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.
Wherever a space shall be marked off for the parking of an individual vehicle on any street, highway, public parking lot or private parking lot that is open to the general public, every vehicle there parked shall be parked within the lines or markings bounding such space.
The parking of vehicles is hereby prohibited at all times in those streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XIII (§ 95-48).
The stopping of vehicles is hereby prohibited in those streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XIV (§ 95-49).
The standing of vehicles is hereby prohibited in those streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XV (§ 95-50).
The parking of vehicles is hereby prohibited in those streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XVI (§ 95-51) during the hours indicated.
[Added 11-2-2000 by L.L. No. 3-2000]
The parking of vehicles is prohibited on all town and county highways within the Town of Tuxedo between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. from October 1 to April 1 in each year.
The parking of vehicles is hereby prohibited in those streets or parts of streets for a longer period of time than that specified during the hours indicated in Schedule XVII (§ 95-52).
The standing or parking of vehicles, except for the express purpose of loading or unloading of merchandise and goods, is hereby prohibited in the locations designated in Schedule XVIII (§ 95-53).
No person shall park a vehicle upon any of the street or parts of streets described in Schedule XIX (§ 95-54) except at the angle designated and only within the painted white stall lines.
The locations described in Schedule XX (§ 95-55) are hereby designated as bus stops, and the parking or standing of vehicles other than buses is hereby prohibited in such locations.
The locations described in Schedule XXI (§ 95-56) are hereby designated as taxi stands, and the parking or standing of vehicles other than taxis is hereby prohibited in such locations. Taxis using such stands shall not be left unattended and shall be subject to all other vehicle and traffic regulations of the town.
The Police Department may, in times of emergency or when necessity requires, prohibit the parking of vehicles on any street, avenue or property hereinbefore or hereinafter referred to where such parking, in its opinion, would interfere with snow or ice removal or repairs to the street or might endanger the public in the use of any such street, avenue or property, and the posting of printed notices in the area affected shall be sufficient notice to the public of such fact, and all persons shall comply therewith.
The Police Department or its duly authorized agents shall attach to any vehicle parked in violation of any provision of previous Subsection A, except when a vehicle is towed away as provided herein, a notice to the owner or operator thereof instructing such owner or operator to report to the police station of said town in regard to such violation.
Except as otherwise provided herein, it shall be unlawful to repair, improve, dismantle, construct, reconstruct, refurnish or otherwise perform any work on any vehicle while said vehicle is stationed on a public right-of-way or other public property within the Town of Tuxedo. This subsection shall not apply to emergency repairs necessary to make the vehicle sufficiently operative to enable the vehicle to be driven from the public right-of-way or public property. Any repair of a vehicle requiring more than four hours as computed from the time the vehicle becomes inoperative shall be deemed not to be emergency repairs for purposes of this article. Any vehicle found to be in violation of the foregoing may be removed by the Superintendent of Highways or the Police Department.
The stopping, standing or parking of vehicles is hereby prohibited in the parking spaces marked and designated as "Fire Department Parking Only" in the parking lot of the Tuxedo Fire District and in any designated fire zone.
[Amended 4-19-2004 by L.L. No. 1-2004]
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- PARKING METER ZONES
- Such parts of municipal parking lots in the Town where, pursuant to this chapter, parking meters or a central parking fee drop box are installed, operated, maintained, policed and supervised and where the payment of a fee for the privilege of parking, where such meters or drop boxes are in operation, is fixed and required.
The municipally owned property described as the "Daily-Fee Parking Lot on East Village Road" is hereby established as a municipal parking lot meter zone where a central parking fee drop box shall be installed, operated, maintained, policed and supervised.
This parking lot shall be used only by passenger vehicles. Except as otherwise provided, no vehicle shall be parked, put in place or left to remain or stand in any parking lot meter zone so established, at any time on any day except Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays, for the time limits prescribed therefor, except upon payment of the required fee as shall be established from time to time by resolution of the Town Board for a continuous period not exceeding the number of hours prescribed for such parking lot meter zone.
Parking fees. All fees for parking, including those for yearly permits, shall be established from time to time by resolution of the Town Board.
Yearly parking permits in parking lot meter zones. Yearly parking tags may be obtained upon payment to the Police Department of the required fee, for the privilege of parking a passenger vehicle in any municipal parking lot meter zones. Such parking permit shall not be transferable from one vehicle to another. The permit must be prominently displayed near the windshield in the car so parked, so that the license number of the vehicle written thereon by the issuing official may be easily seen by the police officer.
Installation, maintenance, operation of parking meters or drop box. The Highway Department is hereby authorized to install a central parking fee drop box in all parking lot meter zones created by this chapter. The Highway Department shall maintain, supervise and police such central parking fee drop box to the end that the same is kept in good workable condition. Each said central parking fee drop box shall contain payment slots, numbered to correspond to each parking space, for the deposit of coins and/or currency of the United States of America therein for the period of time conforming to the parking limit established therefor. A Town-appointed parking lot attendant shall inspect the slots to verify payment and determine whether the legal parking period has expired.
Marking of parking meter zones. The Highway Department, or such officers or employees that it may designate, shall place numbered signs and paint lines or marks on the curb or on the street or ground alongside of or in front of each space to designate the parking meter space for which said central parking fee drop box is to be used.
Manner of parking; parking to be within lines. A vehicle parked in a parking space in a parking lot meter zone shall be parked with the hood of such vehicle facing the parking meter or numbered sign in front of such parking space and within the lines marked on the ground for such parking space.
Use of parking meter space; payment of parking fee. When any vehicle shall be parked or left to remain in any space alongside of or next to which there is located a parking meter or numbered sign, the operator of said vehicle shall, upon entering the parking space, immediately deposit coins and/or currency of the United States of America in the parking meter or central parking fee drop box slot assigned to said parking space. Said parking space may then be used by such vehicle for the period of time provided. It shall be unlawful for any vehicle to be left or remain at any such parking space beyond the limit fixed therefor.
Illegal parking. It shall be unlawful and an offense for any person to permit a vehicle to remain in any parking space beyond the period of time set or fixed for such parking space unless the vehicle displays a valid yearly parking permit.
Use of slugs; tampering with meters. It shall be unlawful and an offense for any person to deposit or cause to be deposited in a parking meter or central parking fee drop box any slug, device or substitute for a coin of the United States of America. It shall be unlawful and an offense for any person to deface, injure, tamper with, willfully break, destroy or impair the usefulness of any parking meter or central parking fee drop box installed pursuant to this article. No person, unless authorized by the Town Board, shall in any manner open or attempt to open any parking meter or central parking fee drop box.
Purposes of parking meter fees.
The coins and/or currency required to be deposited in parking meters or central parking fee drop boxes as provided herein are hereby levied and assessed as fees to provide for the cost of supervision, regulation, installation, operation and maintenance of the parking meters or central parking fee drop box and also for the cost of construction, supervision, regulation and maintenance of parking lots and for the enforcement of the provisions of this article.
The coins and/or currency required to be deposited shall be paid to and become the property of the Town of Tuxedo.
Collection of parking fees. The Supervisor shall designate an officer or employee of the Town to make regular collections of the money deposited in the parking meters or central parking fee drop box. The officer or employee, upon making such collections, shall immediately deliver all coins and/or currency deposited in the parking meters or central parking fee drop box to the Supervisor, who shall count and deposit, or cause to be counted and deposited, such funds in one of the official bank accounts of the Town.
Free parking spaces. Nothing in this article shall be construed as prohibiting the Town from providing for free parking spaces for community groups and for other purposes of similar nature.
Violations and penalties. Any person who shall violate any provisions of said article relating to the parking of vehicles shall, for a first conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not more than $50 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment; for a second such conviction within 18 months thereafter, such person shall be punished by a fine of not more than $100 or by imprisonment for not more than 45 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment; upon a third or subsequent conviction within 18 months after the first conviction, such person shall be punished by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court. All fines collected as a result of the above schedule shall remain the property of the Town of Tuxedo.
Removal of vehicle by Town for nonpayment of parking tickets.
Any police officer is hereby authorized to remove or cause to be removed to the nearest place of impoundment any vehicle parked illegally in any Town parking lot or public place where report has been made that six or more delinquent parking tickets have been issued to an individual, corporation or governmental body in whose name such vehicle or vehicles are registered, for violation of any Town of Tuxedo parking law or regulation.
The owner or other person lawfully entitled to the possession of such vehicle may be charged with a reasonable cost for removal and storage as well as payment of delinquent tickets before the vehicle is released.
Recovery of costs pursuant to Subsection O. Any person claiming a vehicle which has been removed pursuant to Subsection O for nonpayment of six or more parking tickets shall be required to pay the Town an administrative fee of $100, together with $65 for the cost of removal, and storage charges on said vehicle at the rate of $35 per day for outdoor storage, $45 per day for storage inside a fence or $50 per day for indoor storage.
The stopping, standing or parking of vehicles is hereby prohibited in the areas marked and designated by the Highway Superintendent as an emergency access road.