Town of Clifton Park, NY
Saratoga County
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[Adopted 6-9-1980 by L.L. No. 2-1980]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
The residue from fires.
Includes any refuse from animal and vegetable matter and foodstuffs after it has been used as food, refuse from the kitchen, market, house or store, floor sweepings, table waste or animal or vegetable matter, vegetables, meats, fish, bones, fat and all offal and organic waste substance.
Includes one or more persons of either sex, natural persons, corporations, partnerships, associations, joint-stock companies, societies, clubs and all other entities of any kind capable of being sued.
Includes combustible trash, including but not limited to paper, cartons, boxes, barrels, wood, tree branches, yard trimmings, grass clippings, leaves, wood furniture and bedding; noncombustible trash, including but not limited to metal, tin cans, metal furniture, dirt, rock, pieces of concrete, glass, crockery, other sweepings and contents of litter receptacles; and oil, gas, animal bodies, animal excretion and human excretion.
[Amended 7-15-2002 by L.L. No. 7-2002]
It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, spill, place, deposit, leave or cause to be thrown, spilled, placed, deposited or left, or to permit any servant, agent or employee to throw, spill, place, deposit or leave, in or upon any street, highway, alley, sidewalk, park or public building, in or within 20 feet of the bank of any running water or body of water within the Town of Clifton Park, in any catch basin or storm sewer drain or in any other public place in the Town of Clifton Park, any garbage, refuse, rubbish, ashes or unwholesome or putrescible matter of any kind.
Any person who drops, or permits to be dropped or thrown, upon any roadway any destructive or injurious material or any material which interferes with the safe use of the roadway shall immediately remove the same or cause it to be removed. Any person removing a wrecked or damaged vehicle from a roadway shall remove any glass or other injurious substance dropped upon the roadway from such vehicle.
Throwing refuse on streets and adjacent lands prohibited. No person shall throw, dump, deposit or place, or cause to be thrown, dumped, deposited or placed, upon any street, or within the limits of the right-of-way of such street, or upon private lands adjacent thereto, any refuse, trash, garbage, litter or any nauseous or offensive matter.
Nothing herein contained shall be construed as prohibiting the use, in a reasonable manner, of ashes, sand, salt or other material for the purpose of reducing the hazard of, or providing traction on, snow, ice or sleet.
Nothing herein contained shall be construed as prohibiting the use of any street or private lands adjacent thereto for the transport or transit of agricultural trucks, machines or implements or dairy or animals or agricultural stock with any accompanying reasonable or unavoidable deposit of nauseous or offensive matter.
Any person who commits or permits any act or acts in violation of any of the provisions of this article shall be guilty of a violation and shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to a penalty or fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both such a fine and imprisonment, for each and every offense. Each day such violation shall continue or be permitted to exist shall constitute a separate violation or offense.
[Amended 9-21-1987 by L.L. No. 9-1987]
Any person violating this article shall be subject, in lieu of criminal action, to a civil penalty enforceable and collectible by the Town in an amount of $200 for each such offense. Such penalty shall be collectible by and in the name of the Town for each day that such violation shall continue.
In addition to the above-provided penalties and punishments, the Town Board may also maintain an action or proceeding in the name of the Town in a court of competent jurisdiction to compel compliance with or to restrain by injunction the violation of this article.