[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of South Nyack as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-19-1923; amended in its entirety 10-10-1967]
No person, firm or corporation shall throw, dump, deposit or place or cause to be thrown, dumped, deposited or placed upon any street, sidewalk or public place in this Village or within the limits of the right-of-way of such street or sidewalk or upon private lands adjacent to any such street, sidewalk, right-of-way or public place any refuse, trash, garbage, rubbish, litter or any nauseous or offensive matter or liquid.
[Amended 5-23-1995 by L.L. No. 4-1995; 6-25-2019 by L.L. No. 3-2019]
Every person, firm or corporation guilty of violating this article shall be subject to a Type A penalty as set forth in § 1-15 of the Village Code.
[Adopted 4-26-1988 by L.L. No. 2-1988]
The Board of Trustees of the Village of South Nyack finds and declares it to be the public policy of the Village to prevent the maintenance, in a cluttered or unclean condition, of any parcel of real property in the Village or the sidewalk abutting such property which renders it aesthetically offensive or creates the potential for a public nuisance or a public health hazard.
No litter, debris, junk, rubbish or other waste materials of any kind shall be left deposited on any lot or sidewalk in the Village of South Nyack.
Whenever the Code Inspector or the Superintendent of Public Works determines that a violation of this article has occurred, he shall serve a notice of violation personally or by certified mail upon the last known owner of the property on which such violation exists or which abuts the sidewalk on which such violation exists, as shown on the last preceding tax assessment roll. If mailed, such notice shall be addressed to the owner of record of such property at the address shown on the last preceding tax assessment roll. Such notice shall give such owner 10 days to correct the violation. The owner shall remove such litter, debris, junk, rubbish or other waste materials from such property or sidewalk, or shall cause such materials to be removed, within the time specified in said notice.
[Amended 6-25-2019 by L.L. No. 3-2019]
Whenever the Board of Trustees shall have reasonable cause to believe that litter, debris, junk, rubbish or other waste materials have not been removed within the time specified in the notice to remove, a statement setting forth such facts shall be filed by the Mayor with the Village Clerk. The Clerk shall thereupon cause written notice to be served upon the owner thereof and upon the occupant thereof, if any, by registered mail or by personal service. Such notice shall state that the litter, debris, junk, rubbish or other waste material shall be removed within 15 days after service of such notice or such person, or persons, will be charged with a violation of this article.
In the event that the owner or any party in interest fails to remove the litter, debris, junk, rubbish or other waste material as directed in the order and notice of the Board of Trustees within the time indicated thereon, the Village may at any time thereafter enter upon the lands and property and cause the litter, debris, junk, rubbish or other waste material to be removed, and all costs and expenses incurred therewith by the Village shall forthwith become a lien upon and against the property or premises so affected and be collected in the same manner and at the same time as Village taxes.
Nothing contained in this article shall prevent the Code Inspector, the Superintendent of Public Works or the Board of Trustees from imposing other violations or from taking any other action authorized by this Code.