Town of Greenport, NY
Columbia County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Greenport 12-1-1965 by Ord. No. 1-1965. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Noise — See Ch. 90.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 104.
Words and phrases used in this chapter shall, for the purpose of this chapter, have the meanings ascribed to them by Article I of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York.
The Superintendent of Highways or Deputy Superintendent of Highways shall install and maintain traffic control devices when and as required under provisions of this chapter to make effective the provisions of said chapter and may install and maintain such additional traffic control devices as he may deem necessary to regulate, warn or guide traffic under the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York, subject to the provisions of §§ 1682 and 1684 of that law.
[Amended 7-20-1977]
The following intersections are hereby designated as stop intersections for traffic traveling in the direction indicated:
Stop Sign on
Direction of Travel
At Intersection of
Anthony Avenue
North
Delaware Avenue
Anthony Avenue
North and south
Livingston Parkway
Arthur Avenue
[Added 11-19-2002 by L.L. No. 4-2002]
South
Charles Street
Becraft Avenue
Northwest
Milo Street
Becraft Avenue
Southeast
Hudson Street
Becraft Avenue
[Added 10-2-1985]
West
Hudson Street
Cedar Parkway
East
Joslen Boulevard
Charles Street
[Added 11-19-2002 by L.L. No. 4-2002]
West
Arthur Avenue
Delaware Avenue
West
Joslen Boulevard
Fabiano Boulevard
West
Joslen Boulevard
Fingar Road
South
Yates Road
Gardner Road
North
Church Road
Gifford Parkway
East
Joslen Boulevard
Green Acres
East
Joslen Boulevard
Greenport Parkway
East
Janis Street
Greenport Town Park Road
[Added 11-19-2002 by L.L. No. 4-2002]
East
Joslen Boulevard
Hallenbeck Road
East
Mt. Merino Road
Harry Howard Avenue
[Added 8-5-2009 by L.L. No. 1-2009]
East
Joslen Boulevard
Harry Howard Avenue
North
Joslen Boulevard
Hartwell Avenue
Southeast
Janis Street
Hiscox Road
South
Newman Road
Hudson Street
Northeast
Ten Broeck Avenue
James Street
South
Fabiano Boulevard
Janis Street
East
Ten Broeck Avenue
Joslen Boulevard
[Added 8-5-2009 by L.L. No. 1-2009]
North and south
Harry Howard Avenue
Joslen Boulevard
[Added 8-5-2009 by L.L. No. 1-2009]
South
Cedar Parkway East
Kipp Road
South
Church Road
Kline Street
[Added 9-4-1996 by L.L. No. 4-1996]
West
Arthur Avenue
Knickerbocker Avenue
Southeast
Janis Street
Lincoln Boulevard
North
Delaware Avenue
Livingston Parkway
[Added 9-4-1996 by L.L. No. 4-1996]
East
Traffic Circle
Livingston Parkway
West
Joslen Boulevard
Livingston Parkway
[Added 9-4-1996 by L.L. No. 4-1996]
West
Traffic Circle
Maryanne Avenue
North
Delaware Avenue
Maryanne Avenue
South
Livingston Parkway
Merle Avenue
[Added 2-2-1983]
East
Industrial tract
Milo Street
Northeast
Ten Broeck Avenue
Milo Street North
Northwest
Janis Street
Milo Street North
Southeast
Milo Street West
Newman Road
South
Hiscox Road
North Wortman Square
[Added 11-9-1978]
East
Milo Street
North Wortman Square
[Added 11-9-1978]
West
Janis Street
Ravish Road
East
Joslen Boulevard
St. Charles Place
Northwest
Janis Street
St. Charles Place
North and southeast
Milo Street
St. Charles Place
Southeast
Hudson Street
South Wortman Square
[Added 11-9-1978]
East
Milo Street
South Wortman Square
[Added 11-9-1978]
West
Janis Street
Town Hall Drive
[Added 11-9-1978]
South
Healy Boulevard
Washington Boulevard
North
Delaware Avenue
Washington Boulevard
North and south
Livingston Parkway
Washington Boulevard
South
Virginia Avenue
William Street
[Added 10-2-1985]
East
Ten Broeck Avenue
William Street
Northwest
Hudson Street
Yates Road
West
Stone Mill Road
[Added 10-15-1975; amended 9-4-1996 by L.L. No. 4-1996]
A. 
At the intersection of Livingston Parkway and Lincoln Boulevard, which is a traffic circle, a stop sign shall be erected on Livingston Parkway at its entrance to said traffic circle from the east and another stop sign shall be erected on said Livingston Parkway at its entrance to the traffic circle from the west, and a yield sign shall be erected on Lincoln Boulevard at its entrance to the traffic circle from the north and another yield sign shall be erected on said Lincoln Boulevard at its entrance to the traffic circle from the south.
B. 
The intersection of Joslen Boulevard and Harry Howard Avenue is hereby designated as a yield intersection for traffic traveling southerly on Joslen Boulevard in relation to traffic traveling north on Joslen Boulevard in its path to proceed turning on to Harry Howard Avenue; and a yield sign shall be erected on Joslen Boulevard northerly of said intersection for southerly proceeding traffic.
[Added 6-3-1998 by L.L. No. 1-1998]
[Added 3-6-1968; amended 12-3-1969; 2-24-1975; 7-20-1977; 6-6-1979; 2-6-1980; 5-7-1980; 6-4-1980; 7-2-1980; 8-9-1984; 12-3-1986 by L.L No. 1-1986]
The Town Board of the Town of Greenport may establish by resolution the areas within the Town where parking is prohibited, restricted or otherwise controlled.
[Added 12-2-1970]
A. 
Trucks in excess of five tons' gross weight are hereby excluded from the following streets and highways within the Town:
Anthony Avenue
Becraft Avenue
Delaware Avenue
Fabiano Boulevard
Greenport Parkway
Hartwell Avenue
Hudson Street
James Street
Joslen Boulevard
[Added 8-5-2009 by L.L. No. 2-2009]
Knickerbocker Avenue
Lincoln Boulevard
Livingston Parkway
Marie Street East
Marie Street West
Maryanne Avenue
Milo Street
Milo Street North
Paul Avenue
Riverview Boulevard
St. Charles Place
Ten Broeck Avenue
Ten Broeck Lane
Virginia Avenue
Washington Boulevard
Williams Street
Wortman Square
B. 
Trucks in excess of 10 tons' gross weight are hereby excluded from the following streets and highways within the Town:
[Amended 2-3-1971; 5-15-1996 by L.L. No. 2-1996; 8-5-2009 by L.L. No. 2-2009]
Cross Road
Fingar Road
Hiscox Road
Newman Road
Yates Road
C. 
The regulations established by this section shall not be construed to prevent the delivery or pickup of merchandise or other property along the highways from which such vehicles and combinations are otherwise excluded, except that such deliveries or pickups of merchandise shall be accessed over the shortest roadway route available to the place of pickup or delivery from a state highway.
[Amended 5-15-1996 by L.L. No. 3-1996]
Pavement markings in accordance with the standards and specifications established by the State Traffic Commission shall be applied on the following highways or portions of highways:
A. 
Joslen Boulevard for its entire length.
[Added 2-2-1977]
A. 
No person shall drive a vehicle at a speed in excess of 15 miles per hour in the parking area of the shopping center commonly called "Fairview Plaza."
B. 
No person shall drive a vehicle at a speed in excess of 15 miles per hour in the parking area of the shopping center now or formerly known as "Simmons Plaza."
[Added 6-6-1979]
[Added 7-2-1980; amended 2-4-1981]
Except for individuals issued and displaying a handicapped parking permit, the parking of vehicles is hereby prohibited in designated spaces displaying the handicapped parking emblem in any of the following locations:
A. 
At the Port 9 Shopping Center.
B. 
At the Fairview Plaza Shopping Center.
C. 
At the Jamesway Plaza Shopping Center, formally called "Simmons Plaza."
D. 
At the Columbia Green Community College.
E. 
On any public way, road, thoroughfare or parking lot within the Town.
[Added 11-19-2003 by L.L. No. 3-2002[1]]
A. 
The purpose of this section is to promote the health, safety and general welfare of the community by regulating shopping center parking areas located in the Town of Greenport.
B. 
For the purpose of this section a shopping center parking area is defined as any area or areas of private property near or contiguous to and provided in connection with premises having one or more stores or business establishments, and used by the public as a means of access to and egress from such stores and business establishments and for the parking of motor vehicles of customers and patrons of such stores and business establishments.
C. 
Pursuant to the authority granted under Section 1660-a of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York, and in accordance with the written request by the Town of Greenport Fire Chief, the Town Board of the Town of Greenport adopts this section establishing a procedure for marking fire lanes and fire zones in shopping center parking areas located in the Town of Greenport.
D. 
The Fire Chief of the Town of Greenport, in cooperation with the Police Commissioner of the Town of Greenport, subject to approval by resolution of the Town Board of the Town of Greenport, is hereby authorized to determine and establish appropriate fire lanes and fire zones in all shopping centers. The Highway Department of the Town of Greenport, subsequent and pursuant to the resolution of the Town Board approving the same, shall cause to be erected and installed adequate signs, markings and other devices to delineate said fire lanes and fire zones. Signs, markings, and other devices erected or installed on such privately owned premises shall be at the cost of the Town of Greenport.
E. 
No motor vehicle shall park or remain unattended in an established fire lane or fire zone.
F. 
A person who violates a provision of this section shall be punished as provided for under § 115-11B of this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: This local law also provided for the renumbering of former § 115-10, Penalties for offenses, as § 115-11.
[Added 3-5-2003 by L.L. No. 7-2003[1]]
During periods of snow, all motor vehicles are prohibited from parking on any Town street.
[1]
Editor’s Note: This local law also renumbered former § 115-11 as § 115-12.
[Added 6-19-1981; amended 2-3-1993 by L.L. No. 2-1993; 3-5-2003 by L.L. No. 7-2003; 4-2-2008 by L.L. No. 3-2008[1]]
A. 
Failure to comply with any provisions of this chapter, except for parking regulations and handicapped parking regulations, shall be deemed a traffic offense and shall be punishable pursuant to the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York.
B. 
Failure to comply with the provisions of § 115-5, Parking regulations, of this chapter shall be punishable by the following fines:
(1) 
Bus stop: $25.
(2) 
Double parking: $50.
(3) 
No-parking zone: $50.
(4) 
Improper parking: $25.
(5) 
Blocking hydrant: $75.
(6) 
Parking in fire zone: $75.
(7) 
Parking in crosswalk: $25.
(8) 
Blocking driveway: $25.
(9) 
Wrong-side parking: $25.
(10) 
Parking in handicapped zone: $100.
(11) 
Snow emergency parking: $100.
C. 
In the event that the fines hereinabove set forth are not paid within 15 days of the date of the issuance and service of the summons, the violator shall pay an additional penalty equal to the amount of the fine as hereinabove set forth.
D. 
Failure to comply with the provisions of § 115-11 shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $20 and not more than $100. Vehicles ticketed and not removed within a period of six hours will be towed. All expenses incurred by the Town for towing and storing the vehicle shall be borne by the registered owner of such vehicle and paid to the Town of Greenport prior to the release of such vehicle.
[1]
Editor's Note: This local law also provided that future amendments to the fine amounts in this section may be made by resolution of the Town Board.