[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Roslyn Harbor as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 1-21-1970 by Ord. No. 8]
[Amended 1-8-2019 by L.L. No. 2-2019]
It is hereby declared to be the policy of the Village to provide for the proper use of land and to prevent unhealthful, hazardous or dangerous conditions due to accumulations of brush, grass, rubbish, weeds or other like material. By this article the Village seeks to remove such dangers to health, life and property by requiring owners of land to cut, trim or remove brush, grass, rubbish, weeds or other like materials and upon default to cause the same to be done and assess the cost against the real properties on which such brush, grass, rubbish, weeds or other materials are found. For purposes of this section, the maximum height of an established maintained lawn area shall not exceed six inches.
The Board of Trustees may from time to time by resolution require notice to be served upon owners as hereinafter provided to remedy any of the conditions designated in § 193-1 which may exist upon the land, pursuant to the provisions of Subdivision 33 of § 89 of the Village Law of the State of New York, as amended.
Editor's Note: See now Village Law § 4-412.
Any person, being the owner of real property in the Village, shall be required to cut, trim or remove brush, grass, rubbish, weeds or other materials upon his lands when ordered to do so by resolution of the Board of Trustees.
Whenever the Board of Trustees shall adopt a resolution requiring the owner of land within the Village to cut, trim or remove brush, grass, rubbish, weeds or other materials upon his lands, the Board of Trustees shall specify the place, manner and time, not less than five days from the receipt of notice, within which such work shall be completed. A notice of the adoption of such resolution shall be served upon such owner or owners by certified mail addressed to his or their last known address.
Whenever a notice or notices referred to in § 193-4 hereof has or have been served upon the owner of the respective lots or parcels of land to cut, trim, or remove brush, grass, rubbish, weeds or other materials and such owner shall neglect or fail to comply with the requirements of such notice or notices within the time provided therein, the Board of Trustees may cause the work to be done and pay the cost thereof.
The Village shall be reimbursed for the cost of work performed or services rendered by direction of the Board of Trustees as provided in § 193-5 by assessment and levy upon the lots or parcels of land whereon such work was performed or services rendered of the actual and complete cost of such work, whether such work shall have been done by employees of the Village or others, which charges shall be assessed and collected in the same manner and at the same time as provided for by law for the collection of delinquent taxes.