[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Fort Edward 4-7-1986 by L.L. No. 1-1986 (Ch. 29 of the 1985 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building code administration and enforcement — See Ch. 127.
No person shall move any dwelling, house, barn, garage, outbuilding or other structure over or upon any public streets or avenues of the Village unless the Board of Trustees shall grant a written permit for such moving, signed by the Mayor and countersigned by the Village Clerk.
No permit hereunder shall be granted except upon the written petition of the owner of the structure to be moved, stating the route intended to be pursued, the place from which and to which the building is to be moved and the size of the structure.
The Board of Trustees may, in its discretion, grant a permit hereunder and attach thereto such conditions and restrictions as said Board may deem necessary and proper.
No permit issued pursuant to this chapter shall be granted for the removal of any structure over or upon any of the public streets or avenues of the Village unless the owner of such structure shall deposit with the Village Clerk cash in an amount specified by the Board of Trustees or a surety bond in a form which shall be approved by said Board and in an amount specified by said Board, conditioned for the removal of such structure in such manner as not to cause any injury to the person or property of another, including the property of the Village.
When the moving or removal of a building or structure shall be completed, any cash deposited or bond furnished as provided in § 132-4 shall be returned to such depositor upon his application, when it shall appear to the satisfaction of the Board of Trustees that there are no claims against such deposit or bond for any injury as aforesaid; in the event that it shall appear that the person or property of another or the property of the Village shall have been injured, such deposit or bond shall not be returned until said claim for damages shall have been determined and settled.
There shall be a nonrefundable fee of $250 for each permit issued pursuant to this chapter, and no permit shall be issued until such fee shall have been paid by the applicant.
The provisions of this chapter shall not be construed as imposing upon the Village or any official or employee thereof any liability or responsibility for damages to any person or property injured by the performance of any act for which a moving permit is issued hereunder, nor shall the Village or any official or employee thereof be deemed to have assumed any such liability or responsibility by reason of inspections authorized hereunder, the issuance of any permit or the approval of any building movement or removal.
Any person committing an offense against any of the provisions of this chapter shall be punished, upon conviction, by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.