Town of Huntington, NY


Chapter 87 (Building Construction)

Resolution for Town Board Meeting Dated: December 10, 2002

The following resolution was offered by: Councilman Cuthbertson

and seconded by:

WHEREAS, there is an increase in the use, number and intensity of exterior residential lighting within the Town of Huntington; and

WHEREAS, the increase in the use, number and intensity of exterior residential lights causes a detriment to the quality of life, health and welfare of the residents of the Town of Huntington; and

WHEREAS, the Town Board seeks to protect the citizens of the Town of Huntington by regulating the use of residential lights; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to §617.5(c) 20 and 27 of SEQRA, regulations amending the Code of the Town of Huntington are “routine continuing agency administration and management, not including new programs or major reordering of priorities” and “promulgation of regulations, policies, procedures and legislative decisions in connection with any Type II action”, and therefore, this proposed action, a Type II action, requires no further action pursuant to SEQRA.

NOW, THEREFORE,

THE TOWN BOARD HEREBY SCHEDULES a public hearing for the day of , 2003, at p.m. at Huntington Town Hall, 100 Main Street, Huntington, New York, to consider adopting Local Law Introductory No. – 2002, amending the Code of the Town of Huntington, Chapter 87 (Building Construction) Article VII (Definitions) and Article VIII (General Restrictions and Requirements) as follows:

BE IT ENACTED BY THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF HUNTINGTON, AS FOLLOWS:

LOCAL LAW NO. –2002
AMENDING THE CODE OF THE TOWN OF HUNTINGTON
CHAPTER 87 (BUILDING CONSTRUCTION)
ARTICLE VII (DEFINITIONS) AND
ARTICLE VIII (GENERAL RESTRICTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS)

Section 1. Chapter 87 (Building Construction), Article VII (Definitions) and Article VIII (General Restrictions and Requirements) of the Huntington Town Code is hereby amended as follows:

CHAPTER 87
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
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ARTICLE VII
DEFINITIONS
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§ 87-46. Definition of terms.

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PUBLIC NUISANCE – The use or maintenance of any building, residence, premises, structure, place or lot, developed or undeveloped, for the furtherance of prohibited conduct.

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ARTICLE VIII
GENERAL RESTRICTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

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B. Lighting.
A person who owns, maintains, occupies and/or operates a residential property shall not affix, cause to affix, use or maintain or allow any interior or exterior luminary device to be used and/or maintained on said property without proper shielding, shade, reflector or device to deflect or reduce direct deposit of light onto any residential property and which creates a public nuisance.


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