[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tarrytown as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 6-18-1990 by L.L. No. 16-1990]
For the purpose of interpreting and applying the provisions of this article, the following definitions shall apply:
- GREEN INDUSTRY CONTRACTORS
- Any person who represents himself/herself to be an arborist, landscaper, gardener or horticulturalist or any person who engages in lawn service, tree care, gardening or landscape services of any form on real property on which such person does not have ownership.
- Any individual, firm, partnership or any business entity of any form, style or nature, which may or may not be included above, that engages in the type of services noted above.
- PRIVATE PROPERTY
- All real property, improved or unimproved, within the Village of Tarrytown owned by any corporation, person, partnership, firm or association.
- PUBLIC HIGHWAY
- Any street open to the public for its full width from property line to property line, including the sidewalk area, whether installed or not installed.
- PUBLIC PLACE
- Any real property available to or open to use by the public without restriction as to use by the public.
No person who represents himself/herself under the definitions included in § 205-1 hereinabove shall perform or provide services associated with that type of business within the Village of Tarrytown, except when such performance or work is done in compliance with the regulations set forth in this chapter.
No green industry contractor shall provide or perform such services within the Village of Tarrytown unless duly registered.
All green industry contractors shall complete registration forms provided by the Village Clerk. The applicant shall provide the village with proof that the applicant has the qualifications and/or the background to perform this type of work.
All applications shall be submitted to the village for verification and review.
An annual registration and reviewing fee, as adopted by resolution of the Board of Trustees, shall accompany the application form. Only the amount required for the reviewing process shall be nonrefundable if the applicant is not deemed acceptable to be registered in the Village of Tarrytown.
[Amended 5-6-1991 by L.L. No. 5-1991]
Editor's Note: Such fees are on file and available for inspection in the office of the Village Clerk during regular office hours.
Editor's Note: Former Subsection F, regarding a report on use of pesticide and/or herbicide, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 9-16-2019 by L.L. No. 8-2019. This local law also redesignated former Subsection G as Subsection F.
Residents of the Village of Tarrytown who fall under the definition of "green industry contractors" under § 205-1 under the age of 18 years old or over the age of 60 years old or classified as handicapped or those persons who by law or custom, are considered to be casual day laborers whose work is limited to the cutting of grass, the trimming of shrubs or the raking and bagging of leaves or other light yard work of a similar nature shall be exempt from the requirements of Subsection E hereinabove, provided that they perform these types of services as individuals.
No power equipment shall be used in performing any service which is the subject of this chapter between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday, and between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 12:00 noon on Sunday.
No person shall burn any waste product, including but not limited to paper, rubbish, leaves or wood, at any time.
No refuse or material of any type, including leaves, shall be placed along or upon any public property, public highway or public place within the Village of Tarrytown by any green industry contractor in performing any service which is the subject of this chapter. Leaves may be placed on private property pursuant to regulations promulgated by the Board of Trustees and shall only be placed on the property from the second week of October through the second week in December.
[Added 5-5-2008 by L.L. No. 8-2008; amended 9-20-2010 by L.L. No. 16-2010; 11-6-2017 by L.L. No. 11-2017]
The operation of a gasoline-powered leaf and garden blower is prohibited from June 15 through September 15 of each year and on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays during the period September 16 through June 14 each year. Person(s) who own or rent a one- to three-family home, who are using the gasoline-powered leaf and garden blowers at the home where they reside, are exempt from the provisions of this section. During times of emergency caused by a storm, the Village Engineer may declare a temporary moratorium on the operations of this provision.
The Village Engineer may, in his discretion and upon application, grant temporary special permits for the temporary operation of gasoline-powered leaf and garden blowers otherwise subject to this section to accommodate special circumstances, including but not limited to the cleanup of temporary work sites, and shall charge and collect a fee of $35 for each permit so granted.
No owner of a green industry company shall cause or permit the operation of a gasoline-powered leaf or garden blower from June 15 through September 15 of each year or on Saturdays, Sundays or holidays during the period September 16 through June 14 each year.
[Added 8-17-2015 by L.L. No. 5-20151 ]