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Village of East Hills, NY
Nassau County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of East Hills 3-15-1999 by L.L. No. 2-1999. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Brush, grass and weeds — See Ch. 75.
Littering — See Ch. 121.
Solid waste — See Ch. 173.
Trees, hedges and shrubbery — See Ch. 187.
Storage of vehicles — See Ch. 201.
Building construction — See Ch. 223.
Unsafe buildings — See Ch. 227.
Zoning — See Ch. 271.
A. 
The provisions of this chapter shall supplement existing local laws, ordinances, codes and regulations and shall be applicable in all zone districts, except as expressly provided herein. Where a provision of this chapter is found to be in conflict with any provisions of a local law, ordinance, code or regulation, the provision or requirement which is more restrictive or which establishes the higher standard shall prevail.
B. 
All prohibitions, standards and restrictions herein shall be as determined by the Building Inspector, Code Enforcement Officer or Village Engineer, as applicable.
A. 
No surface, roof or sanitary drainage shall create a structural and/or health hazard. A violation of this subsection shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine of not more than $100 for the first such offense and $250 for each subsequent offense.
B. 
Fences shall be maintained in good repair and in a safe condition consistent with regulations as promulgated by the Building Inspector. A violation of this subsection shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine of not more than $100 for the first such offense and $250 for each subsequent offense.
C. 
Infestation of any property by rats or other similar rodents shall be prohibited. Where it is determined that such infestation has occurred, notice of the same shall be served upon the occupant, who shall cause a licensed exterminator to remedy the condition not more than five business days following receipt of said notice. A violation of this subsection shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 for the first such offense and $500 for each subsequent offense.
[Added 5-21-2013 by L.L. No. 8-2013]
A. 
No persons shall store or accumulate outside their homes, and not within a permitted structure, any equipment, which includes, but is not limited to, machines, tools, lawn mowers, snowblowers, appliances, or any similar item whatsoever, or combination of equipment and similar items. This provision shall not apply to motor vehicles permitted at the home. It shall not apply to permanent and operable units such as permanent cooking grills, permanent central air conditioning units and permanent heating units, and permanent pool and other pumps and such other similar units as the Building Inspector shall approve.
B. 
No persons shall collect outside their homes any items, or combination of items, which create an unsightly condition to the general public and which impact the aesthetic beauty of the community. The Building Inspector shall inspect and enforce this provision as he or she determines is necessary to fully and fairly carry out the intent of this section of the Code.
C. 
The penalty for a violation of this section of the law shall be, upon conviction, $500 for the first violation and for each additional day from the date a violation is issued until the day the violation has been remedied; $1,000 for a second violation within one year and for each additional day from the date a violation is issued until the day the violation has been remedied; and $2,500 for a third and subsequent violation within one year, and for each additional day from the date a violation is issued until the day the violation has been remedied.
A. 
No outside storage or accumulation of garbage, crates, rubbish, refuse or debris shall be permitted at any time, and all such garbage, crates, rubbish, refuse or debris shall be kept inside the building or buildings, on the premises or in an acceptable enclosure and shall be regularly collected and removed from the premises, except while being actively loaded onto a collection container vehicle, or in a screened enclosure approved by the Village. A violation of this subsection shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine of not more than $500 for the first such offense and $1,000 for each subsequent offense (see also Chapter 173).
B. 
In the Light Industrial District only, there shall be no outdoor storage or accumulation of boxes, corrugated materials or loading skids. A violation of this subsection shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine of not more than $500 for the first such offense and $1,000 for each subsequent offense (see also Chapter 173).
C. 
No mobile refrigeration truck, vehicle or unit shall be operated on any premises (except for local pickup and delivery) without a special permit therefor having been issued by the Board of Trustees following a public hearing thereon. A violation of this subsection shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine of not more than $500 for the first such offense and $1,000 for each subsequent offense.
D. 
No truck or other vehicle shall be loaded or unloaded outside commercial and business premises before 7:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m. A violation of this subsection shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine of not more than $500 for the first such offense and $1,000 for each subsequent offense.
E. 
All planting areas installed on the premises required by a permit, decision and/or resolution of the Building Department, Board of Trustees, Board of Appeals or Planning Board, as the case may be, shall be maintained by the owner of the property. Such maintenance shall include but not be limited to the replacement of trees and shrubs of comparable maturity which may die and/or otherwise be destroyed. A violation of this subsection shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine or not more than $250 for the first such offense and $500 for each subsequent offense (see also Chapters 75 and 187).
A. 
All materials or objects affixed to exterior building surfaces, including wood and roof shingles, that are loose and/or improperly secured shall be promptly rescued or replaced. A violation of this subsection shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 for the first such offense and $500 for each subsequent offense.
B. 
The owner of a vacant building shall take such steps and perform such acts as may be required from time to time, to ensure that the building and its adjoining yards remain safe and secure and do not present a hazard to adjoining property or to the public. All openings shall be secured with painted, exterior-grade plywood (minimum 5/8 inch) closures, properly fastened. A violation of this subsection shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine of not more than $500 for the first such offense and $1,000 for each subsequent offense.
C. 
Buildings and structures shall be maintained in such condition so that they shall not become unoccupied hazards. All graffiti or defacing shall be removed and the surface finish restored within a five-day period. A violation of this subsection shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine of not more than $500 for the first such offense and $1,000 for each subsequent offense.
[Added 2-28-2005 by L.L. No. 4-2005]
A. 
The Village shall be reimbursed for all expenses, work, costs and charges, including the costs of security for protection, for the following services provided:
(1) 
All work and services performed by the Village, its agents, contractors or subcontractors in order to maintain homeowners' property due to a failure to cut lawns, erosion, clean up debris, trim and remove trees and shrubs, exterminate the premises and all other action required to fulfill the obligations of the homeowners.
(2) 
All work and services performed by the Village, its agents, contractors or subcontractors in order to correct any hazardous, toxic, chemical or other such condition which is the responsibility of the homeowners.
(3) 
All work and services performed by the Village, its agents, contractors or subcontractors in order to maintain a right-of-way or roadway which is the responsibility of the homeowners, including cutting of grass, clean up of debris, cleaning of streets due to erosion, trimming and removing of trees and shrubs, and all other action required to fulfill the obligations of the homeowners.
(4) 
All work and services performed by the Village, its agents, contractors or subcontractors in order to cure any condition which exists at or for the homeowners' residence, including sanding and salting roads and all other means necessary to protect pedestrians, drivers, and residents against harm caused by water leaks or otherwise.
(5) 
All work and services performed by the Village, its agents, contractors or subcontractors in order to correct any violation of local law of the Code of the Incorporated Village of East Hills.
(6) 
All work and services performed by the Village, its agents, contractors or subcontractors in order to repair any damage done to roadways, rights-of-way, or Village property which is caused by contractors or subcontractors who perform work for homeowners and the damage results at any time from their work or the services provided to or on behalf of the homeowners.
B. 
In all instances where work is provided under this section, including security services, and the charges remain unpaid for 30 days after the date the bill is sent by the Village, then all costs and expenses for the services provided shall immediately become a lien against the property at which or for which the services were provided and shall be collected as taxes which are due and owing.