Village of Scotia, NY
Schenectady County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Scotia as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 240.
Zoning — See Ch. 250.
[Adopted 8-13-1969 as Ch. 5, Art. II, of the 1969 Code of Ordinances]
The following locations are hereby established by the Village of Scotia as municipal parking lots:
A. 
Lot No. 1, located at No. 5 North Ten Broeck Street.
B. 
Lot No. 2, located at 134-138 Mohawk Avenue.
[Added 4-9-2003 by L.L. No. 3-2003]
All municipal parking lots shall be maintained in good repair and kept clear of refuse, debris and snow by the Superintendent of Public Works.
All municipal parking lots shall be supervised and controlled by the Chief of Police.
[Amended 4-9-2003 by L.L. No. 3-2003]
A. 
General rules applicable to all municipal parking lots.
(1) 
It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle in any municipal parking lot in a manner that would violate any village local law or contrary to any rule or regulation established by the Board of Trustees or by the Chief of Police.
(2) 
No commercial or freight-carrying vehicle or trailer shall be parked in a municipal parking lot at any time.
B. 
Rules for individual lots.
(1) 
Rules for Lot No. 1:
(a) 
Lot No. 1 is reserved for municipal use only.
(2) 
Rules for Lot No. 2:
(a) 
Public parking shall be prohibited between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
(b) 
Six parking spots shall be designated for municipal use only.
(c) 
Six parking spots shall be designated for use of the First Baptist Church only.
At each entrance to a municipal parking lot there shall be conspicuously posted a statement of the hours of operation and a schedule of the rates charged. It shall be unlawful to park in any lot where a fee is required without paying such fee or to remain for a period of time exceeding that covered by said fee.
It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle in a lot provided with parking meters without promptly inserting a proper legal coin in the meter designated for the space occupied or to remain for a period of time exceeding that covered by such coin.
[Added 7-8-1987 by L.L. No. 4-1987; amended 4-9-2003 by L.L. No. 3-2003]
A. 
There shall be a fine of $15 for each and every violation of this article. Handicap parking violations shall be fined as provided by state law.
B. 
Any vehicle in violation of this article may be caused to be removed by the Police Department. The owner or operator of such vehicle so removed shall pay the cost and expense of such removal and the storage which may result therefrom.
[Adopted 8-13-1969 as Ch. 5, Art. III, of the 1969 Code of Ordinances]
A permit shall be required for the private operation of a parking lot which is open to the public upon payment of a fee or rental. Said permit shall be obtained from the Village Clerk-Treasurer upon payment of an annual fee as established by the Board of Trustees. Application for a permit shall be made in writing and shall contain the following information:
A. 
Location and size of the lot.
B. 
Names and addresses of owners and operators of the lot.
C. 
A layout of the lot, drawn to scale, showing the location and size of parking spaces, together with necessary drives and passageways and the proposed entrances and exits upon a public street.
All public parking lots, together with facilities provided therewith, shall conform to Chapter 250, Zoning, Chapter 150, Fire Prevention and Building Construction, and all other applicable ordinances of the Village.
Convenient access to and from a public street shall be provided and so designed to avoid unnecessary obstruction to traffic. Each parking space shall contain at least 200 square feet exclusive of passageways and driveways.
The surface of all parking areas and driveways shall be paved with concrete, asphalt, macadam or other similar material. Each parking space and the access drives thereto shall be prominently indicted by standard pavement markings. Permanent curbings shall be installed to prevent cars from projecting over any property line. Adequate lighting shall be provided for nighttime use.
At each entrance to a parking lot there shall be conspicuously posted a statement of the hours of operation and a schedule of the rates charged.
Portable dry chemical fire extinguishers of 20 pounds' capacity shall be provided in easily accessible places and maintained in good working order. At least one such extinguisher shall be provided on each lot. On a lot having a capacity in excess of 100 cars, one extinguisher shall be provided for each 100 cars or major fraction thereof.
A. 
The operator of a public parking lot shall maintain all paved parking areas, drives and walkways in good repair and clear of refuse and debris.
B. 
He shall not accept for parking more cars than there are spaces provided for their accommodation.
[Added 10-13-1993 by L.L. No. 4-1993]
Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this Article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both.