[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Great Neck as Ch. 162, Art. I of the 1976 Code; amended in its entirety 8-18-2009 by L.L. No. 6-2009. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Zoning — See Ch. 575.
Editor's Note: This local law also repealed former Art. II, Signs, adopted as Ch. 162, Art. II, of the 1976 Code, as amended.
No person may erect, alter, rebuild, enlarge, extend, or relocate a canopy or awning over a public street, sidewalk, or other public way in the Village without the approval of the Board of Trustees.
No person may erect, alter, rebuild, enlarge, extend, or relocate a canopy or awning on or within 200 feet of Middle Neck Road or on or within 200 feet of Steamboat Road in the Village without the approval of the Board of Trustees. This subsection shall not apply to legal single-family dwellings.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Subsections A and B of this section, the replacement of any or all of the cloth portions of an awning or canopy shall not require such approval so long as the cloth is of the same size, location, colors, and design and has the same, and only the same, wording, symbols, logos, and/or other signs (as “sign” is defined in § 575-212 of this Code) as the awning or canopy last approved by the Board of Trustees or, if the Board of Trustees approval was not required, by the last approval of the Building Department.
In reviewing any application made pursuant to this section, the Board of Trustees may determine to hold a public hearing thereon on at least five days' notice.
The annual fee for a permit required pursuant to this section shall be in such amount as shall be prescribed from time to time by the Board of Trustees.
All canopies and awnings erected over any public street, sidewalk, or other public place must be securely fastened and constructed so that there will be no danger of the same being dislodged by any cause and shall be so erected and maintained as not to obstruct the view of any traffic control device.
The lowest part of any such sign, signboard or canopy or awning shall be at least eight feet above the level of the public street, sidewalk, alley or other public place over which it extends, and no such sign, signboard or canopy or awning shall be erected or maintained over any public place used by vehicles if any part thereof is less than 15 feet above the level of such public way.
Permits issued pursuant to this chapter expire after one year unless renewed and shall, in any event, be revocable at any time by the Board of Trustees.
Every original application for a permit provided under this chapter shall be in writing and executed by the owner and occupant of the premises and shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable fee, in such amount as shall be prescribed from time to time by the Board of Trustees, and a diagram showing in detail the location, design, and appearance of the proposed canopy or awning.
Any person, firm or corporation erecting or maintaining any canopy or awning extending over any public street, sidewalk, or other public way in the Village without having first obtained a permit therefor or after a permit therefor shall have expired shall be deemed to be in violation of this chapter.
Persons, firms or corporations maintaining any such canopy or awning prior to the effective date of this chapter shall have two years within which to obtain a permit therefor, after which two years, maintenance of such signs, signboards or canopies or awnings without a permit shall be deemed to be in violation of this chapter.