Town of Poughkeepsie, NY
Dutchess County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Poughkeepsie 12-20-1989 by L.L. No. 21-1989. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 81-1 Legislative intent.

The Town Board of the Town of Poughkeepsie deems it to be necessary in the interests of the public health, welfare and safety of the residents of the Town of Poughkeepsie that certain registration requirements be imposed upon the Board of Managers of all condominiums located in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

§ 81-2 Registration required.

A. 
In any building or groups of buildings which are classified as multiple dwellings, as described in the New York State Fire Prevention and Building Code, and where each individual dwelling unit is individually owned by a form of condominium ownership, the Board of Managers of the common area of said complexes shall be required to register in accordance with this chapter and to renew its registration on an annual basis.
B. 
The registration requirements set forth in this chapter are hereby declared applicable to and extended to all owners of any complex or building which has three or more units therein under the same terms and conditions of the condominium registration.
[Added 3-21-1990 by L.L. No. 4-1990]

§ 81-3 Registration requirements.

The Board of Managers of all condominiums in the Town of Poughkeepsie shall register with the Town of Poughkeepsie Town Clerk, and said registration shall contain the following information to be filed with the Town Clerk and the Town Building Inspector and Fire Inspector:
A. 
The name of the owners' association responsible for the repair and maintenance of common areas of buildings and grounds.
B. 
The name, address and telephone number of the chief officer and second member of the owners' association.
C. 
The name, address and telephone number of any party responsible for the maintenance or repair of some common areas or the name, address and telephone number of the person designated by the condominium association to be responsible for communication with said association. It shall be the obligation of all of the Board of Managers of all condominiums in the Town of Poughkeepsie to file the above information with the Town Clerk, Town Building Inspector and Town Fire Inspector within 30 days of the effective date of this chapter and within seven days of any change in said information and annually in the month of March of every year following the effective date of this chapter.

§ 81-4 Notice of violations; service.

In the event of any safety violations occurring within the condominium buildings or complex, the Town of Poughkeepsie Code Enforcement officials shall and may communicate and/or direct orders to remedy any existing violations to the person named on the registration form herein. Upon delivery of such notice to the above-mentioned persons, it shall be deemed that the condominium association has been formally served with the notice, and said notice shall be binding upon the condominium association.

§ 81-5 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 6-3-2009 by L.L. No. 22-2009]
A. 
Any condominium association which fails to register as required herein shall be guilty of a violation and may be fined a sum not to exceed the sum of $1,000 per violation. Each week that the alleged failure to register shall be found to have occurred shall be deemed a separate and distinct offense.
B. 
In addition to any other remedies set forth herein authorizing the Town to enforce the provisions of this chapter, establishing penalties, and setting forth additional remedies, the person charged with the responsibility to enforce the provisions of this chapter may impose a civil fine or agree to a civil fine not to exceed $1,000 per day for each day of the violation. If said civil fine is imposed, then the alleged violator may appeal to the Town Board.

§ 81-6 When effective; distribution.

This chapter shall take effect immediately upon its filing with the Secretary of State of the State of New York, and the Town Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of said chapter, following its adoption, to the Board of Managers of all condominium developments in the Town of Poughkeepsie.