Town of Elma, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Elma as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Excavations — See Ch. 75.
Sewers — See Ch. 115.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 123.
[Adopted 5-18-1977 by L.L. No. 2-1977]

§ 121-1 Written notice required prior to maintenance of civil action.

No civil action shall be maintained against the Town of Elma or Town Superintendent of Highways of the Town of Elma for damages or injuries to persons or property sustained by reason of any highway, bridge or culvert being defective, out of repair, unsafe, dangerous or obstructed, unless written notice of such defective, unsafe, dangerous or obstructed condition of such highway, bridge or culvert was actually given to the Town Clerk or Town Superintendent of Highways and there was a failure or neglect within a reasonable time after the giving of such notice to repair or to remove the defect, danger or obstruction complained of; but no such action shall be maintained for damages or injuries to persons or property sustained solely in consequence of the existence of snow or ice upon any highway, bridge or culvert, unless written notice thereof, specifying the particular place, was actually given to the Town Clerk or Town Superintendent of Highways and there was a failure or neglect to cause such snow or ice to be removed or to make the place otherwise reasonably safe within a reasonable time after the receipt of such notice.

§ 121-2 Filing of written notices received; presentation to Board.

The Town Superintendent of Highways shall transmit, in writing, to the Town Clerk, within five days after the receipt thereof, all written notices received by him pursuant to this article and Subdivision 2 of § 65-a of the Town Law. The Town Clerk shall cause all written notices received by him or her, pursuant to this article and Subdivision 2 of § 65-a of the Town Law, to be presented to the Town Board within five days of the receipt thereof or at the next succeeding Town Board meeting, whichever shall be sooner.

§ 121-3 Supersession of statute.

This article shall supersede in its application to the Town of Elma Subdivisions 1 and 3 of § 65-a of the Town Law.
[Adopted 11-3-1982 by L.L. No. 1-1982]

§ 121-4 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PARTY
A neighborhood block party, celebration or event as provided in the Town Law § 64, Subdivision 10-b, but shall not include a garage sale, yard sale, bazaar, rummage sale or other similar activity having the principal purpose of fund-raising for an individual or an organization, nor shall it include a political meeting or rally, carnival, theatrical or musical performances, such as rock concerts or similar events.
STREET
A Town street, highway or road.

§ 121-5 Permit required; application.

The Superintendent of Highways shall be authorized to issue a permit for the temporary blocking of a street for the purpose of holding a party. An application for such permit shall be filed with the Superintendent of Highways at least 21 days before the commencement of such party. Such application shall contain at least the following information: name and address of the applicant, name of the street or streets and a description of the portions thereof to be blocked, a description of the specific party to be held and the date and the hours thereof. The application may require such additional information as the Town Board shall prescribe by resolution.

§ 121-6 Fees; grant or denial of permit.

The application shall be accompanied by a fee of $5 which shall not be refundable in the event the permit is denied. The permit shall be granted by the Superintendent of Highways upon determining that the party is authorized by Town Law § 64, Subdivision 10-b, and this article. The permit shall be denied if the Superintendent of Highways finds that blocking the street or portion thereof on the date requested in the application will unduly interfere with the flow of vehicular traffic or upon determining that the party is not authorized under Town Law § 64, Subdivision 10-b, and this article. The Superintendent of Highways shall advise the applicant in writing of the reason for denial of the application.

§ 121-7 Validity of permit.

A permit issued pursuant to this article shall be valid only for the date and the hours specified thereon, which shall not be before 7:00 a.m. and after 11:00 p.m.

§ 121-8 Removal of debris required.

The applicant shall be responsible for removal of litter, debris and other materials from the street or portion thereof used for the party which is attributable to or caused by the party.

§ 121-9 Obstacles to be easily moved.

A street or portion thereof blocked off for a party shall not be obstructed by obstacles which cannot be readily moved to allow emergency and hazard vehicles to enter it in response to an emergency.

§ 121-10 Number of permits limited.

No more than two permits shall be granted by the Superintendent of Highways in any calendar year for the same neighborhood.