Town of Sweden, NY
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Sweden as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire lanes — See Ch. 102.
Littering — See Ch. 130.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 170.
Subdivision regulations — See Ch. A177.
[Adopted 6-10-2003 by L.L. No. 1-2003[1]]
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Editor's Note: This local law superseded former Ch. 159, Art. I, Notification of Defects, adopted 5-11-1977 by L.L. No. 1-1977.

§ 159-1 Written notice required prior to civil action.

A. 
No civil actions shall be maintained against the Town or Town Superintendent of Highways, nor other employees or offices thereof acting in such capacity, for damages or injuries to person or property sustained by reason of any highway, bridge, street, sidewalk, crosswalk, or culvert being defective, out of repair, unsafe, dangerous, or obstructed unless written notice of such defective, unsafe, dangerous, or obstructed condition of such highway, bridge, street, sidewalk, crosswalk, or culvert was actually given to the Town Clerk or Town Superintendent of Highways and there was a failure or neglect within a reasonable time after the giving of such notice to repair or remove the defect, danger, or obstruction complained of.
B. 
No such action shall be maintained for damages or injuries to person or property sustained solely in consequence of the existence of snow or ice upon any highway, bridge, street, sidewalk, crosswalk, or culvert unless written notice thereof, specifying the particular place, was actually give to the Town Clerk or Town Superintendent of Highways and there was failure or neglect to cause such snow or ice to be removed or to make the place otherwise reasonably safe within a reasonable time after the receipt of such notice.

§ 159-2 Contents of notice.

The written notice hereunder shall contain at least the following information:
A. 
A precise statement as to the nature and extent of any defective, unsafe, dangerous, or obstructed condition or the existence of snow or ice upon any highway, bridge, street, sidewalk, crosswalk, or culvert within the Town of Sweden.
B. 
The approximate date that such condition first became known to the person giving notice.
C. 
The exact location of such condition, giving wherever possible reference to a street address or addresses, utility pole numbers or such other geographic reference as will aid the Town in properly locating such condition.

§ 159-3 Transmittal of notice.

The Town Superintendent of Highways shall transmit in writing to the Town Clerk within five days after the receipt thereof all written notices received pursuant to this article and Subdivision 2 of § 65-a of the Town Law. The Town Clerk shall cause all written notices received pursuant to this article and Subdivision 2 of § 65-a of the Town Law to be presented to the Town Board within five days of the receipt thereof or at the next succeeding Town Board meeting, whichever shall be sooner.

§ 159-4 Record of notices.

The Town Clerk shall keep a separate indexed record of all notices received pursuant to Town Law § 65-a, Subdivision 4.

§ 159-5 Supersession of Town Law.

This article shall supersede in its application to the Town of Sweden Subdivisions 1 and 3 of § 65-a of the Town Law.