In the streets or parts of streets of the City of Newburgh described in Schedule XXXI (§ 288-89), attached to and made a part of this chapter, and hereafter established as parking meter zones and in said zones and in such other parking meter zones as may be hereafter created by ordinances of the City, parking meters shall be installed, operated, maintained, policed and supervised. It shall be unlawful and an offense for any person to cause, allow, permit or suffer any vehicle to remain parked in any parking space alongside of or next to which any such parking meter is placed while said meter is displaying a signal showing that such vehicle shall have been already parked beyond the period of time fixed for such parking space.
The City Manager is hereby authorized to have parking meters installed in such parking meter zones as are created by this article or which shall be created by any other ordinance of the City. Such parking meters shall be placed alongside of or next to individual parking spaces to be designated as hereinafter provided. Each said parking meter shall be so set as to show or display a signal that the parking space alongside of same is or is not in use.
On public streets where meters are installed, the parking time limit in each parking space shall be the period designated on the respective meter alongside each such space. The City Manager and the Police Chief shall cause each such meter to indicate, by appropriate legend thereon, a time limit for parking in each such space. Where no such indication appears on such meter, the parking time limit shall be one hour. In parking lots or areas other than a public street, where meters are installed, the parking time limit in each parking space shall be the period designated by the City Manager and the Police Chief, and of which notice shall be posted on conspicuous signs within the respective areas.
Parking or standing a vehicle in a designated space in a parking meter zone on the public streets shall be lawful for 30 minutes upon the deposit of one twenty-five-cent coin of the United States of America.
[Amended 2-8-1988 by Ord. No. 10-88; 8-12-1991 by Ord. No. 28-91; 2-10-1992 by Ord. No. 2-92; 1-23-2012 by Ord. No. 1-2012]
Parking meters on all public streets shall be operated between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on all days except Sunday. Parking meters in City parking lots shall be operated during those hours established by the City Manager pursuant to his authority under § 288-35. Where the City Manager has not exercised such authority, such parking meters shall be operated between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on all days except Sunday.
[Amended 1-22-2001 by Ord. No. 2-2001; 1-23-2012 by Ord. No. 1-2012]
The City Manager shall provide for the installation, operation, maintenance, policing and supervision of parking meters and shall see that said meters are kept in good workable condition.
Each meter shall by its device clearly set out and continue operation from the time of depositing such coin until the expiration of the said parking limit. Each said meter shall also be so arranged that upon the expiration of said parking limit it will indicate that the lawful parking period so fixed by this article or any other ordinance of the City has expired.
The City Manager, or such officers or employees of the City as he shall select, shall mark off individual parking spaces in all parking meter zones, said parking spaces to be designated by lines painted or durably marked on the curbing or surface of the streets, lots and areas comprising the parking meter zones. It shall be unlawful and an offense to park any vehicle across any such line or mark, or to park such vehicle in such a way that the same shall not be entirely within the limits of the space so designated by such lines or marking. Any vehicle parked in any parking space in a parking meter zone shall be parked with the hood of said vehicle alongside of or next to the parking meter adjacent to such parking space, and said vehicle shall be parked within the lines marked on the curb or surface of the pavement as hereinbefore provided.
Except in a period of emergency determined by an officer of the Fire or Police Department, or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or traffic-control sign or signal, when any vehicle shall be parked in any parking space alongside or next to which a parking meter is located, the operator of such vehicle shall, upon entering said parking meter space, immediately deposit or cause to be deposited in said meter such proper coin of the United States as is required for such parking meter and as is designated by proper directions on the meter, and, when required by the directions on the meter, the operator of such vehicle, after the deposit of the proper coin or coins, shall also set in operation the timing mechanism on such meter in accordance with directions properly appearing thereon, and failure to deposit such proper coin, and to set the timing mechanism in operation when so required, shall constitute a violation of this article.
Upon the deposit of such coin and the setting of the timing mechanism in operation when so required, the parking space may be lawfully occupied by such vehicle during the period of time which has been prescribed for the part of the street, or parking area or lot, in which said parking space is located, provided that any person placing a vehicle in a parking meter space adjacent to a meter which indicates that unused time has been left in the meter by the previous occupant of the space shall not be required to deposit a coin so long as his occupancy of said space does not exceed the indicated unused parking time.
If said vehicle shall remain parked in any such parking space beyond the parking time limit set for such parking space and if the meter shall indicate such illegal parking, then and in that event such vehicle shall be considered as parking overtime and beyond the period of legal parking time, and such parking shall be deemed a violation of this article.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, any vehicle displaying a handicapped parking permit issued in accordance with § 1203-a of the Vehicle and Traffic Law, or any vehicle being registered pursuant to § 404-a of the Vehicle and Traffic Law as being owned by a severely disabled person, may park in any metered parking space without depositing or causing to be deposited in said meter any coin.
It shall be unlawful for any unauthorized person to deface, injure, tamper with, open or willfully break, destroy or impair the usefulness of any parking meter installed under the provisions of this article. It shall be unlawful to deposit or cause to be deposited in any parking meter any slug, device or substitute for the coins of the United States herein specified.
The coins required to be deposited as provided herein are hereby levied and assessed as fees to provide for the proper regulation and control of traffic upon the public streets and also the cost of supervising and regulating the parking of vehicles in the parking meter zones created hereby and to cover the cost of purchasing, acquiring, installation, operation, maintenance, supervision, regulation and control of the parking meters and parking areas and the enforcement of the provisions of this article.
It shall be the duty of the City Manager to designate an employee or employees of the City to maintain the said meters and to make regular inspection and service of the same and to make regular collections of the money deposited in said meters. It shall be the duty of such person or persons so designated to take out the coins which are deposited in parking meters and promptly deliver the same to the City Comptroller, whose duty it shall be to count the funds so collected and deposit the same to the credit of the City in a special fund called the "parking meter fund," which fund shall be disbursed on order of the Common Council of the City. The duties prescribed to the officer and/or officers or employees of the City under the provisions of this section shall be in addition to the regular duties which they are now performing.
[Amended 10-10-1989 by Ord. No. 31-89; 4-25-1994 by Ord. No. 10-94; 1-23-2012 by Ord. No. 1-2012; 11-26-2012 by Ord. No. 9-2012]
Reports of violations. It shall be the duty of the police officers of the City, or parking enforcement officers, acting in accordance with instructions issued by the Chief of Police, to report:
The number of each parking meter which indicates that the vehicle occupying the parking space adjacent to such parking meter is or has been parked or standing in violation of any of the provisions of this article.
The state license number of such vehicle.
The time during which such vehicle is parked or standing in violation of any of the provisions of this article at the time of his inspection.
Any other facts or knowledge which is necessary to a thorough understanding of the circumstances attending such violation.
Notices of violations. Each such police officer or parking enforcement officer shall also attach to such vehicle a notice to the owner or operator thereof that such vehicle has been parked in violation of a provision of this article and instructing and summoning such owner or operator to respond in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 70, Parking Violations Bureau, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Newburgh.
Removal of vehicle parked in violation of article.
Whenever any vehicle shall be found parked or standing overtime in any parking meter space or shall be found parked or standing therein in violation of any of the provisions of this article, such vehicle may be removed and conveyed by or under the direction of a member of the Department of Police by means of towing the same, or otherwise, to a vehicle pound; and such removal shall be at the risk of the owner of such vehicle.
Before the owner or person in charge of such vehicle shall be permitted to remove the same from the custody of the police, he shall furnish evidence of his identity and ownership of right or possession and shall sign a receipt for such vehicle and shall pay to the Comptroller or his designated representative, who shall be an employee of the City, the reasonable cost and expenses, if any, and storage fees.