[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Flower Hill 6-4-2018 by L.L. No. 6-2018. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Zoning — See Ch. 240.
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Flower Hill hereby finds and determines that the installation of exterior lighting and illumination, if not properly regulated, can create conditions which are detrimental to the public health, comfort, convenience, safety, peace, repose and general welfare of the inhabitants of the Village. The regulations and restrictions contained in this chapter are determined to be necessary for the protection of the Village environment and for the safety, health and well-being of its inhabitants.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the indicated meaning:
- EXTERIOR LIGHT SOURCE
- One or more spotlights, floodlights, streetlamps, lights on poles, and any other source of light not located within a building or which casts light beyond the boundaries of the property on which it is located. The term "exterior light source" includes all such sources, whether in fixed locations, stationary, moving or portable. The term "exterior light source" also includes such light sources outside the Village which emit lights which fall on property located within the Village in violation of the provisions of this chapter.
All exterior light sources shall be placed so as not to constitute a nuisance or interfere with the use or enjoyment of property of other landowners or inhabitants adjacent to such premises.
All exterior light sources shall be shielded and directed away from adjacent properties so as not to cast light onto any such adjacent property.
No exterior light sources shall be placed or oriented in a manner which results in said light source shedding light directly upon any public street or upon property other than the property on which it is located. This subsection shall not apply to any streetlight installed or maintained by any public entity or otherwise authorized by the Village Board of Trustees.
No exterior light source shall be placed in a location or in an orientation which causes interference with the vision of motorists or otherwise adversely affects driving conditions on any street or public or private right-of-way.
The provisions of this chapter may be enforced by the Code Enforcement Officer or by any law enforcement officer. Where such enforcing officer determines that a violation of this chapter exists, such officer shall give written notice of such violation to the owner and/or occupant of the property on which the violation exists. Such notice shall establish a period of time, not more than 20 days, which in the opinion of the enforcing officer is sufficient to remove the violation and to protect the public safety. Each day after such twenty-day period during which such violation continues shall constitute a separate offense, and no further notice as to the same shall be required.