[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Lawrence 4-12-1989 by LL No. 1-1989. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Zoning — See Ch. 212.
The Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Lawrence hereby declares and finds it to be in the public interest to provide for the regulation of the installation of maintenance of security gates within the Incorporated Village of Lawrence.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- SECURITY GATE
- A barrier, screen or cover located in front of or behind a door, window or other opening, used for the purpose of guarding premises by preventing access or blocking passage to the interior of premises.
All security gates which are in existence prior to the date of the adoption of this chapter, and which do not comply with the provisions of said chapter, shall be made to comply with the provisions of this chapter or shall be removed within three years of the date of adoption of said chapter.
No solid barrier, screen or cover shall be erected or maintained in front of or behind doors, windows or other openings located within a Business K District.
All security gates shall be of the type known as "overhead rolling grill" and shall not prevent the viewing of the interior of the premises from outside the premises.
All security gates shall be located on the interior of the premises.
When a security gate is not in use, it shall be removed or stored in such a manner so as not to be visible from the exterior of the premises.
Any metal screen protection device installed by any person, firm or entity shall be constructed of an open-mesh grill or patterned, textured substance with the required visibility, so as to blend architecturally with the community.
It shall be unlawful for any person to commence work or the erection or alteration of or to erect, alter or maintain any security gate until a permit has been duly issued upon application thereof.
The Building Department shall require that the application for a permit shall be accompanied by a set of plans indicating the proposed location and dimensions of said security gate and a description of the type of said security gate.
No permit shall be issued until the Building Official has examined and approved, in writing, the proposed security gate as complying with all the provisions of this chapter.
Permits shall expire three months following the date of issuance if no substantial work is begun, and may be renewed upon written applications to the Building Official.
The fee for a permit for the erection, alteration or maintenance of a security gate shall be as set by the Board of Trustees by resolution by a majority vote of its members present at a Board meeting. Said fee shall be paid at the time the application is presented to the Building Department. The Board of Trustees has currently resolved that the fee shall be set at $100.