Town of Somers, NY
Westchester County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Somers: Art. I, 8-9-1984 as L.L. No. 3-1984. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 8-9-1984 as L.L. No. 3-1984]
A. 
In accordance with Subdivision 3 of § 20 of the Municipal Home Rule Law, the local laws, ordinances and certain resolutions of the Town of Somers referred to in Subsection B of this section shall be known collectively as the "Code of the Town of Somers," hereafter termed the "Code," and the various parts and sections of such local laws, ordinances and resolutions shall be distributed and designated as provided and set forth in Subsection B of this section. Wherever reference is made in any of the local laws, ordinances and resolutions contained in the "Code of the Town of Somers" to any other local law, ordinance or resolution appearing in said Code, such reference shall be changed to the appropriate chapter title, chapter number, Article number or section number appearing below, as if such local law, ordinance or resolution had been formally amended to so read.
B. 
Distribution of local laws, ordinances and resolutions.
Derivation Table
(Sections providing for severability of provisions, repeal of conflicting legislation and effective dates which are covered by provisions of this local law have been omitted from the Code, and such sections are indicated as "omitted" in the table which follows.)
New Number
(Chapter, title, Article, section)
Old Number
(source)
Adoption or Amendment Date
Ch. 4, Appearance
L.L. No. 1-1980
7-10-1980
Tickets
§ 4-1
Section 1
§ 4-2
Section 2
Amended 7-14-1983 by L.L. No. 1-1983
§ 4-3
Section 3
Omitted
Section 4
Ch. 9, Clerk, Town
Art. I, Issuance of Fireworks Display Permits
Resolution
5-13-1976
§ 9-1
First paragraph
Art. II, Issuance of Parking Permits for Handicapped
Resolution
11-8-1979
§ 9-2
First paragraph
Ch. 11, Conservation Advisory Council
Resolution
9-9-1976
§ 11-1
First paragraph
Ch. 15, Defense and Indemnification
Resolution
8-13-1981
§ 15-1
First paragraph
Ch. 17, Disabled, Advisory Committee on
Resolution
5-14-1981
§ 17-1
First paragraph
§ 17-2
Second paragraph
§ 17-3
Third paragraph
Ch. 19, Drug Abuse Prevention Council
Resolution
4-8-1969; amended in its entirety 7-8-1982
§ 19-1
First paragraph
Ch. 23, Ethics, Code of
Resolution
11-11-1965; amended in its entirety 9-13-1979
§ 23-1
First paragraph
§ 23-2
(a)
§ 23-3
(b)
§ 23-4
(c)
§ 23-5
(d)
§ 23-6
(e)
§ 23-7
(f)
§ 23-8
(g)
Ch. 26, Fire Prevention Bureau
L.L. No. 1-1975
10-14-1975
§ 26-1
Section 1
§ 26-2
Section 2
§ 26-3
Section 3
§ 26-4
Section 4
§ 26-5
Section 5
§ 26-6
Section 6
§ 26-7
Section 7
§ 26-8
Section 8
§ 26-9
Section 9
§ 26-10
Section 10
Amended at time of adoption of Code
Omitted
Sections 11 and 12
Ch. 32, Library
Resolution
6-11-1981
§ 32-1
First paragraph
Ch. 36, Markets, Department of
Resolution
12-9-1975
§ 36-1
First paragraph
Ch. 39, Meetings
Art. I, Smoking at Meetings
Resolution
1-4-1979
§ 39-1
First paragraph
Art. II, Time and Place of Town Board Meetings
Resolution
3-24-1983
Omitted
First paragraph
§ 39-2
Second paragraph
§ 39-3
Second paragraph
Ch. 43, Officers and Employees
Art. I, Deputy Supervisor
Resolution
5-29-1975
§ 43-1
First paragraph
§ 43-2
Second paragraph
Art. II, Dog Warden
Resolution
1-8-1976
§ 43-3
First paragraph
Art. III, Superintendent of Parks and Recreation
Resolution
1-15-1976
§ 43-4
First paragraph
Art. IV, Administrative Assistant to the Supervisor
Resolution
7-10-1980
§ 43-5
First paragraph
Ch. 47, Police Service
Resolution
5-14-1981
Advisory Committee
§ 47-1
First paragraph
Ch. 50, Purchasing
Art. I, Approval of Purchase Requests
Resolution
10-14-1975
§ 50-1
First paragraph
Omitted
Second paragraph
Art. II, Audit of Claims
Resolution
1-6-1983
§ 50-2
First paragraph
Ch. 54, Records, Public Access to
Resolution
5-11-1978
§ 54-1
Entire resolution
Ch. 64, Alcoholic Beverages
Art. I, Consumption in Public
L.L. No. 1-1979
7-26-1979
§ 64-1
Section 1
§ 64-2
Section 2
§ 64-3
Section 3
§ 64-4
Section 4
§ 64-5
Section 5
§ 64-6
Section 6
Omitted
Section 7
Ch. 69, Bingo
Ordinance
9-21-1971
§ 69-1
1
§ 69-2
2
§ 69-3
3
§ 69-4
4
§ 69-5
5
§ 69-6
6
Omitted
7
Ch. 72, Brush, Grass and Weeds
Ordinance
5-29-1956
§ 72-1
Sect. 1
§ 72-2
Sect. 2
§ 72-3
Sect. 3
§ 72-4
Sect. 4
Amended at time of adoption of Code
§ 72-5
Sect. 5
Omitted
Sect. 6
Ch. 74, Building Construction
Art. II, Properties Abutting Substandard Roads
Resolution
3-11-1969, amended in its entirety 8-14-1980
Omitted
First paragraph
§ 74-1
Second paragraph
Ch. 77, Buildings, Unsafe
Ordinance
12-11-1980
§ 77-1
Section 1
§ 77-2
Section 2
§ 77-3
Section 3
§ 77-4
Section 4
§ 77-5
Section 5
§ 77-6
Section 6
§ 77-7
Section 7
§ 77-8
Section 8
§ 77-9
Section 9
§ 77-10
Section 10
§ 77-11
Section 11
Ch. 80, Certificates of Occupancy
Art. I, Properties Abutting Substandard Roads
Resolution
8-14-1980
§ 80-1
Entire resolution
Ch. 86, Dogs
Art. I, Control and Regulation
Ordinance
6-11-1981
§ 86-1
Section 1
§ 86-2
Section 2
§ 86-3
Section 3
§ 86-4
Section 4
§ 86-5
Section 5
§ 86-6
Section 6
§ 86-7
Section 7
§ 86-8
Section 8
§ 86-9
Section 9
§ 86-10
Section 10
§ 86-11
Section 11
Omitted
Sections 12, 13 and 14
Art. II, Licensing
Ordinance
9-13-1979
§ 86-12
First paragraph
§ 86-13
Second paragraph
§ 86-14
Third paragraph
Omitted
Fourth paragraph
Ch. 90, Entertainment, Places of
Ordinance
8-31-1960
§ 90-1
Section 1
§ 90-2
Section 2
§ 90-3
Section 3
§ 90-4
Section 4
§ 90-5
Section 5
Amended at time of adoption of Code
Omitted
Sections 6 and 7
Ch. 92, Environmental Quality Review
Ordinance
10-11-1979
§ 92-1
Section 1
§ 92-2
Section 2
§ 92-3
Section 3
§ 92-4
Section 4
§ 92-5
Section 5
§ 92-6
Section 6
§ 92-7
Section 7
§ 92-8
Section 8
§ 92-9
Section 9
§ 92-10
Section 10
§ 92-11
Section 11
§ 92-12
Section 12
§ 92-13
Section 13
Omitted
Sections 14 and 15
Ch. 94, Excavations
Ordinance
2-13-1963
§ 94-1
1
§ 94-2
2
§ 94-3
3
§ 94-4
4 and 5
Amended at time of adoption of Code
Omitted
6 and 7
Ch. 98, Fire Prevention
Ordinance
5-10-1966
§ 98-1
Section 1
§ 98-2
Section 2
§ 98-3
Section 3
§ 98-4
Section 6
§ 98-5
Section 14
§ 98-6
Section 20
§ 98-7
Section 21(a)
Amended at time of adoption of Code
Omitted
Section 21(c),(d)
Ch. 100, Fishing
Ordinance
5-11-1955; amended in its entirety 8-9-1960
§ 100-1
First paragraph
§ 100-2
Second paragraph
Amended at time of adoption of Code
Omitted
Third paragraph
Ch. 102, Flood Hazard Areas
Art, I, Administration of Federal Program
Resolution
8-12-1975
§ 102-1
1
§ 102-2
2
Amended 3-8-1984
§ 102-3
3
§ 102-4
4
Art. II, Enforcement
Resolution
1-15-1976
§ 102-5
1
Amended 3-8-1984
§ 102-6
2
§ 102-7
3
Amended 3-8-1984
Ch. 105, Games of Chance
Ordinance
10-14-1976
§ 105-1
Section 1
§ 105-2
Section 2
§ 105-3
Section 3
§ 105-4
Section 4
§ 105-5
Section 5
§ 105-6
Section 6
Omitted
Sections 7 and 8
Ch. 109, Garbage, Rubbish and Refuse
Art. I, Licensing of Garbage Collectors
Ordinance
4-9-1968
§ 109-1
Sect. 1
§ 109-2
Sect. 2
§ 109-3
Sect. 3
§ 109-4
Sect. 4
§ 109-5
Sect. 5
§ 109-6
Sect. 6
§ 109-7
Sect. 7
§ 109-8
Sect. 8
Amended at time of adoption of Code
Omitted
Sects. 9 and 10
Ch. 118, Littering and Dumping
Art. I, Littering
Ordinance
2-11-1941; amended in its entirety 9-9-1952
§ 118-1
(1)
§ 118-2
(2)
Amended at time of adoption of Code
Art. II, Dumping
Ordinance
10-9-1956
§ 118-3
Sec. 1
§ 118-4
Sec. 2
§ 118-5
Sec. 3
Amended at time of adoption of Code
Omitted
Sec. 4 and 5
Ch. 125, Parking Lots
Art. I, Commuter Exchange Parking Area
Resolution
6-17-1982
§ 125-1
First paragraph
§ 125-2
Second paragraph
§ 125-3
Second paragraph
Ch. 128, Parks
Ordinance
8-21-1979
§ 128-1
1
§ 128-2
1 (a)-(m)
Amended 6-9-1983
§ 128-3
2, 3 and 4
Omitted
Ch. 131, Peddling and Soliciting
Ordinance
4-22-1940
§ 131-1
Section 1
§ 131-2
Section 2
§ 131-3
Section 3
§ 131-4
Section 4
§ 131-5
Section 5
§ 131-6
Section 6
§ 131-7
Section 7
§ 131-8
Section 8
§ 131-9
Section 9
§ 131-10
Section 10
§ 131-11
Section 11
§ 131-12
Section 12
§ 131-13
Section 13
Amended at time of adoption of Code
Omitted
Sections 14, 15 and 16
Ch. 144, Site Plan Review
Resolution
10-26-1977 (Planning Board) approved by Town Board 11-10-1977
Art. I
ARTICLE I
§ 144-1
100.0
§ 144-2
100.1
§ 144-3
100.2
Omitted
100.3
§ 144-4
100.4
Art. II
ARTICLE II
§ 144-5
200.0
Art. III
ARTICLE III
144-6
300.0
§ 144-7
300.1
§ 144-8
300.2
Art. IV
ARTICLE IV
§ 144-9
400.0
Art. V
ARTICLE V
§ 144-10
500.1
§ 144-11
500.2
§ 144-12
500.3
§ 144-13
500.4
Art. VI
Definitions
§ 144-14
Unnumbered paragraph
Ch. 150, Subdivision of Land
Resolution
11-24-1971 (Planning Board) approved by Town Board 4-11-1972
Art. I
ARTICLE I
§ 150-1
Section 10
§ 150-2
Section 11
§ 150-3
Section 12
§ 150-4
Section 13
§ 150-5
Section 14
§ 150-6
Section 15
§ 150-7
Section 16
§ 150-8
Section 17
Omitted
Section 18
§ 150-9
Section 19
Art. II
ARTICLE II
§ 150-10
Section 20
§ 150-11
Section 21
§ 150-12
Section 22
Amended 1-24-1973, approved 2-13-1973
§ 150-13
Section 23
Amended 1-24-1973, approved 2-13-1973
§ 150-14
Section 24
Amended 1-24-1973, approved 2-13-1973; 12-21-1983; approved 1-12-1984
§ 150-15
Section 25
Added 9-23-1981, approved 10-8-1981
Art. III
ARTICLE III
§ 150-16
Section 30
§ 150-17
Section 31
§ 150-18
Section 32
§ 150-19
Section 33
Art. IV
ARTICLE IV
§ 150-20
Section 40
§ 150-21
Section 41
Amended 9-22-1982, approved 11-9-1982; 1-25-1984, approved 2-9-1984
§ 150-22
Section 42
§ 150-23
Section 43
Amended 9-26-1979, approved 10-11-1979
§ 150-24
Section 44
Amended 9-26-1979, approved 10-11-1979
§ 150-25
Section 45
Art. V
ARTICLE V
§ 150-26
Section 50
§ 150-27
Section 51
§ 150-28
Section 52
§ 150-29
Section 53
§ 150-30
Section 54
§ 150-31
Section 55
Art. VI
ARTICLE VI
§ 150-32
Unnumbered paragraphs
Amended 9-26-1979, approved 10-11-1979
Ch. 154, Taxation
Art. I, Business Investment Exemption
L.L. No. 1-1976
9-9-1976
§ 154-1
1
§ 154-2
2
§ 154-3
3
§ 154-4
4
Art. II, Senior Citizens Tax Exemption
L.L. No. 1-1984
1-12-1984
§ 154-5
Section 1
§ 154-6
Section 2
§ 154-7
Section 3
§ 154-8
Section 4
§ 154-9
Section 5
§ 154-10
Section 6
§ 154-11
Section 7
§ 154-12
Section 8
Omitted
Section 9
Ch. 158, Vehicles and Traffic
Art. I, Parking Prohibitions
Ordinance
4-14-1964, amended in its entirety 6-11-1968; 3-9-1971
§ 158-1
Section 1
§ 158-2
Section 2
§ 158-3
Section 3
§ 158-4
Section 4
§ 158-5
Section 5
Omitted
Sections 6 and 7
§ 158-6A
Ordinance, Sections I-IV
Adopted 8-13-1951
B
Ordinance, Sections 1 and 2
Adopted 11-10-1959
C
Ordinance, Sections 1 and 2
Adopted 2-9-1960
D
Ordinance
Adopted 8-8-1967
E
Ordinance, Sections 1 and 2
Adopted 10-17-1972
F
Ordinance, Sections 1 and 2
Adopted 4-10-1973
G
Ordinance, and second paragraphs First
Adopted 6-17-1982
Art. II, Overnight Parking
Ordinance
3-9-1971
§ 158-7
Section I
Art. III. Traffic Control in Shopping Centers
Ordinance
4-10-1980
§ 158-8
1
§ 158-9
2
§ 158-10
3
§ 158-11
4
§ 158-12
5 and 6
§ 158-13
7
§ 158-14
8
Omitted
9 and 10
Art. IV, Fire Lanes on Private Property
Ordinance
4-8-1982
§ 158-15
1
§ 158-16
2
§ 158-17
3
§ 158-18
4
Omitted
5 and 6
Art. V. Stop Signs
Resolution
Adopted 9-9-1969
B
Resolution
Adopted 5-11-1971
C
Resolution
Adopted 10-17-1972
D
Resolution
Adopted 6-6-1973
E
Resolution
Adopted 8-12-1975
F
Resolution
Adopted 2-14-1980
G
Resolution
Adopted 10-9-1980
H
Resolution
Adopted 1-21-1982
I
Resolution
Adopted 10-28-1982
J
Resolution
Adopted 10-13-1983
Ch. 160, Vehicles, Unlicensed
Resolution
12-9-1982
§ 160-1
First paragraph
Ch. 167, Wetlands and Drainage
Ordinance
2-10-1977
§ 167-1
Section 1.00
§ 167-2
Section 2.00
§ 167-3
Section 3.00
§ 167-4
Section 4.00
§ 167-5
Section 5.00
§ 167-6
Section 6.00
§ 167-7
Section 7.00
§ 167-8
Section 8.00
§ 167-9
Section 9.00
§ 167-10
Section 10.00
Omitted
Section 11.00
§ 167-11
Section 12.00
§ 167-12
Section 13.00
Ch. 170, Zoning
Ordinance
4-14-1959
Art. I
ARTICLE I
§ 170-1
Section 1.00
§ 170-2
Section 2.00
§ 170-3
Section 3.00
Amended 11-27-1962; 4-29-1965; 7-8-1969; 8-12-1976; 3-9-1978; 11-12-1981; 3-30-1982; 8-12-1982
Art. II
ARTICLE II
§ 170-4
Section 10.00
Amended 11-10-1959; 3-9-1978; 8-17-1978; 11-12-1981; 3-30-1982
§ 170-5
Section 11.00
§ 170-6
Section 12.00
§ 170-7
Section 13.00
Amended 11-27-1962; 8-12-1975; 8-7-1978; 11-12-1981
§ 170-8
Section 13.10
Art. III
ARTICLE III, Title 1
§ 170-9
Section 20.00
Amended 9-9-1978; 11-12-1981
§ 170-10
Section 21.00
Amended 4-29-1965; 9-9-1976; 11-12-1981
§ 170-11
Section 22.00
Amended 4-26-1965; 8-12-1976
§ 170-12
Section 23.00
Added 9-9-1976; amended 2-14-1980; 5-12-1983
§ 170-13
Section 24.00
Added 11-12-1981
Art. IV
ARTICLE III, Title 1a
Added 8-17-1978
§ 170-14
Section 30.00
§ 170-15
Section 31.00
Amended 8-12-1982
§ 170-16
Section 31.10
§ 170-17
Section 32.00
§ 170-18
Section 33.00
Art. V
ARTICLE III, Title 2
§ 170-19
Section 40.00
Amended 11-10-1959; 4-29-1965
§ 170-20
Section 40.10
Amended 4-26-1965
§ 170-21
Section 41.00
Amended 4-29-1965; 3-9-1978
Art. VI
ARTICLE III, Title 3
§ 170-22
Section 50.00
Amended 4-29-1965; 4-15-1969: 7-8-1969; 3-10-1970
§ 170-23
Section 50.10
§ 170-24
Section 51.00
Art. VII
ARTICLE III, Title 4
Added 11-10-1959
§ 170-25
Section 52.00
Art. VIII
ARTICLE III, Title 5
Added 3-9-1978
§ 170-26
Section 53.00
§ 170-27
Section 53.10
§ 170-28
Section 53.20
Art. IX
ARTICLE III, Title 6
Added 3-30-1982
§ 170-29
Section 54.00
§ 170-30
Section 54.10
§ 170-31
Section 54.20
§ 170-32
Section 54.30
Art. X
ARTICLE IV
§ 170-33
Section 60.00
§ 170-34
Section 60.10
Amended 3-9-1978
§ 170-35
Section 60.11
§ 170-36
Section 60.20
Amended 3-9-1978; 2-9-1984
§ 170-37
Section 60.30
§ 170-38
Section 60.40
§ 170-39
Section 60.50
§ 170-40
Section 60.60
Amended 3-9-1978; 3-30-1982
§ 170-41
Section 60.70
Added 3-9-1978
§ 170-42
Section 61.00
§ 170-43
Section 62.00
§ 170-44
Section 63.00
§ 170-45
Section 63.10
Amended 4-29-1965
§ 170-46
Section 64.00
§ 170-47
Section 66.00
Amended 3-9-1978
§ 170-48
Section 67.00
Amended 4-29-1965
§ 170-49
Section 67.01
Added 4-29-1965
§ 170-50
Section 68.00
§ 170-51
Section 68.01
§ 170-52
Section 68.02
Amended 11-10-1959
§ 170-53
Section 68.03
Section 68.04
Repealed 4-29-1965
§ 170-54
Section 68.05
Section 68.06
Repealed 4-29-1965
§ 170-55
Section 68.07
§ 170-56
Section 68.08
§ 170-57
Section 68.09
§ 170-58
Section 68.10
Added 3-14-1972
Art. XI
ARTICLE V
§ 170-59
Section 70.00
Amended 11-14-1967; 11-9-1978; 8-12-1982
§ 170-60
Section 70.10
Added 2-9-1978; amended 8-12-1982
Art. XII
ARTICLE V, Title 1
§ 170-61
Section 71.00
Amended 11-10-1959; 11-27-1962; 4-29-1965
§ 170-62
Section 71.01
Added 6-29-1972
§ 170-63
Section 72.00
Amended 8-9-1960
§ 170-64
Section 72.01
Added 8-9-1960
Section 72.02
Added 6-29-1972; repealed 9-9-1976
§ 170-65
Section 73.00
§ 170-66
Section 74.00
§ 170-67
Section 75.00
Amended 6-11-1963
§ 170-68
Section 76.00
§ 170-69
Section 76.01
Added 8-12-1976
§ 170-70
Section 77.00
Added 8-12-1982
§ 170-71
Section 80.00
§ 170-72
Section 81.00
§ 170-73
Section 82.00
§ 170-74
Section 83.00
§ 170-75
Section 84.00
§ 170-76
Section 85.00
§ 170-77
Section 86.00
§ 170-78
Section 87.00
§ 170-79
Section 87.01
Added 11-14-1967
§ 170-80
Section 88.00
§ 170-81
Section 88.01
Added 7-9-1968
§ 170-82
Section 89.00
Art. XIII
ARTICLE V,  Title 2
§ 170-83
Section 100.00
Amended 6-30-1961; 7-24-1961; 4-29-1965; 7-8-1969; 7-14-1977
Art. XIV
ARTICLE V, Title 3
§ 170-84
Section 110.00
§ 170-85
Section 111.00
§ 170-86
Section 112.00
§ 170-87
Section 113.00
Amended 4-29-1965
§ 170-88
Section 114.00
§ 170-89
Section 115.00
Added 5-14-1968
§ 170-90
Section 116.00
Added 4-15-1969; amended 7-8-1969
§ 170-91
Section 117.00
Added 7-8-1969
Art. XV
ARTICLE V, Title 4
Added 3-9-1978
§ 170-92
Section 118.00
Art. XVI
ARTICLE VI
§ 170-93
Section 120.00
§ 170-94
Section 121.00
§ 170-95
Section 122.00
§ 170-96
Section 123.00
§ 170-97
Section 124.00
§ 170-98
Section 125.00
Amended 11-10-1959
§ 170-99
Section 126.00
Section 127.00
Section 129.00
Amended 8-9-1960
Art. XVII
ARTICLE VII
Section 130.00
Art. XVIII
ARTICLE VII, Title 1
Section 131.00
Section 132.00
Section 133.00
Section 134.00
Amended 4-29-1965
Section 135.00
Art. XIX
ARTICLE VII, Title 2
Section 140.00
Section 141.00
Section 142.00
Section 143.00
Section 144.00
Section 145.00
Art. XX
ARTICLE VIII
Section 150.00
Repealed 4-29-1965
Section 151.00
Amended 9-11-1974; 2-9-1978
Section 152.00
Added 8-12-1982
Art. XXI
ARTICLE IX
Section 160.00
Section 161.00
Section 162.00
Section 163.00
Section 164.00
Section 165.00
Section 166.00
Amended 2-13-1963; 4-29-1965; 1-30-1975
Art. XXII
ARTICLE X
Section 170.00
Section 171.00
Section 172.00
Amended 4-29-1965; 11-12-1981
Section 173.00
Amended 11-10-1959; 4-29-1965; 3-9-1978; 8-17-1978; 3-30-1982
Section 174.00
Section 175.00
Section 176.00
Art. XXIII
ARTICLE XI
Section 180.00
Omitted
Sections 181.00, 182.00 and 183.00
C. 
Wherever the terms "local law," "ordinance" or "resolution" are used in any of the local laws, ordinances or resolutions renumbered by Subsection B above, such terms shall be changed to "chapter," "Article" or "section," as appropriate, as if such local laws, ordinances or resolutions had been formally amended to so read.
The provisions of the Code, insofar as they are substantively the same as those of local laws, ordinances and resolutions in force immediately prior to the enactment of the Code by this local law, as distributed and renumbered in § 1-1 above, are intended as a continuation of such local laws, ordinances and resolutions and not as new enactments, and the effectiveness of such provisions shall date from the date of adoption of the prior local law, ordinance or resolution. All such provisions are hereby continued in full force and effect and are hereby reaffirmed as to their adoption by the Town Board of the Town of Somers, and it is the intention of said Board that each such provision contained within the Code is hereby reaffirmed as it appears in said Code. Only such provisions of former local laws and ordinances as are omitted from this Code shall be deemed repealed or abrogated by the provisions of § 1-3 below.
All local laws and ordinances of a general and permanent nature of the Town of Somers in force on the date of the adoption of this local law and not contained in such Code or recognized and continued in force by reference therein are hereby repealed from and after the effective date of this local law.
The repeal of local laws and ordinances provided for in § 1-3 of this local law shall not affect the following classes of local laws, ordinances, resolutions, rights and obligations, which are hereby expressly saved from repeal:
A. 
Any right or liability established, accrued or incurred under any legislative provision of the Town of Somers prior to the effective date of this local law or any action or proceeding brought for the enforcement of such right or liability.
B. 
An offense or act committed or done before the effective date of this local law in violation of any legislative provision of the Town of Somers or any penalty, punishment or forfeiture which may result therefrom.
C. 
Any prosecution, indictment, action, suit or other proceeding pending, or any judgment rendered prior to the effective date of this local law brought pursuant to any legislative provision of the Town of Somers.
D. 
Any franchise, license, right, easement or privilege heretofore granted or conferred by the Town of Somers, including cable television franchise.
E. 
Any local law, ordinance or resolution of the Town of Somers providing for the laying out, opening, altering, widening, relocating, straightening, establishing grade, changing name, improvement, acceptance or vacation of any right-of-way, easement, street, road, highway, park or other public place within the Town of Somers or any portion thereof.
F. 
Any ordinance or resolution of the Town of Somers appropriating money or transferring funds, promising or guaranteeing the payment of money or authorizing the issuance and delivery of any bond of the Town of Somers or other instruments or evidence of the town's indebtedness.
G. 
Local laws, ordinances or resolutions authorizing the purchase, sale, lease or transfer of property, or any lawful contract or obligation.
H. 
The levy or imposition of special assessments or charges.
I. 
The dedication of property.
J. 
Any local laws, ordinances or resolutions relating to salaries, providing for employee benefits, establishing policies pertaining to personnel or making appointments.
K. 
Any local law, ordinance or resolution amending the Zoning Map.
L. 
Any local law or ordinance adopted subsequent to June 1, 1983.
A. 
In compiling and preparing the local laws, ordinances and certain resolutions of the town for publication as the Code of the Town of Somers, as distributed and designated in the table in § 1-1B hereof, no changes in the meaning or intent of such local laws, ordinances and resolutions have been made, except as provided below.
B. 
The following sections of the ordinances or local laws enumerated are hereby amended to standardize the penalty provisions thereof to provide that an offense against the provisions of such ordinance or local law shall be a violation punishable by a fine of not to exceed $250 or by imprisonment for a term not to exceed 15 days:[1]
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Editor's Note: Pursuant to § 1-5B, the following penalty provisions were amended: §§ 26-10, 72-4, 90-5B, 94-4A, 98-7, 100-2, 109-8B and 131-13. A complete description of these provisions is on file in the office of the Town Clerk. An amendment of 10-20-1988 provided for a penalty of of $1,000 for §§ 118-2 and 118-5.
If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section, Article or part of this local law or of any local law, ordinance or resolution cited in the table in § 1-1B hereof shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, section, Article or part thereof directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered.
A copy of the Code in loose-leaf form has been filed in the office of the Clerk of the Town of Somers and shall remain there for use and examination by the public until final action is taken on this local law, and if this local law shall be adopted, such copy shall be certified to by the Clerk of the Town of Somers by impressing thereon the seal of the Town of Somers, and such certified copy shall remain on file in the office of said Clerk to be made available to persons desiring to examine the same during all times while the said Code is in effect. The enactment and application of this local law, coupled with the availability of a copy of the Code for inspection by the public, shall be deemed, held and considered to be due and legal publication of all provisions of the Code for all purposes.
Any and all additions, deletions, amendments or supplements to any of the local laws, ordinances and resolutions known collectively as the "Code of the Town of Somers" or any new local laws, ordinances or resolutions, when enacted or adopted in such form as to indicate the intention of the Town Board to be a part thereof, shall be deemed to be incorporated into such Code so that reference to the Code shall be understood and intended to include such additions, deletions, amendments or supplements. Whenever such additions, deletions, amendments or supplements to the Code shall be enacted or adopted, they shall thereafter be printed and, as provided hereunder, inserted in the loose-leaf book containing the said Code as amendments and supplements thereto. Nothing contained in this local law shall affect the status of any local law, ordinance or resolution contained herein and may be amended, deleted or changed from time to time as the Town Board deems desirable.
It shall be the duty of the Town Clerk to keep up-to-date the certified copy of the book containing the Code of the Town of Somers required to be filed in the office of the Town Clerk for use by the public. All changes in said Code and all local laws, ordinances and resolutions adopted by the Town Board subsequent to the enactment of this local law in such form as to indicate the intention of said Board to be a part of said Code shall, when finally enacted or adopted, be included therein by temporary attachment of copies of such change or local laws, ordinances or resolutions until such change or local laws, ordinances or resolutions are printed as supplements to said Code book, at which time such supplements shall be inserted therein.
Copies of the Code may be purchased from the Town Clerk of the Town of Somers upon the payment of a fee to be set by resolution of the Town Board, which Board may also arrange by resolution for procedures for the periodic supplementation thereof.
Any person who, without authorization from the Town Clerk, changes or amends, by additions or deletions, any part or portion of the Code of the Town of Somers, or who alters or tampers with such Code in any manner whatsoever which will cause the legislation of the Town of Somers to be misrepresented thereby, or who violates any other provision of this local law shall be guilty of an offense and shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment for a term of not more than 15 days, or both.
The provisions of this local law are hereby made Chapter 1 of the Code of the Town of Somers to be entitled "General Provisions, Article I, Adoption of Code," and the sections of this local law shall be numbered §§ 1-1 to 1-13, inclusive.
This local law shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State of the State of New York.