Town of Chautauqua, NY
Chautauqua County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Chautauqua 11-12-1991 by L.L. No. 2-1991. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Junk vehicles — See Ch. 86.
Snowmobiles — See Ch. 112.
This chapter shall be known as the "Law to Regulate Parking and Standing of Vehicles."
It shall be the purpose of this chapter to lessen congestion and promote the safe and efficient use of the highways for the benefit of inhabitants and transients of the Town of Chautauqua.
A. 
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
HIGHWAY
Any Town or county street, road or highway within the Town of Chautauqua located outside the incorporated Village of Mayville or Chautauqua Institution specifically designated by the Town Board as subject to the restrictions or limitations of this chapter and any state highway specifically designated by the New York State Department of Transportation as subject to parking or standing restrictions.
SUPERINTENDENT
The duly elected Town Superintendent of Highways for the Town of Chautauqua or his duly appointed designee.
B. 
All other terms used in this chapter shall, for the purpose of this chapter, have the meanings respectfully ascribed to them by Article 1 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York.
[Amended 9-15-1992 by L.L. No. 2-1992]
A. 
The parking or standing of vehicles is hereby prohibited at any time in any of the following highway locations:
(1) 
On both sides of Elmwood Road between the shoreline of Chautauqua Lake and a point 700 feet northerly from the shoreline of Chautauqua Lake.
(2) 
On both sides of Galloway Road between the center line of Elmwood Road and a point 500 feet easterly from the center line of Elmwood Road.
(3) 
On the south side of County Route No. 33 commencing at the intersection of Route 394 to a point 1,375 feet southerly from the intersection of Route 394.
(4) 
On the north side of County Route No. 33 commencing at the intersection of Route 394 to a point 1,500 feet southerly from the intersection of Route 394.
(5) 
On the easterly side of Meadows Road (formerly known as Mill Road) commencing at the intersection with State Highway No. 430 southerly to the shore of Chautauqua Lake.
(6) 
On the northerly side of County Road 127, commencing at the intersection of State Highway Route 430 to a point 686 feet easterly from the intersection of Route 430 and on the southerly side of County Road 127, commencing at the intersection of State Highway Route 430 to a point 646 feet easterly from the intersection of Route 430.
(7) 
On the easterly side of County Route No. 29, known as the "Plank Road," commencing 200 feet from the intersection of County Route 54 (and Route 127) to a point 1,600 feet northerly from the intersection of Route 54 (and Route 127).
[Added 8-10-1998 by L.L. No. 3-1998]
(8) 
On the northwesterly side of County Route No. 58, commencing at the intersection of County Route Nos. 58, 127 and 54 to a point 80 feet northeasterly from the intersection of County Route Nos. 58, 127 and 54.
[Added 10-15-2001 by L.L. No. 3-2001]
(9) 
On the northerly side of County Route No. 127, commencing at the intersection of County Route Nos. 58, 127 and 54 to a point 55 feet westerly from the intersection of County Route Nos. 58, 127 and 54.
[Added 10-15-2001 by L.L. No. 3-2001]
(10) 
On both sides of Beaujean Road between the center line of Route 394 and a point 1630 feet southwesterly and westerly from the center line of Route 394.
[Added 11-9-2009 by L.L. No. 1-2009]
B. 
The parking or standing of vehicles is hereby prohibited between November 1 and April 15 in any of the following locations:
(1) 
All Town highways within Point Chautauqua.
[Amended 9-15-1992 by L.L. No. 2-1992]
Parking or standing of a vehicle in an area of a highway for which parking or standing has been prohibited is a violation which constitutes a traffic infraction punishable by a fine of $15. If a plea of not guilty or a fine of $15 is not received by the Town Justice within 96 hours, an additional fine of $25 shall be imposed. If the fine is not paid within 15 succeeding days, an additional fine of $50 may be imposed by the Town Justice.
[Added 11-9-2009 by L.L. No. 2-2009[1]]
A. 
This section shall apply only to Town highways in the Town of Chautauqua located outside the incorporated Village of Mayville.
B. 
For purposes of this section, the term "vehicle" shall mean every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a road, except devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.
C. 
The Superintendent of Highways shall have the power to cause the immediate removal from the right-of-way of any Town highway of any vehicle which obstructs or interferes with the use of such a highway for public travel; or which obstructs or interferes with the construction, reconstruction or maintenance of such a highway; or which obstructs or interferes with the clearing or removal of snow or ice from such a highway; or which obstructs or interferes with any operation of the Town of Chautauqua Highway Department during a public emergency.
D. 
The owner of a vehicle removed under any of the provisions of this section may be charged the reasonable cost of removal and disposition thereof, pursuant to § 130-7 hereof.
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Editor’s Note: This local law also provided for the renumbering of former §§ 130-6 and 130-7 as §§ 130-7 and 130-8, respectively.
In addition to penalties authorized by this chapter and the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York, the Superintendent is hereby authorized and empowered to remove and store, or authorized and empowered to cause to be removed and stored, any vehicle parked in violation of this law. The Superintendent shall not release any such vehicle so removed until the actual and necessary costs of the removal, including towing and storage, shall have been paid.
All prior local laws and resolutions of the Town of Chautauqua regulating parking and standing of vehicles are hereby repealed, except that this repeal shall not affect or prevent the prosecution or punishment of any person for any act done or committed in violation of any local law or resolution hereby repealed prior to the taking effect of this chapter.