Village of Brewster, NY
Putnam County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Brewster as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Notification of defects — See Ch. 162.
Street naming and building numbering — See Ch. 213.
[Adopted 6-17-1932 as Sections 2, 3, 13, 26 and 28 of the 1932 Ordinance; amended 5-20-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992 (Ch. 149, Art. I, of the 1992 Code)]

§ 218-1 Building materials on streets; excavations.

No person shall deposit material used for building or other purposes upon any highway of the Village or dig or cause to be dug any excavation or other opening in the highways therein for any purpose, except with the permission and under the direction of the Village officer or officers having charge of the public work incidental to which such excavation is required.

§ 218-2 Injuring trees on streets.

No person shall in any way mutilate, cut down, injure or destroy any shade or ornamental tree or shrub upon the streets, sidewalks or parks within the Village without a permit from the Village.

§ 218-3 Permit required for parades.

No person shall engage in any parade upon the streets, sidewalks or public places of the Village without a permit from the Village.

§ 218-4 Injuring pavement.

No person or persons shall throw, drop or project any heavy object upon the sidewalks or pavements of the Village so as to injure the same.

§ 218-5 Encroachments on streets.

If any fence, building or other permanent structure shall at any time encroach upon the boundaries of any street in the Village, the owner or owners thereof or the occupant or occupants of the lot which shall adjoin the same shall remove the same within 10 days after notice in writing to do so shall be served upon them by the Village of Brewster Board of Trustees.

§ 218-6 Penalties for offenses.

Any person committing an offense against any of the provisions of this article shall be guilty of a violation and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable for each offense by a penalty of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.

§ 218-7 Enforcement. [1]

This article shall be enforceable by the Village of Brewster Highway Superintendent and Code Enforcement Officer, and/or Village police, who are hereby authorized to issue and serve an appearance ticket with respect to violation(s) of this article.
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[Adopted 5-20-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992 (Ch. 149, Art. II, of the 1992 Code); amended 5-15-1996 by L.L. No. 2-1996; 4-5-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: Section 1 of this local law, which did not specifically amend the Code, contained the following definition: "SIDEWALK — That portion of a street between the curblines and the adjacent property lines intended for use by pedestrians and commonly limited to nonvehicles, as the term 'vehicle' is defined by § 159 of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law."

§ 218-8 Responsibility of owners and occupants.

A. 
The owners and occupants of properties adjoining sidewalks commonly used by the public in the Village of Brewster shall keep such sidewalks in repair and free and completely clear of snow, ice, dirt and other obstructions. With respect to the clearing of snow and ice removal, such must be removed within 24 hours after the period in which such snow or ice has accumulated. All other repairs and maintenance shall be performed within a reasonable time period.
B. 
For the purposes of this article, "obstructions" shall be deemed to include but not be limited to boxes, crates, carts, bags, cartons and packages.

§ 218-9 Noncompliance; penalties for offenses.

A. 
In default of such repair or removal of obstructions as required, the Village may effect such repair or removal at the expense of such owners or occupants, and the charges therefor shall be a lien upon the premises until paid.
B. 
Any person committing an offense against any of the provisions of this article shall be guilty of a violation and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable for each offense by a penalty of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 218-10 Enforcement.

This article shall be enforceable by the Village of Brewster Highway Superintendent and Code Enforcement Officer, and/or Village police, who are hereby authorized to issue and serve an appearance ticket with respect to violation(s) of this article.

§ 218-11 Repealer.

This article shall replace and completely render null and void Local Law Number 2 of 2001.