Village of Great Neck Plaza, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Great Neck Plaza 12-7-1972 as L.L. No. 12-1972. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Housing maintenance standards — See Ch. 124.
Multiple dwellings — See Ch. 140.

§ 27-1 Legislative findings.

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Great Neck Plaza hereby finds that a substantial number of its residents live in multiple dwellings. For this reason, the condition of these multiple dwellings and information regarding them and tenants residing therein directly relate to the property, affairs and government of the village. The Board of Trustees believes that matters related to multiple dwellings and the tenants therein should be dealt with on a coordinated basis. The Board of Trustees therefore finds that it is necessary to adopt this chapter in order to establish a Department of Housing, whose primary responsibility will be to coordinate all services and programs related to multiple dwellings.

§ 27-2 Definitions. [1]

The definitions contained in Chapter 124, Housing Maintenance Standards, shall apply to this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

§ 27-3 Department established; jurisdiction.

A. 
There shall be a Department of Housing which shall consist of a Division of Housing Inspection and Code Enforcement, a Division of Information and Counseling, a Division of Research and such other divisions as may be established from time to time by the Board of Trustees.
B. 
The Department of Housing shall have jurisdiction over all residential premises. This shall include:
(1) 
Lots, plots or parcels of land on which residential buildings, buildings of mixed occupancy or accessory structures are located;
(2) 
Residential buildings, including one- and two-family dwellings and multiple dwellings;
(3) 
Residential occupancies in buildings of mixed occupancy; and
(4) 
Accessory structures, accessory to residential occupancies.

§ 27-4 Commissioner of Housing.

A. 
The head of the Department of Housing shall be a Commissioner of Housing, who shall be a village officer and shall have responsibility for supervising the activities of the Department of Housing.
B. 
The Commissioner of Housing shall be appointed by the Board of Trustees. The Commissioner of Housing shall hold office for one official year, or the portion remaining thereof after appointment, in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Village Law. The compensation of the Commissioner of Housing shall be fixed by resolution of the Board of Trustees.
C. 
The Commissioner of Housing shall have the power to adopt such rules and regulations as are necessary in connection with interpreting and implementing the provisions of this chapter and all local laws and ordinances for which it has the responsibility of enforcement.

§ 27-5 Division of Housing Inspection and Code Enforcement.

A. 
There shall be a Housing Inspector, who shall be the head of the Division of Housing Inspection and Code Enforcement. The Housing Inspector shall be a village officer who shall be appointed by the Board of Trustees for one official year, or the portion remaining thereof after appointment, in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Village Law. The compensation of the Housing Inspector shall be fixed by resolution of the Board of Trustees.
B. 
The Division of Housing Inspection and Code Enforcement shall administer and enforce the provisions of the Housing Code of the Village of Great Neck Plaza and such other local laws and ordinances as required by the Board of Trustees.

§ 27-6 Division of Information and Counseling.

A. 
There shall be a division of information and counseling. The head of said division shall be the Commissioner of Housing or such other person as is designated by the Board of Trustees.
B. 
The Division of Information and Counseling shall provide advice to residents of the village and persons doing business in the village regarding the provisions of any law, chapter or ordinance which relates to the operation or condition of any multiple dwelling in the village. The Division of Information and Counseling shall also have the power to assist any such person in obtaining enforcement of any such law, local law or ordinance, but said power shall not include the representation of such person in any administrative or legal proceeding.

§ 27-7 Division of Research.

A. 
There shall be a Division of Research. The head of such division shall be the Commissioner of Housing or such other person as is designated by the Board of Trustees.
B. 
The Division of Research shall have the following responsibilities:
(1) 
To make recommendations to the Mayor and the Board of Trustees for additional village, county, state and federal legislation which is needed in connection with the operation of multiple dwellings.
(2) 
To make recommendations to the Mayor and the Board of Trustees for the establishment of additional village services or programs to meet the needs of owners and tenants of multiple dwellings.
(3) 
To determine what public and private resources are available to implement the programs of the village as they relate to the operation of multiple dwellings and the needs of the tenants residing therein.

§ 27-8 Advisory council.

A. 
There shall be an advisory council whose purpose shall be to consider problems of mutual interest to owners and tenants of multiple dwellings and to thereby achieve and maintain a harmonious relationship between these groups.
B. 
The Chairman of the advisory council shall be the Commissioner of Housing. The Commissioner of Housing shall appoint the members of the council, which shall consist of five apartment house owners to be recommended by the owners of multiple dwellings in the village and five tenants to be selected by the Commissioner of Housing. The advisory council shall meet monthly and at such other times as the Commissioner of Housing may designate. The advisory council shall also meet at the request of any three members of the advisory council.

§ 27-9 Penalties for offenses. [1]

Any person who refuses to provide any information which is required to be provided under this chapter or any rule or regulation adopted by the Commissioner of Housing pursuant to this chapter and any person who falsifies any such information shall pay a penalty not to exceed $250 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both, for each violation.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.