[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Harrison 3-8-1933 as an amendment of Ch. 29 of the General Ordinances. Section 141-3 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 43, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any person, whether an officer or employee in a department of the local government or not, except for one of the purposes hereinafter enumerated, to make any connection or reconnection with a fire hydrant, water main or service pipe connected with the water supply system of the Town of Harrison or to turn on or off or in any manner interfere with any fire hydrant, sewer, stop cock or other appliance belonging to said water supply system.
Nothing herein contained shall be construed so as to prevent any duly accredited and authorized member of the Fire Department of the municipality to make proper connection with any fire hydrant and to use water through said water supply system for fire purposes. It shall also be lawful for any member of the Sewer Department or Street Department or other municipal employee to take and receive a supply of water for municipal purposes under rules to be adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Westchester Joint Waterworks No. 1, acting as the agent for all of the municipalities interested, which rules shall, in part, provide that the Clerk of the Westchester Joint Waterworks No. 1 shall, in every case upon application therefor, give a permit, in writing, for the use of said water in accordance with such rules for other municipal purposes than fire service.
[Added 12-4-1996 by L.L. No. 4-1996]
No shrubs, flowers or trees shall be planted in the public right-of-way in front of any hydrant, nor five feet to the side or rear of any hydrant, nor shall any other permanent obstruction such as mail boxes, decorative sculptures or fence posts be placed in such areas. Hydrants shall not be obstructed so that they may be visible from the roadway and readily accessible for maintenance, testing, repair, operatior and fire protection. An obstruction shall include, but not be limited to, anything which may limit the visibility or accessibility of the hydrant, including but not limited to leaves, snow, trash, garbage or any similar matter or material.
Any planting or obstruction that violates this section shall be removed within 10 days of notice, such notice to be served by the Town/Village of Harrison. Failure to comply shall constitute a violation and may result in the imposition of a fine of $250, and the Town/Village of Harrison shall also have the right to remove the offending plantings or obstruction and bill the property owner the cost of such removal.
[Amended 2-19-1996 by L.L. No. 2-1996]
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.