Town of Ithaca, NY
Tompkins County
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[Adopted 8-8-1988 by L.L. No. 8-1988 and 3-12-1990 by L.L. No. 2-1990; amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
This article is adopted pursuant to the authority of § 1660 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York and § 10 of the Municipal Home Rule Law of the State of New York.
This article is adopted in order to minimize the adverse impact of traffic upon certain communities in the Town and certain of its streets and bridges, and in order to promote the health, safety and welfare of the community.
No through traffic of trucks, commercial vehicles, truck tractors, or tractor-trailer combinations, with a maximum registered gross vehicle weight in excess of five tons shall be permitted on:
A. 
McIntyre Place.
B. 
Forest Home Drive, between the western terminus of Plantation Road (also known as Arboretum Road) and Caldwell Road.
C. 
Judd Falls Road, between Forest Home Drive and the intersection with Plantation Road (also known as Arboretum Road).
D. 
Honness Lane.
For purposes of this article:
MAXIMUM REGISTERED GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT
Shall mean the maximum gross vehicle weight for which the vehicle is registered with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. If the vehicle is registered in a jurisdiction other than the State of New York, the term shall mean the maximum gross vehicle weight for which the vehicle is registered with the applicable motor vehicle department or similar agency in the jurisdiction in which the vehicle is registered and which weight is shown on the registration for such vehicle. If the vehicle is registered in a governmental jurisdiction that does not indicate a maximum gross vehicle weight on registrations, the term shall mean the manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) as indicated on the vehicle safety certification label.
A violation of this article shall be a traffic infraction. Every person convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of this article shall for a first conviction be punished by a fine of not more than $50 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 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 by imprisonment for not more than 45 days or by both such fine and imprisonment; upon a third or subsequent conviction within 18 months after the first conviction such person shall be punished by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment of not more than 90 days or by such fine and imprisonment.
Local deliveries and pickups to and from properties located on the aforementioned Town highways, by vehicles otherwise prohibited from using said highways by the provisions of this article shall not be prohibited hereby. Further, fire-fighting equipment and vehicles, and emergency medical service vehicles, otherwise prohibited from using such highways by the provisions of this article shall not be prohibited hereby.
This article shall be effective with respect to each named street upon the erection or posting of modified signs or markings giving notice of the restrictions contained herein and that the maximum weight is determined by maximum registered gross vehicle weight. Until such time the previous law which this article supersedes shall remain in effect.