City of Binghamton, New York

Vector Control

Ordinance Part: 
Code of Ordinances Part 1. Administrative Legislation



[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Binghamton 6-23-2004 by Ord. No. 04-65. Amendments noted where applicable.]


§ 152-1.  Annual plan required.

The Commissioner of Public Works is hereby directed to develop and implement an annual, ongoing plan to alleviate those environmental conditions that contribute to the spreading of the West Nile virus. 


§ 152-2.  Coordination with county.

The Commissioner or his or her designee shall meet regularly with the Broome County Health Department to coordinate development and implementation of the plan. 


§ 152-3.  Tire disposal.

The plan shall include the periodic disposal, during the spring and summer months, of used tires, either by special collection or by designated dropoff, at no cost to residents. 


§ 152-4.  Monitoring and maintenance of public areas.

The plan shall also direct that the appropriate division(s) of the Department of Public Works monitor public areas (such as parks or City-owned vacant lots) where water collects and stagnates, drain the collected water, and take appropriate measures to prevent water from accumulating in the future. 


§ 152-5.  Council approval required.

The plan must be presented to City Council and approved by a majority of the Council each year.