[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hancock 12-12-1983 by L.L. No. 1-1983 as Ch. 26 of the 1983 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Property maintenance — See Ch. 79.
It is hereby declared to be the intent and policy of the Incorporated Village of Hancock, County of Delaware, State of New York, to preserve, protect and maintain the clean and wholesome character of the Village and to preserve and maintain the health and welfare of the residents by providing for a Village free of garbage, litter and other obnoxious material which not only endangers the health and general welfare of the inhabitants but also is unattractive and unsightly.
The following words and phrases shall have the meaning ascribed to them below; all other words and phrases shall have the meaning normally ascribed to them unless a contrary meaning is clearly apparent from the context.
- Any and all discarded material including ashes, garbage, paper, empty containers, rubbish, refuse and other debris of a nondescript nature.
- Any individual, partnership, corporation or unincorporated association.
- PUBLIC PLACE
- Any highway, road, street, avenue, alley, park, playground, public parking area, public driveway or any property under the ownership or control of the Village of Hancock or any property open to and/or serving the general public.
- The Incorporated Village of Hancock.
No person shall litter, sweep, throw or cast or direct, suffer or permit any servant, agent or employee or any person under his control to litter, sweep, throw or cast any litter in or upon any street, public place, vacant lot or area within the Village.
The owner, lessee, tenant, occupant or person in charge of any building or premises shall keep and cause to be kept the sidewalk and all area abutting the building or premises free from obstruction, nuisance and any and all litter.
[Amended 9-14-1992 by L.L. No. 4-1992]
Any person found guilty of violating this chapter shall be liable for a fine not to exceed $250 or imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both, for each violation.