Village of Scarsdale, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Scarsdale 2-26-1957 as Art. 12 of Ch. 9 of the Scarsdale Village Code. Sections 294-2, 294-3 and 294-4 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fences and hedges — See Ch. 158.
Signs — See Ch. 247.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 256.
Trees, brush, grass and weeds — See Ch. 281.
[Amended 1-11-1966]
A. 
No tree, shrub, fence, wall or other structure located on any land at or near any corner or any curve on any street within the limits of the village shall be permitted by the owner or owners thereof if it obstructs or interferes with the view of drivers of vehicles at a point more than 30 inches above the street level and within 75 feet from either side of the point of intersection of two streets or within 75 feet from either side of the center radial of a curve and if, in the opinion of the Village Manager, after consulting with the Police Department, it creates a traffic hazard.
B. 
No shrub, fence, wall or other structure may be located on any land within 15 feet of the edge of the traveled way of any street within the limits of the village if such shrub, fence, wall or other structure obstructs or interferes with the view of drivers of vehicles on a driveway from a point on such driveway 15 feet from the traveled way to a minimum distance of 75 feet along the street, at a point more than 30 inches above the street level, and if, in the opinion of the Village Manager, after consulting with the Police Department, it creates a traffic hazard.
[Amended 12-14-65[1]]
The Village Engineer shall report any violation of § 294-1 of this chapter to the Village Manager, and the Village Manager may, by notice mailed to the owner or owners of such tree, shrub, fence, wall or other structure, order such owner or owners, on or before a date fixed in such notice, to cause such tree, shrub, fence, wall or other structure to be removed or so trimmed that it shall cease to be a violation and may direct the Village Engineer to cause the same to be removed unless the owner or owners thereof shall do so on or before such date.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
In case such owner or owners shall fail to cause such tree, shrub, fence, wall or other structure to be removed or so trimmed on or before such date, the Village Engineer shall cause the same to be removed.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
Any such owner or owners, including any individual, partnership or corporation owning such tree, shrub, fence, wall or other structure, alone or in common with another or others, who shall fail to comply with an order made pursuant to § 294-2 of this chapter or shall resist or obstruct the Village Engineer or any other person or persons acting under his direction in removing or trimming any tree, shrub, fence, wall or other structure pursuant to § 294-3 of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, 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 continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.