[Adopted 12-29-2010 by L.L. No. 2-2011]
By the adoption of this article, the Town of Mount Hope declares its intent to regulate parking on the streets in the Town when such parking may interfere with snow removal or tend to increase hazards on the highways in the winter months by parking overnight, without lights or otherwise, an unattended vehicle. Reference is made to the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York § 1660(a)(18) et seq., for the legislative authority to so enact this article.
The words and phrases and definitions of words as used in the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law shall be applied in the enforcement of this article.
No person, firm or corporation shall cause to be parked on a public highway within the Town any unattended motor vehicle between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. from November 15 to April 15 of each and every year.
It shall be unlawful to delay, hinder or obstruct any vehicle or equipment engaged in the operation of snowplowing or snow removal upon the public streets. After a precipitation of snow of two inches or more, and thereafter until the streets are plowed and clear of snow, it shall be unlawful for any person to park any vehicle upon any public street while said street is being plowed or cleared, unless such vehicle is attended by a person capable of operating it. The owner or person in charge or in control of any vehicle standing in any street shall move, or cause the same to be moved, so as not to be in the path of the equipment clearing the streets of snow.
Any person who commits or permits any act or acts in violation of any of the provisions of this article shall be deemed to have committed an offense against such article, and also shall be liable for any such violation or the penalty therefor. Each day such violation shall continue or be permitted to exist shall constitute a separate violation.
For every violation of any provision of this article, the person violating the same shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $250 or imprisonment not exceeding 15 days, or both such fine and imprisonment.
In the event any person or entity violates any provision of this article, the police shall warn the owner or operator of such vehicle. If the police are unable to locate such owner(s) of such vehicle or should the owner/operator fail or refuse to move the vehicle(s), then, and in that event, such vehicle(s) shall be towed and all expenses incurred by the Town shall be paid at the owner's and/or operator's expense.