[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Sweden 8-14-1974 by L.L. No. 2-1974. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire prevention and building construction — See Ch. 105.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 170.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- FIRE LANE
- A strip of shopping center parking area 25 feet in width located immediately adjacent to the front of the store area of a shopping center and extending the full length of said store frontage.
- PARK or PARKING
- The standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than
temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading
merchandise or passengers.[Added 8-22-2006 by L.L. No. 3-2006]
- SHOPPING CENTER PARKING AREA
- As set forth in § 129-a of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York, an area or areas of private property totalling at least one acre, near or contiguous to and provided in connection with premises having one or more stores or business establishments, and used by the public as a means of access to and egress from such stores and business establishments and for the free parking of motor vehicles of customers and patrons of such stores and business establishments.
The parking of vehicles or the location of any objects whatsoever in a fire lane is hereby prohibited. Said fire lane area shall be defined by pavement markings and by the location of NO PARKING FIRE LANE signs at appropriate intervals along said lane.
This chapter is adopted pursuant to the authority of § 1660-a of the Vehicle Traffic Law and shall have effect only in those shopping centers from which the Town has received consent pursuant to said section.
Violations of this chapter shall be prosecuted in the Justice Court of the Town of Sweden, and such action shall be commenced by the issuance of a parking summons by a police officer, Fire Marshal or Deputy Fire Marshal.
A violation of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine of up to $250 or imprisonment for up to 15 days, or both.
[Amended 8-22-2006 by L.L. No. 3-2006]