Town of Union, NY
Broome County
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§ 191-21 Authority to impound vehicles.

A. 
When any vehicle is parked or abandoned on any highway within this Town during a snowstorm, flood, fire or other public emergency which affects that portion of the public highway upon which said vehicle is parked or abandoned, said vehicle may be removed by the Town of Union Highway Department.
B. 
When any vehicle is found unattended on any highway within this Town, where said vehicle constitutes an obstruction to traffic, said vehicle may be removed by the Town of Union Highway Department.
C. 
When any vehicle is parked or abandoned on any highway within this Town, where stopping, standing or parking is prohibited, said vehicle may be removed by the Town of Union Highway Department.
D. 
When any vehicle not registered for operation on public highways is parked on any street or right-of-way within the Town of Union, said vehicle may be removed by the Town of Union Highway Department.
[Added 4-17-85 by L.L. No. 5-1985]

§ 191-22 Storage and charges.

After removal of any vehicle as provided in this article, the Town of Union Highway Department may store such vehicle 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 Town of Union of the amount of all expenses actually and necessarily incurred in effecting such removal, together with any charges for storage.

§ 191-23 Notice of removal.

The Town of Union Highway Department shall, without delay, report the removal and the disposition of any vehicle removed as provided in this article to the Highway Superintendent, and it shall be the duty of such Highway Superintendent to ascertain to the extent possible the owner of the vehicle or person having charge of same and to notify him of the removal and disposition of such vehicle and of the amount which will be required to redeem same.

§ 191-24 Snow emergency provisions.

A. 
Parking restricted after snowfall. No owner or operator of a motor vehicle shall park the same unattended on any Town street or highway or county highway within the Town of Union following any snowfall of two inches or more until said street or highway shall have been plowed by or at the direction of the Highway Department of the Town of Union. Any two-inch snowfall shall, for the purpose of this chapter, constitute a "snow emergency."[1]
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Editor's Note: See also Ch. 178, Art. III, Parking During Snow Emergencies.
B. 
Towing away of vehicles. The motor vehicles in violation may be towed away by or at the direction of the Highway Superintendent of the Town of Union and impounded until reasonable towing and storage costs are paid.
C. 
Signs. The Highway Superintendent shall maintain appropriate signs at all main entrances to the Town of Union between November 15 and April 15 of each year stating: "No Parking on Town Streets and Highways and County Highways Within the Town of Union After a Two-Inch Snowfall Until Said Streets and Highways Have Been Plowed."