[HISTORY: Adopted 10-6-2016 by L.L. No. 2-2016. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The meanings and phrases used in this Chapter including, without limitation, "highway," "park," "parking," "stand," "standing," "stop," "stopping," "traffic control device," "traffic infraction" and "vehicle," shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York.
The term "cul-de-sac," as used herein, shall mean the area at the closed end of any highway which has only one outlet, and:
Which is defined by a specified radius shown on any subdivision map filed in the Putnum County Clerk's Office, and shall include the entire area within the circle which could be created by such radius; or
If not so defined by such radius or circle, shall include all of the closed end of such highway.
The Highway Superintendent shall install and maintain traffic control devices when and as required under the provisions of this Chapter.
There is hereby established a Schedule of Traffic Regulations for all Town roadways, a copy of which shall be annexed to the local law enacting the provisions of this chapter which shall be deemed incorporated herein by reference and a part hereof.
The Schedule of Traffic Regulations shall hereafter be kept on file in the office of the Town Clerk and shall be available for public inspection during regular office hours.
The Schedule of Traffic Regulations adopted herewith by the Town Board by may amended by the Town Board by resolution, with such amendments having the same force and effect as if enacted by local law.
Any violation of this chapter and the Schedule of Traffic Regulations adopted hereunder shall constitute a traffic infraction, subject to the penalties set forth in the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law.
Where a fine is not otherwise proscribed under the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law for a parking violation under this chapter, every person convicted of such parking violation shall, for a first conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of $125; for a conviction of a second violation, both of which were committed within a period of six months, such person shall be punished by a fine of $250, and upon a conviction of a third or subsequent violation, all of which were committed within a period of 12 months, such person shall be punished by a fine of $375 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
The Town Board is hereby empowered to establish and adjust the fines for violation of the parking provisions of this chapter by resolution of the Town Board from time to time passed. The schedule of parking violation fines as fixed by resolution from time to time of the Town Board shall be filed with the Town Clerk.
In addition to any fine assessed pursuant to this provision, there shall be levied, where applicable, a mandatory surcharge required by Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1809-b.