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Village of Tarrytown, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tarrytown 2-26-1959 as Ord. 3.13 of the 1959 Unified Code of Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Police Department — See Ch. 43.
Traffic control officers — See Ch. 57.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 291.
[Amended 5-6-1991 by L.L. No. 5-1991]
The Board of Trustees, pursuant to the power vested in it by Article 14B of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, creates and hereby authorizes the Justice of the village to establish a Traffic Violations Bureau to assist the court in the disposition of offenses in relation to certain traffic violations as hereinafter prescribed.
Such Traffic Violations Bureau shall be in charge of such person or persons and shall be open at such hours and on such days as the Justice of the village may designate.
Such Traffic Violations Bureau is authorized to dispose of violations of traffic laws, ordinances, rules and regulations when such offenses shall not constitute the traffic infraction known as "speeding" or a misdemeanor or a felony by permitting a person charged with such an offense within the limitations above stated to answer within a specified time, at the Traffic Violations Bureau, either in person or by written power of attorney, by paying a prescribed fine and, in writing, waiving a hearing in court, pleading guilty to the charge and authorizing the person in charge of the Bureau to make such a plea and pay the fine prescribed therefor in court. Acceptance by the Traffic Violations Bureau of the prescribed fine and power of attorney shall be deemed complete satisfaction for the violation, and the violator shall be given a receipt which so states.
The power of attorney mentioned in § 61-2 hereof shall be sufficient when signed by the person charged with the offense if it states or fairly imports that a named person, having a named address, is authorized to answer and act for the person charged with respect to the offense charged, and such power of attorney may be incorporated in a form or letter addressed to said Traffic Violations Bureau containing other matters.
If a person charged with a traffic violation does not answer as hereinbefore prescribed within the specified time, the Traffic Violations Bureau shall cause a complaint to be entered against him forthwith and a warrant to be issued for his arrest and appearance before the court.
Any person who shall have been, within the preceding 12 months, guilty of a number of parking violations in excess of such maximum number as may be designated by the court or of three or more violations other than parking violations shall not be permitted to appear and answer to a subsequent violation at the Traffic Violations Bureau but must appear in court at a time specified by the Bureau.
Said Traffic Violations Bureau may not and shall not in any way deprive a person of the right to counsel or prevent him from exercising his right to appear in court to explain or defend any charge of a violation of a traffic law, ordinance, rule or regulation.
[Amended 5-6-1991 by L.L. No. 5-1991]
The Justice of the village shall designate the fines to be paid for the offenses which may be satisfied at the Traffic Violations Bureau as hereinbefore set forth, provided that such fines are within the limitations established by law or ordinance as penalties for such offenses.
[Amended 5-6-1991 by L.L. No. 5-1991]
The Traffic Violations Bureau shall keep a record of all violations of which each person has been guilty, whether such guilt was established in court or in the Traffic Violations Bureau, and also a record of all fines collected and the disposition thereof. The Traffic Violations Bureau shall also perform such other or additional duties and keep such other or additional records as shall be prescribed by the Justice and/or the Board of Trustees.