Town of Haverstraw, NY
Rockland County
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The uses which are listed in this section are prohibited in all of the zoning districts in the Town.
A. 
Manufacturing uses involving primary production of the following products from raw materials:
(1) 
Asphalt, cement, charcoal and/or fuel briquettes.
(2) 
Chemicals: aniline dyes, ammonia, carbide, caustic soda, cellulose, chlorine, carbon black and bone black, creosote, hydrogen and oxygen, industrial alcohol, nitrates (manufactured and natural) of an explosive nature, potash, plastic materials, synthetic resins, pyroxylin, rayon yarn and/or hydrochloric, nitric, phosphoric, picric or sulfuric acids.
(3) 
Coal, coke and tar products, including but not limited to gas manufacturing; explosives; fertilizers; and animal gelatin, glue and/or size.
(4) 
Linoleum, oilcloth, matches, paints, varnishes and/or turpentine.
(5) 
Rubber (natural or synthetic), soaps (including fat rendering) and/or starch.
B. 
The following processes: the nitrating of cotton or other materials; the milling or processing of flour, feed or grain; magnesium foundry; the reduction, refining, smelting and/or alloying of metal or metal ores; refining secondary aluminum; refining petroleum products, such as gasoline, kerosene, naphtha and/or lubricating oil, etc.; the distillation of wood or bones; and the reduction and processing of wood pulp and/or fiber, including all types of paper mill operations; the distillation of any material to produce alcohol or other flammable or volatile products.
C. 
Operations involving stockyards and/or slaughterhouses, taxidermists, grain elevators, slag piles and/or the keeping, breeding and raising of livestock.
D. 
The bulk or wholesale storage of gasoline above ground and/or the storage of explosives, except under license from the State of New York and in a manner and place conforming to the laws of the State of New York and the American Table of Distances, and provided that no more than 50,000 pounds are stored in any one magazine, all subject to approval by the Town Board.
E. 
Dumps, sanitary landfills, construction and demolition debris landfills, except those owned and operated by the Town.
F. 
Junkyards and auto wrecking yards.
G. 
Quarries, stone crushers, screening plants and/or the storage of quarry screening.
H. 
Waste incinerators, waste recycling facilities, waste collection, deposit, storage or processing, transfer stations or warehousing facilities, except those owned and operated by or under contract with the Town.
I. 
A water tower or cooling tower or water tank owned and operated by a public utility, which water tank or water tower is located at or above ground level, shall be allowed as a special permit use by the Zoning Board of Appeals on plots of three acres or more, subject to the approval of the Town Board. No other water tank or water tower above ground or cooling tower shall be permitted unless the same is accessory to a principal industrial, laboratory-office or commercial use in a C or PIO District, any or all of which may occupy in the aggregate not more than 10% of the area of the roof of the principal building.
J. 
Trailers or mobile homes, except in Mobile Home Residence Districts.
K. 
The storage, either above or below ground, of any type of hazardous or toxic wastes.
L. 
Cemeteries.
M. 
Crematoriums.[1]
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Editor's Note: Former Subsection N, regarding adult uses, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 1-22-2001 by L.L. No. 7-2001. See now § 167-37.1.
A. 
Height regulated. It shall be unlawful for any owner, lessee or occupant, or any agent, servant, representative or employee of any such owner, lessee or occupant, having control of any occupied or unoccupied lot or land or any part thereof in the Town, to permit or maintain on any such lot or land or on or along the sidewalk, street or alley adjacent to the same between the property line and the curb, or middle of the alley or for 10 feet outside the property line if there is no curb, any growth of weeds, grass or other rank vegetation to a greater height than 10 inches on the average or any accumulation of dead weeds, grass or brush.
B. 
Poisonous plants prohibited. It shall also be unlawful for any such person or persons to cause, suffer or allow poison ivy, ragweed or other poisonous plants or plants detrimental to health to grow on any such lot or land in such manner that any part of such ivy, ragweed or other poisonous plant or harmful weed shall extend upon, overhang or border any public place, or to allow the seed, pollen or other poisonous particles or emanations therefrom to be carried through the air into any public place.
C. 
Duty to cut and remove. It shall be the duty of any owner, lessee or occupant of any lot or land to cut and remove or cause to be cut and removed all weeds, grass or other rank, poisonous or harmful vegetation as often as may be necessary to comply with the provisions of Subsection A.
D. 
Action for noncompliance. If the provisions of Subsections A, B and C are not complied with, the Building Inspector shall serve written notice, either personally or by regular mail, upon the owner, lessee or occupant or any person having the care or control of any such lot or land, to comply with the provisions of Subsections A, B and C. If the person upon whom the notice is served fails, neglects or refuses to cut and remove or to cause to be cut and removed such weeds, grass or other vegetation within five days after receipt of this notice, then the Town shall prosecute said person pursuant to Articles XIV and XV.
[Added 9-14-1998 by L.L. No. 15-1998[1]]
The exterior premises and the condition of structures shall be maintained so that the premises and all buildings shall reflect a level of maintenance in keeping with the standards of the community and shall not constitute blight from the point of view of adjoining property owners or lead to the progressive deterioration of the neighborhood. Such maintenance shall include, without limitation, the following:
A. 
All exposed exterior surfaces shall be maintained free of broken or cracked glass, loose shingles or loose or crumbling stones or bricks, loose shutters, loose or rotting wood, railings, aerials, excessive peeling paint or other conditions reflective of deterioration or inadequate maintenance. Said conditions shall be corrected by repair or removal. Exterior surfaces of buildings and structures that are not inherently resistant to deterioration shall be sealed and regularly treated with a protective coating of paint or other suitable preservative sufficient to prevent deterioration and to maintain a neat and orderly appearance in accordance with the standards of the surrounding neighborhood. Wood, masonry or other exterior materials that will naturally resist deterioration do not have to be treated but must be otherwise maintained in a sound, secure workmanlike manner. Exterior surfaces that have been painted or otherwise coated must be maintained in a neat, orderly, serviceable manner.
B. 
The exterior of every building and structure shall be maintained free of buckled, sagging, broken, partially missing, rotted or decayed walls, doors, windows, porches, balconies, steps, stairways, railings, balusters, chimneys and decorative trim. The exterior of every building and structure shall be maintained so that the appearance of the premises shall not constitute a blighting factor for adjoining properties.
C. 
All exposed surfaces shall be maintained free of damaged, disintegrating, crumbling, broken or missing materials, excessive pitting or corrosion and unsafe defects, and all broken or missing glass panes shall be replaced.
D. 
Every repair to and replacement of a portion of the exterior of a building and structure or part thereof or appurtenances thereto shall match and conform to the overall exterior design of such structure.
E. 
Roofs of every building or structure shall be maintained weathertight and be equipped with gutters and downspouts connected to the building or structure. All roofs, gutters and downspouts shall be maintained in a good state of repair.
F. 
All chimneys, cooling towers, smokestacks and similar appurtenances shall be maintained structurally safe, sound and in good repair. All exposed surfaces of metal or wood shall be protected from the elements and against decay or rust by periodic application of weathercoating materials, such as paint or similar surface treatment where necessary.
G. 
All permanent signs and billboards exposed to public view permitted by reason of other regulations or as lawful nonconforming uses shall be maintained in good repair. Any signs that have become excessively weathered, those upon which the paint has excessively peeled or those whose supports have deteriorated so that they no longer meet the structural requirements of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code shall, with their supports, be removed or put into a good state of repair. All nonoperative or broken electrical signs shall be repaired or shall, with their supports, be removed. Signs denoting a business which is no longer on the premises shall be removed within 30 days of the date on which the business ceases to occupy the premises.
H. 
Any awnings or marquees and accompanying structural members shall be maintained in a good state of repair. In the event that said awnings or marquees are made of cloth, plastic or similar material and are exposed to public view, such material shall not show evidence of excessive weathering, discoloration, ripping, tearing, holes or other deterioration.
I. 
All property owners shall be required to maintain the exteriors of their structures as the applicable approvals of the Town of Haverstraw Planning Board, Architectural Board of Review, Zoning Board and Building Department so grant. All nonconforming and preexisting structures shall be required to comply with the requirements of this section. All properties shall be so maintained so as not to detract from or devalue the property.
[1]
Editor's Note: This local law also changed the title of Art. VI, Prohibited Uses, to Art. VI, Prohibited Uses and Activities Enumerated.
A. 
Construction, blasting, drilling or demolition shall be permitted:
(1) 
Between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on weekdays and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays. All such work is prohibited on Sundays and legal holidays.
(2) 
The provisions of this section shall not apply to emergency work and to work performed by a municipal agency.
B. 
Miscellaneous. Any other use, whether specified above or not, that is of such a nature as to be detrimental to neighboring properties by reason of the emission of odor, dust, refuse matter, garbage, smoke, vibration, gas or noise or any other factor that is dangerous to the comfort, peace, enjoyment, health or safety of the area of the community shall be prohibited.
C. 
Construction equipment and supplies.
(1) 
Construction equipment and supplies shall not be kept, stored or located on any residentially zoned property.
(2) 
Construction equipment and supplies may be kept, stored or located on any residentially zoned property where work is being performed for which a building permit has been obtained through the Building Department of the Town of Haverstraw. However, said construction equipment and supplies may be kept, stored or located on said property only for the period of time for which the construction equipment and supplies are necessary to the work being performed. The determination of the type, nature and number of construction equipment and supplies to be located on the property shall rest solely within the discretion and determination of the Building Inspector.
(3) 
Any construction equipment and supplies which the Building Inspector determines are unnecessary for the performance of said work shall be removed immediately upon notification, written or oral, by the Building Inspector. The paramount issue with respect to this requirement is to ensure the rights of all citizens to the quiet enjoyment of their property.