[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Rensselaer 3-18-1981 by L.L. No. 1-1981. Amendments noted where applicable.]
In accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Home Rule Law and the Criminal Procedure Law, the Building and Zoning Administrator of the City of Rensselaer is hereby granted the power to issue and serve appearance tickets in connection with the performance of his duties. The issuance and service of such appearance tickets shall have the same force and effect as if served by a peace officer.
Appearance tickets shall be issued in strict compliance with the provisions of § 150.10 of the Criminal Procedure Law of the State of New York.
An appearance ticket issued and served pursuant to this chapter for a violation of an ordinance, code, local law or regulation of the City of Rensselaer shall be returnable in the City Court and shall be substantially in the following form.
Editor's Note: The form for appearance tickets is on file in the City Clerk's office.
This appearance ticket shall be in triplicate, with the original being served upon the defendant, the second copy sent to the Court along with accusatory instrument and the third kept in the files of the Planning and Development Agency.