Village of Springville, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Springville 11-5-1979 as L.L. No. 7-1979 (Ch. 96 of the 1979 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building construction and fire prevention — See Ch. 73.
Unsafe buildings — See Ch. 77.
Solid waste — See Ch. 145.
It shall be unlawful for any person, either as owner, lessee, agent, tenant or otherwise, to throw, cast or deposit or to cause or permit to run, drop or remain or to be thrown, cast or deposited any decomposable organic matter which might create a nuisance or act as a breeding place for flies or as food for rats, discarded things capable of holding water which might serve as breeding places for mosquitoes or combustible matter or growth which might serve to increase the fire hazard of neighboring property in or upon any vacant lot or land or any vacant place upon the surface of any lot or land, enclosed or otherwise, within the village, except at such place or places as are designated or provided by the Board of Trustees; provided, however, that garbage, manure, offal and other putrescible matter may be temporarily stored as provided in Chapter 145, Solid Waste.[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the depositing of manure upon any private property for the purpose of cultivating the same.
If the provisions of § 118-1 are not complied with, the Board of Trustees shall serve written notice, by certified mail, upon the owner, lessee or occupant or any person having the care or control of any such lot or land to comply with the provisions of this chapter. If the owner of such lot or land is a nonresident of the village, the Clerk of the village shall mail or cause to be mailed, by certified mail, such written notice to such owner, addressed to his last known address, as the same may appear upon the last village assessment roll.
If the person upon whom the notice is served fails, neglects or refuses to comply with the provisions of the notice within five days after such notice or mailing of such notice, the Board of Trustees shall cause such substances or matter described in § 118-1 to be removed or such nuisances to be suppressed; and the actual cost of such work, plus the current Village of Springville applicable overhead costs in connection therewith, shall be certified to the Village Clerk and shall thereupon become and be a lien upon the property on which such substances, nuisances or fire hazards existed and shall be added to and become and form a part of the taxes next to be assessed and levied upon such lot or land and shall bear interest at the same rate as taxes and shall be collected in the same manner as taxes.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, General Penalty, of the Code of the Village of Springville.