[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Lake George 7-19-2010 by L.L. No. 10-2010. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 114.
No person shall at any time apply any lawn fertilizer within the Village of Lake George that is labeled as containing any phosphorus or other compound containing phosphorus.
No person shall apply lawn fertilizer between December 1 and April 1.
No person shall apply lawn fertilizer to any impervious surface, including parking lots, roadways, and sidewalks. (If such application occurs, the fertilizer must be immediately contained and either legally applied to turf or placed in an appropriate container.)
No person shall apply lawn fertilizer to any turf or lawn area in the Village except that this restriction shall not apply where a continuous natural vegetative buffer, at least 10 feet wide, separates a turf or lawn area and surface water.
No resident shall be held responsible if a professional landscaper has been contracted to apply the prohibited chemicals.
All professional landscapers shall be notified of this regulation annually upon obtaining a required license of occupation and business.
The prohibitions against the use of lawn fertilizer shall not apply to:
Newly established turf or lawn areas during their first growing season.
Turf or lawn areas for which soil tests confirm the need for additional phosphorous application. The lawn fertilizer application shall not contain an amount of phosphorus exceeding the amount and rate of application recommended in the soil test evaluation.
Agricultural uses, vegetable and flower gardens or application to trees or shrubs.
For any first violation of the provisions of this chapter or any rule or regulation adopted pursuant to this chapter, a civil penalty not exceeding $100 shall be imposed. For any second and successive violations, a civil penalty not exceeding $150 shall be imposed for each single violation. No civil penalty shall be imposed as provided for herein unless the alleged violator has received notice of the charge against him or her and has had an opportunity to be heard.
This chapter shall take effect immediately upon filing of this chapter with the Department of State.