[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Great Neck Estates as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 1-3-1983 by L.L. No. 1-1983 (Ch. 105, Art. I, of the 1981 Code)]
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Great Neck Estates hereby declares and finds it to be in the public interest to provide for the regulation of the installation and maintenance of security gates in business districts within the Village of Great Neck Estates.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- SECURITY GATE
- A barrier, screen or cover located in front of or 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.
The provisions of this article shall apply only to security gates located in front of or behind doors, windows or other openings facing or fronting on a public road or highway located within a business district.
All security gates which are in existence prior to the date of the adoption of this article and which do not comply with the provisions of this article shall be made to comply with the provisions of this article within three years of the date of adoption of said article or shall be removed.
No solid metal barrier, screen or cover shall be erected or maintained in front of or behind doors, windows or other openings facing or fronting on a public road or highway located within a business district.
All security gates shall be of such type as will not prevent the viewing of the interior of the premises from outside the premises.
When a security gate is not in use, it shall be removed or stored in such a manner as not to be visible from the exterior of the premises.
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.
The application for a permit shall be accompanied by a set of plans indicating the proposed location and dimensions of said security gate and a description of the type of said security gate.
No permit shall be issued until the Code Official has examined and approved the proposed security gate, in writing, as complying with all the provisions of this article.
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 Code Official.
The fee for a permit for the erection, alteration or maintenance of a security gate shall be as set forth in Chapter 109, Fees. Said fee shall be submitted at the time the application is presented to the Code Official.
[Amended 3-10-1997 by L.L. No. 3-1997]
The owner or occupant of any building or premises where a violation of this article is committed or shall exist, or the owner of occupant of a part of any building or premises where such violation is committed or shall exist, shall be guilty of a violation and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable as provided for violations of this Code.
The Code Official shall enforce the provisions of this article and issue any permits provided for herein.