[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Cheektowaga 1-5-2004 by L.L. No. 1-2004. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to authorize public servants of the Town of Cheektowaga to issue and serve appearance tickets in connection with violations of state statutes, local laws, ordinances, or rules and regulations of said Town which the public servants are authorized or required to enforce.
This chapter shall be applicable in the Town of Cheektowaga, exclusive of the Villages of Sloan and Depew.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- APPEARANCE TICKET
- A written notice issued and subscribed to by public servants of the Town of Cheektowaga 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.
- PUBLIC SERVANT
- Includes the following representatives of the Town of Cheektowaga: Building Inspector, Assistant Building Inspector, Fire Inspector, Assistant Plumbing Inspector, Zoning Inspector, Housing Inspector, Police Officer and Dog Control Officer.
Words used in the singular include the plural, and the plural includes the singular. Words used in the masculine gender include the feminine and neuter genders.
The following public servants of the Town of Cheektowaga are hereby authorized to issue and serve an appearance ticket with respect to violations of a state statute, rule or regulation of the Town of Cheektowaga that such public servants are, respectively, required or authorized to enforce:
Building Inspector, Assistant Building Inspector, Fire Inspector, Assistant Plumbing Inspector, Zoning Inspector, Housing Inspector: building, zoning, property maintenance, fire prevention and planning matters.
Police officer: all local laws and ordinances of the Town of Cheektowaga.
An appearance ticket, other than for a parking violation, shall be served personally.