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The parking of vehicles is hereby prohibited on all highways and streets within the City between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. from the 1st day of December until and including the 15th day of March of each year,

WHEREAS, the Common Council wishes to create a wintertime parking permit system to alleviate the hardships of residents who do not have adequate off-street parking, and to clarify parking regulations during snow alerts.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT Resolved, and be it Ordained, by the Common Council of the City of Middletown, New York, as follows:

Section 1 – The Code of the City of Middletown, N.Y., Chapter 460, Vehicles and Traffic, is hereby amended by replacing Section 460-80, Notice of snow alert, to read as follows:

§ 460-80. Notice of snow alert.

The declaration of a snow alert as aforesaid may be conveyed to the public by Nixle alert, official City social media accounts, the City website, radio or newspaper announcement by one local radio station or one daily newspaper published in the City of Middletown.

Section 2 – The Code of the City of Middletown, N.Y., Chapter 460, Vehicles and Traffic, is hereby amended by replacing Section 460-81, Limited use of streets during snow alert, to read as follows:

§ 460-81. Limited use of streets during snow alert.

The parking of vehicles is hereby prohibited on all highways and streets within the City during any period declared as a snow alert pursuant to Section 460-79. Vehicles parked in violation of this Section shall be subject to removal pursuant to the provisions of Sections 460-77 and 460-78.

Section 3 – The Code of the City of Middletown, N.Y., Chapter 460, Vehicles and Traffic, is hereby amended by replacing Section 460-82, Duration and termination of snow alert, to read as follows:

§ 460-82. Duration and termination of snow alert.

The snow alert so declared shall be deemed to continue until terminated by the Mayor by radio or newspaper announcement, by Nixle alert, official City social media accounts, the City website, one daily newspaper published in the City of Middletown or by one local radio station. Partial termination of the snow alert may be declared before the complete snow alert is terminated as aforesaid.

Section 4 – The Code of the City of Middletown, N.Y., Chapter 460, Vehicles and Traffic, is hereby amended by replacing Section 460-14, Night parking, to read as follows:

§ 460-14. Night parking.

A. The parking of vehicles is hereby prohibited on all highways and streets within the City between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. from the 1st day of December until and including the 15th day of March of each year, except for any vehicle permitted through the Office of the City Clerk, or on the following street(s): the westerly side of Rivervale Road. The owners or operators of vehicles parked in violation of this Subsection are subject to the penalties, including removal, provided in Section 460-41 of this Chapter.

B. City residents who do not have a driveway or access to off-street parking may apply to the Office of the City Clerk for a Winter Season Street Parking Permit, which would entitle such residents to park their vehicle in a legal parking space on the street, within one hundred (100) feet of the boundary of their property, during the time periods referenced in Subsection A, above. However, it shall be the obligation of the vehicle owner or operator to remove such permitted vehicle from the street during any periods of snow alert, precipitation or other emergency in accordance with the provisions of Sections 460-22, 460-75 and 460-81. The owners or operators of vehicles parked in violation of this Subsection are subject to revocation of their Winter Season Street Parking Permit in the discretion of the Mayor, as well as to the penalties, including removal, provided in Section 460-41 of this Chapter.

Click here for Winter Season Parking Permit →   pdf Wintertime Parking Permit Application (160 KB)

Section 5 - This resolution and ordinance shall take effect immediately