Village of Haverstraw, NY
Rockland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Haverstraw 9-7-1994 by L.L. No. 4-1993. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fees — See Ch. 132.

§ 176-1 Legislative findings.

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Haverstraw 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 of Haverstraw.

§ 176-2 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
A barrier, screen or cover located in front of or behind a door, window or other opening, used for the purpose of guarding premises by preventing access or blocking passage to the interior of premises.

§ 176-3 Applicability.

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 or shall be removed within 18 months of the date of adoption of said chapter.

§ 176-4 Use and construction.

No solid barrier, screen or cover shall be erected or maintained in front of or behind doors, windows or other openings.
All security gates shall be of the type known as "overhead rolling grill" and shall not prevent the viewing of the interior of the premises from outside the premises.
All security gates shall be located on the exterior of 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.
Any metal screen protection device installed by any person, firm or entity shall be constructed of an open-mesh grill or patterned, textured substance with the required visibility, so as to blend architecturally with the community.

§ 176-5 Permit; application; expiration.

It shall be unlawful for any person to commence work or the erection or alteration of or to erect, alter or maintain any security gate until a permit has been duly issued upon application thereof.
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 Architectural Review Board has examined and approved, in writing, the proposed security gate as complying with all the provisions of this chapter.
Permits shall expire three months following the date of issuance if no substantial work is begun, and may be renewed upon written applications to the Code Enforcement Officer.

§ 176-6 Fees.

[Amended 1-18-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994; 8-11-1997 by L.L. No. 4-1997]
The fee for a permit for the erection, alteration or maintenance of a security gate shall be as set by the Board of Trustees by resolution by a majority vote of its members present at the Board meeting. Said fee shall be paid at the time the application is presented to the Building Department. The Board of Trustees has currently resolved that the fee shall be as set forth in the village schedule of fees.[1] There will be no fee for converting a nonconforming gate to a conforming gate.
Editor's Note: See Ch. 132, Fees.

§ 176-7 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 8-11-1997 by L.L. No. 4-1997]
In the event that a noncomplying security gate is installed, or in the event that a previously installed gate becomes noncomplying after 18 months from the date of adoption of this chapter, the Building Department shall serve the party occupying the premises and/or the owner with a notice that the gate is not complying and must be removed within one month from the date of the notice. If the security gate is not removed within one month of receipt of the notice, then the party occupying the premises and/or the owner of the premises shall be responsible to pay a penalty of not more than $250 per week for each week that the noncomplying gate remains on the premises, and shall further be subject to a term of imprisonment for up to 15 days, or both such fine and imprisonment.