Village of Tivoli, NY
Dutchess County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tivoli at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 144-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
FOOTCANDLE
The amount of light from one candle at one foot from the source of the light.
GLARE
Any artificial light which shines with a strong, steady or dazzling light.
LAND
Comprehending not only buildings but the ground, soil or earth as commonly understood.
STRUCTURE
A dwelling, barn, pole or elevated object or a building or other structured improvement on any premises of such physical size as to be capable of having attached thereto or incorporated thereon, on the exterior, artificial lighting by means of electrical, gas or other luminescent fixtures.

§ 144-2 Restrictions on light sources facing neighboring property.

A. 
No artificial lighting shall shine directly upon any neighboring property or be so established that it shall shine directly upon any neighboring property or shall shine directly on or into any room or rooms, porches or patios of any neighboring property, nor shall any artificial lighting be maintained or operated from any structure or land in such a manner as to be a nuisance or an annoyance to neighboring properties or as to interfere with the physical comfort of the occupants of neighboring properties.
B. 
Lights directly facing a neighboring property shall be shielded.
C. 
No sources of light shall be maintained or operated in connection with any building or land in any manner or by any process or method which transmits an objectionable glare on neighboring property.
D. 
In no instance will any glare be permitted if such glare originates from a light source facing any dwelling unit.
E. 
The light intensity from illumination of any kind at any given location along the property line from which the light originates shall not exceed 0.6 footcandle.

§ 144-3 Penalties for offenses.

Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both. Each day of continuance of an offense shall be considered a separate offense.