Village of North Hills, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of North Hills as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Appearance tickets — See Ch. 5.
Health and nuisances — See Ch. 143.
[Adopted 4-13-1953 by Ord. No. 16 (Ch. 85, Art. I of the 1982 Code)]
[Amended 6-11-1980 by L.L. No. 10-1980]
No person who owns, possesses or harbors a dog (male or female) shall permit or allow such dog to run loose or at large in any street, sidewalk, lane or public place in the Village of North Hills, New York, or on any private property without the express consent of the owner or person in possession of said property. No dog shall be permitted at any time to be on such street, sidewalk, lane or public or private place unless effectively restrained in the immediate custody and control of the owner or custodian of the dog by a chain or leash not exceeding six feet in length.
[Amended 1-19-2005 by L.L. No. 1-2005]
Any dog found at large in any street, sidewalk, lane or public place and not under effective restraint by chain or leash as aforesaid may be seized by any duly appointed Dog Control Officer, peace officer or duly authorized officer or representative of the Town of North Hempstead and confined and impounded in the public pound maintained by the Town of North Hempstead, in the County of Nassau. Any dog so found at large, not under effective restraint as aforesaid, that cannot be safely seized, may be destroyed by such Dog Control Officer, peace officer or duly authorized officer.
[Amended 6-11-1980 by L.L. No. 10-1980]
Any dog so impounded shall be redeemed or disposed of as provided in the redemption procedures of the Town of North Hempstead as set forth in Town of North Hempstead Code, § 14-9.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 85-4, Penalties for offenses, which immediately followed this section, was deleted 1-19-2005 by L.L. No. 1-2005.
[Added 6-11-1980 by L.L. No. 10-1980; amended 1-19-2005 by L.L. No. 1-2005]
The Dog Control Officer of the Town of North Hempstead or any other person designated by law may issue and serve appearance tickets for violations hereof.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 85-6, Disorderly conduct, which immediately followed this section, was deleted 1-19-2005 by L.L. No. 1-2005.
[Adopted 6-13-1979 by L.L. No. 5-1979 (Ch. 85, Art. II of the 1982 Code)]
[Amended 7-16-2014 by L.L. No. 5-2014]
A. 
No person who owns, possesses, harbors, keeps or is in charge or control of a dog shall cause, suffer, allow or permit any such animal to soil, defile, defecate on or commit any nuisance on any public highway, street, thoroughfare, walk used in common by the public or any place where people congregate, or on any other public property, or on any private property without the permission of the owner or person in possession of said private property. This subsection shall not be construed to prohibit permitting such animal to soil, defile, defecate or commit a nuisance within the curblines of a public highway or street, provided that any feces deposited by such animal shall be removed and disposed of as provided in this section.
B. 
A person owning or possessing or in control of a dog which defecates, urinates or commits any nuisance as prohibited herein, with or without the knowledge, consent or fault of such person, shall be guilty of a violation of this section. It shall be presumed that a dog defecating, urinating or committing a nuisance on private property of a person other than the dog's owner or possessor does so without the consent of the owner or person in possession of such private property.
C. 
A person who owns, possesses, harbors, keeps or is in charge or control of an animal which deposits any feces on any property in the Village of North Hills shall promptly remove all feces deposited by such animal by placing such feces in a plastic bag which shall be sealed and deposited in a covered garbage receptacle, or by any other sanitary method approved by the Nassau County Department of Health. Any person who fails to remove and dispose of such feces as provided herein shall be guilty of a violation.
Any violation of this article may be reported in writing, signed by the person or persons making such report, to the Village Clerk. Such report shall identify the person or persons allegedly violating the provisions of this article and the approximate time, date and place of each such violation. Upon receipt of such a report, the Village Clerk shall send to each such alleged violator a written notice that an alleged violation has been reported and a copy of this article.
[Amended 1-19-2005 by L.L. No. 1-2005]
Any person to whom such notice is sent and who thereafter violates the provisions of § 100-5 shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $50 for the first such violation, $100 for the second such violation and $200 for the third such violation.
In the event of a violation of the provisions of § 100-5 by a person under the age of 18 years, the notice provided for in § 100-6 shall also be sent to the person or persons having lawful custody of said person under the age of 18 years. Upon subsequent violation of the provisions of § 100-5 by the person under the age of 18 years, the person or persons having lawful custody of such person will be subject to a fine as provided in § 100-7.