Village of Johnson City, NY
Broome County
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The provisions of this article shall apply except when it is necessary to stop a vehicle to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or official traffic control device.
No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle within 15 feet of a fire hydrant except when such vehicle is attended by a licensed operator or chauffeur who is seated in the front seat and who can immediately move such vehicle in case of emergency, unless a different distance is indicated by official signs, markings or parking meters.
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Editor's Note: See § 1202, Subdivision 3(b), of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law.
Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, no vehicle shall be parked on any Village street for more than eight hours between 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight.
[Amended 5-15-2018 by L.L. No. 5-2018]
A. 
No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or when in compliance with law or the directions of a police officer or official traffic control device, in the following specified places:
(1) 
On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped, standing or parked at the edge of a curb or street.
(2) 
On a sidewalk.
(3) 
Within an intersection, except when permitted by official signs or parking meters on the side of a street opposite a street which intersects but does not cross such street.
(4) 
On a crosswalk.
B. 
No person shall stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to expeditiously unload or load passengers:
(1) 
In front of, or within three feet of the edge of a public or private driveway, except that it shall be permissible for the owner, lessor or lessee of the lot accessed by a private driveway to park a passenger vehicle registered to him/her at that address in front of such driveway, provided that such lot does not contain more than two dwelling units and further provided that such parking does not violate any other provision of the Vehicle and Traffic Law or local law or rule concerning the parking, stopping or standing of motor vehicles.
(2) 
In an officially designated and appropriately posted bus stop, except for an authorized bus.
(3) 
In any fire lane designated and marked as such.
[Added 5-15-2018 by L.L. No. 5-2018]
A. 
Except where angle parking is authorized, every vehicle stopped, standing, or parked upon a street shall be so stopped, standing, or parked within 12 inches of the curb or edge of the roadway.
B. 
Except where angle parking is authorized, every vehicle stopped, standing, or parked upon a street shall be so stopped, standing, or parked with the passenger side right-hand wheels of such vehicle parallel to the curb or edge of the roadway in the direction of authorized traffic movement.
No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets or parts thereof described in Schedule XII (§ 264-87), attached to and made a part of this chapter.
No person shall stop a vehicle upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XIII (§ 264-88), attached to and made a part of this chapter.
No person shall stand a vehicle upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XIV (§ 264-89), attached to and made a part of this chapter.
No person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified in Schedule XV (§ 264-90) of any day, unless otherwise indicated, upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in said schedule, attached to and made a part of this chapter.
No person shall stop a vehicle during the times specified in Schedule XVI (§ 264-91) of any day, unless otherwise indicated, upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in said schedule, attached to and made a part of this chapter.
No person shall park or stand a vehicle during the times specified in Schedule XVII (§ 264-92) of any day, unless otherwise indicated, upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in said schedule, attached to and made a part of this chapter.
No person shall park a vehicle for longer than the time limit shown in Schedule XVIII (§ 264-93) at any time between the hours listed in said schedule of any day, unless otherwise indicated, upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in said schedule, attached to and made a part of this chapter.
No person shall park a vehicle upon any of the streets or parts thereof described in Schedule XIX (§ 264-94), attached to and made a part of this chapter, except at the angle designated and only within the painted stall lines. On all streets or portions thereof where angle parking is now or shall hereafter be authorized, all vehicles parked thereon shall be parked with the front thereof nearest the curb.
[Added 8-21-2012 by L.L. No. 7-2012; amended 5-15-2018 by L.L. No. 5-2018]
Only official police vehicles shall use the parking spaces described in § 264-105, attached to and made a part of this chapter, which are hereby reserved for the use of police agencies on official business.
The locations described in Schedule XX (§ 264-95), attached to and made a part of this chapter, are hereby designated as loading zones.
[Amended 8-17-2010 by L.L. No. 3-2010]
A. 
Designation of taxicab stands: Pursuant to this section, the Board of Trustees may designate streets or portions of streets within the Village as taxicab stands and shall cause such stands to be marked and indicated by suitable signs. This designation is subject to approval by the County Legislature under Chapter 85-24 of the Administrative Local Laws of Broome County.
B. 
The locations described in Schedule XXI (§ 264-96), attached to and made a part of this chapter, are hereby designated as taxi stands.
The locations described in Schedule XXII (§ 264-97), attached to and made a part of this chapter, are hereby designated as bus stops.
[Amended 11-16-1999 by L.L. No. 4-1999]
A. 
No person shall stop, stand or park in spaces clearly marked for use by the handicapped, as more fully identified, described and set forth in Schedule XXIII (§ 264-98), without a special vehicle identification parking permit, a special municipal parking permit or whose motor vehicle is not registered in accordance with § 404-a of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York and being used for the transportation of a handicapped person; or with such permit or registration and such person is not one to whom the permit or registration was issued or is not transporting the person issued the permit or registration.
B. 
Failure to display handicapped permit. No person shall stop, stand or park in spaces clearly marked for use by the handicapped, as more fully identified, described and set forth in Schedule XXIII (§ 264-98), without displaying a special vehicle identification parking permit or a special municipal parking permit on the vehicle's dashboard or rearview mirror.
C. 
A violation of Subsection A or B of this section shall be subject to the fines and additional penalties as set forth in § 264-64, or as set forth in New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1203-c, whichever are higher.
A. 
General provisions. The provisions of the alternate-side-of-the-street parking are as follows:
[Amended 10-6-2015 by L.L. No. 7-2015]
(1) 
Parking is permitted on the even side of the street on even calendar days until 4:59 p.m. The even side of the street shall be that side of the street having even residence house numbers. Parking is permitted on the odd side of the street on odd calendar days. The odd side of the street shall be that side of the street having odd residence house numbers.
(2) 
Parking shall be permitted from 5:00 p.m. daily and shall be in effect until 4:59 p.m. the following day.
(3) 
After 5:00 p.m., on even days, drivers shall park on the odd side of the street so that they "park for tomorrow." After 5:00 p.m. on odd days, drivers shall park on the even side of the street so that they "park for tomorrow."
(4) 
Alternate side of the street parking regulations shall be enforced December 1 through March 31 of the following year.
(5) 
From the first day of December through the 5th day of December, inclusive, in each year, persons who violate this § 264-33 shall be given written warning tickets only and shall not be liable for any penalty or punishment.
B. 
Applicability.
(1) 
Alternate-side parking provisions shall not apply to the locations described in Schedule XXV (§ 264-100), attached to and made a part of this chapter.
(2) 
This section shall also not apply to those locations where other parking restrictions, rules or regulations have been heretofore or are hereafter made or enacted. However, it shall apply to the following locations, notwithstanding the application of other parking restrictions:
(a) 
Floral Avenue, south side, 31.9 feet east of Utility Pole No. 55-125.
(3) 
Alternate-side parking provisions shall not apply to streets with metered parking, either on one or both sides of the street, limited to where metered parking has been established on the street.
[Added 10-6-2015 by L.L. No. 7-2015]
C. 
Any vehicle that is parked in violation of § 264-33A or is found, in the opinion of the Commissioner of Public Works, his or her designee, or the Chief of Police, his or her designee, to be hindering snow removal or plowing or so parked as to obstruct vehicular traffic or safe passage through a Village street may be ticketed or towed by the Director of Public Services, his or her designee, or the Chief of Police, his or her designee. Any towing of vehicles shall be in accordance with the provisions of Article V, Removal and Storage of Vehicles.
[Amended 10-15-2013 by L.L. No. 9-2013]
A. 
Authority. The Chief of Police, in his discretion and with the approval of the Board of Trustees, shall determine those streets, parts of streets and other areas where parking shall be prohibited between November first and the next succeeding April first in order to ensure the proper and safe flow of traffic and shall post the same with signs indicating that parking is prohibited during such period.
B. 
Parking is hereby prohibited between November 1 and April 1 on the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XXVI (§ 264-101), attached to and made a part of this chapter.
A. 
The Board of Trustees shall have the authority to designate and establish fire lanes in shopping centers, malls and plazas throughout the Village of Johnson City and shall cause such areas to be marked by suitable signs or other devices, including but not limited to a no standing anytime zone. (See also § 264-89.)
B. 
It shall be unlawful to park, stop or stand a vehicle in any of the designated and marked fire lanes enumerated in in Schedule XXVII (§ 264-102), attached to and made a part of this chapter.
Municipal parking lot fees shall be in the amounts fixed by the Village Board upon resolution.
A. 
These regulations shall apply to premises which slope toward adjoining premises or public places at a grade of 3% or more. The provisions of this section shall not apply to parking areas which have, together with other parking areas on the same premises or on contiguous premises owned by the same owner, a maximum capacity of five automobiles.
B. 
No person owning or having possession of such premises shall permit parking of any automobile thereon, and no person shall park any automobile thereon, unless the following conditions have first been met:
(1) 
Parking places shall be clearly marked so as to require automobiles to park at right angles to the direction of the slope, and such markings shall be maintained and renewed so that they are clearly visible. It shall be a violation of this chapter for an owner or a person in possession of a parking area to permit parking at an angle other than the angle designated by the marked parking places, and it shall be a violation of this chapter for a person to park an automobile at an angle other than the angle designated by such parking places.
(2) 
A fence or other barrier of adequate height and strength to prevent automobiles from rolling off the parking area onto adjoining premises or public places shall be maintained between the parking areas and the adjoining premises or public places at every point in the perimeter of the parking area toward which any portion of the parking area slopes, except for necessary points of entry and exit to the parking areas as the same may be approved in accordance with Subsection B(3) of this section. Such fence or barrier shall be maintained in good repair and condition.
(3) 
The manner of marking parking places and the type and location of the fence or barrier shall meet with the approval in writing of the Chief of Police and the Superintendent of Public Works. Such written approvals shall be valid to and including the 30th day of April following the dates of such approvals; prior to May 1 of any year, application for new approvals shall be made by the owner or person in possession of said parking areas and such new approvals shall be dated as of May 1 and shall be effective until the following April 30.
C. 
The maintenance of an area paved or otherwise surfaced so as to accommodate the weight of automobiles and of a point of entry and exit suitable for the use of automobiles adjoining any place of business or place of public accommodation shall create a presumption that the owner of said premises and the operator or operators of such places of business and places of public accommodation have permitted the use of such areas for parking areas.
D. 
Parking areas which require site plan approval by the Planning Board or which constitute a portion of premises which require site approval shall be deemed to comply with this chapter if the approval of the site plan by the Planning Board contains a finding that parking areas substantially comply with the foregoing provisions of this chapter.
A. 
No commercial vehicle with six or more wheels, tractor or tractor-trailer combination may park on any Village street for more than three hours unless loading or unloading.
B. 
Except as otherwise provided in this chapter of the Code of the Village of Johnson City, no vehicle shall be parked on any Village street for more than eight hours between 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight.
[Amended 9-16-2008 by L.L. No. 3-2008]
A. 
Parking restricted on designated streets after snowfall. No owner or operator of a motor vehicle shall park the same unattended on designated Village streets or highways within the Village of Johnson City following any snowfall of two inches or more until said street or highway shall have been plowed by or at the direction of the Department of Public Works of the Village of Johnson City. Any two-inch snowfall shall, for the purpose of this section, constitute a snow emergency.
B. 
Towing away of vehicles. The motor vehicles in violation of Subsection A hereof may be towed away, by or at the direction of the Chief of Police or the Director of Public Services or his designee of the Village of Johnson City, and impounded until reasonable towing and storage costs are paid, in accordance with the provisions of Article V, Removal and Storage of Vehicles.
[Amended 10-15-2013 by L.L. No. 9-2013]
C. 
Signs. The Chief of Police shall maintain reasonable and appropriate signs on such designated streets or highways between November 15 and April 15 of each year stating "Emergency Snow Routes, No Parking After a Two Inch Snowfall Until Plowing Operations Have Ceased."
D. 
Designation of emergency snow routes. After a snowfall of two or more inches, no person shall park a vehicle upon the streets and highways specified in Schedule XXVIII (§ 264-103), attached to and made a part of this chapter.
[Added 7-14-1998 by L.L. No. 4-1998]
The parking of vehicles is hereby prohibited on all Village streets and municipal parking lots unless such vehicle shall have a current inspection certificate and a current certificate of registration.