Village of Brockport, NY
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Brockport as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Animals — See Ch. 5.
Moving of buildings — See Ch. 15.
Garbage, refuse and open burning — See Ch. 21.
Land subdivision regulations — See Ch. 26.
Parking — See Ch. 34.
Trees and vegetation — See Ch. 46.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 54.
Code enforcement — See Ch. 59.
[Adopted 5-4-1908]

§ 45-1 Animals and vehicles on sidewalks.

No person shall ride, drive or lead any horse, team or cow upon any sidewalk, except that sidewalks may be cleaned by a snowplow drawn by a horse and, with the permission of the owner, teams may drive upon the stone and cement sidewalks for the purpose of unloading; no person shall draw or push anything containing swill, rubbish, offal or other foul matter upon any sidewalk; no person shall ride any bicycle, motorcycle or other similar vehicle upon any sidewalk in said Village.

§ 45-2 Sliding on sidewalks.

No person shall slide upon any sidewalk on any sleigh, sled, board or other contrivance.

§ 45-3 Carts, wheelbarrows, wagons on sidewalks; exceptions.

No person shall push, draw or ride any cart, wheelbarrow or wagon upon any sidewalk within the limits of this municipality, except that a baby carriage and other chair carts, or other carts or vehicles for sick or crippled persons, will be permitted upon such walks.

§ 45-4 Removal of snow and ice, etc.

No owner, occupant, tenant or any person having the charge or control of any premises, lot, tenement or manufacturing establishment situate within the Village of Brockport shall suffer or permit any snow, ice or other substance, encumbrance or obstruction to collect and remain on any sidewalk fronting on or belonging to said premises so as to impede, obstruct or render dangerous public travel upon such walks later than 10:00 a.m. of any day after the same shall have fallen, accumulated or collected thereon, or for more than two hours after being notified by the President[1] or any of the trustees or the Street Commissioner or his assistant to remove the same.
[1]
Editor's Note: Now termed "Mayor."

§ 45-5 Attracting crowds by selling or advertising.

No person shall, by selling or advertising goods upon the street, attract a crowd and obstruct a sidewalk.

§ 45-6 Awnings over sidewalks.

[Amended 4-6-1987 by L.L. No. 3-1987]
No person shall erect or construct an awning which shall not be at all times, at its lowest point, at least eight feet above the sidewalk.

§ 45-7 Sidewalk construction materials.

All sidewalks hereafter constructed upon any street within the limits of this municipality shall be constructed either of cement or flagstone, with the following exceptions: A plank or wooden walk may be constructed as provided by § 45-9 of this article, and a cinder or gravel walk may be constructed upon the following streets: Washington Street; West Avenue, west of the west line of lands of George Dean; East Avenue, east of the west line of lands of Christina Webb; State Street, east of the west line of lands of the Monroe Agricultural Society.

§ 45-8 Flagstone walks; specifications.

No person shall lay any flagstone walk upon any street within the limits of this municipality with stones which shall be less than four feet in width and two feet in length, or less in width than the width of the adjacent walks.

§ 45-9 Plank and wooden sidewalks.

No person shall construct or cause to be constructed any plank or wooden sidewalk of any kind upon any street within the limits of this municipality, except that the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company may be permitted to construct a plank walk between the rails of its tracks on the Park Avenue and Kenyon Street crossings and between the rails of the tracks crossing Spring, State and Market Streets and Park Avenue, and the end of the ties on either side not exceeding two feet.

§ 45-10 Supervision of sidewalk construction.

No person shall construct or cause to be constructed any sidewalk, except under the supervision of and in accordance with the directions of the Street Commissioner and the several ordinances relating thereto.

§ 45-11 Grades of walks.

All grades of walks shall be fixed by the Board of Trustees, and a verbal or written notice by the Street Commissioner shall be sufficient notice of the grade upon which any walk may be constructed.

§ 45-12 Width of sidewalks.

All sidewalks shall be not less than four feet in width and shall not be less in width than that of the adjoining walk on the street.

§ 45-13 Construction specifications.

All cement and flagstone walks shall be constructed substantially in accordance with the following specifications:
A. 
Each cement flagstone shall be at least four feet in width and not less in width than the adjoining walk, and generally four feet in length, measured in the line of the walk, and four inches in thickness throughout. Each stone shall be separate from the next one and the joints made with tar paper or sand.
B. 
For the construction of the three lower inches of the cement flagstones, concrete shall be made in the following proportions in units of volume of the component parts: one part of portland cement, two parts of sand, four parts of broken stone or screened gravel. The sand and cement shall be thoroughly mixed together dry, in a mortar box or platform, then mixed with water until there is a good mortar; level off the mortar and spread over it the required amount of stone or gravel, which shall be wet. The whole shall be thoroughly mixed by turning and re-turning with shovels. If broken stone is not used, the mixture may be made with one part of cement and six parts of good gravel, mixed together dry and then mixed with water.
C. 
Wooden frames shall be placed to outline the external edges of the walk accurately, in height the same as the thickness of the walk and set to coincide with the established grade of the walk. Said frames shall be kept in a straight line by a sufficient number of stakes to prevent bulging when the concrete is rammed in place. The concrete shall be thoroughly rammed until moisture flushes to the surface, and the top course immediately put on so as to secure a thorough binding of the two courses.
D. 
For the construction of the upper one inch in thickness of said flagstones, the mixture shall be: one part portland cement, two parts of clean, sharp sand, granite or quartz screenings that will pass a sieve having one-fourth-inch meshes, thoroughly mixed with each other, using water sufficient to make the mass pliable. This course shall be floated and rubbed smooth and hard, using a float or straightedge, making the top even with the top of the wooden frames. In floating and troweling the surface, if the mortar has been made too wet and water appears, this excess may be absorbed by a mixture of cement and sand of the proportions used for the topcoat, and not by using clear cement.
E. 
The wooden frames shall not be considered as a part of the finished walk and shall be removed, except that they may be left at driveways.

§ 45-14 Trapdoors and grates.

No person shall leave a trapdoor or grate open in any sidewalk at any time except when receiving or delivering goods, and during such time, said door or grate shall be surrounded by barriers sufficient to secure public safety. All iron cellar doors, or covers of any kind over openings into areas or gratings, or glass skylights in sidewalks shall be kept covered with burlap or matting from November 15 to April 1 of each year.

§ 45-15 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 3-16-1998 by L.L. No. 3-1998]
Whoever shall violate any provision of this article shall, for each offense, forfeit and pay the sum of not less than $50 for the use of said Village.
[Adopted 5-4-1908]
[1]
Editor's Note: Section 9-15 of the original ordinance, concerning burning of rubbish and vehicle and traffic regulations, has been superseded by more recent legislation and removed from this article.

§ 45-16 Racing; playing ball; injuring shade trees or property.

No person shall race or run any horse or team or engage in fast driving or trial of speed in or upon any street, lane or alley in said Village; no person shall play ball or aid or assist in playing any game of ball in or upon any street, alley or public grounds or upon any sidewalk; no person shall hitch a horse to or cut, girdle or otherwise willfully injure any shade or ornamental tree in or upon any street or alley or public grounds, or willfully injure any bridge, sidewalk, post or railing upon or beside any street.

§ 45-17 Use of chains, clevises, ropes, etc., restricted.

No person shall use or cause to be used any chain, clevis, rope or other article or device, for the purpose of retarding the movement of any carriage, wagon, sleigh or other vehicle, that will in any way tear, gutter or injure the roadbed of any road or street within the limits of this Village.

§ 45-18 Occupying and obstructing streets.

No person shall in any way obstruct, encumber, occupy or consent to aid or abet the obstruction, encumbrance or occupation of any part of any street, lane, alley, sidewalk or public grounds, except so far as the same shall be necessary for the erection or repair of a building or the grading or improvement of a lot, and only so long as shall be necessary for the erection or repair of a building or the grading or improvement of a lot, and only so long as shall be necessary therefor for the loading and unloading of wagons and vehicles and the removal of their contents, provided also that a passageway shall, at all times, be kept clear for travelers and pedestrians, and provided also that all such obstructions shall be carefully and properly guarded and lighted at all times during the night; no person shall otherwise store or keep any property in any street at night.

§ 45-19 Digging and excavating: permission, adequate protection required.

No person or corporation shall dig or cause to be dug into, through or across any street, alley, sidewalk or public grounds, any trench, ditch or other opening for any purpose, without the consent of the Board of Trustees in writing and under the supervision of the Street Commissioner. All such ditches or trenches or other openings shall be wet down and puddled as required by this Board, and shall at all times be carefully and properly guarded and lighted at night.

§ 45-20 Posting handbills; cutting trees; erecting poles and wires. [1]

No person shall post or hand any handbill, notice or placard, except legal notices, upon any post, telegraph pole, tree, fence, bridge or other object in the streets, alleys or public grounds, except upon billboards authorized and located by the Board of Trustees; no person shall cut down any tree upon any street or public ground (unless such tree shall be dead) without first obtaining the consent of the Board of Trustees; no person or corporation shall erect or cause to be erected any telegraph, telephone or electric light pole in or upon any streets or public grounds, or string any wire in, over or upon the streets or public grounds or upon, over or in front of any building or buildings, without the consent of the Board of Trustees.
[1]
Editor's Note: On 8-17-1925, the Board of Trustees resolved that no telephone, telegraph or light company shall set any poles or trim any trees without the consent of the Street Committee and under the direction of the Street Commissioner.

§ 45-21 Street crossings; standing time limited.

No steam road cars, engines or trains shall stand upon any street crossing longer than five minutes at a time.

§ 45-22 Snow and ice encumbrances, steam, ash and rubbish; snowball throwing; coasting.

No person shall permit snow or ice to accumulate upon any building adjacent to any street or sidewalk, and no person shall permit snow, ice or water to fall from such building upon any street or sidewalk; no person shall cause the steam from any engine to be blown into, upon or over any street; no person shall place or deposit any ashes or rubbish in or upon any street, lane or alley or public grounds, except for the purpose of removal, and in that case the same must be removed before sunset of the same day; no person shall throw snowballs upon any street or alley or public grounds; no person shall engage in coasting or sliding upon any street, alley or public grounds without permission of, or under regulations adopted by, the Board of Trustees.

§ 45-23 Animals at large. [1]

No person shall cause, authorize or permit horses, cattle, sheep, swine, fowls or other animals to run at large upon the streets or alleys or public grounds to the injury and annoyance of the public, and in case any police officer of said Village shall find any such animal so running at large, the said police officer is hereby authorized to impound the said animal or animals, and sell the same at public auction to the highest bidder after reasonable public notice thereof, and out of the proceeds to pay the cost of keeping and sale and the penalty imposed by this article, the remainder, if any, to be returned to the owner of such animal.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 5, Animals, for regulations related to animals running at large.

§ 45-24 Unattended animals; stopping and standing of vehicles.

No person shall permit any horse or mule to stand in a public street unattended without being securely tethered or tied to a post, ring or secure weight or other secure fastening; or permit any animal or vehicle to stop or stand upon any crossing, sidewalk or any bridge, except in case of accident or other emergency; or, without authority, fasten any animal to a tree or public lamppost or feed any animal in a public street without permission of the owner or occupant of the adjoining premises; or place or permit any vehicle to remain crosswise of any street for a period longer than may be actually necessary for the purpose of loading or unloading; or permit any vehicle to stop or stand within the intersection of any street or within 10 feet of a street corner, except in case of accident or other emergency.

§ 45-25 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor's Note: Section 45-25, Speed of surface railroad cars; standing restrictions, was repealed 3-16-1998 by L.L. No. 4-1998.

§ 45-26 Curb to sidewalk walk.

[Added 6-16-1924]
No stepping-stone, block or cement or flagstone walk leading from any sidewalk to the curb shall be constructed so that the outer end or edge thereof shall extend to a point nearer than five inches of the outer edge of the curb, and any such stepping stone, block or cement or flagstone walk now existing of which the outer edge projects over any portion of the curb is hereby declared unlawful and shall be removed within 10 days.

§ 45-27 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 3-16-1998 by L.L. No. 3-1998]
Whoever shall violate any provision of this article shall, for each offense, forfeit and pay the sum of not less than $50 for the use of said Village.