STATE UNIVERSITY MARITIME COLLEGE
§ 576.1 Applicability of regulations.
This Part shall govern vehicular traffic and parking upon the streets and roads controlled or maintained by the State University of New York Maritime College at Fort Schuyler, and shall apply to students, faculty, employees, visitors and all other persons upon such premises.
§ 576.2 Application of New York State law.
§ 576.3 General regulations.
(a) No person shall drive a vehicle on campus 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 30 miles per hour.
(b) No person shall park a vehicle on the premises of the Maritime College 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. With the exception of Reeder Street, which is reserved for resident parking, parking is prohibited on any campus street. Parking is prohibited on all campus roadways whenever a snow emergency is declared by the director of physical plant and the director of public safety. Temporary stops to pick up or discharge passengers are permitted, providing the driver remains in the vehicle. All faculty, staff, cadets/graduate students and visitors must park in assigned areas. Faculty, staff and student vehicles will be assigned to a specific parking lot, but not to a specific space within the lot, when the vehicle is registered. Visitors will be directed to a parking area by the officer at public safety headquarters. Temporary parking spaces in the fort area, marked "FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY," are reserved for faculty and staff members having official business to conduct in the fort. Under normal conditions, parking in these areas is limited to a maximum of one hour. The director of public safety may, in order to meet the parking demands of a specific college function, authorize parking in areas other than the aforementioned ones; providing, however, that such parking in no way impedes the ingress and egress of emergency vehicles.
(c) All members of the Maritime College community desiring to operate and park vehicles on the college grounds shall register their vehicles at the public safety headquarters located at the main entrance to the campus. All students desiring to operate and park vehicles on the college grounds must register their vehicles at the public safety headquarters and pay a registration fee as approved by the chancellor or his designee. Cadets/graduate students must re-register their vehicles at the commencement of each fall semester. All outstanding parking violations must be paid at the bursar's office prior to the annual fall student registration. Student registration expires immediately upon disenrollment from the college. All other registrations expire when employment is terminated.
(d) All registered vehicles must have affixed to the right-hand section of the front and rear bumpers a sticker issued to the registrant by the public safety office. When the configuration of the vehicle prohibits display of the sticker on the bumper, a display location will be designated by the director of public safety. This sticker must be replaced when it becomes unreadable or if the vehicle is transferred to another owner.
(f) Parking fees as approved by the Chancellor, or designee, shall be charged for motor vehicles parked 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 Maritime College.
§ 576.4 Traffic control.
§ 576.5 Violation of regulations.
§ 576.6 Fines and penalties.
(b) Unpaid fines may be deducted from the wages of any faculty or staff member. In the case of cadets/graduate students, grades and transcripts will be withheld until the fines are paid. All fines are considered debts due the college and must be paid prior to the campus vehicular registration procedure at the commencement of each fall semester.
(c) Revocation of campus motor vehicle registrations and a loss of parking privileges for the balance of the academic year will result upon a finding that 10 or more parking violations have been incurred during an academic year.
(d) 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.
(e) The fee for removal of such vehicle immobilizer equipment shall be an amount approved by the Chancellor, or designee. The amount of the fee shall be substantially based on an analysis of the costs attributable to operations and administration associated with the vehicle immobilizer procedure.
§ 576.7 Appeals procedure.
(c) 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 of the campus within 14 days after receipt.
(d) The complaint shall recite that a hearing may be requested within 14 days after service of the charges. Any student, faculty member or employee of the Maritime College who feels that he/she has been wrongfully issued a Maritime College summons may, within 14 calendar days after receiving the summons, submit his/her appeal via the director of administration to a hearing board appointed by the president of the Maritime College.
(e) 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 subdivision (d) of this section, the complaint is proved and shall warrant such action as may then be appropriate.
(f) The chief administrative officer shall designate a hearing officer or board, not to exceed three persons, to hear complaints for violation of campus traffic and parking regulations enforceable on campus. Such hearing officer or 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. 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: