Town/Village of Mount Kisco, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees the Village of Mount Kisco 1-8-1990 as L.L. No. 1-1990. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Taxation — See Ch. 96.
Whenever an owner of property is required by any provision of this Code to make an improvement, perform any work or do any act on such property in the interest of public safety, health, comfort and general welfare and such owner shall fail to make the improvement, perform the work or do the act required and the Board of Trustees or Village Manager shall cause such improvement, work or act to be done on such property or a contract has been awarded therefor, the cost of such improvement, work or act may be assessed, levied and collected pursuant to the procedure set forth in this chapter.
Whenever the village shall have undertaken any improvement, work or act described in § 92-1 or caused such to be done and neither the owner of such property nor a tenant in possession thereof has paid to the village the cost of said improvement, work or act within 30 days of the mailing of a bill therefor, the Village Manager shall report to the Board of Trustees:
That the village has undertaken such improvement, work or act;
The cost to the village of such improvement, work or act, as defined in § 92-3.
The date upon which a bill for such improvement, work or act was mailed to the owner of the property and any tenant in possession; and
The fact that more than 30 days have elapsed since such bill was mailed and no payment or only a partial payment therefor has been received.
Upon receiving such report of the Village Manager, the Board of Trustees shall hold a public hearing, on at least 10 days' notice by publication and by first class mail to the record owner of the property, to receive public comment on whether to such cost against the property.
The Board of Trustees may thereafter assess the cost of the improvement, act or work against the subject property by directing the Village Clerk to enter such special assessment as a levey against the real property and to collect such special assessment pursuant to the procedures set forth in § 5-518 of the Village Law.
The Village Clerk shall, within five days of such resolution of the Board of Trustees, notify the property owner of the assessment and that such special assessment shall be collected pursuant to the procedures set forth in § 5-518 of the Village Law.
The cost to the village of any improvement, work or act referred to in this chapter shall include each and every cost incurred by the Village in connection therewith, whether in the form of payment to an outside contractor or the value of the services of a village employee, including but not limited to the actual cost of the improvement, work or act; the cost of any engineering; legal or other professional services associated therewith; any costs incurred in imposing the assessment, such as publication and stenographic recording of the public hearing; plus a surcharge of 25% for administration and supervision.