[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Morrisville 6-13-1985 as L.L. No. 1-1985. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Morrisville have been concerned about the appearance and impact of satellite receiving antennas. The Board finds that, unless regulated, satellite receiving antennas can be installed in an aesthetically unpleasant manner with an adverse impact on surrounding property values and the enjoyment and use of surrounding properties. The intent and purpose of this chapter is to establish a procedure and criteria to avoid the adverse impact of the installation of satellite receiving antennas and to preserve the character, beauty and general welfare of the community.
No person shall cause, suffer or permit the erection and/or maintenance of any satellite receiving antenna or device, the purpose of which is to receive television, microwave and/or other electrical signals from space satellites except as set forth herein.
Maximum number per lot, one (1).
Maximum height, eleven (11) feet above ground or above highest point of the structure on which the antenna is mounted.
Maximum distance across antenna (unit), ten (10) feet.
Minimum setback from all property lines of lot to nearest part of structure, fifteen (15) feet.
No antenna may be located in a front or side yard.
No antenna may be mounted on a trailer or other portable device.
The Village Board of Morrisville is hereby empowered to designate the exact location of the device to be installed if so requested in writing by an adjacent property owner.
A Building Permit is required for all installations. Applications for such permit should be accompanied by detailed drawings of support structure and site layout. Such permit application shall be made to the Code Enforcement Officer who upon being satisfied that such application complies with this law, shall be empowered to issue a permit for such installation.
Where a violation of this chapter is determined to exist, the Code Enforcement Officer shall serve, by registered mail or personally, on the owner, agent or contractor of the subject premises or on the lessee or tenant of the subject premises a notice of violation requiring the removal of the violation within twenty-four (24) hours after service of the notice. If the person or persons notified shall fail to remove the violation within the allotted time period, the Code Enforcement Officer shall commence appropriate proceedings before the Justice Court of the Village of Morrisville. The Village may take any appropriate action or proceeding in addition to the aforesaid remedy, including proceeding by any available remedy. Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a penalty of not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars ($250.) or imprisonment not exceeding fifteen (15) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. A separate violation shall be deemed committed upon each day that a violation occurs or is committed.
Any satellite receiving antenna in existence in the Village of Morrisville as of the date of adoption of this chapter shall be allowed to remain in the state and condition as it exists as of the date of adoption of the chapter.