Village of Massapequa Park, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Massapequa Park 1-10-1994 by L.L. No. 3-1994. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 196-1 License required.

[Amended 10-2-1995 by L.L. No. 9-1995]
Except as provided herein, all persons, companies or corporations (collectively referred to as "landscaper") who perform any landscaping functions in the Village of Massapequa Park shall be licensed in accordance with this chapter. Landscaping functions may be performed without a license by the owner or occupant of the property on which the work is performed.

§ 196-2 Activities regulated.

[Amended 8-8-1994 by L.L. No. 23-1994]
For the purpose of this chapter, the landscaping functions shall include but are not limited to the cultivation, seeding, planting, cutting, trimming, pruning, maintenance of grass, shrubs, plants, trees or other foliage. Landscaping functions shall not include the application of pesticides, insecticides, fungicides or rodenticides.

§ 196-3 Work done without license prohibited; responsibility for license.

No landscaper shall perform any landscaping functions within the Village of Massapequa Park without first obtaining a license to do so from the Village Administrator. All landscaping work by an unlicensed landscaper is prohibited. No property owner or occupant shall permit any unlicensed landscaper to perform any landscaping function on his or her property. Licenses shall be obtained by the proprietor of the landscape business or by a corporate officer.

§ 196-4 Application procedure.

Any landscaper desiring a license by this chapter shall make application on forms prescribed by the Village Administrator of the Incorporated Village of Massapequa Park or his or her designee.

§ 196-5 Fees.

[Amended 12-8-2003; 3-8-2010]
Each applicant for a license shall pay a fee of $100 as a nonrefundable filing fee with the application. A fee of $100 shall be paid by the applicant to the Village Administrator or his or her designee upon issuance of the license.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. A350, Fees.

§ 196-6 Expiration of license; renewal.

[Amended 12-8-2003; 3-8-2010]
All licenses issued pursuant to this chapter shall expire on the last day of December in the year in which they have been issued. Licenses may be renewed upon payment of an annual fee of $100 before the first day of February of the next year. If the licensee fails to make proper timely application for renewal, he or she shall be required to reapply and pay an additional license fee as set forth in the preceding section in the amount of $100 as a nonrefundable filing fee with the application, and $100 paid upon the issuance of the license.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. A350, Fees.

§ 196-7 Posting of the Village decal.

Each applicant shall fix to and display on the left front bumper of each vehicle and on the left rear bumper of any trailer regularly used in the course of its business an identification decal issued by the Village.

§ 196-8 Regulations.

The following rules and regulations shall apply:
A. 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A, regulating the application of pesticides and insecticides, was repealed 8-8-1994 by L.L. No. 23-1994.
B. 
No landscaper shall perform landscaping work on Sunday.
C. 
Landscaping work may be performed by landscapers only during the hours of 8:00 a.m. through 7:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, 9:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
D. 
No licensee shall scatter, nor in using any mechanical or electrical blower, cause to be scattered, any garbage, refuse or cuttings, leaves or other waste materials on any public highway or public property without removing and/or cleaning the same immediately.
E. 
No one shall spill or dump oil, gasoline or other petroleum products on the public highway or right-of-way or on the ground. No equipment shall be filled or refilled except over a drop cloth or other device designed to catch and retain any accidental spillage.
[Amended 8-8-1994 by L.L. No. 23-1994]

§ 196-9 Penalties for offenses.

Each and every violation of any provision of this chapter or of any of the rules and regulations promulgated hereunder shall be punishable by a mandatory minimum fine of not less than $100 for each and every separate offense relating to a violation of this chapter.

§ 196-10 Revocation and suspension of license.

In addition to the penalties set forth in § 196-9 of this chapter, the Village may revoke or suspend any license issued pursuant to this chapter after notice to the licensee.

§ 196-11 License to be in possession of person performing work.

The license issued pursuant to this chapter or a photocopy signed by the licensee shall be at all times in the actual possession of the person performing the work at the site.

§ 196-12 Effective date.

This chapter shall take effect on March 1, 1994.