Village of Northport, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Northport 5-20-1969 by L.L. No. 3-1969 (Ch. 55 of the 1966 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 159.
Grading and filling — See Ch. 173.
Waterways — See Ch. 302.
The Village Board shall have control over the filling or diversion of streams, watercourses and creeks.
No person, firm or corporation shall place fill in any stream, watercourse or creek, or divert any stream, watercourse or creek from its natural course unless and until a permit shall have been applied for and secured from the Village Board. The fee for the permit shall be as set forth from time to time by resolution in Chapter 147, Fees.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
In the exercise of its discretion to grant or deny any such permit, the Village Board shall give consideration to the effect such proposed filling or diversion may have on the drainage or welfare of the Village of Northport, and shall deny any such permit when in its judgment the Village Board determines such proposed filling or diversion is detrimental to the drainage or welfare of the Village of Northport.
For the purposes of this chapter, small ponds with a surface area at mean low-water level of 10 acres or less, located in the course of a stream, watercourse or creek, shall be considered a part of such stream, watercourse or creek.
Any person, firm or corporation placing fill in any stream, watercourse or creek, or diverting any stream, watercourse or creek from its natural course without having first applied for and secured a permit therefor from the Village Board, shall be guilty of an offense and shall be liable for each offense to a fine not to exceed $250 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 15 days, or both.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).