[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Beacon 9-17-2001 by L.L. No. 16-2001. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 211.
Article I On-Street Parking
[Adopted 9-17-2001 by L.L. No. 16-2001]
Notwithstanding any other applicable provisions of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law or any other local law, order, rule or regulation, the City Council of the City of Beacon, New York, shall have the power and authority to adopt on-street parking permit systems for streets or portions thereof located within the territorial limits of the City of Beacon, New York.
The purpose of the on-street parking permit system is to exempt the holders of permits from the time-limit parking ordinances in effect in the designated districts, except for alternate-side parking or parking limits which are imposed for the purposes of street cleaning and garbage and snow removal. The City-wide forty-eight-hour parking rule remains in effect. In addition, nothing in this section shall be construed or enforced to prevent the parking of vehicles on the designated streets for the purpose of deliveries or providing service or repairs, such as parking by telephone or utility companies, plumbers, electricians, or emergency vehicles of any government agency while the driver is actually engaged in business in the parking district.
In order for the City Council to determine whether an area shall be designated as an on-street parking permit district, there shall be submitted to the City Council substantial evidence that five or more of the following adverse conditions exist in the subject neighborhood. "Substantial evidence" shall be defined to include, but not be limited to, neighborhood petitions, neighborhood residence surveys, citizen complaints, parking surveys and traffic surveys.
Hazardous traffic conditions resulting from the use of streets by nonresidents of the area.
Polluted air, excessive noise, refuse and litter.
Conditions that threaten the protection, enhancement and preservation of historic, aesthetic, cultural and architectural sites of value and interest and the character of the area.
The need to promote the use of mass transit and encourage reliance on car pools.
Interference with the maintenance of streets in the districts that prevents clean and safe conditions.
Property values in the area threatened.
Traffic safety and the safety of children and other pedestrians are affected.
The existence of dangers arising from the blockage of fire lanes, hydrants and other facilities required by emergency vehicles, both in reaching the victims and in transporting them to the hospital.
Unreasonable burdens in gaining access to properties.
The need to preserve the peace, good order, convenience and welfare of citizens of the City.
Permits for parking in the on-street parking permit locations, as set forth in Subsection C of this section, shall be issued by the office of the Administrator. Such permits shall be available in the following categories:
Permits shall be issued to City residents who meet the following requirements. The resident shall:
Sign an affidavit/application form providing his/her residence address in the City, the license plate number and description of vehicle to be permitted and the on-street location for which the permit is requested.
Exhibit proof of City residence in one of the following forms:
Valid New York State driver's license indicating City residence;
Valid tax receipt for the current year for taxable property within the City;
Valid voter registration card indicating applicant's place of residence in the City; or
Current lease agreement indicating place of residence.
Exhibit a valid, current vehicle registration for the vehicle for which a permit is sought in the name of the applicant or a family member with whom the applicant resides and indicating the City residence address if required by the New York State Motor Vehicle and Traffic Law.
One permit per applicant shall be issued, and up to two permits per residential dwelling unit that has been legally established according to City records shall be issued.
Rules and regulations.
Permits shall be obtained from the office of the Administrator.
Permits shall be issued for only one of the on-street parking locations approved by the City Council, as requested by the applicant at the time of issuance of the permit.
Issuance of a permit pursuant to the provisions of this section shall not guarantee an available on-street parking space. Parking shall be available on a first-come, first-served basis only.
Permits shall be prominently displayed in the manner directed by the Administrator in the vehicle for which the permit was issued.
Permits shall be issued on an annual basis only, for the period of January 1 to December 31 of each year, and must be renewed each year. No prorated annual charge or refunds shall be available.
Permits are nontransferable and may only be utilized in the vehicle identified in the permit application and for which the permit was originally issued, unless written approval has been obtained from the Administrator.
Permits shall enable holders to park a vehicle on a designated street for which the permit is obtained without being subject to time-limit parking in effect on the street, except for forty-eight-hour parking limits, alternate-side parking or parking limits imposed to facilitate street cleaning and garbage and snow removal, as set forth in this article.
All fees collected shall be credited to the general fund of the City.
On-street parking locations.
[Amended 9-15-2003 by L.L. No. 15-2003; 9-6-2005 by L.L. No. 9-2005]
The parking permit system is limited to the following locations: River Street, West Main Street, Branch Street, Bank Street, Buchanan Street, Tilden Avenue, VanBuren Street, West Church Street, Ralph Street, High Street and Tompkins Avenue.
Parking on streets as set forth in § 154-2C(1) above shall be subject to the on-street parking permit system as set forth in this article.
Editor's Note: Former Art. II, Cliff Street Parking Lot, adopted 3-2-2009 by L.L. No. 6-2009, as amended, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 12-20-2010 by L.L. No. 20-2010.