the event that a vehicle shall be parked or standing in violation of this chapter, the Superintendent shall have the same powers of removal as are set forth in § 51-4 of the Code of the Town of Monroe.

§ 27A-6 Posting.

[Added 9-8-1980 by L.L. No. 5, 1980]
The Supervisor shall cause to be posted within any fire lane a sufficient number of signs indicating the prohibition against obstruction and the designation of such as a fire lane.

§ 27A-7 Designated fire lanes and zones.

[Added 9-8-1980 by L.L. No. 5, 1980[1]]
The following areas, in addition to those shown and designated on an approved site plan or plat, are hereby designated fire lanes and zones:
A. 
The extension of Round Lake Terrace from its intersection with Mack Place, as shown on the subdivision of lands of David F. Mack at Round Island Lake filed in the Orange County Clerk's office on December 12, 1921, to the shore of Round Island Lake.
B. 
An area at the easterly end of a fifty-foot-wide right-of-way leading from West Mombasha Road to Mombasha Lake as shown on the map entitled "Map of Property of Lamore Realty Co., Inc., at Mombasha, Town of Monroe, Orange County, New York," filed in the Orange County Clerk's office on the 18th day of July 1923, which said area is bounded on the east by Mombasha Lake; on the north by the southerly boundary of Section 38, Block 5, Lot 24, and Circle Drive Extension; on the west by the easterly boundary of Section 38, Block 5, Lots 3 and 2; and on the south by the northerly boundary of the aforesaid fifty-foot-wide right-of-way from the southeasterly corner of Tax Lot 2 to Mombasha Lake.
[Added 6-26-1989 by L.L. No. 6, 1989]
C. 
An area at the easterly end of a right-of-way approximately 33 feet in width leading from West Mombasha Road to Mombasha Lake as shown on the map entitled "Map of Property of Lamore Realty Co., Inc., at Mombasha, Town of Monroe, Orange County, New York," filed in the Orange County Clerk's office on the 18th day of July 1923, running from a Y-intersection of two rights-of-way to the west shore of Mombasha Lake, which said area is approximately 253 feet in length and runs along the southerly boundary of the property shown on the Tax Map as Section 38, Block 8, Lot 12.
[Added 6-26-1989 by L.L. No. 6, 1989]
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Editor's Note: This local law also provided for the renumbering of former § 27A-6, Penalties for offenses, as § 27A-8. Former § 27A-7, Appearance tickets, was subsequently renumbered as § 27A-9.

§ 27A-8 Penalties for offenses.

A violation of this chapter shall constitute a traffic infraction, and any person violating this chapter shall be liable to a fine of not more than $250 or to imprisonment for not more than 15 days for each violation.

§ 27A-9 Appearance tickets.

The Superintendent or his Deputy and the Fire Marshal or his Deputy Fire Inspectors are hereby authorized to issue and serve an appearance ticket with respect to violations of this chapter with the applicable provisions of the Criminal Procedure Law of the State of New York. This power shall be in addition to the power conferred upon the Superintendent by § 27A-5 hereof to remove vehicles parked or standing in violation of this chapter.