[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Fort Edward 3-6-2000 by L.L. No. 1-2000 (Ch. 26 of the 1985 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
- The person authorized by the Board of Trustees to enforce the Village codes.
- IMPROVED PROPERTY
- Any property within the Village of Fort Edward which has been altered from the original state.
- Includes one or more persons, receiverships, corporations, partnerships, associations, joint-stock companies, societies and any other type of entity of any kind.
No persons leasing or occupying improved property within the Village of Fort Edward shall permit any grass, weeds or vegetation whatsoever to grow or remain upon their property line so as to exceed a height of 10 inches or to emit noxious odors or conceal debris. Any grass, weeds or other vegetation growing upon any premises in the Village in violation of any of the provisions of this section is hereby declared to be a nuisance and detrimental to the health, safety, cleanliness and comfort of the inhabitants of the Village of Fort Edward.
It shall be the duty of any owner, lessee, lessor or occupant of any such lot or plot of land in the Village of Fort Edward to cut and remove or cause to be cut and removed all such weeds, grass or other vegetation five days after receipt of such notice.
Any person committing an offense against any provisions of this chapter, shall be guilty of a violation and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both, plus costs incurred by the Village for the removal of debris. Each day of continued violation shall constitute a separate additional violation.