[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Union 9-19-2012 by L.L. No. 10-2012. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 191.
This local law may be cited as the "Town of Union Through Truck Route System Law."
The Town Board of the Town of Union enacts this local law under the authority granted by § 10 of the New York State Municipal Home Rule Law, New York State Constitution Article IX, § 2(c)6, Town Law, specifically subsection 1(ii)(a)(6), which allows towns to adopt local laws regarding the acquisition, care, management and use of its highways, roads, streets, avenues and property, and Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1660, which allows towns to provide for the creation of truck routes, for the permanent and temporary exclusion of certain traffic and for the adoption of additional reasonable ordinances and local laws with respect to traffic as local conditions require.
Editor's Note: See Town Law § 10(1)(a)(6).
The purpose of this local law is to maintain the safety and general welfare of Town residents by regulating high-impact commercial activities that have the potential to adversely impact Town roads. Well-maintained roads are important to the economic well-being of the Town. Nothing contained in this chapter shall be deemed to limit the right to farm as set forth in Article 25-AA of the New York State Agricultural and Markets Law. Nothing contained in this chapter shall be deemed to unlawfully interfere with interstate commerce.
A truck route system upon which all trucks, tractors and tractor-trailer combinations having a total gross weight in excess of 10,000 pounds are permitted to travel and operate shall consist of the highways or portions thereof as described in any schedule that may be filed with the Town Clerk by the Town Commissioner of Public Works and such vehicles are hereby excluded from all other highways within the Town outside of villages pursuant to Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1660, Subdivision 10. The Town Commissioner of Public Works shall cause signs to be posted within the Town clearly delineating the through truck route system established by this chapter and the streets and roads closed to such traffic.
Notwithstanding the above exclusion, the above shall not be construed to prevent the delivery or pickup of merchandise or other property along the highways from which such vehicles and combinations are otherwise excluded or the use of such highways if the Town Commissioner of Public Works determines that the use of such highways by such vehicles or combinations is necessary to assist in the maintenance, service and repair of highways, sidewalks, sewers and other similar public improvements or the installation of such.
Pursuant Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1603(e), this Town Board hereby delegates to the Town Commissioner of Public Works its authority to designate a truck route system of highways under Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1660, Subdivision 10.