Village of Red Hook, NY
Dutchess County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Red Hook as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 9-1-1923; amended in its entirety 1-20-1999 by L.L. No. 1-1999]

§ 165-1 Snow and ice.

The owner and/or occupant of every building and/or lot of ground in said Village adjoining which a sidewalk has been or shall be made shall remove all snow and ice within 24 hours after a snow/ice storm.

§ 165-2 Obstructions restricted.

No person shall obstruct any public street in any manner without first securing permission therefor from the Mayor.

§ 165-3 Driving or leading of animals prohibited.

No person shall drive upon or lead any animal upon any sidewalk in this Village.

§ 165-4 Penalties for offenses.

A. 
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both. Each day of continuance of an offense shall be considered a separate offense.
B. 
In addition to the penalty set forth in Subsection A, for violation of § 165-1, the Board of Trustees of Red Hook Village shall cause such sidewalk or gutter to be properly cleaned and charge the expense thereof against the property owner in the next tax assessment to be collected with the next tax levy.
[Adopted 5-11-1956]

§ 165-5 Conformance with requirements.

The Village Board will not recommend and the Board will not accept or establish any new Village streets which do not meet the following minimum requirements and standards which have been jointly established by the Village Board to conform to legal requirements in New York, which requirements and standards must be met and paid for by the person or firm proposing that the Village take over such street.

§ 165-6 Specifications.

The proposed street must be 36 feet curb-to-curb in width, and its proposed name and location must be shown on a correct map thereof prepared by a licensed surveyor setting forth the correct metes and bounds description of such street. Four copies of such map must be filed with the Village Board at the time of application to make such street a Village street. Such street must not be subject to any right or easement in others which will in any way interfere with its use as a street at all times.

§ 165-7 Deeds and easements.

A. 
Such street must be granted to the Village by a full covenant and warranty deed containing the correct metes and bounds description shown on said map, which deed must be in such form as may be required to entitle the same to be recorded in the office of the County Clerk of Dutchess County, and the filing fees must be paid by the applicant.
B. 
Permanent easements to the Village must be furnished in such deed or by a separate instrument granting to the Village as well as the right to maintain all outlets for surface water which will run from such street over private property to a point where a natural watercourse exists and to which such outlet and easements will carry such water.

§ 165-8 Drainage.

The proposed street must be made to conform to the minimum requirements and standards set forth below, and in all cases adequate drainage shall be provided by means of ditches and culverts and suitable drainage pipes. Leaching basins may only be used by special permission and then only when the same are located at the places specified and built in accordance with the specifications therefor as set forth below.

§ 165-9 Removal of obstructions.

All obstructions, such as trees (especially dead trees), buildings, walls and other things which would endanger those using such street or would interfere with the full and free use of the street must be removed at the expense of the person or firm proposing such street.

§ 165-10 Surfacing and paving.

A. 
After gravel street has been graded to true alignment, inspected and approved by the Village Board or by its duly appointed engineer, the traveled way must be surfaced as specified with bituminous material and crushed stone or washed gravel.
B. 
The paving materials used must comply with specifications furnished, recommended and approved by the Village Board or its representative.
C. 
The Village Board or its representatives must be present during the paving procedure.

§ 165-11 Performance guaranty.

Before the completed street is accepted by the Village, the contractor must furnish a satisfactory guaranty that all bills accrued during the construction of the street have been paid in full or make satisfactory arrangements thereafter.

§ 165-12 Penalties for offenses.

[Added 1-20-1999 by L.L. No. 1-1999]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both. Each day of continuance of an offense shall be considered a separate offense.