Suffolk County, NY
 
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[Adopted 1-23-1973 by L.L. No. 5-1973 (Ch. 372, Art. I, of the 1985 Code)]
[Amended 5-8-1979 by L.L. No. 8-1979]
As used in this article, unless otherwise expressly stated or unless the context or subject matter otherwise requires, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
COMMISSIONER OF BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
The Commissioner of Buildings and Grounds of the County of Suffolk.[1]
COUNTY
The County of Suffolk.
COUNTY PROPERTY
All property owned by the County of Suffolk and all property under the jurisdiction of the County of Suffolk, including property owned by the County or leased by the County and property otherwise under the control of the County of Suffolk, except that these regulations shall not apply to highways or to Suffolk County airports.
PARKING AREAS
Any portion or portions of County-owned, -leased or -controlled property set aside for the parking of vehicles.
PARK, PARKING or PARKED
The stopping of a vehicle and leaving such vehicle unattended by a person capable of operating it.
PERSON
Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation or organization.
STOP, STOPPED or STOPPING
The bringing or coming from motion to rest or halting or causing the same to cease from motion.
VEHICLE
The same meaning as defined in the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York.
[1]
Editor's Note: The position of Commissioner of Buildings and Grounds was abolished by L.L. No. 31-1979.
No person shall operate any vehicle within any County property at a speed in excess of 15 miles per hour.
A. 
No person shall park, stand or stop a vehicle at any place within County property except those places where parking, standing or stopping shall be permitted by order of the Commissioner of Buildings and Grounds, subject to the approval of the County Executive.
B. 
The Commissioner of Buildings and Grounds may, by order, subject to the approval of the County Executive, designate areas where parking, standing or stopping shall be restricted to vehicles operated by County officials or personnel or others having official business or performing special services at the particular County installation.
[Added 8-3-1976 by L.L. No. 17-1976; amended 7-25-1978 by L.L. No. 13-1978; 2-5-1980 by L.L. No. 4-1980]
A. 
The Commissioner is hereby authorized and directed to designate a minimum of 2% of parking spaces or two spaces, whichever is more, for vehicles of handicapped persons, except that in no way shall such reservation be less than what may be required under applicable codes, rules and regulations under federal or state laws.
B. 
Such spaces shall be clearly marked by blue striping and the appropriate sign as being for handicapped persons only.
C. 
The cars of such handicapped persons shall be clearly marked with a handicapped parking permit, issued in accordance with § 1203-a of the Vehicle and Traffic Law after certification by the appropriate governmental unit.
D. 
The use of the reserved parking spaces by vehicles not marked by the official handicapped parking permit shall be a parking violation, punishable by a fine of $15.
E. 
Insofar as practicable, those spaces designated for use by handicapped persons shall be located in the immediate vicinity of an entrance to each facility adapted to handicapped use.
The Commissioner of Buildings and Grounds may, by order, prescribe the direction in which vehicles shall proceed and the places where vehicles shall stop, turn or otherwise maneuver within County property.
The Commissioner of Buildings and Grounds shall cause such appropriate signs to be erected and pavement markings to be made or other devices installed as he shall deem necessary for the enforcement of those rules and regulations or any order authorized herein.
A. 
Persons operating vehicles within County property shall at all times observe and obey the directions, orders and instructions appearing upon or conveyed by signs, pavement markings or other devices relating to the parking, standing or stopping of vehicles or the direction in which vehicles shall be operated or the place or manner in which vehicles shall be stopped, turned or otherwise maneuvered.
B. 
Persons operating vehicles within County property shall at all times comply with the orders of any peace officer engaged in the direction of traffic, whether the same is given orally or by hand signal.
[Amended 5-8-1979 by L.L. No. 8-1979]
Any vehicle improperly parked in a restricted parking area shall be deemed to be in violation of these rules and regulations.
The orders of the Commissioner of Buildings and Grounds promulgated under the authority herein contained shall become effective as provided by said orders when the approved signs and markings have been erected and installed, giving notice thereof.
A. 
When any vehicle is parked or abandoned on any Suffolk County parking field or property during a snowstorm, flood, fire or other public emergency which affects that portion of the Suffolk County property upon which said vehicle is parked or abandoned, said vehicles may be removed by the Commissioner of Buildings and Grounds.
B. 
When any vehicle is found unattended within the confines of the parking fields of Suffolk County or any of its properties, where said vehicle constitutes an obstruction to traffic, said vehicle may be removed by the Commissioner of Buildings and Grounds.
C. 
When any vehicle is found unattended within the confines of the parking fields of the County of Suffolk, parked in such a manner as to be in violation of these rules and regulations, said vehicle may be removed by the Commissioner of Buildings and Grounds.
After the removal of any vehicle as provided in this article, the Commissioner of Buildings and Grounds may store such vehicle in a suitable place at the expense of the owner. Such owner, or the person in charge of such vehicle, may recover the same upon payment to the County of Suffolk of the amount of all expenses and charges actually and necessarily incurred in effecting such removal, such charges not to exceed $25, together with any charges for any storage, such storage not to exceed $2 per day or fraction thereof.
The Commissioner of Buildings and Grounds shall, without delay, report to the Sheriff of Suffolk County the removal and disposition of any vehicle removed as provided in this article and ascertain the owner or the person having charge thereof and notify him in writing of the removal and disposition of such vehicle and the amount which shall be required to redeem the same.
[Amended 8-17-1994 by Res. No. 673-1994]
A. 
No County property or parking areas shall be used for soliciting or for business purposes unless such use is specifically granted by the County Legislature.
(1) 
Contracts shall be awarded only after a comparative evaluation of the revenue to be generated by the County from each responsible proposed contract vendor, and whenever other than the highest revenue generator receives the approval, there must be written documentation explaining why the highest proposed revenue generator for the County was rejected and justification for why the alternative approval was granted;
(2) 
A documented explanation shall be provided whenever fewer than two responses are submitted; and
(3) 
The Suffolk County Legislature shall review these policies and procedures biennially.
B. 
The Commissioner of the County Department of Public Works is hereby authorized, empowered and directed, pursuant to § C8-2X of the Suffolk County Charter, to implement the following in connection with the awarding of contracts for vending machines to be placed in County buildings, which policy shall include but not be limited to the following:
[Added 5-9-2000 by Res. No. 287-2000]
(1) 
An RFP or competitive bidding process shall be used in the awarding of vending machine contracts, said process to be conducted under the jurisdiction and control of the Purchasing Division, in the County Department of Public Works, pursuant to § C5-2L of the Suffolk County Charter.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. IV).
(2) 
A separate line item shall be created in the County budget to account for moneys generated by vending contracts.
(3) 
No vending machine shall be allowed on County property without written approval by the County Commissioner of Public Works.
(4) 
Decals shall be placed on all vending machines on County property indicating the owner's name, phone number and the contract's expiration date.
No vehicle shall be parked on County property between sunset and sunrise except vehicles of authorized County personnel and vehicles of persons attending public functions unless specifically authorized by the Commissioner of Buildings and Grounds or his authorized representative.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Section 14 of L.L. No. 5-1973, which immediately followed this section and pertained to identification tags and stickers, was repealed by L.L. No. 8-1979.
Any peace officer, the Sheriff or his deputy, the Commissioner of Buildings and Grounds and his authorized designees and the County Police Department are authorized to enforce these rules and regulations and prevent violations thereof.
The rules and regulations as promulgated by this article shall not apply for the use of, riding on and traffic in and through County-owned property specifically designated as a park or parks and lands under the jurisdiction of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation.
A. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this article, any rule or regulation prescribed hereunder or any direction, order or instruction given by anyone authorized to enforce this article or by any official sign or pavement marking shall be guilty of an offense and shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine not to exceed $100, and in addition thereto, any permit issued pursuant to the provisions of this article or of such regulations may be suspended or revoked.
B. 
In lieu of criminal action against any person for any such violation, a penalty in an amount not to exceed $100 may be recovered by the County in an action in respect to any violation.