[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Lancaster as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Peace and good order — See Ch. 230.
[Adopted 7-24-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006 (Ch. 128, Art. I, of the 1976 Code)]
The adoption of Megan's Law has increased public awareness of sexual offenders by requiring them to register with authorities and making such information available to the public. The Village Board of the Village of Lancaster hereby enacts this article to prevent sex offenders from residing or living near areas where children regularly meet and congregate. The Village Board of the Village of Lancaster believes that this article is necessary to further protect the best interests of all children, and to protect the health, safety and welfare of residents in the Village of Lancaster.
No person over the age of 18 years, who has been convicted of a violation of a sexual offense upon a child of age 16 years or under, as defined by the New York State Penal Law, which would require that individual to register as a sex offender under state and/or federal laws, shall be permitted to reside or live within 1,500 feet of the real property of any school, park, playground or day-care center in the Village of Lancaster, unless such residence has been assigned by a supervised release program which provides close supervision of the sex offender's daily activity, or the residency of said offender was established prior to the enactment of this article.
Failure to comply with this article is considered a violation and may result in a fine of $1,500 and/or imprisonment for 15 days.