[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Morrisville 3-11-2010 by L.L. No. 1-2010. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This local law also repealed former Ch. 4, Appearance Tickets, adopted 2-8-1979 by L.L. No. 1-1979.
The purpose of this chapter is to authorize designated public officers to issue and serve appearance tickets in connection with any and all violations of this Code of the Village of Morrisville.
For purpose of conferring jurisdiction upon courts and officers generally, unless otherwise specifically stated, any and all violations of any and all provisions of this Code shall be deemed to be a violation as defined in the Criminal Procedure Law, and for such jurisdictional purpose only, all provisions of law relating to the prosecution of violations shall apply to all such violations.
The Code Enforcement Officer, whether he holds the title of Code Enforcement Officer or such other title as may be given by the Board of Trustees, as well as any police officer or peace officer and any and all other officer(s) as may be specifically authorized by the Board of Trustees, is hereby authorized and empowered to enforce all provisions of this Code, and to issue and serve appearance tickets and such other process as may be required and/or authorized by this Code or the Criminal Procedure Law in the course of such enforcement proceedings. Any enforcement action or proceeding may be commenced upon the personal knowledge of the Code Enforcement Officer or other enforcement official, or upon the sworn statement of another individual with first hand knowledge.
Unless otherwise specifically stated herein, any person, firm, corporation, or other party or entity, whether owner, tenant, builder, or contractor working on a subject lot or facility, who violates any provision of this Code shall be considered guilty jointly and/or severally of an offense against the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the Village and, upon conviction, shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $250 plus costs or imprisonment not to exceed 15 days, or both, for each violation. Each day that a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense and may be charged as such. The owner(s) of property upon which a violation of these regulations has occurred or is occurring shall be deemed vicariously liable for any and all violations of this Code.
In addition to any other procedures herein provided and/or any penalties herein provided, the Board of Trustees may seek injunctive relief or other judicial relief to prevent the unlawful erection, construction, alteration, use, or continued use of any facility or lot, or to prevent the establishment or continuation of any activity in violation of this Code.
Appearance tickets for all violations of this Code, with the exception of parking tickets, shall be served personally, or by such other means as may be authorized by Article 3 of the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules.
If any section or provision of this chapter shall be held unconstitutional, invalid, or ineffective, in whole or in part, such determination shall not be deemed to affect, impair, or invalidate the remainder of this chapter.