[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Collins 6-15-1987 by L.L. No. 1-1987 (Ch. 6 of the 1987 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Appearance Tickets Law of the Town of Collins."
The purpose of this chapter is to authorize certain public servants of the Town of Collins to issue appearance tickets pursuant to § 150.20 of the Criminal Procedure Law and Paragraph (a) of Subdivision four of § 10 of the Municipal Home Rule Law in order to more effectively administer and enforce certain provisions of the Town of Collins Municipal Code and state statutes.
The following public servants are hereby authorized and empowered to issue and serve appearance tickets, provided that the issuance thereof is made pursuant to any state statute, local law, ordinance, rule or regulation relating to parking, licensing of occupations or businesses, fire prevention and safety, health and sanitation, and building, zoning, and planning:
Dog Control Officer.
Town Superintendent of Highways.
Town Transfer Station Attendant.
Any of the above public servants in the performance of their duties may issue and serve an appearance ticket when he or she has reasonable cause to believe that a person has committed a misdemeanor, or has committed a petty offense, as defined in the Criminal Procedure Law, in his or her presence relating to any of the following subjects:
Chapter 144, Construction Codes, Uniform, and the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.
Any other state statute, local law, ordinance, rule or regulation, the public servant is required or authorized to enforce.
Every appearance ticket that is issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall include the following:
Name and address of party to whom the appearance ticket is issued, when known.
Citation of law and appropriate section or sections allegedly violated.
Place and date of alleged violation.
Place, date and time and name of court that the party is to appear in court.
Date of issuance of appearance ticket.
Title and signature of issuing officer.