Village of Tivoli, NY
Dutchess County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tivoli as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 9-8-1947]

§ 191-1 Prohibited acts. [1]

A. 
No person shall ride, drive or lead any horse, team, cow or other animal except dogs upon any sidewalk, or draw or push anything containing swill, rubbish, offal or other foul matter upon any sidewalk.
B. 
No person shall ride any bicycle upon any sidewalk.
C. 
No person shall slide upon any sidewalk on any sleigh, sled, board or other contrivance.
D. 
No owner or occupant of land or premises adjoining a sidewalk shall permit any snow or ice to remain upon such walk longer than 24 hours after the same shall have fallen or accumulated thereon.
E. 
No person shall erect a wooden awning upon or over any sidewalk or street or construct any awning which shall not be at all times, at the lowest point, at least 10 feet above the sidewalk.
F. 
No person shall construct any sidewalk, except under the supervision and in accordance with the direction of a properly designated village official.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 191-2 Maintenance.

All previously constructed sidewalks are to be maintained by property owners adjacent to such sidewalks; all sidewalks disrupted by or due to laying of village water and sewer taps or laterals shall be put in place and maintained by the village until such sidewalk be level with adjacent walks. The Village Board may after service of notice cause new sidewalks to be constructed or repaired wholly at the expense of owners thereof, that all walks to made to correspond with those already laid on said streets; that all new walks shall be not less than four feet in width, and upon the grade established by the Board of Trustees. Said new walks are hereby requested to be constructed within 30 days, and said repairs are hereby required to be made within 30 days after service of notice by the Village Board upon such owner, and in case any owner hereinafter named shall neglect or refuse to construct or repair said sidewalk within the time above named, the Board of Trustees will cause the same to be so constructed or repaired and assess the expense thereof upon the adjoining land.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Section 11, regarding playing ball in the street, which immediately followed this section, was deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 191-3 Accumulation of snow and ice.

No person shall permit snow or ice to accumulate upon a building adjacent to any street or sidewalk, and no person shall permit snow, ice and water to fall from such building upon any street or sidewalk.

§ 191-4 Obstructions prohibited.

No person shall in any way obstruct, encumber, occupy or consent to aid or abet the obstruction, encumbrance or occupation of any street, lane, alley, sidewalk or public grounds except so far as the same shall be necessary for the erection or repair of a building, or the grading or improvement of a lot and only so long as shall be necessary thereof, for the loading and unloading of vehicles and the removal of their contents; provided always that a passageway shall at all times be kept clear for travelers and pedestrians, and provided also that all such obstructions shall be carefully and properly guarded and lighted at all times during the night. No person shall otherwise store or keep any property on any street at night except by permission from the Board of Trustees with such safeguards as they deem necessary.

§ 191-5 Excavations restricted.

No person or corporation shall dig or cause to be dug into, through or across any street, alley, sidewalk or public grounds any trench, ditch or other opening, for any purpose, without the consent of the Board of Trustees. All such ditches or trenches or other openings shall at all times be carefully and properly guarded and lighted at night.

§ 191-6 Handbills.

No person shall post or hang any handbill, notice or placard upon any post, telephone pole, tree, fence, bridge or other object in the streets, alleys or public grounds, except upon billboards authorized and located by the Board of Trustees.

§ 191-7 Penalties for offenses. [1]

Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both. Each day of continuance of an offense shall be considered a separate offense.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).