Village of Thomaston, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Thomaston 7-14-1980 by L.L. No. 19-1980 as §§ 47-9B and 47-13 of Ch. 47, Art. III, of the 1980 Code; amended in its entirety 9-13-1993 by L.L. No. 8-1993. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Housing standards — See Ch. 116.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 144.
All light fixtures, installations and sources of artificial light of any type or nature, unless owned by a governmental or municipal body, shall be erected, installed, shielded, continued and maintained in such a manner that the primary source of illumination shall not be visible at grade level or above grade level at any point on the boundary of the property where the light fixture is located with any adjoining property located in a residential zoning district and located within two hundred (200) feet of the property where such fixture, installation or light source is located.
A. 
No person other than a municipal or governmental body shall suffer, allow or permit the construction, installation, continuance, casting, directing, projecting, deflecting, reflecting or beaming of a direct or indirect light or lights of any type or nature, whether natural or artificial, with an intensity in excess of one (1) footcandle when measured at grade level or above grade level at any point on a boundary line of neighboring real property so as to shine on or illuminate such neighboring real property; nor shall any such light or lights be handled, conducted, treated, maintained, operated, installed, erected, created, continued or in any way dealt with in such a manner as to be an annoyance or discomfort to an occupant of neighboring real property to the real property from which such light or lights is projected, deflected, reflected, cast, directed or beamed.
B. 
All light of any type or nature from any source, unless owned by a municipal or governmental body, shall be erected, installed, shielded, continued and maintained in such a manner that the primary source of the illumination for such light shall not be visible at grade level or above grade level at any point on the boundary of neighboring real property. As used in this chapter, the words "neighboring real property" shall mean real property which is publicly owned or is zoned and used for residential use and adjoins, is adjacent to or is located within two hundred (200) feet of real property from which light is directed, projected, deflected, reflected, beamed, handled, conducted, treated, maintained, installed, operated, continued or dealt with so as to cause a violation of this chapter.
Any person who commits a nuisance or commits any other act in violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of an offense and shall be punished as provided in the general penalty provisions contained in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, of this Code.