Village of Orchard Park, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Orchard Park 12-3-1979 by L.L. No. 19-1979 (Ch. 65, Art. II, § 65.27, of the 1979 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Unsafe buildings — See Ch. 96.
Littering — See Ch. 141.
Solid waste — See Ch. 183.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 187.
No owner or occupant of any real property located within the Village of Orchard Park shall allow such real property to become overgrown with brush, grass or weeds, or to allow the unlawful accumulation on such property of rubbish or trash.
It shall be the duty of the owner or occupant of any real property located within the Village of Orchard Park to cut, trim and remove any such brush, grass or weeds thereon in violation of the New York State Property Maintenance Code and to remove from such real property any accumulation of rubbish or trash thereon.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
In case the owner or occupant of real property located within the Village of Orchard Park shall fail to comply with §§ 169-1 and 169-2 of this chapter, the Village Clerk-Treasurer, upon direction of the Board of Trustees, shall cause to be served upon such owner or occupant, by mail, a written notice requiring such owner or occupant to comply with the provisions of this chapter. If such owner or occupant fails, neglects or refuses to so comply within five days after service of such notice, the Director of Public Works shall cause the cutting and/or removal of the brush, grass, weeds or rubbish and trash. In any such case, the owner or occupant of such real property shall pay to the Village all costs in connection with such cutting and/or removal, together with a service charge of 50% thereof to cover supervision and administration, within 30 days after completion thereof. Upon failure of such owner or occupant to pay such costs, the Director of Public Works shall report same to the Board of Trustees, who shall certify such costs to the Town Assessor, and thereupon such costs shall become a lien upon the real property involved and shall be added to and become a part of the taxes next to be assessed and levied upon such real property and shall bear interest at the same rate as and be collected and enforced in the same manner as taxes.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be punished as provided in Chapter 1, Article III, of this Code.