Village of East Hills, NY
Nassau County
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[Adopted 9-12-1983 by L.L. No. 1-1983 as Art. II of Ch. 186 of the 1983 Code]
No person shall obstruct any street, sidewalk or other public place without first securing a written permit from the Village Clerk and complying with such regulations affecting obstructions as the Superintendent of Public Works may prescribe.
A. 
All persons owning or occupying any house or other building as tenant or otherwise and all persons owning or legally entitled to possession of any vacant lot in the Village shall, during the winter season, keep the sidewalks in front of, adjoining or in anywise contiguous to any such house, building or lot free from obstruction by snow and ice and shall, therefore, within 24 hours after cessation of a storm causing such snow and ice to be deposited upon the ground, remove the same.
B. 
When such snow and ice cannot be removed due to causes beyond the control of such owner, occupant, tenant or person otherwise occupying or legally entitled to possession, such sidewalks shall be kept covered with ashes, sand or other suitable material in such manner as to enable persons to walk thereon with safety.
C. 
In case of failure to so clear such sidewalks or render such sidewalks safe for travel by covering the same with suitable abrasive material, the Superintendent of Public Works, acting on behalf of the Village, shall be and he or she hereby is authorized at his or her discretion to do so and bill the cost thereof to the person hereby charged with such responsibility hereunder.
D. 
In the event that the charges therefor are not so paid, the Village is hereby granted the right to assess such expense against the adjoining property with the same force and effect and legal status as an assessment for benefit.
A. 
No tree, shrub, fence, wall or other structure located on any land at or near any corner or any curve on any street within the limits of the Village shall be permitted by the owner thereof (if it obstructs or interferes with the view of drivers of vehicles at a point) to grow to a height of more than 30 inches above the curbline and within 25 feet from either side of the point of intersection of two streets or within 25 feet from either side of the center radial of a curve.
[Amended 1-21-1997 by L.L. No. 3-1997]
B. 
The Superintendent of Public Works or other person designated by the Board of Trustees shall report any violation of this section to the Village Board of Trustees. The Board may, by notice mailed to the owner of such tree, shrub, fence, wall or other structure, order such owner, on or before a date fixed on such notice, to cause such tree, shrub, fence, wall or other structure to be removed or so trimmed that it shall cease to be a violation and may direct the Superintendent of Public Works or other person designated by the Board of Trustees to cause the same to be removed or so trimmed unless the owner thereof shall do so on or before such date.
[Amended 1-21-1997 by L.L. No. 3-1997]
C. 
In case such owner shall fail to cause such tree, shrub, fence, wall or other structure to be removed or so trimmed on or before such date, the Superintendent of Public Works shall cause such tree, shrub, fence, wall or other structure to be removed or so trimmed.
D. 
Any such owner, including any individual, partnership or corporation owning such tree, shrub, fence, wall or other structure, alone or in common with another or others, who shall fail to comply with an order made pursuant to this section or who shall resist or obstruct the Superintendent of Public Works or any other person acting under his or her direction in removing or trimming any tree, shrub, fence, wall or other structure pursuant to this section shall, upon conviction, be liable for the cost of such removal or trimming as well as any other penalty which may be imposed.
[Amended 1-21-1997 by L.L. No. 3-1997]
E. 
The removal by the Department of Public Works of any tree or shrub affecting a public right-of-way, road, etc., to prevent or alleviate any hazard shall be at the expense of the owner of the premises from which the removal of the tree or shrub shall have occurred. Should the owner fail to pay for such expense, the Village is authorized to file a lien against the premises from which removal took place for the expense of such removal.
[Added 1-21-1997 by L.L. No. 3-1997]
A. 
No person shall use, place, operate or cause or allow to come in or upon any street, highway or roadway in the Village, or aid, abet or participate in the using, placing, operating or coming in or upon any such street, highway or roadway, any skateboards or any other objects or devices which are or are capable of being used for the purpose of transporting, carrying or moving any person or thing in such manner or under such circumstances so as to interfere with, obstruct or impede any vehicle or other person then upon any such street, highway or roadway or which may be used in such manner or be of such character, nature or construction as to be detrimental, injurious or dangerous to the life, limb or health of the user or operator thereof or of any other person then upon any such street, highway or roadway.
B. 
The foregoing shall not apply to any motor vehicle, bicycle or other vehicle, the use and operation of which is regulated by and subject to the provisions of the Vehicle and Traffic Law.
[Added 1-21-1997 by L.L. No. 3-1997]
A violation of this article shall, upon conviction, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III.