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:
CURB LINE
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 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, Broadway and Montgomery Street. Street stop signs shall be erected at the following entrances hereto:
(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.

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. 
All night parking. 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 p]aces. Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with the law or directions of a police officer or otheremergencypersonnel, 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:
[Amended 10-20-2004 by L.L. No. 2-2004]
(1) 
Within the boundaries of the fire zone, designated by Village Board of Trustees.
(2) 
On the east side of North Road from the north curbline of Broadway to a point 25 feet to the north.
(3) 
On the west side of North Road from the north curbline of Broadway to the south curbline of Pine Street.
(4) 
On the west side of Montgomery Street.
(5) 
On the north side of Broadway from the west curbline of North Road to a point 25 feet to the west.
(6) 
On the north side of Broadway from the west curbline of Montgomery Street to a point 25 feet to the west.
(7) 
On the north side of Broadway from the east curbline of North Road to a point 25 feet to the east.
(8) 
On the south side of Broadway from the west curbline of Montgomery Street to a point 25 feet to the west.
(9) 
On either side of Feroe Avenue.
(10) 
On the north side of Washburn Avenue.
(11) 
On the south side of Spring Street.
(12) 
On the side of any street from the curbline to a point 25 feet from that curbline.
(13) 
On the north side of Broadway between the intersection of the road that runs behind the war memorial with said Broadway.
(14) 
On either side of Clay Hill Road from the west curb line of Route No. 9G to a point 200 feet to the west.
C. 
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) 
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.
(b) 
On the south side of Broadway in front of Tivoli Village Hall from 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding all nationally recognized holidays.
D. 
Unpaid parking tickets.
[Added 1-19-2011 by Ord. No. 1-2011]
(1) 
When any vehicle is found to have three or more outstanding or unpaid parking tickets and is parked on any public highway, off-street parking lot, public parking garage or property leased by, or in the possession and control of, the Village of Tivoli, such vehicle may be removed under the direction of the Mayor or any member of a law enforcement agency with jurisdiction in the Village by towing or otherwise.
(2) 
Within 24 hours after towing, the Village Clerk shall notify the owner of such vehicle of the fact of its towing, the place where it may be recovered and the conditions under which it will be released.
(3) 
The Village may arrange for the storage of any such vehicle found to be in violation of this chapter at the expense of the owner. The owner or person in charge of the vehicle may have said vehicle released upon payment to the Village of Tivoli of all outstanding violations, parking fines, towing charges, storage fees and any administrative charges. Such storage fees and administrative charges shall be set by resolution of the Board of Trustees.
E. 
The parking, standing or stopping of vehicles other than buses is hereby prohibited in areas designated as bus stops, 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. The following location(s) are hereby designated as bus stop(s):
[Added 9-11-2013 by L.L. No. 3-2013]
(1) 
On the north side of Pine Street, from the curbline at the intersection of Pine Street with the north/south portion of Pine Street, continuing easterly for a distance of 150 feet.

§ 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.

A. 
Any person violating the provisions of § 212-6 herein 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 any of the provisions of this chapter, except as provided in Subsection A 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.