Village of Manorhaven, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Manorhaven 1-26-1994 by L.L. No. 1-1994. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Licensed occupations — See Ch. 88.
Emergency repair of vehicles — See Ch. 146.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any tow truck owned or controlled by him/her or permit the same to be operated within the Village of Manorhaven without first having obtained and then having in force an owner's license therefor as provided in Chapter 55 of the Code of the Town of North Hempstead.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a tow truck for hire within the Incorporated Village of Manorhaven as a driver or in connection therewith unless such driver shall have first obtained a license from the Town Clerk of the Town of North Hempstead, as provided in Chapter 55 of the Code of the Town of North Hempstead.
All owners of tow trucks are required to obey the regulations, now existing and as they may be amended, established by the Town of North Hempstead in Chapter 55, Article IX, of the Code of the Town of North Hempstead.
All drivers of tow trucks within the Village of Manorhaven shall comply with the regulations, now existing and as they may be amended, set forth in Chapter 55, Article X, of the Code of the Town of North Hempstead.
It shall be unlawful for any person to drive along any street, public highway or bridge in the Village of Manorhaven and actively solicit towing work. Solicitation of towing work by the operator or other occupant of a tow truck while parked or standing on any street, public highway or bridge is also prohibited. A tow truck operator shall not stop, stand or park at the scene of an accident involving one or more vehicles without having been requested or notified to do so by the police. Responding to a call merely upon notification from gas station attendants, taxicab drivers or other unauthorized persons shall be considered in violation of this provision.
Towing from the scene of any accident within the village shall be done on the rotation system as set forth in Chapter 55 of the Code of the Town of North Hempstead.
It shall be unlawful for any person to demand or receive any payment in the excess of the maximum charges permitted by Chapter 55 of the Code of the Town of North Hempstead.
No agreement for repairs or estimate shall be made unless it complies with Chapter 55 of the Code of the Town of North Hempstead.
[Amended 1-25-2018 by L.L. No. 1-2018]
A. 
At his/her place of business set forth on his/her license, every unrestricted tow truck owner shall maintain for one year a bound record book of all calls for towing service at the scene of an accident, to be available for inspection by the police or designated Village officer or employee. Entries in this book shall be legible, made in ink and written in English at the time the call is received and shall specify:
(1) 
The name of the person making a call;
(2) 
The time of the call;
(3) 
The time of arrival at the scene of the accident;
(4) 
The disposition; and
(5) 
Such other information as may be required by Chapter 55 of the Code of the Town of North Hempstead, as amended from time to time.
B. 
Every tow truck owner or operator who tows a vehicle from a location within the Village during a snow emergency or other emergency, declared by the Mayor and announced in such manner as the Mayor shall direct, shall remove the vehicle directly to the facility identified in the owner's application for an unrestricted license to tow vehicles filed with the Town of North Hempstead.
C. 
Every tow truck owner or operator who tows a vehicle from a location within the Village during a snow emergency or other emergency, declared by the Mayor and announced in such manner as the Mayor shall direct, shall, within one hour of removal, provide written notification to the applicable police department and the office of the Village Clerk of the following information, shall record such information in the bound record book required to be maintained pursuant to Subsection A of this § 141-9, and shall keep and maintain a copy of such written notification to be available for inspection by the police or designated Village officer or employee for a period of one year:
(1) 
The name of the person making a call;
(2) 
The time of the call;
(3) 
The time of arrival at the site of the removal;
(4) 
The location of the site of removal;
(5) 
The make, model, color and license or VIN number of the vehicle towed;
(6) 
A copy of the owner's valid Town of North Hempstead tow license; and
(7) 
Such other information as may be required by Chapter 55 of the Code of the Town of North Hempstead, as amended from time to time.
Every license holder shall comply with the rules and regulations, now existing and as they may be amended, established by the Town Clerk of the Town of North Hempstead for the proper and efficient administration and enforcement of Chapter 55 of the Code of the Town of North Hempstead.
Any code enforcement officer of the Incorporated Village of Manorhaven may issue a summons or appearance ticket for violations of this chapter.
Any offense against any provision of this chapter shall be a violation of this chapter, which violation shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $200 or by imprisonment for a period not exceeding 15 days for each such offense, or by both such fine and imprisonment, except that any person or persons, association or corporation committing an offense against any provision of § 141-5 herein shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor, which shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $500 or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed three months for each such offense, or by both such fine and imprisonment.