Town of Bethlehem, NY
Albany County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Bethlehem as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-23-1988 by L.L. No. 2-1988]
It is the intent of this local law to establish a codification of local laws, ordinances and certain resolutions of the Town of Bethlehem for the purpose of increasing the effectiveness of Town governmental administration, providing for greater public awareness of and access to Town legislation and protecting the health, safety and welfare of Town inhabitants. The local laws, ordinances and resolutions of the Town of Bethlehem referred to in § 1-2 of this local law shall be known collectively as the "Code of the Town of Bethlehem," and the various parts and sections of such local laws, ordinances and resolutions shall be distributed and designated as provided and set forth in § 1-2 of this local law.
Derivation Table
(Section numbers with asterisks in the second column have not been repeated in the first column because they are section numbers which relate to titles, effective dates or severability clauses, which sections are not pertinent to the codification. For severability, refer to § 1-13 hereof.)
New Number
(chapter, title, Article, section)
Old Number
(source)
Adoption or Amendment Date
Ch. 5, Appearance Tickets
L.L. No. 2-1981
4-22-1981
§ 5-1
Section 1
§ 5-2
Section 2
Amended at time of adoption of Code
§ 5-3
Section 3
Section 4*
Ch. 11, Defense of Town Employees
L.L. No. 1-1981
3-11-1981
§ 11-1
Section 1
§ 11-2
Section 2
§ 11-3
Section 3
§ 11-4
Section 4
§ 11-5
Section 5
§ 11-6
Section 6
§ 11-7
Section 7
§ 11-8
Section 8
Section 9*
Ch. 16, Ethics, Code of
Ordinance
9-23-1970
Article I
§ 16-1
Section 1
§ 16-2
Section 2
Amended at time of adoption of Code
§ 16-3
Section 3
§ 16-4
Section 4
§ 16-5
Section 5
§ 16-6
Section 6
Article II
§ 16-7
Section 7
§ 16-8
Section 8
§ 16-9
Section 9
Section 10*
Section 11*
Ch. 26, Public Works, Department of
L.L. No. 5-1981
6-10-1981
§ 26-1
Section 1
§ 26-2
Section 2
§ 26-3
Section 3
§ 26-4
Section 4
§ 26-5
Section 5
§ 26-6
Section 6
§ 26-7
Section 7
§ 26-8
Section 8
§ 26-9
Section 9
§ 26-10
Section 10
Amended at time of adoption of Code
§ 26-11
Section 11
§ 26-12
Section 12
Section 13*
Section 14*
Ch. 35, Alarm Systems
L.L. No. 1-1987
1-28-1987
§ 35-1
Section 1
§ 35-2
Section 2
§ 35-3
Section 3
§ 35-4
Section 4
§ 35-5
Section 5
§ 35-6
Section 6
§ 35-7
Section 7
§ 35-8
Section 8
§ 35-9
Section 9
§ 35-10
Section 10
§ 35-11
Section 11
Section 12*
Ch. 37, Amusements, Licensed
Ordinance
9-30-1946
§ 37-1
Section 1
§ 37-2
Section 2
Amended at time of adoption of Code
§ 37-3
Section 3
§ 37-4
Section 4
§ 37-5
Section 5
Amended at time of adoption of Code
Ch. 41, Automobile Junkyards
Ordinance
11-15-1966
§ 41-1
1
§ 41-2
2
§ 41-3
3
§ 41-4
4
§ 41-5
5
§ 41-6
6
§ 41-7
7
§ 41-8
8
§ 41-9
9
§ 41-10
10
Amended at time of adoption of Code
§ 41-11
11
§ 41-12
12
§ 41-13
13
§ 41-14
14
Amended at time of adoption of Code
15*
Ch. 46, Bicycles
Ordinance
4-16-1958
§ 46-1
Sec. 1
§ 46-2
Sec. 2
§ 46-3
Sec. 3
§ 46-4
Sec. 4
§ 46-5
Sec. 5
Amended at time of adoption of Code
§ 46-6
Sec. 6
§ 46-7
Sec. 7
§ 46-8
Sec. 8
§ 46-9
Sec. 9
§ 46-10
Sec. 10
§ 46-11
Sec. 11
§ 46-12
Sec. 12
Ch. 49, Bingo and Games of Chance
Article I
Ordinance
1-28-1959; amended in its entirety 4-24-1963
§ 49-1
Section 1
Article II
Ordinance
5-11-1977
§ 49-2
Section 1
§ 49-3
Section 2
§ 49-4
Section 3
Section 4*
Ch. 53, Building Construction and Fire Prevention Administration
Ordinance
2-28-1968
§ 53-1
Section 1
Amended at time of adoption of Code
§ 53-2
Section 2
Amended at time of adoption of Code
§ 53-3
Section 3
§ 53-4
Section 4
§ 53-5
Section 5
Amended at time of adoption of Code
§ 53-6
Section 6
§ 53-7
Section 7
§ 53-8
Section 8
§ 53-9
Section 9
§ 53-10
Section 10
§ 53-11
Section 11
§ 53-12
Section 12
§ 53-13
Section 13
§ 53-14
Section 14
§ 53-15
Section 15
§ 53-16
Section 16
Amended at time of adoption of Code
§ 53-17
Section 17
Section 18*
Section 19*
Ch. 56, Buildings, Unsafe
L.L. No. 3-1981
4-22-1981
§ 56-1
Section 1
§ 56-2
Section 2
§ 56-3
Section 3
§ 56-4
Section 4
Amended at time of adoption of Code
§ 56-5
Section 5
§ 56-6
Section 6
§ 56-7
Section 7
§ 56-8
Section 8
§ 56-9
Section 9
§ 56-10
Section 10
§ 56-11
Section 11
Section 12*
Section 13*
Ch. 61, Dogs
Article I
L.L. No. 1-1980
2-13-1980
§ 61-1
Section 1
§ 61-2
Section 2
§ 61-3
Section 3
§ 61-4
Section 4
§ 61-5
Section 5
§ 61-6
Section 6
§ 61-7
Section 7
Section 8*
Section 9*
Section 10*
Article II
L.L. No. 4-1981
4-22-1981
§ 61-8
Section 1
§ 61-9
Section 2
§ 61-10
Section 3
Ch. 66, Firearms
Ordinance
4-25-1973
§ 66-1
Section 1
§ 66-2
Section 2
§ 66-3
Section 3
§ 66-4
Section 4
Amended at time of adoption of Code
Ch. 69, Flood Damage Prevention
L.L. No. 2-1987
3-25-1987
Section 1.0
§ 69-1
1.1
§ 69-2
1.2
§ 69-3
1.3
§ 69-4
Section 2.0
Section 3.0
§ 69-5
3.1
§ 69-6
3.2
§ 69-7
3.3
3.4*
§ 69-8
3.5
§ 69-9
3.6
Section 4.0
§ 69-10
4.1
§ 69-11
4.2
§ 69-12
4.3
§ 69-13
5.1
Section 5.0
§ 69-14
5.2
§ 69-15
5.3
Section 6.0
§ 69-16
6.1
§ 69-17
6.2
Ch. 72, Freshwater Wetlands
Ordinance
8-25-1976
§ 72-1
Article 1
§ 72-2
Article 2
§ 72-3
Article 3
§ 72-4
Article 4
§ 72-5
Article 5
§ 72-6
Article 6
§ 72-7
Article 7
§ 72-8
Article 8
Article 9*
Article 10*
Ch. 76, Garbage, Rubbish and Refuse
Ordinance
5-13-1970
§ 76-1
Section 1
§ 76-2
Section 2
§ 76-3
Section 3
§ 76-4
Section 4
§ 76-5
Section 5
Amended at time of adoption of Code
Section 6*
Ch. 82, Off-Highway Motorcycles
L.L. No. 3-1985
10-9-1985
§ 82-1
Section 1
§ 82-2
Section 2
§ 82-3
Section 3
§ 82-4
Section 4
Section 5*
Ch. 86, Peddling and Soliciting
Ordinance
7-1-1959; amended 10-21-1959 and 12-9-1964
§ 86-1
Section 1
§ 86-2
Section 2
§ 86-3
Section 3
§ 86-4
Section 4
§ 86-5
Section 5
§ 86-6
Section 6
Amended at time of adoption of Code
§ 86-7
Section 7
§ 86-8
Section 8
§ 86-9
Section 9
§ 86-10
Section 10
§ 86-11
Section 11
Amended at time of adoption of Code
Section 12*
Ch. 91, Sewers
L.L. No. 1-1986
12-23-1986
Article I
Article I
§ 91-1
Sections 101 through 136
Article II
Article II
§ 91-2
Section 201
§ 91-3
Section 202
§ 91-4
Section 203
§ 91-5
Section 204
Article III
Article III
§ 91-6
Section 301
§ 91-7
Section 302
§ 91-8
Section 303
§ 91-9
Section 304
§ 91-10
Section 305
§ 91-11
Section 306
§ 91-12
Section 307
Article IV
Article IV
§ 91-13
Section 401
§ 91-14
Section 402
§ 91-15
Section 403
§ 91-16
Section 404
§ 91-17
Section 405
§ 91-18
Section 406
§ 91-19
Section 407
§ 91-20
Section 408
§ 91-21
Section 409
§ 91-22
Section 410
§ 91-23
Section 411
§ 91-24
Section 412
§ 91-25
Section 413
§ 91-26
Section 414
Article V
Article V
§ 91-27
Section 501
§ 91-28
Section 502
§ 91-29
Section 503
§ 91-30
Section 504
§ 91-31
Section 505
§ 91-32
Section 506
§ 91-33
Section 507
Article VI
Article VI
§ 91-34
Section 601
§ 91-35
Section 602
§ 91-36
Section 603
§ 91-37
Section 604
§ 91-38
Section 605
§ 91-39
Section 606
§ 91-40
Section 607
§ 91-41
Section 608
§ 91-42
Section 609
§ 91-43
Section 610
§ 91-44
Section 611
Article VII
Article VII
§ 91-45
Section 701
§ 91-46
Section 702
Article VIII
Article VIII
§ 91-47
Section 801
Article IX
Article IX
§ 91-48
Section 901
§ 91-49
Section 902
§ 91-50
Section 903
§ 91-51
Section 904
Article X
Section 1001*
Section 1002*
Article XI
Section 1101*
Ch. 94, Snowmobiles
Ordinance
1-24-1973
§ 94-1
Section 1
§ 94-2
Section 2
§ 94-3
Section 3
§ 94-4
Section 4
§ 94-5
Section 5
§ 94-6
Section 6
Amended 2-24-1982
§ 94-7
Section 7
§ 94-8
Section 8
Amended at time of adoption of Code
Section 9*
Ch. 97, Solid Waste
Article I
Ordinance
2-26-1969
§ 97-1
Section 1
§ 97-2
Section 2
§ 97-3
Section 3
§ 97-4
Section 4
§ 97-5
Section 5
Amended at time of adoption of Code
§ 97-6
Section 6
§ 97-7
Section 7
Section 8*
Article II
L.L. No. 1-1982
7-14-1982
§ 97-8
Section 1
§ 97-9
Section 2
§ 97-10
Section 3
§ 97-11
Section 4
§ 97-12
Section 5
Amended at time of adoption of Code
§ 97-13
Section 6
Amended at time of adoption of Code
§ 97-14
Section 7
§ 97-15
Section 8
§ 97-16
Section 9
Section 10*
Section 11*
Ch. 100, Streets and Sidewalks
Part 1
Ordinance
6-13-1979
Article I
Article I
§ 100-1
Section 1
§ 100-2
Section 2
§ 100-3
Section 3
§ 100-4
Section 4
Article II
Article II
§ 100-5
Section 1
§ 100-6
Section 2
§ 100-7
Section 3
§ 100-8
Section 4
§ 100-9
Section 5
§ 100-10
Section 6
§ 100-11
Section 7
Article III
Article III
§ 100-12
Section 1
§ 100-13
Section 2
§ 100-14
Section 3
§ 100-15
Section 4
§ 100-16
Section 5
Article IV
Article IV
§ 100-17
Section 1
§ 100-18
Section 2
§ 100-19
Section 3
§ 100-20
Section 4
Article V
Article V
§ 100-21
Section 1
§ 100-22
Section 2
§ 100-23
Section 3
§ 100-24
Section 4
§ 100-25
Section 5
§ 100-26
Section 6
Article VI
Article VI
§ 100-27
Section 1
§ 100-28
Section 2
§ 100-29
Section 3
Article VII
Article VII
§ 100-30
Section 1
§ 100-31
Section 2
§ 100-32
Section 3
§ 100-33
Section 4
Article VIII
Article VIII
§ 100-34
Section 1
§ 100-35
Section 2
§ 100-36
Section 3
§ 100-37
Section 4
Article IX
Section 1*
Article X
Section 1*
Part 2
Ordinance
1-13-1982
Article IX
§ 100-38
Section 1
§ 100-39
Section 2
§ 100-40
Section 3
§ 100-41
Section 4
Section 5*
Ch. 103, Subdivision Regulations
Resolution
Town Board 8-26-1980 Planning Board 9-9-1980
Article I
Article I
§ 103-1
A
§ 103-2
B
Article II
Article II
§ 103-3
A
Article III
Article III
§ 103-4
A
§ 103-5
B
§ 103-6
C
Article IV
Article IV
§ 103-7
A
Article V
Article V
§ 103-8
Unnumbered
Article VI
Article VI
§ 103-9
A
§ 103-10
B
§ 103-11
C
§ 103-12
D
§ 103-13
E
§ 103-14
F
§ 103-15
G
Article VII
Article VII
§ 103-16
A, B, C, D
Article VIII
Article VIII
§ 103-17
A
§ 103-18
B
§ 103-19
C
§ 103-20
D
§ 103-21
E
§ 103-22
F
§ 103-23
G
§ 103-24
H
Article IX
Article IX
§ 103-25
A
Article X
Article X
§ 103-26
A, B, C, D
§ 103-27
E, F, G, H
§ 103-28
I, J, K, L, M, N
Article XI
Article XI
§ 103-29
Article XI
Article XII
Article XII
§ 103-30
A, B
§ 103-31
C, D, E, F
§ 103-32
G, H, I
Article XIII
Article XIII
§ 103-33
A, B, C
Article XIV
Article XIV
§ 103-34
A, B, C
§ 103-35
D
Article XV
Article XV
§ 103-36
A, B
Ch. 106, Swimming Pools
Ordinance
9-13-1967
§ 106-1
Section 1
§ 106-2
Section 2
§ 106-3
Section 3
§ 106-4
Section 4
§ 106-5
Section 5
§ 106-6
Section 6
§ 106-7
Section 7
Amended at time of adoption of Code
§ 106-8
Section 8
§ 106-9
Section 9
§ 106-10
Section 10
§ 106-11
Section 11
§ 106-12
Section 12
§ 106-13
Section 13
§ 106-14
Section 14
Amended at time of adoption of Code
§ 106-15
Section 15
Amended at time of adoption of Code
Section 16*
Ch. 111, Taxation
Article I
Resolution
8-2-1982
§ 111-1
Unnumbered
Amended 1-3-1984; 1-14-1987
§ 111-2
Unnumbered
Amended 1-14-1987; at time of adoption of Code
§ 111-3
Unnumbered
Amended 1-3-1984
Article II
L.L. No. 1-1984
1-3-1984
§ 111-4
Section 1
§ 111-5
Section 2
§ 111-6
Section 3
§ 111-7
Section 4
Section 5*
Ch. 115, Trailers and Trailer Camps
Ordinance
6-21-1961
§ 115-1
Section 1
§ 115-2
Section 2
§ 115-3
Section 3
§ 115-4
Section 4
§ 115-5
Section 5
§ 115-6
Section 6
Amended at time of adoption of Code
§ 115-7
Section 7
§ 115-8
Section 8
§ 115-9
Section 9
§ 115-10
Section 10
§ 115-11
Section 11
§ 115-12
Section 12
Amended 12-26-1961; at time of adoption of Code
§ 115-13
Section 13
§ 115-14
Section 14
§ 115-15
Section 15
Amended at time of adoption of Code
§ 115-16
Section 16
Section 17*
Section 18*
Ch. 119, Vehicles and Traffic
Traffic Ordinance
At time of adoption of Code
Articles I through VI
§§ 119-1 through 119-41
Ch. 128, Zoning
Ordinance
10-28-1944; readopted as amended to date at time of adoption of Code
Article I
Article I
§ 128-1
Nos. 1 through 36
Article II
Article II
§ 128-2
Unnumbered
Article III
Article III
§ 128-3
Unnumbered
Article IV
Article IV
§ 128-4
Unnumbered
Article V
Article IV-A
§ 128-5
Unnumbered
§ 128-6
Unnumbered
§ 128-7
Unnumbered
§ 128-8
Unnumbered
Article VI
Article V
§ 128-9
Unnumbered
§ 128-10
Residence AAA
§ 128-11
Residence AA
§ 128-12
Residence A
§ 128-13
Residence AB
§ 128-14
Residence B
§ 128-15
Residence AR
§ 128-16
CCC Commercial Services District
§ 128-17
CC Retail Commercial District
§ 128-18
C General Commercial District
§ 128-19
Industrial Districts
§ 128-20
Light Industrial District
§ 128-21
Heavy Industrial District
§ 128-22
Off-Street parking Rural District
§ 128-23
Not Zoned
§ 128-24
Special Permit Uses
Article VII
Article V-A
§ 128-25
1, 2
Article VIII
Article V-B
§ 128-26
Sec. 1
§ 128-27
Sec. 2
§ 128-28
Sec. 3
§ 128-29
Sec. 4
§ 128-30
Sec. 5
§ 128-31
Sec. 6
§ 128-32
Sec. 7
§ 128-33
Sec. 8
Article IX
Article VI
§ 128-34
1
§ 128-35
2
§ 128-36
3
§ 128-37
4
Article X
Article VI-A
§ 128-38
1
§ 128-39
2
§ 128-40
3
§ 128-41
4
§ 128-42
5
§ 128-43
6
Article XI
Article VII
§ 128-44
1, 2, 3, 4
§ 128-45
5
§ 128-46
6
§ 128-47
7
§ 128-48
Unnumbered
Article XII
Article VIII
§ 128-49
1
§ 128-50
2
§ 128-51
3
§ 128-52
4
§ 128-53
5
§ 128-54
6
§ 128-55
7
§ 128-55.1
8
§ 128-56
Unnumbered
Article XIII
Article VIII-A
§ 128-57
AAA or AA District
§ 128-58
A District
§ 128-59
B District
Article XIV
Article IX
§ 128-60
1 through 8
§ 128-61
9
§ 128-62
Unnumbered
Article XV
Article X
§ 128-63
1, 2
§ 128-64
3
§ 128-65
Unnumbered
Article XVI
Article XI
§ 128-66
1
§ 128-67
2
§ 128-68
3
§ 128-69
4
§ 128-70
5
§ 128-71
6
§ 128-72
Unnumbered
Article XVII
Article XII
§ 128-73
1 through 7
§ 128-74
8
§ 128-75
9
§ 128-76
10
§ 128-77
11
§ 128-77.1
12
§ 128-78
Unnumbered
Article XVIII
Article XIII
§ 128-79
1, 2, 3
§ 128-80
4
§ 128-81
5
§ 128-82
6
§ 128-83
7
§ 128-84
8
§ 128-84.1
9
§ 128-85
Unnumbered
Article XIX
Article XIV
§ 128-86
A, B
Article XX
Article XV
§ 128-87
Unnumbered
§ 128-88
Unnumbered
§ 128-89
Unnumbered
§ 128-90
Unnumbered
§ 128-91
Unnumbered
Article XXI
Article XVI
§ 128-92
Unnumbered
§ 128-93
Unnumbered
Article XXII
Article XVII
§ 128-94
Unnumbered
§ 128-95
Unnumbered
§ 128-96
Unnumbered
Article XXIII
Article XVIII
§ 128-97
Organization
§ 128-98
Records
§ 128-99
Appeal
Jurisdiction
Hearing and Determination
Article XXIV
Article XIX
Unnumbered
Article XXV
Article XX
§ 128-103
Unnumbered
Article XXVI
Article XXI
§ 128-104
Unnumbered
Article XXII*
Article XXIII*
A. 
The local laws and ordinances of a general and permanent nature enacted or adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Bethlehem and not included in the Code of the Town of Bethlehem and in force on the date of the adoption of this local law are hereby repealed as of the effective date of this local law, except as hereinafter provided.
B. 
By way of clarification in a specific instance and not by way of enumeration, Local Law No. 1-1978, enacted May 24, 1978, to establish a Department of Public Safety, is hereby specifically repealed.
The repeal of local laws and ordinances provided for in § 1-3 of this local law shall not affect the following classes of local laws, ordinances, resolutions, rights and obligations, which are hereby expressly saved from repeal.
A. 
Any right or liability established, accrued or incurred under any legislative provision of the Town of Bethlehem prior to the effective date of this local law, or any action or proceeding brought for the enforcement of such right or liability.
B. 
Any offense or act committed or done before the effective date of this local law in violation of any legislative provision of the Town of Bethlehem, or any penalty, punishment or forfeiture which may result therefrom.
C. 
Any prosecution, indictment, action, suit or other proceeding pending or any judgment rendered prior to the effective date of this local law and brought pursuant to any legislative provision of the Town of Bethlehem.
D. 
Any franchise, license, right, easement or privilege heretofore granted or conferred by the Town of Bethlehem.
E. 
Any local law, ordinance or resolution of the Town of Bethlehem providing for the laying out, opening, altering, widening, relocating, straightening, establishing of grade, changing of name, improvement, acceptance or vacation of any right-of-way, easement, street, road, highway, park or other public place within the Town of Bethlehem or any portion thereof.
F. 
Any ordinance or resolution of the Town of Bethlehem appropriating money or transferring funds, promising or guaranteeing the payment of money or authorizing the issuance and delivery of any bond of the Town of Bethlehem or other instruments or evidence of the Town's indebtedness.
G. 
Local laws, ordinances or resolutions authorizing the purchase, sale, lease or transfer of property or any lawful contract or obligation.
H. 
The levy or imposition of special assessments or charges.
I. 
The dedication of property.
J. 
Any local laws, ordinances or resolutions relating to salaries.
K. 
Any currently effective ordinance or local law regulating water use or pertaining to water rates in the Town of Bethlehem.
L. 
Any local laws or ordinances adopted subsequent to April 8, 1987.
In compiling and preparing the local laws, ordinances and resolutions of the Town for publication as the Code of the Town of Bethlehem, as distributed and designated in the table in § 1-2 hereof, no changes in the meaning or intent of such local laws, ordinances and resolutions have been made.
A copy of the Code of the Town of Bethlehem, in loose-leaf form, has been filed in the office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Bethlehem and shall remain there for use and examination by the public until final action is taken on this local law; and if this local law shall be adopted, such copy shall be certified by the Town Clerk by impressing thereon the Seal of the Town of Bethlehem, and such certified copy shall remain on file in the office of said Town Clerk to be made available to persons desiring to examine the same during all times while said Code is in effect.
A. 
In compiling and preparing the local laws, ordinances and resolutions for adoption and revision as part of the Code pursuant to the Municipal Home Rule Law § 20, Subdivision 3, certain grammatical changes and other minor changes were made in one or more of the local laws, ordinances or resolutions. It is the intention of the Town Board that all such changes be adopted as part of the Code as if the provisions so changed had been previously formally amended to read as such.
B. 
In addition, certain changes, amendments and additions are enacted herewith, to become effective upon the effective date of this local law (chapter and section number references are to these materials as they are numbered and appear in the Code):[1]
(1) 
The sections listed below are amended herewith to provide, in substance, that an offense against the provisions of the chapter or article involved shall constitute a violation punishable, upon conviction, by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, with the continuation of an offense to constitute a separate and distinct offense for each day of continuation:
§ 37-5A
(original Section 5, first paragraph)
§ 41-14
(original 14)
§ 66-4
(original Section 4)
§ 76-5
(original Section 5)
§ 86-11
(original Section 11)
§ 94-8
(original Section 8)
§ 97-5
(original Section 5 of Art. I)
§ 106-15
(original Section 15)
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Editor's Note: Pursuant to § 1-7B, the following sections and chapters were added, amended or revised: §§ 5-2C, 16-2, 26-10B, 37-2A, 41-10, 46-5, 53-1, 53-2, 53-5, 53-16B, 56-4, 86-6, 97-12, 97-13, 106-7, 106-14, 111-2A, C and D, 115-6D, 115-12B(3) and 115-15 and Chs. 119 and 128. A complete description of these changes is on file in the office of the Town Clerk.
Any and all additions, deletions, amendments or supplements to any of the local laws, ordinances and resolutions known collectively as the "Code of the Town of Bethlehem," or any new local laws, ordinances or resolutions, when enacted or adopted in such form as to indicate the intention of the Town Board to be a part thereof, shall be deemed to be incorporated into such Code so that reference to the Code of the Town of Bethlehem shall be understood and intended to include such additions, deletions, amendments or supplements. Whenever such additions, deletions, amendments or supplements to the Code of the Town of Bethlehem shall be enacted or adopted, they shall thereafter be printed and, as provided hereunder, inserted in the loose-leaf book containing said Code, as amendments and supplements thereto.
It shall be the duty of the Town Clerk to keep up-to-date the certified copy of the book containing the Code of the Town of Bethlehem required to be filed in the office of the Town Clerk for use by the public. All changes in said Code and all local laws, ordinances and resolutions adopted by the Town Board subsequent to the enactment of this local law in such form as to indicate the intention of said Board to be a part of said Code shall, when finally enacted or adopted, be included therein by temporary attachment of copies of such changes or local laws, ordinances or resolutions until such changes or local laws, ordinances or resolutions are printed as supplements to said Code book, at which time such supplements shall be inserted therein.
Copies of the Code book containing the Code of the Town of Bethlehem may be purchased from the Town Clerk upon the payment of a fee to be set by resolution of the Town Board, which may also arrange by resolution for procedures for the periodic supplementation thereof.
Any person who, without authorization from the Town Clerk, changes or amends, by additions or deletions, any part or portion of the Code of the Town of Bethlehem, or who alters or tampers with such Code in any manner whatsoever which will cause the legislation of the Town of Bethlehem to be misrepresented thereby, or who violates any other provision of this local law, shall be guilty of an offense and shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment for a term of not more than 15 days, or both.
Any person committing an offense against any chapter or article of this Code for which a different penalty is not specifically provided shall be guilty of a violation under the Penal Law and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable for each offense by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that an offense continues shall constitute a separate violation.
If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section, article or part of this local law or of any local law or ordinance cited in the table in § 1-2 hereof, shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder thereof but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, section, article or part thereof directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered.
The provisions of this local law are hereby made Chapter 1 of the Code of the Town of Bethlehem, to be entitled "General Provisions, Article I, Adoption of Code," and the sections of this local law shall be numbered §§ 1-1 to 1-15, inclusive.
This local law and the Code of the Town of Bethlehem adopted hereby shall take effect immediately upon the filing with the Secretary of State of the State of New York of a copy of this local law.