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Village of Great Neck, NY
Nassau County
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[Adopted as Ch. 180, Art. II of the 1976 Code]
[Amended 2-4-2003 by L.L. No. 2-2003; 2-17-2004 by L.L. No. 6-2004]
It shall be unlawful for any person, being the owner or driver of a motor vehicle being used for the transportation of petroleum, petroleum products or bituminous products, to drop, spill or release or permit to be dropped, spilled or released from said vehicle any petroleum, petroleum products or bituminous products on any public street, sidewalk, promenade, or other public place within the Village.
[Amended 2-4-2003 by L.L. No. 2-2003]
Any person violating the provisions of § 485-2 of this article shall immediately clean or cause to be cleaned the public street, sidewalk, or other public place upon which any matter referred to in § 485-2 has been dropped, spilled or released.
[Amended 2-17-2004 by L.L. No. 6-2004]
A. 
No person or persons shall ride, drive or otherwise propel any wagon, horse, cart, automobile, motorcycle, tractor, truck, trailer or other like vehicle or conveyance upon or over any sidewalk, promenade, or other place reserved for the use of pedestrians within the Village at any time, except that nothing herein contained shall be construed to prohibit driving, riding or otherwise propelling any vehicle or other conveyance across the sidewalk at a place set apart as an entrance to or exist from abutting property.
B. 
No person, except children under the age of 16 years, shall ride a bicycle, tricycle or other like vehicle upon or over any sidewalk, promenade, or other place reserved for the use of pedestrians within the Village at any time.
[Amended 1-22-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991; 2-4-2003 by L.L. No. 2-2003; 10-7-2003 by L.L. No. 14-2003; 2-17-2004 by L.L. No. 6-2004; 10-23-2008 by L.L. No. 8-2008]
A. 
No owner, lessee, or occupant of a building, structure or lot within the Village shall permit any ice or snow to accumulate upon any streets, sidewalks, promenades, or other public paths set apart for pedestrians in front of or abutting on said building, structure, or lot. Every such owner, lessee, and occupant shall:
(1) 
Cause any such streets, sidewalks, promenades, or other public paths to be cleared of snow and ice within 24 hours after such snow shall have ceased to fall or such ice shall have formed; and
(2) 
At all times keep such streets, sidewalks, promenades, or other public paths in good and safe repair and keep the same clean and free from cracks, defects, filth, weeds, and other obstructions and encumbrances.
B. 
Nothing herein shall require an owner, lessee, or occupant of a building, structure or lot within the Village to clear or maintain those portions of a public street that have been paved for vehicular travel and/or parking and are regularly plowed and maintained by the Village or another municipal entity. In any prosecution of a violation of this section, it shall be an affirmative defense that such portion of the street has been paved for vehicular travel and/or parking and is regularly plowed and maintained by the Village or another municipal entity.
C. 
In addition to and not a limitation of the foregoing, all owners, lessees, and occupants of buildings, structures or lots within the Village that front upon or abut a public street shall maintain the public area between such building, structure or lot and the paved portion of such public street upon which it fronts or abuts in good and safe repair and keep the same clean and free from cracks, defects, filth, weeds, and other obstructions and encumbrances. The paved portion of such public street, for the purposes of this section, shall include the curbs, if any.
[Amended 1-22-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991; 10-7-2003 by L.L. No. 14-2003; 10-23-2008 by L.L. No. 8-2008]
In the event that personal injury or property damage shall result from the failure of an owner, lessee or occupant to comply with the provisions of § 485-5 of this article, said owner, lessee or occupant shall be liable to all persons who are injured or whose property is damaged as a result of such noncompliance.
[Amended 2-4-2003 by L.L. No. 2-2003; 2-17-2004 by L.L. No. 6-2004]
No person shall deposit or place or cause to be deposited or to be placed or aid or abet the depositing or placing, upon any sidewalk, street, lot or parcel of land within the Village, any filth, dirt, ashes, garbage, wastepaper, dust, leaves, grass clippings or rubbish or litter of any kind, except for the purpose of loading or unloading the same, which must be done without unreasonable delay; and any person being the owner, lessee or occupant of any house, building, structure or plot or parcel of land shall not allow any such filth, dirt, ashes, garbage, wastepaper, dust, leaves, grass clippings or rubbish or litter of any kind to remain or accumulate upon the streets, sidewalks, promenades, or other public places in front of or abutting upon such house, building, structure or plot or parcel of land or upon the plot or parcel of land of which the said person is the owner, lessee or occupant.
[Amended 2-4-2003 by L.L. No. 2-2003]
No person shall place or deposit or cause to be placed or deposited or consent thereto or aid or abet the placing or depositing of any boxes, goods, wares or merchandise upon any public street, sidewalk, or other public place or upon any property abutting upon or adjoining such public street, sidewalk, or other public place within the Village so as to interfere with the free use thereof, except for the purpose of loading or unloading the same, which shall be done without unreasonable delay.
[Amended 7-7-1987 by L.L. No. 12-1987; 2-4-2003 by L.L. No. 2-2003]
A. 
No person, persons, firm or corporation shall place, consent to or cause to be placed or keep or suffer to be kept any stone, timber, lumber or other materials for building or any box, barrel or cask or any article or articles, substance or substances, whatsoever, upon any of the public streets, or other public places within the Village so as to obstruct or impede in any manner the free and clear access thereto or passage thereover in a free and unhampered manner at all times.
B. 
However, if it is necessary for the purpose of building to place any such articles upon any of the public streets or other public places hereinbefore mentioned, it shall be done only after a deposit, in such amount as shall be prescribed from time to time by the Board of Trustees, has been made to guarantee the replacement of curb, street and sidewalk and a permit therefor has been obtained from the Village, which permit shall state the purpose, the extent of area, and the length of time for which it is granted.
[Amended 12-16-2003 by L.L. No. 17-2003]
C. 
The person, firm or corporation obtaining such permit is hereby required to place and maintain, on any such material in the public streets during the hours between sunset and sunrise, a sufficient number of lights in appropriate places on said material to warn the public of the existence thereof in such places.
[Added 7-22-2003 by L.L. No. 11-2003]
A. 
No defective vehicle shall be parked on any public street.
B. 
No person shall park or tolerate, suffer, or permit the parking of a defective vehicle on any public street.
C. 
The party in whose name a defective vehicle is registered shall be strictly liable for a violation of this section if such vehicle is parked on any public street.
D. 
Exception. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a defective vehicle may be parked and remain parked on a public street for not in excess of the four-hour period immediately following the accident, if any, which resulted in the condition that rendered the motor vehicle a defective motor vehicle. This exception is a true exception and the burden in any prosecution under this section shall be upon the defendant to prove that the alleged violation had taken place within said four-hour period after the accident, and that the accident resulted in the motor vehicle's alleged defective condition.
E. 
Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms, phrases, and words shall have the following meanings:
DEFECTIVE VEHICLE
A motor vehicle which could not pass a safety inspection equivalent to that required by § 301 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York, notwithstanding the fact that an appropriately dated inspection sticker may be affixed to the windshield of the motor vehicle at the time.
MOTOR VEHICLE
A motor vehicle as defined in the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York.
[Added 3-20-2012 by L.L. No. 5-2012]
A. 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall mean and include:
MAJOR CONSTRUCTION
All new principal buildings and all such buildings which are altered in a manner that affects building area in excess of 50% of the original building area or a total building area in excess of 1,000 square feet. For purposes of this definition, the term "original" shall be deemed the size of the building on the date when the construction of the building was first completed or on the date five years before the instant application, whichever was the last date to occur.
SUPERINTENDENT
The Village Superintendent of Public Works.
B. 
Construction of curbs. Prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy for any major construction, the owner of the property upon which such major construction occurred shall replace the curbs or, if there were none, construct curbs along all of the streets that are in front of and otherwise abut such property; the intent being that such requirement is only to those portions of the curbs or, if there are none, at the edges of such streets that are between such streets and the subject property of the owner.
C. 
Waiver. In the sole discretion of the Superintendent, the requirements set forth in this section may be waived or modified if the Superintendent, in his or her sole discretion, finds that no curbing or replacement is required or that, in lieu of total replacement, such curbing may be replaced and/or repaired in part.