1. PROPERTY MAINTENANCE:
Business owners are required to make sure that the sidewalks in front of their buildings are always free from snow, ice, and all other impediments to pedestrian traffic. In addition, all property owners are responsible for the maintenance of their trees and planting areas, including plants and shrubs. TNH Code §28-22.A-F.
2. BUSINESSES AND SIDEWALKS:
No owner, tenant, or occupant of a premise can use the public streets or sidewalks adjoining his property to further his business. So, for example, a worker at a car wash cannot clean and dry automobiles on the sidewalks or streets adjacent to the car wash. TNH Code §48-11.1.
3. SIDEWALK OBSTRUCTION:
Neither the owners nor the occupants of property abutting a roadway can place or keep any free-standing signs, banners, flags, goods, wares, boxes, barrels, or other materials on the sidewalks adjoining their property, thereby interfering with the flow of pedestrian traffic. An exception is made for owners and occupants who are loading or unloading goods, wares, or household furniture, provided that this is accomplished expeditiously and that these items are not left on the sidewalk for more than one hour. TNH Code §48-11, §70-197.M, §70-197.D.
4. VEHICLE STORAGE:
No lot or premises can be used for the outside storage of an inoperative or unlicensed motor vehicle. Further, no repairs can be made to these vehicles outside of enclosed buildings. TNH Code §70-213.
It is the responsibility of the owner or occupant of a building to remove or cover any graffiti or other defacements of their property. Responsibility for removal lies with the owner or occupant, regardless of whether or not that person created the graffiti. TNH Code §28-23.1.B.
6. FUMES AND ODOR EMISSIONS:
Businesses cannot operate in such a manner as to create corrosive or toxic fumes, gas, smoke, odors, obnoxious dust, vapor, wastes, offensive noise, or vibrations which may be detrimental to the public health, safety, and general welfare. The Nassau County Department of Health investigates emission violations. Their number is 571-3232. TNH Code §70-154.D. §70-184.5.D.
It is illegal to store, dump, or abandon any junk materials, including building materials (bricks, plaster, lumber) and metal products (machinery, engines, appliances) on any property without a permit for temporary storage from the Board of Zoning and Appeals. It is absolutely illegal to dump material on any public, private, or abandoned lot. TNH Code §70-212.A.
Dumpsters for the disposal of construction debris may not be stored on the street or sidewalk unless a permit has been obtained from the Superintendent of Highways. TNHCode §35-2.B.
Residents and business owners cannot utilize any tract of land to store, dump, or abandon any combustible materials, junk, metal, bricks, stone, concrete, pavement, plaster, lumber, automobiles, automobile bodies, automobile chassis, tanks, barrels, containers, machines, engines, utensils, or appliances. TNH Code §70-212.
10. CONSTRUCTION PERMITS:
No person, firm, or corporation can commence the alteration, demolition, or construction of any building or structure without obtaining a permit from the Town’s Building Department. This permit must be prominently displayed on the job site at all times during the progress of alteration, demolition, or construction. TNHCode §2-9.A. §2-11.G.
No individual or business can engage in acts which create loud and unreasonable noises. Such acts include, but are not limited to, the operation of a radio at high volume, keeping animals that make noise for protracted periods, and the use of a leaf blower during restricted hours (i.e. weekdays prior to 8:00 A.M. or after 7:00 P.M.; weekends\holidays prior to 10:00 A.M. or after 5:00 P.M.) TNH Code §38-2.
12. OVERCROWDING IN RESTAURANTS AND BARS:
A “maximum occupancy” poster must appear in every place of public assembly, including restaurants and bars, which can legally hold more than 50 people. NYS Uniform Fire Prevention & Building Code §1164.2(a).