[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Middletown 6-4-2019. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this Chapter 248 is to prohibit the placement of materials in and upon streets, sidewalks and yards in connection with eviction proceedings.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Putrescible animal and vegetable wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food.
- Garbage, refuse and rubbish, as defined herein, and all other waste material which, if thrown or deposited as herein prohibited, tends to create a danger to public health, safety and welfare.
- Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.
- PRIVATE PREMISES
- Any dwelling, house, building or other structure designed or used, either wholly or in part, for private residential, commercial or industrial purposes, whether inhabited or temporarily or continuously uninhabited or vacant, and shall include any yard, grounds, walk, driveway, porch, steps, vestibule or mailbox belonging or appurtenant to such dwelling, house, building or other structure.
- PUBLIC PLACE
- Any and all streets, sidewalks, boulevards, alleys or other public ways, and any and all public parks, squares, spaces, grounds and buildings.
- All putrescible and nonputrescible solid wastes (except body wastes), including garbage, rubbish, ashes, street cleanings, dead animals, abandoned automobiles, automobile parts and solid market and industrial wastes.
- Nonputrescible solid wastes consisting of both combustible and noncombustible wastes, such as paper, wrappings, cigarettes, cardboard, tin cans, yard clippings, wood, glass, bedding, crockery, discarded household furniture, appliances or other items, and similar materials.
No person shall, in connection with any eviction proceeding or warrant for eviction, place any litter, garbage, rubbish, boxes, paper, furniture and household items, appliances or tools, personal belongings or other materials in or upon any public places or the exterior of any private premises in the City of Middletown.
Any person who violates any provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not less than $250 nor more than $1,000 or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding 15 days, or to both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that a violation is permitted to exist shall constitute a separate offense.