Village of Phoenix, NY
Oswego County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Phoenix 3-2-1994 by L.L. No. 1-1994 (Ch. 31 of the 1993 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 190.
Zoning — See Ch. 205.
The outdoor storage of motor vehicles that are not qualified to be operated on the public highways is dangerous, unsightly and detrimental to the public health, welfare and safety of the residents of the Village of Phoenix and constitutes a public nuisance.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall be defined as follows:
HOUSE COACH OR HOUSE TRAILER
Any vehicle motivated by a power connected therewith or propelled by a power within itself which is or can be used as a home or living abode or habitation of one or more persons, either temporarily or permanently.
MOTOR VEHICLE
Any vehicle operated or driven upon a public highway which is propelled by any power other than muscular power, except electrically driven mobility assistance devices operated or driven by a person with a disability, vehicles which run upon rails or tracks, snowmobiles as defined in New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law Article 47 and all-terrain vehicles as defined in New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law Article 48-B. The term "motor vehicle" shall exclude farm-type tractors used exclusively for agricultural purposes or for snow plowing, other than for hire, farm equipment, including self-propelled machines used exclusively in growing, harvesting or handling farm produce, and self-propelled caterpillar or crawler-type equipment while being operated on the contract site. The term "motor vehicle" shall not include house coaches, house trailers and trailers. The term "motor vehicle" shall include motorcycles.
PARK
The standing of a motor vehicle, including house coaches, house trailers and trailers, or vessels, whether occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading merchandise or passengers.
TRAILER
Any vehicle not propelled by its own power drawn on the public highways by a motor vehicle, except motorcycle side cars, vehicles being towed by a nonrigid support and vehicles designed and primarily used for other purposes and only occasionally drawn by such a motor vehicle.
VEHICLE COVER
A cover manufactured, designed or constructed for the purpose of covering a motor vehicle or vessel by enclosing the motor vehicle or vessel under a single piece of material conforming to the contours of the motor vehicle or vessel being covered.
VESSEL
Every description of watercraft, other than a seaplane, used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water.
A. 
Any motor vehicle parked on a lot within the Village of Phoenix must:
(1) 
Be located in the off-street parking space required by Chapter 205, Zoning, § 205-15 of the Code of the Village of Phoenix;
(2) 
Have a valid certificate of inspection affixed pursuant to New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law Article 5;
(3) 
Have a valid certificate of registration affixed pursuant to New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law Article 14; and
(4) 
Have a valid set of number plates affixed pursuant to New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law Article 14.
B. 
One motor vehicle may be parked on a lot within the Village of Phoenix which does not have a valid certificate of registration affixed pursuant to New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law Article 14 or does not have a valid set of number plates affixed pursuant to New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law Article 14, provided that the motor vehicle:
(1) 
Is located in the off-street parking space required by Chapter 205, Zoning, § 205-15 of the Code of the Village of Phoenix;
(2) 
Has a valid certificate of inspection affixed pursuant to New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law Article 5; and
(3) 
Is covered with a vehicle cover.
C. 
One house coach or house trailer may be parked on a lot within the Village of Phoenix which does not have a valid certificate of registration affixed pursuant to New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law Article 14 or does not have a valid set of number plates affixed pursuant to New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law Article 14, provided that the house coach or house trailer:
(1) 
Is located in the off-street parking space required by Chapter 205, Zoning, § 205-15 of the Code of the Village of Phoenix; and
(2) 
Has a valid certificate of inspection affixed pursuant to New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law Article 5.
D. 
One vessel may be parked on a lot within the Village of Phoenix which does not have a valid certificate of registration affixed pursuant to New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law Article 48, provided that the vessel:
(1) 
Is located in the off-street parking space required by Chapter 205, Zoning, § 205-15 of the Code of the Village of Phoenix; and
(2) 
Is covered with a vehicle cover.
E. 
[2]No more than one motor vehicle offered for sale may be parked on any lot which is not a lot of a motor vehicle sales or leasing business within the Village of Phoenix, for a period of no more than 30 days, which vehicle:
(1) 
Does not have a valid certificate of registration affixed pursuant to New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law Article 14; or
(2) 
Does not have a valid set of number plates affixed pursuant to New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law Article 14.
[2]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
F. 
A boat trailer or travel trailer or truck over one ton shall not be stored on any residential lot except in the rear yard and not closer than the required side yard to any side lot line.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 205, Zoning, §§ 205-15J and 205-23G.
Violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be considered a violation under the Penal Law and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or a period of imprisonment of not more than 15 days, or both.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).