[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Nissequogue 3-21-1985 by L.L. No. 1-1985. Section 40-4 added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
Any type of antenna and related receiving equipment that is capable of receiving radio and television signals directly from satellites located in a geostationary orbit, which type of antennas are also known as "earth stations" and "dish antennas," shall be subject to the provisions of this chapter.
Homeowners may erect one satellite antenna per home, provided that said antennas comply with the following standards:
The antenna is no more than 11 feet in diameter.
The antenna shall be designed to withstand winds of up to 100 miles per hour.
The antenna shall be set in suitable foundations and shall be screened from view from the street and any neighboring properties by plantings of evergreens that are at least four feet high at the time of installation, with a mature height of not less than eight feet.
The antenna shall only be allowed in the rear yard of the premises.
The antenna shall not be less than 60 feet from the side yard lot lines of the premises.
The antenna shall not be less than 80 feet from the rear yard lot line of the premises.
The highest point of the antenna shall be no more than 13 feet above the normal grade at the location where it is placed in the rear yard of the premises.
All installations of satellite antennas shall be pursuant to a building permit to be issued by the Building Department of the Village of Nissequogue, and the chief officer of the Building Department of the Village of Nissequogue may impose such other reasonable restrictions on the construction and placement of said antenna so as to ensure that the installation is proper and that the antenna is not unsightly when viewed from the street or from neighboring houses or properties.
The Building Inspector may also specify the type of plantings necessary to screen the antenna from village streets or neighboring properties.
Any person committing an offense against 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 not exceeding $250 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.