Town of Amherst, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Amherst as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 5-3-1993 by L.L. No. 4-1993]
The Town Board intends to consolidate all existing legislation, including ordinances, local laws and resolutions where appropriate in a code, which is hereby designated and may be cited as the "Code of the Town of Amherst."
All local laws and ordinances of a general and permanent nature, not identified in the Table of Contents for the Code of the Town of Amherst set forth in this local law, are repealed. No other local laws and ordinances are affected. The meaning and intent of previously adopted local laws and ordinances is retained.
Following adoption of this local law, a copy of the Code shall be at all times be filed in the Town Clerk's office. Legislation may be added to the code from time to time, and the Code may be amended and provisions thereof repealed or superseded in the manner permitted for the adoption, amendment, repeal or superseding of ordinances, local laws and resolutions as otherwise permitted by law.
Code books maintained by the Town Clerk and in other offices and departments of the Town of Amherst shall be kept up-to-date. The Town Clerk is authorized to make necessary arrangements and enter into agreements on behalf of the Town for the publication of Code Books and supplementation thereof.
No person shall tamper with a Code book of the Town of Amherst. Tampering with a Town of Amherst Code book is an offense punishable of a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.
This local law shall be Chapter 1, Article I, of the Code of the Town of Amherst. Existing legislation of the Town of Amherst is adopted as the Code of the Town of Amherst, the Table of Contents of which is as follows:
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART I
ADMINISTRATIVE LEGISLATION
1.
General Provisions
Article I, Adoption of Code
4.
Administration of Government
8.
Citizens' Advisory Committees
9.
Clerk
11.
Continuity of Government
14.
Defense and Indemnification of Employees
16.
Employees' Rights of Organization
19.
Ethics, Code of
28.
Local Laws, Adoption of
39.
Police Assistance, Power to Grant
45.
Residency Requirements
52.
Superintendent of Highways
54.
Supervisor
57.
Traffic Violations Bureau
PART II
GENERAL LEGISLATION
65.
Alarms
68.
Amusements
Article I, Entertainments, Shows and Amusements
Article II, Game Rooms
77.
Bingo
78.
Blasting and Explosives
79.
Boats
83.
Building Construction Administration
87.
Cable Television
89.
Canvassers and Solicitors[1]
99.
Dogs
104.
Environmental Quality Review
106.
Excavations
110.
Fire Prevention
114.
Games of Chance
118.
Gasoline Sales
120.
Highways, Controlled Access
122.
House Trailers
125.
Improvements, Construction of Public
126.
Industrial Cost Recovery System
129.
Junkyards
130.
Landscapers
132.
Lighting
138.
Noise
139.
Notification of Defects
140.
Numbering of Buildings[2]
143.
Parking for Handicapped
144.
Parking, Off-Street
145.
Parks, Playgrounds and Recreation Areas
148.
Peddler and Soliciting
149.
Picketing
151.
Property Maintenance
155.
Recreation and Open Space
158.
Sewer Rates
Article I, Sewer Rents
Article II, Stormwater Drainage Districts Nos. 4, 6 and 26
160.
Sewers
Part 1 (Reserved)
Part 2, Wastewater Collection and Treatment
166.
Snowplowing
169.
Solid Waste
Article I, Waste Management
175.
Taxation
Article I, Real Property Exemption for Persons over 65
Article II, Tax Exemption for Businesses
Article III, Tax Exemption for Physically Disabled
Article IV, Veterans Exemption
177.
Taxicabs
179.
Trees
181.
Trespassing[3]
184.
Vehicles, Abandoned
186.
Vehicles and Traffic
189.
Vehicles, Removal and Storage of
191.
Vending Machines
Article I, Tobacco Products
194.
Watercourses[4]
Article I, Obstruction to or Dumping in Prohibited
Article II, Obstruction of Ellicott Creek
198.
Weapons
Article I, Air Guns, Air Rifles and Pistols
Article II, Firearms
203.
Zoning
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Ch. 89, Canvassers and Solicitors, adopted 10-18-1965, was superseded 4-11-1993 by L.L. No. 2-1993. See now Ch. 148, Peddling and Soliciting.
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Ch. 140, Numbering of Buildings, adopted 4-17-1950, was repealed 7-6-1993 by L.L. No. 6-1993. See now Ch. 85, Buildings, Numbering of.
[3]
Editor's Note: Former Ch. 181, Trespassing, adopted 3-2-1953, as amended, was repealed 7-6-2009 by L.L. No. 7-2009.
[4]
Editor's Note: Former Ch. 194, Watercourses, was repealed 9-17-2007 by L.L. No. 11-2007.
If any section, clause or provision of this local law or the application thereof to any persons is adjudged invalid, the adjudication shall not affect other sections, clauses or provisions or the application thereof which can be sustained or given effect without the invalid section, clause or provision or application, and to this end the various sections, clauses or provisions of this local law are declared to be severable.
This local law shall take effect immediately.