[Adopted 6-4-1951; amended in its entirety 2-15-2000 by L.L. No. 1-2000]
For the purpose of this article, the terms used herein are defined as follows:
- PARKING METER
- Any mechanical device or meter, not inconsistent with this article, placed or erected for the regulation of parking by authority of this article.
- PARKING METER SPACE
- The space alongside the curb in which a vehicle shall be properly parked, which shall be within painted lines, if any, and if there be no lines, within the space between two meters; and in those instances where there shall be but one parking meter space, the vehicle shall be parked within three feet of the meter controlling such space.
- TWO-HOUR PARKING METER ZONE
- Any street, parking lot or any other area of the Village in which parking is controlled by parking meters and the maximum time limit of said meters is two hours.
The following words and phrases when used in this article shall, for the purpose of this article, have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in this article except where another definition is specifically provided.
- PARK or PARKING
- The standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in the loading or unloading of merchandise or passengers.
- STAND or STANDING
- The stopping of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers.
- STOP or STOPPING
- When prohibited, means any halting, even momentarily, of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or traffic control sign or signal.
In said parking meter zone created or hereafter created by ordinance, parking meters shall be installed within or near the curbline facing alongside of such spaces as designated by the Board of Trustees and which spaces it deems advisable or necessary for the proper regulation of parking vehicles, said installation to be placed not more than two feet from the curb nor more than four feet from the line of the parking space as indicated. Each of the meters shall be set to operate upon the deposit therein of one twenty-five-cent coin of the United States of America for the period of time prescribed as parking time limits in § 43-22. Each of such parking meters shall be arranged to show or display a signal and shall clearly indicate whether the time limit during which parking in this space is permitted has expired.
No person shall park or stand a motor vehicle, as defined in § 125 of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law, in any area in the Village of Monroe delineated and or marked as a fire lane/zone, as established by the Code Enforcement Officer, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or traffic control sign or signal.
Except in a period of emergency determined by an officer of the Monroe Police Department, the Monroe Fire Company or Mayor of Monroe or except in compliance with the directions of a police officer, when any vehicle shall be parked in a parking space regulated by a parking meter between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on any day except Sundays and public holidays, the owner, operator or driver of such vehicle shall, upon entering said parking space, immediately deposit one twenty-five-cent coin of the United States of America in the parking meter regulating such space.
Two hour parking in metered spaces. Any vehicle parking or standing in any designated parking space regulated by parking meters shall be parked within the white lines marked on the street. Such vehicle may occupy said space for a period of time not to exceed two hours between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on any day except Sundays and public holidays. This two-hour limit shall apply to any vehicle parked in a space regulated by parking meters, which space may have an inoperative or missing meter. Parking or standing a vehicle in a designated space regulated by parking meters shall be lawful for 60 minutes, or multiple thereof, with a maximum of two hours, upon deposit of such coins, tokens or scrip as may be required by resolution of the Village Board. Upon the expiration of the legal parking time, it shall be the duty of the owner or driver of the vehicle forthwith to remove the vehicle from the parking space, and it shall be unlawful for any person to cause, allow, permit or suffer any such vehicle registered in his name to be parked or standing overtime or to remain therein beyond the parking time limit prescribed by this article.
[Amended 7-17-2007 by L.L. No. 5-2007]
The fact that any parking meter shall exhibit the illegal signal shall be presumptive evidence as to a parked vehicle then found in the parking space regulated by such parking meter that the owner or driver failed to deposit or to cause to be deposited the required coin or coins in said meter, and the mechanical indication by such meter of a "violation" shall be presumptive evidence of unlawful parking.
It shall be unlawful and an offense for any person to deposit or cause to be deposited in a parking meter any coins for the purpose of extending the parking time beyond the total lawful parking period.
It shall be unlawful and an offense for any person to permit a vehicle registered in his name to remain or be placed in any parking space alongside of or next to which any parking meter is placed while said parking meter is displaying a signal that the time for which the privilege to park in such space has been granted has expired.
Vehicles shall at all times be parked parallel with the curb and wholly within the parking meter spaces as herein defined. The front fender or front wheel of said vehicle shall be as near as possible to the parking meter controlling the particular space.
No parking meter authorized herein shall be so installed or a parking space so established that it will obstruct the convenient ingress or egress to and from any property abutting on any street or that it will cause or permit any violation of § 86, Subdivision 7, of the Vehicle and Traffic Law.
Editor's Note: See now § 1202 of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law.
If any section, provision or part thereof in this article shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the article as a whole or any section, provisions or part thereof not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate or permit, suffer or allow anyone under his, her, their or its direction or control to violate or shall aid, abet or assist in the violation of any provisions of this article shall be subject to a fine of not less than $5 nor more than $50 for each and every nonmoving and parking offense.
Every person convicted of a traffic infraction for a violation of any of the provisions of this article for moving violations, including the disobeying of traffic signs, traffic signals, stop signs and yield signs, shall, for a first conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not more than $50 or imprisonment for not more than five days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. For a second such conviction within 18 months thereafter, such person shall be punished by a fine of not more than $100 or imprisonment for not more than 10 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. For a third or subsequent conviction within 18 months after the first conviction, such person may be punished by a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
In addition to the penalties indicated for violation of any section of Chapter 43 herein, the Vehicle and Traffic Law, of the Code of the Village of Monroe, additional penalties may be invoked up to the maximum allowable by the State of New York by the Justice of the Village of Monroe upon the failure of the person charged with an alleged violation under this section of the Code to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty within 14 days from the date of the alleged violation, such plea to be made to the Justice or as otherwise indicated on the traffic summons for the payment of a fine. Failure to abide by this timetable may subject the violator to additional penalties as herein set forth.
In the event that any person, firm or corporation delays in entering a plea to any of the provisions of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the Village of Monroe, as amended, the Justice of the Village Justice Court may impose additional and further penalties for such delay. All parking tickets hereinafter printed and used by the Village of Monroe shall contain the following paragraph:
Notwithstanding any provisions of this article or the Code of the Village of Monroe concerning penalties and fines for vehicle and traffic violations, the Justice of the Village Justice Court shall have the final discretion within the confines of the laws of the State of New York and the United States of America as to what fines and/or penalties may be imposed for the violation of any provisions thereof.