Village of Massapequa Park, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Massapequa Park 5-22-1967 as Ch. 11 of the 1967 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Penalties for offenses — See Ch. 1, Art. I.
Brush, grass and weeds — See Ch. 94.
Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 174.
Nuisances — Ch. 222.
No person shall knowingly, carelessly or negligently do or contribute to the doing of any act dangerous to life or detrimental to the health of human beings or any act prohibited by the County Health Department and/or Fire Commissioners; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to a necessary act authorized by law; nor shall any person omit to do any reasonable and proper act or take reasonable or proper precautions or any act required by the County Health Department and/or Fire Commissioners to protect human life and health.
It shall be the duty of every owner, tenant and occupant of, or person interested in, any place, vehicle, matter and thing in the village, and of every person conducting or interested in business therein or thereat and of every person who has undertaken to clean any place, ground or street in the village and of every person, officer or department having charge of any ground, place, building or erection in the village, to keep, place and preserve the same and the sewerage, drainage and ventilation thereof in such manner that it shall not be a nuisance or be dangerous or prejudicial to life or health.
No person shall permit or have any offensive water or other liquid or substance on his premises to the prejudice of life or health, whether for use in any trade or otherwise.
No swill, brine, offensive animal matter or any stinking or noxious liquid or other filthy matter of any kind shall be allowed to run or fall into or upon any streets or public place or be taken or put therein.
It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, scatter, deposit or collect, or to cause or permit to flow, collect or remain or to be thrown, scattered or deposited, any decomposable organic matter which might create a nuisance or act as a breeding place for flies or as food for rats or any discarded things capable of holding water which might serve as a breeding place for mosquitoes, in or upon any vacant lot or land within the village, except at such place designated or provided by the Board of Trustees, provided that garbage, manure and other putrescible matter may be temporarily kept in suitable containers.
Notice. It shall be the duty of the persons duly designated to enforce health regulations of the village to make inspections at reasonable hours to carry out the provisions of Subsection A, and upon finding a condition violating the provisions of said subsection, written notice shall be served upon the owner, lessee, occupant or any person having care or control of any such lot or land to comply with the provisions thereof.
Noncompliance with notice. If the person upon whom notice is served fails to comply with the directions of such notice within five days thereof, or if no person can be found in the village upon whom such notice can be served, said enforcing officer shall be and he is hereby empowered to cause such nuisance to be suppressed and rubbish, garbage or other refuse removed.
Lien; collection of costs. The costs in connection therewith shall be certified to the Village Clerk and shall thereafter become a lien upon the property upon which such nuisance has been created or exists. Such sums shall be added to and become and form a part of the taxes next to be assessed and levied upon such lot or land and shall bear interest at the same rate as taxes and shall be collected and enforced by the same officer and in the same manner as taxes.
Prohibition. It shall be unlawful to permit or allow in or upon any vacant lot or other premises any water to collect and lie stagnant in which mosquito larvae breed or are likely to breed.
Abatement. Whenever the enforcing officer, as prescribed in  § 184-5, shall determine that any accumulation of water wherein mosquito larvae breed or are likely to breed constitutes a nuisance or a danger or menace to life or health, he shall proceed to suppress such nuisance or remove such danger or menace in the manner prescribed in the Public Health Law of the State of New York.