Village of Springville, NY
Erie County
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[Amended 12-1-1997 by L.L. No. 6-1997]
A. 
No person, whether as an owner or occupant of any corner premises in the Village, shall cause, suffer or permit any fence, shrubbery, hedge, trees or low-hanging branches therefrom to be erected, planted or maintained on such premises in such a manner as to obstruct the view by motor vehicle operators of other motor vehicles approaching from intersecting streets. It shall be the duty of the Superintendent of Public Works to determine in each instance whether and where any such obstruction exists, and it shall be the duty of the Village Clerk, at his direction, to notify the owner or occupant of any premises affected hereby, by ordinary mail addressed to said premises, requiring such person to remove such obstruction within five days of such notice.
B. 
No owner or occupant of any real property in the Village of Springville shall plant, place, grow, build or erect or permit another to plant, place, grow, build or erect any shrubs, bushes, plants, trees, flowers or other vegetation, fence, wall, hedge or other structure which shall obstruct or interfere with the use of streets, sidewalks, pathways or other vehicular or pedestrian passages along any public street or thoroughfare or intersection of the same within the Village of Springville. Therefore, all shrubs, bushes, plants, trees, flowers or other vegetation, fences, walls, hedges or other structures shall be built, trimmed, cut, altered or modified in a manner which shall not obstruct or interfere with the use of streets, sidewalks, pathways or other vehicular or pedestrian passages along public streets or thoroughfares or intersections of the same within the Village of Springville. Failure to comply with this provision shall constitute a violation of this provision, and said owner or occupant is subject to the penalties as stated in § 70-12, and additionally the owner may be charged and assessed in accordance with §§ 70-6 through 70-9.
C. 
On a corner lot in any district except the B-1 and VI Districts, within the triangular area determined as provided in this section, no wall or fence or other structure shall be erected to a height in excess of two feet, and no vehicle or object or any other obstruction of a height in excess of two feet shall be parked or placed and no hedge or shrub or other growth shall be maintained at a height in excess of two feet, except that trees whose branches are trimmed away to a height of at least 10 feet above the curb level or pavement level where there is no curb shall be permitted. Such triangular area shall be determined by two points, one on each intersecting street line, each of which points is 50 feet from the intersection of such street lines.
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Editor's Note: See also § 70-5.
[Amended 12-1-1997 by L.L. No. 6-1997]
In the event of failure to comply with the requirements of this article after such notice, the Superintendent of Public Works may enter upon the premises of such person with such others as he may require and remove or alter the obstruction accordingly.
[Added 11-5-1979 by L.L. No. 13-1979]
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this article 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.