Town of Old Lyme, CT
New London County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Old Lyme 10-24-1964. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 161.
The Board of Selectmen of the Town of Old Lyme hereby establishes the following regulations restricting parking of vehicles on all highways maintained by the Town.
Whenever in these regulations the following terms are used, they shall have the meaning respectively ascribed to them in this section:
PARK or PARKING
The standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, upon a street otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers or unloading wholesale merchandise, or when stopped for any traffic regulations, traffic signs or signals.
TRAFFIC
Pedestrians, vehicles and other conveyances, while using the highway for purposes of travel and access to and from private property.
No vehicle shall be parked at any time in such manner as to interfere with a normal flow of traffic or with snowplowing work or snow removal work.
During any snowstorm at such time as two inches of snow have fallen and thereafter until the cessation of the snowstorm and until the completion of snowplowing operations, the parking of vehicles is prohibited on all highways maintained by the Town.
[Amended 1-27-2003; 4-23-2012]
Whenever any vehicle is being parked in violation of § 210-3 or 210-4 of this chapter, or is parked in any parking space on a public street beyond the legal parking time established for such space by a parking meter or by signage posted by order of the Board of Selectmen, said vehicle may be removed or conveyed by or under the direction of a Town or state policeman or Town constable by means of towing or otherwise removing the same to a public parking facility or garage at the risk of the owner. Before the owner or person in charge of such vehicle shall be permitted to remove the same from the custody of the Town or state policeman or a Town constable, he shall furnish evidence of his identity and ownership or right to possession and shall sign a receipt for such vehicle and for each violation shall pay to the Town of Old Lyme a fee of not more than $90, plus towing and storage charges, such towing and storage charges to be payable directly to the operator of the public parking facility or garage.
[Amended 1-27-2003]
A. 
Whenever any vehicle is parked in violation of § 210-3 or 210-4 of this chapter, or is parked in any parking space on a public street beyond the legal parking time established for such space by a parking meter or by signage posted by order of the Board of Selectmen, any Town or state policeman, Town constable or designated parking official may serve upon the operator of such vehicle, or attach to such vehicle, a parking ticket stating the time, place, and nature of the violation and the registration number displayed on the license plate or other descriptive identification of such vehicle. Such parking ticket shall direct the operator of such vehicle or the owner thereof to appear at the office of the First Selectman within seven days of the date of the parking ticket to pay the fine stated on such ticket.
[Amended 4-23-2012]
B. 
Any person violating the provisions of these parking regulations shall be subject to a fine established by the Board of Selectmen, which fine shall not exceed $90.
C. 
If the operator or owner of the vehicle cited pursuant to this Parking Ordinance wishes to contest the violation, he shall either deliver or mail to the First Selectman, a letter setting forth his reasons for contesting the violation within the seven-day period set forth in Subsection A above. Within seven days after receiving such letter from the vehicle operator or owner so cited, the First Selectman shall render a decision and so notify the contesting party in writing by first-class mail to the address shown on the parking ticket, unless a different mailing address is given on the contesting party’s letter.
D. 
If the contesting party is not satisfied with the decision of the First Selectman, he may deliver or mail to the office of the First Selectman a written demand for a hearing before the Board of Selectmen. Such hearing shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of C.G.S. § 7-152b, which statutory procedure establishing hearing procedures for municipal parking violations is hereby incorporated herein and made a part hereof.
E. 
In the event the operator or owner so cited shall not have paid the fine imposed under Subsection A, and shall not have successfully appealed such violation under Subsection D, the violation may be referred to the Superior Court, Judicial District of New London GA No. 10.