Town of Rotterdam, NY
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Chapter 265. Property Maintenance

§ 265-6. Commercial/industrial buildings and property.

Commercial buildings and properties shall at all times be maintained in compliance with the provisions of this chapter regarding open spaces, buildings or structures and littering.
No outside storage or accumulation of garbage, crates, pallets, rubbish, refuse or debris shall be permitted at any time, and all such garbage, crates, pallets, rubbish, refuse or debris shall be kept inside the building or buildings on the premises, or in a screened enclosure, and shall be collected and removed from the premises on no less than a weekly basis unless prior approval is granted by the Planning Commission. All property owners have until June 1, 2002, to comply with this section and will be subject to site plan review. Fees for site plan review on existing business property will be waived until June 1, 2002, if the intention is to come into compliance with this section.
No shopping baskets, carts or wagons shall be left unattended or standing in open areas and shall be collected at the close of business each day by the occupant of such unit and removed to the interior of the building or buildings, or to a designated storage area which does not hinder pedestrian or vehicular movement. In regards to businesses which operate 24 hours per day, unattended shopping baskets, carts or wagons shall be collected, in the manner described above, a minimum of two times during each twenty-four-hour period.
The maintenance of all fences and planting areas installed on the premises shall be the responsibility of the owner of the property. Such maintenance shall include, but not be limited to, the removal and/or replacement of trees and shrubs which may die and/or otherwise be destroyed and the removal and/or replacement of fences which may fall into disrepair. Additionally, lawns and those grassy areas which are viewed by customers and passing motorists shall be maintained in a neat manner and cut at a height not to exceed four inches.
The active sale of any motor vehicle, unless specifically allowed by Town Zoning Ordinance,[1] is limited to two motor vehicles within a given calendar year.
Editor's Note: See Ch. 270, Zoning.
All signage and lighting systems shall be maintained in a completely operable, clean and safe condition.