[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Sands Points 12-18-2001 by L.L. No. 8-2001. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The residential development of the Incorporated Village of Sands Point is near completion and there are no known helicopters in use in association with any property within the Village. The use of property for the landing or taking-off of helicopters within the Village of Sands Point is found to constitute a nuisance, creating unacceptable noise and disruption to the quiet use and enjoyment of property reasonably expected by Village residents. Such use is found not to be customarily incidental or accessory to any primary permitted use in the Village. It is the purpose and intent of this chapter to prohibit the landing or taking-off of helicopters within the Village as a means of transportation other than for uses specifically associated with the health, safety and welfare of Village residents.
This chapter shall be known and entitled as the "Helicopter Prohibition Law."
The use of helicopters for landing or taking-off within the Village of Sands Point is prohibited except as otherwise provided herein.
Heliports and helipads are prohibited within the Village of Sands Point except as may necessarily be required in association with the exceptions stated in this chapter.
This chapter shall not apply to the use of helicopters as may be required for military or governmental purposes or for medical or police emergencies or as may, upon application, specifically be authorized by the Board of Trustees.
Each offense against any provision of this chapter shall be a violation punishable by a fine not to exceed $250 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both. Each day's offense against this chapter shall also constitute a separate and distinct violation.
In addition to the penalties set forth hereinabove, the Village may institute appropriate proceedings in the Supreme Court to prevent, restrain, correct or abate a violation of this chapter.