Village of Great Neck Plaza, NY
Nassau County
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[Adopted 10-15-1986 by L.L. No. 10-1986; amended in its entirety 2-2-2000 by L.L. No. 2-2000]
The Board of Trustees hereby finds that it is necessary to regulate the use of its municipal garages and parking fields in order to promote the safety and general welfare of the public.
The following terms, when used in this article, shall have the following meanings:
APPLICANT
The individual who is applying for a parking permit.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Great Neck Plaza.
CAR POOL
A group of two or more persons who travel together in one vehicle to work in the Village of Great Neck Plaza.
COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
Includes any vehicle with a commercial license plate; any vehicle defined as a commercial motor vehicle by the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law; trucks, buses, taxis and vans; and any vehicle used primarily for the delivery of goods in connection with a commercial enterprise.
EMPLOYEE
Any person who works for an employer within the Village of Great Neck Plaza.
EMPLOYER
Any person who owns or operates a business within the Village of Great Neck Plaza.
MUNICIPAL GARAGES
The municipal garages at Plaza Centre and Maple Drive.
MUNICIPAL PARKING FIELDS
The five municipal parking fields described in Article V of Chapter 206.
VEHICLE
Every device in, upon or by which any person whose property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway.
VILLAGE CLERK
The Clerk of the Village of Great Neck Plaza.
[Amended 9-16-2015 by L.L. No. 3-2015]
A. 
Except for metered spaces and except as otherwise authorized by the Board of Trustees, no person shall park a motor vehicle in either of the municipal garages between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays in those parking spaces designated as "VGNP Garage Permit Parking Only" unless there is affixed to said motor vehicle a valid garage parking permit issued by the Village Clerk.
B. 
In those parking spaces designated as "VGNP Garage Permit Parking Only" in Parking Field No. 5, no person shall park a motor vehicle during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays unless there is affixed to said motor vehicle a valid parking permit issued by the Village Clerk pursuant to Village Code § 151-8A or C.
C. 
All parking spaces in Parking Field No. 6 shall be reserved for vehicles having a Village of Great Neck Plaza parking sticker issued in accordance with Article III of Chapter 151 of the Village Code.
A. 
Parking permits for the municipal garages shall be issued to any person who has his or her primary place of employment within the Village of Great Neck Plaza, according to the available space. Such a permit may only be used during the hours said person is at his or her place of employment, and such a permit shall only be issued for a motor vehicle which satisfies the conditions specified in Subsection E below.
B. 
Parking permits for the municipal garages shall be issued to any person who has his or her primary place of employment in a retail business or office within the Village of Great Neck Estates South of Cedar Drive on Middle Neck Road, Maple Street or Elm Street, according to the available space. Such a permit may only be used during the hours said person is actually at his or her place of employment, and such a permit shall only be issued for a motor vehicle which satisfies the conditions specified in Subsection E below.
C. 
Parking permits for the municipal garages shall be issued to those persons who reside in multiple dwellings within the Village of Great Neck Plaza, according to the available space. Only one such residential permit shall be issued per household, and such a permit shall only be issued for a motor vehicle which satisfies the conditions specified in Subsection E below.
D. 
Parking permits for the municipal garages shall be issued to persons other than those described in Subsections A, B and C hereof if there is space available after the issuance of permits to the persons described in Subsections A, B and C. Such a permit shall only be issued for a motor vehicle which satisfies the conditions specified in Subsection E below. No more than one such permit shall be issued to any person.
E. 
Motor vehicle ownership or lease.
(1) 
A parking permit for the municipal garages may be issued to an an applicant under this section with respect to a motor vehicle only if said motor vehicle:
(a) 
Is registered in the name of the applicant or a member of his or her household;
(b) 
Is leased in the name of the applicant or a member of his or her household; or
(c) 
Is owned or leased by a corporation or business firm of the applicant or a member of his or her household.
(2) 
As used herein, the term "household" shall mean any number of persons living together as a single housekeeping unit.
F. 
Parking permits for Parking Field No. 5 may be issued to the employees of retail businesses operating in the village. Only one such permit shall be issued per business, and such permits shall be issued on a first-come-first-served basis, according to the available space.
G. 
Parking permits for Municipal Parking Field No. 5 may be issued to residents of the Village. Such permits shall be issued on a first-come first-served basis according to the available space.
[Amended 9-16-2015 by L.L. No. 3-2015]
H. 
Municipal Parking Field No. 6 may be used by those Village residents and merchants having a valid Village of Great Neck Plaza parking permit issued under Article III of this Chapter 151 of the Village Code.
[Added 9-16-2015 by L.L. No. 3-2015]
I. 
The Village Board of Trustees, in its sole and absolute discretion, may by resolution periodically modify the number of permits that shall be issued to each designated category of permit user in the various municipal parking fields and garages and shall, if necessary, designate the precise location of the designated spaces for each category of permit user.
[Added 9-16-2015 by L.L. No. 3-2015]
[Amended 9-16-2015 by L.L. No. 3-2015]
A. 
Applications for permits shall be submitted to the Village, in writing, on forms to be approved by the Board of Trustees. A copy of the car registration and applicant's driver's license must accompany the application, and, depending on the type of permit, there shall also be submitted either proof of legal residence, a signed statement from the applicant's employer accompanied by a payroll identification or a signed copy of a lease.
B. 
Effective for the first renewal period after the effective date of this article, the fees for a permit under § 151-8A, C, F and G shall be as follows:
Number of Months
Full Time
3 Days Per Week
2 Days Per Week
1 Day Per Week
3
$90
$70
$53
$35
2
$60
$50
$35
$18
1
$35
$25
$18
$10
C. 
Effective for the first renewal period after the effective date of this article, the fees for a permit under § 151-8B shall be as follows:
Number of Months
Full Time
3 Days Per Week
2 Days Per Week
1 Day Per Week
3
$150
$114
$76
$50
2
$100
$76
$50
$32
1
$50
$38
$29
$23
D. 
Effective for the first renewal period after the effective date of this article, the fees for a permit under § 151-8D shall be $250 per quarter.
E. 
Any of the fees set forth herein may hereinafter be periodically increased by resolution of the Board of Trustees.
F. 
Except for permits issued under § 151-8D hereof, where an applicant pays a fee for three months but returns said permit before said three months have elapsed, said applicant shall be entitled to a pro rata refund for each full month remaining in said three-month period. There shall be no refunds with respect to permits issued under § 151-8D.
Permits will be effective for a three-month period commencing January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1. Permits will be issued or renewed at the Village Hall on a quarterly basis from 10 business days before the end of each quarter until 10 business days after the end of said quarter, only between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m., Mondays through Friday. A permit is valid only in the municipal garage or parking field for which it is issued.
A. 
A car pool permit shall be issued to an applicant where two or more persons travel to work together to the Village of Great Neck Plaza in one vehicle. A car pool permit may list one vehicle for each person in the car pool up to a maximum of three cars on one permit.
B. 
Registration for each car on a car pool permit must be shown at the time of application therefor, and each owner's name, address, license plate number and make of car must be recorded in the Village Hall.
C. 
Applicants for a car pool permit must meet the same eligibility requirements as those contained in § 151-8 hereof.
D. 
Where an applicant has two cars, he or she may apply for a car pool permit.
When a vehicle is temporarily inoperable and another vehicle is being used in its place, a temporary permit shall be issued. Temporary permits will be issued at the Village Hall between those hours to be designated by the Village Clerk.
A. 
A charge of $5 will be made for the transfer or exchange of any permit from one vehicle to another with the return of the old permit.
B. 
Where a new permit is issued without the return of the old permit, a fee of $10 will be charged.
A. 
All permits must be applied to the rear bumper on the left side of the vehicle. Old permits must be removed before new ones are applied.
B. 
All car pool permits must be displayed on the left side of the rear window, inside the vehicle, firmly attached by Scotch tape.
Except in emergencies, no repairs, washing, vacuuming or servicing shall be made to any vehicle parked in a municipal garage or parking field.
A. 
Speed limit. No person shall operate a motor vehicle in a municipal garage or parking field at a speed in excess of 10 miles per hour.
B. 
Entrance and exit. No person shall drive a vehicle into a municipal garage except on an access driveway on the right side of which there is posted a sign bearing the legend ENTRANCE. No person shall drive a vehicle out of a municipal garage except on an access driveway on the right side on which there is posted a sign bearing the legend EXIT. No person shall drive a vehicle out of a municipal garage without bringing the vehicle to a complete stop before crossing the adjoining sidewalk or, if there be no adjoining sidewalk, before crossing the adjoining curbline.
A. 
The Village Clerk may cancel a permit issued hereunder if she finds that there was a misstatement of some material fact in the application for the permit.
B. 
Depending on the kind of permit, a permit issued hereunder under § 151-8 shall be canceled if the person who obtained the permit no longer works within the Village of Great Neck Plaza, no longer works within the specified areas of the Village of Great Neck Estates, no longer lives at a multiple dwelling within the Village of Great Neck Plaza or no longer commutes from the Village of Great Neck Plaza.
C. 
Any permit issued under this article shall be canceled if the permit is displayed on a vehicle other than the one for which it was issued, is altered in any way, is illegible or is incorrectly displayed on a vehicle or if the motor vehicle for which the permit is issued is sold or transferred.
D. 
Where a permit is canceled, the Village Clerk may demand the return of said permit or may affix to the permit a sticker bearing the legend void or canceled.
A. 
Motor vehicles parked in a municipal garage or parking field shall be parked within the designated lines only, with the front of the vehicle facing into the closed end of the parking space. A parked motor vehicle shall be pulled up as far forward in its parking space as the wall or wheel stop in the front thereof permits and shall not be permitted to protrude into the roadway giving access thereto or to overlap into an adjoining parking space. The parking of motor vehicles in places other than in the parking spaces indicated is prohibited. All vehicles shall be securely locked at all times while parked.
B. 
Commercial vehicles shall be parked only in designated spaces on the top level of each municipal garage.
Any person parking a vehicle in a municipal garage or parking field does so entirely at his or her own risk. Neither the Board of Trustees nor its agents or employees assume any responsibility for the safekeeping of the vehicle or any property therein.
A. 
Any and all summonses, parking tickets and uniform traffic tickets issued for a violation of this article shall be returnable before the Village Justice of the Village of Great Neck Plaza. Any and all fines levied for a violation of this article shall be paid into the treasury of the Village of Great Neck Plaza.
B. 
Any person who violates any provision of this article shall be guilty of committing a traffic infraction. Upon conviction of such a violation, said person shall be punished by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.