[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Greenport 12-1-1965 by Ord. No. 1-1965. Amendments noted where applicable.]
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.
The following intersections are hereby designated as stop intersections for traffic traveling in the direction indicated:
[Added 10-15-1975; amended 9-4-1996 by L.L. No. 4-1996]
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.
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.
Trucks in excess of five tons' gross weight are hereby excluded from the following streets and highways within the Town:
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]
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:
Joslen Boulevard for its entire length.
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."
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 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:
[Added 11-19-2003 by L.L. No. 3-2002]
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.
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.
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.
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.
No motor vehicle shall park or remain unattended in an established fire lane or fire zone.
A person who violates a provision of this section shall be punished as provided for under § 115-11B of this chapter.
[Added 3-5-2003 by L.L. No. 7-2003]
During periods of snow, all motor vehicles are prohibited from parking on any Town street.
[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]
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.
Failure to comply with the provisions of § 115-5, Parking regulations, of this chapter shall be punishable by the following fines:
Bus stop: $25.
Double parking: $50.
No-parking zone: $50.
Improper parking: $25.
Blocking hydrant: $75.
Parking in fire zone: $75.
Parking in crosswalk: $25.
Blocking driveway: $25.
Wrong-side parking: $25.
Parking in handicapped zone: $100.
Snow emergency parking: $100.
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.
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.
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.