Town of Greenburgh, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Greenburgh 2-27-1991 by L.L. No. 10-1991. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building, fire and plumbing — See Ch. 100.
Explosives and blasting — See Ch. 140.
Contractors — See Ch. 150.

§ 340-1 Legislative intent.

The purpose of this chapter is to provide for the removal or repair of buildings or structures within the Town that from any cause may now be or shall hereafter become dangerous or unsafe to the public.

§ 340-2 Determination.

[Amended 8-28-1991 by L.L. No. 26-1991]
The Building Inspector or any of his designated representatives may inspect any building, premises or structure within the Town and determine whether any dangerous or unsafe condition exists therein.

§ 340-3 Procedure.

[Amended 8-28-1991 by L.L. No. 26-1991]
A. 
Notice of a dangerous or unsafe condition shall be served on the owner or some one of the owner's executors, legal representatives, agents, lessees or any other person having a vested or contingent interest in the same, either personally or by certified mail sent to the last known address of the owner or some one of the owner's executors, legal representatives, agents, lessees or any other person having a vested or contingent interest in the same. Said notice shall contain a statement describing the reasons the building or structure is dangerous or unsafe and an order requiring the same to be made safe and secure or removed. If service is made by certified mail, a copy of the notice shall be posted on the premises. The notice shall provide that the building, premises or structure must be made safe and secure or removed within 14 days after service of the notice.
B. 
A copy of the notice shall be filed with the Westchester County Clerk, who shall file said notice in the same manner as a notice of pendency pursuant to Article 65 of the Civil Practice Law and Rules. Said notice shall have the same effect as a notice of pendency.
C. 
In the event that the owner or some one of the owner's executors, legal representatives, agents, lessees or any other person having a vested or contingent interest in the same fails or refuses to make safe and secure or remove the dangerous or unsafe condition, the Town Board may order that such building, premises or structure be made safe, secured or removed after holding a hearing. Notice of the hearing shall be served on the owner or some one of the owner's executors, legal representatives, agents, lessees or any other person having a vested or contingent interest in the same, either personally or by certified mail. If service is made by certified mail, a copy of the notice shall be posted conspicuously on the premises.
D. 
The costs and expenses incurred by the Town in connection with the proceedings set forth in this chapter, including the costs of actually making safe, securing or removing said dangerous or unsafe condition, shall be assessed against the land on which the dangerous or unsafe condition is located.