[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tivoli as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I General Provisions
Article II Work Performed by Village
[Adopted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
It shall be unlawful for any person, either as owner, lessee, agent, tenant or otherwise, to throw, cast or deposit or to cause or permit to run, drop or remain or to be thrown, cast or deposited any decomposable matter which might create a nuisance or act as a breeding place for flies or as food for rats, discarded things capable of holding water which might serve as breeding places for mosquitoes or combustible matter which might serve to increase the fire hazard of neighboring property in or upon any lot or land, body of water or place within the Village of Tivoli, except at such place or places designated or provided by the Board of Health, provided that garbage, manure, offal and other putrescible matter may be temporarily kept in suitable cans, vessels, tanks or containers which are watertight and provided with tightly fitting covers. Nothing in this section shall be construed as to prohibit the depositing of manure upon private property for the purpose of cultivating the same.
If the provisions of § 171-1 are not complied with, the Village Clerk shall serve written notice upon the owner, lessee or occupant, or any person having the care or control of any such lot or land, body of water or place, to comply with the provisions of this article. If the person upon whom the notice is served fails, neglects or refuses to comply with the provisions of the notice within five days after receipt thereof, or if the owner of such property or his representatives cannot be found in the Village of Tivoli, the Village Clerk shall cause such substances or matter described in § 171-1 to be removed or such nuisances to be suppressed, and the actual cost of such work, plus 5% for inspection and other additional costs in connection therewith, shall be certified to the Assessor and shall thereafter become and be a lien upon the property on which such substances, nuisances or fire hazards existed and 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.
It shall be unlawful to permit or allow in or upon vacant lot or other premises any water to collect and lie stagnant in which mosquito larvae breed or are likely to breed. Whenever the Village Clerk shall determine that and accumulation of water, wherein mosquito larvae breed, constitutes a nuisance or danger or injury to life or health, said Village Clerk shall proceed to suppress such nuisance or remove such danger or injury in the manner prescribed in the public health law of the State of New York.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both. Each day of continuance of an offense shall be considered a separate offense.
In an effort for the Village of Tivoli to comply with predetermined guidelines for the homeowner concerning public health and safety, it may become necessary for the property owner to perform work. When the property owner is unable or unwilling to perform the needed work, the village will perform it and bill the property owner.
Fees for snow and/or ice removal, sidewalk clearing and/or repair, lawn mowing and any other work that is determined to be necessary by the Board shall be as set forth, from time to time, by resolution of the Board of Trustees.
Editor's Note: The fee schedule is on file in the village offices.
The fees above be billed to the property owner for work done on their behalf by the village and be placed as a lien on the property taxes if not paid within 30 days of due date.