City of Newburgh, NY
Orange County
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Prohibited conditions. Exterior property areas shall be free from conditions which might create a health, accident or fire hazard.
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Rules and regulations. Exterior property areas shall be reasonably free from holes and excavations, sharp protrusions and other objects or conditions which might be a potential cause of personal injury. Walks, steps and driveways that contain holes or tripping hazards shall be filled, repaired or replaced as the need indicates. Open wells, cesspools or cisterns shall be securely closed. Trees or limbs of trees that constitute a hazard shall be removed.
Yards, courts and vacant lots shall be kept clean and free of physical hazards, garbage, refuse, rubbish, rodent harborage and infestation. They shall be maintained in a manner that will prevent dust or other particles from being blown about the neighborhood. Open wells, cesspools or cisterns shall be securely closed or barricaded from access to the public.
[Amended 10-25-1974]
Exterior properties, yards, courts, vacant lots, roofs and sidewalks shall be kept free from materials and objects that might create a health, accident or fire hazard, such as appliances, bones, cardboard, clothing, clothes, canvas, human and animal feces, garbage, glass, grass, logs, masonry materials, metals, motors, rags, rope, rubber, trees and weeds, wood and wood crates.
Sewage must be discharged into a public sewer system except as provided in § 190-79 of this chapter. Discharge of inadequately treated sewage shall not be permitted upon the surface of the ground or into natural or artificial surface drainageways.[1]
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Editor's Note: See Ch. 248, Sewers.
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Proper drainage required. Stormwater shall be properly drained to prevent recurrent or excessive ponding or the entrance of water into any basement or cellar.
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Methods. The ground surrounding the structure shall, when practical, be graded away from the building and foundation. Conductors or drainpipes, where utilized, shall function properly. Stormwater sewers, approved combined storm and sanitary sewers, dry wells or other satisfactory drainage systems shall be used where necessary.
Surface and subsurface water shall be appropriately drained to protect buildings and structures and to prevent the development of stagnant ponds. Gutters, culverts, catch basins, drain inlets, stormwater sewers, approved combined sanitary sewers or other satisfactory drainage systems shall be installed and/or properly utilized where necessary. No roof, surface or sanitary drainage shall create a structural, safety or health hazard by reason of construction, maintenance or manner of discharge.
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Prohibited growths. Exterior property areas shall be free from species of weeds or plant growth which are noxious or detrimental to the public health.
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Elimination. Ragweed and other noxious weeds, such as poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac, shall be eliminated on exterior property areas.
[Amended 10-25-1974]
Heavy undergrowth and accumulation of plant growth which are noxious or detrimental to health shall be eliminated. Any tree, shrubbery and/or natural growth or portions thereof located on private property and constituting a hazard to persons or property shall be removed 10 feet back from sidewalk, and the height cannot exceed 12 inches on the remainder of vacant land. Sidewalks and streets that front and border the property of the owner shall be kept free of any growth such as grass, weeds, trees, etc.
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Prohibited conditions. Exterior property shall be kept free from sources of insect, vermin and rodent breeding, harborage and infestation.
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Elimination. Where insect, rodent or vermin breeding areas, harborage or infestation exist, such areas, harborage or infestation shall be eliminated.
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Manner of keeping. Domestic animals and pets shall not be kept on any premises in such a manner as to create insanitary conditions or constitute a nuisance.
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Conditions constituting a nuisance. Domestic animals and pets shall be maintained in accordance with applicable regulations of the City. Insanitary conditions, inappropriate types of pets or animals and excessive numbers of same constitute conditions which may be considered a nuisance under this section.
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Editor's Note: See also Ch. 150, Dogs and Other Animals.
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General condition. Accessory structures located on exterior property areas shall be kept in good repair, free from health, fire and accident hazards and vermin, insect and rodent harborage.
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Rules and regulations. Accessory structures shall be kept structurally sound and in good repair or removed from the premises. Effective rodentproofing or extermination must be done, where necessary, in these structures. The exterior of such structures shall be made weather resistant through the use of decay-resistant materials or the application of paint or other preservatives. Privies, except as provided in § 190-80, shall be removed.
Fences and other minor construction shall be maintained in a safe condition.
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Editor's Note: See also Ch. 166, Fences.
Steps, walks, driveways, parking spaces and similar paved areas shall be maintained so as to afford safe passage under normal use and weather conditions. Any holes or other hazards that may exist shall be filled or necessary repairs or replacements carried out.
[Amended 10-25-1974]
A junked, abandoned or unlicensed vehicle may not be parked, stored or left in the open unless it is necessary for the operation of a business enterprise lawfully situated on the premises.
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Preservation of values. Exterior property areas shall be so maintained as not to cause a substantial depreciation in property values in the immediate neighborhood.
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Rules and regulations. Exterior property areas shall be kept free from objects, materials and conditions which will have an adverse effect on adjacent premises by reducing the desirability of living conditions in the immediate neighborhood and causing a substantial depreciation in property values.