Village of East Hampton, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of East Hampton 10-18-1991 by L.L. No. 17-1991 (Ch. 45 of the 1971 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 250.
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No civil action shall be maintained against the Incorporated Village of East Hampton or the East Hampton Village Superintendent of Public Works for damages or injuries to person or property sustained by reason of any street, highway, bridge, culvert, sidewalk or crosswalk being defective, out of repair, unsafe, dangerous or obstructed unless written notice of such defective, unsafe, dangerous or obstructed condition of such street, highway, bridge, culvert, sidewalk or crosswalk was actually given to the East Hampton Village Administrator or the East Hampton Village Superintendent of Public Works and there was a failure or neglect, within a reasonable time after the giving of such notice, to repair or remove the defect, danger or obstruction complained of; and no such action shall be maintained for damages or injuries to person or property sustained solely in consequence of the existence of snow or ice upon any street, highway, bridge, culvert, sidewalk or crosswalk unless written notice thereof, specifying the particular place, was actually given to the East Hampton Village Administrator or the East Hampton Village Superintendent of Public Works and there was a failure or neglect to cause such snow or ice to be removed or to make the place otherwise reasonably safe within a reasonable time after the receipt of such notice.
B. 
No civil action shall be maintained against the Incorporated Village of East Hampton for damages or injuries to person or property sustained by reason of any defective parking field, parking area, beach area, marina, dock, mooring, swimming or wading pool or pool equipment, ball field, sporting field, playground or playground equipment, skating rink, park property or tree, no matter where situated, being defective, out of repair, unsafe, dangerous or obstructed unless written notice of the defective, unsafe, dangerous or obstructed condition of the defective parking field, parking area, beach area, marina, dock, mooring, swimming or wading pool or pool equipment, ball field, sporting field, playground or playground equipment, skating rink, park property or tree was actually served upon the East Hampton Village Administrator and there was a failure or neglect, within a reasonable time after the giving of due notice, to repair or remove the defect, danger or obstruction complained of. Under no circumstances shall the Incorporated Village of East Hampton be liable for injuries or damages to person or property due to defective conditions of the aforesaid Village property in the absence of the defective condition causing said injuries or damages.
C. 
No civil action shall be maintained against the Incorporated Village of East Hampton for injuries or damages to person or property sustained by reason of any defect whatsoever in its traffic signs, highway signs, markings, lights, lightpoles, devices, sidewalks, walkways, steps, stairways, footpaths or bicycle pathways or for injuries or damages to person or property sustained by reason of any defect in its traffic signs, highway signs, markings, lights, lightpoles or devices, sidewalks, walkways, steps, stairways, footpaths or bicycle pathways in consequence of the existence of snow or ice upon any of its traffic signs, sidewalks, walkways, steps, stairways, footpaths or bicycle pathways unless said traffic signs, highway signs, markings, lights, lightpoles or devices, sidewalks, walkways, footpaths or bicycle pathways, no matter where situated, have been constructed or are maintained by the Village pursuant to statute and written notice of said defect causing the injuries or damages was actually given to the East Hampton Village Administrator, nor shall any action be maintained for injuries or damages to person or property sustained by reason of any defect or in consequence of the existence of snow or ice unless written notice thereof, specifying the particular place, location and condition was actually given to the East Hampton Village Administrator and there was a failure or neglect to cause the particular defect to be remedied or the snow or ice to be removed or to make the place otherwise reasonably safe within a reasonable time after the receipt of due notice.
This chapter shall supersede, in its application to the Incorporated Village of East Hampton, § 6-628 of the New York State Village Law.