[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Queensbury 4-6-1998 by L.L. No. 2-1998. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Civil enforcement — See Ch. 7.
The purpose of this chapter is to provide an additional means of enforcement of the Town Code ("Code") by authorizing the appropriate enforcement official to commence a criminal action in the local criminal court by issuing an appearance ticket as defined, authorized and set forth in the New York Criminal Procedure Law. This chapter is intended to provide additional enforcement provisions to the existing Code enforcement provisions and does not replace or supersede existing Code enforcement provisions. This chapter is authorized by § 10, Subdivision 4(a), of the New York Municipal Home Rule Law and §§ 65, 135 and 268 of the New York Town Law.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
- The official or officials authorized by any provision of the Code to enforce the Code, including but not limited to the Zoning Administrator, Director of Building and Code Enforcement, Code Compliance Officer, Building Inspector, Animal Control Officer and Fire Marshal, and their designees.
In addition to any other enforcement provisions set forth in the Code, the Enforcement Officer is authorized to commence criminal proceedings in the local criminal court by issuing an appearance ticket as defined, authorized and set forth in the New York Criminal Procedure Law.