Town of Niskayuna, NY
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Chapter 139. Property Maintenance

§ 139-7. Open areas, yards and parking spaces.

Surface and subsurface water (with the exception of regulated freshwater wetlands or other bodies of water protected by either local, state, or federal law) shall be appropriately managed to protect buildings and structures. Gutters, culverts, catch basins, drain inlets, stormwater sewers, or other appropriate drainage systems, shall be utilized where necessary. No roof, surface, or sanitary drainage feature shall create a structural, safety, or health hazard by reason of construction, maintenance, or manner of discharge.
Fences and other minor construction shall be maintained in a safe and usable manner.
Steps, walks, driveways, parking spaces, and similar paved areas shall be maintained so as to afford safe passage under all weather conditions. Any holes or other hazards that may exist shall be filled, and necessary repairs or replacements carried out.
Yards and vacant lots shall be kept clean and free of physical hazards, rodent harborage, and infestation. They shall be maintained in a manner which will prevent dust, sand, litter, and other objects which are a danger to public health or safety, from being blown about the neighborhood. Open wells, cesspools, and cisterns shall be securely closed or barricaded from access to the public.
Heavy undergrowth and accumulation of plant growth which is noxious or detrimental to health, shall be eliminated.
Yards and vacant lots shall be maintained free of accumulations of animal excrement which create a noxious impact on the premises or the neighborhood.