This chapter shall not interfere with, abrogate, annul or repeal any ordinance or any rule, regulation or permit previously or hereafter enacted, adopted or issued pursuant to law, provided that, unless specifically excepted, where this chapter imposes greater restrictions its provisions shall control.
Any person or other legal entity who fails to comply with or who violates this chapter or who shall refuse a reasonable request to inspect any premises or who shall have aided or abetted the commission of any such violation shall each be guilty of a separate offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable as follows:
For a first offense, by a fine not exceeding $350 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed six months, or both.
For a second offense, both of which were committed within a period of five years, by a fine not less than $350 nor more than $700 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed six months, or both.
For a third or subsequent offense, all of which occurred within a period of five years, by a fine not less than $700 nor more than $1,000 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed six months, or both.
However, for the purpose of conferring jurisdiction upon courts and judicial officers generally, violations of this chapter shall be deemed misdemeanors and, for such purpose only, all provisions of law relating to misdemeanors shall apply to such violations. Each week's continued violation after notice constitutes a separate additional violation.
The Catskill Town Board may amend, supplement or repeal the regulations and provisions of this chapter after public notice and hearing in accordance with New York State Town Law. Every three years, the Catskill Town Planning Board will review this chapter and thereafter recommend any amendments it deems appropriate to the Catskill Town Board.
The Town Clerk of the Town of Catskill must certify a new revised Zoning Map within 60 days after the enactment of any zoning amendment which changes the boundaries of any zoning district. Upon enacting any such Zoning Map amendments, the Town Board shall notify the Greene County Planning Department and shall request that the Greene County Planning Department prepare a new Zoning Map for the Town Clerk to certify.
This chapter first took effect upon initial adoption on October 4, 1988. Amendments to this chapter shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State in accordance with § 27 of the Municipal Home Rule Law. Any building permit issued prior to this latter date shall authorize construction in accordance with said permit for a period of one year even if such construction would violate portions of this chapter. All construction must be completed within this one-year time period.