[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Delhi 7-6-1987 by L.L. No. 5-1987 (Ch. 24A of the 1979 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The following terms in this chapter are defined as follows:
- Not more than four unrelated persons living together or any number of individuals related by blood, marriage or adoption living together as a single housekeeping unit, using rooms and housekeeping facilities in common and having such meals as they may eat at home generally prepared and eaten together.
- MULTIPLE DWELLING
- Includes a dwelling which is either rented, leased, let or hired out to be occupied or is occupied as the temporary or permanent residence or home of three or more families living independently of each other.
- The owner or owners of a freehold of the premises or lesser estate therein, a mortgagee or vendee in possession, assignee of rents, receiver, executor, trustee, lessee, agent or any other person, firm or corporation directly or indirectly in control of a dwelling.
- VILLAGE CLERK
- The Village Clerk of the Village of Delhi.
The owner of any building defined herein as a multiple dwelling shall post and maintain in a conspicuous place in such dwelling a legible notice identifying the owner and managing agent of such dwelling, together with the residence and business addresses and telephone numbers of the owner and managing agent. Where the owner is a corporation, the sign shall contain the names, addresses and telephone numbers of the officers thereof, together with the residence and business addresses and telephone numbers of the officers and of the corporation.
Every owner of a multiple dwelling as above defined shall file with the Village Clerk, within 60 days after the adoption of this chapter, a written registration statement on forms to be supplied by the Village Clerk, containing the following information.
A description of the premises by street number or block and lot number.
The name and residence and business address of such owner, together with his residence and business telephone number or, if such owner is a corporation, the name and address of such corporation and the name and residence and business address of all officers thereof, together with the residence and business telephone numbers of the corporation and all officers.
Designation of managing agent.
The name, residence, business address and residence and business telephone number of a natural person, 21 years of age or over, who actually resides within the Village of Delhi and who shall be designated by such owner as a managing agent in control of and responsible for the maintenance and operation of such dwelling, and who shall be designated as the person upon whom process may be served on behalf of the owner. The managing agent shall keep a current record of all the tenants and their names and addresses, who are renting, leasing or living on the premises. There shall be endorsed upon such statement a written consent to such designation signed by such managing agent. An owner who is a natural person and who meets the requirements of this subsection as to the location of the residence or place of transacting business of a managing agent may designate himself as such managing agent.
Nothing contained in this section shall be construed as preventing a corporation which is an owner of a multiple dwelling from designating as its managing agent with respect thereto any officer of such corporation who meets the requirements of this subsection as to the location of the residence or place of transacting business of a managing agent.
Any designation as managing agent made pursuant to the provisions of this section shall remain in full force and effect until changed or terminated as hereinafter provided.
Where, after the filing of any registration statement in relation to any multiple dwelling under the applicable provisions of this section, the owner of such dwelling shall have granted or transferred his right, title or interest therein or in any part thereof, such owner shall file with the Village Clerk, within 10 days after such grant or transfer, a written statement which shall contain the name and residence and business addresses of the grantee, transferee or other successor of such right, title or interest, or if such grantee, transferee or successor is a corporation, the name and address of such corporation.
Where, after the filing of any registration statement with the Village Clerk pursuant to the application provisions of this section, any change, other than a designation of a different managing agent or a change of ownership or interest, occurs in any name, residence or business address or list of officers required to be included in such statement, the owner, within 10 days after such change, shall file, in duplicate, on forms to be furnished by the Village Clerk, a statement setting forth the particulars of such change so as to supply the information necessary to make currently correct the last registration statement filed pursuant to the applicable provisions of this section.
Any designation of a managing agent made pursuant to the applicable provisions of this section shall cease to be effective if such agent shall die or be judicially declared incompetent.
Any owner may terminate such designation by filing with the Village Clerk a written designation of a new managing agent made in conformity with the provisions hereinabove cited.
If any owner shall fail, on or before the effective date of any notice of termination served and filed by a managing agent, or written designation 15 days after any such agent shall die or be judicially declared incompetent, to file with the Village Clerk a designation of a new managing agent made in conformity with the provisions herein, such owner shall be guilty of a violation of this section.
Any registration statement or designation of a managing agent required to be filed with the Village Clerk by any owner or lessee of a multiple dwelling under the provisions of this section shall be signed by such owner or lessee or, if such owner or lessee is a corporation, by an officer thereof.
Any such registration statement or designation of a managing agent shall be deemed prima facie proof of the statements therein contained in any criminal prosecution instituted by a Village agency against the owner or managing agent of a multiple dwelling.
Any person who violates the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation and, upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both. Each week a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense.