With rodent season upon us, the Village is starting to experience an alarming trend of improperly disposed of rubbish and garbage. This is a friendly reminder that NYS Property Maintenance Code Section 308 requires that premise occupants and owners ensure that exterior property and premises, and the interior of every structure, shall be free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage. Rubbish or garbage is to be stored in an approved covered container, and the owner is responsible for removal of rubbish and trash from the property. The Village DPW will put violation tags on any trash that is left on the street. Violation tags will also be put on and brush/leaf bags that are filled with rocks and heavy debris and are not in a paper biodegradable bag. Continued violations of this nature will result in fines, and possible fees levied on to taxes should the Village need to remove the rubbish and trash for public health reasons.