[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Elmsford 2-16-1982 by L.L. No. 1-1982. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Elmsford acting as the Board of Fire Commissioners shall designate any area at, on or near any interior street, roadway, driveway or parking area in which any obstruction due to the parking or placing therein of any automobile, truck, motor vehicle or any other physical object or material will cause interference with the ingress and egress of fire-fighting equipment or which will create a condition dangerous to life or property in the event of fire. Such areas shall thereupon be marked with standard signs and/or such other markings and signs which conform to accepted sign standards as set forth in the New York State Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices and which are deemed necessary and proper by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Elmsford acting as the Board of Fire Commissioners. However, no such area shall be designated which will eliminate any parking units lawfully existing prior to the passage of this chapter, the elimination of which would create a nonconformity as to the number of required parking units at a location. Said signs and markings shall be installed by and at the expense of the owner of the property within 120 calendar days after receipt of official notice by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Elmsford, acting as the Board of Fire Commissioners, 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 120 calendar days of receiving said official notice, the Highway Department of the Village of Elmsford 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.
Notwithstanding and not in limitation of any other provision hereof, 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 15 feet in any direction of any fire hydrant located at, on or near any interior street, roadway or driveway within any premises classified under Chapter 335, Zoning, as a multiple residence. A minimum clearance of three feet in any direction from fire standpipe and sprinkler siamese connections shall be maintained at all times to allow the Fire Department adequate access to the same.
The parking or placing of any motor vehicle or any other object or material within any area designated as a restricted fire zone or lane so as to obstruct access over, across or through such restricted fire area shall be a violation of this chapter. In addition to the penalties set forth in § 171-5, the Police Department shall have authority to have any motor vehicle, object or material in violation of this chapter towed or otherwise removed at the owner's expense.
[Amended 9-23-1991 by L.L. No. 9-1991; 5-17-1999 by L.L. No. 2-1999; 11-1-1999 by L.L. No. 3-1999; 11-6-2000 by L.L. No. 7-2000; 2-20-2001 by L.L. No. 1-2001]
Fire zones and lanes shall be established by the Board of Trustees acting as the Board of Fire Commissioners by Board resolution.
[Amended 2-20-2001 by L.L. No. 1-2001]
A violation of this chapter shall constitute a criminal violation punishable as follows:
A first violation shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.
A second and subsequent violation shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,500 and/or a term of incarceration not to exceed 30 days.
Each day a continuing violation exists shall be deemed a separate and distinct violation of this chapter.