Town of Wappinger, NY
Dutchess County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Wappinger 7-17-1989 by L.L. No. 5-1989. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction and fire prevention — See Ch. 85.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 217.
Zoning — See Ch. 240.

§ 101-1 Legislative intent.

Whereas many of the multiple-family dwellings in the Town of Wappinger have been converted into condominium complexes, wherein each dwelling unit is individually owned by a separate owner, and whereas the common areas are managed by a Board of Managers who normally contract out with management agents to control and maintain the common areas, it has been determined by the Town Board that it has become increasingly difficult to obtain compliance with the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code in the common areas when violations occur, because of the problem of communicating with the appropriate parties responsible for the maintenance and repair of the common areas. With this concern in mind, the Town Board deems it to be necessary in the interests of the public health, welfare and safety of the residents of the Town of Wappinger that certain registration requirements be imposed upon the Board of Managers of all condominiums located in the Town of Wappinger.

§ 101-2 Registration required; renewal.

For any building or groups of buildings which are classified as "multiple dwellings," as described in the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, and where each individual dwelling unit is individually owned by a form of condominium ownership, the Board of Managers of the common area of said complexes shall be required to register in accordance with this chapter and to renew their registration on an annual basis.

§ 101-3 Requirements for registration.

The Board of Managers of all condominiums in the Town of Wappinger shall register with the Town of Wappinger Town Clerk and said registration shall contain the following information to be filed with the Town Clerk and the Town Building Inspector and Fire Inspector:
A. 
The name of the owners' association responsible for the repair and maintenance of common areas of buildings and grounds.
B. 
The name, address and telephone number of the chief officer and second member of the owners' association.
C. 
The name, address and telephone number of any party responsible for the maintenance or repair of said common areas for the name, address and telephone number of the person designated by the condominium association to be responsible for communication with said association. It shall be the obligation of all of the Board of Managers of all condominiums in the Town of Wappinger to file the above information with the Town Clerk, Town Building Inspector and Town Fire Inspector within 30 days of the effective date of this chapter, and within seven days of any change in said information, and annually in the month of March of every year following the effective date of this chapter.

§ 101-4 Safety violations.

In the event of any safety violations occurring within the condominium buildings or complex, the Town of Wappinger Code enforcement officials shall and may communicate and/or direct orders to remedy any violations existing to the person named on the registration form herein. Upon delivery of such notice to the above-mentioned persons, it shall be deemed that the condominium association has been formally served with the notice, and said notice shall be binding upon the condominium association.

§ 101-5 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 3-22-2004 by L.L. No. 5-2004]
Any condominium association which fails to register as required herein shall be guilty of a violation and may be fined a sum in the amount set forth in Chapter 122, Article V, § 122-20J of the Code per violation. Each week that the alleged failure to register shall be found to have occurred shall be deemed a separate and distinct offense.

§ 101-6 Enforcement.

[Added 8-18-2003 by L.L. No. 10-2003]
This chapter will be enforced by the Zoning Administrator, the Building Inspector, the Deputy Building Inspector, the Fire Inspector, the Deputy Fire Inspector and any police agency having jurisdiction within the Town of Wappinger.