City of Beacon, NY
Dutchess County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Beacon 2-22-2000 by L.L. No. 6-2000. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Littering — See Ch. 143.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 191.
Abandoned vehicles — See Ch. 209.
Water — See Ch. 219.

§ 34-1 Title.

[Amended 4-19-2004 by L.L. No. 7-2004; 9-7-2004 by L.L. No. 32-2004]
This chapter shall be entitled “A Local Law Creating a New Chapter 34 Providing for a Due Process Hearing Pursuant to § 143-13, Littering; § 191-12, Removal of snow or ice; § 209-5, Abandoned vehicles; § 203-7, Responsibility for maintenance of premises; and § 219-34.1, Water rates, charges and penalties.”

§ 34-2 Intent and purpose.

The intent and purpose of this chapter are to provide property owners in the City of Beacon with an opportunity to request a hearing once it is determined that said property owner owes money to the City pursuant to one of the above-mentioned sections and to set up procedures to be followed for conducting said hearings.

§ 34-3 Requests for hearings; hearing officers; fee.

[Amended 4-19-2004 by L.L. No. 7-2004; 9-7-2004 by L.L. No. 32-2004]
Requests for hearings pursuant to § 143-13, Removal of litter from private property by City; § 191-12, Removal of snow or ice; § 209-5, Abandoned vehicles; § 203-7, Responsibility for maintenance of premises; and § 219-34.1, Water rates, charges and penalties, shall be in accordance with the following:
A. 
Once it is determined that an amount is due pursuant to a lien from one of the five Beacon City Code sections set forth above, the City shall send a notice to all affected property owners advising them that the lien amount will become part of the next tax bill. Property owners will then have 10 days in which to make a written request for a hearing, on a form to be provided by the City, and to pay the administrative fee as set forth in the City of Beacon fee schedule.[1]
[Amended 7-6-2010 by L.L. No. 10-2010]
[1]
Editor’s Note: The fee schedule is on file in the City offices.
B. 
All such matters shall be referred to the City Court Judge or the Acting or Assistant City Court Judge of the City of Beacon City Court who are hereby appointed as hearing officers by the Mayor. The matter shall be heard pursuant to the small claims procedures set forth in the City Court Act of the State of New York.
C. 
The City Court Judge shall determine, as part of a final decision, whether the property owner has prevailed so as to entitle said property owner to reimbursement of the filing fee.