[Adopted 2-23-1939 by Ord. No. 19]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Includes one or more persons of either sex, natural persons, corporations, partnerships, associations, joint-stock companies, societies and all other entities of any kind capable of being sued.
No person shall hereafter erect or maintain any awning of any material except cloth or canvas over any sidewalk or other public place in the Village of New Hyde Park, except as hereinafter provided.
All awnings of cloth or canvas, except temporary awnings as hereinafter provided for, hereafter constructed or maintained over any sidewalk or other public place shall be elevated at least six feet six inches at the lowest part thereof above the surface of the sidewalk and shall not project more than four feet beyond the building line and in no event beyond the curb. All such awnings shall be supported without posts by iron brackets or by iron frames attached to the building so as at all times to be safe and leave the sidewalk wholly unobstructed thereby and so as to be lowered and raised with safety and convenience.
All awnings heretofore erected or constructed and operated in a manner different than that specified in this article shall be removed by the owner, agent or person in possession or control of the building or part thereof to which such awning is attached, within five days after notice so to do from the Village Clerk.
Awnings without side curtains may be from time to time erected and maintained across the sidewalk of any street for temporary use, as a protection during inclement weather only; provided, however, that such awning shall be made of canvas or cloth and shall be supported by upright posts of iron not exceeding two inches in diameter and not less than eight feet or more than 10 feet in height above the sidewalk and shall not be wider than the entrance of the building in connection with which it is to be used. Awnings with side curtains may be erected for a limited time upon issuance of a special permit by the Village Clerk.
Every owner or occupant of any building shall at all times keep the awning in front of such building free from ice, snow, dirt or other obstructions. Merchandise or other obstructions shall not be suspended from any awning over any sidewalk.
No awning of wood shall be erected or maintained so as to project over any sidewalk or other public place, and no awning of glass or metal shall be so erected or maintained without the consent of the Board of Trustees.