Village of North Collins, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of North Collins 7-5-1988 by L.L. No. 2-1988 as Ch. 41 of the 1988 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 62.
Outdoor burning — See Ch. 74.
Housing standards — See Ch. 103.
Littering — See Ch. 112.
Solid waste — See Ch. 146.
Trees — See Ch. 167.

§ 58-1 Removal required.

Every owner of any lot, land or place in the Village of North Collins is hereby required to cut, trim or otherwise remove or to cause to be cut, trimmed or otherwise removed all weeds, grass, brush or other uncultivated vegetation or accumulation of dead weeds, grass or brush as shall constitute a health hazard, fire hazard, safety or traffic hazard or public nuisance.

§ 58-2 Determination of nuisance.

The Board of Trustees or its duly designated representative shall determine if any such growth of weeds, grass, brush or other such uncultivated vegetation or accumulation of dead weeds, grass or brush constitutes a health hazard, fire hazard, safety or traffic hazard or public nuisance.

§ 58-3 Notification.

After it has been determined that a health hazard, fire hazard, safety or traffic hazard or public nuisance exists as a result of the existence of weeds, grass, brush or other uncultivated vegetation or accumulation of dead weeds, grass or brush, the Village Clerk shall give notice to the owner of such lot, land or place that such condition exists, by mailing to such owner a written notice at his last known address.

§ 58-4 Noncompliance.

A person upon whom notice has been served to cut, trim or remove such noxious long grass or rank growths and who for five days after service shall neglect or fail to comply with the provisions of any such notice shall be deemed to have violated this chapter.

§ 58-5 Removal by village; cost to become lien.

If, after the expiration of 10 days from the date of mailing the notice provided in § 58-4, the owner shall fail to comply with the requirements of § 58-1, the Coordinator of Public Works shall have the power to cut, trim or remove such weeds, grass, brush or other uncultivated vegetation or accumulation of dead weeds, grass or brush on any such lot, land or place in the Village of North Collins, and the expense thereof shall be charged to the property so affected by including such expense in the next annual tax levy against the property, pursuant to the Village Law of New York.

§ 58-6 Enforcement.

Any member of the Board of Trustees, duly authorized officers or agents of the Board of Trustees or any member of the North Collins Police Department is hereby empowered to enforce the provisions of this chapter.

§ 58-7 Penalties for offenses.

Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.