Town of Riverhead, NY
Suffolk County
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§ 237-10 Certain deposits, obstructions and encumbrances prohibited.

The deposit of dirt, filth, waste, rubbish and merchandise displayed for sale in any street, highway, sidewalk or public place, or the encumbering thereof by an encroachment of buildings, structures, excavation or otherwise, is hereby prohibited.

§ 237-11 Snow and ice removal; sidewalk maintenance.

Each owner or occupant of any house or other building, and any owner or person entitled to possession of any vacant lot, and any person having charge of any church or any public building in the Town shall, during the winter season or during the time snow shall continue on the ground, keep the sidewalk in front of the lot or house free from obstruction by snow or ice and icy conditions and shall at all times keep the sidewalk in good and safe repair and maintain it in a clean condition, free from filth, dirt, weeds or other obstructions or encumbrances.

§ 237-12 Obstructing sidewalks prohibited; exception.

No person who is the owner, occupant or lessee of any premises abutting on any street, road, highway or parkway in the unincorporated area of the Town shall place, keep, permit or suffer to be placed or kept on any sidewalk in front of, adjoining or adjacent to his premises any goods, wares, merchandise, boxes, barrels, display signs or material things of any kind or description, nor shall he in any manner obstruct any sidewalk nor in any manner obstruct or interfere with the use of any sidewalk, but nothing contained in this section shall prevent persons from placing goods, wares, merchandise or household furniture on a sidewalk temporarily while loading or unloading it if it is done without unnecessary delay and if such goods, wares or merchandise are not allowed or permitted to remain on the sidewalk for a longer period than one hour.

§ 237-13 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 4-18-2017 by L.L. No. 7-2017]
Each violation of this article shall be punishable as follows:
A. 
For the first offense, no less than $250 but no more than $2,500.
B. 
For the second offense, no less than $750 but no more than $2,500.
C. 
For the third offense, no less than $1,000 but no more than $2,500.