02 NCAC 43L .0307          TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

(a)  North Carolina laws relating to traffic, parking and the operation of motor vehicles shall be in full force and effect as to all parts of the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center.

(b)  Parking on the Agricultural Center grounds is permissible 24 hours per day during any event taking place at the complex with the exception of the North Carolina Mountain State Fair. Parking during the North Carolina Mountain State Fair is prohibited between the hours 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. All trucks and motorized vehicles must complete their deliveries and be off the grounds by 2:00 p.m. each day. No deliveries will be allowed (with the exception of ice) by the Agricultural Center between 2:00 p.m. and midnight during the fair. During the period of the fair, certain locations within the Agricultural Center grounds will be designated "restricted area." Parking or vehicular traffic within such restricted areas is prohibited without special permit. At any time, if a vehicle is left more than 24 hours after an event has vacated the grounds, it may be towed away and impounded at owner's risk and expense.

(c)  All vehicles shall be parked in a designated parking area including horse and livestock trailers. No horse or livestock trailer will be allowed to park adjacent to stall barns. Any trailer or any other vehicle left adjacent to the stall barn area for more than eight hours may be towed away and impounded at owner's risk and expense. During the North Carolina Mountain State Fair only those vehicles that are classed as exhibits and are parked in the exhibition area can be on the grounds, except those that are parked in designated areas. No unauthorized vehicle may be operated in the independent or carnival midway during the period of the annual North Carolina Mountain State Fair. Western North Carolina Agricultural Center personnel are authorized to use vehicles, when necessary, on the grounds during the fair in performance of duties.

(d)  Vehicles and contents that are parked in designated parking area will be left at owner's risk.

(e)  Any trailer or similar vehicle used for sleeping or cooking must be parked in the limited areas established for that purpose.

(f)  A vehicle parked in violation of North Carolina statutes and these Rules shall be removed to a parking lot outside the fence. Administration office shall be notified of make of vehicle, license and where it is moved to. Western North Carolina Agricultural Center is not responsible for any damage in moving or after moving said vehicle.

(g)  The manager of the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center shall have authority to order the placement of such traffic control or restrictive signals and signs on the Agricultural Center grounds as he shall deem necessary for the proper safety, protection and control of said grounds.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 106-530; 106-6.1;

Eff. June 1, 1994;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. September 23, 2017.