[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Greenburgh 10-14-1981 by L.L. No. 7-1981. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Notwithstanding the provisions of any other local law, ordinance, resolution or order of the Town Board of the Town of Greenburgh pertaining to a Traffic Violations Bureau, the Town Board of the Town of Greenburgh hereby authorizes the Justice Court of the Town of Greenburgh to establish a Traffic Violations Bureau, pursuant to Article 14-B, §§ 370, 371 and 373, of the General Municipal Law, to aid said Court in the disposition of traffic offenses when such traffic offenses shall not constitute a traffic infraction known as "speeding" or a misdemeanor or felony.
Said Bureau shall be in charge of such person or persons and shall be open at such hours as the Justice Court of the Town of Greenburgh may designate.
Said Traffic Violations Bureau so established is authorized to dispose of traffic violations of traffic laws, ordinances, rules and regulations, when such offenses shall not constitute the traffic infraction known as “speeding” or a misdemeanor or felony, by permitting a person charged with an offense within the limitations herein stated to answer, within a specified time, at the Traffic Violations Bureau, either in person or by written power of attorney as herein prescribed, by paying a prescribed fine and, in writing, waiving a hearing in Court, pleading guilty to the charge and authorizing the person or persons in charge of the Bureau to make such a plea and pay such a fine.
The Town Justices of the Town of Greenburgh shall be authorized to prescribe the form of complaint in all cases involving a violation of any traffic law, ordinance, rule or regulation relating to parking, which complaint shall be known as a "parking violations ticket."
Said Traffic Violations Bureau of the Town of Greenburgh shall not be authorized to deprive a person of his right to counsel or to prevent him from exercising his right to appear in Court to answer, explain or defend any charge of a violation of any traffic law, ordinance, rule or regulation.
The Justice Court shall designate the fines to be paid for offenses which may be satisfied at the Bureau as hereinbefore stated, provided that such fines are within the limits established as penalties for such offenses.
The Traffic Violations Bureau as herein authorized shall keep a record of all violations of which each person has been guilty, whether such guilt was established in Court or in the Bureau, and also maintain a record of all fines collected and the disposition thereof. It shall also perform such other duties and keep such other or additional records as shall be prescribed by the Court and/or the Town Board of the Town of Greenburgh.
All persons who shall appear by written power of attorney must execute the waiver and plea on any uniform traffic or parking ticket or a waiver and plea in substantially the following form and forward the same to the Traffic Violations Bureau, together with their operator's license if a moving violation is involved other than a speeding or a traffic offense which would be a misdemeanor or a felony, in addition to the sum prescribed by the Justice Court of the Town of Greenburgh to: Traffic Violations Bureau, Justice Court of the Town of Greenburgh, 188 Tarrytown Road, White Plains, New York 10607:
Authorization and Waiver
I, the undersigned, hereby waive a hearing in the Justice Court of the Town of Greenburgh, County of Westchester, and plead guilty to the charge specified herein. I authorize the person or persons in charge of the Traffic Violations Bureau of said Court to make such a plea and pay the prescribed fine in Court.
All statements are made under the penalty of perjury.
Affirmed the _____ day of __________, 20_____