Village of Tivoli, NY
Dutchess County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tivoli 6-17-1996 by L.L. No. 2-1997. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 212-1 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to regulate and make safer the traffic upon the streets and highways within the corporate limits of the Village of Tivoli, New York, hereinafter referred to as the "Village."

§ 212-2 Definitions.

A. 
The words and phrases used in this chapter shall, for the purposes of this chapter, have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by Article 1 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York.
B. 
The following words and phrases which are not defined by Article 1 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in this section for the purpose of traffic and safety regulations within the Village:
CURBLINE
The prolongation of the lateral line of a curb or, in the absence of a curb, the lateral boundary lines of a roadway.
MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT
A plot of land or building owned/leased by the Village, not including streets and highways, upon or within which the parking of vehicles is regulated by ordinance and/or traffic control devices.
OFFICIAL TIME STANDARD
Whenever certain hours are named herein or on traffic control devices within the Village, they shall mean the time standard which is in current use by the State of New York.

§ 212-3 Traffic control devices.

The Board of Trustees of the Village shall install or maintain, or cause to be installed or maintained, all traffic control devices when and as required under the provisions of said law and may install and maintain, or cause to be installed or maintained, such additional traffic control devices as it may determine necessary to regulate, warn or guide traffic under the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York, subject to provisions of §§ 1682 and 1684 of said law.

§ 212-4 Through streets; stop signs.

A. 
Broadway (Dutchess County Route No. 78, hereinafter referred to as "Broadway") is hereby designated a highway with stop signs erected on said highway from the east and west at the respective intersections of Broadway and North Road, and Broadway and Montgomery Street. Street stop signs shall be erected at the following entrances thereto:
(1) 
Friendship Street from both the north and south.
(2) 
Woods Road from the north.
(3) 
Pine Street from the north.
(4) 
North Road from the north.
(5) 
Clay Hill Road from the south.
(6) 
Montgomery Street from the south.
(7) 
Flora Street twice from the north.
(8) 
Dock Road from the south.
(9) 
The road behind the War Memorial twice from the north.
(10) 
Diana Street from the west.
B. 
North Road from Broadway north is hereby designated a through highway, and stop signs shall be erected at the following entrances thereto:
(1) 
Pine Street from the west.
C. 
Woods Road from Broadway north is hereby designated a through highway, and stop signs shall be erected at the following entrances thereto:
(1) 
Greentree Road from the east.
(2) 
Elizabeth Street from the east.
D. 
Montgomery Street from Broadway north is hereby designated a through highway, and stop signs shall be erected at the following entrances thereto:
(1) 
Washburn Avenue from the east.
(2) 
Feroe Avenue from the east.
(3) 
Spring Street from the east.
E. 
New York State Route No. 9G, hereinafter referred to as "Route No. 9G," is hereby designated a though highway, and stop signs will be erected at the following entrances thereto:
(1) 
Clay Hill Road from the west.
(2) 
Broadway from the west.

§ 212-5 Parking, standing and stopping.

[Amended 10-20-2004 by L.L. No. 2-2004; 1-19-2011 by Ord. No. 1-2011; 9-11-2013 by L.L. No. 3-2013; 1-18-2017 by L.L. No. 2-2017]
The provisions of this section shall apply except when it is necessary to stop a vehicle to avoid a conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer, other emergency personnel, or an official traffic control device.
A. 
No overnight parking seasonally. The parking of a vehicle is hereby prohibited on all streets within the Village between 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. from November 15 through April 1. Violators of this section shall be fined and their vehicles towed at the owner's expense.
B. 
Prohibition of stopping, standing or parking in specified places. Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with the law or directions of a police officer or other emergency personnel or official traffic control device, no person shall, within the Village, stop, stand or park in the following areas, which shall be designated by signs in compliance with the sign standards of the State of New York or by the marking of the curbline with yellow paint:
(1) 
On the east side of North Road from the north curbline of Broadway to a point 25 feet to the north and on the east side of North Road within a distance of six feet of either curbline of a private parking lot.
(2) 
On the west side of North Road from the north curbline of Broadway to the south curbline of Pine Street.
(3) 
On the west side of Montgomery Street.
(4) 
On the north side of Broadway between the intersection of the road that runs behind the War Memorial with said Broadway; on the north side of Broadway from the west curbline of North Road to a point 25 feet to the west; on the north side of Broadway from the west curbline of Montgomery Street to a point 25 feet to the west; and on the north side of Broadway from the east curbline of North Road to a point 25 feet to the east.
(5) 
On the south side of Broadway from the west curbline of Montgomery Street to a point 25 feet to the west; on the south side of Broadway within a distance of six feet of either curbline of Feroe Avenue; on the south side of Broadway within a distance of six feet of either curbline of the Post Office parking lot curbline; and on the south side of Broadway within a distance of six feet of either curbline of a private parking lot.
(6) 
On either side of Feroe Avenue.
(7) 
On the north side of Washburn Avenue.
(8) 
On the south side of Spring Street.
(9) 
On the side of any street from the curbline to a point 25 feet from that curbline.
(10) 
On either side of Clay Hill Road from the west curbline of Route No. 9G to a point 200 feet to the west.
(11) 
Blocking any driveway.
(12) 
Against the direction of traffic on the side of the street where the vehicle is located.
(13) 
On any public sidewalk or within any crosswalk area.
(14) 
On the travel side of any parked, stopped or standing vehicle (double parking).
C. 
Limitations of stopping, standing or parking in fire zone. Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or other emergency personnel or official traffic control device, no person shall, within the limits of the Village, stop, stand or park in the following areas, which shall be designated by signs in compliance with the sign standards of the State of New York or by the marking of the curbline with yellow paint: within the boundaries of the fire zone in front of the firehouse, as designated by the Village Board of Trustees.
D. 
Limitations of stopping, standing or parking in specified areas. Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or other emergency personnel or official traffic control device, no person shall, within the limits of the Village:
(1) 
Overtime parking: stop, stand or park a vehicle for a continuous time in excess of 15 minutes:
(a) 
On the south side of Broadway in front of the United States Post Office and 40 feet to the west between the hours of 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday, excluding all nationally recognized holidays.
E. 
No parking near hydrant. No person shall park any vehicle more than 15 feet to the left or right of any hydrant within the Village limits.

§ 212-6 Abandoned vehicles.

A. 
Any vehicle left unattended or unmoved for a period of time in excess of 72 hours on any public property, street, or municipal parking lot in the Village shall be considered abandoned and shall be towed at the owner's expense.
B. 
Any vehicle left parked in violation of this section of the law which obstructs operations during a snowstorm, flood, fire, or other public emergency, or which is abandoned on the streets or municipal parking lots in the Village during any such public emergency, may be removed by the Mayor or the Board of Trustees of the Village. The owner or operator of the vehicle will be responsible for the expense of the removal and any necessary storage.

§ 212-7 Limitations on speed.

[Amended 10-20-2004 by L.L. No. 2-2004]
A. 
With the exception of Route No. 9G, no person shall operate a vehicle upon the public streets and lands of the Village above the rate of 30 miles per hour.
B. 
No person shall operate a vehicle above the rate of 25 miles per hour upon Broadway, between the intersection of Broadway and Clay Hill Road and the intersection of Broadway and Woods Road.
C. 
No person shall operate a vehicle upon Route No. 9G in the Village at a rate of speed in excess of 45 miles per hour.
D. 
Thus section does not apply to ambulances, fire apparatus, emergency personnel or police on emergency trips.

§ 212-8 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 1-18-2017 by L.L. No. 2-2017]
A. 
Any person violating the provisions of § 212-6 herein (Abandoned vehicles) shall be guilty of a traffic infraction as defined in § 1800 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York and shall be subject to the provisions of such article.
B. 
Any person violating the provisions of § 212-5E herein (No parking near hydrant) shall be guilty of a traffic infraction, which said offense, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $150 or by imprisonment of not more than five days, or both such fine and imprisonment.
C. 
Any person violating the provisions of § 212-5 herein (Stopping, standing and parking), except as provided in § 212-8B, shall be guilty of a traffic infraction, which said offense, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $45 or by imprisonment of not more than five days, or both such fine and imprisonment.
D. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter, except as provided in Subsection A or B or C of this section, shall be guilty of a traffic infraction, which said offense, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $100 or by imprisonment of no more than five days, or both such fine and imprisonment.

§ 212-9 Effective date.

This chapter of the Village of Tivoli shall take effect August 1, 1996.