[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Nissequogue 1-16-1986 by L.L. No. 1-1986. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Village Board of the Village of Nissequogue ("the Village Board") hereby declares and finds it to be in the public interest to regulate certain exterior lighting within the village and to prohibit the maintenance of certain types of illumination that would either create a danger to vehicular traffic or constitute a nuisance to the quiet enjoyment of neighboring properties.
The Village Board finds that prohibiting the maintenance of certain types of exterior lighting, as defined herein, is necessary under the police power granted to the village for the public good and that the maintaining of prohibited types of such lighting will constitute a danger or nuisance.
The following terms, as used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context requires or indicates a different meaning:
- EXTERIOR LIGHTING
- Includes incandescent spot floodlights with bulbs in excess of 100 watts and any quartz hologen, mercury or sodium vapor light or other lighting devices providing extraordinarily bright illumination.
No exterior lighting shall be so operated as to be a nuisance.
No exterior lights of any kind or nature shall shine directly on or at neighboring property or a public or private road, thereby constituting a nuisance. It shall be within the discretion of the Village Board to determine if lights create a nuisance within the meaning of this section.
All exterior lighting on premises located within the Village of Nissequogue, whether it be floodlighting or otherwise, shall be shut off not later than 11:00 p.m., prevailing time, if requested by the occupant of the abutting premises or upon the direction of the Police Department of the Village of Nissequogue.
All exterior lighting shall be steady in nature, not flashing, moving or changing in brilliance, color or intensity, provided that such restriction shall not apply to temporary decorative lighting placed on a residential premises during Christmas or other recognized holiday seasons.
A string or strings of lights which are visible from the exterior of the premises are prohibited, provided that such restriction shall not apply to temporary decorative lighting placed on residential premises during Christmas or other recognized holiday seasons.
This chapter shall not apply to any person or entity receiving a special permit from the Village Board to maintain either permanent or temporary lighting for any extraordinary purpose or need, either private or public, as the Village Board may determine. Such special permit may be issued, provided that the purposes intended do not violate the spirit and intent of this chapter. The duration of such special permit shall be determined by the Village Board.
Any person or entity found in violation of any section of this chapter may be fined an amount not to exceed $500.