Village of Lancaster, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Lancaster 11-13-1979 by L.L. No. 8-1979 (Ch. 130 of the 1976 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 297.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 325.

§ 279-1 Title.

The title of this chapter is "Snowplowing."

§ 279-2 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
VEHICLE
Any vehicle, as defined in the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York, licensed to operate on the highways of the State of New York and used to plow snow; but the term shall not include a vehicle used solely by a person, firm or corporation to plow snow within the confines of his or its own property, whether owned or leased.

§ 279-3 Permit required.

No person, firm or corporation shall plow snow or cause or allow same to be plowed by the use of any vehicle within the Village of Lancaster unless a permit therefor as hereinafter prescribed, issued by the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works of the Village of Lancaster, is in full force and effect and such permit is prominently displayed by affixing to the vehicle so as to be readily visible from the exterior thereof.

§ 279-4 Permit application, fee and conditions.

A. 
Application for such permit shall be made to the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works of the Village of Lancaster by the owner of the vehicle, in writing, upon forms to be furnished by said Superintendent of the Department of Public Works, which forms shall contain the owner's name and address, the vehicle identification number, the New York State license number attached thereto and such additional information as the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works shall require. The Superintendent of the Department of Public Works may require such documents and information as may be reasonably necessary to verify the facts stated in such application.
B. 
The applicant shall, at the time of the filing of his application, pay a permit fee of $15 for each vehicle.
C. 
If such application or applications shall be approved by the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works, a permit or permits shall be issued by the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works to the applicant.
D. 
Such permit shall commence June 1 and expire May 31 in each year and shall be in such form as the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works shall prescribe.
E. 
Such permit shall not be transferable to another owner.

§ 279-5 Interference with public thoroughfares prohibited.

No person shall plow, shovel, sweep or pile snow, ice or other materials in or beyond the right-of-way of any street or public highway or cause such to be done so as to interfere with the safety and convenience of public travel.

§ 279-6 Enforcement.

This chapter shall be enforced by the members of the Village of Lancaster Police Department, the Superintendent of Public Works of the Village of Lancaster and such other persons as he shall designate.

§ 279-7 Penalties for offenses.

A. 
The Village Board may, following a hearing before such Village Board, revoke the permit or permits granted to any person, firm or corporation under the authority of this chapter or any law, ordinance, rule or regulation relating to snowplowing or snow removal.
B. 
In addition to any other penalties that may be invoked under this chapter, any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, Penalties for Offenses, of the Code of the Village of Lancaster.
C. 
Any person who takes part in or assists in any violation of this chapter shall also be subject to the penalties provided herein.