[Adopted 1-18-1994 as part of L.L. No. 3-1994]
Parking summonses must be answered within 15 days following the scheduled Court date as it appears on the summons, either by written plea mailed to the Justice Court or by personal appearance by the defendant in Justice Court. Any defendant who fails to enter a plea by mail and who fails to appear in Court within 15 days after the Court date appearing on the summons may be subject to a penalty up to the maximum amount set forth in the Vehicle and Traffic Law. The Town Justice shall be authorized to impose such increased fine at such amount as in his or her discretion takes into account the circumstances of the matter before the Court. In the event the Town Board adopts a resolution establishing amnesty offers to violators from time to time, and consistent with the parameters of the Town Board resolution so doing, the Town Justices shall have the authority to excuse or to withhold the imposition of penalties of up to two times the maximum fine for offenses under Chapter 143 in exchange for the payment of the base penalty by the violator within the time periods fixed within the amnesty established from time to time by the Town Board.
[Amended 8-20-2008 by L.L. No. 7-2008; 1-21-2010 by L.L. No. 1-2010]
Persons who have been convicted of one or more violations of this chapter shall be required to respond to the summons in person in Court on the date specified in the summons, and pleas of guilty or not guilty may not be made by mail except by leave of the Town Justice for good cause shown.
Editor's Note: Former § 143-14, Parking offenses; penalties for parking violations, as amended, was repealed 8-20-2008 by L.L. No. 7-2008. Former § 143-14.1, Local surcharge on convictions, added 11-1-2004 by L.L. No. 12-2004, was superseded by statute. See L. 2004, c. 740, § 2, which repealed State Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1809-d relating to the authority to impose a local surcharge. Local Law No. 12-2004 was repealed 4-6-2005 by L.L. No. 2-2005.