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Consolidated Newfoundland Regulation 1996


CONSOLIDATED NEWFOUNDLAND REGULATION 1123/96

CONSOLIDATED NEWFOUNDLAND REGULATION 1123/96

Traffic Control and Parking Regulations
under the
Memorial University Act
(O.C. 96‑113)

Under the authority of section 35 of the Memorial University Act and the Subordinate Legislation Revision and Consolidation Act, the Lieutenant‑Governor in Council makes the following regulations.

REGULATIONS

Analysis


        1.   Short title

        2.   Definitions

        3.   Application

        4.   Maximum speed limit

        5.   Revision

        6.   Drop‑off points

        7.   Registered owner

        8.   University rights

        9.   Accidents

      10.   Right‑of‑way

      11.   Parking permit

      12.   Process of application

      13.   Affirmation by applicant

      14.   Special consideration

      15.   Gate control cards

      16.   Designated areas

      17.   Decals

      18.   Special or temporary permits

      19.   Car pool permits

      20.   Registration of multiple vehicles

      21.   Second permits

      22.   Car pools

      23.   Replacement permits

      24.   Persons with disabilities

      25.   Special occasions

      26.   Departmental permits

      27.   Special permits after hours

      28.   Retired faculty and staff

      29.   Fees

      30.   Cancellation of permit

      31.   Cancellation of gate control cards

      32.   Rescinded permits

      33.   Parking on designated areas only

      34.   Alternative designated areas

      35.   After hours parking

      36.   Alternate parking for permit holders

      37.   Metered parking areas

      38.   Trailers

      39.   Violation of permits

      40.   Rescinding permits

      41.   Where fines payable

      42.   Towing fee

      43.   Impounding fee

      44.   Release of seized vehicles

      45.   Disposal of seized vehicles

      46.   Repeal

Schedule


Short title

        1. These regulations may be cited as the Traffic Control and Parking Regulations.

Definitions

        2. In these regulations

             (a)  "Act" means the Memorial University Act;

             (b)  "board" means the Board of Regents;

             (c)  "campus" includes all properties owned, rented or operated by Memorial University of Newfoundland, including the Health Sciences Centre and the Marine Institute;

             (d)  "car pool" means where 2 or more persons register separate vehicles to comprise a car pool;

             (e)  "complaint" means a summons to the registered owner of a vehicle for alleged violations of traffic and parking regulations;

              (f)  "date of violation" means the date the alleged violation occurred as shown on the complaint;

             (g)  "drop off points" means areas on campus designated for the drop off and pick up of passengers;

             (h)  "employee" means a person on the payroll of the university and a person employed by the General Hospital Corporation working at the Health Sciences Centre;

              (i)  "fee" means a fee as prescribed by the board;

              (j)  "hospital" means the General Hospital Corporation;

             (k)  "Marine Institute" means the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland;

              (l)  "Memorial University of Newfoundland", for the purposes of these regulations, includes the St. John's Campus, the Health Sciences Centre, the Marine Institute and the campus of the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Corner Brook;

            (m)  "minister" means the minister appointed under the Executive Council Act to administer the Act;

             (n)  "parking" means the halting of a vehicle, whether or not occupied, except when halting temporarily for the purpose of, and while actually engaged in, the loading and unloading of goods and passengers;

             (o)  "parking areas" means that portion of campus, including the Health Sciences Centre and the Marine Institute, designated for the use of motorized vehicles;

             (p)  "permit" means a decal or card issued by the university in accordance with these regulations, to allow parking in designated areas on campus;

             (q)  "roadway" means that portion of campus, including the Health Sciences Centre and the Marine Institute designated for the use of motorized vehicles, excluding parking areas;

              (r)  "service personnel" means persons employed by firms, government departments, individuals or agencies providing services full‑time or part‑time on campus;

             (s)  "signs" means a marking or device displayed or erected by the university to regulate the movement of pedestrian and vehicular traffic and the parking of vehicles on campus;

              (t)  "students" means

                      (i)  students registered in either day or evening courses for credit or non‑credit, and

                     (ii)  a person on the payroll of the university, or the Marine Institute and a person employed by the General Hospital corporation working at the Health Sciences Centre;

             (u)  "summons" means an issued summons which relates to an alleged traffic or parking offence;

             (v)  "traffic control device" means a parking meter, mechanical gate or other device used for the control of traffic or parking;

            (w)  "traffic court" means the Provincial Traffic Court, Atlantic Place, St. John's, or Sir Richard Squires Building, Corner Brook;

             (x)  "university" means the Memorial University of Newfoundland;

             (y)  "vehicle" means a car, truck, motorcycle, motorized scooter, or other motor‑powered vehicle, and includes bicycles and tricycles; and

             (z)  "visitor" means a person not defined as a student, employee or service personnel.

233/84; 112/93

Application

        3. (1) All persons using the campus roadways and parking areas on the St. John's Campus, including the Health Sciences Centre, the Marine Institute, and the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook are subject to these regulations.

             (2)  Unless otherwise specified, these regulations are in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

235/80

Maximum speed limit

        4. The maximum speed limit on campus is 30 kilometres per hour, unless otherwise posted.

235/80

Revision

        5. (1) A revision to these regulations will be published in the MUN Gazette, The Window, and The Muse and will be posted on university and hospital notice boards.

             (2)  In the case of a conflict between map designations and on‑site signs regarding parking instructions, the on‑site signage shall be assumed to be the more recent and shall take precedence.

235/80

Drop‑off points

        6. Drop‑off points to reduce the crossflow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic on campus shall be established by the board.

235/80

Registered owner

        7. The registered owner of the vehicle shall be responsible for

             (a)  the vehicle;

             (b)  damage caused by the vehicle when it is on campus; and

             (c)  traffic or parking violations committed under these regulations.

235/80

University rights

        8. (1) The university shall not be responsible for loss of or damage to vehicles or the contents of those vehicles.

             (2)  The university may close a campus roadway or parking area at a time it is considered necessary for maintenance, cleaning, snow clearing, safety or to meet special requirements.

235/80

Accidents

        9. (1) All accidents on campus shall be reported to the Enforcement and Patrol Section by the persons concerned within 2 working days.

             (2)  An accident resulting in an injury or death or estimated damages exceeding $1,000 comes under the Highway Traffic Act and shall be reported to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, or the nearest Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment if at other university locations outside St. John's which are not under the jurisdiction of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.

235/80; 94/87

Right‑of‑way

     10. Vehicles shall yield the right‑of‑way to pedestrians at crosswalks.

235/80

Parking permit

     11. (1) Students, employees, service personnel and other persons having a direct association with the university, hospital, or Marine Institute and wishing to park a vehicle in a designated area on campus shall obtain a parking permit.

             (2)  Applications for parking permits referred to in subsection (1) are available at the Enforcement and Patrol Office, Services Building, Enforcement and Patrol Office, Health Sciences Centre, Rm. H‑2302 and Rm. 2062, Marine Institute.

235/80; 112/93

Process of application

     12. (1) Applications may be processed by mail for the convenience of university employees.

             (2)  The application form shall be completed and signed by the applicant, and shall include the applicable fee and proof of ownership of the vehicle.

             (3)  University employees requesting their parking fee to be deducted from their salaries must complete and sign the applicable portion of the application form.

235/80

Affirmation by applicant

     13. (1) Upon signing the application form, the applicant acknowledges that he or she has read, understands, and agrees to abide by these regulations.

             (2)  Applications may not be processed if the applicant has outstanding tickets and the applicant has previously shown disregard for these regulations.

235/80; 94/87; 125/88; 43/89; 14/91; 112/93

Special consideration

     14. (1) In special circumstances, an application made by an individual for a parking permit for a vehicle not registered to him or her may be considered.

             (2)  The special consideration referred to in subsection (1) shall require written permission from the registered vehicle owner to be provided.

113/90

Gate control cards

     15. Applicants who are issued gate control cards with their permits shall be required to return that card at the end of the applicable permit year before a new permit card for another year is issued.

235/80

Designated areas

     16. (1) Parking in designated areas shall be allocated as space permits.

             (2)  Priority shall be given to full‑time faculty and staff and to persons with disabilities who were registered for the parking area in the previous year.

             (3)  The priority listings for one permit year shall not be applicable after March 31 of that year.

             (4)  In the event that the applicant does not receive the preferred parking area indicated on the application form, a memo may be sent to the assistant manager of Campus Enforcement and Patrol, Traffic and Parking, indicating a continued interest in the preferred area if space becomes available.

235/80; 94/87; 125/88; 43/89; 113/90; 14/91; 112/93

Decals

     17. (1) Permits in the form of decals issued for vehicles other than motorcycles or car pool vehicles shall be affixed on the inside of the front windshield and located in the top centre behind the rearview mirror so as not to interfere with the drivers vision, as approved by the minister.

             (2)  Decals when affixed must be clearly visible through the front windshield from outside the vehicle.

             (3)  Motorcycle decals shall be affixed on the front or rear fender so as to be clearly visible.

             (4)  Where a location referred to in subsection (1) or (3) is not considered satisfactory, applicants may contact the Enforcement and Patrol Section for advice regarding satisfactory placement of the decal.

             (5)  All previous university decals shall be removed from the windshield.

235/80

Special or temporary permits

     18. (1) Temporary or special permits may be issued by the Enforcement and Patrol Section to meet specific needs of students, employees or other persons having a direct association with the university or marine institute which include loan or rental vehicles

             (a)  when the registered vehicle is out of service;

             (b)  when the registered owner suffers temporary health or disability problems; or

             (c)  for guests of the university.

             (2)  Special or temporary permits shall be in the form of cards and must be placed on the dashboard of the vehicle so as to be clearly visible through the front windshield from outside the vehicle when it is on campus.

235/80

Car pool permits

     19. Car pool permits shall be laminated by the Enforcement and Patrol Section and shall be placed on the dashboard of the vehicle so as to be clearly visible through the front windshield from outside the vehicle when it is on campus.

235/80; 75/94

Registration of multiple vehicles

     20. (1) A person may be permitted to register two vehicles for the same parking area.

             (2)  The area fee for registration in subsection (1) shall apply for the first vehicle and an administration fee as prescribed by the board shall be charged for the second vehicle.

             (3)  Where registration is permitted under subsection (1), only one vehicle shall be parked on the designated parking area at a time.

             (4)  Contravention of subsection (3) is an offence under these regulations and shall result in a fine or the rescission of permits for both vehicles or both a fine and the rescission of both permits.

235/80

Second permits

     21. (1) As space permits, a second permit may be issued where 2 persons using one vehicle on campus request permission to park in different parking areas.

             (2)  Where the areas requested have different fee schedules, the higher fee shall apply and an additional administrative fee as prescribed by the board shall be charged for the second permit.

             (3)  Both permits shall be affixed adjacent to each other in the location noted in section 17.

235/80

Car pools

     22. (1) Two or more users, employees or students, may apply for a single permit at the appropriate fee for use in a car pool.

             (2)  An application shall be completed for each vehicle in the car pool.

75/94

Replacement permits

     23. (1) Replacement permits may be issued as circumstances require upon sale of vehicles or replacement of windshields or in other circumstances as considered appropriate by the Enforcement and Patrol Section.

             (2)  Recognizable portions of the valid permit previously issued shall be returned to the Enforcement and Patrol Section.

             (3)  An administrative fee for permits issued under subsection (1) shall be applied.

235/80

Persons with disabilities

     24. (1) Persons physically disabled or having some other health disability who require special consideration regarding parking may make requests in writing to the assistant manager of Enforcement and Patrol, Traffic and Parking

             (a)  when submitting their application form; or

             (b)  regarding particular parking problems.

             (2)  Every effort shall be made to accommodate requests made under subsection (1).

             (3)  Medical verification of disability may be required for an application under subsection (1) by the assistant manager of Enforcement and Patrol, Traffic and Parking.

235/80; 94/87

Special occasions

     25. Persons organizing conferences, seminars, or inviting guest lecturers may contact the assistant manager of Enforcement and Patrol, Traffic and Parking concerning desired parking arrangements.

235/80

Departmental permits

     26. (1) Departments, including those departments located off campus which have requirements for personnel to visit other departments or sections on campus or departmental business, may apply for a special departmental permit.

             (2)  Applications giving full details of special requirements shall be submitted in writing by the dean, director, or department head to the assistant manager of Enforcement and Patrol (Parking).

             (3)  A departmental parking permit shall only be used by members of a department in carrying out their duties to the university or the hospital and is intended to provide temporary parking in a parking area other than that allocated to the individual.

             (4)  Departmental permits shall only be used by currently registered permit holders in vehicles registered with the university.

             (5)  The dean, director, or department head making an application under subsection (2) shall ensure that a departmental permit is not misused.

             (6)  The misuse of a departmental permit referred to in subsection (4) may result in the rescission of the permit.

235/80

Special permits after hours

     27. (1) Employees with a valid university parking permit may apply for a special permit which gives access to a more convenient parking area after 4 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends.

             (2)  A permit under subsection (1) shall be issued on a space available basis.

235/80; 222/81; 94/87; 125/88; 113/90

Retired faculty and staff

     28. (1) Faculty and staff retired from the employ of the university or the hospital may apply for a parking permit.

             (2)  Permits issued under subsection (1) shall be free of charge.

             (3)  Notwithstanding subsections (1) and (2), permits to retired faculty and staff shall be issued on a space available basis.

235/80

Fees

     29. (1) Fees for parking shall be prescribed by the board.

             (2)  Fees may be paid at the University Enforcement and Patrol Office, the Marine Institute Bookstore, or the Health Sciences Centre Enforcement and Patrol Office.

             (3)  Fees may be paid by cash, cheque or money order.

             (4)  Employees sending fees through the mail may send their cheque or money order payable to Memorial University of Newfoundland.

             (5)  University employees may have their parking fee paid through salary deduction by completing and signing the applicable portion of the application form.

235/80; 94/87; 125/88; 43/89; 113/90; 14/91; 112/93

Cancellation of permit

     30. (1) A permit holder wishing to cancel a parking permit shall do so by returning recognizable portions of the decal or permit to the Enforcement and Control Section.

             (2)  Individuals requesting a refund shall complete a request for refund form as prescribed by the board.

             (3)  Where the original payment was in the form of cash or cheque, a 30 day processing period shall apply.

             (4)  Where the original payment was a payroll deduction

             (a)  a lump sum deduction shall be processed against the applicant's payroll to close out an outstanding balance;

             (b)  the request for refund shall be processed and a cheque available 30 days from the final payroll deduction.

             (5)  It is the responsibility of the employee to initiate the refund policy.

             (6)  A prorated refund shall be made if applicable.

             (7)  An administrative fee shall be deducted from a refund, and a minimum refund shall apply after that administrative fee has been deducted.

             (8)  Refunds shall be calculated by the Enforcement and Patrol Section and paid by cheque from the Comptroller's Office.

Cancellation of gate control cards

     31. (1) A permit holder who is issued a gate control card with a permit and who wishes to cancel his or her permit shall return the control card and all recognizable portions of the decal or permit.

             (2)  Where the control card is submitted to the Enforcement and Patrol Section, the refund shall be calculated according to section 30.

235/80

Rescinded permits

     32. Persons whose university vehicle parking permits have been rescinded shall not be eligible for a refund.

235/80

Parking on designated areas only

     33. (1) Parking on campus shall be permitted in designated parking areas only unless permission to park elsewhere is given by an Enforcement and Patrol officer, police officer, or parking attendant.

             (2)  Parking in designated parking areas shall be in accordance with signs and instructions noted regarding restricted times.

             (3)  Parking shall not be permitted on campus roadways, loading zones, fire zones, traffic lanes within parking lots, drop‑off points, or where otherwise indicated.

             (4)  Notwithstanding subsection (3), parking may be permitted on campus roadways where metered parking is provided.

235/80

Alternative designated areas

     34. (1) The issuance of a permit for a designated area does not guarantee that parking space will be available at all times in that area.

             (2)  Where the assigned area on 1, 1A, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7A, 8, 9, 10, 10A, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 15A, 15B, 15C, 16, 16A, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, 36, 51, 56, 56A, 60 or 62 is fully occupied, alternative parking for valid permit holders is Area 15 or 16A.

             (3)  Where the assigned area on parking areas 9, 9A, 9B, 9C, or 9E is fully occupied, alternative parking for valid permit holders is area 9G.

             (4)  Where the assigned area on parking Areas M1, M2, M3, M4, or M5 is fully occupied, alternative parking for valid permit holders is Area M.11 (Marine Institute Property, Nagles Hill).

113/90; 112/93; 43/95

After hours parking

     35. Parking Areas 9, 15, 16A, and 9G are available, under normal circumstances, to a vehicle with a valid university parking permit after 5 p.m.

235/80

Alternate parking for permit holders

     36. (1) A vehicle displaying a valid university parking permit may, as space permits, park in a parking area at the following times:

             (a)  between Monday 9 p.m. and Tuesday 7 a.m.;

             (b)  between Tuesday 9 p.m. and Wednesday 7 a.m.;

             (c)  between Thursday 9 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m.;

             (d)  between Friday 4 p.m. and Monday 7 a.m.; and

             (e)  during statutory holidays and other times when the university buildings are closed.

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to Parking Area 9B at the Health Sciences Centre and Parking Areas 1, 1A, 2, 8, 10, 10A, 11, 12, 13, 14,24, 25, and 56A on campus and parking areas with control gates.

125/88; 113/90

Metered parking areas

     37. (1) User pay parking for the convenience of visitors is available in the following areas at the rates and times posted, space permitting

             (a)  Parking Area 3 (off Westerland Road);

             (b)  Parking Area 9A (off Warners Road at the Health Sciences Centre);

             (c)  Parking Area 9C (off Clinch Crescent, Health Sciences Centre);

             (d)  Parking Areas 15B and 15C (off Phelan Road and Burtons Pond Road);

             (e)  Parking Area 17 (off Irwins Road); and

              (f)  Parking Area 60 (Alexander Murray Building, enclosed parking structure off Arctic Avenue).

             (2)  All vehicles parked in the above areas must be removed by 7 a.m. daily.

43/89; 113/90; 14/91

Trailers

     38. Trailers shall not be parked on campus unless explicit permission is given by the Enforcement and Patrol Section.

235/80

Violation of permits

     39. (1) Persons violating these regulations shall be subject to

             (a)  fines;

             (b)  towing;

             (c)  impounding of vehicles; or

             (d)  the rescission of parking permits.

             (2)  Fines for the violations referred to in paragraph (1)(a) are described in the Schedule.

235/80

Rescinding permits

     40. A parking permit may be rescinded for

             (a)  obvious disregard of these regulations;

             (b)  defacing a permit;

             (c)  copying or duplicating a permit;

             (d)  misuse of a permit;

             (e)  supplying false information; or

              (f)  damaging or tampering with traffic control signs or devices.

235/80

Where fines payable

     41. (1) Fines for tickets issued on the university campus or properties owned or occupied by the university in the St. John's area shall be payable at the Provincial Traffic Court, Atlantic Place.

             (2)  Fines for tickets issued on the campus of the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College shall be payable at the Traffic Court in the Sir Richard Squires Building, Corner Brook.

             (3)  A person wishing to contest a ticket may do so at the applicable court and at that time and date shown on the ticket.

4/84; 94/87

Towing fee

     42. A towing fee as prescribed by the board shall be charged by the university, and shall be payable during normal business hours at the Enforcement and Patrol Office in the Services Building on the St. John's campus, or at the Cashier's Office at the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook.

4/84

Impounding fee

     43. An impounding fee as prescribed by the board shall be charged for an impounded vehicle and shall be payable to the university at the Enforcement and Patrol Office in the Services Building on the St. John's campus, or at the Cashier's Office at the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook.

4/84

Release of seized vehicles

     44. Vehicles towed or impounded shall be released to the registered owner on the payment of the applicable towing and or impounding fee.

235/80

Disposal of seized vehicles

     45. Vehicles may be disposed of by the university following impounding after 30 days and after reasonable attempts have been made to contact the registered owner.

235/80

Repeal

      46. The Memorial University Regulations for the Control of Vehicular Traffic and Parking on the St. John's Campus including the Health Sciences Centre, 1980, Newfoundland Regulation 235/80, are repealed.


Schedule

1. Parking Violations

 

Code

Parking Violation

Minimum Fine

01

Parked in a time‑expired meter space

$10

 

02

Failure to display a currently valid university parking permit for the applicable designated area when a vehicle is parked on campus

$10

 

03

Parked and displaying a permit in contravention of the regulations

$10

 

04

Parked in contravention of these regulations in an area other than the area designated on a permit displayed

$10

 

05

Parked on a campus roadway

$10

 

06

Parked on a sidewalk, walkway, landscaped area, or in another area of campus not designated for parking

$10

 

07

Parked at a meter in opposite direction of normal flow of traffic

$10

 

08

Double parked

$10

 

09

Parked in a space that is not a clearly defined parking space

$10

 

10

Parked and displaying a permit on a vehicle other than the vehicle identified on the application form

$10

 

11

Parked in a designated area at a time other than that permitted

$10

 

12

Parked on a bus stop or in a designated drop‑off area

$10

 

13

Parked in a manner that obstructs or impedes the movement of other vehicles or pedestrians

$10

 

14

Parked less than one metre from a fire hydrant

$10

 

15

Parked in a hospital emergency area, fire lane, or a loading zone

$10

 

16

Parked less than 3 metres from a fire door

$10

 

17

Parked without an appropriate permit in a space designated for disabled persons

$25

 

2. Moving Violations

 

Code

Moving Violation

Minimum Fine

01

Driving in excess of posted speed limit

$10

 

02

Failure to yield the right‑of‑way to a pedestrian at a crosswalk

$10

 

03

Driving on other than a roadway or designated parking area

$10

 

04

Failure to obey a traffic sing, patrol officer or parking attendant

$10

 

05

Illegally entering card parking or paid parking area

$10

 


3. Other Violations

 

Code

Other Violation

Minimum Fine

01

Defacing, copying, duplicating or using a facsimile of a university parking permit

$10

 

02

Supplying false information to obtain a parking permit

$10

 

03

Damaging, tampering with or interfering with the mechanism or placement of a sign or traffic control device

$10

 

04

Repairing a vehicle on campus (minor emergency repairs excluded)

$10

 

05

Leaving a vehicle continuously parked on campus for a period in excess of 3 consecutive days without the prior approval of the Enforcement and Patrol Office

$10