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Traffic and Parking Regulations

All vehicles parking on the SUNY Canton campus must be registered. This can be accomplished by stopping at the University Police Department or the Student Accounts Office (located in French Hall).

  • Parking fines are $15.00 /$50.00 for violation of handicapped zones.
  • Handicapped parking is available at numerous locations on the campus.
  • All parking lots on this campus have designated parking (be certain you are designated or authorized to park in the lot you wish to park in).
  • If you have questions, need directions, or want clarification on parking issues, call the University Police at (315) 386-7777, or utilize the emergency blue light call boxes which are located at various locations on campus.
  • If you find that a parking lot is full, DO NOT PARK ILLEGALLY. Move to a lot where spaces are available.
  • If you are not parked in a marked parking space, you are parked illegally and may receive a parking ticket.

Traffic and Parking Regulations follows:

DEFINITIONS

For purposes of these regulations, the following are defined as:

Employee— All officers, full-time and part-time faculty and staff employed by the College, the College Association, the College Foundation, and the State University Research Foundation, (Exception: resident assistants, student managers or student workers are not employees).

Student— All individuals registered in a full-time or part-time course of study.

(For purposes of assessing parking and vehicle registration fees)

Full-time Employee— An employee of Canton College, College Association, Research Foundation or College Foundation whose obligation is greater than 0.50 FTE.

Part-time Employee— An employee of Canton College, College Association, Research Foundation or College Foundation whose obligation is 0.50 FTE or less.

Seasonal Employee— An individual employed by the Research Foundation, the College Association or College Foundation scheduled to work when students are in residence.

Adjunct Faculty Member— An employee who teaches a course(s) on campus on an occasional or temporary basis.

Full-time Student— A student who is registered for 12 or more credit hours a semester.

Part-time Student— A student who is registered for fewer than 12 credit hours a semester.


Fee Schedule

STUDENT/Per Year (includes a registration fee of $5.00 plus NYS sales tax)
Full-time (12+ credit hours) $ 186.90
Part-time (1-11 credit hours) $ 79.90
(Non-credit course) $ 0.00
Summer Session(s) $ 21.25

STUDENT/Per Semester (includes a registration fee of $5.00 plus NYS sales tax)
Full-time (12+ credit hours) $ 95.95
Part-time (1-11 credit hours) $ 42.45

EMPLOYEE

FACULTY and STAFF
Full-time/Annual Fee $ 10.00
Part-time/Annual Fee $ 10.00
Adjunct Faculty
1-6 credit hrs/semester $ 5.00
7-11 credit hrs/semester $ 10.00
Non-credit course through Continuing Ed/semester $ 5.00

RESEARCH FOUNDATION. COLLEGE ASSOCIATION, COLLEGE FOUNDATION
Full-time/Annual Fee $ 10.00
Seasonal Full-time $ 10.00
Seasonal Part-time $ 10.00

OTHER
Retiree; Emeritus Faculty; Student Summer Employee; Professional Tutor, Green Thumb $ 0.00
Cross-registered student from college or university other than SUNY Canton/per semester $ 5.00
Member of College Council, College Foundation Board, Visitor, Guest Vendor $ 0.00

 

REPLACEMENTS
Lost, stolen $ 2.00

Refund Schedule

A student who officially withdraws from college or chooses NOT to continue to make use of campus parking is eligible to receive a parking fee refund. The registration fee is non-refundable. Students who do not return for the spring semester may request a refund for that portion until the end of the 2nd week of spring semester. All parking refunds will be made in accordance with applicable Federal Title IV regulation and/or SUNY policies in the same percentage as tuition. The parking tag must be returned to the Student Service Center.

NOTE:

  • All refunds will include New York State and local sales taxes
  • Withdrawal date will be the official withdrawal form date as recorded by the Registrar's Office

Second Vehicle Provision

Only one parking fee will be charged to the owner of two or more vehicles if the following provisions are met:

  • each vehicle must be registered and display proper validation
  • only one registered vehicle may be parked on college property at any given time

Two or more vehicles owned by the same person may be parked on college property at the same time provided a parking fee has been paid for each registered vehicle or a guest pass has been issued.

Special Notice

Any vehicle which will be operated on or parked on the campus of SUNY College of Technology at Canton must be registered.

The parking fee is assessed to all students. The parking fee and registration fee are subject to New York State and local taxes payable at the Student Service Center.

Family members of faculty/staff enrolled as students must pay the parking and registration fee per schedule and park in designated student lots.

Faculty/Staff/Students

In the event it becomes necessary to operate a vehicle on campus, other than the vehicle you have registered (temporary basis, i.e. vehicle broke down, repairs to vehicle, etc.) a temporary registration is required. You may obtain a temporary registration at the University Police Department (open 7 days a week/24 hrs. a day), or at the Student Service Center in French Hall (Mon-Fri during business hours).

Visitors

All visitors are required to register their vehicles. This can be accomplished by stopping at the University Police Department or the Student Service Center.

Payment

There is an annual fee of $10.00 for employees for each vehicle registered and is payable on or before October 31.

Tickets — Dismissals/Appeals

To appeal a parking ticket charge, fine must be paid and appeal hearing requested within five business days of date of charge.

Questions relating to dismissals of tickets must be addressed to University Police supervisory personnel.

571.1 Registration of Vehicles

  1. No student, employee or member of any organization utilizing space on the campus shall operate or park a motor vehicle of any kind or description on premises or property under the control of the university unless such motor vehicle is properly registered with the University Police Department of the campus.

  2. Such registration shall be conditioned upon the registrant's payment of a motor vehicle registration fee and any applicable parking fee, as approved by the campus president or designee, or if directed by the Board of Trustees. The amount of the registration fee shall be substantially based on the costs attributable to the vehicle registration procedure. Parking fees for employees shall be consistent with applicable collective bargaining agreements. All parking fees shall be approved in accordance with guidelines established by the president or designee, or by the Board of Trustees, as the case may be. 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 SUNY Canton.

  3. Upon payment of a motor vehicle registration fee and any applicable parking fee, a permit shall be issued which must be affixed to the vehicle in accordance with instructions provided. Where such registered vehicle is sold or transferred or where the owner or operator is no longer enrolled or in the employ of the institution, or in the event of the revocation of a registration, such permits must be removed and returned.

571.2 Parking Regulations

  1. No person shall park a vehicle in any area except those areas specifically designated as motor vehicle lots or spaces. Where campus parking areas have been designated, respectively, for students, employees or visitors, as the case may be, no motor vehicle shall be parked in a designated parking area other than the parking area to which such registrant or visitor has been assigned. Special parking permission may be granted in extraordinary circumstances by the Chief of University Police. The Chief of University Police may also restrict parking in designated areas due to extraordinary circumstances such as weather conditions, special campus events, construction, etc., provided that notice of such restrictions be published in campus communications and/or appropriate signs be erected.

    1. All students will be required to park in student parking lots 1, 3, 4, 6 or 7 or any other area as designed by the Chief of University Police. Students may also park in that portion of French Hall designated "15 Minute Temporary Parking With Flashers On." Commuter students may also park in that portion of Miller Campus Center parking lot designated as "Commuter Student Parking."

    2. Students are not to park in the following areas at any time. Violators will be ticketed and their vehicles may be towed away at the owner's expense:
      • East and west side of Nevaldine Hall;
      • Payson Drive east of Payson Hall;
      • Service drive and parking area east of Chaney Dining Center;
      • Service drive and parking area east of each Residence Hall;
      • Wicks and Faculty Office Parking Lot 5 in its entirety;
      • French Hall Parking Lot;
      • No student shall park or cause a vehicle to be parked on the premises of the University during periods when the College is not in session;
      • On any area of the Academic Plaza;
      • Dana Hall Parking Lot;
      • East of Southworth Library;
      • Cook Hall parking lot;
      • Any portion of Cornell Drive;
      • Newell Hall parking lot;
      • Cooper Complex parking lot;
      • University Police parking lot;
      • Northeast side of Campus Center.


    3. All employees assigned to Payson Hall, Cook Hall, Richard W. Miller Campus Center, Wicks Hall, and the Faculty Office Building will park in parking lot 5, 6 or 7. Employees with special permits issued by Chief of University Police can park in Miller Campus Center parking lot or Payson Hall parking lot. Residence hall directors of Heritage, Rushton and Mohawk Residence Halls will park in designated areas of the service drives on the east side of each hall. Smith Residence Hall Director and custodial staff will park in parking lot 1. Custodial staff of Heritage, Rushton and Mohawk residence halls will park in designated areas of the service drives on the east side of each hall. Chaney Dining Center employees will park in the parking area on the southeast side of Chaney Dining Hall. Southworth Library employees will park on the east side of Southworth Library. Nevaldine Hall employees will park on either the east or west side of that building, lots 10A and 10B. Cooper Service Building employees will park in designated areas of that building's parking lot. French Hall employees will park in the French Hall parking lot or lot 6 or 7. University Police employees will park in the parking lot adjacent to the University Police building. Veterinary Science building employees will park in Nevaldine parking lot or Newell parking lot.

    4. Employees are not to park in the following areas at any time. Violators will be ticketed and their vehicles may be towed away at the owner's expense.
      1. any area designated in paragraph (a)(1) of this section, except student parking lots 6 and 7; or;
      2. on any area of the academic plaza; or;
      3. on any portion of Cornell Drive;


  2. No person shall park a motor vehicle within their designated parking area other than within the space for the parking or standing of a motor vehicle as indicated by posted signs, pavement markings, or painted lines restricting or limiting such parking.

  3. No person shall park a vehicle on the premises of the university in such a manner as to interfere with the use of a fire hydrant, fire lane, or other emergency zone, create any other hazard or unreasonably interfere with the free and proper use of a roadway or pedestrian way. Any person, except those having express permission of the Chief of University Police or designee, who parks in areas restricted by signs or fails to properly register their vehicle, will be ticketed and their vehicle may be towed away at the owner's expense.

  4. No person shall park or cause a vehicle to be parked in spaces marked as handicapped parking spaces unless an appropriate permit for handicapped parking is displayed.

571 3. Traffic Regulations

  1. Operation of vehicles on or off campus must conform with all State and municipal regulations as well as college regulations. The Vehicle and Traffic Law shall apply upon such premises notwithstanding any references in such law to public highways, streets, roads or sidewalks.

  2. A complaint regarding any violation of the Vehicle and Traffic Law or any traffic ordinance applicable on such premises shall be processed in accordance with the requirements of applicable law. All violations other than parking are handled through uniform traffic tickets, which are answerable to the Village Justice, Village of Canton.

  3. The speed limit on all college roads is as posted. No person shall drive a vehicle on university streets, roads or highways 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 30 miles per hour unless a different speed is authorized and indicated by the university.

  4. All vehicles are excluded from all pedestrian walkways, except service and emergency vehicles specifically authorized by the Chief of University Police, or designee.

  5. The following roadways are designated for one-way traffic:
    1. The southerly Cooper Service Complex Exit Drive for traffic proceeding in a westerly direction only.
    2. The easterly driveway from parking lot 1 for traffic proceeding in a southerly direction only.
    3. The easterly driveway from parking lot 3 for traffic proceeding in a northerly direction only.

  6. The following roadways are designated as stop intersections with the erection of stop signs as indicated below:

  7. Intersection of

    With Stop Sign On

    Entrance from

    Route 68 and Cornell Drive Westerly side of Cornell Drive North
    Cornell Drive Westerly Cooper Service East
    Cornell Drive Westerly Drive to Nevaldine Hall North
    Cornell Drive Easterly Drive to Nevaldine Hall North
    Cornell Drive Miller Driveway from Parking Lot 1 North
    Cornell Drive Easterly Driveway from Parking Lot 1 North
    Cornell Drive Southerly Driveway from Chaney Hall Northwest
    Cornell Drive Northerly Driveway from Chaney Hall Southwest
    Cornell Drive Payson Drive from Parking Lot 3 Southeast
    Cornell Drive Driveway from Parking Lot 4 Northwest
    Cornell Drive Three driveways from Parking Lot 5 East
    Cornell Drive Driveway from Dana Hall Southeast
    Cornell Drive Northerly driveway from French Hall Southeast
    Cornell Drive Southerly driveway from French Hall Northeast
    Cornell Drive Driveway from Parking Lot 6 West
    Cornell Drive Driveway from Parking Lot 7 East
    Easterly "Y" Spur Roadway "Y" Crossover Roadway Northwest
    Westerly "Y" Spur Roadway Easterly "Y" spur Roadway Northeast
    Westerly "Y" Spur Roadway "Y" Crossover Roadway Southast
    Miller Drive Driveway from Newell Hall East
    Miller Drive Driveway from Southworth Library West

  8. The following intersections are designated as yield intersections with the erection of yield signs as indicated below:

  9. Intersection of

    With Stop Sign On

    Entrance from:

    Cornell Drive Driveway from Cooper Service South
    Miller Drive Westerly driveway from Miller Campus Center North

  10. Standing is prohibited on all roadways on the grounds of the SUNY Canton, Village of Canton, St. Lawrence County.

571.4 Enforcement

  1. Tickets for violations must be issued only by members of the University Police Department.
    1. A complaint regarding any violation of the campus regulations shall be in writing reciting the time and place of the violation and the title, number or substance of the applicable rule.
    2. The complaint must be affirmed by the officer witnessing the violation and shall be served upon the violator or attached to the vehicle involved.
    3. The complaint shall indicate the amount of the fine assessable for the violation, and advise that if the person charged does not dispute the violation, fines must be paid within five business days after the date the ticket is issued.
    4. The complaint shall recite that, if the charge is disputed, an appeal hearing may be requested after paying the fine within five business days from the date the ticket was issued.
    5. The complaint shall recite that, should the alleged violator fail to act within the period as prescribed in paragraphs (3) and (4) of this subdivision, the complaint is proved and shall warrant that grades and transcripts will be withheld in the case of students and deduction will be made from salary or wages in the case of employees of the college. In all other cases, unpaid fines shall be referred to the office of the Attorney General for collection.

  2. If the violator disputes the charge and requests an appeal hearing, an appeal form will be supplied which will be used to schedule the offender before the campus parking violation appeals board. If the board finds the ticket was unwarranted, then the refund will be authorized. Appeals must be requested within five business days from the date of the ticket. Any person who does not appear before his or her scheduled appeals board meeting will forfeit his or her right of appeal. This means that the complaint is proved.

  3. The penalty for violation of these regulations is:
    1. a $15 fine for each violation, and
    2. a $50 fine for violation of a handicapped designated space.

  4. Upon finding that five campus parking violations have been incurred during an academic year, the campus motor vehicle registration may be revoked with a loss of parking privileges for the balance of the academic year and may result in the vehicle being towed from the campus at the violators expense.

    Three or more unanswered complaints in an 18-month period by the same person regarding violations of a campus parking rule, shall result in a referral to the New York State Commissioner of Motor Vehicles for review in considering the renewal of an operators license and/or a motor vehicle registration, and the imposition of a fee as approved by the campus president or designee, or by the Board of Trustees, as the case may be, to meet the administrative costs of such referral.

SECTION 5. Appeals Board

  1. The campus president or designee shall designate a hearing officer or board not to exceed three persons to hear complaints for violation of campus traffic and parking regulations enforceable on campus. Such hearing officer or 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 issues presented. The board will be comprised of a panel of six persons as follows: two students, two faculty, and two classified staff. Any three persons, one from each constituency, shall be present to hear appeals. At the conclusion of the hearing or not later than five days thereafter, such hearing board shall file a report. A notice of the decision shall be promptly transmitted to the violator. The report shall include:

    1. the name and address of the alleged violator;
    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 hearing board.

  2. The campus parking violation appeals board will be responsible for administration of this section. This board will meet at the call of the chairperson.

  3. No excuses will be accepted because of ignorance of the vehicle registration, traffic and parking regulations.