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OREGON UNIVERSITY SYSTEM, EASTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY

 

DIVISION 70

PARKING AND VEHICULAR TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

579-070-0005

Purpose

(1) Campus parking and vehicular traffic regulations are designed to minimize congestion, maintain safety, enhance security, and maximize the use of existing parking facilities.

(2) "The Board of Higher Education is empowered under ORS 352.360 and 351.070 to enact such regulations as it shall deem convenient or necessary to provide for the policing, control, and regulation of traffic and parking of vehicles on the property of any institution under the jurisdiction of the Board," and to "prescribe and collect charges for services rendered to any person or entity." The fees and charges are set at levels sufficient to support fully annual operating expenses of maintaining parking facilities and to meet obligations for bonded indebtedness incurred for the acquisition of property and/or the construction of parking facilities.

(3) These regulations and fees will be reviewed annually by the Vice President of Finance and Administration, and Facilities and the Parking Advisory Committee

(4) Oregon State Police, the Union County Sheriff, and the La Grande City Police are authorized to issue citations for violations of vehicular traffic regulations occurring anywhere within approved campus boundaries. If a citation is issued by one of these enforcement agencies, the person cited should post bail or appear at the time and place stated on the citation. The university exercises no authority or responsibility over these actions.

(5) All signs and curb markings will meet established EOU standards. Curb Colors: Yellow — No parking; Handicapped — Blue; Green — 30 minute parking; Red—Fire zone.

(6) A vehicle is any conveyance requiring a state or city license to operate in any public area. This includes motorcycles and mopeds.

(7) The University assumes no responsibility for damage to or loss of vehicles or their contents when parking within the campus boundaries.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: EOSC 11, f. & ef. 11-17-77; EOSC 3-1979, f. & ef. 6-27-79; EOSC 1-1982, f. & ef. 6-11-82; EOSC 4-1984, f. & ef. 10-25-84; EOSC 2-1986, f. & ef. 7-28-86; EOSC 4-1992, f. & cert. ef. 8-24-92; EOSC 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 3-7-94; EOSC 5-1994, f. & cert. ef. 9-6-94; EOU 5-2005, f. & cert. ef. 9-2-05; EOU 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-07; EOU 8-2012, f. & cert. ef. 12-20-12; EOU 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 2-22-13

579-070-0010

Parking Permits and Fees

(1) EOU parking permits are required at all locations on campus except Community Stadium.

(a) Parking permits must be displayed on the rear view mirror with the permit numbers clearly visible from the front of the vehicle. If this is not possible, then permit must be clearly visible on the driver’s side of the vehicle dash with the permit numbers clearly visible. Motorcycle permits must be affixed near the handlebars.

(b) Some general parking spaces on campus are dedicated to student, faculty or staff and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students will receive ‘Student’ permits and may use the spaces dedicated to students, Faculty will receive ‘Faculty’ permits and may use the spaces dedicated to faculty, and Classified Staff and Administrative Faculty will receive ‘Staff’ permits and may use spaces dedicated to staff. These spaces are clearly marked by signs. Each General parking permit will be color-coded designating the dedicated spaces that may be used. Faculty and staff of on-campus EOU partners (OSU-Ag, OHSU Nursing, ODFW) will be have the same privileges as EOU students, faculty and staff and will receive ‘Staff’ permits.

(2) General parking permits allow permit holder to park in general parking spaces and in the dedicated spaces mentioned in section 1(b).

(a) Annual general parking permits are valid from July 1–June 30 and will be issued for a fee.

(b) General parking permits valid for one-term only will be issued for a fee.

(c) One-day parking permits may be purchased from the parking permit vending machine for a minimal fee. These permits are good for one day only date of purchase only and holders may park in any general parking space but may not park in a reserved space or in any space dedicated to Faculty or Staff or Students.

(3) Reserved parking permits with a dedicated parking space (Annual/or Academic Year) will be issued for a fee.

(4) Vehicles are allowed to park without a permit in the parking lot of Community Stadium.

(5) Annual motorcycle permits will be issued for a fee and the motorcycle must be parked in a designated motorcycle parking space. The cost of the annual permit will allow the driver to park the motorcycle in an automobile parking space.

(6) Vendor permits may be issued by Facilities Services or Campus Safety for contractors, media personnel and vendors performing work on campus.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: EOSC 11, f. & ef. 11-17-77; EOSC 3-1979, f. & ef. 6-27-79; EOSC 1-1982, f. & ef. 6-11-82; EOSC 4-1984, f. & ef. 10-25-84; EOSC 2-1986, f. & ef. 7-28-86; EOSC 2-1991, f. & cert. ef. 6-24-91; EOSC 4-1992, f. & cert. ef. 8-24-92; EOSC 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 3-7-94 EOSC 5-1994, f. & cert. ef. 9-6-94; EOSC 2-1996, f. 8-15-96, cert. ef. 9-16-96; EOU 5-2005, f. & cert. ef. 9-2-05; EOU 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-07; EOU 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 2-22-13; EOU 6-2013, f. & cert. ef. 12-6-13

579-070-0015

Visitor Parking

Some campus events such as meetings and conferences may obtain Visitor Permits at no charge upon the approval of the Director of Facilities and Planning, Asst. Director of Facilities and Planning or the Security Supervisor prior to the event. Visitor permits must be displayed by hanging the permit from the rear view mirror of the vehicle and must have the current date showing.

(1) Visitors may also park in any designated ‘Visitor’ parking space with the purchase of a one-day pass at a minimal cost from the parking permit dispensing machine.

(2) Parking a vehicle with a current EOU parking permit in a designated ‘Visitor’ parking space is prohibited. Visitor parking is defined as parking for persons not affiliated with EOU.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: EOSC 11, f. & ef. 11-17-77; EOSC 3-1979, f. & ef. 6-27-79; EOSC 1-1982, f. & ef. 6-11-82; EOSC 4-1984, f. & ef. 10-25-84; EOSC 2-1986, f. & ef. 7-28-86; EOSC 2-1991, f. & cert. ef. 6-24-91; EOSC 4-1992, f. & cert. ef. 8-24-92; EOSC 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 3-7-94 EOSC 5-1994, f. & cert. ef. 9-6-94; EOU 5-2005, f. & cert. ef. 9-2-05; EOU 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-07; EOU 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 2-22-13

579-070-0025

Bicycle Parking

Bicycles must be in a rack supplied for that purpose adjacent to an instructional building or residence hall.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: EOSC 11, f. & ef. 11-17-77; EOSC 3-1979, f. & ef. 6-27-79; EOSC 4-1984, f. & ef. 10-25-84; EOSC 2-1986, f. & ef. 7-28-86

579-070-0030

Driving and Parking Regulations on Campus

(1) Government vehicles not assigned a Reserved parking space may only be parked for a period of 24 hours in any lot on campus. Vehicles may be liable for enforcement action for non-compliance.

(2) Any vehicle appearing on campus with a permit listed as lost or stolen or with a counterfeit permit will be booted upon discovery and will be subject to a fine. Possession of a lost, stolen or counterfeit permit may be grounds for criminal charges and/or University disciplinary action.

(3) Vehicles parking in a space posted for disabled persons must display a valid disabled permit, placard or license plate. Students and staff with a state-issued ADA disabled permit are authorized to park in any valid parking space on campus, in addition to parking in a designated ADA space.

(4) Temporary Disabled permits for persons with mobility-type injuries will be issued for up to one week of time without a doctor’s note. A doctor’s note will be required if the permit is requested to extend past one week. For faculty and staff, the request for a temporary disabled permit shall be submitted to the Security Supervisor by the appropriate Supervisor or Dean. For students, the request for a temporary disabled permit shall be submitted by the Student Health office or the Head Athletics Trainer.

(5) Persons are prohibited from living in vehicles of any kind on EOU property. This policy is in no way intended to restrict visitors, parents and/or special event participants from short term overnight stays in campers or motor homes. However, all such guests must check in with campus security and comply with all safety regulations. Vehicles towing trailers of any kind are not permitted to park on campus.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: EOSC 11, f. & ef. 11-17-77; EOSC 3-1979, f. & ef. 6-27-79; EOSC 1-1982, f. & ef. 6-11-82; EOSC 4-1984, f. & ef. 10-25-84; EOSC 2-1986, f. & ef. 7-28-86; EOSC 4-1992, f. & cert. ef. 8-24-92; EOSC 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 3-7-94; EOU 5-2005, f. & cert. ef. 9-2-05; EOU 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-07; EOU 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 2-22-13; EOU 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 2-22-13; EOU 6-2013, f. & cert. ef. 12-6-13

579-070-0035

Citations and Fines

(1) Parking Regulations are enforced Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m. and citations and fines will be issued for the following violations:

(a) Parking in a General Parking space without a valid permit or sticker — $15.

(b) Parking in a Reserved Parking space without a valid Reserved Permit — $50.

(c) Parking in a designated Handicapped Space without a valid DMV permit — $100. An EOU parking permit is also required in designated Handicapped spaces.

(d) Parking in a designated loading zone (marked yellow) — $20.

(e) Parking overtime in any time-limited space — $20.

(f) Parking in a designated "Fire" zone — $50.

(g) Parking improperly (backing into spaces, parking against the flow of traffic, parking over the lines) — $15.

(h) Possession of stolen or altered permit, or misuse of permit — $100.

(i) Improper display of permit — $15.

(j) Driving or parking on or over sidewalks/lawns, pedestrian malls — $20, plus the cost of any/all repairs.

(k) Blocking traffic — $20.

(l) Parking/chaining bicycle in unauthorized area — $15.

(m) Boot Fee — $50.

(n) Parking in a Visitor parking space by an EOU student/faculty/staff member — $25.

(o) Parking in an incorrect dedicated space — $15.

(2) Fines for violations can be paid at the Student Accounts Office in Inlow Hall #101. (EOU Business Office, One University Blvd., La Grande OR 97850).

(3) The fine of one $15 violation may be applied to the purchase of a General or Reserved Parking Permit.

(4) Non Payment of Fines: 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.

(a) 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.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: EOSC 11, f. & ef. 11-17-77; EOSC 3-1979, f. & ef. 6-27-79; EOSC 1-1982, f. & ef. 6-11-82; EOSC 4-1984, f. & ef. 10-25-84; EOSC 2-1986, f. & ef. 7-28-86; EOSC 2-1991, f. & cert. ef. 6-24-91; EOSC 4-1992, f. & cert. ef. 8-24-92; EOSC 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 3-7-94; EOSC 5-1994, f. & cert. ef. 9-6-94; EOU 5-2005, f. & cert. ef. 9-2-05; EOU 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-07; EOU 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 2-22-13; EOU 6-2013, f. & cert. ef. 12-6-13

579-070-0041

Appeal

(1) A person wishing to appeal a parking citation may do so online at http://www.eou.edu/facplan/parking-services/ or by submitting a written appeal form that is available from the Student Accounts office, Inlow #101. An appellant may, but is not required to, appear in person before the Committee. The Parking Appeals Committee will review the appeal and its decision is final.

(2) All appeals must be submitted within 30 days from date of the citation. Appeals submitted after 30 days will not be considered for review. Appeals will be considered by the committee at the next regularly scheduled meeting.

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

(a) Lack of knowledge of the regulations: i.e., new to campus or have not read regulations.

(b) Other vehicles were also parked improperly.

(c) Disagree with or inability to pay the amount of the fine(s).

(d) Lack of available space.

(e) Did not read or misunderstood parking signs.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: EOSC 5-1994, f. & cert. ef. 9-6-94; EOU 5-2005, f. & cert. ef. 9-2-05; EOU 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-07; EOU 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 2-22-13; EOU 6-2013, f. & cert. ef. 12-6-13

579-070-0042

Parking Appeals Committee

(1) The Parking Appeals Committee is established to provide an expedient method of handling appeals for parking citations issued by Eastern Oregon University personnel.

(2) The Parking Appeals Committee will consist of two unclassified staff members and two classified staff members appointed by the Vice President of Administration, Finance, and Facilities, two students appointed by the ASEOU Committees Chairperson, one Faculty member, with the Security Supervisor chairing the Committee meetings, voting only as a tie-breaker. A Campus Security/Public Safety officer may serve ex-officio without vote.

(3) Each member of the Parking Appeals Committee will serve for a period of 2 years, and are eligible for reappointment by the Vice President of Finance and Administration. Terms of office will be staggered to help insure continuity and consistency in the appeals review process.

(4) The Parking Appeals Committee will meet monthly or as needed.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070

Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 352.360

Hist.: EOSC 5-1994, f. & cert. ef. 9-6-94; EOU 5-2005, f. & cert. ef. 9-2-05; EOU 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-07; EOU 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 2-22-13; EOU 6-2013, f. & cert. ef. 12-6-13

579-070-0043

Parking Appeals Committee Authority

The Parking Appeals Committee shall have the authority to:

(1) Find the individual not guilty of the violation and dismiss the citation.

(2) Find the individual guilty of the violation and impose the designated fine or impose a lesser fine.

(3) Find the individual guilty and issue a warning without imposing a fine.

(4) Defer the citation, meaning that the citation will be treated as a warning unless the individual receives another citation at which time the person will be charged for both.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: EOSC 5-1994, f. & cert. ef. 9-6-94; EOU 5-2005, f. & cert. ef. 9-2-05; EOU 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-07; EOU 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 2-22-13

579-070-0045

Towing/Immobilizing Vehicles

(1) A vehicle may be towed off the campus and impounded and the owner subject to towing and storage fees in addition to designated penalties under the following circumstances:

(a) A vehicle causing imminent danger to people or University property by parking in fire lanes or too close to fire hydrants.

(b) A vehicle left parked or standing in an area not normally used for vehicular traffic. This includes parking on a sidewalk or the grass.

(c) Abandoned or immobilized vehicles left on EOU property more than 72 hours may be removed at the registered owner’s expense unless an extension has been granted by the EOU Security. Unlicensed vehicles parked on campus will be considered abandoned and subject to removal at the owner’s expense. Expenses include towing and storage fees.

(2) A vehicle may also be immobilized by using a mechanical boot device under the following circumstances:

(a) Three or more unpaid citations.

(b) Displaying an altered, stolen or forged permit.

(3) Release of the vehicle will be made upon payment of the fines or by satisfactory arrangements for payment with the Student Accounts office. A $50 boot fee may be assessed in addition to any outstanding fines.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: EOSC 1-1982, f. & ef. 6-11-82; EOSC 4-1984, f. & ef. 10-25-84; EOSC 2-1986, f. & ef. 7-28-86; EOU 5-2005, f. & cert. ef. 9-2-05; EOU 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-07; EOU 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 2-22-13; EOU 6-2013, f. & cert. ef. 12-6-13

579-070-0050

Change of Address

Vehicle owners are urged to notify the Oregon State Motor Vehicle Division of any change of address within 30 days after occurrence. The nearest Motor Vehicle Division Office is located on Highway 82 between La Grande and Island City.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: EOSC 1-1982, f. & ef. 6-11-82; EOSC 4-1984, f. & ef. 10-25-84; EOSC 2-1986, f. & ef. 7-28-86

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