Village of Spencerport, NY
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Spencerport 9-3-1940 (Ch. 110, Art. I, of the 1988 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building code administration and enforcement — See Ch. 125.
Land development — See Ch. 184.
Notification of defects — See Ch. 203.
Sewers — See Ch. 250.
Sidewalk cafes — See Ch. 255.
Stormwater management — See Ch. 276.
Trees — See Ch. 296.

§ 280-1 Definitions.

The words used in this chapter shall have the meanings commonly attributed to them.

§ 280-2 Coasting; hitching of contrivances to motor vehicles.

A. 
No person shall coast in the streets or upon the sidewalks with sleds, skis, toboggans, carts, boards or other contrivances.
B. 
The hitching of sleds, toboggans, carts, bicycles and other contrivances to motor vehicles is hereby prohibited.

§ 280-3 Games.

No person shall throw snowballs, play baseball, football or any other game or engage in any athletic activity upon the sidewalks or in the streets.

§ 280-4 Construction and maintenance.

[Amended 1-17-1984 by L.L. No. 4-1984; 10-20-1984 by L.L. No. 30-1984; 3-3-1999 by L.L. No. 2-1999]
A. 
Intent. The Board of Trustees of the Village of Spencerport considers the existing sidewalk system to be an integral and important part of Village life. Sidewalks not only provide a safe way for citizens to move about the Village and conduct their business, but they also provide an opportunity for physical exercise. It is the intent of this section to provide for the maintenance of the existing public sidewalk system and to provide for possible future expansion of the public sidewalk system in the Village of Spencerport. In considering whether or not to expand the sidewalk system, the Board of Trustees will take into account the wishes of the citizens, the available resources and the need to maintain the existing system.
B. 
Regulation by the Board of Trustees. No person shall construct or repair any sidewalk within the Village of Spencerport except under the direction and in the manner determined and prescribed by the Board of Trustees.
C. 
Location and construction of sidewalks. The Board of Trustees shall, from time to time, determine and prescribe the location of sidewalks within the Village. The method of construction of said sidewalks shall be as set forth in the regulations for land development of the Village of Spencerport.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). The Village’s current regulations for land development are on file in the Village Clerk’s office; see Ch. 184, Land Development.
D. 
Construction by Village. In the case of any land abutting on any dedicated street, alley, highway or public place in the Village of Spencerport which does not have a sidewalk on the effective date of the section, the Village Board of Trustees may cause such sidewalk to be constructed under its direction and in accordance with Village specifications, wholly at the expense of the adjoining landowner, or wholly at the expense of the Village of Spencerport, or partly at the expense of the adjoining landowner and partly at the expense of the Village of Spencerport.
E. 
Repair and replacement by Village. In case any sidewalk existing at the time this section becomes effective, or which comes into existence thereafter, which abuts on any dedicated street, alley, highway or public place in the Village of Spencerport shall be determined by the Village to be in need of repair, the Village Board of Trustees may cause such sidewalk to be repaired or replaced under its direction, with such repair or replacement to be in accordance with Village specifications, and the expense thereof shall be borne by the Village.
F. 
New construction. In cases where new roads, streets or alleys are proposed, said roads, streets or alleys shall be constructed with adjoining sidewalks at the developer's expense. In cases where the sidewalks would not interconnect with other sidewalks, the Village Board may, in lieu of sidewalks, accept a sum of money equal to the cost of the construction of said sidewalks, which funds shall be used for the improvement of the sidewalk system in the Village.
G. 
Snow removal. The Village may, as permitted by the availability of personnel and equipment, remove snow from public sidewalks. Nothing herein shall prohibit property owners and/or occupants from removing snow from public sidewalks adjacent to their property.
H. 
Free passage. Obstructing the free passage of a public sidewalk in any manner or by any means is prohibited.

§ 280-5 Awnings.

A. 
Cloth awnings attached to a building may project over the sidewalk not exceeding 10 feet, provided that such awnings are supported by an iron framework securely attached to the building in such a manner as to be at all times safe and self-supporting, and provided that every part of such awning is at least seven feet six inches above the surface of the sidewalk.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
Wooden awnings must not hereafter be erected.
C. 
Every owner or occupant of a building must at all times keep the awnings in front thereof free from snow, ice, dirt and other obstructions.
D. 
Merchandise or articles of any kind must not be suspended from an awning over the sidewalk.

§ 280-6 Banners. [1]

No person shall erect, suspend or string, or cause to be erected, suspended or strung, any banner, pennant, streamer, sign, wire or rope over and across a street.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 280-7 Advertisements and notices.

A. 
No person shall paste, post, paint, print or nail upon any curb, gutter, flagstone, tree, lamppost, awning post, horse post, telephone or telegraph pole, barrel, box or hydrant in any street or public place any handbill, poster, notice, sign or advertisement.
B. 
No person shall tear down, deface or destroy any notice or poster put up or posted by or under the direction of the Board of Trustees or by or under the direction of any other Village department or officer.

§ 280-8 Roof and lot drainage.

A. 
All buildings shall be provided with proper leaders for conducting water from the roofs. In no case shall the water from leaders be allowed to flow upon the sidewalk, but it shall be conducted by a pipe or pipes to the storm sewer. If there is no storm sewer in the street, then the water from the leader shall be conducted by a proper pipe or pipes below the surface to a street gutter or to a cesspool.
B. 
Surface, rain- or refuse water from any lot, building or structure shall not be allowed to flow upon the sidewalk in a manner to be a discomfort to the public.

§ 280-9 Village property.

No person shall deface, injure, move, obstruct, interfere with or trespass upon property of the Village of Spencerport.

§ 280-10 Issuance of permits.

The Mayor of the Village of Spencerport, upon written application, shall issue the required permit to such persons as he shall deem fit and proper. Such permit shall be countersigned by the Clerk, who shall keep a record thereof and of the purpose thereof. Any applicant who shall have been refused such permit by the Mayor may apply to the Board of Trustees therefor at a meeting thereof, and such permit may be granted or refused by the Board of Trustees. The Mayor may suspend any such permit until the next meeting of the Board of Trustees, and said Board may revoke or continue said permit.

§ 280-11 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 2-2-1988 by L.L. No. 1-1988]
Any person, firm or corporation who violates any provisions of this chapter or who shall omit, neglect or refuse to do any act required by this chapter shall, for each and every such violation and noncompliance, respectively, forfeit and pay a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.