New parking charges for Doolin Pier.
New by laws for Doolin pier parking from Clare Co.Council.
From: Clare Co. Council:
West Clare Municipal District of Clare County Council (hereinafter referred to as “the Council”) in exercise of the powers vested in it by Section 36 of the Road Traffic Act, 1994, Part 19 of the Local Government Act, 2001 as amended and all other enabling powers and, having consulted with the Commissioner of the Garda Siochana, hereby makes the following Bye-Laws :-
1. These Bye-Laws shall be known as the Doolin Pier (Parking Places) Bye-Laws, 2016.
2. In these Bye Laws “car park” means the car parks provided by Clare County Council at Doolin Pier as set out in the First Schedule
3. a. These Bye-Laws apply to the car parks as specified in the First Schedule hereto & provided by Clare County Council as set out in bye law 2. b. Disabled Bays/Bus/Minibus Parking is specified in the First Schedule hereto.
4. In these Bye-Laws : “the Act of 1994” means the Road Traffic Act, 1994 (No. 7 of 1994); “the Regulations of 1997” means the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 182 of 1997); “the Signs Regulations of 1997” means the Road Traffic (Signs) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 181 of 1997); “disabled person’s parking bay” has the meaning assigned to it in Article 4 of the Regulations of 1997; “vehicle” means a private motor car, a station wagon, a van or truck whose gross vehicle weight doesn’t exceed 3.5 tonnes, a camper van, a passenger vehicle having accommodation for not more than seven passengers excluding the driver and a passenger vehicle having accommodation for more than seven passengers excluding the driver – all such vehicles shall be regarded as being Type A Vehicles with the exception of a passenger vehicle having accommodation for more than seven passengers excluding the driver which would be regarded as a Type B Vehicle. “goods vehicles” has the meaning assigned to it in Article 4 of the Regulations of 1997; “parking bay” has the meaning assigned to it in Article 3 of the Signs Regulations of 1997 and identified by means of road markings as described in Article 18 of the said Regulations; “parking ticket machine” means a machine capable of automatically delivering a parking ticket when the fee prescribed by bye-law 7 of these Bye-Laws is inserted into the machine; “parking period” is the duration paid for under bye law 7 & expiring at the time indicated on the parking ticket. “valid parking ticket” means a parking ticket which –
a) has been issued directly by Clare County Council or via a parking ticket machine under the control of Clare County Council b) indicates that the vehicle is so parked for a period not exceeding the period for which it may be parked in a parking place in accordance with these Bye-Laws. 5. Where a vehicle is parked in a parking place during business hours – 00:00 to 23:59 Monday to Sunday inclusive – a “parking ticket” shall be displayed in accordance with the provisions set out in this Bye-Law as follows :
(a) a parking ticket issued in respect of the vehicle shall be so exhibited in the interior of the vehicle that a person outside the vehicle can ascertain by reference to the parking ticket when the parking ticket ceases to be valid,
(b) the parking ticket shall be exhibited for so long as the vehicle is parked in a parking place,
(c) where a parking ticket is exhibited on a vehicle other than a motor cycle parked in a parking place during business hours the vehicle shall not be so parked for longer than the period between the time the ticket is issued and the time it ceases to be valid. 6. Where a vehicle is parked in a parking place a person shall not interfere with the parking ticket exhibited in the vehicle. 7.
(a) A fee of one euro (€1) shall be paid for a parking ticket for a parking period of up to two hours in respect of all Type A Vehicles.
(b) A fee of five euros (€5) shall be paid for a parking ticket for a parking period in excess of two hours but less than or equal to thirty hours in respect of all Type A Vehicles.
(c) An additional fee of €10 shall apply for any period in excess of thirty hours but less than one week. (d) A further charge of €10 shall apply to each week or part of a week
(d) There will be no charge for Type B Vehicles.
(e) There will be a charge of €20 per year for a Parking Permit for Islanders
(f) There will be a charge of €50 per year for a Parking Permit for Ferry Operators staff. The fees for parking may be revised from time to time by the Council at its discretion having regard to section 36(3) of the Road Traffic Act 1994. 8. A vehicle which is parked in a parking place during business hours shall, where parking bays are provided, be parked within the area designated as a parking bay.
9. A person shall not park a vehicle in a Disabled Person’s Parking Bay without having displayed thereon an up to date Disabled Person’s Parking Permit.
10. A mechanically propelled vehicle on which is displayed an up to date Disabled Person’s Parking Permit granted in respect of such vehicle, shall be exempt from the requirement to display a valid parking ticket specified in Bye-Law 5 of these Bye-Laws once parked in a Disabled Parking space.
11. These Bye-Laws shall not apply to
(a) a vehicle being used in connection with the removal of an obstruction to traffic, the maintenance, improvement or reconstruction of a public road, the provision, alteration or repair of a main drain, pipe or apparatus for the supply of gas, oil, water or electricity or of a telecommunications line or the provision of a traffic sign,
(b) a fire brigade vehicle, an ambulance or a vehicle being used by a member of the Garda Siochana or the Doolin Rescue Service or any other person facilitating Emergency Service Provision in the performance of Emergency or related duty.
(c) a vehicle being used to facilitate delivery of provisions in support of services being provided under separate authorisation by Clare County Council in the Doolin Harbour area once parked in authorised zone for a period not exceeding 1 hour. 12.
(a)No person shall park or cause to be parked in a car park a vehicle in such a position or in such condition or in such circumstances that it would cause or likely to cause danger to other persons using the car park or to obstruct the entrance or exit from the car park or to obstruct the free flow of traffic within the car park.
(b) No person shall park or cause to be parked in a car park at any time a vehicle in such a position or in such condition or in such circumstances that it would cause or likely to cause to obstruct access to the Piers or the Slipway.
13. A person shall not overhaul or carry out repairs to a vehicle while it is parked in a car park save where it is necessary to do so in order to enable the vehicle to be removed from the car park.
14. A vehicle while parked in a car park shall not be used for the sale of goods,tickets or any service in or from the vehicle or as an office, nor shall any such vehicle be offered or displayed for sale or for hire or as a prize.
15. Casual Trading is prohibited within the car park
16. A person shall not make any unnecessary noise by means of or in relation to a vehicle while it is parked in a car park or by means of any equipment fitting or instruments fitted to or carried on the vehicle or any loudspeaker or radio in or on or in any way connected with the vehicle.
17. A person shall not throw, place or leave any bottle or any broken glass, nail, litter or other substance on or in a car park & no person shall at any time play ball or any game in a car park.
18. Every person using a car park shall comply with any lawful direction given by an agent or employee of Clare County Council or a member of the Garda Siochana in relation to the parking of a vehicle in or its removal from a car park or in relation to any of these bye-laws.
19. Camping is prohibited & parking of mobile campers or caravans is prohibited except for those displaying a valid ticket in accordance with bye law 7.
20. Where a person is requested by an agent or employee of Clare County Council or a member of the Gardai to leave a car park he shall comply with such request.
21. A person who contravenes these Bye-Laws shall be guilty of an offence in accordance with Section 36(8) of the Road Traffic Act 1994. Dated this day of 2016 To come into effect 3 rd June 2016
________________________________ Cathaoirleach West Clare MD