GENESEO – Code enforcement officers with the Town and Village have found that the handicapped parking sign at Byrne Dairy gas station is just four inches higher from the ground than is allowed by code, making drivers who have active tickets for parking there wonder if their tickets can be appealed.
Code Enforcement Officer Ron Maxwell said that Byrne Dairy has been notified of the violation and has 10 days to simply lower the sign to between 60 inches and 84 inches from grade to the bottom of the sign.
When public suspicions that the sign was too high to be plainly visible were brought to the attention of the Code Enforcement Office, Code Enforcement Officer Dean O’Keefe checked the situation and found that the bottom of the sign is in fact 88 inches off of the ground.
The larger concern is among drivers who have been ticketed for parking at that handicapped parking spot who wonder whether their parking tickets are still valid, or can be appealed based on the sign being technically in violation of Town and Village Code.
At this point, it appears that it is up to village justices to decide whether tickets issued for parking in that handicapped spot are still valid.
Maxwell added that anyone suspecting code violations of any kind should first contact Geneseo Town Offices at (585) 991-5000.
PHOTO CAPTION: The handicapped parking sign as of Thursday. (Photo/Conrad Baker)