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Town of Massena, NY
St. Lawrence County
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All privies and outdoor closets existing on any lot or premises fronting or abutting on any street or highway or portion thereof, either public or private, in or upon which any public sewer has been constructed or may hereafter be constructed in the Town of Massena, are hereby declared to be nuisances and detrimental to the public health, and the same shall be abated and removed by the owners or occupants of such premises as herein provided.
A. 
Whenever the Board of Health of the health district shall discover that any privy or outdoor closet exists or is being maintained on any lot or premises fronting or abutting on any street or highway or portion thereof, either public or private, in or upon which any public sewer has been constructed or shall hereafter be constructed in said town, it shall immediately cause a notice in writing to be served upon the owner or occupant of such premises, requiring such owner or occupant to discontinue and remove such privy or outdoor closet and to connect said premises with the sewer main in said street or highway or any portion thereof in front of each separate piece of property or lot within 15 days after service of such notice, and such owner or occupant shall make such sewer connections as required by said notice.
B. 
Any person who shall fail or neglect to discontinue and remove any such privy or outdoor closet or who shall fail to make such sewer connection after service of said notice as herein provided shall be liable to the penalty prescribed in § 181-12 below.
[Amended 7-29-1976[1] ]
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed original Section 6, which established penalties for offenses against Article I.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to place, deposit or permit to be deposited in an unsanitary manner upon public or private property within the Town of Massena or in any area under the jurisdiction of said town any human or animal excrement, garbage or other objectionable waste.
B. 
It shall be unlawful to discharge into any natural outlet within the Town of Massena or in any area under the jurisdiction of said town any sanitary sewage, industrial wastes or other polluted waters.
The owner of all houses, buildings or properties used for human occupancy, employment, recreation or other purpose, situated within the Town of Massena and abutting on any street or right-of-way in which there is now located or may in the future be located a public sanitary sewer of the town, is hereby required at his expense to install suitable toilet facilities therein and to connect such facilities, according to the requirements and specifications of the Town Board as to the material used and the manner or method of making such connection, directly with the proper public sewer within 90 days after date of official notice to do so, provided that said public sewer is accessible and available.
Whenever any such owner or occupant shall have defaulted in making such connection with said sewer mains opposite the lands and premises owned or occupied by him, as directed in and required by said notice therefor, in the manner and within the time specified, said Board shall have power and authority to so make, extend and complete the same to the property line of the lands and premises so owned or occupied opposite thereof and in front thereof and to connect the same with any existing connecting pipes in front thereof, and the actual expense, including all labor done and materials used in doing and completing the same, shall be assessed by the Town Board upon each separate piece of property opposite which the same shall be done and completed and shall be a lien on said premises and lots of land, respectively, and the same shall be collected in the same manner as other local assessments or assessments for local improvements, as provided by the general town laws of the state, and when so collected the amount thereof shall be paid into the applicable sewer fund of the town.