ARTICLE IAgent of Process (§ 194-1 — § 194-5)
§ 194-2Designation of agent.
§ 194-3Certificate of ownership.
§ 194-4Posting of notice.
§ 194-5Penalties for offenses.
For the purpose of this Article, the terms used herein are defined as follows:
- ACTION or PROCEEDING
- Any action or proceeding which may be instituted by a Code Enforcement Officer in the Justice Court of the Village of Spring Valley in connection with an alleged violation of any of the local laws of the Village of Spring Valley.
- Any improved real property located within the Village of Spring Valley which, in whole or in part, is non-owner-occupied.
- A summons or any notice, mandate or other paper or process issued under any provision of the Code of the Village of Spring Valley.
- VILLAGE CLERK
- Either the Village Clerk or any Deputy Village Clerk of the Village of Spring Valley.
Every owner of property located within the Village of Spring Valley shall file:
A statement of designation, signed and verified in the office of the Village Clerk, setting forth the name and address, by street and number within the Village of Spring Valley, of an agent upon whom process may be served in any action or proceeding which may be commenced or instituted against said owner.
A designation, signed and verified, of the Village Clerk, as the agent upon whom process against the owner may be served, and the post office address, within or without the Village of Spring Valley, to which the Village Clerk may mail a copy of any process against such owner served upon the Village Clerk.
Whenever process is served upon the Village Clerk, he shall promptly mail, by certified mail, addressed to the agent named in said designation at the address therein set forth, a true copy of said process.
Attached to such statement and designation shall be a certificate properly certified by the owner that he is the owner of the premises with respect to which such statement or designation is filed.
Every owner of a building located within the Village of Spring Valley shall post, and keep posted, in a conspicuous place in a main public area in said building, a notice, at least six by eight (6 x 8) inches in size, setting forth:
Exception. In the event that a building is:
Any person, firm or corporation who or which violates, disobeys, neglects or refuses to comply with any of the terms of this Article shall be guilty of a violation and shall be subject to a fine of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000.) or imprisonment not to exceed fifteen (15) days, or both. Each week a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense.