[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Red Hook as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 1-15-2008 by L.L. No. 3-2008; amended in its entirety 9-28-2011 by L.L. No. 5-2011]
This article is adopted pursuant to § 1660 of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law and the New York State Municipal Home Rule Law.
All terms used in this article shall be given their meanings as defined in the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law unless otherwise defined herein.
No person shall park, stand, nor stop a motor vehicle at the following locations, except to the extent expressly authorized pursuant to Chapter 44, Public Assemblies, or Chapter 95, Parades and Processions, of the Town Code:
The Red Hook Recreation Park located at Linden Avenue, between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., except as may be permitted pursuant to park regulations approved from time to time by resolution of the Town Board.
Rockefeller Lane, on either side, from its intersection with Mill Road to a point 1,000 feet to the east of such intersection, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
The parking of vehicles is hereby prohibited on all public roads within the Town of Red Hook from 11:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. from November 15 until April 1 or at any other time when the presence on the public road of such vehicle may interfere with, hinder or hamper snow-plowing or snow-removal operations. Nothing in this article shall be construed to prohibit compliance with the directions of a police officer or law enforcement official nor to prohibit an emergency vehicle from access in the course of an emergency.
When any vehicle is parked or abandoned on the highways within the Town during a snowstorm, flood, fire or other public emergency which affects that portion of the highway upon which said vehicle is parked or abandoned, said vehicle may be removed under the direction of a law enforcement agent or under the direction of the Superintendent of Highways or his/her designated deputy.
When any vehicle is found unattended on any highway within the Town where said vehicle constitutes an obstruction to traffic, said vehicle may be removed by a law enforcement agent or under the direction of the Superintendent of Highways or his/her designated deputy.
When any vehicle is parked or abandoned on any highway within the Town where stopping, standing or parking is prohibited, said vehicle may be removed by a law enforcement agent or under the direction of the Superintendent of Highways or his/her designated deputy.
After removal of any vehicle as provided in this article, the law enforcement agent or Highway Superintendent or his/her deputy may cause such vehicle to be stored in a suitable place at the expense of the owner.
Such owner or person in charge of the vehicle may redeem the same upon payment to the person with whom stored of the amount of all expenses actually and necessarily incurred in effecting such removal.
It shall be the duty of the law enforcement agent or the Highway Superintendent or his/her designated deputy to ascertain, to the extent possible, the owner of the vehicle or the person having the same in charge and to notify him or her of the removal and deposition of such vehicle and the amount which will be required to redeem same.
The provisions of this article shall apply on all roads in the Town of Red Hook except for state highways and roads in the incorporated Villages of Tivoli and Red Hook.
[Added 11-10-2014 by L.L. No. 1-2014]
The intersections described in Schedule 131-A (131 Attachment 1), attached to and made a part of this Code, are hereby designated as stop intersections. Stop signs shall be installed as provided therein and in accordance with the provisions of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law.
[Added 9-8-2015 by L.L. No. 3-2015]
Pedestrian crosswalks shall be established on the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule 131-B (131 Attachment 2), attached to and made a part of this chapter.
A violation of § 131-3 of this article is hereby declared to be a traffic infraction punishable by a fine of not more than $100.
Every person convicted of a violation of § 131-4 shall, for a first conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not more than $50; for a conviction of a second violation, both of which were committed within a period of 18 months, such person shall be punished by a fine of not more then $100 ; upon a conviction of a third or subsequent violation, all of which were committed within a period of 18 months, such person shall be punished by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.