[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Piermont 10-25-2005 by L.L. No. 6-2005. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Effective January 1, 2006, valet parking shall be conditionally permitted, when authorized by the Board of Trustees, as an accessory use to any use permitted or conditionally permitted in the Village on the following conditions.
Any permittee seeking to utilize land or parking spaces owned by the Village of Piermont, or any other public way for valet parking purposes, shall submit a written request, indicating the land/parking spaces proposed to be utilized by such permittee to the Village Board of Trustees. The Village Board of Trustees, upon considering such written request at a duly scheduled meeting of such Board, shall designate the land/parking spaces to be used by such conditional use permit; the Village Clerk shall refer the request for a valet parking conditional use permit to the Police Chief, the Fire Department and the Highway Superintendent for comment.
In addition to such other signs as may be permitted by the Village, additional signs stating "Valet Parking" and the name of the business may be erected at a location approved by the Board of Trustees, of sufficient size to be visible from the street, to the extent deemed by the Board of Trustees to be deemed necessary to inform the public of the valet parking operation.
The stopping or standing of vehicles for pickup and for delivery by the valet parkers shall be solely at locations which do not prohibit the stopping or standing of vehicles; do not unreasonably interfere with traffic; and do not unreasonably interfere with the peace and quiet of nearby property owners.
Except to avoid an imminent accident, or when directed by a police officer, under no circumstances shall a vehicle which is stopped, is standing or is otherwise being operated on the public streets of the Village of Piermont for the valet parkers or on behalf of the owner, operator, manager, or any other agent or employee of the principal use for which the valet parking is being provided, violate any of the provisions of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law or the ordinances or local laws of the Village of Piermont.
The valet parkers shall at all times operate the vehicles which they are parking in a manner so as not to adversely affect nearby property owners. Accordingly, the valet parkers shall not permit the radios in the vehicles they are operating to be heard outside the vehicles; shall not operate the vehicles they are parking in such a manner as to cause their tires to squeal or make other noises by rapidly accelerating or decelerating, except to avoid an accident; and shall not sound their horn except to avoid an accident, and then only to the minimum extent necessary.
A conditional use permit for valet parking may be issued for a period of one year and shall automatically expire at the end of said year unless renewed by the permittee, with the consent of the Board of Trustees, for another year. The fee for such permit shall be $120.
The failure of the applicant to have received any summonses or to have been found guilty of any violations of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law or the Village's ordinances and local laws shall not preclude the Board of Trustees from denying a permit or a renewal of a permit if there is sufficient evidence for it to believe that the applicant or the individuals who will be responsible for the business or the valet parking operations have not or will not comply with the conditions set forth in this section.
A violation of any of the provisions of this chapter of the Village Code shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $250.