[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Wethersfield 11-15-1993; amended in its entirety 1-2-1996. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person or entity shall have, keep, maintain or cause or permit to be kept or maintained any floodlight, spotlight, other reflector-type light or lighting for illumination of signs or for other purposes on any property in such a manner that its light is unnecessarily directed or reflected into any residential building in the immediate vicinity of the property containing the floodlight, spotlight, reflector-type lighting or lighting so as to constitute, while the light is on, a continuous annoyance, harassment or compromise of privacy of the person(s) occupying such residential building.
Any spotlight, floodlight, reflector-type light or light for illumination of signs shall be shielded so that the light source cannot be seen from adjacent residential properties; provided, however, that signs with exposed neon tubes shall be permitted in business and industrial districts.
Any violation of § 101-1 or 101-2 shall be abated by the property owner, lessor, lessee or any other person in possession of the property on which such lighting is located and, if not so done, may be abated by the Town at the expense of the owner, lessor, lessee or any other person in possession thereof or any one or more of them to whom the Town Manager or his representative has given not less than 10 days' written notice of the Town's intention to abate such violation. Such expense may be collected by the Town in a civil action against any one or more of the above-named persons responsible therefor. In the case of an emergency, the Town may abate such violation without giving the 10 days' written notice.