Inside Irvington

On September 18, 2006 the Irvington Board of Trustees adopted three new laws concerning village parking, leaf collection, and zoning.

1) The village adopted local law 2006-01C amending Chapter 213, Vehicles and Traffic Article IV of the Village Code relating to Limited Parking.

The law has been amended as such:

"No vehicle shall be parked for a period of more than two hours between the hours of 8:00a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on any day, except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays on the north side of Bridge Street, from its intersection of North Astor Street to a point that extends 85 feet in an eastward direction."

2) The village adopted local law 2006-02 amending Chapter 178 of the Village Code relating to leaf collection. The law has been amended as such:

178-1 Definitions.

"As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

ASHES – The residue from coal or other fuel.

CURBSIDE – A location on one’s own property which is adjacent to the street but not on the street.

GARBAGE – Wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food; wastes from the handling, storage and sale of produce.

LITTER – Garbage, refuse or rubbish, as may be defined herein, and other waste material which is thrown or deposited and which tends to create a danger to the public health, safety and welfare

PUTRESCIBLE – Rapidly decomposable by microorganisms, which may give rise to foul smelling, offensive products during such decomposition or which is capable of attracting or providing food for birds and potential disease vectors such as rodents and flies.

REFUSE – Combustible trash, including but not limited to paper, cartons, boxes, barrels, wood, excelsior, tree branches, yard trimmings, wood furniture and bedding; noncombustible trash, including but not limited to metals, tin cans, metal furniture, dirt, small quantities of rock and pieces of concrete, glass crockery and other mineral waste; street rubbish, including but not limited to street sweepings, dirt, leaves, catch-basin dirt and contents of litter receptacles; and automobiles not having a current valid New York State motor vehicle inspection certificate, except currently registered out-of-state vehicles. “Refuse” shall not include earth and wastes from building operations, nor shall it include solid or chemical wastes resulting from industrial processes and manufacturing operations such as food-processing wastes, boiler-house cinders, lumber, scraps and shavings, nor shall it include recyclables as defined by the Westchester County Source Separation Law.

RUBBISH – Non-putrescible solid wastes, excluding ashes, consisting of both combustible and noncombustible wastes, such as but not limited to yard clippings, leaves, metals, wood, glass, paper, wrapping, cardboard, cigarettes, tin cans, bedding, rags, boxes, crockery and similar materials. Noncombustible “rubbish” does not include waste, waste building material or stones, nor does it include recyclables as defined by the Westchester County Source Separation Law


Leaf Collection

§ 178-15. Collection of leaves.

Leaves will be collected by the Department of Public Works during times as set forth by the Board of Trustees. Collection shall occur when the occupants or the owners and occupants of any premises makes leaves accessible for pickup in accordance with rules and regulations promulgated by the Board of Trustees.

§ 178-16. Location of leaves.

Leaves must be placed curbside in biodegradable paper bags or loose in piles adjacent to one’s own property. In no case can leaves be placed in a public or private road, near trees, signs, fire hydrants, fences or any other public or privately-owned obstruction.

§178-17. Enforcement.

The provisions of this Article shall be enforced by the Superintendent of Public Works or designee.

§178-18. Penalties for offenses.

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this Article shall be liable to a fine of up to $250 for each offense and shall immediately clean or remove or cause to be cleaned or removed such leaves at the person’s own expense. If said person does not so clean or remove such leaves, then the village will so clean or remove said leaves at the person’s expense."

3) The village adopted local law 2006-03 amending Chapter 224 (Zoning) of the Village Code relating to notification and fee procedures.

Add §224-98J as follows:

"J. Fees shall be required for the services of any and all Village employees and/or consultants and/or independent contractors for providing profession4al assistance to the Village in reviewing any application before the Board of Appeals. Such fees shall be fixed by the Board of Appeals for each applicant in such amounts as will reimburse the Village for the actual costs incurred with respect to review of the application; provided, however, that no fee shall be imposed for time spent by the Board of Appeals’ regular consultant in attending a public meeting of the Board of Appeals unless the Board of Appeals shall affirmatively determine that assessment of such a fee is warranted because of services rendered by the consultant with respect to the application at the meeting, and, in such case, the fee assessed shall be proportionate to the time spent at the meeting by the consultant in connection with said application, as determined by the Board of Appeals."

Delete § 224-98A.

Add § 224-98A as follows:

"A. A public hearing shall be held by said Board on every appeal and application made to it. A notice of such hearing and of the substance of the appeal or application shall be given by publication in the official newspaper(s) of the Village at least 10 days before the date of such hearing, except that at least 30 days’ notice shall be given of any hearing scheduled to be held during the months of July and August. The applicant shall be required to notify all affected property owners by registered mail, certified mail or by personal service of such notice on the property owners, evidenced by their signature as acknowledgment of receipt of such notice on a form supplied or similar to one supplied by the Village Clerk. Said notice shall describe the substance of the appeal or application; advise the recipient of the date, time and place of the hearing; and shall advise the recipient that copies of the application or appeal and all papers filed with the Board by the applicant or appellant with respect thereto will be furnished to the recipient by the applicant or appellant upon request. On or before the date of the public hearing, the applicant or appellant shall file with the Board a verified statement evidencing compliance with the notice provisions of this subsection. Should the Board deem it advisable, it may require the notification of property owners within a distance of up to 500 feet of the subject property."

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