Village of Port Chester, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Port Chester 4-5-1971. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building and fire prevention — See Ch. 151.
Unsafe buildings — See Ch. 153.
Housing standards — See Ch. 197.
Littering and advertising materials — See Ch. 208.
Spray paint and graffiti — See Ch. 278.
Weeds and grass — See Ch. 336.
[Amended 6-10-2002 by L.L. No. 9-2002]
Every owner, tenant, occupant or person lawfully in possession of land in the Village of Port Chester shall:
Have all grass cut to a maximum height of six inches, vines, shrubs, trees and limbs and brush reasonably cut or trimmed and the trimmings and clippings removed therefrom.
Have all poisonous weeds or growth, ragweed, and other noxious weeds eradicated.
Have all rubbish, litter, debris, unsightly or objectionable materials, which are or might tend to become health or fire hazards, removed from such land.
[Amended 8-2-1971; 12-5-1983 by L.L. No. 17-1983; 6-5-1995 by L.L. No. 4-1995; 8-3-1998 by L.L. No. 8-1998; 6-10-2002 by L.L. No. 9-2002]
If conditions existing on the property violate the provisions of this chapter, the Code Enforcement Officer or other designated officer or employee shall serve or cause to be served a written notice of such violation. Said service shall be made personally, if available, or by regular and certified mail, return receipt requested. In addition, the notice of violation shall be posted prominently upon the premises. The notice shall contain substantially the following: the name of the owner, lessee or occupant of the premises; the address or location of the premises; the identification of the premises as the same appears on the current assessment roll; a statement of the conditions on the property deemed upon inspection to be in violation of this chapter; and a demand that the conditions shall be corrected no less than five days after personal service or the mailing of such notice and that a failure or refusal to comply with the provisions of this chapter and the notice given pursuant thereto within the time specified may result in the Village or private contractor retained by the Village entering upon the property and correcting such condition with the cost to be assessed against the premises and constituting a lien thereon until paid and collected in the same manner provided for by law for the collection of delinquent taxes or other Village charges. Said notice shall also afford the owner, tenant, occupant or person lawfully in possession the opportunity to be heard prior to the Village or its contractor making entry upon the premises to do any work.
No owner, tenant, occupant or person lawfully in possession of real property in the Village of Port Chester shall permit or allow or cause to be placed thereon any grass, hedge clippings or similar trimmings, weeds, rubbish, litter, refuse, garbage, cinders, bottles, waste, building or discarded construction materials or other debris of any kind whatsoever, to be dumped or deposited on any lands in his ownership or possession or subject to his control, nor on any other private lands; nor may any person dump or deposit any such material on public lands without permission from the Superintendent of Public Works of the Village of Port Chester.
No person shall throw, discard, place or drop any article, litter, waste or material of any kind on any public highway or street or pedestrian walkway or private property abutting same, in the Village of Port Chester, nor may any person willfully cause or negligently permit any article, litter or material to fall upon or to be blown to any roadway, either from his person or from any vehicle using the roadway or any portion of a street, irrespective of whether or not such person be the owner, operator or passenger of such vehicle.
[Amended 6-1-1994 by L.L. No. 8-1994]
Any person violating the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not to exceed $250, which fine shall be increased to not to exceed $500 for a second or subsequent violation within any twelve-month period.