[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Macedon: Art. I, 3-28-1996 as L.L. No. 2-1996. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Adoption of Code
[Adopted 3-28-1996 as L.L. No. 2-1996]
In accordance with Subdivision 3 of § 20 of the Municipal Home Rule Law, the local laws, ordinances and certain resolutions of the Town of Macedon, as codified by General Code Publishers Corp., and consisting of Chapters 1 through 135, together with an Appendix, shall be known collectively as the "Code of the Town of Macedon," hereafter termed the "Code." Wherever reference is made in any of the local laws, ordinances and resolutions contained in the "Code of the Town of Macedon" to any other local law, ordinance or resolution appearing in said Code, such reference shall be changed to the appropriate chapter title, chapter number, Article number or section number appearing in the Code as if such local law, ordinance or resolution had been formally amended to so read.
The provisions of the Code, insofar as they are substantively the same as those of local laws, ordinances and resolutions in force immediately prior to the enactment of the Code by this local law, are intended as a continuation of such local laws, ordinances and resolutions and not as new enactments, and the effectiveness of such provisions shall date from the date of adoption of the prior local law, ordinance or resolution. All such provisions are hereby continued in full force and effect and are hereby reaffirmed as to their adoption by the Town Board of the Town of Macedon, and it is the intention of said Board that each such provision contained within the Code is hereby reaffirmed as it appears in said Code. Only such provisions of former local laws and ordinances as are omitted from this Code shall be deemed repealed or abrogated by the provisions of § 1-3 below.
All local laws and ordinances of a general and permanent nature of the Town of Macedon in force on the date of the adoption of this local law and not contained in such Code or recognized and continued in force by reference therein are hereby repealed from and after the effective date of this local law.
The repeal of local laws and ordinances provided for in § 1-3 of this local law shall not affect the following classes of local laws, ordinances, rights and obligations, which are hereby expressly saved from repeal:
Any right or liability established, accrued or incurred under any legislative provision of the Town of Macedon prior to the effective date of this local law or any action or proceeding brought for the enforcement of such right or liability.
Any offense or act committed or done before the effective date of this local law in violation of any legislative provision of the Town of Macedon or any penalty, punishment or forfeiture which may result therefrom.
Any prosecution, indictment, action, suit or other proceeding pending or any judgment rendered prior to the effective date of this local law brought pursuant to any legislative provision of the Town of Macedon.
Any franchise, license, right, easement or privilege heretofore granted or conferred by the Town of Macedon.
Any local law or ordinance of the Town of Macedon providing for the laying out, opening, altering, widening, relocating, straightening, establishing grade, changing name, improvement, acceptance or vacation of any right-of-way, easement, street, road, highway, park or other public place within the Town of Macedon or any portion thereof.
Any local law or ordinance of the Town of Macedon appropriating money or transferring funds, promising or guaranteeing the payment of money or authorizing the issuance and delivery of any bond of the Town of Macedon or other instruments or evidence of the town's indebtedness.
Local laws or ordinances authorizing the purchase, sale, lease or transfer of property or any lawful contract or obligation.
The levy or imposition of special assessments or charges.
The annexation or dedication of property.
Any legislation relating to salaries.
Any local law or ordinance amending the Zoning Map.
Any legislation adopted subsequent to December 28, 1995.
Any ordinance relating to or establishing a pension plan or pension fund for municipal employees.
Local Law No. 1-1984 pertaining to Environmental Quality Review.
Local Law No. 7-1994 pertaining to fees for mining operations.
Local Law No. 3-1993 pertaining to salaries of the Clerk and Highway Superintendent for 1994.
All legislation pertaining to sewer use and sewer rents, including but not limited to L.L. No. 2-1990, L.L. No. 3-1990, ordinances adopted 3-22-1984 and 10-24-1985, resolution adopted 9-27-1984.
Ordinances adopted 1-29-1937 and 5-13-1958 pertaining to the Joint Police Department.
If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section, Article, chapter or part of this local law or of any local law, ordinance or resolution included in this Code now or through supplementation shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder thereof but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, section, Article, chapter or part thereof directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered.
A copy of the Code, in loose-leaf form, has been filed in the office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Macedon and shall remain there for use and examination by the public until final action is taken on this local law; and, if this local law shall be adopted, such copy shall be certified by the Town Clerk of the Town of Macedon by impressing thereon the Seal of the town, and such certified copy shall remain on file in the office of said Town Clerk to be made available to persons desiring to examine the same during all times while said Code is in effect. The enactment and publication of this local law, coupled with the availability of a copy of the Code for inspection by the public, shall be deemed, held and considered to be due and legal publication of all provisions of the Code for all purposes.
Any and all additions, deletions, amendments or supplements to any of the local laws, ordinances and resolutions known collectively as the "Code of the Town of Macedon" or any new local laws, ordinances or resolutions, when enacted or adopted in such form as to indicate the intention of the Town Board to be a part thereof, shall be deemed to be incorporated into such Code so that reference to the Code shall be understood and intended to include such additions, deletions, amendments or supplements. Whenever such additions, deletions, amendments or supplements to the Code shall be enacted or adopted, they shall thereafter be printed and, as provided hereunder, inserted in the loose-leaf book containing said Code as amendments and supplements thereto. Nothing contained in this local law shall affect the status of any local law, ordinance or resolution contained herein, and such local laws, ordinances or resolutions may be amended, deleted or changed from time to time as the Town Board deems desirable.
It shall be the duty of the Town Clerk to keep up-to-date the certified copy of the book containing the Code of the Town of Macedon required to be filed in the office of the Town Clerk for use by the public. All changes in said Code and all local laws, ordinances and resolutions adopted by the Town Board subsequent to the enactment of this local law in such form as to indicate the intention of said Board to be a part of said Code shall, when finally enacted or adopted, be included therein by temporary attachment of copies of such changes, local laws, ordinances or resolutions until such changes, local laws, ordinances or resolutions are printed as supplements to said Code book, at which time such supplements shall be inserted therein.
Copies of the Code may be purchased from the Town Clerk of the Town of Macedon upon the payment of a fee to be set by resolution of the Town Board, which Board may also arrange by resolution for procedures for the periodic supplementation thereof.
Any person who, without authorization from the Town Clerk, changes or amends, by additions or deletions, any part or portion of the Code of the Town of Macedon or who alters or tampers with such Code in any manner whatsoever which will cause the legislation of the Town of Macedon to be misrepresented thereby or who violates any other provision of this local law shall be guilty of an offense and shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment for a term of not more than 15 days, or both.
[Amended 12-9-1999 by L.L. No. 6-1999]
Unless otherwise provided, any person, firm or corporation who or which shall violate any of the provisions of this Code or any rule or regulation made pursuant thereto shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $250 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both for each offense. Each day during which a violation of this Code shall occur shall be deemed a separate, distinct and additional offense.
For purposes of violation of any of the provisions of Chapter 135 or any rule or regulation made pursuant thereto, a first conviction thereof shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $350 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed six months, or both; for conviction of a second offense, both of which were committed within a period of five years, punishable by a fine of not less than $350 nor more than $700 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed six months, or both; and, upon conviction for a third or subsequent offense, all of which were committed within a period of five years, punishable by a fine of not less than $700 nor more than $1,000 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed six months, or both. Each day's continued violation shall constitute a separate, distinct and additional offense.
In compiling and preparing the local laws, ordinances and resolutions for publication as the Code of the Town of Macedon, no changes in the meaning or intent of such local laws, ordinances and resolutions have been made, except as provided for in Subsection B hereof. In addition, certain grammatical changes and other minor nonsubstantive changes were made in one or more of said pieces of legislation. It is the intention of the Town Board that all such changes be adopted as part of the Code as if the local laws, ordinances and resolutions had been previously formally amended to read as such.
In addition, the following amendments and/or additions are made herewith, to become effective upon the effective date of this local law. (Chapter and section number references are to the local laws, ordinances and resolutions as they have been renumbered and appear in the Code.)
Editor's Note: In accordance with § 1-12B, the chapters, Articles or sections which were added, amended, adopted or deleted by this local law are indicated throughout this Code by a footnote referring to "Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I." During routine supplementation, footnotes indicating amendments or additions will be replaced with "Amended (or Added, as appropriate) 3-28-1996 by L.L. No. 2-1996." A complete description of the changes made by § 1-12B of L.L. No. 2-1996 are on file in the Town Clerk's office.
This local law shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State of the State of New York.