[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Scarsdale 2-26-1957 as Art. 13 of Ch. 9 of the Scarsdale Village Code. Sections 90-1 and 90-6 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 3-14-1989 by L.L. No. 6-1989]
The Village Court is hereby authorized to establish a Traffic Violations Bureau to assist such Court in the disposition of the offenses set forth in § 90-2 of this chapter. Such Court is further authorized to designate the person or persons to be in charge of such Bureau and to designate the hours during which such Bureau will be open.
[Amended 12-14-1965; 7-14-2009 by L.L. No. 4-2009; 11-13-2018 by L.L. No. 7-2018]
The Traffic Violations Bureau is authorized to dispose of the following violations of traffic laws, ordinances, rules and regulations:
Any person charged with an offense listed in § 90-2 of this chapter may answer at the Traffic Violations Bureau within a specified time, either in person or by written power of attorney in form as hereinafter prescribed, by paying a prescribed fine and, in writing, waiving a hearing in court, pleading guilty to the charge and authorizing the person in charge of the Bureau to make such a plea and pay such fine in court. Acceptance of the prescribed fine and power of attorney by the Traffic Violations Bureau shall be deemed complete satisfaction for the violation, and the violator shall be given a receipt which so states. If a person charged with such a traffic violation does not answer either as hereinbefore prescribed or by appearing before the Court within the time specified, the Traffic Violations Bureau shall cause a complaint to be entered against him forthwith and a warrant to be issued for his arrest and his appearance before the Court.
Any person who has been, within the preceding 180 days, guilty of a number of parking violations in excess of such maximum as may be designated by the Court shall not be permitted to appear and answer to a subsequent violation at the Traffic Violations Bureau but must appear in court at a time specified by the Bureau.
The Traffic Violations Bureau is not authorized to deprive a person of his right to counsel or to prevent him from exercising his right to appear in court to answer to, explain or defend any charge of a violation of any traffic law, ordinance, rule or regulation.
[Amended 3-14-1989 by L.L. No. 6-1989; 6-14-2005 by L.L. No. 3-2005]
The Village Court of the Village is hereby authorized to designate the fines to be paid for the offenses listed in § 90-2 of this chapter, which may be satisfied at the Traffic Violations Bureau in the manner hereinbefore stated, provided that such fines are within the limits established as penalties for such offenses, and is further authorized to designate the period or periods of time within which a person charged with such an offense may answer at the Bureau. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Village Court of the Village is also authorized to double fines to be paid for offenses under § 290-29B, School zones.
The Traffic Violations Bureau shall keep a record of all such violations of which each person has been guilty, whether guilt was established in court or in the Bureau, and also a record of all fines collected and the diposition thereof. Such Bureau shall also perform such other additional duties and keep such other or additional records as shall be prescribed by the Court and/or the Board of Trustees.
The written power of attorney to be used by persons answering charges by power of attorney in the manner hereinabove prescribed is as follows: