[Adopted 11-18-1969 by Ord. No. 64]
It shall be unlawful for any firm, corporation, partnership, company or person to permit, allow or cause to begin or continue any construction, which word shall be deemed to cover and include all demolition and excavation as well as actual construction on any premises in the Incorporated Village of Great Neck Plaza which adjoin, are adjacent to or are in close proximity to a right-of-way, public or private, which is used by pedestrians or motorists unless there is first provided such protections and safety devices as are approved by said Village as provided by this article.
Before commencing or continuing any construction referred to in § 185-16 above, the owner of said premises, his architect, agent or contractor must first make application to the Building Inspector of said Village for the approval of the proposed protections and safety devices which will be installed, operated and/or maintained in and around or adjacent to said construction site for the protection of all pedestrians and motorists who may use said rights-of-way adjoining, adjacent or in close proximity to such site. Such protections and safety devices shall include all fences, railings, barricades, warning signs, lights and signals, temporary lighting, temporary sidewalks and planking, protective canopies for pedestrians and motorists and similar materials and devices as may be deemed necessary in the reasonable judgment of said Building Inspector.
Where, in his reasonable judgment, the Building Inspector deems it unnecessary to provide the above protections and safety devices, he may, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees, approve the commencement or continuation of such construction without such protections or safety devices, provided that such approval is given in writing and a copy thereof is filed with the Clerk of said Village.
In the event that such protections and safety devices are deemed necessary by the Building Inspector, he shall approve the materials or method of construction or installation, placement and operation and maintenance of the same and any additions thereto as he may deem necessary.
In addition to any other fees which may be required in connection with said construction, there shall be paid to the Village Clerk-Treasurer a fee of $50 in connection with each application for approval of the above protections and safety devices; however, where the Building Inspector determines that no such protections or safety devices are necessary, the fee for such an application shall be $15.
[Amended 6-19-1996 by L.L. No. 4-1996]
A violation of this article shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or not more than 15 days in jail, or both said fine and imprisonment. Each day on which any such violation shall exist shall constitute a separate and independent violation of this article.