[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Mount Vernon 10-26-1977, approved 10-27-1977. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire prevention — See Ch. 131.
The Superintendent of the Board of Water Supply of the City of Mount Vernon shall cause all water supply hydrants to be kept closed. Except in case of fire and for purposes of extinguishing same, or when otherwise authorized by law, it shall be unlawful to take or use the water from any such hydrant.
It shall be unlawful for any person other than an employee of the Board of Water Supply, Department of Public Works or the Fire or Police Departments acting in an official capacity, to open, use, operate or tamper with a fire hydrant in the City or a valve in the water supply system of the City without a permit in writing from the Superintendent of Water. Said Superintendent shall charge a permit fee of $30 for each month or part thereof for which the permit has been issued, and said Superintendent shall require the posting with him of a deposit of $100 per hydrant covered by the permit to offset any possible damage to the hydrant. It shall also be unlawful to use such hydrant for a longer period than shall be limited in the permit or to use water for other purposes than shall have been authorized by such Superintendent.
[Amended 7-18-2006, approved 7-18-2006]
Any person who shall violate or refuse or neglect to comply with any provision of § 153-2 shall, upon conviction thereof; be punished by a fine of not more than $300 or by imprisonment not exceeding 15 days, or by both; and any such person shall also, for each offense, be subject to the payment of a penalty in the sum of $50, to be recovered in a civil action brought in the name of the Board of Water Supply.