STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND FORESTRY
§ 575.1 Statement of purpose.
This Part is intended to govern vehicular traffic and parking on the campus of the College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse. They are designed to allow safe and convenient movement and parking of motor vehicles in compliance with the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York. They shall be applicable to all college community members and visitors whether or not their presence is authorized on the campus of the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
§ 575.2 Application and jurisdiction.
Section 360 of the Education Law authorizes the State University to develop its own rules regulating traffic and parking, not inconsistent with the Vehicle and Traffic Law of New York State. This law provides that punishment for offenses of such campus rules be administered by the institution. Transgressions of the provisions of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law shall be adjudicated by the local court of jurisdiction.
§ 575.3 Definitions.
§ 575.4 Vehicular regulations and procedures.
(i) Employees shall be issued a permit to allow parking in lots designated by the public safety department. The permit must be displayed in the manner specified thereon, whenever the motor vehicle is operated or parked on the subject premises.
(ii) Work study, teaching assistant, or other student employee may be issued a permit, as authorized by the Office of Student Affairs, to park in the C-3 (Standart Street) lot. Permit must be displayed in the manner specified thereon. The permit is not valid during Carrier Dome events as directed by the public safety department (see paragraph [b] of this section).
(iii) Students with appropriately registered vehicles may park on the main campus between 5 p.m. and 2 a.m. weekdays and between 7 a.m. and 2 a.m. on weekends. The permit must be displayed in the manner specified thereon.
(iv) Visitors permit shall be issued to any authorized visitors parking on campus. They shall be issued by the officer at traffic control station and shall be valid only for the period of time authorized by the officer. Visitors coming to campus at a time when there is not a public safety officer at the traffic control station (Irving Avenue) must report to the public safety department to obtain a parking permit. The permit must be displayed in the manner specified thereon.
(2) Loading zones. Motor vehicles may be temporarily parked in a loading zone while actually loading or unloading the vehicle. Four-way flashers must be left on while temporarily parked for this purpose.
(8) All vehicles must be removed from lots by 2 a.m. to allow snow plowing. Failure to remove vehicle may cause it to be towed at the owner's expense. This section is effective November 1st to April 15th.
(9) Anyone operating a New York State vehicle, drawn from the college's motor pool must park the vehicle in the maintenance and operation garage during the day unless the operator actually will be driving the vehicle during the course of that day, except those authorized to park the State vehicle in a reserved space. State vehicles may not be parked on campus overnight, they must be returned to the maintenance and operation garage. Contact public safety department for admittance to the garage during times other than normal business hours.
(10) No employee authorized to park on campus shall park more than one vehicle on campus during normal business hours. Any authorized person wishing to bring a second registered vehicle on campus must obtain a visitor's permit. Such permit shall be issued for limited periods of time. Such permit must be displayed in the prescribed manner.
(1) 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 to the actual and potential hazards then existing but in no event shall a person drive a vehicle in excess of 20 miles per hour unless a different speed is authorized and indicated by the university.
(2) No person shall park a vehicle on the premises of the university in such a manner as to interfere with the use of a fire hydrant, fire lane or other emergency zone, create any other hazard, or unreasonably interfere with the free and proper use of a roadway or pedestrian way.
(ii) by act or omission provide false information when applying for a parking permit or when requested by a public safety officer to provide information regarding the operation or parking of a vehicle on the subject premises; or
§ 575.5 Enforcement.
(a) Uniform traffic tickets issued for any offense of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York shall be processed in compliance with the requirements of such law and shall be returnable in a court of competent jurisdiction.
(vii) information that a hearing may be requested to appeal a parking ticket within 14 days from date of issuance by appearing in person at the public safety office or at such other place as may be designated by the College Board of Trustees, and that failure to request a hearing will constitute an admission of guilty for which appropriate action will be taken.
§ 575.6 Adjudication procedures.
(a) A hearing officer or board, as designated by the administrative officer of the college, shall hear appeals for violations of campus traffic and parking regulations. Such officer or board shall not be bound by the rules of evidence and may receive any testimony or evidence deemed material to the issue.
(b) At the conclusion of the hearing or within five days thereafter such officer or board shall file a decision and report. Notice of the decision shall be given to the accused and a report transmitted to the public safety department and the business office.
§ 575.7 Penalties and remedies.
(b) Parking privileges may be revoked upon a finding that more than 10 violations have occurred during one academic year from the first violation date. The privilege of parking may be revoked for all vehicles registered in the name of the offending individual for the balance of the academic year.
(c) In addition to the penalties prescribed herein, the public safety department may immobilize vehicles parked in violation of these regulations by means of wheel locks or may remove or cause vehicles to be removed by towing at the owner's expense.