Village of Lake Grove, NY
Suffolk County
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[Amended 9-15-2005 by L.L. No. 4-2005]
A. 
This chapter may be enforced by either the Code Enforcement Officer, Building Inspector, Fire Marshal, or any combination of same. The Code Enforcement Officer, Building Inspector or Fire Marshal shall use his or her discretion to enforce this code administratively by issuing a notice of violation and/or by filing an accusatory instrument and/or serve an appearance ticket with or returnable at the Village of Lake Grove Justice Court or any other court of competent jurisdiction.
B. 
Power to act in emergencies. Whenever the Code Enforcement Officer, Building Inspector, or Fire Marshal finds a violation of this chapter which, in his or her opinion requires immediate action to abate a direct hazard or immediate danger to the health or safety of the occupants of a building or of the public, he/she may, in addition to any other remedies provided for in the Lake Grove Village Code, without prior notice, issue an order citing the violation and directing that such action be taken as is necessary to remove or abate the hazard or danger. Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, such an order shall be effective upon service and shall be complied with immediately.
C. 
Agency to abate hazards in emergencies. Whenever any violation of this chapter which, in the opinion of the Code Enforcement Officer, Building Inspector, or Fire Marshal, causes a direct hazard or immediate danger to the health and safety of the occupants of a building or the public, has not been corrected in the time specified by the order issued, the Village Board may take such direct action as is necessary to abate the hazard or danger. Expenses incurred in the execution of such order and remediating such condition shall be assessed against the violator and shall be added to and become and form part of the taxes assessed and levied upon such lot or land and shall bear interest at the same rate as taxes. This shall be collected and enforced by the same officers and in the same manner as taxes.
D. 
Reinspection. At the end of the period specified in the notice of violation or any extension thereof, it shall be the duty of the Code Enforcement Officer, Building Inspector, or Fire Marshal, to make or cause to be made a reinspection of the premises, and if compliance has not been established, appropriate legal action shall be instituted.