Village of Bayville, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Bayville during codification 12-2-1974 as L.L. No. 5-1974; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Littering — See Ch. 38.
Property maintenance; nuisances — See Ch. 46, § 46-4.
Removal of matter from sidewalks — See Ch. 64, Art. II.
Removal of dangerous trees — See Ch. 72.

§ 11-1 Removal of weeds and other vegetation required.

Every owner of any lot, land or place in the Incorporated Village of Bayville is hereby required to cut, trim or otherwise remove, or to cause to be cut, trimmed or otherwise removed, all weeds, grass, brush or other uncultivated vegetation or accumulation of dead weeds, grass or brush, as shall constitute a health hazard, fire hazard, safety or traffic hazard or public nuisance.

§ 11-2 Determination of existence of hazard or nuisance.

The Board of Trustees or its duly designated representative shall determine if any such growth of weeds, grass, brush or other such uncultivated vegetation or accumulation of dead weeds, grass or brush constitutes a health hazard, fire hazard, safety or traffic hazard or public nuisance.

§ 11-3 Notice to owner.

After it has been determined that a health hazard, fire hazard, safety or traffic hazard or public nuisance exists as a result of the existence of weeds, grass, brush or other uncultivated vegetation or accumulation of dead weeds, grass or brush, the Village Clerk shall give notice to the owner of such lot, land or place that such condition exists, by mailing to such owner a written notice at his last known address.

§ 11-4 Noncompliance.

A person upon whom notice has been served to cut, trim, or remove such noxious long grass or rank growths and who for five (5) days after service shall neglect or fail to comply with the provisions of any such notice shall be deemed to have violated this chapter.

§ 11-5 Removal by village; cost to become lien.

If, after the expiration of ten (10) days from the date of mailing the notice provided in § 11-4, the owner shall fail to comply with the requirement of § 11-1, the Superintendent of Public Works shall have the power to cut, trim or remove such weeds, grass, brush or other uncultivated vegetation or accumulation of dead weeds, grass or brush on any such lot, land or place in the Incorporated Village of Bayville, and the expense thereof shall be charged to the property so affected by including such expense in the next annual tax levy against the property, pursuant to the Village Law of New York.

§ 11-6 Enforcing authority.

Any member of the Village Board, duly authorized officers or agents of the Village Board, or any member of the Nassau County Police Department is hereby empowered to enforce the provisions of this chapter.

§ 11-7 Penalties for offenses.

Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a violation pursuant to the Penal Law of the State of New York, punishable by a fine not exceeding two hundred fifty dollars ($250.) or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding fifteen (15) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.