[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Lake Success 11-21-1983 by L.L. No. 3-1983. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Word usage. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future; words used in the plural number include the singular number; and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
Definitions. For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings given herein:
- Authorize, suffer, permit, allow, tolerate, solicit, request,
command, importune, engage and/or compensate.[Added 8-9-2010 by L.L. No. 4-2010]
- AUTHORIZED PRIVATE RECEPTACLE
- A litter storage and collection receptacle not to exceed 30 gallons in volume capacity.
- Throw, cast or deposit.[Added 8-9-2010 by L.L. No. 4-2010]
- Putrescible animal and vegetable wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food.
- Garbage, refuse and rubbish as defined herein and all other waste material which, if thrown or deposited as herein prohibited, tends to create a danger to public health, safety and welfare.
- A park, reservation, playground, golf course, recreation center or any other public area in the Village owned or used by the Village and devoted to active or passive recreation.
- Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.
- PRINTED MATTER
- Handbills, dodgers, circulars, newspapers, booklets, posters,
advertising or other printed matter of any kind.[Added 8-9-2010 by L.L. No. 4-2010]
- Any dwelling, house, building or other structure designed
or used, either wholly or in part, for commercial or residential purposes,
whether inhabited or temporarily or continuously uninhabited or vacant,
and shall include any yard, grounds, walk, driveway, porch, steps,
vestibule or mailbox belonging or appurtenant to such dwelling, house,
building or other structure.[Amended 8-9-2010 by L.L. No. 4-2010]
- PUBLIC PLACE
- Any and all streets, sidewalks, boulevards, alleys or other public ways and any and all public parks, squares, spaces, grounds and buildings.
- All putrescible and nonputrescible solid wastes, except body wastes, including garbage, rubbish, ashes, street cleanings, dead animals, abandoned automobiles and solid market and industrial wastes.
- Nonputrescible solid wastes consisting of both combustible and noncombustible wastes, such as paper, handbills, placards, posters, wrappings, cigarettes, cardboard, tin cans, yard clippings, leaves, wood, glass, bedding, crockery and similar materials.
- Every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway.
- Village of Lake Success.
Editor's Note: With this definition of “property,” this local law amended the former definition of “private premises.”
No person shall throw, deposit or distribute litter in or upon any street, sidewalk, vehicle or other public place within the Village except in public receptacles or in authorized private receptacles for collection.
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 town 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 adjacent to 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 the sidewalk adjacent to their business premises free of litter.
No person shall throw, distribute or deposit litter in any park within the Village except in public receptacles and in such a manner that the litter will be prevented from being carried or deposited by the elements upon any part of the park or upon any street or other public place. Where public receptacles are not provided, all such litter shall be carried away from the park by the person responsible for its presence and properly disposed of elsewhere as provided herein.
No person shall throw or deposit litter in any fountain, pond, lake, stream, channel or any other body of water in a park or elsewhere within the Village.
[Amended 9-16-1991 by L.L. No. 3-1991]
No person shall throw, distribute or deposit litter on any 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 a manner that litter will be prevented from being carried or deposited by the elements upon any street, sidewalk or other public place or upon any private property.
[Added 8-9-2010 by L.L. No. 4-2010]
No person shall deposit printed matter on any property after receiving notice from or on behalf of the owner or an occupant thereof to cease such activity.
No person shall allow any employee, contractor or other agent to deposit printed matter on any property after receiving notice from or on behalf of the owner or an occupant thereof to cease such activity.
Such notice may be sent by the owner or occupant of the property or any authorized agent of such owner or occupant. Any such notice shall be valid for a period of three years from the date of the notice, or if not dated, from the delivery of the notice, or such date as such owner no longer owns or such occupant no longer occupies such property, the sooner to occur.
The Village Clerk is hereby authorized to collect the names of owners and occupants of properties within the Village who seek to give notice to such persons who deliver and/or allow the depositing of printed matter on their respective properties and to give notice on their behalf of such persons to cease such delivery.
[Added 3-4-1985 by L.L. No. 1-1985; amended 9-16-1991 by L.L. No. 3-1991]
An offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute a violation under the Penal Law and shall be punishable, upon conviction thereof, by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.