Town of Southeast, NY
Putnam County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Southeast as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Bills and posters — See Ch. 46.
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 54A.
Driveways — See Ch. 64.
Excavations and grading — See Ch. 69.
Littering — See Ch. 91.
Protection of scenic roads — See Ch. 110.
Stormwater management and erosion and sediment control — See Ch. 119.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 123.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 131.
Off-road vehicles — See Ch. 134.
Parking lot rules and regulations — See Ch. A142.
Road and drainage specifications — See Ch. A143.
[Adopted 12-19-1996 by L.L. No. 5-1996]

§ 121-1 Notification of unsafe conditions required.

No civil action shall be maintained against the Town or the Town Superintendent of Highways for damages or injuries to persons or property sustained by reason of any highway, bridge, street, sidewalk, crosswalk or culvert being defective, out of repair, unsafe, dangerous or obstructed or of any defective conditions of any other Town-owned or -maintained property unless written notice of such unsafe, dangerous or obstructed condition of such highway, bridge, street, sidewalk, crosswalk or culvert was actually received by the Town Clerk or Town Superintendent of Highways and there was a failure or neglect within a reasonable time after the giving of such notice to repair or remove the defect, danger or obstruction complained of.

§ 121-2 Notification of snow or ice required.

No civil action shall be maintained against the Town or the Town Superintendent of Highways for damages or injuries to person or property sustained solely in consequence of the existence of snow or ice upon any highway, bridge, street, sidewalk, crosswalk or culvert or of any defective condition of any other Town-owned or -maintained property or facility unless written notice thereof, specifying the particular place, was actually given to the Town Clerk or Town Superintendent of Highways and there was a failure or neglect to cause such snow or ice to be removed or to make the place otherwise reasonably safe within a reasonable time after the receipt of such notice.

§ 121-3 Transmission of notice to Clerk.

The Town Superintendent of Highways shall transmit, in writing, to the Town Clerk, within five days after receipt thereof, all written notices received pursuant to § 121-1 or 121-2 of this article and Subdivision 2 of § 65-a of the Town Law. The Town Clerk shall cause all written notices received pursuant to this article and Subdivision 2 of § 65-a of the Town Law to be presented to the Town Board within five days of the receipt thereof or at the next succeeding Town Board meeting, whichever shall be sooner.

§ 121-4 Records.

The Town Clerk of the Town of Southeast shall keep an indexed record, in a separate book, of all written notices which the Town Clerk shall receive pursuant to this article of the existence of a defective, unsafe, dangerous or obstructed condition in or upon or of an accumulation of ice or snow upon any Town highway, bridge, street, sidewalk, crosswalk or culvert or any other Town property or facility, which record shall state the date of receipt of the notice, the nature and location of the condition stated to exist and the name and address of the person from whom the notice is received. The record of each such notice shall be preserved for a period of five years after the date it was received.

§ 121-5 Town Law superseded.

This article shall supersede in its application to the Town of Southeast Subdivisions 1 and 3 of § 65-a of the Town Law.