Public Notice: Town of Riverhead — hearing on amending Chapter 289 entitled, “Vehicles, Traffic and Parking Regulations” of the Town Code

Event Date: 
Tue, 03/06/2018 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm

TOWN OF RIVERHEAD
 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 

            PLEASE TAKE NOTICEthat a public hearing will be held on the 6th day of March, 2018 at 2:00 o'clock p.m., at Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, New York to hear all interested persons to consider a local law to amend Chapter 289 entitled, “Vehicles, Traffic and Parking Regulations”, Part 1 thereof entitled, “Vehicles and Traffic” of the Town Code as follows:

 

Chapter 289

VEHICLES, TRAFFIC AND PARKING REGULATIONS

Part 1

Vehicles and Traffic
ARTICLE VI
 Penalties

 

§289-29. Penalties for offenses.

 

A.         Every person convicted of a traffic infraction for a violation of any provision of this Part 1 which is not a violation of any provision of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York shall, for a first conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not more than $100 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, and shall be deemed a violation; for a second conviction within 18 months thereafter, such person shall be punished by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 20 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment; upon a third or subsequent conviction within 18 months after the first conviction, such person shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500 or by imprisonment for not more than 30 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

 

B.        Except for parking tickets issued under Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1203-a and/or Article VII of Chapter 289 of the Code of the Town of Riverhead, persons cited on a Town parking summons for a violation of this Part 1, permit parking or parking-related violations shall be subject to a fine of $35 and shall answer and/or appear on or before the designated return date. Persons failing to appear on or before the designated return date shall be subject to the following surcharges in addition to the prescribed fines:

 

(1)       For failing to answer and/or appear within 30 days of return date: $20.

(2)       For failing to answer and/or appear within 60 days: an additional $20 in addition to the surcharge imposed in Subsection B(1) above.

(3)       For failing to answer and/or appear within 90 days of the return date: an additional $20 in addition to the surcharges imposed in Subsection B(1) and (2) above.

 

A.         Every person convicted of a traffic infraction as set forth under Article II of Chapter 289 which is not a violation of any provision of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York shall, for a first conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not more than $100 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, and shall be deemed a violation; for a second conviction within 18 months thereafter, such person shall be punished by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 20 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment; upon a third or subsequent conviction within 18 months after the first conviction, such person shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500 or by imprisonment for not more than 30 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

B.        Every person convicted of a parking infraction as set forth under Article IV of Chapter 289 which is not a violation of any provision of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York, or otherwise set forth in §231-21 or §289-38 shall be punished by a fine set forth as follows:

Section                                  Town Code                                       Fine

289-10                                    Parking Prohibited                         $50.00

 

289-11                                    Parking, Standing &                       $50.00

                                                       Prohibited

                                                             Except as set forth in §231-21

                                                             (Fire Lanes/Zones)

 

289-12                                    No Parking Certain Hours                        $50.00

 

289-13                                   Parking, Standing &                        $50.00

                                                      Prohibited (Specific Places)

 

289-14                                   No Parking Certain Hours:                        $50.00

                                                      School Zones

 

289-15                                   No Parking Certain Hours:                       $50.00

                                                      Parking Fields                                             

 

289-16                                   No Parking Certain Hours:                        $50.00

                                                      Roads Leading to Water

 

289-17                                   Parking Time Limit                          $50.00

                                    

289-18                                   Parking Prohibited                          $50.00

                                                      (Except Buses)

 

289-19                                   Parking at Beach (Trailers)                       $50.00

 

289-20                                   Parking Field (Out of Stall)             $50.00

                                   

289-21                                   Parking Prohibited Certain                        $50.00

                                                      Roads W/O Permit

 

289-22                                   Seasonal Parking Prohibited        $50.00

289-23                                   Parking for Handicapped               $280.00[1]

                                                      Persons                                           

                                  

289-24                                   Additional Parking                           $50.00

                                                      Regulations Incl. Expired

                        Registration/ Inspection

 

 

C.        Persons having been issued a ticket for a parking infraction as set forth hereinabove, except violations related to Handicapped Parking and §231-21, and having failed to answer and/or appear on or before the designated return date shall be subject to the following surcharges in addition to the prescribed fines:

(1)       For failure to answer and/or appear within 30days: an additional $50.00, or $100.00 total.

(2)       For failure to answer and/or appear within 60days: an additional $100.00, or $200.00 total.




[1]See, §289-38; includes $30.00 New York State surcharge

 

 

·      Overstrike represents deletion(s)

·      Underscore represents addition(s)

 

Dated:            Riverhead, New York

            February 6, 2018

 

 

BY THE ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD

OF THE TOWN OF RIVERHEAD

 

DIANE M. WILHELM, TOWN CLERK