[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Queensbury as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 6-17-1991 by L.L. No. 9-1991]
The Town Board of the Town of Queensbury finds that it is in the interest of the health, safety and general welfare of the Town to require that all housing complexes for the elderly or handicapped which contain 10 or more units above the first floor in any single building be equipped with suitable elevators to permit access to the upper floors of such housing projects.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- HOUSING COMPLEX FOR THE ELDERLY OR HANDICAPPED
- A housing complex built for the express purpose of providing housing for households where the tenant or cotenant is at least 62 years of age, disabled or handicapped.
All housing complexes for the elderly or handicapped which contain 10 or more units above the first floor in any single building and which are constructed within the Town of Queensbury, New York, after the date of adoption of this article shall have such buildings equipped with suitable elevators to permit access to the upper floors of such housing complexes. The standards of suitability of such elevators shall be in the discretion of the Code Enforcement Officer, but shall be installed and maintained in accordance with all applicable governmental laws, rules and regulations.
Should any section of this article be decided by the courts to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the Article as a whole or any part thereof other than the part so decided to be unconstitutional or invalid.