Village of
New York Mills
Oneida County, NY
 Laws 

PART II GENERAL LEGISLATION Chapter 171, STREETS AND SIDEWALKS, ARTICLE V, Fire Hydrant Protection

Body:

171-21.  Purpose.

 

The purpose of this article is to protect the public health, safety and welfare of public and private property by establishing restrictions with respect to placing materials on or in the immediate vicinity of fire hydrants located within the Village of New York Mills so as to prevent their location from being discovered; boxing their immediate access in the event a fire hydrant needs to be used and to help insure the proper maintenance of fire hydrants so they will be operable in the event of an emergency. 

 

171-22.  Statutory authority.

 

The adoption of this article is made pursuant to  10 of the Municipal Home Rule Law and  10-1002 of the Village Law. 

 

171-23.  Definitions.

 

For the specific purpose of this article, the following terms shall have the meaning assigned: 

IMMEDIATE VICINITY  -- A four-foot radius surrounding from the base of the fire hydrant.  

 

171-24.  Fire hydrant protection.

 

No person shall shovel, plow, push, place, drop, rake, throw or discard any snow, ice, mud, branches, tree limbs, grass, weeds, leaves, rubbish, papers, cardboard, garbage, boards or any similar materials on, against or in the immediate vicinity of a fire hydrant located in the Village of New York Mills. 

 

171-25.  Penalties for offenses.

 

Each violation of any provision of this article and each day that the violation continues or exists shall constitute a separate and distinct offense and shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $250 per offense with a minimum fine of $50 per offense.