[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Beacon 7-1-1991 by L.L. No. 4-1991. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to provide the City of Beacon with additional means of enforcement of certain ordinances and to augment available police functions.
The Building Inspector, Deputy Building Inspector and Code Enforcement Officer of the City of Beacon are authorized to issue summonses returnable within 10 days in the City Court for any violation of any provision of the City of Beacon Zoning Ordinance and the Beacon Code of Ordinances. The term "summons," as used herein, shall include an appearance ticket within the meaning of § 150.10 of the Criminal Procedure Law of New York State.
The Building Inspector, Deputy Building Inspector or Code Enforcement Officer of the City of Beacon shall, however, be required to give written notice of the existence of any violation of said ordinances prior to issuing a summons, where such notice is required by said ordinance, except as provided in § 64-4 below.
Notwithstanding the provisions of § 64-3 above, when, in the opinion of the Building Inspector, Deputy Building Inspector or Code Enforcement Officer, a violation exists which creates an imminent threat to the life or health of any individual or property, or where construction, renovation, repairs or other work is being performed without a license or permit and under the said ordinances of the City of Beacon a license or permit is required prior to the commencement of such work, a summons may be issued immediately, notwithstanding any provision for prior written notice.
The form of the summons issued by the Building Inspector, Deputy Building Inspector or Code Enforcement Officer of the City of Beacon pursuant to this law shall be governed by the Criminal Procedure Law and the Uniform Justice Court Act of the State of New York. The content of such summons and the method of prosecution thereunder shall at all times be subject to the Criminal Procedure Law and the Uniform Justice Court Act of the State of New York.