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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Lockport as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 113.
Signs — See Ch. 153.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 162.
[Adopted 11-8-1886; amended in its entirety during codification[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II.
A. 
No person, company or corporation shall place or cause to be placed any bricks, stones, timber, lumber, planks, boards or other material or substances for building in or upon any street, lane, alley, sidewalk, bridge, square or public ground in said City without the consent of the Common Council.
B. 
Every person to whom permission is granted as aforesaid shall cause all the timber, building materials and rubbish arising therefrom to be removed from the street, lane, alley, sidewalk, bridge, square or public ground at the expiration of the time limited in such permission as aforesaid.
No person shall suffer any carriage, wagon, cart, sleigh or sled, without horses or other beasts of burden attached thereto, or automobile, motortruck or other vehicle, to remain or stand in or upon any street, lane, alley, sidewalk, bridge, square or public ground in this City for more than one hour, unless otherwise provided by the Highway Traffic Law.
No person shall fasten any horse or other animal to any ornamental or shade tree planted or growing in any of the streets, lanes, alleys, squares or public grounds in this City, or to any box or case around such tree.
No person shall ride or drive any horse or horses in any street, lane, alley or highway in this City faster than six miles an hour.
No person, company or corporation shall place or deposit or cause to be placed or deposited on any walk or in or upon any street, lane, alley or public ground in this City (except as provided in §§ 158-1 and 158-6) any goods, wares, merchandise, boxes, barrels, timber, lumber, coal, wood, dirt, ashes, stones or other materials, substances or rubbish whatever.
[Amended 7-19-1995]
It shall be unlawful for any person, partnership or corporation to place or set out for exhibition any goods, wares or merchandise on the sidewalk in front of his, her or its store or building or any other store or building without first having obtained permission therefor from the Common Council, or to leave for a period exceeding two hours on the three feet of the outer edge of the sidewalk in front of his, her or its store or building or any other store or building, any goods, wares or merchandise which he, she or it shall be in the act of receiving or delivering. The Common Council may grant permission to any person, partnership or corporation to place or set out for exhibition goods, wares and merchandise on the sidewalk within two feet of a store or building, except on Sundays, under such terms, conditions and restrictions as the Common Council may deem necessary in order to protect the public and the interest of the City. Whenever such permission is granted, the space allotted to the applicant shall be plainly outlined with paint by the Superintendent of Streets, Sewers and Parks before the space is occupied. Each and every person, partnership or corporation who shall violate any of the above provisions or fail to comply with the terms, conditions and restrictions under which the aforesaid permission is granted shall be subject to a penalty as hereinafter provided, and the permission granted by the Common Council in such case shall be automatically canceled and revoked upon conviction of such violation.
No person shall push, lead, drive, drag, draw or back any cow, ox, horse or other beast of burden, or any cart, wagon, sleigh, wheelbarrow, fire engine, hose cart or other vehicle (except baby carriages), over or upon any sidewalk, unless it be in crossing the same to go into a yard, lot, store or other premises.
No person or corporation shall in any way injure or tear up any pavement, sidewalk or crosswalk, drain or sewer or any part thereof, nor shall any person dig any hole, ditch or drain in any street, pavement or sidewalk, nor construct or cause to be constructed or made any sewer, vault, cistern, well or excavation in any of the streets of this City, without permission of the Commissioner of Public Works, which permission shall be in writing and shall be produced by the party or parties doing the work, for examination, upon the demand of an Alderman or police officer of the City, nor shall any person hinder or obstruct the making or repairing of any pavement, sidewalk or crosswalk which is or may be in the making under any law, resolution or ordinance of the Common Council, or hinder or obstruct any person employed by the Common Council or by the Commissioner of Public Works in making or repairing any public improvement or work ordered by the Common Council.
A. 
No person, firm or corporation shall attach or shall cause or allow any of his or their or its subordinates or employees to attach to any lamppost, telegraph or telephone pole, hydrant or box covering the same, or any erection or building, wherever situated in or upon any of the public streets, avenues, lanes, alleys or public places of the City, or upon any erection or building upon any of the streets, avenues, lanes, alleys or public places, any bills, notices, letters, pictures or characters of any kind whatever for the purpose of advertising any show, performance, business or entertainment; provided, however, that nothing in this section shall be construed as affecting the right to post bills, notices, letters, pictures or characters by licensed billposters upon private property in such secure manner as not to be detached and scattered upon the street.
B. 
No person, firm or corporation shall erect or maintain over any sidewalk or over the exterior line of any street, avenue, lane, alley or public place in the City of Lockport, signs for displaying the name or trademark of any person, firm or corporation for advertising purposes or otherwise giving notice of any business or occupation, without first having obtained a license therefor from the City Clerk; provided, however, that signs projecting not more than eight inches over such exterior line may be erected and maintained without license, subject to the control of the Building Code Administrator (Building Inspection). No sign in the City of Lockport shall extend over the exterior street line beyond the curb, and in no event shall any sign extend more than 10 feet beyond the exterior street line. No sign shall be so projected, erected or supported on any erection or building or the ground within eight feet of any part or portion of the sidewalk. Before any license for any sign shall be granted, the person, firm or corporation desiring to erect or maintain the sign or signs shall file with the Building Code Administrator (Building Inspection) a written application therefor, signed by the applicant and stating in detail the kind and character of the sign proposed to be erected and maintained and the actual area in square feet of the exterior surface of such sign, and such application shall also state, in such detail as the Building Code Administrator (Building Inspection) shall require, the place where and the manner in which it is proposed to erect such sign or signs. Upon the approval of the Building Code Administrator (Building Inspection) of such application and of the place and manner of erecting the sign therein mentioned, the City Clerk shall issue to the applicant a license for the sign for which application was made. All licenses issued hereunder shall be numbered consecutively, and each such license shall describe briefly the kind and character of sign authorized to be erected or maintained, the place or building where to be erected or suspended, the name of the applicant and the dates of issue and expiration of the license.
[Amended 7-2-1997]
C. 
No license shall be issued pursuant to the provisions of this section for the erection or maintenance of such signs or other advertising devices, other than "for sale" or "for rent" signs, upon any erection, building or property in a residential section within the limits of the City of Lockport, as defined in Section 2 of the Building Code of the said City.
D. 
Duplicates of all licenses issued pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be kept on file in the office of the City Clerk.
E. 
All licenses issued pursuant to the provisions of this section shall expire 60 days after the issuance thereof.
[Amended 7-2-1997]
F. 
Illuminated signs.
(1) 
No illuminated sign having an area of more than 75 square feet shall be erected or maintained without special permission granted by resolution of the Common Council.
(2) 
No illuminated sign projecting more than eight inches beyond the exterior street line shall hereafter be erected or maintained in the City of Lockport, the area of which shall exceed 100 square feet according to the computation herein provided for.
G. 
No sign, other than an illuminated sign or cloth or canvas sign, shall be hereafter erected or maintained within the City of Lockport projecting more than eight inches over the exterior street line and having an area of more than 40 square feet, except for temporary purposes and then only on resolution of the Common Council.
H. 
For the purpose of this section, an "illuminated sign" shall be a sign in connection with which artificial light is used; the "area" of a sign, for the purpose of this section, shall be construed as being 1/2 the total exterior surface of the sign, computed in square feet.
I. 
The application for such license must further be accompanied by public liability and property damage insurance protecting the City of Lockport against any claim or claims, actions, suits or proceedings arising out of damage suffered or claimed to be suffered by reason of the work being performed in the erection or maintenance of such sign or other advertising device and the failing, dropping or knocking down of the same, to the extent of $1,000,000 for personal injury and $500,000 for property damage.
[Amended 7-2-1997]
J. 
No owner or occupant of any store or other building or any other person shall construct, place or maintain, or cause or permit to be constructed, placed or maintained, on the sidewalk on Main Street or any part of said street, any stand, bench, seat or other construction used in connection with the business, trade or occupation of shining shoes.
K. 
Any license issued hereunder may be revoked by the Common Council for cause, after reasonable notice to the licensee and a hearing before said Common Council at a time and place to be specified in such notice.
No person shall construct or cause to be constructed, continue or suffer to remain any porch, stoop, steps, railing, cellar door or platform in any street in this City, which shall extend into more than 3 1/2 feet of such sidewalk from his or her store or building, or, when projecting over the sidewalk, be less than eight feet at its lowest point above such sidewalk.
No person shall affix, attach to, post or hang on any tree in any street in this City any sign, banner, advertisement or anything else whatsoever.
No person shall cast or throw or cause to be cast or thrown into any of the streets, lanes, alleys, gutters, drains, sewers or public places within this City, any straw, shavings, wood, stone, shells, rubbish or any other substances, or cause any obstructions, nuisances or injury in or to the same.
No person shall cast, throw, paste or scatter, or cause to be cast, thrown, pasted or scattered, in or upon any of the streets, alleys, sidewalks or public places of this City, any showbills, posters, dodgers or other handbills or paper of any description whatsoever.
A. 
The word "street" as used in this Article is intended to embrace all the territory included between the street boundary lines.
B. 
The person making or having charge of any sewer, vault, cistern, well or excavation in any of the streets of this City, during the construction thereof by permission of the Common Council, shall, during the whole of every night while such vault, cistern, well, sewer or excavation shall be open or uncovered, fence in the same and cause a lighted lamp or lantern to be placed and kept so as to cast its light upon such vault, sewer, well, cistern or excavation.
C. 
All parties who shall at any time use any portion of any highway, park or other public place within the City limits for the deposit of building material or other obstructions in said highway, park or other public place shall be required to protect the same by brightly lighted lamps of sufficient number and placed in such a manner as to properly warn all persons of the presence of such obstructions during the whole of each and every night while such obstructions shall remain in the highway or public place, and in default of so protecting the same the permission given to occupy the said highway or public place will be revoked and the party or parties will be held liable to the penalty hereinafter prescribed.
[Amended 7-19-1995]
Whenever permission is given to any person or persons, company or corporation to lay, build or construct any vault, drain, sewer, cistern, well, aqueduct, gas, steam or water pipe along or in any street or alley, or to dig or take up any street, sidewalk or pavement, he or they shall cause the same to be done in such manner, within such time and in such place as the Common Council shall direct, and shall cause such street, sidewalk or pavement to be refilled, rebuilt and relaid in a substantial and permanent manner, and the same shall be left in at least as good condition as before such work was begun; and before such work is begun, the applicant shall enter into a bond for the faithful performance of such work, with sureties to be approved by the Mayor; and all such work shall be done under the supervision of the Superintendent of Streets, Sewers and Parks; and no connections with any main drain or sewer shall be made except under the personal supervision of said Superintendent of Streets, Sewers and Parks or of some competent person under his direction and in his presence; and any person digging or taking up any street, sidewalk or pavement as aforesaid shall thereafter keep the same in good repair from the effects of such digging or taking up.
The Common Council hereby determines that the proper manner of laying steam pipes, properly protected from contact with the earth, is in a trench dug at least five feet below the surface of said street or alley as established or to be established by the Common Council for the grading, curbing, guttering and paving of the streets or alleys where such pipes may be laid. The Common Council hereby prohibits in any street or alley where extension or enlargements may be made, the use of any junction service box with manholes breaking the surface of any such street or alley, except at street crossings.
[Amended 12-15-2001; 1-19-2005 by L.L. No. 2-2005; 2-1-2017 by L.L. No. 1-2017]
A. 
Cleaning requirements. Every person in charge or control of any building or lot of land within the City of Lockport, New York, whether as owner, tenant, occupant, lessee or otherwise, shall remove any snow and/or ice on any public sidewalk adjoining such building or lot of land owned or occupied by such person.
B. 
Notice. The Code Enforcement Officer/Chief Building Inspector is hereby authorized and empowered to notify, by regular mail and by affixing to the front door, the owner, agent, tenant, lessee or occupant of any open or vacant private property within the City or the agent of such owner, agent, lessee, tenant or other occupant to remove any snow and/or ice on any public sidewalk from the public sidewalks in front, one either side or in the rear of their property, which is dangerous to public health, safety or welfare or otherwise not in conformity with this section after making an inspection thereof. Such notice shall be in writing and be in substantially the following form:
"TO THE OWNER AND OCCUPANTS OF PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF LOCKPORT: Please take notice that you are hereby required to clean all snow and/or ice from all public sidewalks on the property owned or occupied by you and to comply with the ordinance of the City of Lockport relative to the removal of said snow and/or ice. In the event of your failure to remove such snow and/or ice, the Code Enforcement Officer/Chief Building Inspector or his duly designated representative may cause such snow and/or ice to be removed, and the cost thereof shall thereupon become and be a charge and lien upon your property and shall be collected the same as other taxes upon your property. If you wish to object to this determination, such objection must be received in writing to the Code Enforcement Officer/Chief Building Inspector within five business days of the date of this notice."
C. 
Failure to comply with notice.
(1) 
Upon failure, neglect or refusal of any owner, agent, tenant, lessee or occupant, or agent thereof so notified to properly remove snow and/or ice or to object in writing to the Building Department within five business days from the date of notice provided for in § 158-17B above, the Building Inspector shall authorize and direct the appropriate City office, department, or designee to proceed to remove such snow and/or ice. In the event that the owner, agent, tenant, lessee, or occupant or agent shall object in writing within five business days to the Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector, the matter shall be referred to the Zoning Board of Appeals, which shall review the determination within 30 days from the date of receipt of any written objection. The determination of the Zoning Board of Appeals shall be final.
(2) 
Should the removal be performed by or on behalf of the City after notice has been given pursuant to this section and the owner's time for compliance has run out, the City shall advise the owner in writing of the cost of such removal, together with an additional administrative fee of $150 for costs of inspection and other incidental costs associated with the removal and subsequent thereto, the owner shall have the right to request a hearing to the Zoning Board of Appeals to challenge the cost of such removal only within 10 business days of said notice. The cost of the removal as finally determined together with the administrative fee and all incidental costs shall be assessed as a lien against the affected property. Notice shall be given to the City Treasurer specifying the property affected by lot and block numbers as the same appear on the Official Tax Assessment Map of the City of Lockport, together with the costs incurred in undertaking such removal of snow and/or ice together with an additional administrative fee of $150 for costs of inspection and other incidental costs associated with the removal, and from the hour of filing, the amount of the charges specified in said notice to the City Treasurer shall be a line upon the property affected hereby. A copy of this notice shall be served by certified mail upon the owner of the affected property. The costs specified, if not paid by or on behalf of the owner within 30 days of notice, shall be added to and collected with the subsequent City property tax levy, and shall bear interest and be enforced as provided by law for other City taxes.
D. 
Person. The word "person," as used in this section, shall mean and include one or more natural persons, corporations, partnerships, associations, joint-stock companies, societies and all other entities of any kind capable of being sued.
A. 
No person shall remove or cause or permit to be removed, or shall aid or assist in removing, any building, shed or other structure into, along or across any street, alley, square or public ground in the City of Lockport without first having obtained permission from the Common Council.
B. 
Application for such permission must be accompanied by a public liability and property damage insurance policy in a sum to be fixed by the Commissioner of Public Works and of a form approved by the Corporation Counsel of the City of Lockport, indemnifying and saving harmless the City against all loss, cost, damage or expense incurred or sustained by or recovery against the City by reason of such removing, and shall further be accompanied by written consent of the telegraph, telephone or electric light company or companies in the City of Lockport for such removal.
C. 
The person removing such building, shed or structure as aforesaid or the owner thereof shall, within 24 hours prior to such removal, notify the Chief of Police and the Chief of the Fire Department of the City that such removal will occur and the time of such removal and the street or streets over which such removal will take place.
D. 
No owner, agent of the owner, contractor or other person shall permit or suffer such building, shed or other structure to remain in any street, alley, square or public ground for a longer time than one day after notice from the Commissioner of Public Works to remove the same.
E. 
Whenever and so long as any such building, shed or other structure or any section or part of the same shall remain in or upon any said street, alley, square or public ground while undergoing the operation of removal as aforesaid, the person removing the same or the owner thereof shall, by night, keep one or more lighted lanterns or other good and sufficient light at each end of said building so as to give sufficient notice of the obstruction.
F. 
Permission for such removal shall be granted with the distinct understanding that whatever damage, if any, may be done or occasioned to any electric light, telephone, telegraph or other wires strung in such street, or to any poles, standards, paving, sidewalks or curbs in such street, or to any other appurtenance or thing in such street, by reason of the removing of such building, shed or other structure, shall be borne by the person to whom permission is given or the owner of such building, shed or structure, or both of them.
A. 
All crosswalks within this City shall be kept and preserved free from all teams, sleighs, wagons, carts, carriages or vehicles of any kind, except so far as may be necessary in crossing the same. No owner or driver of any team, carriage, cart, sleigh, wagon or other vehicle shall cause, suffer or permit such team, carriage, cart, sleigh, wagon or other vehicle to stand or remain in or upon the crosswalk in any street or alley of this City so as to prevent the free passage thereof.
B. 
No person shall leave any horse or horses or mule in any street, lane, alley or highway in this City without being sufficiently secured; nor shall any such horse stand so secured in one place more than two hours at a time, but shall be removed by any policeman of this City to some convenient public stable at the owner's expense, should occasion require, between the first day of November and the first day of April in any year.
No person shall, without authority from the Common Council, remove or cause to be removed any earth, stones, sand, gravel or other part of the highway from any street, lane, alley, sewer, square, public ground or road within the bounds of this City.
[Amended 8-3-1989; 6-19-1991; 6-2-2004; 1-19-2005 by L.L. No. 2-2005; 6-6-2007; 5-18-2016 by L.L. No. 2-2016]
A. 
Cutback requirements.
(1) 
Every person in charge or control of any building or lot of land within the City of Lockport, New York, whether as owner, tenant, occupant, lessee or otherwise, shall cut and remove any growth of weeds, grass or other rank vegetation or brush growing on any occupied or unoccupied lot of land or any part thereof located in the City of Lockport, New York, in accordance with Subsection A(2) of this section.
(2) 
Any tract or parcel of land containing one acre or less shall be cut in its entirety to a length of six inches or less. Any contiguous tracts or parcels of land having at least one common owner, which contiguous tracts or parcels of land contain more than one acre in combined area, and any tract or parcel of land containing more than one acre shall be cut back a distance of 20 feet from the curb or boundary line of each adjacent public street and/or property lines to a length of six inches or less.
B. 
Poisonous plants. It shall be unlawful for any such person or persons to cause, suffer or allow poison ivy, ragweed or other poisonous plant or plants detrimental to health to grow on the part of any such lot or land required to be cut in accordance with Subsection A(2) of this section or to allow the seed, pollen or other particles or emanations therefrom to be carried throughout the air into any public place.
C. 
Notice. The Code Enforcement Officer/Chief Building Inspector is hereby authorized and empowered to notify, by regular mail and by affixing to the front door, the owner, agent, tenant, lessee or occupant of any open or vacant private property within the City or the agent of such owner, agent, lessee, tenant or other occupant to properly cut and remove any growth of weeds, grass or other rank vegetation or brush growth located on such owner's, tenant's, lessee's or occupant's property which is dangerous to public health, safety or welfare or otherwise not in conformity with this section after making an inspection thereof. Such notice shall be in writing and be in substantially the following form:
"TO THE OWNER AND OCCUPANTS OF PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF LOCKPORT: Please take notice that you are hereby required to cut and remove all grass, weeds and other rank, poisonous, harmful vegetation on the property owned or occupied by you and to comply with the ordinance of the City of Lockport relative to the removal of grass, weeds, etc. In the event of your failure to remove such grass, weeds, etc., the Code Enforcement Officer/Chief Building Inspector or his duly designated representative may cause such weeds and grass and other vegetation on your property to be cut and removed, and the cost thereof shall thereupon become and be a charge and lien upon your property and shall be collected the same as other taxes upon your property. If you wish to object to this determination, such objection must be received in writing to the Code Enforcement Officer/Chief Building Inspector within five days of the date of this notice."
D. 
Failure to comply with notice.
(1) 
Upon failure, neglect or refusal of any owner, agent, tenant, lessee or occupant, or agent thereof so notified to properly dispose of litter or remove weeds, grass, or other rank vegetation or brush or to object in writing to the Building Department within five days from the date of notice provided for in § 158-21C above, the Building Inspector shall authorize and direct the appropriate City office, department, or designee to proceed to cut and remove such weeds, grass, or other rank vegetation or brush. In the event that the owner, agent, tenant, lessee, or occupant or agent shall object in writing within five days to the Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector, the matter shall be referred to the Zoning Board of Appeals, which shall review the determination within 30 days from the date of receipt of any written objection. The determination of the Zoning Board of Appeals shall be final.
(2) 
The actual cost of such cutting and removing, plus $150 for inspection and other additional costs in connection therewith, shall be billed to the property owner, a copy of which shall be forward to the City Treasurer, by the Code Enforcement Officer/Chief Building Inspector or his duly designated representative. Thirty days after the billing date, all unpaid charges will become and be a lien upon the property on which said weeds, grass and other vegetation were located and shall be added to and become and form a part of the taxes next to be assessed and levied upon such lot or land and shall bear interest at the same rate as taxes and shall be collected and enforced by the same officer and in the same manner as taxes levied and assessed against such property, or the same may be collected by suit against the owner or owners in the name of the City.
E. 
Person. The word "person," as used in this section, shall mean and include one or more natural persons, corporations, partnerships, associations, joint-stock companies, societies and all other entities of any kind capable of being sued.
The sweeping of stores, buildings and premises and the throwing of refuse into the streets or alleys of this City are hereby forbidden; provided, however, that such sweepings may be deposited in iron dust boxes, with handles, on the premises of the respective owners and occupants, and emptied into the wagons conveying dirt from the streets or alleys on Friday of each week.
Playing at ball and coasting or sliding down hill on sledges or sleds in the streets, lanes, alleys and highways of this City are hereby prohibited.
[Added 8-7-1991; amended 5-17-2000]
A. 
Roller skates, street skates and skateboards regulated. No person shall roller-skate or ride a skateboard anywhere in the City without complying with the terms of this section. As used herein, "to roller-skate" shall mean to skate on any type of roller skates or street skates.
B. 
Streets. No person shall roller-skate or ride a skateboard on any street without due regard for the safety of the operator or for the safety of others. No person will operate a skateboard or street skates without wearing an approved helmet (as defined in the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law) or will operate a skateboard or street skates in a careless manner without due caution, or in any manner that creates a risk of danger to persons or property, or in any manner to impede or interfere with pedestrian or vehicular traffic, and no person shall roller-skate or ride a skateboard anywhere in the City after dusk.
C. 
Sidewalks.
(1) 
No person shall roller-skate or ride a skateboard in the area of the City bounded and described as follows: beginning at a point at the intersection of Walnut and Washburn Streets north along Washburn Street to a point in the intersection of Washburn and the Conrail railroad tracks west along the Conrail railroad tracks to a point, said point being the intersection of the Conrail railroad tracks and the northwest bank of the Erie Barge Canal, then southwest along the northwest bank of the Erie Barge Canal to a point, said point being the intersection of the northwest bank of the Erie Barge Canal and the east side of Pine Street, then southwest along Richmond Avenue to a point, said point being the intersection of Richmond Avenue and Niagara Street, then west on Niagara Street to a point, said point being the intersection of Niagara and North Transit Streets, then south along North Transit Street to the intersection of North Transit Street and Walnut Street, then northeast along Walnut Street to the point or place of beginning, this designated area being more commonly referred to as the "downtown business district."
(2) 
No person shall ride a skateboard or operate on street skates on any sidewalk without exercising due care for the safety of other persons using the sidewalk, or in a reckless manner or without a helmet as defined in Subsection B of this section.
D. 
Private property. Nothing herein shall be construed to authorize any activity on private property.
E. 
Penalties for offenses.
(1) 
Every person convicted of a violation of any provisions of this section may be punished by a fine of not more than $100 for each offense, and a separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
(2) 
Whereupon the violator is determined to be a juvenile, the person shall be referred to the City of Lockport Police Department's Juvenile Division and receive an appearance ticket for the City of Lockport Youth Court.
No person or persons shall stand with wagons, carts or other vehicles for the purpose of peddling or exposing for sale in Main and Canal Streets, in Market Street, between Main and Chapel Streets, in Locust Street, between Main and South Streets, in Pine Street, between Canal and Walnut Streets, in Cottage and Buffalo Streets, between Main and Walnut Streets, except upon the north side of Buffalo Street, between a point opposite the center of the Big Bridge and Transit Street, any hay, straw, stalks, wood, meat, fresh fish, vegetables, grain or other farm products.
[Amended 7-19-1995; 7-2-1997]
In addition to the other duties imposed by law and the Charter of this City upon the Superintendent of Streets, Sewers and Parks, it shall be his duty to enforce all the provisions of this article [except §§ 158-9 and 158-34, which shall be the duty of the Building Code Administrator (Building Inspection) to enforce] and all ordinances relating to the streets, alleys, sewers, squares, bridges and public grounds in the City.
[Amended 7-19-1995]
It shall be the duty of the Superintendent of Streets, Sewers and Parks to cause any dirt, ashes, stones, plank, boards, wood, bricks, timber, lumber or other substances or materials in any of the streets, alleys, sewers, gutters, bridges, squares or public grounds which shall not have been removed by the owner, occupant, agent or person having charge of the premises in front of which the same shall have been placed or found, within 24 hours after notice given by the Mayor, an Alderman or Superintendent of Streets, Sewers and Parks to such person or persons to remove the same, to be removed and carried away; and in case of any unoccupied lot or premises in this City, the owner or agent of which is unknown, all the provisions and requirements of this Article imposed upon the known owner or occupant of any lot or premises shall be observed and performed by the Superintendent of Streets, Sewers and Parks when necessary, in his opinion, for the public convenience.
No person or persons shall move, haul, transport or carry, or cause to be moved, hauled, transported or carried, within the limits of this City, any log or logs, by dragging, rolling, pushing or sliding the same upon the ground, in or upon any of the streets, public alleys, lanes or grounds of said City; nor shall any chain, clamp, clevis, rod, rope or device of any character whatsoever, except that which is commonly called a "shoe," be used to regulate the speed of any vehicle or vehicles in descending or ascending any hill, slope, incline or descent of surface of the ground in or upon said streets, public alleys, lanes or grounds.
No person shall move or propel, nor cause to be propelled, moved, driven or run through, in or upon any of the public streets or bridges of said City, any steam or other engine, threshing machine, tractor or other machine, implement or vehicle of such kind and construction as shall be likely to frighten horses or injure pavements, whether such engine, machine, power implement or vehicle shall be propelled or moved by steam, animal or other power, without a written permit from the Mayor.
On streets where there are stone or concrete curbing and paved gutters, no person shall place or cause to be placed any bridge or crossing of said paved gutter, or any filling of any said character whatever in said paved gutter, in the nature of a roadway from the street to his or her premises, or for any purpose whatsoever, except by permission and under the supervision of the Commissioner of Public Works.
[Amended 7-19-1995]
At any time after the violation of § 158-15, the Mayor may direct the Superintendent of Streets, Sewers and Parks to serve a written or printed notice, by personal service or by posting on the premises, on the person or corporation so offending, to the effect that unless the said person or corporation complies with the provisions of said § 158-15 by restoring the street, lane, alley or public place which shall have been opened by said person or corporation to as good condition as it was before it was opened, within a reasonable period of time, which shall be decided by the Mayor, the Superintendent of Streets, Sewers and Parks will proceed to restore said street, lane, alley or public place at the expense of the person or corporation so notified. At the expiration of the time fixed in the said notice, the Superintendent of Streets, Sewers and Parks shall proceed to restore such street, lane, alley or public place and report the expense thereof to the Common Council, together with his affidavit of personal service of the notice aforesaid or of the posting of said notice, and when approved by the Common Council the expense so reported shall become a lien on the real estate in front of which said work shall have been done, and shall be collected in the manner in which the expense of removing obstructions from sidewalks is collected according to the provisions of § 158-17.
It shall not be lawful for any Special Superintendent of any street or part of a street which has been or may be declared by the Common Council to be an improved street, to use or allow to be used in the work on such improved street any horse, wagon or other property of his own, or be in any manner personally interested pecuniarly or otherwise in the labor or material expended on such improved street.
No person or persons, company or corporation shall open any street or other highway, or cut, tap or connect with any sewer or main drain now laid or hereafter to be laid pursuant to ordinance, for the purpose of laying, building or constructing any private sewer or drain to connect with such sewer or main drain, except for the use and benefit of lands assessed for the sewer or main drain with which such connection is made.
[Added 7-19-2000]
A. 
Any person, firm or corporation wishing to install drainage piping in a City right-of-way, must first obtain the permission of the Commissioner of Public Works or his duly designated representative. Said permission is subject to the following:
(1) 
Submission of the request in writing, detailing the property to be affected and verification that the property is owned by the person making the request.
(2) 
Approval by the Commissioner of Public Works as to the size and material and installation procedure.
(3) 
Filing of a certificate of insurance (in an amount not less than $1,000,000) with the City Clerk, naming the City of Lockport as additional insured and holding the City of Lockport harmless as it relates to the installation of said drainage pipe.
(4) 
Adherence to street opening regulations.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See § C-370, Permit to dig in streets, and § 370a, Relative to the opening of streets.
B. 
Upon acceptance by the Commissioner of Public Works or his designated representative, the City of Lockport shall accept responsibility for any future maintenance or replacement of said drainage pipe.
An offense against the provisions of this Article shall constitute a violation under the Penal Law and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.
[Adopted 2-18-1946]
As used in this Article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PERSON
Includes one or more persons of either sex, natural persons, corporations, partnerships, associations, joint-stock companies, societies and all other entities of any kind capable of being sued.
No person shall hereafter erect or maintain any awning of any material except cloth or canvas over any sidewalk or other public place in the City of Lockport, except as hereinafter provided.
All awnings of cloth or canvas, except temporary awnings as hereinafter provided for, hereafter constructed or maintained over any sidewalk or other public place, must be supported without posts by iron frames or brackets attached to the building which shall be at their lowest point or side not less than seven feet six inches elevated from the sidewalk, and no part of such awning shall be less distance than seven feet elevated from the sidewalk.
[Amended 7-19-1995; 7-2-1997]
All awnings heretofore erected or constructed and operated in a manner different from that specified in this Article shall be removed by the owner, agent or person in possession or control of the building or part thereof to which such awning is attached, within five days after notice so to do from the Building Code Administrator (Building Inspection).
Awnings or canopies without side curtains may be, from time to time, erected and maintained across the sidewalk of any street for temporary use; provided, however, that such awning or canopy shall be of canvas or cloth and shall be supported by upright posts of iron or other metallic substance not exceeding two inches in diameter and not less than seven feet nor more than 10 feet in height above the sidewalk. Awnings or canopies with side curtains may be erected for a limited time upon permission obtained from the Common Council.
A. 
Every owner or occupant of any building shall at all times keep the awning in front of such building free from ice, snow, dirt or other obstructions. Merchandise or other obstructions shall not be suspended from any awning over any sidewalk.
B. 
No awning of wood shall be erected or maintained so as to project over any sidewalk or other public place, and no awning of glass or metal shall be erected or maintained without the consent of the Common Council.
[Amended 11-2-1983]
An offense against the provisions of this Article shall constitute a violation under the Penal Law and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.