[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Esopus 5-19-1982 by L.L. No. 2-1982. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter is enacted pursuant to the authority of § 150.10 of the Criminal Procedure Law and shall be known as the "Appearance Tickets Law of the Town of Esopus."
The purpose of this chapter is to authorize public servants of the Town of Esopus to issue and serve appearance tickets in connection with violations of state statutes, local laws, ordinances or rules and regulations of the Town of Esopus.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- APPEARANCE TICKET
- A written notice issued and subscribed by a police officer or other public servant authorized by state law or local law enacted pursuant to the provisions of the Municipal Home Rule Law to issue the same, directing a designated person to appear in a designated local criminal court at a designated future time in connection with his alleged commission of a designated offense. A notice conforming to such definition constitutes an appearance ticket, regardless of whether it is referred to in some other provision of law as a summons or by any other name or title.
[Amended 9-18-2008 by L.L. No. 3-2008]
The following public servants of the Town of Esopus are hereby authorized to issue and serve appearance tickets with respect to violations of state statutes, local laws, ordinances, rules or regulations of the Town of Esopus that such public servants are, respectively, required or authorized to enforce:
Highway Superintendent for removal of vehicles for snow removal.
Dog Warden for violation of Dog Local Law.
Building Inspector for violation of Building Code.
Zoning Enforcement Officer for violation of zoning.
Water Superintendent for violation of Water Code.
Sewer Superintendent for violation of Sewer Code.
Fire Marshal for violations of Fire Code. Fire inspectors shall be authorized to enforce all legislation relating to fire prevention and safety, as well as related parking restrictions enacted for firesafety purposes.
Landfill Superintendent for violation of landfill rules and regulations.
Stormwater Management Officer for violation of Stormwater Management and Erosion and Sediment Control Code.
Building Inspector or Code Enforcement Officer or Stormwater Management Officer or Zoning Enforcement Officer to enforce provisions of the Flood Damage Prevention Law.
[Added 8-20-2009 by L.L. No. 2-2009]
Each of the above-named elected or appointed officials may appoint a deputy, with the approval of the Town Board, to carry out the provisions of this chapter.
The Zoning Enforcement Officer and the Town Superintendent of Highways or their appointed deputies shall also have the power to issue appearance tickets for violations of those sections of the Code of the Town of Esopus dealing with sidewalks, junk cars, junkyards and the dumping of garbage in places not authorized by the Code.