[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Bellerose 10-25-1982 by L.L. No. 2-1982. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: Pursuant to L.L. No. 1-1976 which established the Code, the provisions of this chapter were originally designated as Ch. 29.
The Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Bellerose hereby declares and finds it to be in the public interest to provide for the regulation of the installation and maintenance of security gates within the Incorporated Village of Bellerose.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- A barrier, screen or cover located in front of or behind a door, window or other opening, used for the purpose of securing premises by preventing access or blocking passage to the interior of the premises.
The provisions of this chapter 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 chapter, and which do not comply with the provisions of said chapter, shall be made to comply with the provisions of this chapter within three years of the date of adoption of said chapter 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 a 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 so 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 Building Department shall require that 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 Building Official has examined and approved, in writing, the proposed security gate as complying with all the provisions of this chapter.
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 Building Official.
The fee for a permit for the erection, alteration or maintenance of a security gate shall be $100. Said fee shall be submitted at the time the application is presented to the Building Department.
[Amended 12-9-1996 by L.L. No. 3-1996]
For each and every violation of the provisions of this chapter, the owner, general agent or contractor of a building or premises where such violation has been committed or shall exist and the lessee or tenant of an entire building or entire premises where such violation has been committed or shall exist and the owner, general agent, contractor, lessee or tenant of any part of a building or premises in which part such violation has been committed or shall exist and the general agent, architect, builder, contractor or person who knowingly commits, takes part in, allows or assists in any violation or who maintains any building or premises in which any such violation shall exist shall be guilty of a violation of this chapter, which violation shall be punishable by fine or imprisonment as set forth in Chapter 1, § 1-5, Article V of the Code. Each day's continued violation shall constitute a separate and distinct additional violation.