Town of Rotterdam, NY
Schenectady County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Rotterdam 5-23-1990 by L.L. No. 11-1990. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alarms — See Ch. 71.
This chapter shall be known as "Fires and Fire Prevention."
[Amended 6-24-2020 by L.L. No. 8-2020]
Where the provisions of this chapter conflict with any provisions of the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, the Uniform Code shall apply.
This chapter shall apply to the territory within the corporate limits of the Town of Rotterdam.
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Editor's Note: Former § 130-4, Definitions, as amended, and § 130-5, Open Fires, were repealed 6-24-2020 by L.L. No. 8-2020.
It shall be unlawful to start bonfires in streets or other public places.
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Editor's Note: Former § 130-7, Fire scenes, was deleted 7-9-2003 by L.L. No. 9-2003; and former § 130-8, Inspection of public places, as amended, was repealed 6-24-2020 by L.L. No. 8-2020.
[Amended 7-9-2003 by L.L. No. 9-2003]
The enforcement of the provisions contained within this chapter is hereby designated to the Town Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer and/or any police officer of the Town of Rotterdam.
[Amended 6-12-2013 by L.L. No. 7-2013]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter or any rule or regulation made pursuant thereto shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of no less than $500 nor more than $1,000 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed one year, 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 not less than $1,000 nor more than $1,500 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed one year, or both; and upon conviction for a third or subsequent offense, all of which were committed within a period of five years, punishable by a fine not less than $1,500 nor more than $2,000 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed one year, or both. Each day of continued violation shall constitute a separate, additional offense.