[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Massapequa Park at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- PERMANENTLY DISABLED DRIVER
- A person with so seriously impaired mobility as to prevent that person from walking without the assistance of an artificial device.
In the event that any disabled or handicapped resident of the Village of Massapequa Park makes application to the Board of Trustees for exemption from the terms and provisions of Local Law No. 15 of 1975 on the grounds of undue hardship, the Board of Trustees is authorized to review written medical or other written documentation on an annual or earlier basis, as the Board of Trustees shall decide, proving to the satisfaction of the Board of Trustees that the operation and enforcement of Local Law No. 15 of 1975 would result in an undue hardship and burden to said disabled or handicapped resident.
The Board of Trustees shall have the discretion to grant such annual exemptions (on January 1) to Local Law No. 15 of 1975 after reviewing all of said written evidence annually and to issue a special permit acknowledging such exemption to a disabled or handicapped resident, which special permit shall only be valid in a residential area and only in front of the disabled or handicapped resident's real property or residence.
A special permit shall be permanently attached to the visor of said motor vehicle being exempted from the operation of Local Law No. 15 of 1975 owned and/or operated by the disabled or handicapped resident, and such permit shall be clearly visible at all times to any authorized person inspecting said motor vehicle while said motor vehicle is parked on the village street in front of the applicable real property or residence.
A sign shall be posted and affixed by the village in front of said real property or residence of the disabled or handicapped resident indicating that there is a special permit relating to parking on the village street for such disabled or handicapped resident.
The Board of Trustees shall have the authority at any time, upon sufficient evidence to the satisfaction of the Board, to revoke or suspend said special permit for any disabled or handicapped resident.
The Board of Trustees may from time to time by resolution set aside public places, municipal parking fields, streets or portions of streets within the Incorporated Village of Massapequa Park as parking spaces for motor vehicles for the sole and exclusive use by holders of valid physically disabled drivers' parking permits issued by the Village of Massapequa Park.
The Board of Trustees shall have the sole and exclusive discretion to determine if a person is entitled under the provisions of this chapter.
The Board of Trustees shall have the discretion to renew all applications from time to time after a review of the written evidence pertaining thereto.