[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Old Westbury 10-4-1937 as Ch. 1, Art. XV, of the General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Added 6-17-1991 by L.L. No. 2-1991]
The Board of Trustees of the incorporated Village of Old Westbury recognizes that it has an aesthetic and economic obligation to preserve and improve the appearance of the Village.
It has become apparent that the accumulation of signs posted on public property within the Village has resulted in an intrusive, unpleasant and adverse impact upon the natural and functional beauty of the Village as well as its inhabitants. Specifically, the accumulation of signs posted in various locations creates a potential safety hazard in that they block views and otherwise cause traffic hazards through motorist distraction. Additionally, the Village has an interest in protecting the safety of workmen who must scale utility poles in order to remove these signs.
The accumulation of signs posted on public property constitutes visual clutter throughout the Village, and the Village recognizes that it is within its power to prohibit such postings in order to achieve the aforementioned objectives.
Editor's Note: This local law also repealed former § 58-1, Permit required for posting of signs, handbills and similar notices.
[Added 6-17-1991 by L.L No. 2-1991]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to erect, affix or maintain a sign, whether political, noncommercial or commercial in nature, upon any public property within the Incorporated Village of Old Westbury. This prohibition shall also include any and all freestanding signs.
All signs in existence on the effective date of this section shall become prohibited, and unlawful structures shall be removed.
[Amended 9-17-1984 by L.L. No. 6-1984]
No person shall operate any musical instrument or broadcast from motor vehicles, airplanes or dirigibles or permit or cause any noise to be made for advertising purposes or for the purpose of attracting attention to any exhibition, show or for any other purpose, unless a permit shall have been obtained from the Village Clerk, the fee for which shall be $25.
[Amended 6-17-1991 by L.L. No. 2-1991]
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall pay a fine not to exceed $50 for a first offense and a fine not to exceed $100 for a second and each succeeding offense. In addition, each such violation shall constitute disorderly conduct, and any person violating the same shall be a disorderly person.