As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- DEAD ANIMAL
- Includes all dead animals, skinned or unskinned, dressed or undressed, slaughtered or unslaughtered, which may have died from disease, accident or causes other than slaughter for use as food.
It shall be unlawful for any person to allow any dead animal which he owned or had control of to remain in any public place or on the premises of any person in the village for more than six hours of daylight time. Should any animal die in any public place or on the premises of any person in the village, then the person who owned or had possession or control of such animal prior to its death shall remove or cause the same to be removed within six hours of daylight time after the death of such animal and have the same desiccated or cremated or disposed of in a sanitary manner approved by the County Department of Health.
It shall be the duty of the owner, possessor and all persons having knowledge of any dead animal in the village to report the same to the Village Clerk, giving the name of the person who owned or had possession or control of such animal prior to its death, if known, and the place where the same may be found. It shall be the duty of the Village Clerk forthwith to notify the persons who owned or had possession or control of such animal to cause the same to be removed and desiccated, cremated or disposed of as provided for in this article.
If the person who owned or had possession of an animal prior to its death fails to remove such dead animal within the time specified in accordance with the procedures approved by the Nassau County Department of Health or is unable to do so, such said person shall immediately notify the Village Clerk, who shall arrange for the pickup and removal of such dead animal with the Village Department of Sanitation and who shall notify the person owning or possessing such animal of the time and place of the removal of such dead animal.
Any animal which is to be removed and destroyed by the Village Department of Sanitation shall first be placed in an opaque plastic shroud, completely sealed, and then deposited in a covered cardboard or wooden box suitably tagged and identifying the container as holding the remains of a deceased animal; such container shall be placed at the curb for pickup by the Department of Sanitation only after notification to the Village Clerk and in accordance with the directions issued by that Clerk or by a representative of the Department of Sanitation.
It shall be unlawful for any person to bury any dead or fatally sick or injured animal, or part thereof, within the village.
It shall be unlawful for any person to carry or convey or cause to be carried or conveyed any dead animal through or upon any of the streets, alleys or public places of the village in the daytime unless the same is so covered that no part of it is exposed to view and no odors can emanate therefrom.
It shall be unlawful for any person to deposit, place or throw or cause to be deposited, placed or thrown any dead or fatally sick or injured animal, or part thereof, in any street, alley or other public place or into any sewer, drain, well or other body of water.
[Amended 12-7-1989 by L.L. No. 3-1989]
Any person, other than a representative or designated official of the Village of New Hyde Park, engaged in the collection or removal of dead animals shall be licensed for such collection or removal by the village. The fee for such license shall be at such rates as may be fixed, from time to time, by resolution of the Board of Trustees.
[Amended 11-16-1999 by L.L. No. 4-1999]
A violation of any of the provisions of this article is hereby declared to be unlawful and a petty offense. Each such offense is hereby designated a violation as defined in Article IIA of Chapter 1 of the Village Code, and every such violation shall be punishable in accordance with the provisions of Subsections B and F of § 1-27 of that article.
Editor's Note: This local law also provided that it would take effect 12-1-1999.