[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Oxford 1-17-1955 as Ch. 7, Ord. 7.4, secs. 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the 1955 compilation. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- A combination of any materials, whether portable or fixed, as a structure wholly or partially enclosed within exterior walls or within exterior or party walls and having a roof, affording shelter to persons, animals or property. The word "building" shall be construed, when used herein, as though followed by the words "or parts or parts thereof."
- A combination of materials, other than a building, which forms a construction that is safe and stable, including, among other things, stadiums, platforms, radio towers, sheds and storage bins.
No person shall move a building or other structure upon or across any street of the village unless a permit therefor has been issued by the Village Clerk upon authorization by the Board of Trustees.
As a prerequisite to securing a permit, an application must be filed with the Village Clerk containing:
The name and address of the applicant.
The size and structural details of the object to be moved.
Its present location and the place within the village to which it is to be moved.
Each application shall be accompanied by a certificate of insurance in form approved by the Village Counsel and issued by an insurance company authorized to do business in New York State, running to the village, guaranteeing that the applicant has provided public liability coverage of not less than one million dollars to three million dollars ($1,000,000./$3,000,000.) and property damage insurance in the amount of not less than one hundred thousand dollars to three hundred thousand dollars ($100,000./$300,000.) to save the village harmless from all claims, actions and proceedings brought by any person for injury to person or property resulting from or occasioned by any fault or default by the person to whom the permit is issued or anyone acting thereunder on his behalf. The policy shall also protect the village, in the sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.) against any damages caused to any street or other public property by reason of such house-moving.
Every application shall be accompanied by a fee of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.).
If to the Board the moving of the structure seems likely to cause injury to property, trees or electric wires or otherwise cause hardship or inconvenience or seems to be not conducive to public safety or welfare, such permit may be refused, the deposited fees returned and the bonds canceled.
Any person who violates this chapter shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars ($250.) or by imprisonment not to exceed fifteen (15) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day's violation shall constitute a separate offense.