Town of Pleasant Valley, NY
Dutchess County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Pleasant Valley 2-13-2002 by L.L. No. 3-2002. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 70-1 Intent.

In order to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the people of the Town, the Town Board hereby finds that it is necessary to regulate activities which may be a nuisance to the people of the Town and which may cause excessive noise or other disturbance to the people of the Town.

§ 70-2 Nuisances prohibited; exception.

No activity shall be carried on, nor shall anything be done, on any property which may be or become a nuisance to the adjoining or surrounding properties by reason of, but not limited to the following: unsightliness or the excessive emission of odors, fumes, dust, smoke or noise. Customary farming practices and customary household maintenance activities are not considered to be a nuisance.

§ 70-3 Enforcement.

A. 
Any police agency having jurisdiction in the Town may enforce the provisions of this chapter.
B. 
The Zoning Administrator and Deputy Zoning Administrator may, in their discretion, require signed, written complaints from three independent sources about an alleged nuisance before being obligated to investigate a complaint.

§ 70-4 Penalties for offenses.

A. 
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable, upon conviction, by a fine not to exceed $250 per violation or imprisonment not to exceed 15 days, or both. Each day a violation continues constitutes a separate violation.
B. 
In addition to any penalty provided by law, the Town Board may maintain an action or proceeding in the name of the Town in any court of competent jurisdiction to compel compliance with or to restrain violation of the provisions of this chapter.