Town of Mamaroneck, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Mamaroneck 3-20-1996 by L.L. No. 6-1996. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire limits — See Ch. 103.
Fire prevention and building construction — See Ch. 106.
Fire safety zones — See Ch. 108.
This chapter shall be known as "Fire Hydrant Accessibility."
The purpose of this chapter is to provide for accessibility to fire hydrants. The Town Board finds that the placing of obstructions adjacent to fire hydrants creates a danger to the public health, safety and welfare which needs to be remedied.
No shrubs, flowers, trees, mailboxes, decorative sculptures, fences or other permanent obstruction shall be placed in front of (on the street side) nor within five feet to the sides or rear of a fire hydrant. No other obstructions shall be placed so as to limit the visibility of any fire hydrant from the roadway nor to in any way obstruct or limit the accessibility to a fire hydrant for maintenance, testing, repair, operation and fire protection.
[Amended 10-16-2002 by L.L. No. 10-2002]
The Town Clerk or Director of Building Code Enforcement and Land Use Administration shall provide notice to a property owner of the existence of any planting, structure or other obstruction which violates the provisions of this chapter. Upon receipt of notice of such violation, a property owner shall, within 10 days of the date of such notice, remove the obstruction.
[Amended 10-16-2002 by L.L. No. 10-2002]
Failure to remove an obstruction within 10 days of the date of notice of such obstruction forwarded by the Town Clerk or Director of Building Code Enforcement and Land Use Administration shall be considered a violation punishable by a fine of up to $250. In addition to such other civil relief or criminal penalty as may be permitted by law, the Town many remove any obstruction after delivery of notice provided for in § 102-4 of this chapter and charge the cost of such removal to the property owner.