Village of Tarrytown, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tarrytown 11-4-1985 by L.L. No. 7-1985. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Boats and boating — See Ch. 93.
Environmental quality review — See Ch. 147.
Freshwater wetlands — See Ch. 173.
Parks and recreation — See Ch. 221.
Sewers — See Ch. 243.
Water — See Ch. 297.
The statutory authority for this chapter is Public Health Law § 1100.
The purpose of this chapter is to accord greater protection against contamination of the source of public water supply.
The rules and regulations set forth in this chapter, duly made and enacted in accordance with the provisions of §§ 1100-1107 of the Public Health Law, shall apply to the Tarrytown Lakes and all watercourses, wells or springs tributary thereto or which may ultimately discharge into said Tarrytown Lakes.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CHLORIDE SALT
The solid compounds or the solutions of potassium chloride, calcium chloride or sodium chloride.
HERBICIDE
Any substance used to destroy or inhibit plant growth.
HUMAN EXCRETA
Human feces and urine.
INLAND WATERWAYS
Every spring, marsh, natural or retention pond or channel of water of any kind that the general public may have direct or unrestricted access to.
LANDFILL AREA
Land designated by the Village of Tarrytown for the depositing of biodegradable material, including but not limited to vegetation, wood chips, leaves, weeds, trees and tree branches and trunks, soil and the like.
LINEAR DISTANCE
The shortest horizontal distance from the nearest point of the structure or object to the high-water mark of a reservoir or to the edge, margin or steep bank forming the ordinary high-water line of a watercourse.
PESTICIDE
Any substance used to destroy or inhibit pests such as rodents and insects.
POLLUTANT
Includes but is not limited to any dredge, spoil, solid waste, incinerator residue, sewage, garbage, sewage sludge, chemical waste, biological materials, radioactive materials, heat, wrecked or discarded equipment, wood chips, cellar dirt and industrial, municipal and agricultural waste.
RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL
Any material in any form that emits radiation spontaneously. "Radiation" shall mean ionizing radiation, that is, any alpha particle, luta particle, gamma ray, x-ray neutron, high-speed proton and any other atomic particle producing ionization but shall not mean any sound or radio wave or visible infrared or ultraviolet light.
REFUSE
Solid waste such as garbage, manure, rubbish, ashes, incinerator residue, street cleanings, dead animals, offal and solid commercial and industrial wastes.
RESERVOIR
Any natural or artificial lake or pond or tributary which serves as a source of the Village of Tarrytown water supply.
SEWAGE
Any liquid or solid waste matter from a domestic, commercial or industrial establishment which is normally carried off in sewers or waste pipes.
SEWER TREATMENT WORKS
Any sewer treatment plant, sewer disposal field or system, sewer pumping station, septic system, construction drainage ditch or surface water intercepting ditch, incinerator area devoted to sanitary landfill, or other works not specifically mentioned in this definition, installed for the purpose of treating, neutralizing, stabilizing or disposing of sewage.
TOXIC SUBSTANCE
The meaning defined by Public Health Law § 4801, Subdivision 2, as follows: any substance which is printed in the latest edition of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Registry of Toxic Effect of Chemical Substances or has yielded positive evidence of acute or chronic health hazards in human, animal or other biological testings.
WATERSHED
The entire drainage area contributing to the Village of Tarrytown water supply (Reference Map).
WATER SUPPLY
The public water supply of the Village of Tarrytown.
No person, business or industry, including state agencies or political subdivisions, shall pollute or cause to be polluted any watershed properties, as defined by this chapter, or any inland waterway or areas adjacent to any inland waterway within the Village of Tarrytown.
A. 
Specific restrictions shall be as follows:
(1) 
Cemeteries. No interment of a human or animal body shall be made within a two-hundred-fifty-foot linear distance of any reservoir or watercourse.
(2) 
Chloride salt. No chloride shall be stored within a five-hundred-foot linear distance of a reservoir or watercourse unless permission is granted by the Village of Tarrytown and then only in weatherproof or watertight containers. However, in no way shall this prohibition apply to the Village of Tarrytown's use of chloride salt compounds to remove ice to facilitate public transportation anywhere within the village.
(3) 
Herbicides and pesticides. No herbicides or pesticides shall be stored, discharged, applied or allowed to enter into any watershed area or any inland waterway directly unless a permit to do so has been obtained from the appropriate agency having jurisdiction.
(4) 
No human excreta or sewage shall lie deposited or be allowed to escape into any reservoir, watercourse on the watershed or inland waterway.
(5) 
No accumulative animal excreta or sewage shall be deposited or allowed to escape into any reservoir, watercourse on the watershed or inland waterway.
(6) 
Before any sewage disposal system is altered or any new sewage disposal system is constructed within a five-hundred-foot linear distance of the watershed, the plans in relation thereto shall have been first approved by the Village of Tarrytown and/or the appropriate state or county agency.
(7) 
No radioactive material shall be disposed of by burial in soil within a one-thousand-foot linear distance of any watershed, reservoir, watercourse or inland waterway unless authorization has been obtained from the appropriate state agency and such burial is in accordance with the provisions of Part 16 of Title 10 (Health) of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (10 NYCRR 16).
(8) 
No radioactive material being emitted into the atmosphere by any industrial, commercial or any other source shall be allowed to enter into the reservoir watershed area or watercourse unless authorization has been obtained from the appropriate state agency and in accordance with such regulations that presently exist as to the monitoring and reporting of various levels of such materials.
(9) 
No person or business firm of any type shall draft or discharge any liquid of any form into or from any watercourse reservoir or inland waterway unless prior written permission has been obtained from the Village of Tarrytown.
(10) 
No container used for the bulk storage of toxic substance shall be allowed within a one-thousand-foot linear distance of the watershed area, watercourse reservoir or any inland waterway.
(11) 
No activity shall be permitted that would disturb or alter the free flow of any watercourse or inland waterway in the village.
(12) 
Any construction activity near or within the watershed area, exclusive of village maintenance and operations of water and recreation facilities, shall be classified as a Type I action under the State Environmental Quality Review Act.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Art. 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law.
(13) 
No activity shall be permitted that would accelerate erosion or runoff or impair the existing drainage patterns.
(14) 
It shall be unlawful for any person to fish in the lakes or inland waterways of the Village of Tarrytown, to set bait or traps or cast a net, line or hook for or to remove fish or amphibious creatures from such lakes or waterways or from their immediate environs without first obtaining a license therefor from the Village Clerk, which license shall be issued annually. Fishing shall be permitted only from April 1 through November 30 of any year.
(15) 
Licenses for the purposes set forth in Subsection A(14) of this section shall be issued annually upon payment of a fee as set by resolution of the Board of Trustees to residents of the Village of Tarrytown, residents of the Town of Greenburgh (including the villages in the town) and residents of the Town of Mount Pleasant (including the villages in the town) and all persons who are on duty with the Armed Forces. No fee shall be charged to residents of the Village of Tarrytown under the age of 16 years or over the age of 62 years or to members of the Armed Forces of the United States.[2]
[Amended 11-7-2016 by L.L. No. 5-2016]
[2]
Editor's Note: Such fees are on file and available for inspection in the office of the Village Clerk during regular office hours.
(16) 
No person shall picnic; dine; distribute, sell or consume food or food products; cast food or food products, waste, waste materials, debris or trash; or feed ducks, pigeons, birds, turtles, fish, fowl or other wildlife in, on, about or in the immediate environs of the lakes and inland waterways of the Village of Tarrytown. It shall be unlawful for any person to enter or swim in the aforementioned waterways and lakes.
B. 
Penalties shall be as provided in Chapter, 1, General Provisions, Article II.
[Amended 5-6-1991 by L.L. No. 5-1991]