GENERAL PROVISIONS ARTICLE I ADOPTION OF CODE § 1-1. Legislative intent.

In accord with the Municipal Home Rule Law, the local laws, ordinances and certain resolutions of the City of Mechanicville, consisting of the Charter and Chapters 1 through 200, together with an Appendix, shall be known collectively as the "Code of the City of Mechanicville," hereafter termed the "Code." Wherever reference is made in any of the local laws, ordinances and resolutions contained in the "Code of the City of Mechanicville" to any other local law, ordinance or resolution appearing in said Code, such reference shall be changed to the appropriate chapter title, chapter number, article number or section number where such legislation appears in the Code, as if such local law, ordinance or resolution had been formally amended to so read. § 1-2. Continuation of existing provisions. The provisions of the Code, insofar as they are substantively the same as those of local laws, ordinances and resolutions in force immediately prior to the amendment of the Code by this local law, are intended as a continuation of the local laws, ordinances and resolutions and not as new enactments, and the effectiveness of such provisions shall date from the date of adoption of the prior local law, ordinance or resolution. All such provisions are continued in full force and effect and are reaffirmed as to their adoption by the City Council, and it is the intention of the Council that each provision contained within the Code is reaffirmed as it appears in the Code. Only such provisions of former local laws and ordinances as are omitted from this Code shall be deemed repealed by the provisions of §§ 1-3 below. § 1-3. Repeal of enactments not included in Code. All local laws and ordinances of a general and permanent nature of the City of Mechanicville in force on the date of the adoption of this local law and not contained in the Code or recognized and continued in force by reference are repealed from and after the effective date of this local law. § 1-4. Enactments saved from repeal; matters not affected. The repeal of local laws and ordinances provided for in §§ 1 – 3 of this local law shall not affect the following classes of local laws, ordinances, rights and obligations, which are hereby expressly saved from repeal:

A. Any right or liability established, accrued or incurred under any legislative provision of the City prior to the effective date of this local law or any action or proceeding brought for the enforcement of such right or liability. B. Any offense or act committed or done before the effective date of this local law in violation of any legislative provision of the City of Mechanicville or any penalty, punishment or forfeiture which may result therefrom. C. Any prosecution, indictment, action, suit or other proceeding pending or any judgment rendered prior to the effective date of this s local law brought pursuant to any legislative provision of the City of Mechanicville. D. Any agreement entered into or any franchise, license, right, easement or privilege granted or conferred by the City of Mechanicville. E. Any local law or ordinance of the City providing for the laying out, opening, altering, widening, relocating, straightening, establishing grade, changing name, improvement, acceptance or vacation of any right-of-way, easement, street, road, highway, park or other public place with n the City of Mechanicville or any portion thereof. F. Any local law or ordinance of the City appropriating money or transferring funds, promising or guaranteeing the payment of money, or authorizing the issuance and delivery of any bond of the City or other instruments or evidence of the City’s indebtedness. G. Local laws or ordinances authorizing the purchase, sale, lease, or transfer of property; or any lawful contract, agreement or obligation. H. The levy or imposition of special assessments or charges. I. The annexation or dedication of property. J. Any local law or ordinance relating to salaries and compensation. K. Any local law or ordinance amending the Zoning Map. L. Any local law or ordinance relating to or establishing a pension plan or pension fund for City Employees. M. Any local law or ordinance or portion of a local law or ordinance establishing a specific fee amount for any license, permit, or service obtained from the City. N. Personnel policies and amendments thereto.

§ 1-5. Severability. If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section, article, chapter, or part of this local law or of any local law, ordinance, or resolution included in this Code now or through supplementation shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid , such judgment shall not affect, impair, or invalidate the remainder thereof but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, section , article, chapter, or part thereof directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered. § 1-6. Copy of Code on file. A. A copy of the Code, in loose-leaf form, has been filed in the office of the City Clerk and is available on line at the City’s official web site and shall remain for use and examination by the public. The copy shall be certified to by the City Clerk by impressing the Seal of the City. A certified copy shall remain on file in the office of the City Clerk to be made available to persons desiring to examine. The enactment and publication of this local law, coupled with the availability of a copy of the Code for inspection by the public, shall be considered to be due and legal publication of all provisions of the Code for all purposes. B. A copy of the Code, less resolutions, shall also be made available on–line at the City’s official web site § 1-7. Amendments to Code. Any and all additions, deletions, amendments, or supplements to any of the local laws, ordinances, and resolutions known collectively as the "Code of the City of Mechanicville" or any new local laws, ordinances, or resolutions, when enacted or adopted in such form as to indicate the intention of the City Council to be a part thereof, shall be deemed to be incorporated into the Code so that reference to the Code shall be understood and intended to include such additions, deletions, amendments, or supplements. Whenever such additions, deletions, amendments, or supplements to local laws or ordinances shall be enacted or adopted, they shall be printed and inserted in the loose-leaf book and posted on line within 60 days of enactment as amendments and supplements. Resolutions may be kept and catalogued separately. Nothing contained in this local law shall affect the status of any local law, ordinance, or resolution and such local laws, ordinances, or resolutions may be amended, deleted, or changed from time to time as the City Council deems desirable. § 1-8. Code book to be kept up-to-date – on-line posting.

It shall be the duty of the City Clerk to keep up-to-date the certified copy of the book containing the Code required to be filed in the office of the City Clerk and to up-date on-line amendments. All changes in the Code and all local laws, ordinances, and resolutions adopted by the City Council subsequent to the enactment of this local law in such form as to indicate the intention of said City Council to be a part of the Code shall, when finally enacted or adopted, be included by temporary attachment of copies of such changes, local laws, ordinances, or resolutions until such changes, local laws, ordinances, or resolutions are printed as supplements to the Code book, at which time such supplements shall be inserted therein. § 1-9. Sale of Code book; supplementation. Copies of the Code, or any chapter or portion of it, may be purchased from the City Clerk, or an authorized agent of the Clerk, upon the payment of a fee to be set by resolution of the City Council. The Clerk may also arrange for procedures for the periodic supplementation of the Code. § 1-10. Penalties for tampering g ·with Code. Any person who, without authorization from the City Clerk, changes or amends, by additions or deletions, any part or portion of the Code of the City of Mechanicville or who alters or tampers with such Code in any manner whatsoever which will cause the legislation of the City of Mechanicville to be misrepresented thereby or who violates any other provision of this local law shall be guilty of an offense and shal1, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment for a term of not more than 15 days, or both. § 1-11. Changes in previously adopted legislation; new provisions. A. In compiling and preparing the local laws and ordinances for publication as the Code of the City, no changes in the meaning or intent of the local laws, ordinances and resolutions have been made, except as provided for in Subsections B. In addition, certain grammatical changes and other minor nonsubstantive changes were made in one or more sections of legislation. It is the intention of the City Council that all such changes be adopted as part of the Code as if the local laws, ordinances and resolutions had been previously formally amended to read as such . B. The following amendments and/or additions are to become effective upon the effective date of this local law. (Chapter and section number references are to the local laws and ordinances as they have been renumbered and appear in the Code.)

Charter Amendments
(Section numbers have been changed to reflect deleted sections) § 11. § 12 , § 13 (b). §15. § 16. §71. § 84(c). Section Deletions Former § 5. – Assumption of Village Debts. Former § 7. – Fund Transfer from Village to City.

Code Amendments
(Section numbers have been changed to reflect deleted sections) § 1-1, § 1-2, §1- 3. § 1-5. § 1-4. § 1-6. § 1-7. § 1-8. § 1-9. § 1- 10. § 1-11. § 1- 12. § 113. § 21-2.§ 21-4. § 21-7. § 21-6. § 34-3. § 39-9. § 39-10. § 46-6. §46-9. § 53-1. § 80-6. § 80-12.§ 86-1. § 86-2.§ 86-3.§ 86-4.§ 86-5. § 86-6. § 136.5. § 144-24. § 161-2. § 161-10.§ 161-19.§ 164-5.§ 164-16.§ 178-2.§ 194-13.§ 19421. § 194-28. § 200-6.§ 200-8.§ 200-8(B).§ 200-23. § 200-51.§ 200-51(A).§ 20051(B)2(a) vi, vii, viii .§ 200-51(C).§ 200-62(B)6.§ 200-74.§ 200-75.§ 200-79.(B)10.§ 200-87. §200-88, 200.92. § 200.93. §200.94.§ 200.95.§ 200.96. Sections Deletions §86-7, § 161-20.§ 161-21.§ 161-22.§164-15. § 1- 12. Incorporation of provisions into Code. The provisions of this local law are made Article I of Chapter 1 of the Code of the City of Mechanicville, such local law to be entitled “General Provisions, Article I, Adoption of Code,” and the sections of this local law shall be numbered §§ 1-1 to 1-13, inclusive. § 1-13. When effective. This local law shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State of the State of New York. § 21-2.Deputy Fire Chief. Office created. The office of Deputy Fire Chief is hereby created., The salary for such office shall be established by resolution of the City Council. A. Duties. The duties of such officer shall be to perform all the duties of the Fire

Chief in case of the absence or inability of the Fire Chief to act. It shall be the further duty of the Deputy Fire Chief to assist generally in the performance of the duties required of the Fire Chief and to perform such other duties as may be required of him/her by the Council or the Mayor of the City of Mechanicville. § 21-4. Additional duties. A. In addition to the duties heretofore prescribed for the Fire Chief, it shall be the further duty of the Fire Chief of the City of Mechanicville to do the following: (1) He/she shall have charge of and be responsible for all fire apparatus of every kind and description. (2) He/she shall have general supervision over and be responsible for the proper care and preservation of all buildings owned by the city in which fire apparatus is housed or stored, with the exception, however, of the Municipal Building. (3) It shall be the duty of the Fire Chief and he/she shall have the power to direct the Captains and Lieutenants to report to him/her, at such times and in such detail as the Fire Chief shall prescribe, as to the condition of fire apparatus and as to the method of preserving the same. (4) No debts shall be hereinafter incurred chargeable to the Fire Department unless ordered by the Fire Chief, and the bills chargeable to the Fire Department shall be approved by the Fire Chief before the same are audited. Nothing in this subsection contained shall apply to fuel. (5) From the first sounding of the fire alarm of the Fire Department until the blowout of said alarm is given, the Fire Chief shall be and he/she is hereby empowered with absolute control of all fire personnel and fire apparatus. He/she shall also have the power to exercise exclusive police authority over and the control of the building or buildings burning or threatened with fire. He/she is hereby further given the authority to mark off a fire zone adjacent to such burning premises. Such fire zone shall be of such size as in the opinion of the Fire Chief shall be necessary for the prevention of further conflagration. (6) The Captains of the Department shall be responsible to the Fire Chief for the care of the emergency apparatus assigned to their command. § 21-6. Assistant Fire Chief. A. Office created. The office of Assistant Fire Chief is hereby created. B. Duties. The duties of the Assistant Fire Chief shall be to perform all the duties of the Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief in case of the absence or inability of the Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief to act. It shall be the further duty of the Assistant Fire Chief to assist generally in the performance of the duties required of the Fire

Chief and Deputy Fire Chief and to perform such other duties within the Fire Department as directed by the Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief or the Mayor. C. Salary. The salary of the Assistant Fire Chief shall be determined by resolution of the City Council. § 21-7. Appointment and terms of office. A. The Chief, Deputy Chief and Assistant Chief shall be appointed by the Mayor. Their terms of office shall be for two years, unless terminated sooner by the Mayor. B. The term of office for the Fire Chief shall be restricted to two consecutive terms, except such person may again be eligible for appointment two years after the expiration of the second term. C. Any person terminated for cause from the office of Fire Chief shall not be eligible for future reappointment as Fire Chief. § 34-3. Manner of addressing Council; rules of order. The Mayor, who presides at the Council meetings, is authorized and directed to: A. Enforce a five-minute limit for each member of the general public who addresses the City Council during the Council meetings B. Ensure that Robert's Rules of Order are followed, as established at the City's annual organizational meeting, and ensure that order remains at City Council meetings. § 39-9. Powers delegated to Chief of Police. The powers granted to the Mayor of the City of Mechanicville pursuant to § 209-M. of the General Municipal Law relating to the requesting and granting of police assistance from and to other local governments is hereby delegated to the Chief of Police. As used in this Article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated: CHIEF OF POLICE – Includes any police officer in command of the Police Department of the City of Mechanicville during the absence, illness, or disability of the Chief of Police. § 39-10. Establishment; availability of funds.

An Investigation Cash Fund in the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) is hereby established and shall be available in advance to members of the Police Department in such amount as may be authorized by the Chief of the Department for expenses incurred or to be incurred in investigating and obtaining information concerning criminal matters, subject, however, to the following : A. An itemized and verified accounting, in such form as shall be prescribed by the Chief of Police in concert with the Commissioner of Finance, shall be made or vouchers submitted for all such expenditures to the Chief of Police. B. Such expenditures shall be audited by the Finance Commissioner, and upon approval by the City Council, such Police Investigation Fund shall be reimbursed from the appropriate budgetary item. C. Any such expenditures or portion of any such expenditure as shall be disallowed upon audit shall be the personal liability of the official responsible for the use of the petty cash fund from which payment on account thereof was made, and such official shall forthwith reimburse such petty cash fund in the amount of such disallowances. D. The Police Investigation Cash Fund shall be administered by the Investigator and/or Chief of Police. The Finance Commissioner of the City of Mechanicville may require an accounting of the monies in such fund at any time. § 46-6. Requests for access to records. A. A written request may be required, but oral requests may be accepted when records are readily available. B. A response shall be given in accord with the provisions of Article 6 of the Public Officers Law (FOIL). C. A request shall reasonably describe the record or records sought. Whenever possible, a person requesting records should supply information regarding dates, file designations, or other information that may help to describe the records sought. D. If the Records Access Officer does not provide or deny the documents pursuant to Article 6, he or she shall furnish a written acknowledgment of the receipt of the request and a statement of the approximate date when the request will be granted or denied. E. If the request is granted, the Records Access Officer shall provide a copy of such record to the person requesting the same upon payment of the fee prescribed and

shall certify to the correctness of such copy if requested to do so. Alternatively, the Records Access Officer shall certify that he or she does not have possession of such record or that such record cannot be located after a diligent search. § 46-9. Appeals. A. Denial of access to records shall be in writing. B. Appeals of denials of access to records shall be heard pursuant to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law. § 53-1. Procedure. Any interest in real property acquired by said city at, or as a consequence of, any tax sale conducted in said city shall be sold in accord with Title 4 of the In Rem Tax Foreclosure Provisions of the Real Property Tax Law by the Commissioner of Accounts, who shall, at the option of such purchaser, assign to said purchaser the tax certificate owned by the city or execute and deliver to such purchaser a tax deed with a notation therein that such real property was purchased by the city at such tax sale as assigned to such purchaser. § 80-6. Penalties for offenses. Any person, firm, or corporation upon whom a notice has been served who fails, neglects, or refuses to comply with an order or who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter or who shall resist or obstruct the Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector shall, upon conviction therefore, be subject to a fine of no more than $250 or to imprisonment for no more than 15 days, or to both such fine and imprisonment, and each day on which such violation continues shall constitute a separate offense. §80-12.Penalties for offenses. Any person, firm, or corporation upon whom a notice has been served who fails, neglects, or refuses to comply with an order or who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter or who shall resist or obstruct the Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of no more than $250 or to imprisonment for no more than 15 days, or to both such fine and imprisonment, and each day on which such violation continues shall constitute a separate offense. BURNING, OUTDOOR § 86-1. Definitions. As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated: FIRE – Shall not be construed to mean or include a fire in a furnace, stove, boiler, or

fireplace within a building; § 86-2. Fires near structures. It shall be unlawful: A. Within the fire limits of the city, to light or maintain any fires, except under the following conditions: (1) The burning shall be done in a fireplace no larger than two feet in depth and five feet in width and not more than five feet in height. It shall be constructed of not less than twelve-gauge steel or masonry with a tile flue. The top of the incinerator shall be equipped with a spark arrestor having openings of not more than 3/4 inch; (2) No such fire shall be lit within 20 feet of any building or structure or within 15 feet of a fence or property line; and/or (3) The area in which the fireplace to be used is located shall have a surface of gravel, cinders, cement, or similar noncombustible material, and this area shall extend at least five feet from each side of such stove or incinerator. B. Any person maintaining or using a fireplace not complying with this section shall, upon written notice from the Fire Chief, cease to use the incinerator until said incinerator is altered or repaired to comply with this section. C. Not withstanding the above, the Fire Chief or his/her representative shall have the authority in all cases to prohibit the use of any fireplace or fire-burning receptacle within or outside of any building as aforesaid which in his opinion shall be deemed hazardous and dangerous.

§ 86-3. Rubbish. It shall be unlawful to burn rubbish of any kind, including, paper, paper goods, cardboard, construction material of any kind anywhere in the city, except in a stove, furnace, or incinerator inside a building. § 86-4. Public streets, sidewalks or alleys. No fire shall be built or allowed to burn upon any of the public streets, sidewalks, or alleys in the city. § 86-5. Leaves and vegetation.

It shall be unlawful for any person to burn leaves or vegetation anywhere in the city, except in a fireplace or approved burning receptacle.

§ 86-6. Penalties for offenses. Any person, firm, or corporation violating any provisions of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a violation and, upon conviction, shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $1000 or imprisonment not exceeding 15 days, or both. § 136-5. Penalties for offenses. Any person, firm or corporation violating any provisions of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a violation, and upon conviction, shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $1000 or imprisonment not exceeding 15 days, or both. §144-24. Penalties for offenses Any person, firm or corporation violating any provisions of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a violation, and upon conviction, shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $1000 or imprisonment not exceeding 15 days, or both.

§ 148-8. Penalties for offenses. Any person who him/herself or by his/her clerk, agent or employee shall act as a hawker, peddler, or solicitor as herein defined without a license or who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter or who, having had his license revoked, shall continue to act as a hawker, peddler, or solicitor shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than $1000 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both, and each day on which such violation continues shall constitute a separate offense. § 161-2. Penalties for offenses. Any violations of this article shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1000 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. § 161-10. Placement for collection. A. The City of Mechanicville will collect or contract to collect non-recyclable

rubbish and recyclable materials generated at private residences not exceeding four dwelling units. Collection services will be provided on a one-time-per-week schedule.

§ 161-19. Violations. A. Any person, firm, or corporation upon whom a notice has been served, who fails, neglects, or refuses to or who shall violate any of the provisions of this article or orders given pursuant thereto shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine not more than $250 or to imprisonment for no more than 15 days, or to both such fine and imprisonment, and each day on which such violation continues after service of notice, shall constitute a separate offense. B. A violation of a rule or regulation enacted under this article shall be a violation of this article.

§ 161-20,- 21-,22 DELETED (Solid Waste Committee) § 164-5. Penalties for offenses. Any person, firm, or corporation violating any provisions of this article shall be subject to a fine of not more than $1000 or imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.

§ 164-7. Penalties for offenses. Any person, firm, or corporation violating any provisions of this article shall be subject to a fine of not more than $1000 or imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both. §164-15 DETAILOF PLANS DELETED § 164-16. Penalties for offenses Any person(s) or entity upon whom a notice has been served by certified mail return receipt at the last known address, who fails, neglects, or refuses to place such sidewalk or part in a safe condition as designated in such notice or shall violate any of the provisions of this Article or orders given pursuant to this chapter or resist or obstruct the Commissioner of Public Works or Code Enforcement Officer from carrying out the provisions of this Chapter shall upon conviction be subject to a fine of not more than $250 or to imprisonment for no more than fifteen (15) days, or to both such fine and

imprisonment. Each day in which such violation continues from the date that notice has been served, shall constitute a separate offense. § 194-21. Penalty added to unpaid water rents. A. The Commissioner of Accounts is hereby authorized and directed to add a penalty to water rents unpaid as follows: a penalty of 2% shall be due if the outstanding bill is not paid within 30 days of the due date. For each month thereafter, 1% shall be imposed until the water rents are fully paid. B. Outside Water users shall also be subject to an additional penalty if the bill is not paid by January 31 of the following year such payment is due.. The penalty shall be an additional 10% of the total of the bill. § 194-28. Meter rates [Periodically amended 02-04-2009]. The following rates shall be the rate for the use of water from the Mechanicville Water Department and shall be a charge against the owner of the property wherein the water is consumed and shall be a lien on such real property wherein such water is consumed: A. Rates for filtered water for residents and outside water users other than those under contract with the City of Mechanicville shall be set by resolution of the City Council after a public meeting. [Amended 03-01-2006]. B. Users of water outside the city limits of the City of Mechanicville who purchase water pursuant to a contract with the City of Mechanicville shall be governed by the provisions of their individual contracts [Amended 02-07-2007]. C. The rates established pursuant to this section will become effective on the 7 th day of March 2007 [Amended 02-07-2007]. § 200-6. Definitions. FENCE – A barrier, stockade, or other device constructed of wood, brick, wire, or other material excluding concrete, not exceeding 8 inches in width, intended for use as a boundary or means of protection or confinement. PARKING LOT – An area divided into individual spaces intended for parking motor vehicles. PORTABLE BUILDING – Any prefabricated structure assembled off site and delivered to the site as a complete unit or a building purchased in kit form and assembled onsite, which can be moved without disassembly to another location. § 200-8. Zoning map. [Amended 04-28-2009]

A. The zoning map of the City of Mechanicville dated April 9, 1962 is hereby amended to reflect a change in that designation of real property located on North Main Street in the City described as Tax Map Parcel # 262.38-1-3 on the 2008 tax roll from a Heavy Industrial District to a Waterfront Mixed Use District. B. The zoning map of the City of Mechanicville dated April 9, 1962 is hereby amended to reflect the changes and amendment reflected in a certain zoning map dated__________________.

§ 200-23. Location of accessory buildings on a lot.

A. In any residence district, a permitted accessory use housed in a building may not be placed in any required front yard, side yard or rear yard, provided that a garage, tool or storage shed, swimming pool, may extend into a required side yard or rear yard if it is to the rear of the back of the dwelling it is to serve and is set back at least five feet from any lot line. In any commercial or industrial district, an accessory building shall not be located in any required yard.

§ 200-51. Projects requiring site plan review; exceptions [Amended 10-07-2009]

A. No building permit shall be issued and no use shall be established or continued without first obtaining a site plan approval from the Planning Board as required in this article, except as noted.

B. The following uses are not subject to site plan review: (1) Additions to existing commercial or industrial facilities that are less than 100 square feet or 5% of existing structures, whichever is greater, but not exceeding 3,000 square feet. Accessory uses: (a) Uses and structures that are clearly accessory to an existing principal use/structure, such as:

i. Aboveground deck;

ii. iii. iv.

Gazebo; Freestanding air-conditioning machinery; Fence;

v. Flagpole; vi. Garden shed not exceeding 144 square feet of floor space in area and 10 feet in elevation; vii. Tool shed; not exceeding 144 square feet of floor space in area and 10 feet in elevation; viii. Storage shed; not exceeding 144 square feet of floor space in area and 10 feet in elevation; ix. Noncommercial greenhouse; and/or

x. Swimming pools.

(b) These accessory uses must be utilized in conjunction with the principal uses and meet all the requirements of existing zoning and planning ordinances.

i. General farming or nursery use permitted by right.

C. The following require Planning Board review and, if necessary, site approval, if not within the jurisdiction of the Zoning Board of Appeals

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(1) Any erection or alteration of any building or use for the purpose of commercial, industrial or multifamily activity, such as: (a) Commercial building; (b) Industrial building; (c) Single, Two Family, Multifamily dwelling; (d) Condominium (commercial and residential); (e) Boardinghouse;

(f) Private club; (g) Planned unit development (PUD); (h) All public facilities, such as schools, churches and firehouses, not previously exempted by local, state or federal law. (i) Antennas and satellite dishes with square footage exceeding four square feet. (j) Any other facility or structure not otherwise enumerated herein, except as noted in Subsection B of this section; including i. Garden shed exceeding 144 square feet in area and 10 feet in elevation; ii. Tool shed exceeding 144 square feet in area and 10 feet in elevation iii. Storage shed exceeding 144 square feet in area and 10 feet in elevation; iv. Portable buildings exceeding 144 square feet in area and 10 feet in elevation;

§ 200-74. Definitions. As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated: FENCE – A barrier, stockade, or other device constructed of wood, brick, wire, or other material excluding concrete, not exceeding 6 feet in height and 8 inches in width, intended for use as a boundary or means of protection or confinement. FRONT YARD – Applies to that portion of the yard in front of the rear building line of any building. All corner properties adjacent to a public street, alley, or highway shall also be considered as a front yard for purposes of this article. However, this definition shall specifically not apply for purposes of swimming pool protection.

HEIGHT – The distance measured from the existing grade to the top of the fence.

§ 200-75. Approval required.

No fence, wall, or other type of structure or construction, including construction barriers, shall be erected installed or placed without the approval of the Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector. The Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector shall secure approval of the Bureau of Fire Prevention, where applicable. § 200-79. Materials and composition.

A. Any fence, wall, or similar structure, as well as shrubbery, which unduly cuts off light or air which may cause a nuisance, a fire hazard or a dangerous condition or an obstruction to combating fires which may affect public safety is hereby expressly prohibited. Further, no fence shall be erected in a front yard in a residential district or along a public right-of-way unless the fence is uniformly less than 50% solid.

B. The following fences and fencing materials are specifically prohibited:

(1) Barbed wire; (2) Short, pointed fences; (3) Canvas fences; (4) Cloth fences; (5) Electrically charged fences; (6) Poultry fences; (7) Turkey wire; (8) Temporary fences, such as snow fences; (9) Expandable fences and collapsible fences, except during construction of a building.

(10) Any protective barrier, concrete or otherwise, used as a divider or as a means of preventing access to a prohibited area.

§ 200-87. Penalties for offenses.

For violations of any provisions of this chapter, the owner, general agent or contractor, or any other person who shall violate or assist in the violation of any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a conviction of an offense. Such violation shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both, for each and every day that the violation continues to exist from the date from the date that written notice has been served pursuant to § 200-88.

§ 200-88. Notice of violation. Upon determination by the Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector that a violation of this chapter exists, he shall send written notice to the last known owner of record of the property by certified mail return receipt requested as determined by the assessment records, informing the owner of the violation and the specific provisions of this chapter involved and stating that if no action is taken to remove such violation within 7 days, he will institute proceedings to compel compliance with this chapter. ARTICLE XIII Portable Buildings § 200.92. Definition: Portable Buildings Any prefabricated structure assembled off-site and delivered to the site as a complete unit or a building purchased in kit form and assembled on-site, which can be moved without disassembly to another location. § 200.93. Setback, area and Spacing Regulations. All portable buildings shall comply with the area, setback, and spacing regulations applicable in the zoning district in which they are located and with the following additional regulations. A. Portable buildings in residential districts shall be set back a minimum of ten (10) feet from the rear lot lines. In all other districts the portable building shall maintain the same rear yard as is required for a principle structure located on the lot. B. Portable buildings shall maintain a five foot side yard setback in all districts C. Portable structures shall otherwise comply with the area, height regulations applicable in the district in which they are located. D. No portable structure shall be permitted in any front yard.

E. On corner lots, portable structures must setback half the setback distance of the adjacent structure facing the side street. F. All portable structures used for temporary vending shall be excluded from these requirements. § 200.94. Installation Requirements. If the portable structure has a total area exceeding 100 square feet the following installation requirements shall apply: A. A building permit shall be required. B. A site plan showing the principle structures and the proposed location of the portable. C. Structure shall be submitted with the building permit application. D. The structure shall be set on a permanent foundation or piers capable of carrying and distributing all imposed loads. The structure also shall be provided with a means to prevent wind uplift. This may be accomplished with trailer tie-downs or permanently attached to the foundation or piers. A sketch showing how these items will be constructed shall be submitted for review. E. The foundation shall bear on undisturbed soil a minimum of two (2) feet below the finished grade. F. All portable structures used for nonresidential uses shall be certified by a third party that the structural system meets the loading criteria set forth in the building code. This letter of certification shall bear the seal of a registered New York State Engineer and shall be submitted with the building application. ARTICLE XIV DRIVEWAYS

§200-95. Setbacks

Driveways placed and/or installed in any district within the City must be set back a minimum of six inches from any side or rear property line.

§200-96. Approvals.

Prior to construction and installation, the Commissioner of Public Work shall approve all curb cuts.

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