Village of Chittenango, NY
Madison County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Chittenango 5-8-1973. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Brush, grass and weeds — See Ch. 56.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENT
Any store or group thereof, including shopping centers, shopping plazas and other similar places, wherein mercantile activities and services are offered to the public, and includes all parking areas thereat; and all property upon which the public is allowed for conduct of commerce.
[Added 4-25-2000 by L.L. No. 3-2000]
GARBAGE
Every accumulation of animal or vegetable matter, or both, in liquid, solid or any other form or substance, which is subject to decay.
HANDBILL
Any printed or written matter, any sample or device, circular, leaflet, pamphlet, paper, booklet or any other printed or otherwise reproduced original or copy of any matter of literature which:
[Added 4-25-2000 by L.L. No. 3-2000]
A. 
Advertises for sale any merchandise, product, commodity or thing;
B. 
Directs attention to any business or mercantile or commercial establishment or other activity for the purpose of either directly or indirectly promoting the interest thereof by sales;
C. 
Directs attention to or advertises any meeting, theatrical performance, exhibition or event of any kind for which an admission fee is charged for the purpose of private gain or profit; or
D. 
While containing reading matter other than advertising matter, is predominantly and essentially an advertisement and is distributed or circulated for advertising purposes or for the private benefit and gain of any person so engaged as advertiser or distributor.
LITTER
Garbage, refuse and rubbish, as defined herein, and all other waste material which, if released or deposited as herein prohibited, tends to create a danger to public health, safety and welfare or creates unsightliness.
[Added 4-25-2000 by L.L. No. 3-2000]
NEWSPAPER
Any newspaper of general circulation, as defined by law; any newspaper duly entered with the United States Post Office in accordance with federal statute or regulation; and any newspaper filed and recorded with any recording officer, as provided by law. In addition thereto, "newspaper" shall mean and include any periodical or current magazine regularly published with not fewer than four issues per year and sold to the public.
[Added 4-25-2000 by L.L. No. 3-2000]
NONCOMMERCIAL HANDBILL
Any printed or written matter, any sample or device, circular, leaflet, pamphlet, newspaper, magazine, paper, booklet or any other printed or otherwise reproduced original or copies of any matter of literature not included in the aforesaid definitions of "handbill" and "newspaper."
[Added 4-25-2000 by L.L. No. 3-2000]
PARK
A park, reservation, playground, beach, recreation center or any other public area in the Village owned or used by the Village and devoted to active or passive recreation.
[Added 4-25-2000 by L.L. No. 3-2000]
PERSON
Includes an individual, society, clerk, firm, partnership, corporation or an association of persons, and the singular number shall include the plural number.
PRIVATE PREMISES
Any dwelling, house, building or other structure designed or used, either wholly or in part, for private residential purposes, whether inhabited or temporarily or continuously uninhabited or vacant, and includes any yard, ground, walk, driveway, porch, steps, vestibule or mailbox belonging or appurtenant to such dwelling, house, building or other structure.
[Added 4-25-2000 by L.L. No. 3-2000]
REFUSE
Grass, cuttings, brush, leaves, shrubbery, boxes, pieces of wood, packages, ashes.
RUBBISH
Paper, rags, bottles, cans and similar waste.
TRASH
Heavy pieces of furniture or similar items, all appliances, including heavy junk, pianos, bedsprings, mattresses, water heaters, trees and/or major parts thereof which are not defined as rubbish, refuse or garbage.
A. 
Wrappers, packaging, or other materials used in the delivery of goods.
B. 
Any physical substance which is discarded by the possessor or user.
[Amended 4-25-2000 by L.L. No. 3-2000]
A. 
No garbage, refuse, rubbish or trash, litter or waste material shall be disposed of within the Village, except at such specific locations as may be designated by the Board of Trustees.
B. 
Litter in public waters. No person shall release or deposit litter in any fountain, pond, lake, stream or any body of water in a park or elsewhere in the Village.
C. 
Handbills in public places. No person shall release or deposit any commercial or noncommercial handbills in or upon any sidewalk, street or other public place within the Village.
D. 
Handbills on vehicles. No person shall release or deposit any commercial or noncommercial handbill in or upon any vehicle; provided, however, that it shall not be unlawful in any public place for a person to hand out or distribute a noncommercial handbill to any occupant of a vehicle who accepts it.
No person shall engage in the collection of garbage, refuse, rubbish or trash within the Village of Chittenango other than the person to whom a garbage collection license has been issued or the successors of such person under contract with the Village of Chittenango.
All householders shall place refuse, rubbish, garbage and trash at the edge of the pavement, street or road on the day(s) scheduled by the Village license holder or the contractor. Persons other than householders shall place such containers which are to be serviced by the Village license holder or contractor at such locations as may be designated by the Department of Public Works Superintendent, the contractor or license holder.
[Amended 12-27-2011 by L.L. No. 2-2012]
Neither the Village nor any contractor hired by the Village to perform garbage collection shall be required to collect more than four thirty-six-gallon containers, nor other smaller containers with an aggregate weight in excess of 200 pounds, containing garbage, refuse or rubbish from any one commercial establishment during one week.
[Amended 12-27-2011 by L.L. No. 2-2012]
The Village shall not be required to collect refuse, garbage or rubbish in containers which, when filled for collection, shall individually weigh more than 50 pounds, or exceed 36 gallons in capacity, unless a special permit has been granted for a larger capacity by the Village. Cardboard boxes shall not be placed at the street when used as refuse or garbage receptacles. Plastic garbage container bags shall be acceptable when securely tied. If such plastic container bags are damaged or torn by any means or cause, except loading by the village employees in disposal vehicles, the litter resulting therefrom shall be the responsibility of the owner and occupant. All refuse, rubbish or garbage receptacles shall be of sturdy construction and secured so as to effectively prevent disturbance of the contents by animals and to prevent windblown littering of the streets and area. Failure to secure such receptacles, which results in littering of contents by animals or wind, shall constitute a violation of this section.
All brush, tree trimmings and shrubbery shall be tied in bundles not to exceed five feet in length, two feet in diameter and 75 pounds in weight. Branches in excess of three inches in diameter are excluded.
A. 
License. No person shall engage in the collection of garbage for profit from lands or premises within the Village of Chittenango unless he is duly licensed or is a contractor under the provisions of this chapter. An awarded garbage collection bidder will be issued a license for the period of the contract at no charge.
B. 
Application for license. Application for such license shall be made in writing to the Village Clerk.
C. 
License fee and term. The fee for such license shall be as set, from time to time, by resolution of the Board of Trustees of the Village. The term of such license shall be for the remainder of the Village fiscal year without a proration. Such license shall be issued by the Village Clerk after appropriate review.
[Amended 8-28-2001 by L.L. No. 3-2001]
D. 
Standards. The Village Board of Trustees shall review each application and may require additional information under affidavit from the applicant. No license shall be issued unless the Board of Trustees shall find that the applicant is an ethical and responsible businessman, the applicant is financially able to engage in such a business and the applicant shall have equipment of the type and condition that can perform and provide proper service. A license may be refused if the applicant shall have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony which, in the judgment of the Board of Trustees, renders the applicant unfit or undesirable to carry on the trade or occupation involved. A license may also be refused to any person who, in the judgment of the Board of Trustees, is an undesirable person or incapable of properly conducting the service required.
E. 
Disposing of garbage. The Board of Trustees may designate any place or places within the Village of Chittenango where garbage may be disposed of. The Village Clerk shall specify in such license any place or places where such licensee may dispose of such garbage within the Village. Disposing of garbage within the Village in places other than those designated on such license shall be ground for revocation of such license.
F. 
Revocation. Upon a petition signed by three resident taxpayers of the Village of Chittenango alleging that the licensee hereunder is performing such garbage collection service in such a manner as to endanger the public health or public appearance of the community or is chargeable with improper or unethical conduct towards competition or is carrying on such service in such a manner as to make his operation undesirable to the inhabitants of the Village of Chittenango, or upon its own motion, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Chittenango shall call and hold a public hearing thereon. Upon finding that any of such allegations are true or upon a finding that the licensee is an undesirable person or incapable of properly conducting such service, the Village Board of Trustees may cause such license to be revoked for the remainder of the term. Such revocation shall not prejudice reapplication for such license during the next fiscal year.
G. 
Nature of license. Such license shall be a privilege and not a right on the ground that such service is vital to the health and welfare of the community.
H. 
Transferability of license. Such license shall not be transferable.
[Amended 6-20-1989 by L.L. No. 2-1989]
Any person committing an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation pursuant to the provisions of the Penal Law and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable for each offense by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.