[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Ulysses as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Obstruction of Highways
Since there is a necessity to keep the Town highway rights-of-way free from obstruction for the convenience of the public in general and Town vehicles and school buses in particular, this article is enacted to regulate parking and other obstructions on the Town highways.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- HIGHWAY RIGHT-OF-WAY
- The full width of a privately or publicly maintained traveled way, whether acquired through dedication or by use. It may include pavement, shoulders, ditches or gutters, culverts or sluiceways. It may be defined in metes and bounds and be filed with the proper authorities, or it may have been used and maintained by the public for a period of 10 years or more.
On and after the effective date of this article, it shall be unlawful for any person or entity to park a vehicle or leave other obstacles within any Town highway right-of-way which unreasonably interferes with the use of the highway by others or the proper maintenance and repair thereof for anything other than a temporary purpose reasonably designed to accomplish legitimate goals.
Any person or entity found violating any provisions of this article shall be deemed guilty of a violation and, upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $250 or to imprisonment not exceeding 15 days, or to both such fine and imprisonment, for each and every violation. Each day's continued violation shall constitute a separate additional violation.
On and after the effective date of this article, the Town Highway Department shall be authorized during snow storms, floods or fires to remove any unattended vehicle which constitutes an obstruction to traffic or interferes with the proper maintenance thereof and to provide for the storage of said vehicle. The reasonable charges for such removal and storage shall be the cost thereof and shall be paid by the owner or operator of any such vehicle. Such charges shall be in addition to any fines or penalties imposed pursuant to § 164-4 of this article.