[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Carthage 12-15-2003 by L.L. No. 4-2003. Amendments noted where applicable.]
All persons who wish to demolish a structure in the Village of Carthage must obtain a demolition permit from the Village's Code Officer prior to commencing such demolition.
Prior to obtaining a permit the applicant must establish that he/she has called Dig Safely New York at 1-800-962-7962.
All gas, electric, sewer, water and other existing service connections shall be discontinued by the appropriate utility company.
The applicant may demonstrate that the provisions have been made for salt and runoff control.
If deemed necessary the Code Enforcement Officer may require that an asbestos survey be done. Such survey shall meet DEC and OSHA requirements, and if asbestos is found it must be removed in a manner consistent with DEC and OSHA requirements.
If the structure has an existing basement, cellar or crawl space below ground level, the perimeter walls must be demolished two feet below grade to allow finish grading. In sloped or hilly areas, grade shall be established so that a continuous grade line connects from lower to higher grade. Any existing basement or cellar floors must be fractured and cracked so as to allow for natural drainage and to prevent pooling of water.
Only masonry material may be used as fill on demolitions other than single- and double-family homes as per New York State Department of Environmental Conservation regulations.
Final grading must be accomplished with a granular material no larger than three inches for topsoil and seed.
Demolition must be completed within 30 days of issuing a permit unless extenuating circumstances necessitate an extension to be approved by the Code Officer.
Any person who engages in demolition work without first obtaining a permit or does not complete demolition work in accordance with the provisions of any permit issued shall be guilty of a violation as defined under the Penal Law of the State of New York and shall be declared to pay a fine of not less than $100 but no more than $250 for each such violation. In this respect, each such day that a violation occurs shall be considered a separate violation.
The Village Board of the Village of Carthage may establish fees for a demolition permit, which fees may be established from time to time by resolution by the Village Board. The initial fee shall be $10 per 1,000 square feet of space to be demolished.