Village of Port Jefferson, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Port Jefferson 12-18-1985 by L.L. No. 12-1985 (Ch. 9 of the 1970 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 215.

§ 177-1 Prior written notice required.

No civil action shall be commenced against the Incorporated Village of Port Jefferson for damages or injuries to persons or property sustained by reason of the defective, out-of-repair, unsafe, dangerous or obstructed condition of any highway, street, bridge, culvert, sidewalk, crosswalk or other property or lands of the Incorporated Village of Port Jefferson or of the existence of snow or ice thereon, unless, previous to the occurrence resulting in such damages or injuries, written notice of such defective, out-of-repair, unsafe, dangerous or obstructed condition, specifying the particular place and location, was actually given to the Village Clerk and there was a failure or neglect within a reasonable time, after the giving of such notice, to repair or remove the defect, danger or obstruction complained of.

§ 177-2 Records.

A. 
Clerk to keep record of notices. The Village Clerk shall keep an index record in a separate book of all the notices which he shall receive of the existence of any such alleged defective, unsafe, dangerous or obstructed condition or of snow or ice, which record shall state the date of receipt of the notice, the nature and location of the condition stated to exist and the name and address of the person from whom the notice is received.
B. 
Availability of records. The indexed record of notices provided for herein shall be a public record. The original of each notice received shall be preserved for a period of not less than five years after the date when it is received.

§ 177-3 Construal of provisions.

Nothing herein contained shall be construed to relieve a claimant of the obligation to serve a notice of claim on the Incorporated Village of Port Jefferson as provided in § 50-e of the General Municipal Law.