[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Pleasant Valley 9-1-2010 by L.L. No. 3-2010. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Town of Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County, New York, amends the Town Code of the Town of Pleasant Valley by adding a new chapter to provide a mechanism for reimbursement to the Town any time the Town incurs costs of enforcement and/or remedial or corrective actions following failure by a property owner or lessee of any real property within the Town to comply with the applicable provisions of the Town Code and lawful approvals granted pursuant thereto so that said incurred costs are not borne by the general public, but rather by the property owners and/or occupants and other responsible parties subject to the applicable regulations and approvals. This will assist the Town with potential lien or enforcement proceedings brought in connection with actions taken pursuant to the various chapters of this Code including, inter alia, Chapter 39, Building Construction, Chapter 79, Streets and Sidewalks, Chapter 82, Subdivision of Land, and Chapter 98 Zoning.
Upon failure by any property owner, occupant, lessee and/or other responsible party to comply with any provision of this Code or lawful approval granted pursuant to this Code, the Town may collect the costs of enforcement and/or any remedial or corrective actions taken by it or on its behalf. The Town Clerk shall promptly present the owner(s) and occupant(s) of such real property with a bill for the actual costs incurred by the Town pursuant to this chapter. Failure to pay such charges in full within 30 days of the date of the Town Clerk's notice shall result in the addition of the charges to the tax bill for the property and same shall become a lien against the property, collectible in the same manner as delinquent Town taxes.