[HISTORY: Adopted by the North Hempstead Town Board 7-20-1982 as L.L. No. 5, 1982. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Town Board of the Town of North Hempstead 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 Town of North Hempstead.
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 (3) years of the date of adoption of said chapter or shall be removed.
No solid metal 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 gates 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 permit has been duly issued upon application therefor.
The Building Department shall require that the application for a 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.
No permit shall be issued until the Building Official has examined and approved, in writing, the proposed security gate as complying with all the provisions of this chapter.
Permits shall expire three (3) months following the date of issuance if no substantial work is begun and may be renewed upon written application to the Building Official.
[Amended 4-11-2006 by L.L. No. 5-2006]
The fee for a permit for the erection, alteration or maintenance of a security gate shall be in the amount indicated in the Town of North Hempstead Fee Schedule. Said fee shall be submitted at the time the application is presented to the Building Department.
For each and every violation of the provisions of this chapter, the owner, general agent or contractor of a building or premises where such violation has been committed or shall exist, and the lessee or tenant of an entire building or entire premises where such violation has been committed or shall exist, and the owner, general agent, contractor, lessee or tenant of any part of a building or premises in which part such violation has been committed or shall exist, and the general agent, architect, builder, contractor or any person who knowingly commits, takes part in, allows or assists in any violation or who maintains any building or premises in which any such violation shall exist shall be guilty of a violation against this chapter, which violation shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars ($250.) or imprisonment for a period not to exceed fifteen (15) days, or both. Each day's continued violation shall constitute a separate and distinct additional violation.
It shall be the duty of the Building Official, and he is hereby given the power and authority, to enforce the provisions of this chapter.
In the event that any section or provision of this chapter is declared to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the validity of the chapter as a whole or any part thereof shall not be affected thereby.