Village of Fishkill, NY
Dutchess County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Fishkill 12-15-1958 by Ord. No. V.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This ordinance was reaffirmed 5-13-1963 by action of the Board of Trustees.
[Amended 9-23-2019 by L.L. No. 5-2019]
No person shall throw, place or deposit any ashes, garbage, vegetable matter, offal, refuse, containers, wastepaper or abandoned autos or other vehicles in or upon any street, sidewalk or public thoroughfare in said Village except with the consent of the Village Board or its authorized agent.[1]
Editor's Note: For additional regulations pertaining to abandoned autos, see Ch. 157, Vehicles, Abandoned, Junked or Unlicensed.
Placement of materials. Ashes, garbage, vegetable matter, etc., placed on street for collection shall be placed in tight containers and cardboard and loose papers tied securely. All containers, receptacles or bundles of garbage, rubbish, refuse, recyclable material, yard waste and/or bulky waste shall in no case be placed at the curb prior to 4:00 p.m. of the day prior to the regular collection day established for such residential or nonresidential premises.
Return of receptacles. The owners and occupants of all residential and nonresidential premises shall return such containers and receptacles or cause the same to be returned to the rear of the premises not later than 12 hours after the garbage, rubbish, refuse, ashes, recyclable material and/or yard waste contained therein has been collected.
[Amended 2-13-1984 by L.L. No. 6-1984]
No person, firm, association or corporation shall in any way injure or destroy any shade tree planted or grown upon or along any sidewalk, public street, place or highway within the Incorporated Village of Fishkill, and no such tree shall be removed except upon a permit to be issued by the Mayor upon application as hereinafter provided.
The application for such permit shall contain an agreement on the part of the applicant that he will remove said tree at his own cost and expense and hold the Village harmless and that he will replace said tree with another tree within four months, unless the permit according to the discretion of the Village Board provides otherwise. In the event that replacement of said tree is required and the same is not so replaced within the allotted time, the Village of Fishkill may cause a tree to be planted in place and stead of the tree removed and assess the cost thereof to the applicant, in addition to the penalty hereinafter provided.
Whenever, in the opinion of the Village Board, the trimming, treating or removal of trees or shrubs located on private grounds or between the sidewalk line and the curbline in front of any abutting property shall be deemed necessary in the interest of public health or safety, the Village Clerk, on action of the Village Board, shall notify, in writing, the owner or occupant of the property or the abutting property, as the case may be, upon which the tree or shrub stands, to so trim, treat or remove said tree or shrub within 20 days from the date of such notice, and in the event of noncompliance with such notice and order, the Village of Fishkill may cause said tree or shrub to be so trimmed, treated or removed, and the cost thereof shall be an assessment against the said property or abutting property.
No person or persons, except such as shall be appointed or employed for that purpose, shall light or attempt to light, extinguish or attempt to extinguish or in any manner meddle or interfere with the lamps, poles, wires, ropes, electric fixtures or appliances erected or hereafter to be erected, placed or constructed, kept or maintained for lighting said Village; nor shall any person break, bend or in any manner injure or interfere with said lamps, wires, fixtures or appliances connected with or attached to the electric lighting system of said Village, or in any manner shake or jolt the poles or pull upon or interfere with the ropes connected with said system or in any manner molest or interfere with the person or persons appointed or employed to take charge of, light or extinguish said lamps as aforesaid while in the performance of said duty.
[Added 2-13-1984 by L.L. No. 6-1984]
No person shall engage in or carry on any business in such manner as to offend public health or decency or to annoy, injure or endanger the comfort, repose and safety of others.
No person shall in any way deface, disturb or injure any hydrant, pipe or connection of the Village water system nor any equipment used in the operation of said water system.
No person shall willfully or maliciously injure, deface or destroy any building, fence, awning, signboard, sidewalk or pavement, ornamental thing in the said Village, or remove or destroy handbills or notices or placards lawfully posted within the said Village.
[Amended 2-13-1984 by L.L. No. 6-1984[1]]
Nothing contained in this chapter shall prevent the Mayor of the Village from permitting the discharge of fireworks in connection with patriotic celebrations in conformity with existing law. The fee for a fireworks permit shall be $25.
Editor's Note: This local law also repealed original Section 111, pertaining to the discharge of certain liquids, and Section 112, pertaining to septic tank and cesspool installation, which sections immediately followed this section.
The owner or occupant of any lot, building, tenement house or part thereof in the said Village shall remove within the time specified, from his, her or their premises, any nuisance or nuisances thereon.
[Added 12-19-2007 by L.L. No. 11-2007[2]]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine not to exceed $250 or by imprisonment for a term not to exceed 15 days, or both. Each day that a violation of, or failure to comply with, any provision of this chapter occurs shall constitute a separate and distinct violation punishable by separate fines and/or separate terms of imprisonment.
Editor’s Note: Former § 109-9, Permit required for public gatherings, was repealed 4-16-2018 by L.L. No. 1-2018. This local law also renumbered former § 109-10 as § 109-9.
Editor's Note: This local law also repealed former § 109-10, Lounging or loafing; § 109-11, Public bathing; § 109-12, Awnings over sidewalks; § 109-13, Outhouses prohibited; and § 109-14, Penalties for offenses, as amended 2-13-1984 by L.L. No. 6-1984.