City of Newburgh, NY
Orange County
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[Adopted 11-13-1967 (Ch. 18, Art. I, Secs. 18-1 through 18-12, of the Code of Ordinances)]
[Amended 6-13-1977]
The general care and maintenance of streets and public places shall be vested in an employee, to be known as the "Superintendent of Public Works," to be appointed by the City Manager.
[Amended 6-13-1988 by L.L. No. 4-1988]
The management of parks and boulevards and the general supervision of trees and shrubs in all public places shall be vested in an employee, to be known as the "Superintendent of Public Works," who shall be appointed by the City Manager.
[Amended 1-12-1970; 11-13-1972; 6-13-1977]
A. 
Whenever the City Council and/or the Code Compliance Supervisor shall direct the owner of real property in the City to lay or repair a sidewalk or set a curb in the public street upon which the property fronts, they may specify the material to be used, the dimensions desired and the time within which such work shall be completed. If the work is not done within the time so fixed or in the manner specified, the provisions of Chapter 226, Performance of Work by City, shall apply.
B. 
Repairs, alterations and resurfacing to existing sidewalks and curbs must be made in compliance with the specifications prepared by the City Engineer for construction of curbs and sidewalks.
C. 
All sidewalks and curb installation or replacement must be in compliance with the specifications prepared by the City Engineer and approved by the City Council of the City of Newburgh.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Specifications for sidewalks and curbs are on file in the offices of the City Engineer and Superintendent of Public Works.
D. 
Before any installation or replacement of sidewalks or curbs are made, necessary permits must be obtained from the City by the property owner and/or his agent.
E. 
No material other than that outlined in sidewalks and curb specifications prepared by the City Engineer and approved by the City Council will be allowed.
F. 
All bluestone and flagstone slabs removed from existing streets and sidewalks at City expense shall become the property of the City and shall be delivered to a site to be specified by the Superintendent of Public Works. All such materials shall be preserved by the Superintendent of Public Works for reuse or resale at current market value for installation on sidewalks within the City.
[Amended 9-25-1972]
No person shall obstruct or encumber any public street, sidewalk, wharf or other public place in the City with any article or thing whatever, except, however, gasoline and oil sold from pumps or other conveyors at the curb of the street.
No case, package, box or barrel of merchandise shall be unpacked upon any street or sidewalk in the City unless the container is of too large dimensions to permit its being taken within the building.
[Amended 6-13-1988 by L.L. No. 4-1988]
The owner or occupant of every house or lot of ground situated in any of the streets of the City shall at all times during the season of frost keep the sidewalk and gutter in front of his respective house and lot free from snow and ice whenever the same can be so kept free as required by § C9.30 of the Charter.
[Added 9-22-1980 by Ord. No. 2]
No person shall deposit or cause to be deposited any snow or ice against a fire hydrant or on any sidewalk or street or in the loading areas of a public transportation system.
Whenever the gutters and sidewalks cannot be kept free from snow and ice as required in § 263-8, due to the intensity of the frost, it shall be the duty of the owner or occupant to cause the sidewalk opposite his respective house or lot to be strewed with ashes, sand or other material in such manner as to enable persons to walk thereon with safety.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Sec. 18-8, which immediately followed this section and dealt with the failure of property owners to remove snow and ice from sidewalks, was repealed 6-13-1988 by L.L. No. 4-1988.
Whenever the Council shall determine to improve any street or other public place in the City, it may direct the owners of real property fronting thereon to make gas, water and sewer connections from the street or public place to such property and may fix the time within which all such connections shall be completed. If the work is not done within the time so fixed, the provisions of Chapter 226, Performance of Work by City, shall apply.
[Amended 3-11-1974]
A. 
Permit required. No person other than an authorized employee or officer of the City or member of the Fire Department in the course of his duty as such shall use, turn on or in any way interfere with any hydrant in the City without first obtaining a permit to do so from the Superintendent of the Water Department or his duly authorized representative.
B. 
Superintendent of the Water Department to grant permits. The Superintendent of the Water Department or his duly authorized representative is authorized to grant permits to use fire hydrants in the City upon payment of a fee as set forth in Chapter 163, Fees, of this Code. The permit shall be good for one day only. Fire hydrant connections and fire hydrant wrenches shall be obtained at the Water Department for a deposit as set forth in Chapter 163, Fees, with the deposit being refunded on return of both hydrant connections and hydrant wrenches to the Water Department.
[Amended 6-13-1988 by L.L. No. 4-1988]
C. 
Penalty. A fine of $500 shall be imposed for any unauthorized use of a fire hydrant.
[Added 9-13-1976]
No person shall repair, lubricate and/or change the oil of any motor vehicle or any part or parts thereof upon any public street or highway.