City of Watervliet, NY
Albany County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Watervliet 4-20-1972 as § 14-2 of Ch. 14 of the Code of Ordinances of 1972. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Outdoor burning — See Ch. 135.

§ 123-1 Clearance of lots required.

A. 
Each owner or occupant of any parcel of land in the City which shall be located within 500 feet from any dwelling house or which shall abut on any public thoroughfare of the City shall cause to be cut and removed all rank growth of weeds, brushes, etc., except shade trees and cultivated shrubs and plants, at least three times each month during the spring, summer and autumn months.
[Amended 6-17-2004 by Ord. No. 1752]
B. 
Each owner or occupant of any premises in the City shall cut or cause to be cut all rank growths of grass, weeds and bushes, etc., except shade trees and cultivated shrubs and plants, which shall grow between the sidewalk and the curb line for a distance of six feet back from the sidewalk at least three times each month during the spring, summer and autumn months.
[Amended 6-17-2004 by Ord. No. 1752]
C. 
Each owner or occupant of any premises within the city shall drain any stagnant pools of water located on said premises and shall fill in any depressions in which water accumulates and which is not properly drained.

§ 123-2 Notification of violation; penalties for offenses.

[Amended 9-5-1996 by Ord. No. 1638; 10-2-2008 by Ord. No. 1834]
A. 
Whenever the enforcement officer finds that there has been a violation of this chapter or of any rule or regulation adopted pursuant thereto, he shall issue and serve upon the owner or occupant of any premises within the city or to any person(s) responsible, an appearance ticket as defined and authorized pursuant to Chapter 276 of the Code of the City of Watervliet.
B. 
Nothing contained herein shall prevent the enforcement officer from filing a summons, complaint or any other accusatory instrument in Watervliet City Court in lieu of the issuance and service of an appearance ticket for a violation of any provision of this chapter.
C. 
Any person violating any provisions of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a violation as defined by § 10, Subdivision 3, of the Penal Law of the State of New York, and upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to a penalty as set forth in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III, General Penalty.

§ 123-3 Costs to become lien.

[Amended 2-4-1993 by Ord. No. 1582]
If city employees and/or personnel are forced to take remedial action under this section because of the property owner's failure to do so, the cost incurred by the city thereby shall become a lien against the property and be added to and appear on the next city tax bill for said property.