[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Great Neck as Ch. 100, Art. I of the 1976 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 237.
No person or persons shall do, cause or suffer to be done any damage to any fire hydrant in the Village. No person or persons shall obstruct in any manner the full vision and use of any fire hydrant or allow any snow or ice or other material to be thrown upon or piled upon or around the same or place or allow to be placed any barrel, tub or other like obstructions or any sign, signpost, placard or other like thing or article upon or near any fire hydrant in the Village.
No person or persons not duly authorized by the Board of Trustees in the performance of his duty shall open, use or tamper with a fire hydrant.
No person or persons not authorized shall willfully take or use any water whatsoever from any fire hydrant within the Village without official permission, except in the case of fire and for the purpose of extinguishing the same.
[Added 2-7-2012 by L.L. No. 3-2012]
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall mean and include:
- FIRE HYDRANT AREA
- Upon and within a circumference of two feet of a fire hydrant.
- RESPONSIBLE PERSON
- Any owner, lessee, or occupant of a lot within the Village, other than a lot upon which is erected a single-family or a two-family dwelling, which has a fire hydrant located upon such lot or between such lot and the paved portion of an adjoining street. Such responsibility shall only be with regard to such fire hydrant.
No responsible person shall permit any ice or snow to accumulate within a fire hydrant area. Notwithstanding the foregoing, an accumulation of ice and/or snow of six inches or less on a permeable surface within the fire hydrant area shall not be deemed an "accumulation."
Every responsible person shall cause a fire hydrant area to be cleared of snow and ice within four hours after such snow shall have ceased to fall or such ice shall have formed. For purposes of calculating any such four-hour period, the hours between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. shall not be included.
Upon the failure of a responsible person to comply with Subsection C hereof, a volunteer fire fighter or other person authorized by the Village may clear such snow and/or ice.
Upon the failure of a responsible person to comply with Subsection C hereof, the Village may clear such snow and/or ice at the expense of the owner of the lot.
Any and all cost and expense incurred by the Village in connection with the clearing of snow and/or ice as provided in Subsection D of this section shall be assessed against the lot of the responsible person. The amount of such cost and expense shall be audited by and the assessment determined by the Board of Trustees. The assessment shall be reported to the Village Treasurer as an amount to be levied and assessed against said lot. Said assessment shall be a lien and charge upon said lot on the date fixed by the Board of Trustees; and, if not paid within 30 days after the same is billed by the Treasurer, it shall be collected in the manner provided by law for the collection of delinquent taxes. Ten days' written notice of the date, time, and place of the meeting at which the Board of Trustees shall make such audit and determination shall be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the last owner of record of said lot as shown on the Village's assessment rolls or such other address as the Village Clerk may believe to be more current. At said meeting, the owner shall be given an opportunity to be heard on the amount of the proposed assessment before the same is finally determined.