Town of Boston, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Boston: Art. I, 10-5-88 by L.L. No. 3-1988. Amendments noted where applicable.]

ARTICLE I
Adoption of Code (§ 1-1 — § 1-15) 

[Adopted 10-5-88 by L.L. No. 3-1988]

§ 1-1
Legislative intent. 

§ 1-2
Distribution of local laws, ordinances and resolutions. Derivation Table 

§ 1-3
Repeal of local laws and ordinances. 

§ 1-4
Local laws and ordinances saved from repeal; matters not affected by repeal. 

§ 1-5
Meaning and intent of previously adopted legislation unchanged. 

§ 1-6
Copy of Code on file. 

§ 1-7
Changes or additions. 

§ 1-8
Amendments to Code. 

§ 1-9
Code book to be kept up-to-date. 

§ 1-10
Sale of Code book; supplementation. 

§ 1-11
Tampering with Code. 

§ 1-12
Penalties for offenses. 

§ 1-13
Severability. 

§ 1-14
Incorporation of provisions into Code. 

§ 1-15
When effective. 

It is the intent of this local law to establish a codification of local laws, ordinances and certain resolutions of the Town of Boston 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 Boston referred to in § 1-2 of this local law shall be known collectively as the "Code of the Town of Boston," 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.

(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, Assessor L.L. No. 1-1978 8-2-78
§ 5-1 Section 1
§ 5-2 Section 2
Section 3*
Ch. 11, Conservation Advisory Council Resolution 8-4-71
§ 11-1 Section 1
§ 11-2 Section 2
§ 11-3 Section 3 Amended 10-18-72 by resolution
§ 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 Resolution 12-2-70
§ 16-1 Section 1
§ 16-2 Section 2
§ 16-3 Section 3
§ 16-4 Section 4
§ 16-5 Section 5
§ 16-6 Section 6
Section 7*
Ch. 26, Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Resolution 2-2-72
§ 26-1 Unnumbered Amended 3-1-72 by resolution
Schedule A Schedule A
Ch. 30, Planning Board Resolution 5-7-58
§ 30-1 Unnumbered
§ 30-2 Unnumbered
§ 30-3 Unnumbered
§ 30-4 Unnumbered
Ch. 44, Bingo and Games of Chance
Article I Ordinance 3-21-58
§ 44-1 Section 1 Amended 5-1-63
§ 44-2 Section 2 Amended 5-16-63
§ 44-3 Section 3
§ 44-4 Section 4 Amended at time of adoption of Code
§ 44-5 Section 5
Article II L.L. No. 3-1981 5-6-81
§ 44-6 Section 1
§ 44-7 Section 2
§ 44-3 Section 3
§ 44-9 Section 4
§ 44-10 Section 5
Section 6*
Section 7*
Ch. 49, Dogs L.L. No. 2-1981 5-6-81
§ 49-1 Section 1
§ 49-2 Section 2
§ 49-3 Section 3
§ 49-4 Section 4
§ 49-5 Section 5
§ 49-6 Section 6
§ 49-7 Section 7
§ 49-8 Section 8
§ 49-9 Section 9
§ 49-10 Section 10
§ 49-11 Section 11
§ 49-12 Section 12 Amended 8-7-85 by L.L. No. 1-1985
§ 49-13 Section 13
§ 49-14 Section 14
§ 49-15 Section 15
§ 49-16 Section 16
§ 49-17 Section 17
§ 49-18 Section 18
§ 49-19 Section 19
Section 20*
Section 21*
Section 22*
Ch. 53, Excavations on Town Property L.L. No. 1-1983 4-6-83
§ 53-1 Section A
§ 53-2 Section B
§ 53-3 Section C
§ 53-4 Section D
§ 53-5 Section E
§ 53-6 Section F
§ 53-7 Section G
§ 53-8 Section H
§ 53-9 Section I
§ 53-10 Section J Amended at time of adoption of Code
Ch. 57, Fire Prevention and Building Code Administration L.L. No. 3-1987 9-2-87
§ 57-1 Section 1
§ 57-2 Section 2
§ 57-3 Section 3
§ 57-4 Section 4
§ 57-5 Section 5
§ 57-6 Section 6
Section 7*
Section 8*
Schedule A Schedule A
Ch. 60, Flood Damage Prevention L.L. No. 1-1987 3-18-87
Article I Section 1.0
§ 60-1 1.1
§ 60-2 1.2
§ 60-3 1.3
§ 60-4 Section 2.0
Article II Section 3.0
§ 60-5 3.1
§ 60-6 3.2
§ 60-7 3.3
3.4*
§ 60-8 3.5
§ 60-9 3.6
Article III Section 4.0
§ 60-10 4.1 Amended at time of adoption of Code
§ 60-11 4.2
§ 60-12 4.3 Amended at time of adoption of Code
Article IV Section 5.0
§ 60-13 5.1
§ 60-14 5.2
§ 60-15 5.3
Article V Section 6.0
§ 60-16 6.1
§ 60-17 6.2
6.3*
Ch. 63, Garbage, Rubbish and Refuse L.L. No. 1-1984 6-20-84
§ 63-1 Section 1
§ 63-2 Section 2
§ 63-3 Section 3
§ 63-4 Section 4
§ 63-5 Section 5
§ 63-6 Section 6
§ 63-7 Section 7
§ 63-8 Section 8 Amended at time of adoption of Code
Section 9*
Ch. 67, Junkyards and Automobile Graveyards Ordinance 8-4-65
§ 67-1 Section 1
§ 67-2 Section 2
§ 67-3 Section 3
§ 67-4 Section 4
§ 67-5 Section 5
§ 67-6 Section 6 Amended at time of adoption of Code
§ 67-7 Section 7
Section 8*
Section 9*
Section 10*
Ch. 70, Mobile Home Courts L.L. No. 2-1987 8-12-87
§ 70-1 § 1
§ 70-2 § 2
§ 70-3 § 3
§ 70-4 § 4
§ 70-5 § 5
§ 70-6 § 6
§ 70-7 § 7
§ 70-8 § 8
§ 70-9 § 9
§ 70-10 § 10
§ 70-11 § 11
§ 70-12 § 12
§ 70-13 § 13
§ 70-14 § 14
§ 70-15 § 15
§ 70-16 § 15
§ 17*
§ 70-17 § 18
§ 19*
Ch. 73, Noise L.L. No. 2-1980 12-17-80
§ 73-1 Section 1
§ 73-2 Section 2
§ 73-3 Section 3(a)
§ 73-4 Section 3(b) Amended at time of adoption of Code
§ 73-5 Section 4
§ 73-6 Section 5
§ 73-7 Section 6
Section 7*
Ch. 76, Notice of Defects L.L. No. 2-1985 10-16-85
§ 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
Ch. 81, Parking on Public Property L.L. No. 2-1976 6-2-76
§ 81-1 Section A
§ 81-2 Section B
§ 81-3 Section C
§ 81-4 Section D
§ 81-5 Section E
§ 81-6 Section F
§ 81-7 Section G
§ 81-8 Section H Amended at time of adoption of Code
Section I*
Ch. 84, Peddling and Soliciting Ordinance 5-4-60
§ 84-1 Section 1
§ 84-2 Section 2
§ 84-3 Section 3
§ 84-4 Section 4
§ 84-5 Section 5
§ 84-6 Section 6
§ 84-7 Section 7
§ 84-8 Section 8
§ 84-9 Section 9
§ 84-10 Section 10
§ 84-11 Section 11
§ 84-12 Section 12
§ 84-13 Section 13
§ 84-14 Section 14
§ 84-15 Section 15 Amended at time of adoption of Code
Section 16*
Section 17*
Section 18*
Section 19*
Ch. 87, Public Access to Records Resolution 8-6-75
§ 87-1 I
§ 87-2 II
§ 87-3 III
§ 87-4 IV
§ 87-5 V
§ 87-6 VI
§ 87-7 VII Amended at time of adoption of Code
§ 87-8 VIII
§ 87-9 IX
X*
Ch. 92, Sewers
Part 1 L.L. No. 1-1967 5-3-67
Article I Article I
§ 92-1 Section 1
Article II Article II
§ 92-2 Section 1
§ 92-3 Section 2
§ 92-4 Section 3
§ 92-5 Section 4
§ 92-6 Section 5
Article III Article III
§ 92-7 Section 1
§ 92-8 Section 2
§ 92-9 Section 3
§ 92-10 Section 4
Article IV Article IV
§ 92-11 Section 1
§ 92-12 Section 2
§ 92-13 Section 3
§ 92-14 Section 4
§ 92-15 Section 5
§ 92-16 Section 6
§ 92-17 Section 7
§ 92-18 Section 8
§ 92-19 Section 9
§ 92-20 Section 10
§ 92-21 Section 11
§ 92-22 Section 12
§ 92-23 Section 13
§ 92-24 Section 14
Article V Article V
§ 92-25 Section 1
§ 92-26 Section 2
§ 92-27 Section 3
§ 92-28 Section 4
§ 92-29 Section 5
§ 92-30 Section 6
§ 92-31 Section 7
§ 92-32 Section 8
§ 92-33 Section 9
Article VI Article VI
§ 92-34 Section 1
§ 92-35 Section 2
Article VII Article VII
§ 92-36 Section 1
Article VIII Article VIII
§ 92-37 Section 1
§ 92-38 Section 2 Amended at time of adoption of Code
§ 92-39 Section 3
Article IX
Section 1*
Article X
Section 1*
Part 2 L.L. No. 2-1977 10-5-77
Article IX
§ 92-40 Section 1
§ 92-41 Section 2
Section 3*
Schedule A Schedule A
Ch. 95, Signs L.L. No. 1-1974 3-6-74
§ 95-1 Section 1
§ 95-2 Section 2
§ 95-3 Section 3
§ 95-4 Section 4
§ 95-5 Section 5 Amended at time of adoption of Code
§ 95-6 Section 6
§ 95-7 Section 7
§ 95-8 Section 8
§ 95-9 Section 9
§ 95-10 Section 10
§ 95-11 Section 11
§ 95-12 Section 12
§ 95-13 Section 13
§ 95-14 Section 14
§ 95-15 Section 15
§ 95-16 Section 16
§ 95-17 Section 17
§ 95-18 Section 18 Amended at time of adoption of Code
Section 19*
§ 95-19 Section 20
Section 21*
Ch. 101, Soil Removal L.L. No. 1-1976 3-3-76
§ 101-1 Section A
§ 101-2 Section B
§ 101-3 Section C
§ 101-4 Section D
§ 101-5 Section E
§ 101-6 Section F
§ 101-7 Section G
§ 101-8 Section H
§ 101-9 Section I
§ 101-10 Section J Amended at time of adoption of Code
§ 101-11 Section K
Section M*
Section N*
Ch. 104, Subdivision of Land Ordinance 6-7-72
Article I
§ 104-1 Article I
Article II
§ 104-2 Article II
Article III Article III
§ 104-3 Section 1 Amended at time of adoption of Code
§ 104-4 Section 2
§ 104-5 Section 3
§ 104-6 Section 4
§ 104-7 Section 5
§ 104-8 Section 6
Article IV Article IV
§ 104-9 Section 1
§ 104-10 Section 2
Article V Article V
§ 104-11 Section 1
Article VI Article VI
§ 104-12 Section 1
Article VII Article VII
§ 104-13 Section 1
§ 104-14 Section 2
Article VIII Article VIII
§ 104-15 Section 1 Amended 10-6-76
Article IX Ordinance Added 10-6-76
§ 104-16 Section I
§ 104-17 Section II
Article X Article IX
§ 104-18 Section 1 Amended at time of adoption of Code
Article XI Article X
§ 104-19 Section 1
Ch. 107, Swimming Pools L.L. No. 1-1986 5-21-86
Article I Article I
§ 107-1 Section 1
§ 107-2 Section 2
§ 107-3 Section 3
§ 107-4 Section 4
§ 107-5 Section 5
Article II Article II
§ 107-6 Section 1
§ 107-7 Section 2
§ 107-8 Section 3
§ 107-9 Section 4
Article III Article III
§ 107-10 Section 1
Article IV Article IV
§ 107-11 Section 1
Article V Article V
§ 107-12 Section 1
Article VI Article VI
§ 107-13 Section 1
§ 107-14 Section 2
Article VII Article VII
§ 107-15 Section 1
Section 2*
Section 3*
Ch. 111, Taxation
Article I Resolution 9-15-82
§ 111-1 Unnumbered
Article II L.L. No. 3-1985 10-28-85
§ 111-2 Section 1
Section 2*
Ch. 118, Vehicles and Traffic
Article I Ordinance 2-1-67
§ 118-1 Section 1
§ 118-2 Section 2 Amended 6-5-85
§ 118-3 Section 3
§ 118-4 Section 4 Amended 6-5-85; at time of adoption of Code
Section 5*
Article II L.L. No. 1-1980 11-5-80
§ 118-5 Section 1
§ 118-6 Section 2
§ 118-7 Section 3
§ 118-8 Section 4
§ 118-9 Section 5
Section 6*
Schedule A Schedule A
Ch. 123, Zoning
Ch. A126, Rules of Order and Agenda Resolution 5-6-64
Article I
§ A126-1 Rule number one
§ A126-2 Rule number two
§ A126-3 Rule number three
§ A126-4 Rule number four Amended 4-7-71 by resolution
§ A126-5 Rule number five
Article II
§ A126-6 Item number one
§ A126-7 Item number two
§ A126-8 Item number three
§ A126-9 Item number four
§ A126-10 Item number five
§ A126-11 Item number six
§ A126-12 Item number seven
§ A126-13 Item number eight
Ch, A127, Street and Highway Specifications Resolution 5-1-74
§ A127-1 1
§ A127-2 2
§ A127-3 3
§ A127-4 4
Table No. 1 Table No. 1
Ch. A128, Water Rules Resolution 4-5-67
§ A128-1 1
§ A128-2 2 Amended 2-17-75; at time of adoption of Code
§ A128-3 3
§ A128-4 4
§ A128-5 5
§ A128-6 6

The local laws and ordinances of a general and permanent nature enacted or adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Boston and not included in the Code of the Town of Boston 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.

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 Boston 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 Boston, 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 Boston.

D. 

Any franchise, license, right, easement or privilege heretofore granted or conferred by the Town of Boston.

E. 

Any local law, ordinance or resolution of the Town of Boston 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 Boston or any portion thereof.

F. 

Any ordinance or resolution of the Town of Boston 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 Boston 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. 

The Zoning Ordinance of the Town of Boston as adopted on March 21, 1988, and all amendments thereto.

L. 

Any local laws or ordinances adopted subsequent to September 2, 1987.

In compiling and preparing the local laws, ordinances and resolutions of the Town for publication as the Code of the Town of Boston, 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 Boston, in loose-leaf form, has been filed in the office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Boston 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 Boston, 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).

Editor's Note: In accordance with the provisions of § 1-7B, the following sections have been added or amended: §§ 44-4, 53-10, 60-10, 60-12A(4), 63-8, 67-6C, 73-4C, 76-5, 81-8, 84-15, 87-7, 92-38, 95-5A(3), 95-18, 101-10A, 104-3B, 104-18, 118-4 and A128-2. A complete description of these changes is included in L.L. No. 3-1988, 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 Boston," 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 Boston 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 Boston 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 Boston 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 Boston 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 Boston, or who alters or tampers with such Code in any manner whatsoever which will cause the legislation of the Town of Boston 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 Boston, 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 Boston 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.