Village of Bellerose, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Bellerose 11-8-1976 by L.L. No. 10-1976.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Trimming of hedges and bushes — See Ch. 124.
Nuisances — See Ch. 147.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 165.
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Editor's Note: Pursuant to L.L. No. 1-1976 which established the Code, the provisions of this chapter were originally designated as Ch. 76.
Every owner of any lot, land or place in the Incorporated Village of Bellerose is hereby required to cut, trim or otherwise remove or to cause to be cut, trimmed or otherwise removed all weeds, grass, brush or other uncultivated vegetation or accumulation of dead weeds, grass or brush as shall constitute a fire hazard, health hazard or public nuisance.
The Board of Trustees or its duly designated representative shall determine if any such growth of weeds, grass, brush or other such uncultivated vegetation or accumulation of dead weeds, grass or brush constitutes a health hazard, fire hazard or public nuisance.
After it has been determined that a health hazard, fire hazard or public nuisance exists as a result of the existence of weeds, grass, brush or other uncultivated vegetation or accumulation of dead weeds, grass or brush, the Village Clerk shall give notice to the owner of such lot, land or place that such condition exists by mailing to such owner a written notice at his last known address.
A person upon whom notice has been served to cut, trim or remove such noxious long grass or rank growths and who for five days after service shall neglect or fail to comply with the provisions of any such notice shall be deemed to have violated this chapter.
If, after the expiration of 10 days from the date of mailing the notice provided in § 65-3, the owner shall fail to comply with the requirements of § 65-1, the designee of the Board of Trustees shall have the power to cut, trim or remove such weeds, grass, brush or other uncultivated vegetation or accumulation of dead weeds, grass or brush on any such lot, land or place in the Incorporated Village of Bellerose, and the expense thereof shall be charged to the property so affected by including such expense in the next annual tax levy against the property, pursuant to the Village Law of the State of New York.
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a violation pursuant to the Penal Law of the State of New York, punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuance of an offense for each day shall be deemed a distinct and separate violation.