Village of Old Westbury, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Old Westbury 8-19-1985 by L.L. No. 4-1985. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Zoning — See Ch. 216.
The Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Old Westbury finds and declares:
The installation of excessive exterior lighting sources is detrimental to the public health, comfort, convenience, safety, peace and repose of Village residents.
The restrictions and prohibitions contained in this chapter are necessary for the protection of the environment of the Village and for the well-being of its residents.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
Includes spotlights, floodlights, streetlamps, lights on poles and any other sources of artificial light not enclosed within a building. "Exterior light sources" include both portable and stationary sources.
The Incorporated Village of Old Westbury and all territory within its boundaries.
All exterior light sources shall be placed so as not to constitute a nuisance or to interfere with the enjoyment of the property of other landowners in the area adjacent to said premises. All such exterior sources shall be appropriately shielded and directed away from adjacent property owners.
No exterior light source shall be placed or oriented so as to shed light directly upon any public street or upon any parcel of real property other than the one on which it is located, nor shall any exterior light be placed so as to interfere with motorists' vision or otherwise affect safe driving conditions on any street.
All exterior lighting sources presently installed in violation of the standards set forth herein shall be removed, relocated or altered so as to comply with the provisions herein within one year from the date of this chapter.
The Board of Trustees may commence actions to enjoin violations of this chapter.
Each violation of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine of no less than $100 and no more than $250. If the Building Inspector has given written notice of a violation of this chapter to the person responsible for the violation and has accompanied it by a written demand for compliance therewith, each day's continuous violation thereafter shall be a separate offense, commencing 10 days after the Building Inspector gives the notice, (not including the date on which the notice was given).