Village of Lawrence, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Lawrence 7-27-1955 as part of Ord. No. 152; amended in its entirety 6-11-1968 by Ord. No. 210. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Traffic Violations Bureau — See Ch. 45.
Licenses and permits — See Ch. 125.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 178.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 200.
Parking meters — See Ch. A220.

§ 135-1 Use restrictions.

A. 
Parking places heretofore or hereafter established by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Lawrence are intended primarily for the convenience of persons desiring off-street parking facilities for temporary purposes and, where a parking place is located in an area used for business or adjacent to a place where people meet or assemble for social, recreational or other purposes, to enable the persons using such parking places to have easy access to the places where they desire to be.
B. 
A parking place is not a public street and shall not be used as a public street. Its use is limited to the parking of vehicles for the purposes stated in §§ 135-1 through 135-6 of this chapter and for such movement of vehicles as may be necessary for such purposes. All traffic, except incident to parking, is forbidden and excluded.
C. 
No vehicle shall be parked in any parking place for the purpose of sale or rent or which shall display any sign or insignia indicating it is for sale or for rent.
D. 
No vehicle owned, held or controlled by any manufacturer, dealer or repairman, as defined in § 415 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law, for sale, rental, delivery or demonstration, for washing, servicing, repair or dismantling or for towing, servicing or transporting property shall be parked in any parking place.
E. 
No vehicle shall be washed, serviced, repaired or dismantled while in any parking place.
F. 
No commercial vehicle is permitted to park in a parking place at any time.
G. 
Village Parking Lot No. 2.
[Added 1-8-2009 by L.L. No. 2-2009]
(1) 
It shall be unlawful for any person to trespass upon Village Parking Lot No. 2 or to enter or remain therein except to enter or exit a legally parked vehicle.
(2) 
Notices or signboards required by this chapter to be posted shall state “No Trespassing” and shall be not less than 14 inches high by 24 inches wide and have letters not less than four inches high and shall be placed at all points of entry to Parking Lot No. 2.
(3) 
Any person committing an offense against this chapter shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000 or imprisonment not to exceed five days for each such offense, or by both such fine and imprisonment for a first conviction, and upon conviction of a second or subsequent offense within five years of a conviction of a previous offense herein, shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine of not less than $250 or imprisonment not to exceed 15 days, or both such fine and imprisonment.

§ 135-2 Parking within markings.

Where pavement markings have been installed in any parking place of the Village, indicating stalls for parked automobiles, it shall be unlawful to park any automobile or motorcycle in such a way as to cross any such pavement marking or so as to obstruct or occupy, in whole or in part, more than one stall.

§ 135-3 License required where Trustees provide.

In parking fields and parking places heretofore or hereafter established, where the Board of Trustees provides that the parking of vehicles shall be permitted only upon procuring licenses for such purpose, no vehicle shall be parked or permitted to stand in such parking place; without first obtaining and thereafter holding unrevoked a license from the Board of Trustees to park in such parking place: provided, however, that no license shall be issued for a vehicle registered or required to be registered under Subdivisions 7 and 8 of § 401 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York, and no such motor vehicle shall be parked or permitted to stand therein.

§ 135-4 Parking head in.

[Amended 9-19-1977 by L.L. No. 6-1977]
All parking shall be head in.

§ 135-5 Specific regulations.

The following special regulations shall also apply:
A. 
Parking in Lawrence Station Plaza and Inwood Plaza is hereby prohibited between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. of any day.
[Amended 4-13-1988 by L.L. No. 5-1988]
B. 
Parking is prohibited along the southerly side of Central Parking Field No. 3 for more than three consecutive hours between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
C. 
Elsewhere in Central Parking Field No. 3, parking is prohibited for more than three consecutive hours at any time.
D. 
Vehicles shall enter a parking field only through a designated entrance and shall leave only through a designated exit. Leaving a parking field through a designated entrance or entering a parking field through a designated exit is prohibited.
E. 
For Parking Field No. 3, the designated entrances shall be at the Rockaway Turnpike and at the alleyway from Central Avenue. The designated exit shall be at Frost Lane.
F. 
For Parking Field No. 4, the designated entrances shall be at the Rockaway Turnpike and at the alleyway from Central Avenue. The designated exit shall be at William Street.
G. 
For Parking Field No. 2 at Inwood Station, the designated entrance shall be at Lord Avenue, and the designated exit shall be at Doughty Boulevard.

§ 135-6 Signs to be erected and maintained.

Appropriate signs shall be erected and maintained at the places where special regulations are imposed by §§ 135-1 through 135-6.

§ 135-7 Parking fields established.

A. 
Lawrence Station Plaza. That portion of Lawrence Station Plaza now paved with concrete and bounded on the north and west by property of the Long Island Rail Road Company, on the east by the easterly side of East Plaza Drive and on the south by the present curbline along the park and such curbline as extended easterly is hereby designated as a parking place wherein the parking of vehicles shall be permitted only upon procuring licenses as provided in this chapter. Such parking place may be referred to as "Parking Field No. 1."
B. 
Inwood Plaza. The area bounded on the north by the right-of-way of the Long Island Rail Road Company, on the east by the westerly side of Lord Avenue, on the south by the northerly side of Foote Avenue and on the west by the easterly side of Doughty Boulevard is hereby designated as a parking place, to be known as "Inwood Plaza," wherein the parking of vehicles shall be permitted only upon procuring the license as provided in this chapter. Such parking place may be referred to as "Parking Field No. 2."
C. 
Central Plaza. The area bounded on the west by the easterly side of Rockaway Turnpike, on the east by the westerly side of Frost Lane, on the south by the northerly line of land heretofore of William Wicke and on the north by a line parallel thereto and situated 75 feet distant therefrom, is hereby designated as a parking place. Such parking place may be referred to as "Parking Field No. 3."
D. 
Central Plaza North. The area bounded on the west by the easterly side of Rockaway Turnpike, on the east by the westerly side of Williams Street, on the south by those properties situated on Central Avenue and on the north by those properties situated on Mulry Lane is hereby designated as a parking place. Such parking place may be referred to as "Parking Field No. 4."
[Added 4-13-1988 by L.L. No. 5-1988]

§ 135-8 Fees.

[Added 4-13-1988 by L.L. No. 5-1988]
Fees for parking and for parking licenses for Village parking areas regulated by this chapter shall be set by resolution by the Board of Trustees and may be found in Chapter A220, Parking Meters.

§ 135-9 Eligibility for licenses.

[Amended 4-13-1988 by L.L. No. 5-1988]
No license to park in Lawrence Station Plaza shall be issued for any vehicle whose registered owner is not an individual residing in the Village of Lawrence or a partnership or corporation having its principal place of business in the Village or a taxpayer of the Village of Lawrence, unless the vehicle is rented on an annual basis to a person or corporation described in this section or unless the vehicle is used exclusively by a resident of the Village. The annual registration issued by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles for the current year shall be conclusive evidence of the residence or principal place of business of the registered owner, and the certificate of the applicant shall be conclusive evidence of compliance with the rental or use requirements of this section. (NOTE: For fees, see Chapter A220, Parking Meters.)

§ 135-10 Applicability of vehicle and traffic regulations.

Notwithstanding the purposes for which parking places are established and for which they may be used, the provisions of Chapter 200, Vehicles and Traffic, of the Code of the Village of Lawrence and of regulations now or hereafter issued thereunder shall apply to a parking place established by the Board of Trustees to the same effect as if such parking place were a public street.

§ 135-11 Applicability of zoning regulations.

Notwithstanding the purposes for which parking places are established and for which they may be used, the provisions of Chapter 212, Zoning, of the Code of the Village of Lawrence relating to property adjacent to a public, private or proposed street shall apply to the same extent as if a parking space heretofore or hereafter established or proposed were an existing or proposed street, as the case may be.

§ 135-12 Access from adjacent properties.

There shall be no right of access to a parking place from the land, building or structures adjacent thereto. The Board of Trustees may, however, in exceptional cases and in conformity with the general purposes hereinbefore stated, grant to the owner, for the time being, of land or structures adjacent to a parking place the privilege of access to such parking place, together with the privilege to make, construct and maintain curb cuts, driveways and other means of access, subject to such terms and limitations and subject at all times to regulation by the Board of Trustees, under the following conditions:
A. 
When it will create additional parking facilities and will not interfere with the parking on such parking place.
B. 
When the property owner will suffer unnecessary hardship or injustice unless such privilege is granted.
C. 
Such limitations and regulations may include specifying the times when use of such facilities is prohibited, the construction and maintenance of a rail, chain, gate, fence or other barrier, except when not in use, and a limitation of the character of the use permitted.

§ 135-13 Form and placement of licenses.

[Added 2-8-1971 by Ord. No. 221]
Every parking license for Lawrence Plaza and/or Inwood Plaza shall show the year for which it is issued and shall be accompanied by a sticker also showing such year. The sticker shall be affixed to the rear window of the motor vehicle for which it is issued, or, if the vehicle has no rear window, it shall be affixed to the rear bumper in a conspicuous place. Each parking license shall be in effect during the year for which it is issued and during the month of January of the following year.

§ 135-14 Penalties for offenses.

[Added 4-13-1988 by L.L. No. 5-1988; amended 9-11-2002 by L.L. No. 5-2002]
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a violation pursuant to the Penal Law of the State of New York, punishable by a fine up to a maximum of $1,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.