[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Cazenovia 1-4-2010 by L.L. No. 2-2010. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 169.
It is the intent of the Board of Trustees to relieve the Justice Court of the Village of Cazenovia of administrative burdens in connection with the collection of fines for parking violation offenses. This chapter is adopted pursuant to the authority of Article 14-B of the General Municipal Law, as amended.
The Justice Court of the Village of Cazenovia is hereby authorized to establish a Parking Violations Bureau to assist the Court in the disposition of offenses in relation to parking violations. The Village Justice Court is hereby authorized to designate the Village Clerk as head of such Bureau, which shall be open at such hours as the Court may designate.
The Bureau so establish shall be authorized to dispose of parking violations only and to collect the fines presently designated by the Court as penalties for parking violations over which the Bureau has jurisdiction.
Notwithstanding any provision herein, such Bureau shall not be authorized to deprive a person of his right to counsel or of exercising his right to appear in the Village Justice Court.
Within the limits prescribed by law, the Court may provide different fines for different offenses and may provide for graduated fines to be based on the number of prior parking offenses for which a person has been convicted within such time as the Court shall designate.
The Parking Violations Bureau shall keep a record of all parking violations of which each person has been guilty, whether such guilt was established in Court or in the Bureau, and also a record of all fines collected and the dispositions thereof. The Parking Violations Bureau shall also perform such other or additional duties and keep such other or additional records as shall be prescribed from time to time by the Village Court and the Justices thereof.
Notwithstanding any other provision herein, any person who shall have been, within the preceding 12 months, guilty of more than six parking violations shall not be permitted to appear and answer to a subsequent violation at the Parking Violations Bureau but must appear in Court at a time specified by the Bureau.
A person charged with a parking offense may answer at said Bureau within 30 days either by appearing personally or by written limited authorization in the form hereinafter set forth, 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 plea and pay said fine.
Acceptance of the prescribed fine and limited authorization by the Bureau shall be deemed complete satisfaction for the violation, and, upon request, the violator shall be given a receipt which so states.
If the person charged with any parking offense under the traffic ordinances, rules and regulations of the Village, or the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York, which are within the jurisdiction of the Parking Violations Bureau, does not appear in response to a notice affixed to his motor vehicle within 30 days, the Bureau shall send that person a letter or notice informing him of the violation and warning him that he will be held responsible for the appearance, and in the event that such letter or notice is disregarded for a period of seven days, a complaint may be filed against him and a warrant issued for his arrest and appearance before the Court.
The person charged with an offense which may be disposed of by the Parking Violations Bureau may appear personally before the Bureau or may cause another to appear in his stead by executing a limited authorization and waiver in substantially this form:
Any ambiguity with respect to any provision herein or interpretation hereof shall be governed by Article 14-B of the General Municipal Law, as amended.