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This document contains all 84 chapters of the various codes for the Town of Johnstown. Some have been deleted or amended since this document was published.
NEW ZONING MAP- Adopted 12/19/2011
Date Adopted:
December 19, 2011

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Chapter 45
LOCAL LAW NO. OF 2012
A LOCAL LAW AMENDING THE JOHNSTOWN TOWN CODE TO ADD NEW CHAPTER 45 REQUIRING PROPERTY OWNERS TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE GARBAGE CONTAINERS

WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Johnstown has the power and authority to enact laws for the promotion of the health, safety and welfare of the public; and

WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Johnstown serves as the local Board of Health; and

WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Johnstown, after due consideration, determines that accumulation of garbage and trash that is notrestricted to appropriate water-tight containers is a detriment to the health, safety and welfare of the public; and

WHEREAS, such garbage and trash attracts vermin , creates offensive odors, spreads disease and provides an unsightly appearance; and

WHEREAS, the detriment to the public is compounded where garbage and trash accumulates on a multi-residential property; and

WHEREAS, the Town Board finds it necessary and desirable to amend its Town Code to address these issues.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE JOHNSTOWN TOWN BOARD AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Authority - This Local Law is adopted pursuant to Municipal Home Rule Law §10 and Town Law §130.

Section 2. New Chapter 45 is hereby added to the Town Code

§ 45-1,

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

DWELLING UNIT
An apartment, mobile home, or other living-quarters designed for independent

occupancy by one or more persons.

GARBAGE
Food waste and other discarded items. This term shall not include any properly maintained composting area.

MULTI-FAMILY DWELLING
Any residence including three or more separate dwelling units.

PERSON
Includes an individual, firm, partnership or corporation.

PROPERTY OWNER
The title owner of any real property or the owner as last listed on the real

property assessment records of the Town of Johnstown.

REFUSE
All solid wastes including garbage, rubbish and ashes.

RUBBISH
Solid wastes consisting of both combustible and noncombustible wastes, such as paper, wrappings, cigarettes, cardboard, tin cans, yard clippings, leaves, wood, glass, bedding, crockery and similar materials.

TOWN
The Town of Johnstown.

§ 45-2 Requirement for adequate refuse storage for multi-family dwelling. The property owner of any multi-family dwelling in the Town shall provide an adequate number of water-tight storage containers to store or contain all refuse and rubbish generated on the premises and shall cause such containers to be emptied no less than once every two weeks.

§ 45-3 Use of contracted service allowed. The property owner of any multi-family dwelling may meet their obligation as set forth in section §45-2 by entering into and maintaining a contract for dumpster service or garbage removal service that satisfies the requirements of that section.

§ 45-4 Proper maintenance of dumpsters. Any property owner who regularly uses a dumpster service to provide for refuse and/or rubbish disposal for any residential dwelling shall maintain the area outside such dumpster in a clean and hygienic condition and all such dumpsters shall be shielded from public view from any Townroad by use of a fence or living barrier.

§ 45-5 Accumulation of refuse prohibited. No property owner shall allow refuse or rubbish to accumulate outside watertight containers.

§ 45-6 Enforcement. The Town Enforcement Officer is authorized to enforce the provisions of this Chapter.

§ 45-7 Penalties for offenses.

Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine of not less than $50 and not more than $200 for a firstoffense, or a fine of not less than $100 or more than $200 or by imprisonment for not more than 10 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment for a second orsubsequent offense.

Section 3. Effective Date - This Local Law shall take effect upon filing in the office of the New York State Secretary of State.

 

Documents:
New Chapter 45 (DOCX - 19.8 KB)
Chapter 54 - DELETED (12/19/2011)
Date Posted:
February 01, 2010
Chapter 84 of the Town of Johnstown Codes - Adopted 12/19/2011
Documents:
Chapter 84, Revised Dec. 2011 (PDF - 1.3 MB)
Chapter 84-20A - Adopted 7/14/2015
Documents:
New Chapter 84-20A (DOC - 38.5 KB)
Chapter 84, Section 84-45B - Solar Farms (2022)