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The materials below consist of regulations of the State University of New York Board of Trustees. However, it is not the Official Compilation of the Codes, Rules, and Regulations of the State of New York. Readers are advised to refer to the Official Compilation ( 8 NYCRR Part et seq )in case of questions.

Rulemaking has commenced to make technical amendments and to update existing regulations.  In the language below, brackets denote old material to be deleted; underlining denotes new material to be added.

 

PART 567

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT POTSDAM

Sec

567.1 Introduction

567.2 Registration of vehicles

567.3 Parking regulations

567.4 Enforcement

567.5 Appeals board

567.6 Traffic control

567.7 Statutory authority

 

§ 567.1 Introduction.

(a) The State University [College at] of New York at Potsdam (SUNY Potsdam) campus traffic and parking regulations are promulgated to govern the movement and parking of all vehicles on State University of New York property.

(b) Operation of motor vehicles on campus and other State University of New York property must conform with all State, municipal and college regulations.  Vehicle and traffic laws of the State of New York are applicable and enforceable on the campus and other State University property.  [Campus public safety] University Police officers are empowered to enforce all of these statutes.

(c) These regulations shall govern vehicular and pedestrian traffic and parking upon the streets, roads, parking lots, sidewalks and premises owned, controlled or maintained by State University of New York.

(d) 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 College at] SUNY Potsdam.

(e) No person shall drive a motor vehicle on university streets or roads 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 the speeds authorized and indicated by the State University of New York.  Consult the campus parking fee guidelines for the current schedule of parking fees.

(f) All reportable accidents on campus, as defined by the Vehicle and Traffic Law, should be reported to the [department of public safety] University Police Department.

(g) The term vehicle as used in these regulations shall be consistent with the Vehicle and Traffic Laws of the State of New York.

(h) All regulations pertaining to the use of vehicles on campus are enforceable 24 hours a day throughout the calendar year except as otherwise prescribed.

(i) [The State University College at] SUNY Potsdam assumes no responsibility or risk for any vehicle, its occupants or property contained therein or thereon, while parked or driven on college property.

(j) Veterans.  Any veteran, as defined in section 360 of the New York State Education Law, in attendance as a student at the college shall be exempt from registration and parking fees upon submission by the veteran of a written request for exemption together with written certification by the veteran that such veteran was honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from such service.

§ 567.2 Registration of vehicles.

(a)  All members of the college community who operate a motor vehicle on campus shall register the vehicle with the [department of public safety by paying the appropriate fee at the bursar’s office] University Police Department.  Upon registration, and payment of applicable fees, an appropriate parking permit will be issued which must be affixed to the vehicle in accordance with the instructions provided.  All individuals exercising this privilege are responsible at all times for the vehicle while the vehicle is on campus.

(b) Such registration shall be completed within the first week of any given semester for students, or within one week from the date of employment for employees, and is valid for the period indicated on the parking permit.

(c) Only a motor vehicle owned by the individual or an immediate member of his/her family may be registered.

(d) Temporary use of a motor vehicle must be reported to the [department of public safety] University Police Department.  A temporary parking permit may be issued.

(e) Any change of vehicle, license or registration shall be promptly reported to the [department of public safety] University Police Department.

(f) Failure to register a vehicle or filing false registration information constitutes a violation of these regulations.

(g) Vehicle registration renewal may be denied an individual responsible for outstanding [State University College] SUNY Potsdam parking or traffic tickets.

(h) If ownership of a registered vehicle is signed over to another person, the registration decal must be removed.

(i) A nonrefundable vehicle registration fee shall be charged, subject to approval of the chancellor or designee.  

§ 567.3 Parking regulations.

(a) No person shall park a vehicle in any area except one specifically designated for the type of parking permit issued and displayed.  Parking areas are designated on the official campus map.  Copies of the map are available at the University Police Department at no charge.

(b) Parking or standing in posted, restricted or reserved areas on campus streets or roads and in parking lots is prohibited.  Parking or standing on lawns and in driveways is likewise prohibited as is the blocking of walkways or crosswalks.

(c) No person shall park a vehicle on the premises of the college in such a manner as to interfere with the use of a fire hydrant, fire lane or other emergency zone, create any hazard or unreasonably interfere with the free and proper use of a roadway or pedestrian way.

(d) Permission to park or stand in unauthorized areas to load or unload materials necessary to the college function must be obtained from the [department of public safety] University Police Department.

(e) No person shall park a vehicle in such a way that it is not completely in a lot, or to block an entrance or exit, driveway or any other vehicles in a lot or so as to prevent access to a parking space.

(f) Overnight parking is restricted to parking lots 6, [9,] 17, 18, 19, [20A,] 22, 23, 24, 25, 25A, 26, 27, 31, and 32.  Vehicles parked in lots other than the above between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. are in violation of these regulations.

(g) Storage of motor vehicles which are inoperative or without valid State registration in campus lots is prohibited.

(h) Operators of disabled motor vehicles shall notify the [department of public safety] University Police Department when it is necessary to leave the vehicle in an unauthorized area.

(i) Special parking designation may be granted for extraordinary circumstances, upon written request from a building administrator after consultation with and the approval of both the [director of public safety] Chief of Police and the parking advisory committee.

(j) Visitors to campus may park in the following lots:  1, 2, 6, 9, 10, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, [20A,] 22, 23, 24, 25, 25A, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, and 32.

(k) Visitors who wish to park on campus must obtain temporary parking permits.  Permits are available at the [department of public safety] University Police Department and selected campus offices as designated by the [director of public safety] Chief of Police.

(l) Handicapped parking spaces will be used by handicapped persons only.  An individual with a physical disability may be issued a handicapped decal following his or her written application to the [director of public safety] Chief of Police.  The application must be supported by a physician’s written statement certifying such need.  [The State University College at] SUNY Potsdam will also honor a handicapped person’s status officially designated by any other appropriate governmental agency and indicated as such by an authorized handicapped symbol on the vehicle.

(m) Any motor vehicle which is parked in violation of these regulations may be ticketed and/or towed from campus at the owner’s expense.

(n) Parking regulations may be suspended for special events at the discretion of the Chief [administrative officer] of Police (or designee).

(o) There are 15-minute parking spaces located in Lots 3, 10 and 14.  These spaces are enforced Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.

§ 567.4  Enforcement.

(a) A complaint regarding any violation of the campus parking regulations shall be in writing indicating the time and place of the violation and the title, number or substance of the applicable rule.

(1) The complaint must be signed by the officer witnessing the violation and shall be served

upon the violator or attached to the vehicle involved.

(2) The complaint shall indicate the amount of the fine assessable, and advise that if the person charged does not contest the violation, the fine must be paid at the [college bursar office] University Police Department, Student Accounts Office, or online (through BearPaws) within  five school/business days of the date the violation is issued.

(3) The complaint shall state that a hearing may be requested within a period of 72 hours after service of the charges.  This may be by personal appearance or by written request at the [public safety office] University Police Department.

(4) The complaint shall state that should the alleged violator fail to appear at the time fixed for the hearing or should no hearing be requested within the period of 72 hours, as cited above, the complaint is proved and shall warrant such action as may then be appropriate.

(b) The penalty for violation of these regulations is as follows:

                (1) A $30[15] fine for each violation.

                (2) A $100[50] fine for violation of a handicapped designated space

                (3) A $60[30] fine for parking in a bus stop, loading dock or fire lane.

(c) Unpaid fines shall be deducted from the salary or wages of any employee of the college (Education Law, section 360) and grades and transcripts shall be withheld from students until all fines or fees are paid.

(d) Campus motor vehicular registration and parking privileges for the balance of the registration year may be revoked when five or more campus violations have been incurred.

(e) Violations of the Vehicle and Traffic Law are answerable to the [village justice, Village] town justice, Town Court of Potsdam.

§ 567.5 Appeals Board.

(a) The chief administrative officer shall designate a parking violation appeals board, consisting of six persons, to hear appeals (per section 567.4 [a] [3] of this Part).

(1) The appeals board will be drawn from a panel of six persons as follows:  two students; two faculty; and two classified staff.

(2) Any two persons shall constitute an appeals board.

(3) Such an appeals 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 issue presented.

(b) At the conclusion of the hearing or not later than five days thereafter, such appeals board shall file a report with the [department of public safety] University Police Department.  A notice of the decision shall be promptly transmitted to the appellant.  The report shall include:

                (1) the name and address of the appellant;

                (2) the time and place when the complaint was issued;

                (3) the campus rule violated;

(4) a concise statement of the facts established on the hearing based upon the testimony or other evidence offered;

(5) the time and place of the hearing;

(6) the name(s) of all witnesses;

(7) each adjournment stating upon whose application and to what time and place it was made; and

(8) the decision (guilty or not guilty) of the appeals board.

(c) An individual who is granted an appeal and fails to appear without notifying the [department of public safety] University Police Department at least two hours in advance of the scheduled hearing will be deemed guilty and assessed the maximum fine.

(d) The appeals board will be responsible for the administration of this section and their decision shall be final.

(e) Ignorance of these regulations will not constitute an excuse for violation.

§  567.6 Traffic control.

(a) 15 MPH is established as the maximum speed at which vehicles may proceed on or along all roadways on the grounds of SUNY Potsdam, Village of Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, except on the following roadways:

                (1) Canton Drive between Pierrepont Avenue and Ogdensburg Drive.

                (2) Ogdensburg Drive between Canton Drive and Barrington Drive.

                (3) Barrington Drive between Ogdensburg Drive and Outer Main Street.

(b) 25 MPH is established as the maximum speed limit at which vehicles may proceed on or along the following roadways on the grounds of the SUNY Potsdam, Village of Potsdam, St. Lawrence County:

                (1) Canton Drive between Pierrepont Avenue and Ogdensburg Drive.

                (2) Ogdensburg Drive between Canton Drive and Barrington Drive.

                (3) Barrington Drive between Ogdensburg Drive and Outer Main Street.

(c) Standing is prohibited on or along either side of all [highways] roadways on the grounds of [the State University College at] SUNY Potsdam, Village of Potsdam, St. Lawrence County.

(d) Stop intersections.  The following intersections on the grounds of [the State University College at] SUNY Potsdam, Village of Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, are designated as stop intersections as indicated below:

                Intersection of                                                  With stop sign on            [Entrance(s) from] Sign Facing

                (1) Bay Street                                                    Potsdam Drive                                   Southeast

                (2) Main Street                                                 Barrington Drive                               West

                (3) Barrington Drive                                        Ogdensburg Drive                            Southeast

                (4) Pedestrian Crosswalk

                     at Barrington Student Union                  Barrington Drive                               East and West

                (5) Lake Placid Drive                                        Maintenance Area South

                                                                                                  Exit Driveway                                  North and Southeast

                (6) Bay Street                                    Maintenance Area North

                                                                                  Exit Driveway                                                  South and North

                (7) Barrington Drive                        Lake Placid Drive                                              North

                (8) Pierrepont Avenue                   Potsdam Drive                                                   East

                (9) Potsdam Drive                            Parking Lot 1, Southerly Drive                     North

                (10) Potsdam Drive                          Parking Lot 1, Northerly Drive                     West

                (11) Potsdam Drive                          Parking Lot 2, Northerly Drive                     East

                (12) Potsdam Drive                          Lake Placid Drive                                              Southeast

                (13) Lake Placid Drive                     Parking Lot 2, Easterly Drive                        North

                (14) Canton Drive                             Saranac Lake Drive                                          South

                (15) Outer Main Street                  Tupper Lake Drive                                            West

                (16) Pierrepont Avenue                Barrington Drive                                               East

                (17) Pierrepont Avenue                Gouverneur Drive                                            East

                (18) Pierrepont Avenue                Canton Drive                                                      East

                (19) Watertown Drive                    Barrington Drive                                               East and West

                (20) Massena Drive                         Barrington Drive                                               East and West

                (21) Pierrepont Avenue                Parking Lot 18, Southerly Drive                  East

                (22) Ogdensburg Drive                   Malone Drive                                                     West

                (23) Massena Drive                         Malone Drive                                                     East

                (24) Watertown Drive                    Gouverneur Drive                                            West

                (25) Barrington Drive                      Watertown Drive                                             South

                (26) Barrington Drive                      Massena Drive                                                  South

                (27) Tupper Lake Drive                   Saranac Lake Drive                                          North

                (28) Pierrepont Avenue                Akwesasne Drive                                             West

                (29) Entrance Lot 31 Northwest Watertown Drive                                             North

                (30) Watertown Drive                    Entrance Lot 31 Northwest                          South

                (31) Entrance Lot 31 Northwest Watertown Drive                                             East

                (32) Watertown Drive                    Entrance Lot 31 Northeast                           South

                (33) Canton Drive                             Watertown Drive                                             North

                (34) Massena Drive                         Watertown Drive                                             South

                (35) Barrington                                  Lot 9 West exit                                                  North

                (36) Barrington                                  Lot 9 Center exit                                               North

                (37) Outer Main St                           Hosmer Circle                                                    West

                (38) Lake Placid                                 Snell Circle                                                          East

                (39) College Park Dr.                       Lot 8                                                                      South

 

(e) [Yield intersections] Crosswalk intersections.  The following intersections on the grounds of [the State University College at] SUNY Potsdam, Village of Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, are designated as [yield] crosswalk intersections as indicated below:

                Intersection of                                  With [yield sign] crosswalk on                                   [Entrance(s) from] Sign Facing

                (1) [Collage Park Road]Lehman & Van Housen     [Parking Lot 8 Driveway] Watertown Drive            [Southeast]                                North

                (2) [Canton Drive] Lehman & Van Housen             Watertown Drive                             [North] South

                (3) [Canton Drive] Gouverneur Drive                       [Massena] Watertown Drive                                       North

                (4) [Tupper Lake Drive] Gouverneur Drive             [Saranac Lake Drive]       Watertown Drive                             [North] South

                (5) Lot 31 Entrance Northeast    Watertown Drive                                             East

                (6) Lot 31 Entrance Northeast    Watertown Drive                                             West

                (7) Saranac Lake Drive                    Canton Drive                                                      East

                (8) Saranac Drive                              Canton Drive                                                      West

                (9) Lot 26 Southeast                       Ogdensburg Drive                                            North

                (10) Lot 26 Southeast                     Ogdensburg Drive                                            South

                (11) Sisson & Knowles                    Massena Drive                                                  North

                (12) Sisson & Knowles                    Massena Drive                                                  South

                (13) Malone Drive                            Massena Drive                                                  North

                (14) Malone Drive                            Massena Drive                                                  South

                (15) Town House & Lot 25A          Massena Drive                                                  North

                (16) Town House & Lot 25A          Massena Drive                                                  West

                (17) Town House & Lot 24             Massena Drive                                                  East

                (18) Town House & Lot 24             Massena Drive                                                  West

                (19) Lot 6                                             Lake Placid Drive                                              North

                (20) Lot 2                                             Lake Placid Drive                                              East and West

                (21) Lot 1                                             Potsdam Drive                                                   East

 

(f) No standing anytime signage for the entire campus is as follows:         

Intersection of                                  With no standing anytime sign on            Sign Facing

                (1) Pierrepont Avenue                   Canton Drive                                                      West

                (2)                                                          Pierrepont Avenue                                         West

                (3)                                                          Pierrepont Avenue                                         West

                (4)                                                          Pierrepont Avenue                                         West

                (5)                                                          Pierrepont Avenue                                         West

                (6)                                                          Pierrepont Avenue                                         West

                (7)                                                          Pierrepont Avenue                                         West

                (8)                                                          Maxcy Circle                                                       North

                (9)                                                          Maxcy Circle                                                       East

                (10) Outer Main Street                  Tupper Lake Drive                                            East

                (11)                                                        Malone Drive                                                     East

                (12)                                                        Malone Drive                                                     East

                (13) Lot 12                                           Barrington                                                           West

                (14) Bay St                                           Service Area North                                          North

                (15) Bay St                                           Potsdam Drive                                                   North

                (16) Flagg Hall                                    Potsdam Drive                                                   West

 

(g) One way. The following areas of campus are designated as One-way:

                Intersection of                                  With One Way at                                             Sign Facing

(1)    Outer Main St                            Hosmer Circle                                                    East (3)

(2)    Lake Placid Drive                      Snell Circle                                                          West (6)

 

(h) Additional Signage

                Intersection of                                  With Sign at                                                       Sign Facing

(1)    Hosmer Circle                            Right Turn Only -Lot 9                                     South

(2)    Outer Main                                 Do not enter – Hosmer Circle                      East

(3)    Lake Placid Drive                      No Thru traffic - Service Area                      North and South

(4)    Bay St                                            No Thru traffic – Service Area                     North and South

 

§ 567.7 Statutory authority.

This part is drawn under the authority of section 360 of the Education Law and the State University Board of Trustees Resolution 72-186 adopted on August 17, 1972, and last amended by Resolution 90-14 adopted January 23, 1990.