§ 26-1Authorization of establishment.
§ 26-3Personnel; hours.
§ 26-4Powers and duties.
The Village Justice of the Village of Manlius having jurisdiction over traffic violations in the village is hereby authorized, pursuant to Article 14-B of the General Municipal Law, to establish a Traffic Violations Bureau to assist the court in the disposition of offenses in relation to traffic violations.
The Traffic Violations Bureau is hereby authorized to dispose of violations of the traffic laws, ordinances, rules and regulations when such offenses do not constitute a traffic infraction known as "speeding" or a misdemeanor or a felony.
This Bureau, to be termed the "Village of Manlius Traffic Violations Bureau," shall be in charge of such person or persons and shall be open at such hours as shall be delegated by the Village Justice of the Village of Manlius having jurisdiction over traffic violations in the village.
The following duties are hereby imposed upon the Traffic Violations Bureau:
It shall accept designated fines, issue receipts and represent in court such violators as are permitted and desire to plead guilty; waive a court appearance either in person or by written power of attorney.
No appearance shall be accepted from any person who has been guilty of three or more violations within the preceding 12 months.
Nothing contained in this chapter shall authorize the Traffic Violations Bureau to deprive a person of his right to counsel or to prevent him from exercising his right to appear in court to answer, to explain or to defend any charge of a violation of any traffic law, ordinance, rule or regulation.
The Bureau shall keep records and submit detailed monthly reports to the Village Justice of all notices issued and arrests made for violations of the traffic laws, ordinances, rules and regulations and of all fines collected by the Bureau and simultaneously transmit all sums collected to the Village Justice.
If the violator of the Village of Manlius Traffic Ordinance as pertains to parking does not appear in response to a notice affixed to his motor vehicle within a period prescribed by the Village Justice, the Traffic Violations Bureau shall send to the owner of the motor vehicle to which the notice was affixed a letter informing him of the violation and warning him that he will be held responsible for the appearance of the offender, and in the event that such a letter is disregarded for a period prescribed by the Village Justice, a complaint will be filed and a warrant for arrest issued.