Village of Liverpool, NY
Onondaga County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Liverpool 9-15-2003 by L.L. No. 2-2003 (Ch. 98 of the 1987 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 327.
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No civil actions shall be maintained against the Village or Village Superintendent of Public Works, nor other employees or offices thereof acting in such capacity, for damages or injuries to person or property sustained by reason of any highway, bridge, street, sidewalk, crosswalk, or culvert being defective, out-of-repair, unsafe, dangerous, or obstructed unless written notice of such defective, unsafe, dangerous, or obstructed condition of such highway, bridge, street, sidewalk, crosswalk, or culvert was actually given to the Village Clerk or Village Superintendent of Public Works and there was a failure or neglect within a reasonable amount of time after the giving of such notice to repair or remove the defect, danger, or obstruction complained of.
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No such action shall be maintained for damages or injuries to person or property sustained solely in consequence of the existence of snow or ice upon any highway, bridge, street, sidewalk, crosswalk, or culvert, unless written notice thereof, specifying the particular place, was actually given to the Village Clerk or Village Superintendent of Public Works and there was failure or neglect to cause such snow or ice to be removed or to make the place otherwise reasonably safe within a reasonable time after the receipt of such notice.
The written notice hereunder shall contain at least the following information:
A. 
Name and mailing address of the person giving notice.
B. 
A precise statement as to the nature and extent of any defective, unsafe, dangerous, or obstructed condition or the existence of snow or ice upon any highway, bridge, street, sidewalk, crosswalk, or culvert in the Village of Liverpool.
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The approximate date that such condition first became known to the person giving notice.
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The exact location of such condition, giving wherever possible reference to a street address or addresses, utility pole numbers or such other geographic reference as will aid the Village in properly locating such condition.
The Village Superintendent of Public Works shall transmit in writing to the Village Clerk within five days after the receipt thereof all written notices received pursuant to this chapter and § 6-628 of the Village Law. The Village Clerk shall cause all written notices received pursuant to this chapter and § 6-628 of the Village Law to be presented to the Village Board of Trustees within five days of the receipt thereof or at the next succeeding Village Board of Trustees meeting, whichever shall be sooner.
The Village Clerk shall keep a separate indexed record of all notices received, pursuant to Village Law § 4-402, Subdivision g.
This chapter shall supersede in its application to the Village of Liverpool, § 6-628 of the Village Law.