Town of Onondaga, NY
Onondaga County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Onondaga 6-18-2001 by L.L. No. 8-2001. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Town Board of the Town of Onondaga hereby finds that graffiti poses a serious problem for the residents and merchants of the Town of Onondaga and is harmful to the general good, welfare and appearance of the community. Graffiti left unattended to for periods of time presents the image of a deteriorating community and is detrimental to the Town. Accordingly, in order to prevent the spread and harmful results of graffiti, it is the intent and purpose of this chapter that buildings or structures having been defaced by graffiti are to be restored free of such graffiti by the owner of such buildings or structures.
The owner of a building or structure that has been defaced by a writing, painting, drawing, marking, engraving or any other form of graffiti shall restore the structure or building to a graffiti-free condition within 30 days of receiving written notice of the condition from the Codes Enforcement Officer of the Town of Onondaga, which notice shall be delivered personally or by first-class mail to the owner of such premises. For purposes of mailing, the Codes Enforcement Officer shall use the tax records of the Town.
Failure of the owner of the building or structure to remove graffiti within said thirty-day period may subject the owner to a fine of not more than $250 for each offense. Each ten-day period thereafter during which the graffiti remains on the building or structure shall constitute a separate offense and shall subject the owner to additional fines not to exceed $250 for each offense.