senate Bill S6861

Signed by Governor Amended

Authorizes a residential parking system in the village of Bronxville

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 20 / Mar / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 13 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.660
  • 14 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 19 / May / 2014
    • AMENDED 6861A
  • 19 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • HOME RULE REQUEST
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A9002A
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.184
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • HOME RULE REQUEST
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 30 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 30 / Jun / 2014
    • SIGNED CHAP.80

Summary

Authorizes a residential parking system in the village of Bronxville.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S6861
S6861A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง1640-n, V & T L

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6861

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation
to the residential parking system in the village of Bronxville in the
county of Westchester; and providing for the repeal of such provisions
upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE: To permit the village of Bronxville to adopt a local law or
ordinance that would allow for a residential parking permit system for a
period of two years.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Sections one amends the vehicle and traffic law
by adding a new section 1640-n which allows the village of Bronxville,
by adoption of a local law or ordinance, to provide for a residential
parking system on certain specified roadways. No permit shall be
required on those portions of the specified streets where the adjacent
properties are zoned for commercial / retail use. Motor vehicles regis-
tered pursuant to section four hundred four-a of the vehicle and traffic
law shall be exempt any permit from any permit requirement. The village
shall determine certain times and days during which permit requirements
shall be in effect, make not less than twenty percent of the spaces
within the permit area available to nonresidents, provide short term
parking of not less than sixty minutes in the permit area and determine
the fees for such permits. Additionally, no local law or ordinance
shall to be adopted pursuant to this section until the village board of
the village of Bronxville has adopted a finding regarding certain speci-
fied issues. A public hearing on the ordinance shall take place before
the adoption of the ordinance.

JUSTIFICATION: The village of Bronxville has entered into a contract to
sell three public parking lots, located adjacent to the Metro-North
train station along Kensington Road, to a private development company
that plans to build residential condominium units with an underground
parking garage on the land. The private developer will convey to the
Village of Bronxville a permanent easement over enough of the new park-
ing lot to replace at least that much public parking as currently exists
on the property. In fact, the developer will convey a permanent easement
to the Village for 200 parking spaces to replace the 180 parking spaces
that currently exists on the Kensington Road lots.

A similar provision was passed into law in 2006, but the economic down-
turn prevented the project from moving forward when the previous devel-
oper lost solvency. With recovery underway, the Village has entered into
a new contract with a new developer to move ahead with this much-awaited
project.

During the estimated two-year construction period, the 180 cars that
currently park in the Kensington Road lots to three distinct groups of
drivers: 1) Village residents who live in the Kensington Road resi-
dents"); 2) Village residents who park their cars in the lot during the
day and commute from the train station (commuters"); 3) Merchants from
the nearby commercial district. Significantly, it is only the neighbor-

hood residents that the village is seeking to protect by this legis-
lation.

Roughly 125 neighborhood residents will be displaced during the two-year
period of construction. The Village seeks to issue residential parking
permits to these neighborhood residents.

The Kensington Road/ Sagamore Road neighborhood is a residential area
consistently primarily of multiple dwelling buildings. The closure of
the Kensington Road parking lot for two years will leave these neighbor-
hood residents who currently park in the lot without any place near
their homes to park. Moreover, the proximity of the neighborhood to the
train station and downtown business district already puts parking pres-
sure on the neighborhood residents. When the Kensington Road parking lot
is closed, the parking pressure will increase dramatically as commuters
and merchants seek to park on the roads in the Kensington Road/Sagamore
Road neighborhood.

A two-year residential parking permit system is necessary to allow
neighborhood residents the opportunity to park near their homes. This
legislation will help alleviate the inevitable parking crisis in the
neighborhood that will result by the closure of the Kensington Road lots
during the period of construction.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State of New York

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the 16th day after it
shall ha e become law and shall expire on January 1st, 2017 when upon
such date the provisions of this act shall be deemed repealed.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6861

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 20, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LATIMER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the residen-
  tial parking system in the village of  Bronxville  in  the  county  of
  Westchester;  and  providing  for  the  repeal of such provisions upon
  expiration thereof

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.    The  vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new
section 1640-n to read as follows:
  S 1640-N. RESIDENTIAL PARKING SYSTEM IN THE VILLAGE OF  BRONXVILLE  IN
THE  COUNTY OF WESTCHESTER. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF ANY LAW
TO THE CONTRARY, THE VILLAGE BOARD OF THE VILLAGE OF BRONXVILLE MAY,  BY
ADOPTION  OF A LOCAL LAW OR ORDINANCE, PROVIDE FOR A RESIDENTIAL PARKING
PERMIT SYSTEM AND FIX AND REQUIRE THE  PAYMENT  OF  FEES  APPLICABLE  TO
PARKING  WITHIN  THE  AREA  IN WHICH SUCH PARKING SYSTEM IS IN EFFECT IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
  2. SUCH RESIDENTIAL PARKING PERMIT SYSTEM MAY ONLY BE  ESTABLISHED  IN
THE  VILLAGE  OF BRONXVILLE WITHIN THE AREA OF THE VILLAGE CONSISTING OF
THE FOLLOWING ROADWAYS:
  (A) KENSINGTON ROAD, FROM PONDFIELD ROAD TO OVAL COURT;
  (B) SAGAMORE ROAD, FROM PONDFIELD ROAD TO THE VILLAGE LINE;
  (C) VALLEY ROAD, FROM PONDFIELD ROAD TO PRESCOTT AVENUE;
  (D) GARDEN AVENUE;
  (E) DEWITT AVENUE;
  (F) PAXTON AVENUE.
  3. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, NO PERMIT SHALL BE REQUIRED ON THOSE
PORTIONS OF SUCH STREETS WHERE THE ADJACENT  PROPERTIES  ARE  ZONED  FOR
COMMERCIAL/RETAIL USE.
  4.  THE  LOCAL LAW OR ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR SUCH RESIDENTIAL PARKING
SYSTEM SHALL:
  (A) SET FORTH FACTORS NECESSITATING  THE  ENACTMENT  OF  SUCH  PARKING
SYSTEM;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13340-02-4

S. 6861                             2

  (B)  PROVIDE  THAT  MOTOR VEHICLES REGISTERED PURSUANT TO SECTION FOUR
HUNDRED FOUR-A OF THIS CHAPTER SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM ANY PERMIT  REQUIRE-
MENT;
  (C)  PROVIDE  THE  TIMES  OF THE DAY AND DAYS OF THE WEEK DURING WHICH
PERMIT REQUIREMENTS SHALL BE IN EFFECT;
  (D) MAKE NOT LESS THAN TWENTY PERCENT OF THE SPACES WITHIN THE  PERMIT
AREA  AVAILABLE TO NONRESIDENTS, AND SHALL PROVIDE SHORT TERM PARKING OF
NOT LESS THAN SIXTY MINUTES IN DURATION IN THE PERMIT AREA;
  (E) PROVIDE THE SCHEDULE OF FEES TO BE PAID FOR SUCH PERMITS; AND
  (F) PROVIDE THAT SUCH FEES SHALL BE CREDITED TO THE  GENERAL  FUND  OF
THE VILLAGE OF BRONXVILLE UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN SUCH LOCAL LAW.
  5. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO ANY STATE HIGHWAY
MAINTAINED BY THE STATE.
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law and shall expire on January 1,  2017  when  upon  such
date the provisions of this act shall be deemed repealed.

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