[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Islandia during codification; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Unless otherwise noted, the words in this Article have the following meanings:
- ABANDONED VEHICLE
- As defined in § 1224 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law.
- The person actually holding title to a vehicle or boat.
- UNCLAIMED VEHICLE
- Abandoned or impounded vehicles which are not redeemed within the time permitted by the Vehicle and Traffic Law.
- Every vehicle operated or driven upon a highway, except devices propelled by muscular power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks, and snowmobiles.
- VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW
- The New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law, § 1224, and any amendments thereto.
Abandoned vehicles shall be removed, stored and disposed of in accordance with the Vehicle and Traffic Law.
Impounded vehicles shall be stored and disposed of as an abandoned vehicle in accordance with the Vehicle and Traffic Law.
The village may convert to its own use, in any calendar year, the maximum number of unclaimed vehicles permitted by the Vehicle and Traffic Law.
An abandoned or removed vehicle may be redeemed up to the time ownership of the vehicle vests in the village pursuant to the Vehicle and Traffic Law, except that, in the discretion of the Village Clerk, the vehicle may be redeemed any time prior to sale of the vehicle or its conversion to village use upon payment of any additional charges that the village may have incurred with respect to the vehicle.
The last owner or person entitled to possession of an abandoned vehicle may redeem the vehicle up to the time permitted in § 161-5 upon submission of proof of ownership or entitlement and payment to the Court Clerk of all reasonable and necessary expenses incurred by the village for removal and storage of said vehicle.
The Board of Trustees shall establish a schedule of charges for impounded vehicles.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Include all motor vehicles capable of registration under the New York Vehicle and Traffic Law, as well as off-road or all-terrain vehicles, trailers, carts, boats or any other item capable of or outfitted to travel on roads or highways.
It shall be unlawful to park a vehicle for purposes of sale within the right-of-way of any of the following highways or within the right-of-way of any street intersecting the following highways for a distance of 250 feet from said intersection, within the Village of Islandia:
The display, on or about the vehicle, of any sign, sticker, writing or other indication that the vehicle is for sale shall be presumptive evidence that said vehicle is parked or displayed for purposes of sale. This presumption shall be rebuttable.
The display of a vehicle for sale by a registered owner along that part of a street or highway designated in § 161-8 which abuts the residence of said owner is specifically excepted from the prohibitions of this article. The production of proof of ownership and residence at the subject location shall be an affirmative defense. This exception shall not apply to wholesale or retail dealers as defined by the Vehicle and Traffic Law.
Each day that said vehicle is parked or displayed in violation of § 161-8 shall constitute a separate and distinct offense, and, in addition, any vehicle so parked or displayed in violation of § 161-8 for a period of more than 24 hours shall be considered an abandoned vehicle pursuant to Article I of this chapter and § 1224 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law.
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a violation pursuant to the Penal Law of the State of New York, punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.