General Ordinances

General Ordinances of Upper Nyack


Chapter 1  Streets and Sidewalks

Ordinance 1.1.   Operation of Vehicles on or Across Sidewalks or Streets.............................5
Ordinance 1.2.   Cleaning Rugs, etc. on Streets and Sidewalks and Other Places................6
Ordinance 1.3.   Placing Refuse and Other Materials on Streets, Sidewalks and Places ......6
Ordinance 1.4.   Placing Building and Other Materials Upon Streets and Sidewalks ............6
Ordinance 1.5.   Snow and Ice to be Cleared from Sidewalks................................................7
Ordinance 1.6.   Street Openings and Excavations - Permit Required ..................................8
Ordinance 1.7.   Moving Buildings over Streets and Public Places - Permit Required..........18
Ordinance 1.8.   Erection of Poles and Overhead Wires - Permit Required..........................18
Ordinance 1.9.   Street Improvements - Permit Required .....................................................19
Ordinance 1.10. Protection of Excavations in Streets and Public Places .............................20
Ordinance 1.11. Regulating Along Streets, Highways, and at Intersections..........................21
Ordinance 1.12. Regulating Use of Shopping Carts, etc. .. Public Places ............................22
Ordinance 1.13. Notification of Defects  [Local Law #3 of 1977] ..........................................22


Chapter 2  Regulation of Vehicles

Ordinance 2.1.   Speed of Motor Vehicles  .............................................................................24
Ordinance 2.2.   Parking of Vehicles ......................................................................................25
Ordinance 2.3.   Outside Storage of Motor Vehicles ..............................................................27
Ordinance 2.4.   Removal of Abandoned Vehicles ................................................................27
Ordinance 2.5.   Towing of Sleds, Wagons, Carts, Bicycles or Similar Vehicles Prohibited...27
Ordinance 2.6.   Coasting ......................................................................................................27
Ordinance 2.7.   Truck Routes ...............................................................................................28
Ordinance 2.8.   U-Turns on 9W ...........................................................................................28
Ordinance 2.9.   Left Turns Prohibited ..................................................................................28
Ordinance 2.10. Stop and Yield Intersections ......................................................................29
Ordinance 2.11. Prohibited Left Hand Turn...........................................................................31
Ordinance 2.12. Obedience to Traffic Laws and Control Devices ........................................31
Ordinance 2.13  Traffic to be One Way on School Street......................................................31


Chapter 3  Fire Regulations

Ordinance 3.1.   Fire Hydrants ...............................................................................................32
Ordinance 3.2.   Supervision and Inspection For Compliance With Fire and Regulations ....32
Ordinance 3.3.   Fires; Burning Refuse, etc. - Permit Required ............................................32


Chapter 4  Health and Sanitation

Ordinance 4.1.    Receptacles for Rubbish, etc.: Collection and Charges ............................33
Ordinance 4.2.    Sewers, Drains and Sewage Regulations; Permits Required ...................34
Ordinance 4.3.    Sewer Connections - Permit Required ......................................................41
Ordinance 4.4.    Unsanitary or Combustible Matter .............................................................41
Ordinance 4.5.    Control of Smoke .......................................................................................42
L.L# 4 of 1984    Industrial Waste...........................................................................................43


Chapter 5  Public Conduct and Morals

Ordinance 5.1.    Lewd and Indecent Acts .............................................................................63
Ordinance 5.2.    Lewd and Indecent Signs, Posters, and Billboards  ...................................63
Ordinance 5.3.    Posting Notices, Show Bills, etc. ................................................................64
Ordinance 5.4.    Protection of Property .................................................................................64
Ordinance 5.5.    Dogs ...........................................................................................................64
Ordinance 5.6.    Disorderly Conduct .....................................................................................67
Ordinance 5.7.    Interference with Protective Barriers ..........................................................67
Ordinance 5.8.    Use of Village Property ...............................................................................67
Ordinance 5.9.    Open Containers in Public Places ..............................................................68
Ordinance 5.10.  Loitering ......................................................................................................69
Ordinance 5.11.  Curfew ........................................................................................................69
Ordinance 5.12.  Parades, etc. - Permit Required .................................................................69
Ordinance 5.13.  Keeping, harboring, or breeding certain animals - permit required ............70
Ordinance 5.14.  Nuisances - Lighting ..................................................................................70


Chapter 6  Peddling, Hawking and Soliciting

Ordinance 6.1.      Title .........................................................................................................71
Ordinance 6.2.      Legislative Intent .....................................................................................71
Ordinance 6.3.      Definitions ...............................................................................................72
Ordinance 6.4.      License Required ....................................................................................72
Ordinance 6.5.      Exemptions .............................................................................................73
Ordinance 6.6.      Application Information ...........................................................................74
Ordinance 6.7.      Fingerprinting ..........................................................................................75
Ordinance 6.8.      Investigation of Applicants ......................................................................75
Ordinance 6.9.      Denial or Issuance of License ................................................................76
Ordinance 6.10.    Fee .........................................................................................................76
Ordinance 6.11.    Badges ...................................................................................................76
Ordinance 6.12.    Records; Expiration Date .......................................................................77
Ordinance 6.13.    Bonding Requirements ..........................................................................77
Ordinance 6.14.    Appeals ..................................................................................................77
Ordinance 6.15.    Restrictions ............................................................................................78
Ordinance 6.16.    Suspension ............................................................................................78
Ordinance 6.17.    Revocation .............................................................................................79
Ordinance 6.18.    Enforcement ..........................................................................................79
Ordinance 6.19.    Penalties for Offenses ...........................................................................79
Ordinance 6.20.    Severability ............................................................................................79
Ordinance 6.21.    Electrical Code .......................................................................................80


Chapter 7  Buildings and Construction

Ordinance 7.1.    Plans for Development of Property be Approved by Plan Commission ..82
Ordinance 7.2.    Protection of Excavations ........................................................................82
Ordinance 7.3.    Requirements of Outside Shut-off for Gas Connection ...........................83
Ordinance 7.4.    Private Swimming Pools; Protective Requirements. Permit Required ....84
Ordinance 7.5.    Numbering of Dwellings and Buildings ....................................................85
Ordinance 7.6.    Unsafe Buildings .....................................................................................86
Ordinance 7.7.    Land Clearing Operations........................................................................8


Chapter 8  Waterfront and Waterways; Water Courses, Ponds, Etc.

Ordinance 8.1.    Definitions ...............................................................................................89
Ordinance 8.2.    Disorderly Conduct on Waterway ...........................................................90
Ordinance 8.3.    Enforcement ...........................................................................................90
Ordinance 8.4.    Penalties. Persons Responsible .............................................................90
Ordinance 8.5.    Upper Nyack Stream Conservation and Universal Flow Control Act ......91
Ordinance 8.6.    Flood Damage Control…………………………………………….........…...96
              Section 1.0      Statutory Authorization and Purpose………………………….…....96
              Section 1.1     Findings…………………………………………………………....…...96
              Section 1.2     Statement of Purpose…………………………………………………96
              Section 1.3     Objectives…………………………………………………………...….96
              Section 2.0     Definitions…………………………………………………………........97
              Section 3.0     General Provisions………………………………………………….....103
              Section 3.1     Lands to Which This Local Law Applies………………………....….103
              Section 3.2     Basis for Establishing the Areas of Special Flood Hazard………...103
              Section 3.3     Interpretation and Conflict with Other Laws....................................103
              Section 3.4     Severability…………………………………………………………......103
              Section 3.5     Penalties for Non-Compliance………………………………………..104
              Section 3.6     Warning and Disclaimer of Liability……………………………..……104
              Section 4.0     Administration…………………………………………………….…….105
              Section 4.1     Designation of Local Administrator………………………………..…105
              Section 4.2     Floodplain Development Permit……………………………………...105
              Section 4.3     Application for a Permit………………………………………………..106
              Section 4.4     Duties and Responsibilities of the Local Administrator………..…..107
              Section 4.4.1  Permit Application Review….. ……………………………….……....107
              Section 4.4.2  Use of Other Flood Data …………………………………....………..107
              Section 4.4.3  Alteration of Watercourse…………………………………….……….108
              Section 4.4.4  Construction Stage……………………………………………….……108
              Section 4.4.5  Inspections……………………………………………………...………108
              Section 4.4.6  Stop Work Orders ………………………………………………..……108
              Section 4.4.7  Certificate of Compliance……………………………………….…….109
              Section 4.4.8  Information to be Retained……………………………………....……109
              Section 5.0     Construction Standards………………………………………………..110
              Section 5.1     General Standards……………………………………………………..110
              Section 5.1.1  Subdivision Proposals………………………………………………....110
              Section 5.1.2  Encroachments…………………………………………………….…...111
              Section 5.2     Standards for All Structures……………………………………...…...112
              Section 5.2.1  Anchoring………………………………………………………..……...112
              Section 5.2.2  Construction Materials and Methods…………..…………..………...112
              Section 5.2.3  Utilities…………………………………………………………………...113
              Section 5.3     Residential Structures………………………………………………….113
              Section 5.4     Non-Residential Structures……………………………………….......114
              Section 5.5     Manufactured Homes and Recreation Vehicles…………………….115
              Section 6.0     Variance Procedure…………………………………………………….116
              Section 6.1     Appeals Board………………………………………………………….116
              Section 6.2     Conditions for Variances…………………………………………...….117


Chapter 9  Miscellaneous

Ordinance 9.1.    Partial Real Property Tax Exemption for Qualified Taxpayers Over 65....118
Ordinance 9.2.    Imposing Taxes on Utilities to Section 6-640 of the Village Law...............121
Ordinance 9.3.    Veterans Exemption Program ..................................................................126
Ordinance 9.4.    Tax Exemption for Fire Department and Ambulance Corp. Volunteers ...127
Ordinance 9.5.    Sewer Rent Law ......................................................................................128
Ordinance 9.6.    Business Investment Exemption .............................................................130
Ordinance 9.7.    Tax Levy Limit in Excess of Limit Established in GML Section 3-C…......131


Chapter 10  Code of Ethics

Ordinance 10.1    Purpose ...................................................................................................133
Ordinance 10.2    Definitions ...............................................................................................133
Ordinance 10.3    Standards of Conduct  ............................................................................133
Ordinance 10.4    Suit or Claim Against the Village .............................................................135
Ordinance 10.5.   Distribution of Code of Ethics ..................................................................135
Ordinance 10.6.   Penalties .................................................................................................135
Ordinance 10.7.   Effective Date ..........................................................................................136
Ordinance 10.8.   Eligibility of Appointed Village Officers ....................................................136
Ordinance 10.9.   Public Officers Indemnification ................................................................137


Chapter 11  Firearms

Ordinance 11.   Firearms.......................................................................................................138


Chapter 12  Numbering of Buildings and Properties

Ordinance 12.1.  Legislative Intent ......................................................................................140
Ordinance 12.2.  Assignment of Numbers ...........................................................................140
Ordinance 12.3.  Location of Numbers ................................................................................141
Ordinance 12.4.  Responsibility of owner of property ..........................................................141
Ordinance 12.5.  Penalties ..................................................................................................141
Ordinance 12.6.  Effective Date ...........................................................................................141


Chapter 13  Creation of a Records Management Program

Ordinance 13.1.  Department, Officer .................................................................................142
Ordinance 13.2.  Powers and Duties ..................................................................................143
Ordinance 13.3   Records Advisory Board .........................................................................144
Ordinance 13.4.  Custody ...................................................................................................144
Ordinance 13.5.  Replevin ..................................................................................................144
Ordinance 13.6.  Disposal of Records ................................................................................144
Ordinance 13.7.  Definitions ...............................................................................................145
Ordinance 13.8.  Effective Date ..........................................................................................145


Chapter 14   Community Forestry

Ordinance 14.1.   Definitions ..............................................................................................146
Ordinance 14.2.   Creation of a Village Beautification Committee ......................................146
Ordinance 14.3.   Term of Office .........................................................................................146
Ordinance 14.4    Compensation ........................................................................................147
Ordinance 14.5.   Duties of the Committee .........................................................................147
Ordinance 14.6.   Committee Records ...............................................................................147
Ordinance 14.7.   The List of Tree Species ........................................................................147
Ordinance 14.8.   Planting Distances .................................................................................147
Ordinance 14.9.   Distances From Corners and Hydrants .................................................147
Ordinance 14.10. Utility Electric Lines ...............................................................................147
Ordinance 14.11. Interference ...........................................................................................148
Ordinance 14.12. Pruning of Private Trees .......................................................................148
Ordinance 14.13. Utility Tree Trimming .............................................................................148
Ordinance 14.14. Village Board of Trustee’s Input ............................................................148
Ordinance 14.15. Penalty For Violation