Town of Orchard Park, NY
Erie County
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[Adopted 8-16-1989 by L.L. No. 4-1989[1]]
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Editor's Note: This local law also superseded former Article III. Persons on Property Without Benefit of Dwelling, adopted 6-7-1989 as L.L. No. 2-1989.
It is the intent of this article to regulate the occupancy of property in the Town of Orchard Park by persons who remain on property, without benefit of a dwelling, over an extended period of time and who defecate and urinate on the land.
A. 
It shall be a violation of this article for a property owner in the Town of Orchard Park to allow 10 or more persons to stay, sleep or remain on property for a period in excess of six hours, outside a residence, unless such property owner provides appropriate sanitation facilities. Such sanitation facilities shall be freestanding and unconnected to any structure on such property.
B. 
One sanitation facility, such as a freestanding enclosed toilet, shall be required for each acre or portion thereof owned by an individual allowing persons to stay, sleep or remain on property for a period in excess of six hours, outside a residence. In the event that more than one sanitation facility is required pursuant to this section, such facilities shall be evenly distributed about the property.
C. 
The property owner shall ensure that temporary structures such as tents or vehicles are situated in such a way as to allow access to and from all portions of the premises; that is, the property owner shall require that fire lanes be available to all portions of the property.
The provisions of § 99-7 of this article shall not apply to persons occupying a structure for which a certificate of occupancy has been issued by the Building Inspector of the Town of Orchard Park.
This article shall be enforced by the Building Inspector for the Town of Orchard Park or the Orchard Park Police Department.
A violation of this article shall be punishable by a fine in the sum of $250 or 15 days in jail, or both.