Town of Aurora, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Aurora as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 1-22-1990 by L.L. No. 1-1990]
The local laws, ordinances and resolutions of the Town of Aurora referred to in § 1-2 of this local law shall be known collectively as the "Code of the Town of Aurora," hereafter termed the "Code," and the various parts and sections of such local laws, ordinances and resolutions shall be distributed and designated as provided and set forth in § 1-2 of this local law.
Derivation Table
(Sections providing for severability of provisions, repeal of conflicting legislation and effective dates, which are covered by provisions of Chapter 1, Article I, have been omitted from the Code, and such sections are indicated as "omitted" in the table which follows.)
New Number (chapter, title, article, section)
Old Number
(source)
Adoption or Amendment Date
Ch. 5, Conservation Advisory Council
Resolution
6-12-1972
§ 5-1
First unnumbered paragraph
Second unnumbered paragraph
Deleted 1-22-1990
Ch. 9, Defense and Indemnification
Article I, Defense of Town Employees
L.L. No. 1-1980
9-22-1980
§ 9-1
Sec. 1
§ 9-2
Sec. 2
§ 9-3
Sec. 3
§ 9-4
Secs. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Omitted
Sec. 9
Article II, Statutory Provisions
Resolution
11-11-1985
§ 9-5
Unnumbered paragraph
Ch. 13, Ethics, Code of
L.L. No. 2-1970
10-26-1970
§ 13-1
Sec. 1
§ 13-2
Sec. 2
§ 13-3
Sec. 3
§ 13-4
Sec. 4
§ 13-5
Sec. 5
§ 13-6
Sec. 6
Omitted
Sec. 7
Ch. 21, Ordinances, Publication of
L.L. No. 2-1977
8-8-1977
§ 21-1
Sec. 1
§ 21-2
Sec. 2
§ 21-3
Sec. 3
Ch. 26, Recreation Advisory Council
Resolution
2-12-1973
§ 26-1
First unnumbered paragraph
§ 26-2
Second unnumbered paragraph
§ 26-3
Third unnumbered paragraph
Omitted
Fourth unnumbered paragraph
Ch. 28, Recreation Department
L.L. No. 1-1970
5-11-1970
§ 28-1
Sec. I
§ 28-2
Secs. II and III
Omitted
Sec. IV
Ch. 36, Alcoholic Beverages
6-10-1985
§ 36-1
Sec. 1
§ 36-2
Sec. 2
§ 36-3
Sec. 3
§ 36-4
Sec. 4
§ 36-5
Sec. 5
§ 36-6
Sec. 6
§ 36-7
Sec. 7
Omitted
Sec. 8
Ch. 40, Bingo
7-14-1958
§ 40-1
Sec. 1
§ 40-2
Sec. 2
Amended 1-22-1990
§ 40-3
Sec. 3
Amended 1-22-1990
§ 40-4
Sec. 4
Amended 2-3-1969; 1-22-1990
§ 40-5
Sec. 5
§ 40-6
Sec. 6
Amended 1-22-1990
§ 40-7
Sec. 7
Amended 1-22-1990
§ 40-8
Sec. 8
Amended 1-22-1990
§ 40-9
Sec. 9
§ 40-10
Sec. 10
§ 40-11
Sec. 11
Amended 1-22-1990
§ 40-12
Sec. 12
Amended 1-22-1990
§ 40-13
Sec. 13
Amended 1-22-1990
§ 40-14
Sec. 14
Amended 1-22-1990
§ 40-15
Sec. 15
Amended 1-22-1990
§ 40-16
Sec. 16
Amended 1-22-1990
§ 40-17
Sec. 17
§ 40-18
Sec. 18
§ 40-19
Sec. 19
§ 40-20
Sec. 20
§ 40-21
Sec. 21
Amended 1-22-1990
§ 40-22
Sec. 22
§ 40-23
Sec. 23
Amended 1-22-1990
§ 40-24
Sec. 24
Amended 1-22-1990
§ 40-25
Sec. 25
§ 40-26
Sec. 26
§ 40-27
Sec. 27
Amended 1-22-1990
Omitted
Sec. 28
Ch. 44, Building Permits
Resolution
9-24-1973
§ 44-1
Introductory paragraph and Secs. 1, 2, 3 and 4
Ch. 51, Dance Halls
3-12-1951
§ 51-1
Sec. 1
§ 51-2
Sec. 2
§ 51-3
Sec. 3
§ 51-4
Sec. 4
§ 51-5
Sec. 5
§ 51-6
Sec. 6
§ 51-7
Sec. 7
§ 51-8
Sec. 8
Sec. 9
Deleted 1-22-1990
§ 51-9
Sec. 10
§ 51-10
Sec. 11
§ 51-11
Sec. 12
Amended 1-22-1990
Omitted
Sec. 13
Ch. 55, Dogs and Other Animals
Article I, Dog Licensing and Impoundment
9-10-1979
§ 55-1
Sec. 1
Amended 1-22-1990
§ 55-2
Sec. 2
§ 55-3
Sec. 3
Omitted
Sec. 4
§ 55-4
Sec. 1
Added 4-28-1980
§ 55-5
Sec. 2
Added 4-28-1980
§ 55-6
Sec. 3
Added 4-28-1980
Omitted
Sec. 4
Ch. 59, Electrical Inspections
10-26-1970
§ 59-1
Sec. 1
Amended 1-22-1990
§ 59-2
Sec. 2
§ 59-3
Sec. 3
Omitted
Sec. 4
§ 59-4
§ 59-4
Added 1-22-1990
Ch. 65, Fire Prevention and Building Construction
Article I, Building Department and Permits
4-12-54, as amended through 1968
§ 65-1
Sec. 1
§ 65-2
Sec. 2
§ 65-3
Sec. 3
§ 65-4
Sec. 4
§ 65-5
Sec. 5
§ 65-6
Sec. 6
§ 65-7
Sec. 7
§ 65-8
Sec. 8
§ 65-9
Sec. 9
§ 65-10
Sec. 10
§ 65-11
Sec. 11
Amended 2-9-1976
§ 65-12
Sec. 12
§ 65-13
Sec. 13
§ 65-14
Sec. 14
§ 65-15
Sec. 15
§ 65-16
Sec. 16
§ 65-17
Sec. 17
§ 65-18
Sec. 18
§ 65-19
Sec. 19
§ 65-20
Sec. 20
§ 65-21
Sec. 21
Amended 1-22-1990
§ 65-22
Sec. 22
Amended 1-22-1990
§ 65-23
Sec. 23
Article II, Enforcement
L.L. No. 2-1986
12-8-1986
§ 65-24
Sec. 1
§ 65-25
Sec. 2
§ 65-26
Sec. 3, first paragraph
§ 65-27
Sec. 3, second paragraph
Omitted
Sec. 4
Omitted
Sec. 5
Ch. 68, Flood Damage Prevention
L.L. No. 1-1987
9-28-1987
§ 68-1
Sec. 1.1
§ 68-2
Sec. 1.2
§ 68-3
Sec. 1.3
§ 68-4
Sec. 2.0
§ 68-5
Sec. 3.1
§ 68-6
Sec. 3.2
§ 68-7
Sec. 3.3
Omitted
Sec. 3.4
§ 68-8
Sec. 3.5
§ 68-9
Sec. 3.6
§ 68-10
Sec. 4.1
§ 68-11
Sec. 4.2
§ 68-12
Sec. 4.3
§ 68-13
Sec. 5.1
§ 68-14
Sec. 5.2
§ 68-15
Sec. 5.3
§ 68-16
Sec. 6.0
Ch. 72, Junkyards
12-14-1970
§ 72-1
Sec. 1
§ 72-2
Secs. 2 and 3
§ 72-3
Sec. 4
§ 72-4
Sec. 5
§ 72-5
Sec. 6
§ 72-6
Sec. 7
§ 72-7
Sec. 8
§ 72-8
Sec. 9
Amended 1-22-1990
Omitted
Sec. 10
Ch. 81, Parking, Off-Street
4-14-1975
§ 81-1
Sec. 1
§ 81-2
Sec. 2
§ 81-3
Sec. 3
§ 81-4
Sec. 4
§ 81-5
Sec. 5
§ 81-6
Sec. 6
§ 81-7
Sec. 7
§ 81-8
Secs. 8 and 9
§ 81-9
Sec. 10
Ch. 84, Parks
9-25-1978, amended in its entirety 9-9-1985
§ 84-1
Introductory sentence and Secs. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10a, 10b, 11, 12 and 13
§ 84-2
Sec. 14
Amended 1-22-1990
Ch. 90, Records, Public Access to
5-22-1978
§ 90-1
Sec. 1
§ 90-2
Sec. 1.1
§ 90-3
Sec. 1.2
§ 90-4
Sec. 1.3
§ 90-5
Sec. 1.4
§ 90-6
Sec. 1.5
§ 90-7
Sec. 1.6
§ 90-8
Sec. 1.7
§ 90-9
Sec. 1.8
Omitted
Sec. 1.9
Ch. 97, Streets and Sidewalks
Article I, Notification of Defects
L.L. No. 1-1974
6-10-1974
§ 97-1
Sec. 1
§ 97-2
Sec. 2
§ 97-3
Sec. 3
§ 97-4
Sec. 4
§ 97-5
Sec. 5
Omitted
Sec. 6
Omitted
Sec. 7
Ch. 101, Taxation
Article I, Senior Citizens Tax Exemption
12-12-1966
§ 101-1
Sec. I
§ 101-2
Sec. II
Amended 2-12-1973; 10-24-1977; 12-22-1980: 1-22-1990
Omitted
Sec. III
Article II, Business Tax Exemption
L.L. No. 1-1977
1-24-1977
§ 101-3
Sec. 1
§ 101-4
Sec. 2
Omitted
Sec. 3
Article III, Tax Exemption for Improvements to Facilitate Handicapped Persons
L.L. No. 1-1984
3-12-1984
§ 101-5
Sec. 1
§ 101-6
Sec. 2
§ 101-7
Sec. 3
Amended 1-22-1990
§ 101-8
Sec. 4
Amended 1-22-1990
§ 101-9
Sec. 5
Omitted
Sec. 6
Article IV, Veterans Tax Exemption
L.L. No. 2-1985
10-28-1985
§ 101-10
Sec. 1
§ 101-11
Sec. 2
Omitted
Sec. 3
Article V, Disposition of County Taxes
L.L. No. 1-1986
2-10-1986
§ 101-12
Sec. 1.1
§ 101-13
Sec. 1.2
§ 101-14
Sec. 1.3
Omitted
Sec. 1.4
Ch. 105, Trespassing
2-9-1953
§ 105-1
First paragraph
Amended 1-22-1990
Ch. 113, Water
3-28-1977
Article I
§ 113-1
Art. I, Sec. 1
§ 113-2
Art. I, Sec. 2
§ 113-3
Art. II, Sec. 1
§ 113-4
Art. III, Sec. 1
§ 113-5
Art. III, Sec. 2
Article II
§ 113-6
Art. IV, Sec. 1
§ 113-7
Art. IV, Sec. 2
§ 113-8
Art. IV, Sec. 3
Article III
§ 113-9
Art. V, Sec. 1, introductory sentence
§ 113-10
Art. V, Sec. 1a
§ 113-11
Art. V, Sec. 1b
§ 113-12
Art. V, Sec. 1c
§ 113-13
Art. V, Sec. 1d
§ 113-14
Art. V, Sec. 1e
§ 113-15
Art. V, Sec. 1f
§ 113-16
Art. V, Sec. 1g
§ 113-17
Art. V, Sec. 1h
§ 113-18
Art. V, Sec. 1i
§ 113-19
Art. V, Sec. 1j
Article IV
§ 113-20
Art. VI, Sec. 1
§ 113-21
Art. VI, Sec. 2
§ 113-22
Art. VI, Sec. 3
Article V
§ 113-23
Art. VII, Sec. 1
Amended 11-26-1979
Art. VII, Sec. 2
Deleted 11-26-1979
§ 113-24
Art. VII, Sec. 3
Amended 11-26-1979
§ 113-25
Art. VII, Sec. 4
§ 113-26
Art. VII, Sec. 5
§ 113-27
Art. VII, Sec. 6
Amended 11-26-1979
§ 113-28
Art. VII, Sec. 7
Amended 11-26-1979
§ 113-29
Art. VII, Sec. 8
Article VI
§ 113-30
Art. VIII, Sec. 1
§ 113-31
Art. VIII, Sec. 2
§ 113-32
Art. VIII, Sec. 3
§ 113-33
Art. VIII, Sec. 4
§ 113-34
Art. VIII, Sec. 5
§ 113-35
Art. VIII, Sec. 6
§ 113-36
Art. VIII, Sec. 7
§ 113-37
Art. VIII, Sec. 8
Article VII
§ 113-38
Art. IX, Sec. 1
Amended 11-26-1979
§ 113-39
Art. IX, Sec. 2
Amended 11-26-1979
§ 113-40
Art. IX, Sec. 3
§ 113-41
Art. IX, Sec. 4
§ 113-42
Art. IX, Sec. 5
§ 113-43
Art. IX, Sec. 6
§ 113-44
Art. IX, Sec. 7
§ 113-45
Art. IX, Sec. 8
§ 113-46
Art. IX, Sec. 9
§ 113-47
Art. IX, Sec. 10
§ 113-48
Art. IX, Sec. 11
§ 113-49
Art. IX, Sec. 12
Article VIII
§ 113-50
Art. IX, Sec. 1
Amended 1-22-1990
Ch. 116, Zoning
12-27-1954, as amended through 1968
Article I
§ 116-1
Sec. 1.00
§ 116-2
Sec. 1.01
§ 116-3
Sec. 2.00
§ 116-4
Sec. 2.01
Amended 3-26-1979; 1-22-1990
§ 116-5
Sec. 3.00
§ 116-6
Secs. 3.01 and 3.02
§ 116-7
Sec. 3.03
§ 116-8
Sec. 3.04
§ 116-9
Secs. 4.00 and 4.01
§ 116-10
Sec. 4.02
§ 116-11
Sec. 4.03
§ 116-12
Sec. 4.04
Added 3-26-1979
§ 116-13
Sec. 4.04
§ 116-14
Sec. 24
Added 3-26-1979
Article II
§ 116-15
Sec. 5.00
§ 116-16
Sec. 5.01
§ 116-17
Sec. 5.02
§ 116-18
Sec. 5.03
§ 116-19
Sec. 5.04
§ 116-20
Sec. 5.05
§ 116-21
Sec. 5.06
§ 116-22
Sec. 5.07
§ 116-23
Sec. 5.08
§ 116-24
Sec. 5.09
§ 116-25
Sec. 5.10
§ 116-26
Sec. 5.11
§ 116-27
Sec. 5.12
§ 116-28
Sec. 5.13
§ 116-29
Sec. 5.14
§ 116-30
Sec. 5.15
§ 116-31
Sec. 5.16
§ 116-32
Sec. 5.17
§ 116-33
Sec. 5.18
§ 116-34
Secs. 5.19, 5.20 and 5.21
Amended 1-22-1990
§ 116-35
Sec. 5.22
§ 116-36
Sec. 5.23
Amended 1-22-1990
§ 116-37
Sec. 5.24
Amended 1-22-1990
§ 116-38
Sec. 5.25
§ 116-39
Sec. 5.26
§ 116-40
Sec. 5.27
Added 3-26-1979; superseded 9-28-1987 by L.L. No. 1-1987
§ 116-41
Sec. 5.27
§ 116-42
Sec. 5.28
Added 10-26-1981; amended 1-22-1990
Article III
§ 116-43
Sec. 6.01
§ 116-44
Sec. 6.02
§ 116-45
Sec. 6.03
§ 116-46
Sec. 6.04
§ 116-47
Sec. 6.05
§ 116-48
Sec. 6.06
§ 116-49
Sec. 6.07
§ 116-50
Sec. 6.08
§ 116-51
Secs. 6.09 and 6.10
§ 116-52
Sec. 6.11
Article IV
§ 116-53
Sec. 7.00
Amended 3-26-1979; 1-22-1990
§ 116-54
Sec. 7.01
Amended 3-26-1979; 1-22-1990
§ 116-55
Sec. 7.02
Amended 3-26-1979
§ 116-56
Sec. 7.03
Amended 1-22-1990
§ 116-57
Sec. 7.04
§ 116-58
Sec. 7.05
Amended 1-22-1990
Article V
§ 116-59
Sec. 8.00
§ 116-60
Sec. 8.01
Amended 3-26-1979
§ 116-61
Sec. 8.02
Article VI
§ 116-62
Sec. 9.0
Amended 5-12-1969
§ 116-63
Secs. 9.01 and 9.02
Article VII
§ 116-64
Sec. 11.00
Amended 1-22-1990
All local laws, ordinances and resolutions of a general and permanent nature of the Town of Aurora in force on the date of the adoption of this local law and not contained in such Code or recognized and continued in force by reference therein are hereby repealed from and after the effective date of this local law.
The repeal of local laws, ordinances and resolutions provided for in § 1-3 of this local law shall not affect the following classes of local laws, ordinances, resolutions, rights and obligations, which are hereby expressly saved from repeal:
A. 
Any right or liability established, accrued or incurred under any legislative provision of the Town of Aurora prior to the effective date of this local law, or any action or proceeding brought for the enforcement of such right or liability.
B. 
Any offense or act committed or done before the effective date of this local law in violation of any legislative provision of the Town of Aurora, or any penalty, punishment or forfeiture which may result therefrom.
C. 
Any prosecution, indictment, action, suit or other proceeding pending, or any judgment rendered, prior to the effective date of this local law, brought pursuant to any legislative provision of the Town of Aurora.
D. 
Any franchise, license, right, easement or privilege heretofore granted or conferred by the Town of Aurora.
E. 
Any local law, ordinance or resolution of the Town of Aurora providing for the laying out, opening, altering, widening, relocating, straightening, establishing grade, changing name, improvement, acceptance or vacation of any right-of-way, easement, street, road, highway, park or other public place within the Town of Aurora or any portion thereof.
F. 
Any local law, ordinance or resolution of the Town of Aurora appropriating money or transferring funds, promising or guaranteeing the payment of money or authorizing the issuance and delivery of any bond of the Town of Aurora or other instruments or evidence of the Town's indebtedness.
G. 
Local laws, ordinances or resolutions authorizing the purchase, sale, lease or transfer of property, or any lawful contract or obligation.
H. 
The levy or imposition of special assessments or charges.
I. 
The dedication of property.
J. 
Any local laws, ordinances or resolutions relating to salaries.
K. 
Any legislation dealing with dog license fees.
L. 
Any legislation dealing with building permit fees.
M. 
Any legislation dealing with water district rules and regulations, charges and fees.
N. 
All legislation adopted subsequent to December 8, 1986.
If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section, article or part of this local law or of any local law, ordinance or resolution cited in the table in § 1-2 hereof, or any local law, ordinance or resolution included in this Code through supplementation, shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder thereof but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, section, article or part thereof directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered.
A copy of the Code, in loose-leaf form, has been filed in the office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Aurora and shall remain there for use and examination by the public until final action is taken on this local law; and, if this local law shall be adopted, such copy shall be certified to by the Town Clerk of the Town of Aurora by impressing thereon the Seal of the Town of Aurora, and such certified copy shall remain on file in the office of said Town Clerk to be made available to persons desiring to examine the same during all times while the said Code is in effect.
Any and all additions, deletions, amendments or supplements to any of the local laws, ordinances and resolutions known collectively as the "Code of the Town of Aurora," or any new local laws, ordinances or resolutions, when enacted or adopted in such form as to indicate the intention of the Town Board to be a part thereof, shall be deemed to be incorporated into such Code so that reference to the Code shall be understood and intended to include such additions, deletions, amendments or supplements. Whenever such additions, deletions, amendments or supplements to the Code shall be enacted or adopted, they shall thereafter be printed and, as provided hereunder, inserted in the loose-leaf book containing said Code, as amendments and supplements thereto. Nothing contained in this local law shall affect the status of any local law, ordinance or resolution contained herein, and such local laws, ordinances or resolutions may be amended, deleted or changed from time to time as the Town Board deems desirable.
It shall be the duty of the Town Clerk to keep up-to-date the certified copy of the book containing the Code of the Town of Aurora required to be filed in the office of the Town Clerk for use by the public. All changes in said Code and all local laws, ordinances and resolutions adopted by the Town Board subsequent to the enactment of this local law in such form as to indicate the intention of said Board to be a part of said Code shall, when finally enacted or adopted, be included therein by temporary attachment of copies of such changes or local laws, ordinances or resolutions until such changes or local laws, ordinances or resolutions are printed as supplements to said Code book, at which time such supplements shall be inserted therein.
Copies of the Code may be purchased from the Town Clerk of the Town of Aurora upon the payment of a fee to be set by resolution of the Town Board, which may also arrange by resolution for procedures for the periodic supplementation thereof.
Any person who, without authorization from the Town Clerk, changes or amends, by additions or deletions, any part or portion of the Code of the Town of Aurora, or who alters or tampers with such Code in any manner whatsoever which will cause the legislation of the Town of Aurora to be misrepresented thereby, or who violates any other provision of this local law, shall be guilty of an offense and shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment for a term of not more than 15 days, or both.
A. 
In compiling and preparing the local laws, ordinances and resolutions for publication as the Code of the Town of Aurora, as distributed and designated in the table in § 1-2 hereof, no changes in the meaning or intent of such local laws, ordinances and resolutions have been made, except as provided for in Subsection B hereof. In addition, certain grammatical changes and other minor nonsubstantive changes were made in one or more of said pieces of legislation. It is the intention of the Town Board that all such changes be adopted as part of the Code as if the local laws, ordinances and resolutions had been previously formally amended to read as such.
B. 
In addition, the following changes, amendments or revisions are made herewith, to become effective upon the effective date of this local law. (Chapter and section number references are to the local laws, ordinances and resolutions as they have been renumbered and appear in the Code.)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Pursuant to § 1-11B, the following sections have been added or amended: §§ 40-2, 40-3, 40-4, 40-6, 40-7, 40-8, 40-11, 40-12, 40-13, 40-14, 40-15, 40-16, 40-21, 40-23, 40-24, 40-27, 55-1, 59-1, 59-4, 65-21, 65-22, 101-2, 101-7, 101-8, 105-1, 116-4, 116-34, 116-36, 116-37, 116-42, 116-53, 116-54, 116-56, 116-58 and 116-64. The following Code penalty sections were amended §§ 51-11, 72-8, 84-2 and 113-50. The following original sections were deleted: in Ch. 5, the second paragraph of a resolution adopted 6-12-1972, and in Ch. 51, Section 9 of an ordinance adopted 3-12-1951.
A complete description of these changes is on file in the Town Clerk's office.
This local law shall take effect upon filing with the Secretary of State and State Comptroller as required by § 27 of the Municipal Home Rule Law.