[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Kingston as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 11-3-1986 by L.L. No. 2-1986]
This article shall be known as the "Weight Limit Law for Hill Road."
The purpose of this article shall be to protect and preserve the road and shoulders of that portion of Hill Road, hereinafter described, and the contiguous drainage ditches against the ill effect of overweight vehicles by placing a weight limit of five tons on all vehicles using such road.
Unless specifically defined herein, words or phrases used in this article shall be interpreted so as to give them the meaning they have in common usage and to give this article its most reasonable application.
This article shall apply from a point in the intersection of Hill Road and the Sawkill Road in the Town of Kingston, Ulster County, New York, and shall extend on Hill Road for a distance of 3,790 feet or approximately seven-tenths of a mile along Hill Road from its intersection with Sawkill Road.
The Superintendent of Highways of the Town of Kingston and all police or peace officer of the state, county or Town shall enforce all of the provisions of this article.
Any person, partnership association or corporation who violates any provision of this article shall be guilty of a violation and upon conviction shall be subject to a penalty as set forth in the Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1800. Each violation shall be deemed a separate offense.
This article regulation weight limits on a section of Hill Road shall not have application to emergency vehicles, Town of Kingston equipment or for local deliveries.
[Adopted 1-7-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Shall include all portions of the Town highway owned or maintained by the Town or used for public travel, including licensed or unlicensed vehicles, and excepting devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.
The Superintendent of Highways shall have the power to cause the removal and disposal of any vehicle left unattended for more than 24 hours within the right-of-way of any Town highway of the Town or any other public property of the Town.
The Superintendent of Highways shall have the power to cause the immediate removal, from the right-of-way of any Town highway, any vehicle which obstructs or interferes with the use of such a highway for public travel, or which obstructs or interferes with any operation of the Town of Kingston Highway Department during a public emergency.
The Town shall cause to be made, as to any vehicle removed pursuant to this article, a report to the commissioner of Motor Vehicles required under the Vehicle and Traffic Law.
Where the vehicle has been in the possession of the Town for more than 30 days and is unclaimed, then the Town Superintendent or other Town official as designated by the Town Board may sell the same at public sale, upon notice of such sale being posted conspicuously in at least three public places in the Town at least six days before the date of the sale. The official conducting the sale may in his discretion give other publicity to such sale or he may delay the sale in the interest of justice.
The parking of vehicles is hereby prohibited on all highways of any other public property of the Town between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. beginning the first day of October in each year and continuing through the 15th day of April in the next succeeding year.
It shall be the responsibility of each vehicle owner or operator to remove said vehicle from a Town road whenever snow removal operations are in progress.
Any violation of this article shall be deemed an offense against this article, and the violation of the winter months parking provision and the violation of any parking provision hereof shall be deemed a traffic infraction under the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of new York, and every person convicted of a violation of any provision of this article shall be subject to a penalty as set forth in the Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1800.