Village of Mamaroneck, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Mamaroneck 1-8-1990 as L.L. No. 1-1990, effective 1-16-1990. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire limits — See Ch. 26.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 326.
The purpose of this chapter shall be to improve and promote the health, safety and general welfare of the community by establishing traffic regulations within parking areas, apartment complexes, supermarkets and any other private property devoted to public use and access. The Village Board of Trustees finds that improper parking on certain private properties open to the public may impede the accessibility of fire apparatus in fighting any potential fires on private property. The purpose of this chapter is to keep fire lanes open so as to make private property accessible to Fire Department and emergency service vehicles.
As used in this chapter, the following words shall have the following meanings:
FIRE INSPECTOR
The Village of Mamaroneck Fire Inspector or his designated representative.
FIRE LANE
A passageway or roadway, with a minimum width of 10 feet, along which Fire Department equipment, fire-fighting apparatus and emergency service vehicles may gain access to private property to fight fires and/or give aid.
OBSTRUCTION
The prevention or hindrance of free movement along or over a fire lane through some means other than a parked vehicle.
PARK
The standing or halting of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, other than temporarily for the purpose of, and while actually engaged in, loading or unloading.
PERSON
Every natural person, firm, copartnership, association or corporation.
SIAMESE
Fire Department connection, either freestanding or directly attached to a structure.
STANDPIPE
Fire Department connection, either freestanding or directly attached to a structure.
VEHICLE
Every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or carried.
Fire lanes and standpipe and siamese locations shall be established and designated by resolution of the Village Board of Trustees, pursuant to such specifications as may be given by the Village Fire Inspector. The Village Fire Inspector shall weigh all factors as to the advisability of fire lanes, including but not limited to facts and circumstances disclosed in communications with landowners.
Notwithstanding and not in limitation of any other provision thereof, no automobile, truck or other motor vehicle and no physical object or material of any nature, shall be parked, placed or permitted to remain for any length of time whatever within a clearance of three feet in any direction from the fire standpipe and sprinkler siamese connections. A clearance of three feet shall be maintained at all times to allow the Fire Department serving the affected area of the Village of Mamaroneck adequate access to the same.
For the purpose of maintaining an accurate record of fire lanes designated and established under the provisions of this chapter, there is hereby established a system of schedules set forth in § 183-11 of this chapter, in which shall be entered a description of all fire lanes adopted.
Signs shall be installed, together with other markings as may be deemed necessary and proper by the Fire Inspector, to mark and designate fire lanes and in accord with applicable standards of the New York State Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices. Said signs and markings shall be installed by and at the expense of the owner of the property within 30 calendar days after receipt of official notice by the Fire Inspector designating and depicting areas and locations of such signs and markings. In the event that any owner refuses or fails to install any and all required signs and markings within the thirty-day period following receipt of said official notice, the Village of Mamaroneck Traffic Sign Department shall promptly perform the required work, and the Village Board may provide for the assessment of all costs and expenses so incurred by the Village in connection with any action taken as above, to become a lien against the land on which such signs and markings are located.
No person shall park a vehicle within any area designated and established as a fire lane. Any person violating this provision shall, upon conviction, be punished by a minimum fine of $25 for the first offense; for the second offense within one year, by a fine of $50; and for any subsequent offense within one year from the date of the first offense, by a fine pursuant to the penalties as imposed by the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code. The Police Department shall have authority to have any vehicle parked in violation of this chapter towed or otherwise removed at the expense of the owner of the vehicle.
No person shall obstruct a fire lane. Every person violating this provision shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine not to exceed $250 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The Village of Mamaroneck may also institute any appropriate actions or proceedings to prevent such obstruction, to restrain and to correct or abate such violation and/or to remove the same.
The parking, placing, stopping or standing of any motor vehicle or any other object or material within any area designated as a fire lane shall be a violation of this chapter. It shall be the duty of the Police Department of the Village of Mamaroneck and/or the Village's duly appointed Fire Inspector to inspect and enforce fire lanes and to see that the lanes are maintained free from obstruction. In addition to the penalties set forth in §§ 183-7 and 183-8 of this chapter, the Police Department, or such public agency or private person, firm or corporation as may be designated by them, shall have the authority to have any motor vehicle, object or material in violation of this chapter towed or otherwise removed at the owner's expense.
Any police officer, parking enforcement officer or Fire Inspector of the Village of Mamaroneck shall issue a summons for the violation of this chapter to the owner or any person operating or controlling any automobile, truck, motor vehicle, object or material parked or placed within any restricted fire lane as hereby designated. Whenever any other violation of any of the provisions of this chapter is found to exist, it shall be reported by the Fire Chief of the Fire Department serving the affected area of the Village of Mamaroneck to the Fire Inspector of the Village of Mamaroneck, who shall then issue an order directed to the owner or occupant of the premises affected to remove any dangerous materials or remedy any other hazardous conditions as he may direct, within 24 hours, and, upon the failure or refusal of the person to whom such order is directed duly to comply therewith upon the complaint of the Fire Chief of the Fire Department serving the affected area of the Village of Mamaroneck, a summons shall be issued to such person for such violation.
In accordance with the provisions of § 183-3, the following areas, as shown on maps on file in the Fire Inspector's office, are designated as fire lanes:
Fire Lanes
Building at 805 Mamaroneck Avenue: The roadway in front and adjacent to the entire length of the building
School building at 145 New Street: The roadway on New Street in front of the building from Ralph Avenue to Monsignor Goodwine Avenue (formerly Underhill Avenue)
Apartment building at 501 North Barry Avenue: The roadway in front and adjacent to the entire length of the building facing North Barry Avenue
Building at 1100 East Boston Post Road: The roadway in front and adjacent to the entire length of the building
School building at 1310 Harrison Avenue: The driveway from Harrison Avenue to the rear of the building, which is located on the east side of the school building
Professional building at 1600 Harrison Avenue: The roadway of the circular driveway located in front of the building
Mamaroneck Beach, Cabana & Yacht Club, Foot of South Barry Avenue: The roadways of the driveways adjacent to the front and the side of the main building (except three spaces as noted on the map on file in the Fire Inspector's office)
Rye Neck School Building at 310 Hornridge Road: All driveways around entire building, including driveway to gym
Apartment building at 300 Livingston Avenue: The roadway adjacent to the part of the building that fronts the dead end of Cortlandt Avenue
Beach Point Club, Rushmore Avenue: The roadway of the circular driveway adjacent to the part of the building facing Mamaroneck Harbor and the roadway adjacent to the building facing Rushmore Avenue, encompassing the area from the delivery driveway to and including the driveway on the east side of the building
Orienta Beach Club, 1054 Walton Avenue: The roadway of the semicircular driveway adjacent to the front of the building from the south side of the building to the delivery driveway on the north side of the building
School building at 856 Orienta Avenue: The roadway of the circular driveway adjacent to the front of the building
Westchester Jewish Center, Corner of Rockland Avenue and Palmer Avenue: The upper driveway curbline closest to building structure
United Methodist Church, 546 East Boston Post Road: The interior island curbline and driveway curbline closest to adjoining school building
Mamaroneck High School Building at 1000 West Boston Post Road:
A.
The roadway of the circular driveway in front of the building at the front entrance
B.
The roadway adjacent to the front of the building facing the West Boston Post Road from the east side of the building to and including the side of the building facing the parking lot
C.
The roadway of the driveway adjacent to the athletic field located east of Kemper Park
D.
The roadway of the parking lot adjacent to the athletic field from the athletic field driveway to the end of the parking lot
Mamaroneck High School Building at Palmer Avenue:
A.
The roadway on the west side of Fulton Road from the school parking lot to the school driveway
B.
The roadway of the circular driveway from the front entrance door to the south side of the auditorium
C.
The first two parking spaces of the circular driveway opposite the entrance to the auditorium
D.
The roadway of the school rear driveway adjacent to the east side of the building from the archway to the northeast corner of the building
Building at 1053 West Boston Post Road: The roadway in front and adjacent to the entire length of the building used as the main entrance and facing the parking lot
Building at 1030 West Boston Post Road: The roadway in front and adjacent to the entire length of the building facing the West Boston Post Road
Apartment building at 490 Bleeker Avenue: The roadway of the circular driveway in front of and adjacent to the building
Building at 845 Palmer Avenue: The entire driveway on the northwest side, from the loading dock to Palmer Avenue
Boatyard at 500 Rushmore Avenue: The entire width of the paper street from the Rushmore Avenue entrance to the Fire Department connection at the center of the lot; and the east side adjacent to the shoreline
Boatyard at 325 East Boston Post Road: The entire width of the driveway from the East Boston Post Road to the front of building
Apartment building complex at 905-907 Palmer Avenue: Both driveways in front of garages
Building at 329 Center Avenue: The circular driveway in front of building
St. Thomas Church:
A.
The driveway circling the church building at 125 Mount Pleasant Avenue: the curbline closest to building
B.
The driveway to the community hall and parish house at 168 West Boston Post Road: the curbline closest to the building
Fairway Green Condominium Complex:
A.
Emergency access point at the northwest corner of the property (off Old Boston Post Road) in the circular area, for a distance of 25 feet to the right and left of the double gate
B.
Emergency access point at the southwest corner of the property (abutting dead end of Rock Ridge Road): the curb area in front of the double gate
Apartment building complex at 419-425 Tompkins Avenue: The entrance driveway from the street line to the rear parking area
Apartment building complex at 304 Fenimore Road: The entrance driveway from Palmer Avenue and 3 designated areas of the parking lot
Townhouses at Kassel Court: The driveway, from the entrance at the Parkway to the courtyard, except designated parking spaces on the right side
Apartment building at 1015 Old Boston Post Road: The interior island areas as designated in the parking lot
Apartment building at 953 West Boston Post Road: the center of the parking lot off West Boston Post Road
Boatyard at 700 Rushmore Avenue: 20-foot width of driveway from Rushmore Avenue to the shoreline
Boatyard at 622 Rushmore Avenue: 15-foot width of driveway from Rushmore Avenue to the shoreline
Apartment building at 225 Mamaroneck Avenue: the entire driveway from Mamaroneck Avenue to the rear corner of building at 219 Mamaroneck Avenue
[Added 3-11-1991 by L.L. No. 3-1991, effective 3-20-1991]
Apartment building at 233-235 Halstead Avenue: the curbline closest to the building, encompassing the entire width of property
[Added 3-11-1991 by L.L. No. 3-1991, effective 3-20-1991]
Building at 115 Hoyt Avenue: the walkway at the right side of the building from the curb cut to the end
[Added 3-11-1991 by L.L. No. 3-1991, effective 3-20-1991]
Building at 809 Stuart Avenue: the curbline closest to the building, encompassing the entire width of the property.
[Added 4-27-1992 by L.L. No. 3-1992, effective 5-1-1992]
Building at 444 East Boston Post Road.
[Added 4-27-1992 by L.L. No. 3-1992, effective 5-1-1992]
A.
The entrance driveway from the street line in a northerly direction for a distance of 70 feet.
B.
The exit driveway from the street line to the rear corner of building, with the exception of 1 parking space as noted on the map on file in the Fire Inspector's office.
Building at 405 East Boston Post Road: the driveway at the northwest side of property from the street line in a southerly direction for a distance of 39 feet.
[Added 4-27-1992 by L.L. No. 3-1992, effective 5-1-1992]
Building at 711 East Boston Post Road: the entire curbline of the driveway closest to the building, with the exception of one handicapped parking space adjacent to entry doors as noted on the map on file in the Fire Inspector's office.
[Added 4-27-1992 by L.L. No. 3-1992, effective 5-1-1992]
Condominium building at 1035 East Boston Post Road and buildings at 1115 and 1131 East Boston Post Road: on the south side of the roadway, beginning at a point approximately 25 feet west of the northwest corner of the condominium building and continuing in an easterly direction to the west curbline of The Parkway; and on the north side of the roadway, beginning at a point approximately 50 feet south of the intersection of Stuart Avenue and East Boston Post Road and continuing in front of the condominium building in an easterly direction to a point approximately 300 feet thereof.
[Added 11-25-1996 by L.L. No. 13-1996, effective 12-5-1996; amended 5-12-1997 by L.L. No. 5-1997, effective 5-19-1997]
Mamaroneck Avenue School, Derman Avenue access: the entire length of Derman Avenue, both sides, from Ralph Avenue to the dead end at the school.
[Added 9-11-2006 by L.L. No. 10-2006, effective 9-25-2006]
The driveway area in front of the new school entrance at Mamaroneck Avenue Elementary School from Derman Avenue east to Gertrude Avenue
[Added 2-9-2009 by L.L. No. 2-2009, effective 2-11-2009]
Livingston Avenue, from the north side of Fenimore Road to a point 225 feet east thereof, the area adjacent to the apartment complex at 151 Fenimore Road
[Added 2-9-2009 by L.L. No. 3-2009, effective 2-11-2009]
The driveway area in front of the Daniel Warren School, 1310 Harrison Avenue
[Added 2-9-2009 by L.L. No. 4-2009, effective 2-11-2009]
The entire length of the building on the south side of the Daniel Warren School parking lot.
[Added 2-28-2011]
The entire length of the building on the east side of the Daniel Warren School parking lot.
[Added 2-28-2011]
In accordance with the provisions of § 183-4, the list of structures having sprinkler and standpipe connections is maintained on file in the Fire Inspector's office.
Each separate provision of this chapter shall be deemed independent of all other provisions herein, and if any provision shall be declared invalid, all other provisions hereof shall remain valid and enforceable.