[Added 7-12-1995 by L.L. No. 4-1995]
This article shall be known as the "Special Events Law" of the Town of Brighton and shall amend the Comprehensive Development Regulations of the Town.
It is the purpose of this article to permit the Town Board, by resolution, to permit certain activities otherwise prohibited by the Comprehensive Development Regulations for certain periods in certain allowed zoning districts, as herein defined, in order to protect and promote the public welfare, which shall be deemed to include the facilitation of the efficient and adequate provision of services to the public and the assurance of adequate sites for commerce. Nothing herein is intended to permit activities which may violate or otherwise impinge upon the health, safety or welfare of residents of the Town of Brighton.
[Amended 11-28-2018 by L.L. No. 9-2018]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- During each calendar year, the term commencing on the Saturday following Thanksgiving Day through and including December 31 of the same year, or a different single term, not to exceed 14 calendar days during any year, as may be set by resolution of the Town Board.
- Only permitted to exist, continue, be erected or be maintained during the period, and shall be promptly removed or discontinued at the end of the period, without further notice from the Town.
[Amended 6-26-2002 by L.L. No. 4-2002; 11-28-2018 by L.L. No. 9-2018]
The regulations described herein shall only be suspended pursuant to this chapter within the BE-2, BE-3, BE-F, BF-1 and BF-2 Zoning Districts within the Town of Brighton created pursuant to § 201-7 of the Code of the Town of Brighton.
[Amended 11-28-2018 by L.L. No. 9-2018]
Pursuant to this article, the following activities shall be deemed permitted in the allowed zoning districts without further reviews, approvals or permits:
The erection and maintenance of temporary signs containing or consisting of banners, posters, pennants, ribbons, streamers, spinners or balloons; and/or larger than 10% of the first-floor area of the building face, but no more than 200 square feet and/or not coordinated with the architecture, provided that no temporary sign shall block the vision of drivers at driveways or intersections and that all other sign regulations (not referenced above) be adhered to. In particular, this language shall not be construed to permit A-frame signs.
The temporary outdoor display of goods, merchandise and food products as an accessory to an existing use, provided that the display does not impede travel on public roads or sidewalks, does not limit visibility for vehicles, is confined to the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., does not block fire lanes and does not eliminate parking spaces required by the Comprehensive Development Regulations.
The temporary provision of outdoor food service as an accessory to an existing food service establishment, provided that at least one additional, outdoor waste receptacle is provided close to the point of service, that no alcohol is served out-of-doors, that the hours of service are confined to 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., that travel is not impeded on public roads or sidewalks, that visibility is not impeded for vehicles at intersections, that fire lanes are not blocked, that all applicable state and county health regulations are adhered to and that parking spaces (as required by the Comprehensive Development Regulations) are not eliminated.
The erection and maintenance of temporary, nonilluminated window signs covering up to 75% of the total area of the window in which they are displayed.
Editor’s Note: Former § 207-38, Designation of period, was repealed 11-28-2018 by L.L. No. 9-2018.
The Commissioner of Public Works shall, within 30 days of the conclusion of the period, report to the Town Board upon the complaints received regarding permitted activities during the period and upon the problems noted by his inspections.
It is hereby declared to be the intent of the Brighton Town Board that:
If a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provisions of this article invalid, in whole or in part, the effect of such decision shall be limited to those provisions which are expressly stated in the decision to be invalid and all other provisions of this article shall continue to be separately and fully effective.
If a court of competent jurisdiction finds the application of any provision of this article to any building, other structure or tract of land to be invalid, in whole or in part, the effect of such decisions shall be limited to the person, property or situation involved in the controversy and the application of any such provision to any other person, property or situation shall not be affected.