[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Lawrence 5-25-1942 as part of Ord. No. 106; amended in its entirety 11-13-1978 by L.L. No. 7-1978. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: The provisions of this chapter are derived from Chapter 13, Article 4, of the Code of Ordinances of 1942.
It is declared and determined that the use of helicopters within the territorial limits of the Village of Lawrence constitutes a problem affecting the public health, safety and general welfare of the residents of the Village of Lawrence and consequently should be prohibited from use in the Village, except in cases of emergency as declared by resolution of the Board of Trustees.
[Amended 4-13-1988 by L.L. No. 5-1988]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- An aircraft having the potential to take off and land at an angle nearly or completely vertical from the take off or landing surface.
No helicopter shall land in or pick up or discharge passengers from or to any place located within the Village of Lawrence.
No helicopter shall fly over or pass within 200 feet of any residence or residential building located within the Village of Lawrence.
[Amended 4-13-1988 by L.L. No. 5-1988; 9-11-2002 by L.L. No. 5-2002]
The owner of any helicopter and the person operating any helicopter in violation of any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a violation pursuant to the Penal Law of the State of New York, punishable by a fine up to a maximum of $1,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.