Public Hearing to be held on Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 5:00pm in the Council Chambers, 41 City Hall Place, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Local Law No. P-3 of the year 2023.
Introduced by Mayor Rosenquest on October 5, 2023 at a Regular meeting of the Common Council.
A local law amending Section 340-10 “Snow Emergencies” of the City Code of the City of Plattsburgh.
Be it enacted by the Common Council of the City of Plattsburgh as follows:
- Section 340-10 “Snow Emergencies” of the City Code of the City of Plattsburgh will be amended and restated in its entirety and will read as follows:
It shall be unlawful for any person to park or leave unattended a vehicle on any street of the City of Plattsburgh, New York, between the hours of 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m.—which is intended to be a 24-hour period—during the period from November 1 to May 1 of the following year when a snow removal emergency has been declared and notice given under Subsections B and C.
The Superintendent of the Department of Public Works, Assistant Superintendent, or the Public Works Employee on call for emergencies, is authorized to declare a snow removal emergency when in his/her judgment snow is likely to accumulate, or has accumulated, at such depths as will make snow removal difficult if vehicles are left parked on City streets.
Such declaration must be made and notice given by 6:00 p.m. the day prior to the parking ban. The intent is to provide at least 6 hours’ notice of the parking ban. Notice to the public shall be given by turning on the flashing amber lights that give notice of a snow emergency and by notifying the broadcast media of the declaration of a snow emergency.
The persons authorized in Subsection B may declare a "limited snow removal emergency" when in his or her judgment it is not necessary to prohibit overnight parking on all City streets. Notice shall be given as provided in Subsection C. When a limited snow removal emergency is declared, it shall be unlawful to park vehicles in otherwise lawful parking spaces on City streets located within the following designated areas between the hours of 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m.: All City streets within the area bounded by the center line of Broad Street from Durkee Street to Oak Street; the center line of Oak Street from Broad Street to Cornelia Street; the northerly bounds of Cornelia Street from Oak Street to the northerly bounds of City Hall Place; the northerly bounds of City Hall Place and Durkee Street to the center line of Broad Street; also the area bounded by the northerly and southerly bounds of Bridge Street from the intersection with City Hall Place and Durkee Street on the west to the northerly bounds of Pike Street on the east.
- This Local Law shall take effect immediately upon approval by the Mayor and filing with the New York Secretary of State.