Village of Sands Point, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Sands Point 7-29-1931 by Ord. No. 3; amended in its entirety 11-19-2002 by L.L. No. 4-2002. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Property maintenance — See Ch. 122.
Trees — See Ch. 157.

§ 52-1 Care of vegetation and property; removal of hazardous refuse.

A. 
Every owner or occupant of land within the limits of the Village shall be responsible to cut, trim or remove unsightly brush, grass, rubbish, debris, hazardous or fallen trees and branches, or noxious and other rank growths, growing or existing on such land or shall cause such rubbish, debris, or growth to be cut, trimmed or removed and to keep such land substantially free from the presence thereon of such unsightly, hazardous or noxious conditions.
B. 
Every owner or occupant of land within the limits of the village shall be responsible to cut, trim or remove any brush, grass, rubbish, debris, fallen or hazardous trees or branches or noxious or other rank growths on the land that are or are likely to become a health hazard, fire hazard, dangerous to persons or property or a harbor for rats, mice or other vermin.
C. 
Every owner or occupant of land shall be responsible to maintain such land up to the street line, in accordance with the requirements of Subsections A and B above.
D. 
Every owner of waterfront property shall be responsible to reasonably maintain the beach down to the mean high water mark in accordance with the requirements of Subsections A and B above.
E. 
The provisions herein pertaining to the removal, destruction or substantial alteration of any tree or branch shall be subject to and enforced in conjunction with Chapter 157 of the Village Code and its permit requirements.

§ 52-2 Penalties for offenses.

Any person, firm or corporation, or his or her or its agent, servant, workman or employee, violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine of $250 to $1,000 and/or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days. Each day's continuance of a violation shall be deemed a separate and distinct offense.

§ 52-3 Costs of work done by village to become lien.

In the event that a property owner fails to comply with any section of this chapter, the Building Department may choose to take reasonable measures to cure the violation. All costs attendant to such curing shall be assessed against the realty involved. These costs shall constitute a lien and charge against that realty and shall be collected by the Village Treasurer in the manner provided by law for the collection of delinquent taxes.