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Town of New Canaan, CT
Fairfield County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of New Canaan 7-11-1957, effective 9-15-1957. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Every person who shall post or attach any bill or advertisement to any tree, fence, building or property of another without permission first obtained from the owner of such property shall be fined not more than $25 for every such violation.
[Amended 12-22-1965, effective 1-28-1966; 8-4-1970, effective 9-12-1970; 11-10-1976[1]]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, in person or by agent, employee or servant, to throw, deposit or place in or upon any public land, public way or public place or building in the town or in any public water drain, stormwater sewer or stormwater receiving basin within the jurisdiction of the town any garbage, refuse, waste material, paper or other solid substances whatsoever, including liquids which are not stormwater, or to place handbills, circulars, dodgers, pamphlets, cards, pictures or other advertising matter of any kind whatsoever in or upon any motor vehicle standing or parked in a public street or public place in the town or to place or attach the same to any receptacles used for the distribution of mail or newspapers, which receptacles are located within the lines of any public street or highway in the town. Any person, firm or corporation violating the provision of this section shall be fined not more than $10 for each offense.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided that it become effective eight days after publication unless notice of intent to petition for referendum should be filed under the Charter.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 39-3, Disturbing noise prohibited, was repealed 4-11-2006, effective 4-28-2006. See now Ch. 36A, Noise.
Every person who shall willfully injure or deface any public or private building, or remove, injure or destroy any fence, post, street lamp, tree, shrub or any fruit or produce growing in any garden within the town shall be fined not more than $50 for every such violation.
The owner of property within the town whereupon there is situated an abandoned well, cistern, cesspool, privy tank or other similar opening in the ground shall, within 30 days after notification by the Chief of Police, fill in such hole or cap the entrance thereto in such a manner as will prevent persons or animals from falling into such hole.
   In the event that any such property owner shall fail to comply with the provisions of such notice, the Director of Public Works may fill in such hole or cap the entrance thereto and the expense thereof shall be a debt due the town to be collected in the same manner as taxes. In addition to the remedy above described, every such property owner found guilty of violating the provisions of this section shall be punished as provided in this Code.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See § 4-8.
[Added 2-8-66, effective 3-11-66]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any minor to possess or drink any alcoholic beverages upon or within the premises of any public park, school or school grounds, parking lot, highway or any other property owned or leased by the Town of New Canaan, including any building or structure which may be located thereon.
[Amended 10-27-70, effective 12-5-70]
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to consume any alcoholic beverages upon or within the premises of any public park, school or school grounds, parking lot, highway, the Town Hall or the Highway Garage, except as provided in § 42-8A hereof, as amended.
[Amended 10-27-70, effective 12-5-70]
C. 
For the purpose of this section, "minor" shall mean any person under 21 years of age.
D. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $25 for each offense.
E. 
If any provision of this ordinance shall be held invalid or ineffective by any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this ordinance.
[Added 11-14-67, effective 12-16-67]
The following requirements shall apply to all objectionable equipment and portable structures stored or maintained in the town:
A. 
No objectionable equipment or portable structures shall be stored or maintained closer to the street line than the building setback line.
B. 
Where any such objectionable equipment or portable structures are stored or maintained, the same shall be screened by means of a fence, hedge, or otherwise, at the direction of the Board of Selectmen.
C. 
Any such fence, hedge or other screening shall not be less than the height of the objectionable equipment or portable structures so stored or maintained.
D. 
Before any such objectionable equipment or portable structures shall be stored or maintained in accordance with the requirements of Subsections A, B and C above, construction and location of the same, together with the fence, hedge or other screening provided for in Subsection B above, shall be approved in writing by the Board of Selectmen.
[Added 6-4-68, effective 7-6-68]
No person, firm or corporation shall operate or maintain in the Town of New Canaan, between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., any unattended place of business or office open to the general public for the purpose of selling goods or merchandise or for the furnishing of services.
[Added 6-1-71, effective 6-12-71]
Taking off or landing of airplanes, helicopters and any other kind of aircraft is prohibited, except in emergencies or except as follows:
A. 
By federal, state or local government officials or their authorized agents in the exercise of governmental responsibilities.
B. 
For other public purposes when authorized by a permit issued by the Chief of Police which shall be issued only in accordance with regulations adopted by the Police Commission and approved by the Board of Selectmen.
[Added 11-12-80, effective 1-1-81]
A. 
No person or corporation, except a public utility, engaged in the business of providing communications services and facilities shall use or operate, attempt to use or operate or cause to be used or operated or shall arrange, adjust, program or otherwise provide or install any device or combination of devices that will upon activation either mechanically, electronically or by other automatic means initiate an intrastate call and deliver a recorded message to any telephone number assigned to the New Canaan Police Department or New Canaan Fire Company No. 1.
B. 
Within 90 days after the effective date of this ordinance, all existing automatic dialing devices programmed to deliver a recorded message to any telephone number assigned to the New Canaan Police Department or New Canaan Fire Company No. 1 shall be reprogrammed or disconnected.
C. 
"Automatic dialing device" means a device which is interconnected to a telephone line and is programmed to select a predetermined telephone number and transmit, by voice message or code signal, an emergency message indicating a need for emergency response.
D. 
This ordinance shall take effect January 1, 1981.