City of Hornell, NY
Steuben County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Hornell as Art. I of Ch. 13 of the 1970 Municipal Code. Section 172-7 added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Brush, grass and weeds — See Ch. 115.
Unsafe buildings — See Ch. 120.
Dogs and other animals — See Ch. 135.
Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 160.
Farmers market — See Ch. 190.
Pest control — See Ch. 222.
Abandoned refrigerators — See Ch. 240.
Sewers and sewage disposal — See Ch. 252.
Storage of vehicles and parts — See Ch. 296.
Water — See Ch. 306.

§ 172-1 Offensive substances and other health nuisances.

A. 
City's right of entry; notice to abate. It shall be the duty of the Superintendent of Public Works or such person as may be specially authorized for that purpose by the Superintendent and such Board or person so authorized shall have the power to enter into and upon and examine any lot, yard, building, cellar, alley, street, sink, drain, vault or any other place within the limits of the city, and if the same is found damp, sunken or ill-constructed or if the same is found to contain any filth or any offensive substance or nuisance, said Board or person shall order the cleansing and removal of any such nuisance within 24 hours.
B. 
Abatement by city; collection of expenses. In case there shall be any nuisance existing or maintained upon any real estate in the city and the owner or occupant of such real estate shall refuse or neglect to comply with the directions of the Superintendent of Public Works or person as aforesaid, the Common Council may order the same abated by and under the direction of the Superintendent of Public Works, and the Superintendent of Public Works shall report the expense thereof to the Common Council, which shall order such expense to be assessed upon the lot upon which such nuisance shall exist, with 5% additional for collection. A warrant shall be attached thereto, and the amount shall be collected in the same manner as taxes are assessed.

§ 172-2 Deposits in streams.

It shall be unlawful for any person to place, throw, deposit or leave in any stream, creek or river or between the wall, spilling or banks of such stream, creek or river any leaves, grass, ashes, bottles, glass, rubbish or any refuse matter of any nature whatsoever.

§ 172-3 Slaughterhouses and killing animals.

A. 
Slaughterhouses prohibited. The maintenance of slaughterhouses for the killing of animals within the corporate limits of the city is hereby prohibited.
B. 
Killing of animals within city.
(1) 
The slaughtering or killing of horses, cattle, sheep, swine or other animals within the limits of the city is hereby prohibited, except such animals as may be killed for humane purposes because of injuries. The keeping of live chickens, geese and other fowl in meat markets or in the rooms, basements or cellars beneath said meat markets or in rooms and areaways used in connection therewith in the city and the killing of chickens, geese and other fowl in any of said places is hereby prohibited.
(2) 
No person shall mutilate, cut up, dismember, dissect, skin or remove the hide from any dead animal in any place within the limits of the city, but this prohibition shall not apply to dead animals actually kept and intended for sale as human food, provided that the meat of said animals is wholesome and fit for food and is not diseased.

§ 172-4 Depositing dead animals in streams.

It shall be unlawful for any person to throw or deposit any dead animal in the Canisteo River or in Crosby or Canacadea Creek or any creek in the city or upon the banks of any such river or creek or upon the banks or in the waters of any pond within the limits of the city.

§ 172-5 Burial of animals.

A. 
Generally. All dead animals within the city, except such as may be actually kept and intended for sale as human food, shall be immediately removed from the place where they shall be and transferred to and properly buried at the city dumping grounds in accordance with the regulations herein provided, and no dead animals shall be buried within the corporate limits of the city without special permission of the Health Officer first obtained in writing. This provision shall not restrict or prohibit the right to bury any dead animal in any other place outside the city or the shipping of a dead animal in due course of trade to points outside the city. No animal shall be taken alive to the city dumping grounds for the purpose of being there killed or buried until the owner has first applied for and obtained the permit required by Subsection B.
B. 
Permit required. The permit hereby provided for shall be issued by the City Clerk upon the filing of a written application of the owner of any such live or dead animal, which application shall be subscribed by the owner and shall state the kind and age of the animal, the cause of death and shall contain an agreement to convey said animal to the place of burial specified in the permit in a sanitary manner and to cause said animal to be at once buried at such place on the dumping ground as shall be designated by the caretaker of the ground on presentation of the permit, such animal to be covered with earth at least three feet in depth. The permit holder will further agree that he will obey any direction of the Health Officer in case the manner of said burial is not satisfactory to said Officer; and in case the animal has died or is afflicted with any contagious or infectious disease, the owner will promptly comply with such other requirements in relation thereto as may be exacted by the Health Officer of the city. This subsection and the regulations herein prescribed shall not apply to animals killed or buried by any lawful authority or by an officer acting in the discharge of any duty prescribed by law.

§ 172-6 Scavengers.

It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the business of scavenger in the area known as the "city dump."

§ 172-7 Penalties for offenses. [1]

Violations of this chapter shall be punishable as provided in § 1-1 of the Code.
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Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II.