Village of Great Neck Plaza, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Great Neck Plaza: Art. I, 5-19-1976 as L.L. No. 4-1976; Art. II, 10-15-1980 as L.L. No. 5-1980. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parking lots — See Ch. 151.
[Adopted 5-19-1976 as L.L. No. 4-1976]

§ 131-1 Purpose.

The purpose of this Article is to prevent loitering and trespassing on or upon village-owned or village-operated parking fields or structures in order to promote the health, safety and general welfare of the community.

§ 131-2 Unlawful acts.

[Amended 10-21-1992 by L.L. No. 10-1992]
It is hereby declared to be a violation of this Article:
A. 
For any person to loiter or trespass upon the premises of a village-owned or village-operated parking field or structure; or
B. 
To loiter or trespass on benches immediately adjacent to the premises of a village-owned or village-operated parking field or structure.

§ 131-3 Definitions.

[Amended 10-21-1992 by L.L. No. 10-1992]
As used herein, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
A. 
The knowing entry or presence of any person in or on the premises of a village-owned or village-operated parking field or structure between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. except for the purpose of exiting to the public street or sidewalk after having legally parked a vehicle, for the purpose of traveling to a parked vehicle for the purpose of removing it to the public street or sidewalk or for any emergency purpose.
B. 
As used herein, "loitering" shall also mean the use of any bench immediately adjacent to any village-owned or village-operated parking field or structures between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.

§ 131-4 Posting of signs.

[Amended 10-21-1992 by L.L. No. 10-1992]
Where the village has caused to be posted legible and conspicuous signs at the entrance of a village-owned or village-operated parking field or structure or on a bench immediately adjacent thereto, stating that there shall be no trespassing or loitering, proof of such posting shall constitute prima facie evidence of a person's knowledge that lawful use of the village-owned or village-operated parking field or structure is limited during the stated hours to use in connection with the parking of a motor vehicle thereat and that use of adjacent benches is prohibited between certain hours.

§ 131-5 Penalties for offenses. [1]

Any person who violates the provisions of this Article shall be liable to pay a penalty not to exceed $250 or be imprisoned for a period not exceeding 15 days, or both, for each such violation.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
[Adopted 10-15-1980 as L.L. No. 5-1980]

§ 131-6 Intent.

The Board of Trustees hereby finds that it is in the best interest of the public to regulate loitering within the village. The adoption of appropriate restrictions will assist in the prevention of crime and assure unobstructed access to public buildings, as well as sidewalks, streets and other public places within the village.

§ 131-7 Unlawful acts.

A. 
No person shall loiter in or around public buildings or obstruct corridors, stairways or doorways so as to prevent free access by members of the public, officers or employees. No person shall, by his or her presence or by means either alone or in concert with others, interfere with or interrupt the conduct of business in the offices located in any such buildings.
B. 
No person shall loiter in or upon any public sidewalk, street, bridge, public building or place or obstruct the use thereof so as to prevent free and reasonable access by other members of the public or prevent the exercise of duties by public officers or employees.
C. 
No person shall loiter or prowl in a place, at a time or in a manner not usual for law-abiding individuals under circumstances that warrant alarm for the safety of persons or property in the vicinity. Among the circumstances which may be considered in determining whether such alarm is warranted is the fact that the actor takes flight upon appearance of a peace officer, refuses to identify himself or herself or manifestly endeavors to conceal himself or herself or any object. Unless flight by the actor or other circumstances makes it impracticable, a peace officer shall, prior to any arrest for an offense under this subsection, afford the actor an opportunity to dispel any alarm which would otherwise be warranted by requesting him or her to identify himself or herself and explain his or her presence and conduct. No person shall be convicted of an offense under this subsection if the peace officer did not comply with the preceding sentence or if it appears at trial that the explanation given by the actor was true and, if believed by the peace officer at the time, would have dispelled the alarm.

§ 131-8 Penalties for offenses. [1]

Any person violating the provisions of this Article may be punished for each violation by a fine not to exceed $250 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both such fine and imprisonment.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.