Village of Castleton-on-Hudson, NY
Rensselaer County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson 4-25-1994 by L.L. No. 1-1994. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Out of concern for the health, safety and welfare of the residents, guests and travelers on Village streets in the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson, and so as to locate all applicable Village vehicle and traffic laws within a single, concise local law, pursuant to the provisions of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law and the New York State Village Law, the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson Board of Trustees does hereby enact this chapter superseding all prior local laws, regulations and ordinances relative to vehicular traffic and parking on Village streets.
Pursuant to this chapter, the following rules and regulations shall apply to all vehicular traffic on Village streets.
Vehicular traffic shall not proceed at a speed faster than 30 miles per hour on any Village street unless otherwise posted, and not faster than 20 miles per hour in a school zone.
No one shall obstruct any Village street so as to prevent the passage of vehicles and/or pedestrians.
It shall be unlawful to make repairs to any vehicle in any Village street except in an emergency.
No persons shall place or deposit any ashes or other rubbish in or upon any street, except for the purpose of removal, and in that case, the same must be removed within 24 hours after it is so placed; nor shall snow be placed or deposited in or upon any street.
There shall be no parking where indicated by appropriately posted signs in the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson; or as directed by the Mayor during declared public emergencies.
Bicycles or similar vehicles, or any motorized vehicle, shall be operated on Village streets only in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth in or derived from the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law.
All provisions of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law relative to stop and yield signs shall be applicable on Village streets and intersections, as well as the provisions of New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law relative to electronic traffic control devices.
The streets of the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson hereafter named are hereby designated as main arteries of travel, and all vehicles approaching such streets shall, before entering, come to a full stop, unless otherwise directed by the police or traffic signal:
A. 
Seaman Avenue.
B. 
Scott Avenue.
C. 
Green Avenue.
D. 
Main Street (North and South).
The streets in the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson hereafter named are hereby designated as full stop streets and the Village is hereby authorized to erect and maintain stop signs at the main intersections:
Stop Sign on
At Intersection of
Benedict Street*
Boltwood Avenue
Benedict Street*
Campbell Avenue
Benedict Street
Latham Road
Boltwood Avenue*
Benedict Street
Boltwood Avenue
Seaman Avenue
Campbell Avenue*
Benedict Street
Campbell Avenue
Green Avenue
Campbell Avenue
Seaman Avenue
Chestnut Street
Green Avenue
Chestnut Street
Simpson Avenue
Edgewood Terrace
Green Avenue
First Street
Green Avenue
First Street
Seaman Avenue
First Street
Simpson Avenue
George Street
Hudson Avenue
Green Avenue*
[Added 10-27-1997 by L.L. No. 5-1997]
Ransom Avenue
Hillview Terrace
Green Avenue
Hudson Street
Green Avenue
Latham Road
Seaman Avenue
Mann Drive
Benedict Street
Morgan Terrace
Green Avenue
Ransom Avenue*
Green Avenue
Seaman Avenue
[Added 11-24-1997 by L.L. No. 8-1997]
Campbell Avenue
Stimpson Avenue
[Added 10-27-1997 by L.L. No. 5-1997]
South Main Street
Van Buren Avenue
Green Avenue
Willow Street
George Street
NOTE:
*
Asterisk indicates four-way stop.
The Superintendent of Public Works shall install and maintain traffic control devices and/or signs when and as required under the provisions of this chapter, to make effective the provisions of said chapter, and may install and maintain such additional traffic control devices and/or signs as may be deemed necessary to regulate, warn or guide traffic, under this chapter, subject to the provisions of §§ 1682 and 1684 of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law, and subject to the directions of the Village Board of Trustees.
The parking of vehicles is hereby prohibited in any of the following locations:
Name of Street
Side
Location
Campbell Avenue
[Added 12-10-2012 by L.L. No. 3-2012]
Both
Within 50 feet of intersection with Green Avenue
Campbell Avenue
[Added 12-10-2012 by L.L. No. 3-2012]
Both
Within 50 feet of intersection with Scott Avenue
Chestnut Street
East
Entire length
First Street
[Added 12-10-2012 by L.L. No. 3-2012]
Both
From Scott Avenue to Green Avenue
First Street
East and/or west
Where posted
Green Avenue
[Added 12-10-2012 by L.L. No. 3-2012]
Both
30 feet from Second Street extension where the fire trucks exit onto Green Avenue
Green Avenue
[Added 5-24-1999 by L.L. No. 3-1999]
Both
At the corner of Hudson Street
Green Avenue
[Added 5-24-1999 by L.L. No. 3-1999]
Both
At the corner of Ransom Avenue
Green Avenue
South
From Chestnut Street to Second Street
Green Avenue
[Added 5-24-1999 by L.L. No. 3-1999]
South
Across from the Fire House
Green Avenue
[Added 1-13-2014 by L.L. No. 1-2014]
South
From Main Street to Willow Street
Hudson Street
[Added 5-24-1999 by L.L. No. 3-1999]
Both
At the corner of Green Avenue
Hudson Street
East
Within 50 feet of its intersection with Willow Street
Ransom Avenue
[Added 5-24-1999 by L.L. No. 3-1999]
Both
At the corner of Green Avenue
Scott Avenue
Both
From Ransom Avenue to Campbell Avenue
Seaman Avenue
[Added 11-14-2015 by L.L. No. 1-2015]
Both
From South Main Street to Boltwood Avenue
Second Street
West
Entire length
Smith Drive
East
Entire length
Smith Drive
[Amended 8-11-2003 by L.L. No. 1-2003]
West
Entire length
Stimpson Avenue
[Added 11-23-1998 by L.L. No. 5-1998]
Both
Hill portion
Van Buren Avenue
Both
Within 50 feet of its intersection with Green Avenue
William Street
Both
Within 50 feet of its intersection with Hudson Street
The parking, standing or stopping of vehicles is hereby prohibited in the fire lanes in the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson and subject to approval of the Village Board of Trustees.
A. 
First Street shall be a one-way street in the following locations:
(1) 
Northerly from Scott Avenue to Seaman Avenue and southerly from Scott Avenue to Stimpson Avenue.
B. 
Vehicular traffic shall proceed one way only on Green Avenue in a general easterly direction from the east side of the firehouse to the intersection of Green Avenue with Van Buren Avenue and Hudson Street.
C. 
Second Street shall be a one-way street in a northerly direction.
[Added 11-11-1996 by L.L. No. 2-1996]
The Village of Castleton-on-Hudson Superintendent of Public Works is hereby empowered to place emergency no parking signs throughout the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson so as to protect the interests of the public safety and health during any emergency situation, including but not limited to snow or flood emergencies.
No vehicle shall be operated on any Village street except in accordance with the tonnage limitations set forth in the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law, and any and all rules and regulations derived therefrom.
A. 
The parking of vehicles in the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson on the west side of South Main Street (Route 9J) in front of the Post Office Building shall be limited to no more than 15 minutes during the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m,. Monday through Friday, postal holidays excepted.
B. 
The parking of vehicles in the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson on the west side of South Main Street (Route 9J) between Scott Avenue and the north side of the United States Post Office Building located at 108 South Main Street for a period longer than two hours between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays excepted, is hereby prohibited.
C. 
Parking shall be prohibited, and signs may be posted accordingly, on the north side of Stimpson Avenue from First Street to South Main Street, between 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with the exception of holidays. These parking areas are for Village business and the Library during these hours.
[Added 12-10-2012 by L.L. No. 3-2012]
All of the provisions of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law, and any and all rules and regulations derived therefrom, not hereinbefore specifically stated, are nonetheless incorporated herein by reference and made applicable on all streets in the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
VILLAGE STREETS
Includes all streets, avenues, lanes, highways, roadways, surfaces and alleys located within the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson dedicated and accepted by the Village Board of Trustees, excepting therefrom state highways and county routes unless specifically included herein.
Blocking of Village streets so as to prevent the passage of emergency or maintenance vehicles is strictly prohibited, and any such improperly parked vehicle may be towed pursuant to the direction of the Village, with any costs attendant to towing and storage to be borne by the owner of the improperly parked vehicle and paid prior to release of such vehicle.
[Added 1-26-1998 by L.L. No. 1-1998]
A. 
The Code Enforcement Officer shall have the power and authority to provide for the removal, immobilization and storage of vehicles parked in violation of any statute, ordinance, rule or regulation and of vehicles on which there are outstanding traffic warrants or fines for parking violations.
B. 
Such vehicles may be removed, immobilized and stored by or under the direction of the Code Enforcement Officer by means of towing or other means of removal, securing by use of a wheel lock or other immobilization device, and storage at a public or private impound lot as shall be designated by the Code Enforcement Officer.
C. 
Such removal, immobilization and storage shall be at the expense and risk of the owner of the vehicle.
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Editor's Note: With the addition of this section, former § 193-22, Penalties for offenses, was renumbered as § 193-30.
[Added 1-26-1998 by L.L. No. 1-1998]
When an immobilization device is used, the Code Enforcement Officer shall attach to the vehicle a notice containing the following information:
A. 
The location and identifying characteristics of the vehicle.
B. 
Date and time of placement of the device and signature of the installer.
C. 
Notice that further parking restrictions will be waived during the immobilization period.
D. 
Notice that any person tampering with the device or the vehicle will be subject to prosecution and liable for any loss to the Village.
E. 
The steps which the owner must take to obtain release of the vehicle.
F. 
Such other information, statements, notices and warnings as the Code Enforcement Officer shall from time to time determine.
[Added 1-26-1998 by L.L. No. 1-1998]
Any attempt by any person to tamper with, deface, remove or destroy an immobilization device or to move by any means a vehicle towed or secured as herein provided may result in the prosecution of such person for any offense separate from and in addition to the parking violations; in addition, such person shall be liable for any loss suffered by the Village due to any such attempt.
[Added 1-26-1998 by L.L. No. 1-1998]
A. 
Any vehicle removed, immobilized or stored as herein provided shall be promptly released to its owner upon the payment of outstanding parking fines, the satisfaction of outstanding traffic warrants and the administrative costs authorized herein.
B. 
While a vehicle is immobilized as herein provided, parking restrictions to which such vehicle may be subject shall be suspended during such immobilization period.
C. 
An administrative surcharge of $20 is hereby imposed to offset the costs of maintenance, placement and removal of the immobilization device; said surcharge is to be paid prior to the release of an immobilized vehicle set forth in Subsection A.
[Added 1-26-1998 by L.L. No. 1-1998]
If any provision of this chapter or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the validity of the remainder of this chapter and of the application of such chapter to other persons and circumstances shall not be affected thereby.
[Added 1-26-1998 by L.L. No. 1-1998]
This chapter shall supersede any and all the provisions of ordinances, rules or regulations previously enacted or promulgated which are inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter.
[Added 1-26-1998 by L.L. No. 1-1998]
Any amendments to this chapter shall take effect immediately upon the filing of the amendments with the New York Secretary of State.
[Added 8-10-1998 by L.L. No. 3-1998]
The following streets are to be used for local traffic only:
A. 
Second Street.
[Added 10-27-1997 by L.L. No. 6-1997[1]]
Every person convicted of a traffic infraction for a violation of any provision of this chapter which is not a violation of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York shall, for a first conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not more than $150 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment; for a second such violation within 18 months thereafter, such person shall be punished by a fine of not more than $300 or by imprisonment for not more than 45 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment; upon a third or subsequent conviction within 18 months after the first conviction, such person shall be punished by a fine of not more than $450 or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).