Town of Union, NY
Broome County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Union as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Brush, grass and weeds — See Ch. 83.
Nuisances — See Ch. 141.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 155.
Inoperative vehicles — See Ch. 194.
[Adopted 1-4-1989 by L.L. No. 1-1989]

§ 174-1 Restrictions.

A. 
Except as hereinafter provided, no person, firm or private or municipal corporation shall place, store, deposit or dump or cause to be placed, stored, deposited or dumped, for the purpose of abandonment or otherwise, any junk, metal, bricks, stones, plaster, lumber, metal tanks, barrels, tin cans or other metal containers or waste material or putrescibles of any nature on any public or privately owned lot, tract of land, street, lane, alley, park or reserve within the corporate limits of the Town of Union, outside the corporate limits of any village therein, nor shall any such person, firm or private or municipal corporation place, store, deposit or dump, for the purpose of abandonment, any automobile or automobile body.
B. 
No owner or occupant of a parcel shall cause or allow solid wastes, recyclable materials, rubbish or debris or garbage which is generated outside the perimeters of the parcel to be dumped upon or placed upon said parcel. Any such solid wastes, recyclable materials, rubbish or debris or garbage placed upon said parcel, either with or without the knowledge or consent of the owner or occupant thereof, shall be immediately removed from said parcel by the owner or occupant thereof.
[Added 4-19-1995 by L.L. No. 5-1995]
C. 
Any person who shall place any solid waste or recyclable materials upon any parcel not owned, leased or lawfully occupied by such person and without the explicit consent of the owner of said parcel shall be deemed to have violated this article.
[Added 4-19-1995 by L.L. No. 5-1995]
D. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to place at the curb or along the edge of street pavement within the Town of Union, outside the Villages of Endicott and Johnson City, or to dispose, discard or abandon in said portion of the Town any solid waste generated either outside the Town of Union or within the Villages of Endicott or Johnson City.
[Added 4-19-1995 by L.L. No. 5-1995]

§ 174-2 Construction and demolition debris.

No person, firm or private or municipal corporation shall establish a construction and demolition debris disposal site in the Town of Union, regardless of size, location or projected term of operation, unless:
A. 
A permit has been obtained pursuant to Article 27 of the Environmental Conservation Law; and
B. 
The construction and demolition debris disposal site is in compliance with the zoning, land use and environmental regulations of the Town of Union.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 13-2B, dealing with noncorporate property owners disposing of materials, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 4-19-1995 by L.L. No. 5-1995.

§ 174-3 Penalties for offenses.

A. 
Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this article, or who or which shall violate or fail to comply with any order made thereunder, or who or which shall falsify plans or statements filed thereunder, or who or which shall continue to dump after having received written notice from the Town of Union to cease work, shall be guilty of an offense and punishable by a fine not to exceed $250 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both. However, for the purpose of conferring jurisdiction upon the courts and judicial officers generally, violations of this article shall be deemed misdemeanors, and for such purpose only all provisions of law relating to misdemeanors shall apply to such violations.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
Each week's continued violation shall constitute a separate, additional violation. Notice of violation shall be sufficient if directed to such owner, the agent of such owner or the contractor and left at the person's known place of residence or business.