City of Rye, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Rye: Art. I, 3-7-1990 as L.L. No. 5-1990. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Unsafe buildings — See Ch. 71.
[Adopted 3-7-1990 as L.L. No. 5-1990]
When a commercial or retail establishment in the City of Rye becomes vacant and remains vacant for a period in excess of 30 days, the owner, lessee or other responsible individual or entity shall place a covering in the storefront to block the view of the interior of the premises to public view. The covering shall be of such material as provided below.
The covering referred to in § 72-1 shall have at least a Class C flame-spread rating as defined in § 772.2 of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, and it may not consist of any substance sprayed on or adhered to store front windows. The covering may consist of:
Venetian or similar blind;
Drapes, curtains or shades; or
Such other covering as approved by the Building Inspector.
Any and all window display areas shall be kept clean, free of hazard and free of debris. Further, cracked or broken glass display windows shall be replaced with glass.
Violation of this Article shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $250 and/or by imprisonment for no more than 15 days. Each day such violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.