[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Milton 10-15-1986. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of the regulations in this chapter is to protect, preserve and promote the physical and mental health and social well-being of the people, to minimize the incidents of communicable diseases, to regulate privately and publicly owned dwellings for the purpose of maintaining adequate sanitation and public health, to promote the safety of the people and to promote the general welfare by regulations which shall be applicable to all dwellings now in existence or hereafter constructed.
No person shall undertake to construct any new building or structure in the Town of Milton without first meeting the requirements for a system or facilities for the separate disposal of waterborne sewage and domestic or trade wastes in accordance with applicable regulations of the Town of Milton and the New York State Department of Health.
No owner or other person shall occupy or let to another person any vacant dwelling or dwelling unit unless it and the premises are clean, sanitary and fit for human occupancy and comply with the requirements of this chapter and all applicable laws.
Every owner of a dwelling containing two or more dwelling units shall maintain in a clean and sanitary condition the shared or public areas of the dwelling and premises thereof.
Every occupant of a dwelling or dwelling unit shall maintain in a clean and sanitary condition that part or those parts of the dwelling, dwelling unit and premises thereof that he/she occupies and controls.
Every occupant of a dwelling or dwelling unit shall dispose of all his/her rubbish in a clean, sanitary and safe manner. The burning of rubbish is unlawful.
Every occupant of a dwelling or dwelling unit shall dispose of all his garbage or any other organic waste which might provide food for insects or rodents in a clean, sanitary and safe manner; and if a container is used for storage pending collection, it shall be rodentproof, insectproof and watertight.
Every owner of a dwelling containing three or more dwelling units shall supply facilities or containers for the sanitary and safe storage and/or disposal of rubbish and garbage. In a single- or two-family dwelling it shall be the responsibility of the occupant to furnish such facilities or containers.
The occupants of a single dwelling unit shall be responsible for the extermination of any insects, rodents or other pests therein or on the premises. Occupants of a building containing more than one dwelling unit shall be responsible for such extermination whenever their dwelling unit is the only one infested. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, whenever infestation is caused by failure of the owner to maintain a dwelling in a rodentproof or reasonably insectproof condition, extermination shall be the responsibility of the owner. Whenever infestation exists in two or more of the dwelling units of any dwelling or in the shared public part of any dwelling containing two or more dwelling units, extermination thereof shall be the responsibility of the owner.
Editor's Note: Original Section 14.1I, which immediately followed this section, regarding unfit dwellings, was deleted 3-19-1997 by L.L. No. 5-1997.
[Added 3-19-1997 by L.L. No. 5-1997]
Any person, firm or corporation who or which shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of an offense which shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or a term of imprisonment not exceeding 15 days, or both. Each day's continued violation shall constitute a separate offense.