[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Forestburgh as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 167.
[Adopted 4-14-1983 by L.L. No. 2-1983]
This article is entitled "Handicapped Parking Permits."
The Town Clerk of the Town of Forestburgh is hereby designated as the issuing agent of special vehicle identification parking permits and temporary special vehicle identification parking permits for the handicapped pursuant to the provisions and authority of § 1203-a of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York.
The issuing agent shall issue permits for handicapped parking upon his receipt of a completed application executed by the handicapped person, or by the parent or guardian of a minor handicapped person, upon a form to be provided by the issuing agent, provided that said application shall be accompanied by a medical certification relating to the applicant or such minor child, which certification shall be made by a physician licensed to practice medicine in the State of New York and which certification shall establish that the applicant or such minor child is qualified to receive such permit.
A person shall be eligible to receive a handicapped parking permit if such person:
Has limited or no use of one or both lower limbs;
Has a neuromuscular dysfunction which severely limits mobility;
Has a pulmonary or cardiovascular condition which limits mobility or severely limits the individual's activities in the open air; or
Has a physical or mental impairment or condition, other than those specified above, but of such a nature as to impose an unusual hardship in connection with physical mobility so as to render it medically desirable that such person be permitted to use handicapped parking facilities, if such condition is certified by a physician duly licensed to practice medicine in New York State as constituting a degree of disability (specifying the particular condition) equal to those set forth in the preceding subsections hereof so as to prevent such person from having physical mobility as a pedestrian without great difficulty.
The permit to be issued shall be in the form of a sticker to be provided by New York State pursuant to § 1203-a of the Vehicle and Traffic Law, which sticker shall be affixed to each vehicle for which the registration is included in the application. Each such sticker or permit shall expire upon the expiration date of the registration certificate concerned but shall be renewed upon an application accompanied by the renewal registration certificate for any succeeding period of time or by a valid registration certificate for any other or different vehicle which the applicant or his parent or guardian shall certify as being a vehicle in which the applicant customarily rides. Each permit issued hereunder shall bear the license plate number of those vehicles in which the handicapped person customarily rides. The application shall also be accompanied by valid New York State registration certificates for each of said vehicles.
The issuing agent may suspend or revoke any permit or refuse to renew any permit upon a finding that:
The applicant has made a material false statement in the application;
The applicant has used or permitted the use of the permit contrary to conditions set forth in the permit and in this article;
The applicant has failed to comply with or observe any of the conditions of the application and/or of the permit; or
The applicant shall have failed to have notified the issuing agent of any change of address or disability within 10 days after such change.