Village of Carthage, NY
Jefferson County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Carthage 8-17-2015 by L.L. No. 1-2015. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 86-1 Compliance required.

The use of permanent standby generators or portable generators shall be allowed in the Village of Carthage only in compliance with this chapter.

§ 86-2 Noise limit.

No permanent standby generator or portable generator may be located on a property in such location as to create a noise exceeding 80 DBA at the nearest property line as measured by sound level decibel meter meeting the standards of either Type 1 or 2 of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI Type 1 or ANSI Type 2 sound level meter).

§ 86-3 Use restrictions.

Neither a permanent standby generator nor a portable generator may be utilized to provide power on an ongoing basis to a property by reason of a) the electrical service provider terminating service provided to the property; or b) the property owner having elected not to connect to the utility provider. Neither permanent standby generators nor portable generators may be used to provide power to a camper or other similar recreational vehicle within the Village.

§ 86-4 Exceptions.

A. 
In a state of emergency, these rules shall be suspended.
B. 
Temporary usage by contractors shall be allowed during regular business hours.

§ 86-5 Penalties for offenses.

Any person in violation of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation. Upon a finding that a violation has occurred, the court may impose a fine not to exceed $250 for each and every violation. Each week a violation continues shall be considered a separate violation. The Village may also consider whether to seek injunctive relief in a court of competent jurisdiction. Such relief shall not be precluded by the fact that fines have also been sought in local court.