STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE AT FREDONIA
§ 570.1 Motor vehicle registration.
(a) Registration. All members of the college community (faculty, staff and students) who drive cars or other motor vehicles on campus must register their vehicles annually within seven days after classes begin for the fall term. If a motor vehicle is obtained during the year, it must be registered within 48 hours at the business office, Maytum Hall, at a registration charge approved by the chancellor or designee. The State certificate of registration and the college "I.D." card must be presented at registration to receive the campus permit. A parking sticker valid from September through August will be issued and must be displayed. Persons who own more than one car may register their second car for an additional fee as approved by the chancellor or his designee. You are charged a second car sticker fee for a lost sticker.
(1) Failure to register motor vehicle. Failure to register a motor vehicle or to properly display the parking sticker on the left side of the back bumper constitutes a violation of the college regulations. A fine will be imposed for each separate violation. If the vehicle is registered, it can no longer be used as a visiting vehicle even if someone not connected with the college is driving it.
(2) Any vehicle found on campus which license plates checks to the same last name and same address as a student will be presumed to be driven by that student and subject to the same rules and regulations as all student vehicles unless public safety is notified before ticketing or towing. Notification after the fact is not valid.
(d) Parking fees as approved by the chancellor, or designee, shall be charged for motor vehicles within designated lots consistent with applicable collective bargaining agreements and in accordance with guidelines established by the chancellor or designee. Such guidelines shall provide that the determination of the amount of the fee be substantially based on an analysis of the costs attributable to the operation and maintenance of the parking facilities owned and operated by the College at Fredonia.
(e) Parking meter zones will be established in designated lots. A fee, as approved by the chancellor, or designee, will be charged. Such approval will be in accordance with guidelines established by the chancellor or designee which provide that the amount of the fee will be substantially based on an analysis of the costs attributable to the operation and maintenance of the parking meters on the premises of the State University College at Fredonia.
(a) Speed limit. No person shall drive a vehicle on university streets, roads, or highways at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard for the actual and potential hazards then existing, but in no event shall a person drive a vehicle in excess of 30 miles per hour unless a different speed is authorized and indicated by the university.
(b) No parking on roadways, fire lanes, fire hydrants, sidewalks, and emergency zones. No person shall park a vehicle on the premises of the university in such manner as to interfere with the use of a fire hydrant, fire lane (roadway), or other emergency zone, or create any other hazard or unreasonably interfere with the free and proper use of a roadway or pedestrian way. Loading areas and reserved spaces are emergency zones. Any vehicle illegally parked in the areas designated is subject to ticketing and towing at the owner's expense. A service fee for towing will be charged.
(c) Applicable laws and orders. The Vehicle and Traffic Law shall govern vehicular and pedestrian traffic and parking upon the streets, roads, emergency zones and sidewalks of the State University College at Fredonia.
(d) Violations and fines. Tickets requiring appearance before the local magistrate of the Village of Fredonia will be issued for violations of the Vehicle and Traffic Law. Fines are as prescribed by the law.
(e) Campus center restricted travel. Between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday, when classes are in session, the Temple Street Access Road will be barricaded between the Jewett/Houghton Roadway and Ring Road restricting vehicular traffic to service, delivery and emergency vehicles only. The west exit from Jewett Hall parking lot #13 will also be barricaded. Enforcement for violations will be under the Vehicle and Traffic Law requiring appearance before the local magistrate.
§ 570.3 Parking areas.
(1) Open parking is in effect in all parking lots except between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday when classes are in session. On these five days, overnight (1 a.m. to 7 a.m.) parking is permitted only in:
(2) Snow removal regulations will be in effect from Saturday after Thanksgiving until April first unless modified. These snow regulations prohibit open overnight parking (1 a.m. to 7 a.m.) seven days a week even if classes do not meet the following day. Parking overnight during snow removal time is permitted only in the lots and areas named above seven nights a week and is permitted in all of the Nixon-Chautauqua lot No. 16 between 1:00 a.m. Saturday and 1:00 a.m. Monday.
The fine for each parking violation in a campus lot is ten dollars and is payable at the business office, Maytum Hall, within seven days. Any second and subsequent violations will be assessed at $15. Any protest must be registered with the hearing board (see section 570.4 of this Part). Any vehicle parked in violation of these regulations may be removed or towed away at the owner's expense. A vehicle immobilizer may be affixed at the owner's expense by the department of public safety to a vehicle parked in violation of these regulations where there is a need for prompt seizure of such vehicle after reasonable efforts to learn the name and address of the owner. The fee for removal of such equipment shall be an amount approved by the chancellor or his designee. Within seven days of violation, payment must be made in person or by mail to Cashier, Third Floor, Maytum Hall. Payment may also be made or request for a hearing by filing a written "notice of complaint" in person at the public safety office. Any vehicle parked in violation of these regulations may be removed or towed away at the owner's expense.
(d) Towing. The college reserves the authority to remove from the campus by towing, at the owner's expense, any motor vehicle which is not registered as required or which is parked in violation of campus parking regulations.
(2) A service fee, in an amount approved by the chancellor, or designee, is charged by the college for its towing of vehicles from any location on campus. The amount of the fee shall be substantially based on the towing costs incurred by the campus.
(e) Issuance of complaints. A complaint regarding any violation of a campus rule shall be in writing reciting the time and place of the violation and the title, number or substance of the applicable rule.
(2) The complaint shall indicate the amount of the fine assessable for the violation, and advise that if the person charged does not dispute the violation, fines may be paid at the business office or public safety office dropbox within seven days of issuance.
(4) The complaint shall recite that should the alleged violator fail to appear at the time fixed for the hearing or should no hearing be requested within the period as prescribed by the college council in paragraph (3) of this subdivision, the complaint is proved and shall warrant such action as may then be appropriate.
(f) Failure to pay fines. Complaints issued by the public safety department of the university are for violation of this Part and shall advise that if the person charged does not dispute the violation, fines may be paid at the business office, Maytum Hall or public safety, Gregory Hall. Unpaid fines shall be deducted from the salary or wages of an offending officer or employee of the university. In the case of students, grades and transcripts shall be withheld until all fines are paid.
(g) Revocation of campus motor vehicle registration and parking privileges. Upon finding that 10 or more campus parking violations have been incurred during an academic year, the public safety department may revoke the campus motor vehicle registration and parking privileges of the offending individual and may direct that the vehicle be towed at the owner's expense if the revocation is violated.
§ 570.4 Hearing board and protests.
(b) Responsibilities of hearing board. The hearing board shall be charged with the adjudication of all protests concerning campus parking violations in which the person charged files for a hearing. At the conclusion of the hearing, or not later than five days thereafter, the board shall file a report with the alleged violator, the business office, and the director of public safety. Such a hearing board shall not be bound by the rules of evidence but may hear or receive any testimony or evidence directly relevant and material to the issues presented. The hearing board shall also be empowered to grant special parking privileges in addition to those designated in section 570.5 of this Part. It is the responsibility of the hearing board to recommend to the college council for approval the criteria to be used for granting special privileges.
(c) Request for hearing. Upon receipt of a campus parking ticket, the person committing the alleged violation may request a hearing by filing a written protest at the public safety office, Gregory Hall, within seven days. Protest forms will be provided. Should no hearing be requested within the seven-day period, the violation is proved and the fine shall stand. The hearing board shall notify the alleged violator and the director of public safety of the date, place and time of the hearing. At the conclusion of the hearing or not later than five days thereafter, such hearing officer or board shall file a report. A notice of the decision shall be promptly transmitted to the violator. The report shall include:
§ 570.5 Reserved parking spaces.
§ 570.6 Traffic control.
(a) 20 MPH is hereby established as the maximum speed limit at which vehicles may proceed on the following highways on the grounds of the State University of New York, College at Fredonia, in the Village of Fredonia, Chautauqua County:
(1) The circular drive servicing the Fine Arts Center and Maytum Hall from the point of beginning at Ring Road to the Central Avenue access road for traffic proceeding in a counter clockwise direction. Hereby designated as Little Ring Road.
(3) The circular drive servicing Mason Hall from the terminus of Temple Street access road and Ring Road to Dods access road for traffic proceeding in a counter clockwise direction. Hereby designated as Mason Hall Circle.
(4) The Houghton maintenance drive connecting the south terminus of Thompson/Fenton access road for traffic proceeding in a southerly, thence westerly direction to the east terminus of Jewett/Houghton access road at the north exit of Parking Lot #16.
(e) Traffic westbound on Steele south access road on the grounds of the State University College at Fredonia, in the Village of Fredonia, Chautauqua County, shall yield the right-of-way to any traffic on the Steele access road before entering said road.