Village of Wesley Hills, NY
Rockland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Wesley Hills 12-11-1984 by L.L. No. 15-1984. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known as the "Property Owners Registration Local Law of the Village of Wesley Hills."
There are many circumstances that occur that require Village authorities to communicate with the actual owner of real property situated in the Village. These occurrences may be the result of emergencies or situations requiring the enforcement of the laws of the State of New York or local laws of the Village of Wesley Hills. The Board of Trustees of the Village of Wesley Hills finds that a registration of the address of the actual owner of real property situated in the Village is necessary to accomplish the purpose.
A. 
All owners of real property situated in the Village of Wesley Hills shall, not later than January 31, 1985, file with the Village Clerk of the Village of Wesley Hills, on a form to be provided by the Village for that purpose, the name, address, and telephone number of the actual owner of such real property. In addition, each owner of real property so situated who shall reside or, in the case of a corporation or partnership, have its principal place of business outside the territory of the Village of Wesley Hills shall file with the Village Clerk the name, address, and telephone number of an individual designated and authorized to act on behalf of the owner in matters concerning the management and operation of the property of the owner, in relation to the Village of Wesley Hills.
B. 
The individual designated to act on behalf of the owner pursuant to Subsection A above shall reside in Rockland County. This individual shall, by having been so designated, be authorized to accept service of notices and legal process on behalf of the owner and to bind the owner to any settlement, fine, judgment, or other disposition, other than incarceration, which may result from any civil or criminal action or proceeding instituted by the Village of Wesley Hills against such owner.
C. 
In each instance in which Subsection A above requires the designation of an individual authorized to act on behalf of an owner, such initial designation shall be filed with the Village Clerk not later than January 31, 1985, or within 20 days of the occurrence of any event causing such designation to be required, whichever is later. Thereafter, in each such instance, a new designation shall be required to be filed with the Village Clerk annually, no later than January 31 of any given calendar year.
D. 
In the event of any change in ownership of any real property situated in the Village of Wesley Hills, the new owner of such real property shall be required to file with the Village Clerk, within 20 days after such change, a new ownership registration form and, in addition if required by the provisions of Subsection A above, a new designation of an individual authorized to act on behalf of the owner.
A. 
Any owner of real property who or which willfully shall fail to file the ownership registration form with the Village Clerk at the times herein required shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine not to exceed $100.
B. 
Any owner of real property who or which is required by the provisions of § 160-3A hereinabove to file a designation of an individual authorized to act on behalf of such owner and who or which shall fail to file such designation with the Village Clerk at the times herein required for any reason whatsoever, whether or not such owner has any knowledge of or intends any violation of this chapter, shall, upon conviction, be punished as follows:
(1) 
For a first conviction thereof, by a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $500;
(2) 
For a second such conviction, by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000;
(3) 
For a third or subsequent such conviction, by a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $2,000.
This chapter shall be enforced by the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and Code Inspector of the Village of Wesley Hills, each of whom is hereby authorized and empowered to issue an appearance ticket returnable in the Justice Court of the Village of Wesley Hills for any violation of any provision of this chapter.