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OREGON UNIVERSITY SYSTEM,
WESTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY

 

DIVISION 85

PARKING AND TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT REGULATIONS

574-085-0000

Authority to Establish Motor Vehicle Regulations

Authority to establish regulations governing the use of all motor vehicles on the Western Oregon University (Western) campus for visitors, faculty, staff and students, is derived from Oregon Revised Statute 352.360 and action of The Oregon State Board of Higher Education pursuant to such statute. The rules and regulations as published herein were approved by the Office of the Chancellor and are filed with the Secretary of State in accordance with the provisions of ORS 183.310 to 183.500. Strict enforcement of these regulations is necessary to maintain safety on campus parking facilities and streets, reduce congestion, enhance security, and effectively maximize utilization of parking facilities.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351 & 352
Stats. Implemented: ORS 352.360
Hist.: WOSC 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 4-16-92; WOU 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-98; WOU 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 7-31-12

574-085-0010

Application of Motor Vehicle Laws of the State of Oregon and the City of Monmouth

(1) In order to facilitate the operation of campus traffic flow and parking lots of the University, the following rules and regulations are hereby established and are enforceable under authority provided by ORS 352.360.

(2) All motor vehicle laws of the State of Oregon including specifically, but not limited by, ORS chapters 801 through 822, together with amendments hereafter adopted, are applicable to the campus of Western Oregon University to the same extent as if this campus and its streets were public highways, and all provisions of said motor vehicle laws are applicable and enforceable. State motor vehicle laws shall apply should any of these parking rules and regulations be found inconsistent and incompatible.

(3) Western Oregon University, through the President and other administrative officers designated by her/him, is hereby authorized to place these rules and regulations into effect and to provide for the enforcement thereof through the appointment of peace officers, public safety officers and parking attendants, pursuant to ORS 352.360(5).

(4) The parking lots are for the use of faculty, staff, students, and guests of the Oregon University System. All persons -- faculty, staff, students, visitors and commercial representatives -- who park in University-owned permit parking lots must obtain and display a permanent or temporary permit or service permit. Vehicles cited for failure to display such permits are subject to penalty as assessed by the University. Western Foundation-owned property may be enforced upon request by the Western Foundation staff for those vehicles found in violation as defined in ORS 98.810-812.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & ORS 352. 072
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070, ORS 351.072 & ORS 352.360
Hist.: WOSC 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 4-16-92; WOSC 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-12-94; WOU 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-98; WOU 2-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-27-99; WOU 2-2001, f. & cert. ef. 7-30-01; WOU 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-28-03

574-085-0020

Definitions

(1) For the purpose of these regulations, the word "parked" means any vehicle which is stopped and/or waiting, regardless of the period of time the vehicle is stopped or whether a driver is present, except for vehicles immobilized by traffic control, congestion, or accident.

(2) The word "vehicle" or "motor vehicle" means any type of motor powered conveyance including, but not limited to, automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, mopeds and all methods of transportation on wheels where license registration is required by motor vehicle laws of Oregon.

(3) A “permit” is a valid decal, hangtag or paper permit as recognized by Parking Services.

(4) A “decal” is the permanent sticker affixed to a vehicle as recognized by Parking Services.

(5) A “hangtag” is the type of permit that hangs from the rearview mirror of a vehicle as recognized by Parking Services.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & 352.072
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070, 351.072 & 352.360
Hist.: WOSC 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 4-16-92; WOSC 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-12-94; WOU 3-2002, f. 10-7-02, cert. ef. 10-15-02; WOU 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-28-03; WOU 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 7-31-12

574-085-0030

Driver Responsibility

(1) All persons operating vehicles on the Western campus are responsible for knowing and adhering to the regulations stated herein. The regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week, unless otherwise authorized and posted by Parking Services.

(2) The responsibility for locating a legal parking space rests with the operator of the motor vehicle. Lack of space is not a valid excuse for violating any Western parking regulation.

(3) Persons whose motor vehicles have broken down on campus property must immediately notify Public Safety. Major mechanical repairs to vehicles on campus property are prohibited. Abandoned or inoperable motor vehicles remaining on campus property for more than 72 hours may be removed at the owner's expense. Unlicensed vehicles parked on campus will be considered abandoned and subject to removal.

(4) Western assumes no liability for personal injuries, injuries to others, or for the care and/or protection of any vehicle or its contents while the vehicle is operated or parked on campus.

(5) The vehicle registrants or users are responsible for traffic violations on campus involving their vehicles. Failure to pay fines will result in fines being placed on accounts receivable, loss of parking privileges, vehicle immobilized or booted, and/or notification of the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles when applicable.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351 & ORS 352
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & ORS 351.072
Hist.: WOSC 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 4-16-92; WOSC 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-12-94; WOU 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-98; WOU 2-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-27-99; WOU 3-2002, f. 10-7-02, cert. ef. 10-15-02; WOU 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-28-03

574-085-0040

Vehicle Permits and Parking Areas

(1) All vehicles parked on the Western campus are required to display a recognized parking permit. Permits are not required at parking meters. Valid parking permits are required 24 hours per day, 6:00 a.m. Monday through 6:00 p.m. Friday. Permits are not required on Saturdays, Sundays and State recognized holidays except when classes are in session. Full year permits are valid from October 1 through September 30.

(2) All permits may be purchased at the Cashiers Office in the Administration Building.

(3) All permit fees are established in accordance with the Administrative Rule of the State Board of Higher Education, 580-040-0025. The cost of the permits is established to provide adequate funds to cover all operating and maintenance costs and meet bond debt service and reserve requirements. Parking Services is an auxiliary self-supporting entity and receives no financial support except through established parking fees. Permit fees may increase yearly based on the actual costs of operation, maintenance and debt service.

(4) Faculty and staff may pay for their primary and secondary permits by payroll deduction if arrangements are made between September 1 and October 1.

(5) Western recognizes a variety of parking permits, including but not limited to:

(a) "Day Permits" may be purchased for as many days as needed;

(b) "Weekly Permits" are valid for five (5) working days (Monday through Friday);

(c) "Monthly Permits" are valid through the same day of the following month;

(d) "Term Permits" are valid through the last day of the term for which purchased;

(e) "Full Year Faculty/Staff permits" are valid in all parking lots except East section of Lot J, J loop, and Lot N;

(f) "Full Year Student Commuter permits" are valid in all parking lots except East section of Lot J, J loop, and Lot N;

(g) "Full Year Student Resident permits” are valid only in lots G, J, J loop, and P. Family housing residents (Knox St. and Alderview) are required to display a “special permit” indicating a reserved space that corresponds to a housing unit.

(h) "Motorcycle/Moped decals" are valid in marked motorcycle stalls only. If a motorcycle owner wishes to park in a regular stall they may obtain a staff, commuter or residence hall permit decal at the automobile rate;

(i) A “Hangtag” may be purchased for an additional fee and is registered to the individual to whom it is issued. Hangtags are not to be used or transferred to any other person for parking on campus unless such use or transfer is to members of a carpool with which that person is affiliated and the use or transfer facilitated the carpool activities. It is the permit holder’s responsibility to ensure the hangtag is properly displayed on the rear view mirror when parking on Western’s campus.

(j) "Contractor permit" may be issued to contractors and/or businesses involved with construction, equipment repair, etc., on campus;

(k) "Emeritus/Volunteer Decals" are issued to emeritus faculty/staff and/or volunteers working on campus when approved and on file in Parking Services located within the Cashiers Office. The permit is a staff/faculty permit that is valid October 1 through September 30 annually. Volunteer permits are valid only when doing volunteer work for the University. Staff, faculty and students are not allowed to use volunteer permits to park on campus;

(l) "Conference, Workshop and Special Event" permits and parking rentals are available upon request from departments or sponsors for distribution to conference, workshop and special event guests. Such events include: workshops, theater events, sporting events, conferences, etc., where adjacent parking lot enforcement is temporarily terminated or permits issued to support the event. (The lot is rented for a predetermined rate.) Permit rates are calculated according to the number of participants and duration of the conference/event, dates, times and the type of user;

(m) "Temporary Disabled" permits for persons with mobility type injuries/illnesses will be issued for up to a week of time without a doctor's note. A doctor's note will be required for extended periods of time over one week. A valid permit is required on their vehicle. "Temporary Disabled" permit holders may use disabled parking stalls and parking meters without paying them on Western property;

(n) "Secondary" decals may be purchased for an additional vehicle if a primary decal has been purchased by the same registered owner. Permits that are issued with the hangtag option are not eligible for secondary permits. Only one vehicle at a time is valid on Western lots. Loaner vehicle permits may not be used in place of secondary permits. All vehicles must be registered through DMV to the permit holder or their parents;

(o) "Loaner Vehicle" permits may be obtained if a vehicle other than the primary decal vehicle is on campus. They are valid up to 15 days per year and may be obtained at the Cashiers Office. If 15 days are used on a loaner vehicle the decal permit holder may purchase a secondary decal. Loaner vehicle permits are only available after a primary decal permit has been purchased. Permits that are issued with the hangtag option are not eligible for loaner vehicle permits. If additional days past the original 15 are used, the day permit charge will be placed on the requester's accounts receivable for each additional day that is requested;

(p) "Department Permits" may be purchased by departments in blocks of 20 permits, to be given away or sold at cost, and are valid for one day only;

(q) "OUS Permit" — Persons issued permits from the Oregon University System Board's Office may park in all parking lots except meters and reserved parking stalls;

(6) Western reserves the right to develop or change permits to meet parking needs.

(7) "Government Vehicles" — Vehicles belonging to cities, municipalities, counties, states or federal government are not required to purchase a permit and may park in any recognized parking space, excluding reserved, meter, service vehicle or a parking stall for persons with disabilities.

(8) The Oregon Military Academy (OMA) parking lot designated as "Lot O" may be used by Western as campus parking under the same rules and regulations governing campus, with the following additions: No Western permitted vehicle may park in Lot O from 5:00 p.m. Friday through 8:00 a.m. Monday; no overnight parking. Citations issued to OMA guests will be handled administratively by the Oregon Military Academy.

(9) "Permit Refunds" are issued on a prorated basis for full year permits only (secondary, replacement and paper permits are not refundable) and under the following conditions:

(a) If unused, unopened (in the original packaging) and returned within 10 days of the beginning of the term;

(b) Prorated for whole terms to include fall and winter terms;

(c) If returned prior to the first 10 days of spring term;

(d) All current permits must be returned in order to receive a refund;

(e) No refund if permit purchased through payroll deduction, pre-tax.

(10) "Parking Meters" are located in all major parking lots. Holders of valid permits may park at meters if the meter has valid time.

(11) The following are instructions for properly displaying a permit:

(a) "Decal Permits" are to be located on the left rear bumper or outside on the left rear window where visible, using the adhesive on the back of the decal;

(b) "Paper Permits" are to be located on the driver's side dash and fully visible to the outside of front windshield;

(c) "Hangtags" are to be displayed on the rear view mirror and visible to the outside of front windshield.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & 352.072
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070, 351.072 & 352.360
Hist.: WOSC 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 4-16-92; WOSC 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-12-94; WOSC 3-1996, f. & cert. ef. 12-11-96; WOU 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-98; WOU 2-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-27-99; WOU 2-2001, f. & cert. ef. 7-30-01; WOU 3-2002, f. 10-7-02, cert. ef. 10-15-02; WOU 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-28-03; WOU 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 9-5-07; WOU 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 7-31-12

574-085-0050

Lost and Stolen Permits

(1) Permits which are lost or stolen must be reported immediately to Parking Services. They will be replaced for a replacement fee only if the person to whom the permit was originally issued signs an affidavit of loss. A Stolen Permit Report must be filed with the Public Safety Office if the permit has been stolen.

(2) Any vehicle appearing on campus with a permit listed in the Public Safety Office as lost or stolen will be booted or towed immediately upon discovery, and will be subject to a fine, towing and storage costs. Possession of a lost or stolen permit may be grounds for criminal charges and/or University disciplinary action, including revocation of parking privileges indefinitely.

(3) Vehicles bearing forged or altered permits are subject to a fine, criminal proceedings and/or discipline by the University. The car will be booted, impounded and/or towed immediately on discovery and all associated costs are the responsibility of the owner.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351 & ORS 352
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & ORS 351.072
Hist.: WOSC 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 4-16-92; WOSC 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-12-94; WOU 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-98; WOU 2-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-27-99; WOU 3-2002, f. 10-7-02, cert. ef. 10-15-02; WOU 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-28-03

574-085-0060

Replacement Decals and Hangtags

Replacement decals and hangtags: A replacement decal or hangtag may be purchased when the original vehicle is sold, damaged beyond repair, or when the decal or hangtag is lost or damaged. In the event a decal or hangtag is stolen, a report must be filed with the Public Safety Office before a replacement may be issued. A replacement fee will be charged for all stolen decals or hangtags and refunded upon apprehension of the offender.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & 352.072
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070, 351.072 & 352.360
Hist.: WOSC 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 4-16-92; WOSC 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-12-94; WOU 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-98; WOU 2-2001, f. & cert. ef. 7-30-01; WOU 3-2002, f. 10-7-02, cert. ef. 10-15-02; WOU 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 7-31-12

574-085-0070

Driving and Parking Regulations on Campus

(1) Persons driving or parking on campus are responsible to read, know, and adhere to Western driving and parking regulations.

(2) "Valid Permits" — All persons parked on campus lots must display a current recognized parking permit. Permits are required 24 hours per day Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays except when classes are in session. Vehicles with permits obscured or not clearly visible or displayed may be cited for "no permit."

(3) "Parking Availability" - Lack of or overabundance of parking spaces are not valid reasons for violating parking regulations.

(4) "Parking Stalls" — Vehicles must park within indicated parking spaces only. Parking in any area not designated as a parking stall is prohibited.

(5) "Secondary Permits" — Persons who have primary and secondary permitted vehicles may only have one vehicle on campus at a time.

(6) "Parking Enforcement" — All parking regulations are enforced 24 hours per day, seven days a week. No Permit, Expired Meter, and Wrong Lot are not enforced on Saturdays and Sundays.

(7) "Speed Limit" — Parking lot speed limit in all lots is 10 MPH unless otherwise posted.

(8) "Signage" — Persons driving or parking a vehicle are required to comply with all signs and pavement markings on campus parking lots and access roads and must drive in a safe and prudent manner. This includes fire lanes, crosswalks, lawns, loading zones, bike lanes, stop signs, and all other traffic control devices. (Enforcement officers will issue citations for these violations on University property.)

(9) "Fire Lanes and Driveways" — Vehicles parked in fire zones indicated by either a yellow curb or signage are in violation and may be subject to a citation or impoundment at the owner's expense.

(10) "Loading Zones/15/30 Minute Zones" are available throughout campus for the convenience of persons loading or unloading their vehicle. Maximum time allowed is 15 minutes. Thirty (30) minute zones are available in front of Heritage Hall. Maximum time allowed is 30 minutes. Permits are not required in 15/30 minute zones.

(11) Parking spaces for persons with disabilities - All parking lots meet or exceed the State requirements of ORS 447.233 for disabled parking availability. Violation of these statutes will result in a fine as specified in ORS 811.625. Persons with disabled placards, permits or license plates are required to purchase or have on their vehicles a valid Western parking permit.

(12) "Vehicle Impoundment" — Western reserves the right to boot and/or impound vehicles that: have three (3) or more unpaid citations or $100 or more owed in unpaid parking citations; are parked in fire lanes, loading zones, entry ways or driveways that prevent the safe continual flow of pedestrian or vehicle traffic; cause imminent danger; have been abandoned in excess of 72 hours; have stolen or misused permits; and are being driven or are owned by persons in violation of criminal trespass and other Oregon Revised Statutes and authorized by a Western Administration level official who deems it in the best interest of the University. Release of a booted, towed or impounded vehicle will be made upon cash payment of all outstanding fines with Parking Services located within the Cashiers Office.

(13) "Recreational Vehicle" — R.V.'s and trailers are not authorized to park on campus overnight with the intent to reside in the vehicle, based on Monmouth City Ordinance 62.330.

(14) “Compact” vehicle parking — Vehicles parking in spaces marked “COMPACT” must not exceed 5 feet 6 inches in height and 15 feet 6 inches in length.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & 352.072
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070, 351.072 & 352.360
Hist.: WOSC 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 4-16-92; WOSC 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-12-94; WOU 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-98; WOU 2-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-27-99; WOU 2-2001, f. & cert. ef. 7-30-01; WOU 3-2002, f. 10-7-02, cert. ef. 10-15-02; WOU 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-28-03; WOU 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 7-31-12

574-085-0080

Pedestrian Traffic

(1) Right of Way. Pedestrian traffic shall have the right of way over vehicular traffic in any place in the parking lots, or in any of the University-controlled street areas.

(2) Trespassing. Trespassing in the University-controlled parking lots or street areas may be subject to arrest for criminal trespass under ORS 164.243 and 164.245.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351 & ORS 352
Stats. Implemented: ORS 352.360
Hist.: WOSC 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 4-16-92; WOU 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-98

574-085-0090

Parking Review Committee

(1) The Parking Review Committee (PRC) shall act in an advisory capacity and is coordinated by the Parking Services Coordinator or designee. The purpose of the committee is as follows:

(a) Provide recommendations to create or modify traffic policies and procedures on campus;

(b) Act as a quasi-judicial hearing body to arbitrate matters concerning enforcement, parking citations and traffic violations issued by Western officers;

(c) Provide recommendations to Parking Services that will enhance the ability of the office to meet campus needs and plan annual goals and objectives;

(d) Help facilitate system changes among the constituents on campus. Assist in making recommendations and changes in campus rules as they apply to parking lots, safety and system improvements.

(2) Parking Services policies related to personnel, organization, structure and fiscal decisions are not subject to Parking Committee Review and are the responsibility of the Director of Business Services and/or the President.

(3) During the academic school year, meetings shall be scheduled monthly and include written meeting minutes of all committee review recommendations and decisions. Generally an employee of Parking Services shall be present to act as staff to the committee.

(4) The Parking Review Committee will include members from the faculty, student body and full time classified staff. All members will be subject to final confirmation by the President or the President's designee.

(5) Each member of the Parking Review Committee will be appointed for a period of two years. Terms of office will be staggered to provide continuity.

(6) The Parking Services Coordinator or designee, being responsible for the enforcement of these regulations, will be an ex-officio (non-voting) member of the PRC, serving as an advisor concerning parking problems on the campus.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & 352.072
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070, 351.072 & 352.360
Hist.: WOSC 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 4-16-92; WOSC 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-12-94; WOU 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-98; WOU 2-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-27-99; WOU 2-2001, f. & cert. ef. 7-30-01; WOU 3-2002, f. 10-7-02, cert. ef. 10-15-02; WOU 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-28-03; WOU 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 9-5-07

574-085-0100

Penalties for Offenses

(1) All fines are subject to annual change based on enforcement expenses. (Refer to OAR 574-050-0005 for amounts.):

(a) "No permit" -- No valid permit visible in or on vehicle (7 a.m.-5 p.m.);

(b) "No permit" -- No valid permit visible in or on vehicle (5 p.m.-7 a.m.);

(c) "Loading/Reserved Space/15/30 minute zones";

(d) "Fire Lanes and Driveways" -- parked in marked or posted area;

(e) "Misuse or altered permit" -- altered, counterfeited, defaced, transferred to different vehicle, false vehicle information provided, misused;

(f) "Expired Meter";

(g) "Parking on grass/sidewalks";

(h) "Failure to comply with street/lot signs" including traffic signs on institution property;

(i) "Not a designated stall";

(j) "Wrong lot" -- parked in other than designated lot;

(k) "Permit not properly displayed/affixed to vehicle";

(l) "Vehicle Impoundment/Boot";

(m) "Disabled Space" -- Parking in a space designated for persons with disabilities (ORS 811.615(5));

(n) "Blocking Disabled Space/Area";

(o) "Other" -- including but not limited to parking in reserved spaces, or taking two spaces.

(2) Failure to pay fines within 10 working days will result in a service charge.

(3) Vehicles receiving five or more citations may have their parking privileges revoked.

(4) Improper driving including, but not limited to, such offenses as: reckless driving, driving while intoxicated, speeding, driving the wrong way on a one way street, failing to stop at stop signs, driving on grass or landscaped areas, excessive noise, other offenses not specified herein which are violations of the motor vehicle laws and ordinances of the State of Oregon or the City of Monmouth. Violators are subject to prosecution in the appropriate state or municipal court or through the Student Conduct Court or Student Judicial Board.

(5) Persons with vehicles receiving a citation in a metered zone are subject to additional citations being issued when it is documented that the vehicle has not been moved in more than two hours.

(6) Persons with vehicles that have received a citation, and have not taken steps to correct the violation, are subject to additional citations.

(7) Vehicles that are in violation and have received a citation may not be issued an additional citation unless the driver of the vehicle is made aware of said violation.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351 & 352
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 351.072
Hist.: WOSC 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 4-16-92; WOSC 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-12-94; WOU 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-98; WOU 2-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-27-99; WOU 3-2002, f. 10-7-02, cert. ef. 10-15-02; WOU 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-28-03; WOU 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 9-5-07

574-085-0110

Enforcement and Appeals

(1) All penalties prescribed in 574-085-0050, other than violations referred to appropriate courts of law as provided in paragraph (4) will be administratively enforced by Western. A traffic citation of notice of offense, together with the scheduled fine, will be given to the violator or placed on the violator's vehicle.

(2) All appeals must be submitted within 10 working days from the date of the citation. Appeals submitted after 10 working days will not be considered for review/appeal unless the person can prove they are indigent, at which time the appeal date may be extended.

(3) The following types of reasons are not acceptable grounds for appeal:

(a) Lack of knowledge of the regulations, for example, "new to campus" or "did not read regulations;"

(b) Other vehicles were also parked improperly;

(c) Late to class or appointment;

(d) Disagreement with or inability to pay the amount of the fine(s);

(e) Lack of space;

(f) Unread or misunderstood signs.

(4) Fines for cited violations shall be paid to the Western Business Office, unless otherwise indicated on the citation, in the amount of the fine posted, and a "Petition for Parking Citation Appeal" filed within 10 working days after the citation is issued.

(5) Any person wishing to appeal a citation must prepare a "Petition for Parking Citation Appeal" for a hearing, indicating why the citation should not be enforced. Petition forms are available at Parking Services located within the Cashiers Office in the Administration Building. The citation must be paid and the form filed within 10 working days of citation issuance. Staff, faculty, and students may have the citation charge placed on their account in lieu of paying by cash or check. Payment of the citation(s) must accompany the appeal before it will be reviewed for persons other than staff, faculty, and students. Those appeals received in writing that do not indicate a desire to appear before the Parking Review Committee (PRC) will be handled administratively by Parking Services or designee.

(6) A person appealing the citation must appear before the PRC to present his/her case. In the event a person is unable to appear before the PRC, the appeal will be reviewed in his/her absence.

(7) In considering appeals, the PRC will have full authority to:

(a) Dismiss the violation (excluding handicap violations);

(b) Find the individual not guilty of the violation on the citation;

(c) Find the individual guilty of the violation and either impose the fine stipulated in these regulations or impose a lesser fine;

(d) Enter a finding of guilty and, without imposing a fine, issue a reprimand or warning, or impose a fine but suspend its payment during a fixed probationary period;

(e) Find the individual guilty of the violation and reduce the fine to an administrative fee for dismissing the citation.

(8) A student who fails to pay for a violation on or before 10 working days after citation issuance will have a service charge added to their accounts receivable and forfeit the right of appeal unless extenuating circumstances arise where a person can prove they had no knowledge of the issued citation.

(9) The student's registration packet and enrollment may also be withheld if any penalties under these regulations remain unpaid at the time of registration.

(10) Any person who fails to pay for any citation within 10 working days will have a service charge placed on accounts receivable and will forfeit their right to appeal.

(11) If a guest receives a citation for "no permit," it may be waived if Parking Services is notified immediately and there are extenuating circumstances where the guest was not aware of the permit requirements. The person must demonstrate proof of being a guest and had no knowledge of parking regulations.

(12) A person receiving a citation for "no permit" may have it dismissed if a full year primary permit is purchased within 10 working days of citation issuance. Only one citation may be dismissed per person per year.

(13) Departments which have guests, visitors, speakers, etc., are required to have parking permits for their guests upon arrival. In the event a citation is issued to a department guest, the Cashiers Office will defer the citation to the department.

(14) Certificate of Dismissal — Every vehicle receiving a citation for "no permit" or "expired meter" will receive a certificate of dismissal that entitles the vehicle driver to purchase a full year primary permit in lieu of paying the fine. The certificate also allows guests receiving a citation for "no permit" to have the citation dismissed if information can be provided indicating they were not aware of the parking regulations. Certificates of dismissal are not valid for secondary or replacement permits. Only one dismissal per person per year will be issued.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & 352.072
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070, 351.072 & 352.360
Hist.: WOSC 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 4-16-92; WOSC 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-12-94; WOSC 3-1996, f. & cert. ef. 12-11-96; WOU 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-98; WOU 2-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-27-99; WOU 2-2001, f. & cert. ef. 7-30-01; WOU 3-2002, f. 10-7-02, cert. ef. 10-15-02; WOU 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-28-03; WOU 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 9-5-07; WOU 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 7-31-12

574-085-0120

Permit Types

(1) Permit prices may be adjusted annually to meet bond indebtedness, staffing needs, maintenance, capital improvements and forecasted revenue adjustments. All permits have associated permit costs. Refer to OAR 574-050-0005 for amounts.

(a) Decals

(b) Hangtags

(c) Paper

(2) Conference parking arrangements can be made by the conference planner through Parking Services.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & 352.072
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070, 351.072 & 352.360
Hist.: WOSC 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 4-16-92; WOSC 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-12-94; WOU 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-98; WOU 2-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-27-99; WOU 2-2001, f. & cert. ef. 7-30-01; WOU 3-2002, f. 10-7-02, cert. ef. 10-15-02; WOU 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-28-03; WOU 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 7-31-12

574-085-0130

Nonpayment of Fines

(1) A student who fails to tender payment in full to the University for any parking violations received, or fails to appeal as specified on or before the date specified in the traffic citation, will have the fine deducted from any credits/refunds and may be subject to vehicle boot or tow.

(2) Students may have their transcripts withheld or may have their registrations canceled or may be denied graduation if any fines or fees under these regulations are unpaid.

(3) A faculty or staff member who receives a parking citation will have the fine posted to the accounts receivable system at the Business Office.

(4) Drivers of vehicles bearing forged, altered or stolen permits, may be denied parking privileges for a period of one year. Six or more violations resulting in non-payment of citations in a fiscal year may be cause for forfeiture of a parking permit. Failure to forfeit a parking permit or to comply with the instructions against driving a vehicle within the boundaries of the University campus may result in the violator's vehicle being towed or booted.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351 & ORS 352
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & ORS 351.072
Hist.: WOSC 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 4-16-92; WOSC 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-12-94; WOU 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-98; WOU 2-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-27-99; WOU 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-28-03

574-085-0140

Bicycle Regulations

(1) Bicycles must be operated in a safe manner and be equipped in accordance with applicable state laws and city ordinances. Bicyclists shall maintain a safe speed and shall obey all applicable Signage and state, city, and campus laws and regulations regarding bicycle use.

(2) Bicycles must be equipped with a brake that enables the operator to make the braked wheels skid on dry, level, clean pavement.

(3) A bicycle or its rider must be equipped with lighting equipment that must be used during hours of darkness and during limited visibility conditions. The lighting equipment required includes:

(a) A white light attached to the front of the bicycle, visible from a distance of at least 500 feet; and

(b) A red reflector or lighting device or material attached to the rear of the bicycle, visible from a distance of at least 600 feet.

(4) Bicycles must not be operated on sidewalks or other walkways unless Signage indicates otherwise.

(5) Bicycles may be parked, stored, or left on campus only in areas so designated by bicycle racks, Signage or storage. All bicycles, regardless of owner, must be maintained in working order while parked on campus. Bicycles parked at bicycle racks at or near academic or research buildings longer than five days will be considered abandoned and will be impounded.

(6) Bicycles users may be cited for:

(a) Improper or unsafe operation of a bicycle including failing to obey a traffic control device , having more persons on a bicycle than it is designed to hold, riding encumbered, and riding faster than the posted speed limit;

(b) Use of improper or inadequate equipment including no bicycle headlight, no rear reflector or lighting device, and no bicycle helmet for riders under 16 years of age;

(c) Being parked in a way that creates a hazard including blocking the bicycle or traffic lane, blocking access to any stairway, ramp or doorway, and blocking access to any handrail or other device used to aid entry to a building or structure;

(d) Being parked in a way that hinders the use of a bicycle parking device by other bicyclists;

(e) Being parked in buildings except in designated bike rooms;

(f) Any other violations of these regulations or applicable state law and city ordinances.

(7) Bicycles may be impounded by the Campus Public Safety office if left in a place that creates a safety hazard or if they appear to be non functional or abandoned. A notice of impoundment will be sent to the registered bike owner, if known, within 24 hours. Campus Public Safety at Western will not be liable for the cost of repair or replacement of a securing device damaged when removing and impounding a bicycle.

(8) All bicycles that are operated, parked, or stored on campus by students, staff, or faculty may be registered with the Campus Public Safety office at Western.

(9) Registrants and owners are responsible for parking violations involving their bicycles on campus.

(10) Bike lockers may be available for rent on an annual or term basis; fees may be adjusted annually to meet maintenance, staffing needs, and forecasted revenue adjustments. Please refer to OAR 574-050-0005 for amounts.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & 352.072
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070, 351.072 & 352.360
Hist.: WOU 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 7-31-12

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