[Adopted 4-13-1993 by Ord. No. 21-1993]
Whenever road conditions in the City of Cohoes shall become hazardous or such that the free movement of fire, health, police, emergency or other vehicular traffic may become impeded by reason of snow, freezing rain, ice, other natural causes or any other emergency as may be determined by the Mayor of the City of Cohoes, the Mayor is hereby authorized to declare the existence of an emergency.
The declaration of an emergency as specified above shall be conveyed to the public by radio and television announcements which shall constitute notice to the general public of such an emergency.
[Amended 3-27-2001 by Ord. No. 6-2001]
An emergency shall commence at either 7:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m., as may be declared by the Mayor. Such emergency shall be in existence for a forty-eight-hour period, unless continued or canceled by the Mayor.
Continuation or cancellation of an emergency shall be conveyed to the public by radio, official city newspaper and television announcements.
[Amended 3-24-2015 by Ord. No. 2-2015]
During a declared emergency period the following parking restrictions shall apply:
When directed by the Mayor, all vehicular parking must be on the side of the street, odd- or even-numbered, designated by the Mayor at the time the emergency is declared. After the first twenty-four-hour period, all vehicular parking shall be on the other side of the street. The Mayor may continue to regulate parking until the emergency is deemed ended.
After 48 hours have elapsed from the commencement of the emergency, the emergency will be officially declared ended, unless such an emergency is continued as specified in this article.
In areas of the City where City streets do not have an odd side or even side marking, the street will be considered odd-numbered, and no vehicular parking will be allowed on the street on the days of the week designated for odd-numbered side of the street parking occurring in a declared emergency period.
In addition to the odd/even parking restrictions, the City may restrict parking in designated areas, and the Mayor may issue any and all other temporary regulations he may deem necessary. Temporary signage will be posted in such areas which shall constitute public notification.
During a declared emergency period, all ordinary parking regulations will be suspended, excepting those parking regulations relative to fire hydrants, driveways and handicap areas. The Council hereby authorizes and directs the placement of such signs as are necessary to effectuate the purposes of this article.
[Amended 3-12-1996 by Ord. No. 19-1996]
The fine for a violation of any section of this article, including vehicles parked in violation thereof, shall be fifty $50, which fine shall increase to $100 if not paid within 20 days.