[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Westbury 11-16-1989 by L.L. No. 7-1989 (Ch. 33B of the 1964 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Westbury hereby declares and finds it to be in the public interest to provide for the regulation of the installation and maintenance of security gates within the village.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- SECURITY GATE
- A barrier, screen or cover located in front of or behind a door, window or other opening used for purposes of securing premises by preventing access or blocking passage to the interior of the premises.
The provisions of this chapter shall apply only to security gates located in front of or behind doors, windows or other openings facing or fronting on a public road or highway located within a business district.
All security gates which are in existence prior to the date of the adoption of this chapter and which do not comply with the provisions of said chapter shall be made to comply with the provisions of this chapter within three years of the date of adoption of said chapter or shall be removed.
No solid barrier, screen or cover shall be erected or maintained in front of or behind doors, windows or other openings facing or fronting on a public road or highway located within a business district.
All security shall be of such a type as will not prevent the viewing of the interior of the premises from outside the premises.
When a security gate is not in use, it shall be removed or stored in such a manner so as not to be visible from the exterior of the premises.
It shall be unlawful for any person to commence work on the erection or alteration of or to erect, alter or maintain any security gate until a building permit therefor has been duly issued upon application therefor, as provided in Chapter 79, Building Construction, of this Code.
The Building Department shall require that the application for a building permit shall be accompanied by a set of plans indicating the proposed location and dimensions of said security gate and a description of the type of said security gate.
Permits shall expire three months following the date of issuance, if no substantial work is begun, and may be renewed upon written application to the Superintendent of Buildings.