Town of Tonawanda, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Tonawanda 12-14-1970 by L.L. No. 2-1970. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Snow and ice on streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 183.

§ 177-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
VEHICLE
Any vehicle (as defined in the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York) licensed to operate on the highways of the State of New York and used to plow snow, but the term shall not include a vehicle used solely by a person, firm or corporation to plow snow within the confines of his or its own property, whether owned or leased.

§ 177-2 Permit required.

No person, firm or corporation shall plow snow or cause or allow the same to be plowed by the use of any vehicle within the Town of Tonawanda, outside the Village of Kenmore, unless a permit therefor as hereinafter prescribed, issued by the Town Clerk, is in full force and effect and such permit is prominently displayed by being affixed to the vehicle so as to be readily visible from the exterior thereof.

§ 177-3 Permit application; fee; issuance and term of permit.

[Amended 10-19-1992 by L.L. No. 7-1992]
A. 
Application for such permit shall be made to the Town Clerk by the owner of the vehicle, in writing, upon forms to be furnished by said Town Clerk, which forms shall contain the owner's name and address, the vehicle identification number, the New York State license number attached thereto and such additional information as the Town Clerk shall require. The Town Clerk may require such documents and information as may be reasonably necessary to verify the facts stated in such application.
B. 
The permit fee shall be established and amended as necessary by resolution of the Town Board. The applicant shall, at the time of the filing of his application, pay the current permit fee as established for each vehicle. If such application or applications shall be approved by the Town Clerk, a permit or permits shall be issued to the applicant. Such permits shall commence November 1 and expire October 31 in each year and shall be in such form as the Town Clerk shall prescribe. Such permits shall not be transferable to another owner.

§ 177-4 Revocation of permits; penalties for offenses.

A. 
The Town Board may, following a hearing before such Town Board, revoke the permit or permits granted to any person, firm or corporation under the authority of this chapter for failure to comply with any of the terms of this chapter or any law, ordinance, rule or regulation relating to snowplowing or snow removal.
B. 
In addition to any other penalties that may be invoked under this chapter, any violation by a person, firm or corporation of any provision of this chapter shall be deemed an offense punishable by a fine not to exceed $250 or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both.
C. 
Any person who takes part in or assists in any violation of this chapter shall also be subject to the penalties provided herein.