Town of Greenwich, NY
Washington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Greenwich as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 8-11-1998 by L.L. No. 1-1998]
A. 
Definition of words and phrases. The words and phrases used in this article for the purpose of this article have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by Article I of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York.
B. 
Official time standard. Whenever certain hours are named herein or on traffic control devices such as signs, they shall mean the time standard which is in current use in this state.
The provisions of this article shall apply on all roads within the Town of Greenwich, except for those roads within the Village of Greenwich. Nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit compliance with the directions of a police officer or law enforcement official, nor to prohibit an emergency vehicle from access in the course of an emergency.
[Amended 11-7-2012 by L.L. No. 4-2012]
The parking of vehicles is hereby prohibited on all Town rights-of-way within this Town between 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m., from November 1 to April 1.
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Circumstances under which vehicles may be impounded.
(1) 
When any vehicle is parked or abandoned on highways within the Town during snowstorms, floods, fires or other public emergencies which affect that portion of the highway upon which said vehicle is parked or abandoned, said vehicle may be removed under the direction of the Highway Superintendent or his designated deputy.
(2) 
When any vehicle is found unattended on any highway within the Town where said vehicle constitutes an obstruction to traffic, said vehicle may be removed under the direction of the Highway Superintendent or his designated deputy.
(3) 
When any vehicle is parked or abandoned on any highway within the Town where stopping, standing or parking is prohibited, said vehicle may be removed under the direction of the Highway Superintendent or his designated deputy.
B. 
After removal of any vehicle as provided in this article, the Highway Superintendent or his designated deputy may cause such vehicle to be stored in a suitable place at the expense of the owner.
C. 
Such owner or person in charge of the vehicle may redeem the same upon payment to the person with whom stored the amount of all expenses actually and necessarily incurred in effecting such removal and the daily charges for storing the vehicle.
D. 
It shall be the duty of the Highway Superintendent or his designated deputy to ascertain to the extent possible the owner of the vehicle or the person having the same in charge, and notify that person of the removal and disposition of such vehicle and of the amount which will be required to redeem same.
E. 
The cost of removal and daily storage of any vehicle shall be at the vehicle owner's expense.
[Amended 11-7-2012 by L.L. No. 4-2012]
F. 
The Town and/or Town Highway Superintendent and its employees and/or agent, shall not be liable for any damage which may occur in the removal of any vehicle.
Every person convicted of a traffic infraction for a violation of any provision of this article shall, for a first conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not more than $50; for a second conviction within 18 months thereafter, such person shall be punished by a fine of not more than $100; upon a third or subsequent conviction within 18 months after the first conviction such person may be punished by a fine of not more than $250.