Village of Hammondsport, NY
Steuben County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hammondsport 10-2-1984 as L.L. No. 4-1984. Section 76-2 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 102.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
Every refuse accumulation of animal, fruit or vegetable matter, liquid or otherwise, that attends the preparation, use, cooking, dealing in or storing of meat, fish, fruit or vegetables.
Waste material and refuse of every character collected or accumulated within the township, except garbage, and shall include by way of enumeration, but not by way of limitation, grass, leaves, sticks, tree branches, stone, concrete, old boards, broken glass, used furniture or household appliances, tin cans and newspapers.
[Amended 8-12-1986 by L.L. No. 3-1986]
It shall be unlawful for any person to discard, drop or throw away any garbage, rubbish or debris in any area owned by the Village of Hammondsport and used for the purpose of a public park or cemetery. It shall also be unlawful to discard, drop or throw away any garbage, rubbish or debris on the entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel.
This chapter is hereby declared to be for the preservation of peace, health and safety and a police regulation therefor.
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a violation pursuant to the Penal Law of the State of New York, punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.
In addition, or as an alternative to the above-provided penalties, the Board of Trustees may also maintain an action or proceedings in the name of the village in a court of competent jurisdiction to compel compliance with or to restrain by injunction the violation of this chapter.