Village of Chittenango, NY
Madison County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Chittenango 9-14-1971. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 87.
Junked and abandoned motor vehicles — See Ch. 94.
Parks — See Ch. 101.
No person shall throw or deposit litter in or upon any street, sidewalk or other public place within the village except in public receptacles, in authorized private receptacles for collection or in areas approved by the village for dumping of refuse.
Persons placing litter in public receptacles or in authorized private receptacles shall do so in such a manner as to prevent it from being carried or deposited by the elements upon any street, sidewalk or other public place or upon private property.
No person shall sweep into or deposit in any gutter, street or other public place within the village the accumulation of litter from any building or lot or from any public or private sidewalk or driveway. Persons owning or occupying property shall keep the sidewalk in front of their premises free of litter.
No person owning or occupying a place of business shall sweep into or deposit in any gutter, street or other public place within the village the accumulation of litter from any building or lot or from any public or private sidewalk or driveway. Persons owning or occupying places of business within the village shall keep their business premises free of litter.
No person while a driver or passenger in a vehicle shall throw or deposit litter upon any street or other public place within the village or upon private property.
No person shall drive or move any truck or other vehicle within the village unless such vehicle is so constructed or loaded as to prevent any load, contents or litter from being blown or deposited upon any street, alley or other public place; nor shall any person drive or move any vehicle or truck within the village, the wheels or tires of which carry onto or deposit in any street, alley or other public place mud, dirt, sticky substances, litter or foreign matter of any kind.
No person shall throw or deposit litter in any park or parking lot within the village except in public receptacles and in such manner that the litter will be prevented from being carried or deposited by the elements upon any part of the park or parking lot or upon any street or other public place. Where public receptacles are not provided, all such litter shall be carried away from the park or parking lot by the person responsible for its presence and properly disposed of elsewhere as provided herein.
No person shall throw or deposit litter on any occupied private property within the village, whether owned by such person or not, except that the owner or person in control of private property may maintain authorized private receptacles for collection in such manner that litter will be prevented from being carried or deposited by the elements upon any street or other public place or upon private property.
The owner or person in control of any private property shall at all times maintain the premises free of litter; provided, however, that this section shall not prohibit storage of litter in authorized receptacles for collection.
No person shall throw or deposit litter on any open or vacant private property within the village, whether owned by such persons or not.
A. 
Notice to remove. The Chittenango Superintendent of Public Works or his authorized agent is hereby authorized and empowered to notify the owner of any open or vacant private property within the village, or the agent of such owner, to properly dispose of litter located on such owner's property which is dangerous to public health, safety or welfare. Such notice shall be served personally upon such owner or his agent or by certified mail addressed to said owner at his last known address.
B. 
Action upon noncompliance. Upon the failure, neglect or refusal of any owner or agent so notified to properly dispose of litter dangerous to the public health, safety or welfare within five days after receipt of written notice provided for in Subsection A above or within 15 days after the date of such notice in the event the same is sent by certified mail and is thereafter returned by the Post Office Department because of its inability to make delivery thereof, provided that the same was properly addressed to the last known address of such owner or agent, the Superintendent of Public Works is hereby authorized and empowered to pay for the disposing of such litter or to order its disposal by the village.
C. 
Charge included in tax bill. When the village has effected the removal of such dangerous litter or has paid for its removal, the actual costs thereof, plus accrued interest at the rate of 6% per annum from the date of the completion of the work, if not paid by such owner prior thereto, shall be charged to the owner of such property on the next regular tax bill forwarded to such owner by the village and said charge shall be due and payable by said owner at the time of payment of such bill.
[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.