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Village of Springville, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Springville 11-5-1979 as L.L. No. 3-1979. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 180.
The Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Springville, wishing to assist the residents of the village and the courts in the disposition of offenses relating to parking violations, does hereby create a Traffic Violations Bureau pursuant to Article 14-B of the General Municipal Law.
The Village Clerk is hereby designated as the Director of the Traffic Violations Bureau.
Said Bureau shall maintain such hours as may be designated by the Village Board.
The Traffic Violations Bureau shall be authorized to dispose of any violations of the traffic laws, ordinances and rules and regulations when such offenses shall not constitute the traffic infraction known as speeding or a misdemeanor or felony.
When an officer of the Police Department of the Village of Springville shall find a vehicle so parked as to constitute a traffic violation and the absence of the operator or owner thereof prevents personal service of a notice by said officer, such officer shall attach a ticket form to said vehicle and shall prepare, sign and verify all information.
This ticket bearing the information shall bear the caption "Parking Violation Summons" and shall be identified as having been issued by the police of the Village of Springville. Said ticket shall indicate the alleged parking violation and the exact place and date thereof and shall identify the vehicle as to type and registration number, and said ticket shall have the mailing address of the Traffic Violations Bureau printed thereon.
Upon discovering a vehicle so parked as to constitute a traffic violation, notice shall be served upon the owner, which said notice shall direct him to appear at the Traffic Violations Bureau within seven business days of the receipt of such notice.
The attaching of a ticket in the form hereinbefore prescribed to a parked vehicle shall be deemed sufficient notice to the owner of said vehicle, and the service of a ticket upon an operator of a vehicle shall likewise be deemed sufficient notice.
A person who has received a notice as provided in this chapter may, within the time specified in said notice, appear at the Traffic Violations Bureau, either in person or by written power of attorney, in such form as prescribed by the Traffic Violations Bureau, by paying a prescribed fine and, in writing, waiving a hearing in court, pleading guilty to the charges and giving power of attorney to the person in charge of the Bureau to make such a plea and to pay such a fine in court. Acceptance of the prescribed fine and power of attorney by the Traffic Violations Bureau shall be deemed complete satisfaction for the violation, and the violator shall be given a receipt which so states.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
The penalties collected by the Traffic Violations Bureau shall be in amounts prescribed in Chapter 180, Vehicles and Traffic, and the Traffic Violations Bureau shall have no authority to deviate therefrom.
A person served with a ticket or notice as herein prescribed, who is desirous of appearing or required to appear and answer the charge or charges in the Justice Court, may, at the Traffic Violations Bureau, sign a statement stipulating to appear in the Justice Court at a designated date and session when the charge or charges against said person shall be placed on the docket of that Court and waiving the issuance of a warrant.
In the event that the owner or operator of a vehicle to which a ticket is attached as prescribed herein or a person served with notice as prescribed herein does not appear at the Traffic Violations Bureau within the designated time herein provided, or, having so appeared, fails to plead guilty or to stipulate to appear in the Justice Court, or if he has elected and stipulated to appear in the Justice Court and fails to make such appearance, then, in that event, the Traffic Violations Bureau shall present the signed and verified information to the Justice Court and request that a warrant be issued for the arrest of such person, and such person shall be subject to prosecution in the same manner as otherwise provided by law in the same manner as if the Traffic Violations Bureau did not exist.