Town of Yorktown, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Yorktown 4-29-1975 as Ch. 66 of the 1975 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 216-1 Indecent or vulgar conduct; spitting on sidewalks.

No person or persons shall indecently or vulgarly conduct themselves upon any street, alley, park or public place, or expectorate upon any sidewalk within the corporate limits of the Town of Yorktown.

§ 216-2 Unreasonable, unnecessary or excessive noise.

[Amended 5-4-1999 by L.L. No. 5-1999]
A. 
No person or persons shall cause, make, create or be the means of causing, making creating or allowing any unnecessary, unreasonable or excessive noise which does or may disturb the peace and quietude within the corporate limits of the Town of Yorktown between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., prevailing time.
B. 
Notwithstanding the prohibitions of § 216-2A, no person or persons shall cause, make, create, allow or be the means of causing, making, creating or allowing any unnecessary, unreasonable or excessive noise emanating from or amplified by any sound reproduction system or operating or playing radio, portable tape player, television, tape deck or similar device that reproduces or amplifies sound to an unnecessary, unreasonable or excessive extent or degree, at any hour of any day, prevailing time.
C. 
Notwithstanding the prohibitions of § 216-2A, no person or persons shall cause, make, create, allow or be the means of causing, making, creating or allowing any unnecessary, unreasonable or excessive noise emanating from any motor vehicle at any hour of any day, prevailing time. For purposes of this section, the term "motor vehicle" shall have the same definition and meaning as used in the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law.
D. 
The provisions of this section shall not apply to the following:
(1) 
The emission of sound for the purpose of alerting persons to the existence of an emergency.
(2) 
Noise from municipally and civic sponsored celebrations or events.
(3) 
The operation or use of any organ, bell, chimes or other instrument, apparatus or device by any church, synagogue or school licensed or chartered by the State of New York, provided that such operation or use does not occur between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. prevailing time.
(4) 
Noise generated by construction equipment or lawn maintenance equipment, provided that such operation or use does not occur between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., prevailing time, from Sunday evenings, through and including Friday mornings; between 10:00 p.m. Friday evenings and 8:00 a.m. Saturday mornings, prevailing time; and between 10:00 p.m. Saturday evenings and 8:00 a.m. Sunday mornings, prevailing time.
(5) 
Snow removal equipment used or operated during periods of inclement weather, regardless of time.
(6) 
Noise generated by agriculturally or farm-related equipment used in the production of agricultural crops.

§ 216-3 Creating a disturbance.

No person or persons shall make, create or be the means of making, creating or allowing any disturbance within the corporate limits of the Town of Yorktown.

§ 216-4 Disorderly acts annoying others.

No person or persons shall, by any offensive or disorderly act or language, annoy, interfere with, disturb or offend any other person or persons within the corporate limits of the Town of Yorktown.

§ 216-5 Conduct at fires.

No person or persons shall prevent or obstruct the operations of the Fire Department or any member thereof, or neglect or refuse to obey any order of, or attempt to prevent or obstruct the execution of any order of, an officer of the Fire Department, a police officer of the Town of Yorktown or any other peace officer of the town during a fire.

§ 216-6 Air guns.

The discharge of any air gun, air pistol or any similar instrument, or the possession of any such air gun, air pistol or any similar instrument, in or upon any street, avenue, alley, lane, park or other public place within the Town of Yorktown is hereby prohibited.

§ 216-7 Obstruction of fire hydrants.

[Amended 8-7-2007 by L.L. No. 10-2007]
It shall be unlawful for any person or company in any manor to obstruct the use or maintenance of any fire hydrant within the Town, or to place any material or utility of any type in front thereof or within 10 feet of either side thereof. It shall be the duty of the owner and occupant, jointly, of every parcel of real estate adjoining a fire hydrant to keep a two-foot-wide path around the fire hydrant free from snow and ice. Snow and ice shall be removed within 48 hours of a snowstorm. It shall be the duty of the owner and occupant, jointly, to notify the water district if the fire hydrant cannot be cleared within 48 hours of a snowstorm.

§ 216-8 Unauthorized use of hydrants.

[Amended 8-7-2007 by L.L. No. 10-2007]
It shall be unlawful for any person, unless duly authorized, to open, draw water from, unfasten, break or injure any fire hydrant. Any person doing so will be charged for the usage or loss of water resulting from such action. The amount of such charge shall be determined by the Water Department consistent with its established fee schedule and, absent actual measurement, may be calculated on the Water Department's reasonable estimate of the volume of water lost or used. Such charge shall be in addition to any penalties and fines pursuant to § 216-11.

§ 216-9 Responsibilities of parents or custodians.

Parents, guardians or custodians shall not permit or allow any minor under their supervision or control to do any act prohibited by any Town of Yorktown ordinance or local law.

§ 216-10 Sidewalk maintenance.

[Added 9-21-1999 by L.L. No. 18-1999[1]]
It shall be the duty of the owner and occupant, jointly, of every parcel of real estate adjoining a public sidewalk, notwithstanding whether the parcel of real estate is occupied by a structure, to keep all adjoining sidewalks free from snow and ice for the full width of the sidewalk.
A. 
Snow and ice shall be removed within twenty-four hours after a precipitation event has concluded. Sidewalks abutting a commercial establishment or parking lot shall be kept free and clear of snow and ice between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
B. 
In such cases where the snow and ice on any sidewalk cannot be removed without injury to the sidewalk, it shall be strewn and kept strewn with ashes, sand, salt or other suitable material as so said sidewalk shall be safe for public use. Said maintenance shall occur in the time periods prescribed above and the sidewalk shall be cleared as soon as practically safe.
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Editor's Note: This local law also provided that former § 216-10, Penalties for offenses, be renumbered as § 216-11. And former § 216-11, Enforcement, was renumbered as § 216-12.

§ 216-11 Penalties for offenses.

Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation punishable by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days or by a fine not exceeding $250, 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.

§ 216-12 Enforcement.

[Added 7-20-1999 by L.L. No. 9-1999]
This chapter may be enforced by the Building Department Code Enforcement Officer, the Yorktown Fire Marshal and/or the Yorktown Police Department.