[HISTORY: Adopted Malone Village Board: Article I, 5-14-1984 by Local Law No. 6, 1984. Amendments noted where applicable.]
House trailers and trailer camps — See Ch. 28.
[Adopted 5-14-1984 by Local Law No. 6, 1984]
It shall be the responsibility of the owner or landlord of residential real property and of each realtor involved with the sale or leasing of residential real property to ensure that the requirements of this Article are adhered to with respect to the sale or lease of any residential real property within the Village of Malone, New York.
[Amended 8-10-1992 by L.L. No. 4, 1992]
It shall be illegal to refuse to sell or lease residential real property located within the Village of Malone, New York, upon the grounds of race, color, creed or religion, handicap or familial status.
All applicable state and federal statutes and regulations regarding fair and/or open housing shall be complied with in the Village of Malone with respect to the sale or lease of residential real property.
This Article shall be enforced by the local Fair Housing Officer who will be appointed by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Malone, New York.
The Fair Housing Officer shall have the authority to make, adopt and promulgate such written rules, regulations and forms as he may deem necessary for the proper enforcement and administration of this Article and to secure the intent thereof, subject nevertheless to the approval, by resolution, of the Trustees of the Village of Malone. Such rules, regulations and forms shall not be in conflict with the provisions of this Article or any other local ordinance or local law. Said rules, regulations and forms shall be on file and available for public view with the Fair Housing Officer and with the Village Clerk.
If any realtor, landlord or homeowner is reported to be violating or to have violated the conditions set forth in this Article, or in the rules and regulations of the Fair Housing Officer, that person or persons will be investigated. If the person or persons are found to be in violation of any state or federal law, appropriate action will be taken.
The Board of Trustees is hereby designated to hear and decide any appeals or review any order, requirement, determination or decision made by the Fair Housing Officer.
Any person aggrieved by a determination or action of the Fair Housing Officer shall file a request for review to the Board of Trustees within 30 days of the determination or decision.
Upon receiving a request for review, the Board of Trustees will schedule a hearing on the appeal and notify all parties thereof. The Board of Trustees shall make a decision on the appeal within 35 days of the hearing. The Board of Trustees may reverse or affirm, wholly or in part, or may modify any order, requirement, decision or determination of the Fair Housing Officer.