[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Southampton 4-10-2014 by L.L. No. 3-2014. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Town of Southampton (hereinafter referred to as the Town) is the owner of various historic burial grounds, including certain historic burial grounds situate within the Village of Southampton (hereinafter referred to as the Village). The Town has enacted regulations which prohibit certain acts on Town-owned historic burial grounds, such regulations being set forth in § 111-2.1 of the Town Code. The Town has requested that the Village enact regulations which prohibit such acts on Town-owned historic burial grounds situate within the Village, so that violations of the Town's regulations with respect to Town-owned historic burial grounds situate within the Village may be enforced as violations of the Village Code. The purpose of this chapter is to accomplish the foregoing.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- TOWN-OWNED HISTORIC BURIAL GROUNDS
- Includes all historic cemeteries, burial grounds and abandoned cemeteries owned by the Town of Southampton situate within the Village of Southampton.
The following shall be prohibited on Town-owned historic burial grounds:
Defacement; damage; graffiti. No person shall deface, destroy or damage in any manner nor place graffiti on any structure, roadway, sign, building or gravestone located on a Town-owned historic burial ground.
Glass objects, litter, refuse and injurious substances. No person shall throw, break, or deposit a glass object, litter or refuse, including household waste, or any injurious substance of any nature on any Town-owned historic burial ground or upon any parking area, roadway or pathway thereof.
Animals. Dogs or other domestic animals shall not be allowed on Town-owned historic burial grounds.
Prohibited recreational use: No person shall use Town-owned historic burial grounds for recreational uses, including but not limited to games such as football, soccer, baseball, kickball, frisbee and softball; Halloween walks; gravestone rubbing; or any other recreational use that may injure or damage historic grave sites and/or stones.
Hours. No person shall enter Town-owned historic burial grounds for any purpose between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
In the event that the Code of the Town of Southampton is hereafter amended so as to modify any prohibited act incorporated in § 66-3 above, such prohibited act shall automatically be deleted from § 66-3 above. The Village Board of Trustees may by resolution incorporate the modified prohibited act in § 66-3 above.
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a violation pursuant to the Penal Law of the State of New York, punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.