[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Fishkill 7-21-1961. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 143.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- VEHICLE, OWNER and PARKED
- The meanings as defined in the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York.
In the event that the Town Supervisor shall deem the public health and safety, or either of them, to be endangered by accumulations of snow on the public streets and highways of the Town of Fishkill, he may, by written proclamation, declare that a public emergency exists, and he may order that all motor vehicles be removed by the owners or operators thereof from said Town streets and highways or from such of said Town streets and highways as he may specify by proclamation, but not less than one hour from the public promulgation thereof.
Said proclamation shall be promulgated by such means as the Town Supervisor, in his absolute discretion, may deem to be most effective in apprising the owners and operators of said motor vehicles of such proclamation. When the Town Supervisor shall deem that such public emergency no longer exists, he shall forthwith promulgate a proclamation declaring the same to be terminated, which proclamation shall be promulgated by such means as the Town Supervisor, in his absolute discretion, may deem advisable.
Pursuant to the provisions of Subdivision 6 of § 90 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law, the Town Supervisor is hereby authorized and empowered, during the period of such emergency, to make and enforce such rules and regulations as he may deem advisable to regulate, prohibit, limit and control the movement, parking and stopping of all motor vehicles on any and all of the streets and highways of the Town. Such rules and regulations shall remain in effect only during the period of such emergency, and they shall terminate immediately upon the promulgation of the Town Supervisor's proclamation declaring the termination of such emergency.
Editor's Note: For current provisions, see § 1660 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to park, stop or leave standing or to operate any motor vehicles on any streets or highways of the Town in violation of the Town Supervisor's proclamation or in violation of any of the rules and regulations of said Town Supervisor or to permit any person under his or its control to do so.
In the event that any motor vehicle shall be left parked or standing on any of said Town streets and highways in violation of said proclamation, rules and regulations, the Town Superintendent of Highways may cause said motor vehicle to be removed from said Town streets and highways, and the cost of such removal, not exceeding $25, shall be a charge against the owner of said motor vehicle, to be paid to the Town Clerk at the time of the delivery of said motor vehicle to the owner thereof.