Village of Morrisville, NY
Madison County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Morrisville 5-22-1958 as Arts. XVI and XVII of the 1958 Code of Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 12-12-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991]
The cost of new sidewalks along the village streets shall be charged in the following manner: cost of the concrete shall be paid for by the property owner, and labor will be provided by the village. The maintenance, repair and replacement of sidewalks shall be charged in same manner as above.
[Amended 12-12-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991[1]]
Where a new street is offered to be dedicated to the village, it may be accepted or not in the discretion of the Town of Eaton and the Village Board. In the absence of unusual circumstances, new streets shall be fifty (50) feet in width. Clear title must be shown and a warranty deed provided for all proposed streets. Under no circumstances will a new street be accepted until after it has been rough-graded and shaped as hereafter described by the party dedicating the same to public use. The pavement area shall be cleared of all underbrush and debris, and all topsoil shall be removed. The surface shall be crowned and rough-graded as required for proper drainage and traffic.[2]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
[2]
Editor's Note: Original Section 16.3, which immediately followed this section and dealt with water mains, was deleted at time of adoption of Code. See now Ch. 176, Water, § 176-8.
[Amended 12-12-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991]
All property owners must keep the sidewalks adjoining their property free and clear of snow and ice and shall not suffer or permit snow or ice to remain on such sidewalks. When snow is removed from the walks by the village using plows or other methods, it shall nevertheless be the duty of the owner to complete the removal of snow and ice which may remain after such plows or other methods have been used. Whenever an owner or person having charge of any parcel of real estate shall fail or neglect to remove snow or ice from such sidewalk, the Superintendent of Public Works or other person to be designated by the Village Board shall cause the same to be removed therefrom forthwith and without any further notice to the property owner, and the bill for the cost of the same shall be mailed to the owner at his last known place of residence. In case the property owner shall fail to pay the same within thirty (30) days, a statement therefor may be filed with the Village Treasurer, and the Treasurer may add the same to the tax bill and levy it against the property and collect it from the property owner in the same manner as other general village taxes. In case the snow or ice on any sidewalk shall be frozen so hard that it cannot practically be removed, the owner, lessee, occupant or other person or persons having charge thereof shall cover or cause such sidewalk to be covered and strewn with either sifted ashes, sand or some similar material and shall as soon thereafter as the weather permits, thoroughly clean said sidewalk and remove the snow and ice therefrom.
No person shall injure any pavement, sidewalk, crosswalk, sewer, drain or street or dig a sewer, drain or other excavation in a street or remove any material from the street without first obtaining a permit from the Village Board and under such conditions as may be imposed by the Village Board. The Village Board may order any excavation, sewer or drain dug or constructed contrary to the provisions of this section to be built or altered at the expense of the person causing the same to be dug or constructed. Such a permit may be obtained from the Village Board upon the submission of a written application, payment of any application fee determined by resolution of the Village Board and the holding of a public hearing by the Village Board upon not less than five (5) days' notice to the public.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
Whenever any work is being done within a village street, the persons causing such work to be done and the persons performing such work shall at all times properly secure the public safety by the use of such barriers and warning signs and other safety measures as may be necessary and by proper lights and other warning signals and other safety measures during the night time.
No person shall ride or drive any animal or vehicle upon a street or sidewalk undergoing construction or repair until the same is completed and opened to public travel.
No one shall cut down any trees or limb or branches thereof in a public street or public place without first obtaining a permit from the Village Board. Such a permit may be obtained from the Village Board upon the submission of a written application, payment of any application fee determined by resolution of the Village Board and the holding of a public hearing by the Village Board upon not less than five (5) days' notice to the public.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
No one shall drive, haul or conduct or cause to be driven, hauled or conducted over the streets of the village any tractor or other machine or apparatus equipped with lugs, dogs or cleats that come in contact with the street.
No person shall pile boxes, barrels or other materials of any description or place standing or permit to be placed standing any motor or other vehicle in any public street, sidewalk, lane or alleyway within the village in such manner as might obstruct the same for easy passage or persons or of vehicles, as the case may be.
No person shall hinder or obstruct or cause to be hindered or obstructed any gutter, sluice, sewer, drain or waterway within the Village of Morrisville, used for the purpose of drainage or for carrying off water therein.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Section 17.9, added 2-12-1970, which followed this section and dealt with use of sidewalks by motor vehicles, was deleted at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
Any person found guilty of violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a fine not exceeding two hundred fifty dollars ($250.) or imprisonment not exceeding fifteen (15) days, or both such fine and imprisonment.
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.