[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Ulysses 10-11-1977 by L.L. No. 1-1977. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The title of this chapter is "Liability of the Town and Town Superintendent of Highways in Certain Actions."
No civil action shall be maintained against the Town or Town Superintendent of Highways for damages or injuries to person or property sustained by reason of any highway, bridge, 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 or culvert was actually given to the Town Clerk or Town Superintendent of Highways, and that there was a failure or neglect within a reasonable time after the giving of such notice to repair or remove the defect, danger or obstruction complained of; 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, or culvert, unless written notice thereof, specifying the particular place, was actually given to the Town Clerk or Town Superintendent of Highways and there was a failure or neglect to cause such snow or ice to be removed or to make the place otherwise safe within a reasonable time after the receipt of such notice.
This chapter shall supersede in its application to the Town of Ulysses Subdivision 1 of § 65-a of the Town Law of the State of New York.
The Town Superintendent of Highways shall transmit in writing to the Town Clerk within 10 days after the receipt thereof all written notices received by him/her pursuant to this section.
The Town Clerk shall keep an indexed record, in a separate file, of all written notices which he/she shall receive of the existence of a defective, unsafe, dangerous or obstructed condition in or upon, or of an accumulation of ice or snow upon any town highway, bridge, culvert or sidewalk, which record shall state the date of receipt of the notice, the nature and location of the condition stated to exist, and the name and address of the person from whom the notice is received. All such written notices shall be indexed according to the location of the alleged defective, unsafe, dangerous or obstructed condition, or the location of accumulated snow or ice. The record of each notice shall be preserved for a period of five years after the date it is received.