Policy Number: II-301
Effective Date: December 5, 2012
Last Reviewed: December 5, 2012
Responsible Dept.: Campus Police
Policy Document (PDF)
Provide students, employees, and visitors with a sufficient and well regulated parking environment. Monitor and enforce designated areas of parking, as well as maintain the smooth and orderly flow of vehicular traffic while negotiating individual lots. Maintain the safety of pedestrians, vehicles and buildings by regularly enforcing handicap, police, facility maintenance, fire lane and other designated and restricted parking which is paramount to the smooth operation of the College.
This policy applies to all Virginia Western Community College (VWCC) employees, students, guests and visitors.
The College has reviewed and established a schedule of parking violations and fines approved by the College Board. These violations and fines are established to encourage the regulation and conformance of parking regulations by students, employees, guests and visitors. This policy and supporting documents replace all previous parking procedures and fine schedules established between the College and the City of Roanoke.
All staff and faculty are required to display a parking hangtag on their vehicle. This tag shall be displayed by hanging it from the rearview mirror with the tag number facing out of the windshield. If for some reason the tag is unable to be properly displayed (motorcycle, convertible, etc.) the staff or faculty member shall contact campus police for alternative permit display options. There is no fee associated with staff/faculty parking hang tags. Permits must be relinquished upon resignation or termination of employment.
Temporary parking permits will be issued as needed upon request to the Virginia Western Campus Police Department or their designee. The Temporary Parking Permits will establish the parking expectations and limitations for the permit user. Issuance of a Temporary Parking Permit does not diminish the requirements and regulations contained within this policy.
Students will not be issued parking permits. Students are expected to abide by all parking regulations established by the College or its representatives. Students found to be in violation of the College's parking regulations may be issued a parking violation ticket, a written warning and/or be subject to the Student Conduct Hearing and Review process.
|1. Overtime Parking||$20.00|
|2. Loading Zone||$20.00|
|3. Faculty/Staff Parking Only||$20.00|
|4. Parking in non-designated area||$20.00|
|5. No Parking/Standing||$20.00|
|6. Restricted Parking||$20.00|
|7. Improper display of Placard (Disabled)||$20.00|
|8. Blocking Traffic||$20.00|
|9. Parking Wrong Direction||$20.00|
|10. Too close to corner/Intersection (15 feet)||$20.00|
|11. Parking on Sidewalk||$20.00|
|12. Parking in or along grass||$20.00|
|13. Fire Hydrant (within 15 feet)||$50.00|
|14. Fire Lane||$50.00|
|15. Disabled/Handicap Parking only||$50.00|
"College" -for the purpose of this policy the "College" shall mean the physical space operated as Virginia Western Community College as well as the executive and governing members of its administration.
"Campus Police Officer" - duly certified law enforcement officer meeting all required Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) standards and who are affirmed and sworn through the Circuit Court of the City of Roanoke.
"Campus Security Officer" -Any person employed by the College who is trained as a Security Officer under the criteria set forth by DCJS.
"Administration" - refers to any college President, Vice President or their respective designee.
Overtime Parking - vehicles parked in excess of the posted time limits. Posted time limits vary according to signage and location.
Loading Zone - vehicles parked within a posted loading zone without proper authorization.
Faculty/Staff Parking Only - vehicles parked in faculty/staff parking lots without proper VWCC hangtag displayed.
Parking in non-designated area - vehicles parked in areas not designated for parking.
No Parking/Standing - vehicles parked or left standing while occupied or not in areas designated as no parking, no stopping or standing.
Restricted Parking - vehicle parking in areas specifically designated by signage for a unique user group including but not limited to: stork parking, Career Center parking, Workforce Development parking, etc.
Improper display of Placard (Disabled) - failure to properly display handicapped parking placard from windshield when parking in a designated handicapped parking location.
Blocking Traffic - parking a vehicle in such a manner as to inhibit, endanger or alter the free and safe flow of traffic.
Parking Wrong Direction - parking a vehicle in such a direction in which it faces oncoming traffic and may create a hazard to traffic once the vehicle is initially moved into the travel lane.
Too close to corner/intersection (15 feet) - vehicles parked within fifteen (15) feet of a traffic intersection in such a manner as to potentially create a limited line of sight and danger for vehicles entering said intersection.
Parking on Sidewalk - any vehicle parked on or partially parked on a sidewalk. This excludes Virginia Western Campus Police and Maintenance and designated contractor vehicles.
Parking in or along grass - parking in any fashion on a grassy area controlled and/or owned by the college without express permission of the Chief of Police is prohibited.
Fire Hydrant (within 15 feet) - vehicles that park within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant.
Fire Lane - parking, stopping or standing in a designated fire lane. Fire lane may be designated by posted sign or by yellow curb or travel lane markings.
Disabled/Handicap Parking only - parking in a designated handicapped parking space without a proper and current Division of Motor Vehicles handicapped placard hung in such a manner to be clearly visible through the windshield. (Code of Virginia 46.2-1242. Issuance of disabled parking placards)
Code of Virginia as amended, Title 46.2 Motor Vehicles
Section 220.127.116.11 of the VCCS Policy Manual requires colleges to utilize parking as an auxiliary enterprise to collect revenues for the construction, repair and maintenance of college parking facilities, including maintenance, replacement, and repair of outdoor lighting, sidewalks, and other infrastructure facilities.
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