[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Oneida 12-4-2012 by L.L. No. 4-2012. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 180.
The Common Council of the City of Oneida finds that the reduction of fatal and serious personal injury motor vehicle accidents occurring on the streets, roadways, highways, sidewalks or otherwise within the City of Oneida is vital to the preservation and improvement of the health and safety of the City's residents as well as those who visit and do business in the City. The City finds that the establishment of a Traffic Safety Board is essential to promoting, overseeing and ensuring the safety and security of its streets, roadways, highways, sidewalks, visitors, businesses and residents. A Traffic Safety Board can achieve these goals by engaging in a variety of community outreach efforts including but not limited to educating the public about safe driving, bicycling and walking habits, supporting law enforcement agencies to reduce the number of accidents and to increase compliance with New York State's seatbelt law, and fostering cooperation and partnerships between all public and private stakeholders including law enforcement, educators, business leaders and community members.
There is hereby established the City of Oneida Traffic Safety Board to be comprised of 10 members interested in traffic safety and traffic problems within the City of Oneida.
Each Traffic Safety Board member shall be appointed by at least the majority affirmative vote of the total voting power of the City of Oneida Common Council.
Each member shall be a resident of the City of Oneida and a qualified elector of the City. Each member shall be appointed from the City at large.
The term of office of each member shall be three years, except that members first appointed shall be appointed as follows: three for a term of one year; three for a term of two years; and four for a term of three years. Upon the expiration of the term of office of any member, his/her successor shall be appointed to membership for a term of three years.
The City of Oneida Traffic Safety Board shall:
Elect annually a chairman, vice chairman and a secretary from its members and appoint an executive secretary who shall be the executive and administrative officer of the Board.
Adopt rules for the conduct of business.
Render annually to the City of Oneida Common Council, and from time to time as required, a verified account of all moneys received and expended by it or under its direction and an account of its proceedings and of other pertinent matters in such form and manner as may be required by such Board.
The City of Oneida Traffic Safety Board is authorized to:
Promote and encourage street and highway traffic safety.
Formulate City-wide highway safety programs and coordinate efforts of interested parties and agencies engaged in traffic safety education.
Cooperate with local officials within the City in the formulation and execution of traffic safety programs and activities.
Study traffic conditions on streets and highways within the City and analyze reports of accidents and causes thereof, and recommend to the appropriate legislative bodies, departments or commissions such changes in rules, orders, regulations and existing law as the Board may deem advisable.
Conduct meetings within the City whenever and wherever the Traffic Safety Board shall deem it advisable and to invite to such meetings parties and agencies, public and private, interested in traffic regulation, control and safety education.
Promote safety education for drivers and pedestrians.
Obtain and assemble motor vehicle accident data, and to analyze, study and consolidate such data for educational and informational purposes.
Coordinate and direct all local activities related to the implementation of the state highway safety program, as approved by the Governor or his designee.
If any section, subsection, paragraph, clause, sentence or phrase of this chapter is for any reason held invalid or unconstitutional by any Court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct, and independent provision and such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion hereof.