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Town of North Greenbush, NY
Rensselaer County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of North Greenbush as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 11-14-1991 by L.L. No. 9-1991]
In accordance with Subdivision 3 of § 20 of the Municipal Home Rule Law, the local laws, ordinances and certain chapters of the 1981 Code of the Town of North Greenbush, shall be known collectively as the "Code of the Town of North Greenbush," hereafter termed the "Code." Wherever reference is made in any of the local laws, ordinances and chapters contained in the "Code of the Town of North Greenbush" to any other local law, ordinance or chapter appearing in said Code, such reference shall be changed to the appropriate chapter title, chapter number, article number or section number appearing in the Code as if such local law, ordinance or chapter had been formally amended to so read.
The provisions of the Code, insofar as they are substantively the same as those of local laws, ordinances and chapters in force immediately prior to the enactment of the Code by this local law, are intended as a continuation of such local laws, ordinances and chapters and not as new enactments, and the effectiveness of such provisions shall date from the date of adoption of the prior local law, ordinance or chapter. All such provisions are hereby continued in full force and effect and are hereby reaffirmed as to their adoption by the Town Board of the Town of North Greenbush, and it is the intention of said Board that each such provision contained within the Code is hereby reaffirmed as it appears in said Code. Only such provisions of former local laws, ordinances and chapters as are omitted from this Code shall be deemed repealed or abrogated by the provisions of § 1-3 below.
All local laws and ordinances of a general and permanent nature of the Town of North Greenbush in force on the date of the adoption of this local law and not contained in such Code or recognized and continued in force by reference therein are hereby repealed from and after the effective date of this local law.
The repeal of local laws and ordinances provided for in § 1-3 of this local law shall not affect the following classes of local laws, ordinances, rights and obligations, which are hereby expressly saved from repeal:
A. 
Any right or liability established, accrued or incurred under any legislative provision of the Town of North Greenbush prior to the effective date of this local law or any action or proceeding brought for the enforcement of such right or liability.
B. 
Any offense or act committed or done before the effective date of this local law in violation of any legislative provision of the Town of North Greenbush or any penalty, punishment or forfeiture which may result therefrom.
C. 
Any prosecution, indictment, action, suit or other proceeding pending or any judgment rendered prior to the effective date of this local law brought pursuant to any legislative provision of the Town of North Greenbush.
D. 
Any agreement entered into or any franchise, license, right, easement or privilege heretofore granted or conferred by the Town of North Greenbush.
E. 
Any local law or ordinance of the Town of North Greenbush providing for the laying out, opening, altering, widening, relocating, straightening, establishing grade, changing name, improvement, acceptance or vacation of any right-of-way, easement, street, road, highway, park or other public place within the Town of North Greenbush or any portion thereof.
F. 
Any local law or ordinance of the Town of North Greenbush appropriating money or transferring funds, promising or guaranteeing the payment of money or authorizing the issuance and delivery of any bond of the Town of North Greenbush or other instruments or evidence of the Town's indebtedness.
G. 
Local laws or ordinances authorizing the purchase, sale, lease or transfer of property or any lawful contract, agreement or obligation.
H. 
The levy or imposition of special assessments or charges.
I. 
The dedication of property.
J. 
Any legislation relating to salaries.
K. 
Any local law or ordinance amending the Zoning Map.
L. 
All legislation regulating traffic.
M. 
All legislation pertaining to Sewer Districts, including L.L. No. 9-1980 (adopted 10-9-1980), L.L. No. 11-1980 (adopted 10-28-1980) and L.L. No. 2-1985 (adopted 3-14-1985), and any and all amendments thereto.
N. 
All legislation pertaining to sewers and sewage disposal, including L.L. No. 2-1979 (adopted 11-8-1979), and any and all amendments thereto.
O. 
All legislation pertaining to water regulations, including Ch. 113 of the 1981 Code of the Town of North Greenbush as revised 2-23-1971, and any and all amendments thereto.
P. 
All legislation pertaining to junkyards.
Q. 
Local Law No. 14-1990, a zoning amendment.
R. 
Any legislation adopted subsequent to April 11, 1991.
If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section, article, chapter or part of this local law or of any local law, ordinance or chapter of the 1981 Code  included in this Code, now or through supplementation shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder thereof but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, section, article, chapter or part thereof directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered.
A copy of the Code, in loose-leaf form, has been filed in the office of the Town Clerk of the Town of North Greenbush and shall remain there for use and examination by the public until final action is taken on this local law; and, if this local law shall be adopted, such copy shall be certified by the Town Clerk of the Town of North Greenbush by impressing thereon the Seal of the Town of North Greenbush, and such certified copy shall remain on file in the office of said Town Clerk to be made available to persons desiring to examine the same during all times while said Code is in effect. The enactment and publication of this local law, coupled with the availability of a copy of the Code for inspection by the public, shall be deemed, held and considered to be due and legal publication of all provisions of the Code for all purposes.
Any and all additions, deletions, amendments or supplements to any of the local laws, ordinances and chapters of the 1981 Code known collectively as the "Code of the Town of North Greenbush" or any new local laws or ordinances, when enacted or adopted in such form as to indicate the intention of the Town Board to be a part thereof, shall be deemed to be incorporated into such Code so that reference to the Code shall be understood and intended to include such additions, deletions, amendments or supplements. Whenever such additions, deletions, amendments or supplements to the Code shall be enacted or adopted, they shall thereafter be printed and, as provided hereunder, inserted in the loose-leaf book containing said Code as amendments and supplements thereto. Nothing contained in this local law shall affect the status of any local law, ordinance or resolution contained herein, and such local laws, ordinances or resolutions may be amended, deleted or changed from time to time as the Town Board deems desirable.
It shall be the duty of the Town Clerk to keep up-to-date the certified copy of the book containing the Code of the Town of North Greenbush required to be filed in the office of the Town Clerk for use by the public. All changes in said Code and all local laws, ordinances and resolutions adopted by the Town Board subsequent to the enactment of this local law in such form as to indicate the intention of said Board to be a part of said Code shall, when finally enacted or adopted, be included therein by temporary attachment of copies of such changes, local laws, ordinances or resolutions until such changes, local laws, ordinances or resolutions are printed as supplements to said Code book, at which time such supplements shall be inserted therein.
Copies of the Code may be purchased from the Town Clerk of the Town of North Greenbush upon the payment of a fee to be set by resolution of the Town Board, which Board may also arrange by resolution for procedures for the periodic supplementation thereof.
Any person who, without authorization from the Town Clerk, changes or amends, by additions or deletions, any part or portion of the Code of the Town of North Greenbush or who alters or tampers with such Code in any manner whatsoever which will cause the legislation of the Town of North Greenbush to be misrepresented thereby or who violates any other provision of this local law shall be guilty of an offense and shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment for a term of not more than 15 days, or both.
A. 
In compiling and preparing the local laws, ordinances and resolutions for publication as the Code of the Town of North Greenbush, no changes in the meaning or intent of such local laws, ordinances and resolutions have been made, except as provided for in Subsection B hereof. In addition, certain grammatical changes and other minor nonsubstantive changes were made in one or more of said pieces of legislation. It is the intention of the Town Board that all such changes be adopted as part of the Code as if the local laws, ordinances and resolutions had been previously formally amended to read as such.
B. 
In addition, the following changes, amendments or revisions are made herewith, to become effective upon the effective date of this local law. (Chapter and section number references are to the local laws, ordinances and resolutions as they have been renumbered and appear in the Code.)[1]
(1) 
The following changes shall be made throughout the Code:
(a) 
"Dog Control Officer" and "Dog Warden" shall be changed to "Animal Control Officer."
(b) 
"Building Official," "Building Inspector" and "Code Enforcement Officer" shall be changed to "Building Department Coordinator or his designee."
(c) 
"New York State Building Code" will be changed to "New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code."
(2) 
Chapter 63, Amusement Devices (adopted 2-10-1983 as L.L. No. 2-1983), "Town Fire Inspector" will be changed throughout to refer to "building Department Coordinator or his designee."
(3) 
Chapter 69, Bingo (adopted 1-27-1981 as Art. I of Ch. 48 of the 1981 Code), all references to Article 14-G of the General Municipal Law will be changed to refer to Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law.
(4) 
Chapter 159, Article II, Street Specifications (adopted 3-9-1989 as L.L. No. 1-1989), all references to "Inspector of Wastewater" and "Inspector of Waste and Wastewater" shall be changed to refer to "Sewer Inspector."
(5) 
Chapter 163, Subdivision of Land (adopted 1-27-1981 as Ch. A120 of the 1981 Code), references to "Zoning Ordinance" will be changed to "Local Law" wherever they appear.
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Editor's Note: Pursuant to § 1-11B, in addition to the changes in § 1-11B(1) through (5), the following sections or chapters were added or amended: §§ 13-11, 23-1A, 23-2, 23-5B(2), 27-8, 63-9A, 73-4, 73-7I, 73-9E(3), 73-13, 73-14B, 89-2, 89-3B and 89-6,
The following original sections were deleted: § 46-14 of L.L. No. 2-1983, § 48-9 of Ch. 48 of the 1981 Code, § 97A-2 of L.L. No. 3-1981 and § 116-9 of Ch. 116 of the 1981 Code.
A complete description of each change may be found in L.L. No. 9-1991, on file in the office of the Town Clerk.
The provisions of this local law are hereby made Article I of Chapter 1 of the Code of the Town of North Greenbush, such local law to be entitled "General Provisions, Article I, Adoption of Code," and the sections of this local law shall be numbered §§ 1-1 to 1-13, inclusive.
This local law shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State of the State of New York.
[Adopted 1-27-1981 by L.L. No. 2-1981 as Ch. 1, Art. II, of the 1981 Code]
A. 
Penalties for offenses generally. Except where specific maximum penalties are provided elsewhere in the Code of the Town of North Greenbush, in a state law or in another ordinance or local law of the Town for a particular offense, unlawful act or prohibited act, any person who shall commit an offense against any provision of the Code of the Town of North Greenbush or any provision of any other Town ordinance or local law referring to these general penalty provisions or against any regulation duly authorized and adopted pursuant to an ordinance or local law of the Town of North Greenbush, by doing any act prohibited or declared to be an offense, unlawful act or prohibited act thereby, or who shall engage in or exercise any business or occupation or do anything for which a license or permit is required thereby without having a valid license or permit therefor as required, or who shall fail to do any act when such provision declares such failure to be an offense, unlawful act or prohibited act, shall, upon conviction thereof, be deemed guilty of a violation as defined by the Penal Law of the State of New York, punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
B. 
Continuing offenses. The continuation of an offense for each successive day shall constitute a separate violation, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of the offense may be punished as provided above for each such separate violation.
C. 
Additional remedies. The imposition of a penalty as provided above or as specifically provided in any chapter of the Code of the Town of North Greenbush or other ordinance or local law of the Town shall be in addition to any injunctive or remedial relief or any civil penalty which is authorized under the laws of the State of New York or the ordinances and local laws of the Town of North Greenbush, with the same force and effect as though provided for herein. Any penalty or relief shall not be deemed to be in lieu of any provision for revocation or suspension of any license or permit.