[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Manorhaven 6-17-1964 by Ord. No. LII. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall litter, sweep, throw or cast, or direct, suffer or permit any servant, agent, employee or other person under his control to litter, sweep, throw or cast, any ashes, garbage, paper, dust, snow, ice, grass clippings, leaves, stones, rocks, building materials or other rubbish and refuse of any kind whatsoever in or upon any street or public place, vacant lot, air shaft, areaway, backyard, court or alley or side yard.
Every owner, lessee, tenant, occupant or person in charge of any building or premises shall keep and cause to be kept the sidewalk, flagging and curbstone abutting said building or premises free from obstructions and nuisances of every kind, and shall keep said sidewalks, air shaft, areaways, backyards, side yards, courts and alleys free from garbage, refuse, rubbish, litter, snow, ice and other offensive material.
No lime, ashes, coal, dry sand, hair, wastepaper, feathers or other substance that is in a similar manner liable to be blown by the wind shall be sieved, agitated or exposed, nor shall any mat, carpet or cloth be shaken or beaten, nor shall any cloth, yarn, garment, material or substance be scoured or cleaned, nor shall any rags, damaged merchandise, barrels, boxes or broken bales of merchandise or goods be placed, kept or exposed, in any place where they or particles therefrom will pass into any street or public place or into any occupied premises; nor shall any usual or any reasonable precautions be omitted by any person to prevent fragments or any substances from falling to the detriment or peril of life or health, or prevent dust or light material flying into any street, place or building, from any building or erection while the same is being altered, repaired or demolished, or otherwise. In demolishing any building or part thereof, the material to be removed shall be properly wet in order to lay dust incident to its removal.
No one being the owner or in charge or in control of any vehicle or of any receptacle shall litter, drop or spill, or permit to be littered, dropped or spilled, any dirt, sand, gravel, clay, loam, stone or building rubbish, hay, straw, oats, sawdust, shavings or other light materials of any sort, or manufacturing, trade or household waste, refuse, rubbish of any sort, or ashes, manure, garbage or other organic refuse or other offensive matter, in or upon any street or public place.
No person shall throw, cast or distribute, or cause or permit to be thrown, cast or distributed, any handbill, circular, card, booklet, placard or other advertising matter whatsoever in or upon any street or public place or in a front yard, side yard or courtyard, or on any stoop or in the vestibule of any hall in any building, or in a letter box therein, provided that nothing herein contained shall be deemed to prohibit or otherwise regulate the delivery of any such matter by the United States postal service, or prohibit the distribution of sample copies of newspapers regularly sold by the copy or by annual subscription. This section is not intended to prevent the lawful distribution of anything other than commercial and business advertising matter.
No swill, brine, offensive animal matter, noxious liquid or other filthy matter of any kind shall be allowed by any person to fall upon or run into any street or public place or be taken thereto or put therein.
No person shall prevent or interfere with any employee of the Department of Sanitation in the sweeping or cleaning of any street or in the removal of sweepings, ashes, garbage, rubbish, snow, ice or other refuse material.
No person other than an authorized employee or agent of the Department of Sanitation shall disturb or remove any ashes, garbage or light refuse or rubbish placed by householders or their tenants or by occupants or their servants within the stoop or area line or in front of houses or lots for removal, unless requested by residents of such houses.
[Added 7-29-1964; amended 6-22-1966; 11-20-1991 by L.L. No. 3-1991; 1-22-1997 by L.L. No. 1-1997]
Any person, association, firm or corporation which violates any provision of this chapter or assists in the violation of any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both, for conviction of a first offense; for conviction of a second offense, both of which were committed within a period of five years, punishable by a fine of not less than $1,000 nor more than $2,000 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both; and upon conviction of a third or subsequent offense, all of which were committed within a period of five years, punishable by a fine of not less than $2,000 nor more than $3,000 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both. Each week's continued violation shall constitute a separate additional violation.