Ordinances of the Pine Orchard Association

  1. No person shall commit any public or private nuisance within the limits of The Pine Orchard Association.
  2. No person shall disrobe on any street, way or public place within the limits of the Association, whether in an automobile or otherwise.
  3. No person shall drive any motor vehicle, ride a bicycle, or ride or drive any animal recklessly or in a manner offensive or annoying to the public or at a rate of speed in excess of the posted speed limits on any highway or street within the limits of the Association.
  4. (a) No dog which has been accustomed to fight with other dogs, or to growl at and snap at, bite or otherwise annoy any person, shall be suffered or permitted by the owner or keeper of such dog to be off the premises of said owner or keeper unless sufficiently muzzled.
    (b) Within the limits of the Association, the laws of the State of Connecticut and the Ordinances of the Town of Branford as pertaining to the control of dogs shall be enforced by the proper officers of the Association.
  5. No person shall transport any garbage, refuse, animal matter, mash, bones, fat or other rejected, unwholesome or waste substances, or other filthy or noxious matter, through any highway or street within the limits of the Association, unless the transportation of such material be in watertight and closely covered receptacles. No person shall bring any such material into the limits of said Association for the purpose of using same or having same used therein.
  6. No person shall place, collect or allow to remain upon the surface of land owned or occupied by him, or shall discharge or allow to be discharged from his premises upon land of another, or in any street, sewer, receiving basin or into any standing or running water or upon any shore within the limits of the Association, any filthy water, garbage, decomposing animal or vegetable matter (including grass, shrub clip¬pings and refuse of all kinds). No garbage shall be deposited or kept in anything other than fly-tight containers.
  7. Said Sections Five and Six hereinbefore enumerated shall not pertain to manure and other fertilizers used for farming, gardening and the growing of flowers.
  8. No person shall permit the accumulation of refuse of any kind whatsoever upon the premises occupied, owned or controlled by him within the limits of the Association and all such premises shall, at all times, be kept efficiently clean.
  9. No person shall collect any garbage, refuse of all kinds, animal matter, mash, bones, fat or other rejected, unwholesome or waste sub-stances, or other filthy or noxious matter without first obtaining a permit from the Health Officer.
  10. No swine shall be kept within the limits of the Association.
  11. When any excavation is made in any street, the person or per-sons by whom such excavation is made, shall cause a rail or other sufficient fence to be placed so as to enclose such excavation, and the dirt or other material thrown into the street therefrom. Such fence shall be continued during the time such excavation shall be open. An adequate light or lights shall be maintained, in some proper manner, over or near such excavation and the material taken from same every evening and night during all the time such excavation shall be open.
  12. No open pools or other bodies of standing water which, in the opinion of the Health Officer, would be breeding places for mosquitoes, shall be permitted on any property within the Association limits from May 15th to October 15th of any year.
  13. No persons within the limits of the Association shall attempt to attract customers or patronage by loud cries, the blowing of horns, the ringing of bells, the use of loud speakers or other loud noises.
  14. The Clerk of the Association, upon receipt by him of a com-plaint in writing signed by the maker, alleging the commission or existence of a nuisance or any breach of any by-law or ordinance of the Association shall refer the matter to the Committee on Police or the Health Officer, as the case may be, for investigation. If satisfied of the truth of the allegation, prosecution shall be ordered and, if a nuisance be found to exist, the same may be summarily abated pursuant to the pro¬visions of the Act creating the Association.
  15. No person shall hinder, obstruct or abuse any officer of the Association while engaged in the discharge of his duties.
  16. Any owner of real property within the geographical limits of the Association shall file with the Clerk of the Association a plot plan show¬ing the location thereon of any building proposed to be erected or of any building now in existence to which any additions or alterations thereto are contemplated. Thereafter no construction shall commence until the Enforcement Board of the Zoning Authority shall have approved the plan as being in conformity with the zoning laws of the Association.
  17. For the violation of or the failure to comply with any section of this Ordinance the person, firm, corporation or association so violating or failing to comply with same shall be fined not more than $10.

Article I Ordinance – Roaming dogs or other animals

I. Dogs roaming at large restricted.

No owner or keeper of any dog shall allow such dog to roam upon the land of another unless:

  1. The owner of said has given the owner or keeper of such dog permission to have such dog so present; or
  2. On public property, except beaches, such dog is properly on a leash of no more ten (10) feet in length held by the owner or keeper of such dog.

II. Presence on beaches.

No dog leashed or unleashed shall be allowed on public or association owned beaches in the town, unless such dog is assisting the handicapped. The dog assisting said handicapped person must be leashed or on proper restraints.

III. Penalties for offenses.

A violation of this Article will result in a fine of Twenty Five and No/100 Dollars ($25.00) for the first offense; a second offense will result in a fine of Fifty and No/100 Dollars ($50.00); third and subsequent offenses will result in a fine of Seventy Five and No/100 Dollars ($75.00). (Optional: Such fines will constitute a lien against the premises of such owner or keeper.)

Article II Ordinance – Litter from dogs or other animals

I. Removal of animal wastes; exception.

  1. It shall be unlawful for any person owning, keeping, walking or in control of any dog or other animal to allow or permit such animal to defecate upon any private property owned by another person or a public place unless such person shall remove all feces so deposited by such animal.
  2. The provisions of this section shall not apply to horses or a guide dog accompanying any blind or legally handicapped individual.

II.Penalties for offenses.

  1. Any person who shall violate provisions of this chapter shall be deemed to have committed an infraction and be subject to a fine of not more than Ninety and No/100 Dollars ($90.00).
  2. Each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be fined as such.

III. Enforcement.

  1. The Executive Board of The Pine Orchard Association, by majority vote, may appoint a Litter Enforcement Agent, who shall be a special constable and carry out the provisions of the Litter Ordinance of The Pine Orchard Association.
  2. Any law enforcement officer, constable or other special constable of the Town of Branford is empowered to enforce this chapter.
  3. A complaint form will be available in the Office of The Pine Orchard Association for individuals who wish to make reports of littering, roaming or other violations.
  4. All individuals making complaints, under Articles I and II relating to penalties as stated herein, with The Pine Orchard Association, must file such complaint with the office of The Pine Orchard Association and said complaint must contain the following:
    1. Name of Complainant; address and phone number;
    2. Name and/or license number of dog or other animal;
    3. A description of dog or other animal;
    4. The usual time of day when the dog, or other animal, is usu¬ally noticed to be in violation;
    5. The number of times per day or per week that the dog, or other animal, are seen to be in violation.
    6. The name of the dog, or other animal’s owner or keeper.
    7. Whether the owner or keeper was present or walking the dog at the time of the violation.