[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Cobleskill 7-13-1987 by L.L. No. 2-1987. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is hereby determined by the Town Board that the operation of dumps for the disposal of garbage and rubbish are likely to constitute a hazard and menace to health and safety of the residents of the Town of Cobleskill and it is therefore the intent of this chapter to prohibit the operation of dumps for the disposal of garbage and rubbish in the Town of Cobleskill pursuant to § 130, Subdivisions 6 and 15, of the Town Law of the State of New York.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- A place used for the disposal and leaving of paper, garbage, rubbish and waste materials of any nature by the public or by any person.
- Includes an individual, firm, partnership, corporation, municipality or association of persons.
The operation or maintenance of a dump for the disposal of garbage and rubbish is hereby prohibited in the Town of Cobleskill.
Nothing herein contained shall be deemed to prohibit any person from disposing of noncommercial or industrial rubbish, waste material and garbage on property upon which such rubbish, waste material and garbage is produced.
[Amended 12-11-1989 by L.L. No. 2-1989]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $5,000 for each offense or by imprisonment in the County Jail for not more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The Town Board shall also have the power to bring a civil action to restrain any violation of this chapter in a court of competent jurisdiction. When a violation of this chapter is continuous, each 24 hours thereof shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.