Village of Patchogue, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Patchogue 3-14-1983 by L.L. No. 8-1983 (Ch. 70A of the 1968 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Animals — See Ch. 143.
Housing standards — See Ch. 238.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 316.
Zoning — See Ch. 435.
[Amended 3-25-1996 by L.L. No. 4-1996]
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Patchogue declares and finds it to be in the public interest to provide for the regulation of the installation and maintenance of security gates within the Village of Patchogue in order to preserve and further safety, security and aesthetic values within the Village.
[Amended 3-25-1996 by L.L. No. 4-1996]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
SECURITY GATE
A barrier, screen or cover located behind a door, window or other opening used for purposes of securing premises by preventing access or blocking passage to the interior of the premises but which enables the viewing of the interior of the premises from outside the premises.
[Amended 3-25-1996 by L.L. No. 4-1996]
A. 
The provisions of this chapter shall apply to security gates throughout the Village and to both commercial and noncommercial premises.
B. 
All security gates or similar barriers which are in existence prior to the date of the adoption of this chapter and which do not comply with its provisions shall be made to comply within three years thereof or be removed, along with all housing and installation apparatus.
[Amended 3-25-1996 by L.L. No. 4-1996]
A. 
No security gate shall be erected on any exterior portion of the building, that is, no such gate shall be erected in front of any door, window or other opening.
B. 
No solid metal barrier, screen or cover shall be erected or maintained in front of or behind doors, windows or other openings of any building.
C. 
All security gates shall be of a mesh type and will not prevent the viewing of the interior of the premises from outside the premises.
D. 
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.
E. 
No security gate shall be placed in such a manner that it blocks any emergency exit.
F. 
All security gate installations and materials shall be in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and such other applicable state and local requirements.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to commence work on the erection or alteration of or to erect, alter or maintain any security gate until a permit has been duly issued upon application therefor.
B. 
The Building and Housing 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 description of the type of said security gate.
C. 
No permit shall be issued until the Building Inspector and/or designee has examined and approved, in writing, the proposed security gate as complying with all the provisions of this chapter.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
D. 
Permits shall expire three months following the date of issuance if no substantial work is begun and may be renewed upon written application to the Building Inspector and/or designee.[2][3]
[2]
Editor's Note: Original § 70A-6, Fee, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 3-25-1996 by L.L. No. 4-1996.
[3]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
[Amended 8-8-1994 by L.L. No. 11-1994; 9-9-1996 by L.L. No. 19-1996]
For each and every violation of a provision of this chapter, the owner, general agent or contractor of a building or premises where such violation has been committed or shall exist and the lessee or tenant of an entire building or entire premises where such violation has been committed or shall exist and the owner, general agent, contractor, lessee or tenant of any part of a building or premises in which part such violation has been committed or shall exist and the general agent, architect, builder, contractor or any person who knowingly commits, takes part in, allows or assists in any violation or who maintains any building or premises in which any such violation shall exist shall be guilty of a violation of this chapter, which violation shall be punishable in accordance with the provisions set forth at § 1-1 of this Code. Each day's continued violation shall constitute a separate and distinct additional violation.
It shall be the duty of the Building Inspector and/or Village Housing Inspector or Code Enforcement Officer, and he is hereby given the power and authority, to enforce the provisions of this chapter.