[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Old Tappan 4-3-2006 by Ord. No. 909-06. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- The amount of light from one candle at one foot from the source of the light.
- Any artificial light which shines with a strong, steady or dazzling light.
- Comprehending not only buildings but the ground, soil or earth as commonly understood.
- 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.
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.
Lights directly facing a neighboring property shall be shielded.
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.
In no instance will any glare be permitted if such glare originates from a light source facing any dwelling unit.
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.
The provisions of this chapter shall be enforced by the Construction Official.
Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not less than $200 nor more than $1,000, as determined in the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense.