Village of Kings Point, NY
Nassau County
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[Added 9-17-1973]
[Amended 1-21-1976 by L.L. No. 1-1976]
Except as may be permitted by the Board of Trustees pursuant to Article V, § 161-31, of this chapter, no tennis court may be constructed or maintained on a lot or premises in an A2 Residence District or an A Residence District of the Village of Kings Point which does not comply with the provisions of this article.
No tennis court may be constructed or maintained except as an accessory to an existing one-family dwelling located on the same lot.
No tennis court, including the fence enclosing it, shall be built or maintained in a front yard nor within 20 feet of a rear or side lot line.
[Amended 1-21-1976 by L.L. No. 1-1976; 9-8-1986 by L.L. No. 7-1986; 10-25-2012 by L.L. No. 4-2012]
All tennis courts shall be enclosed with a fence that shall be constructed and maintained in accordance with the specifications set forth in this section for so long as the tennis court remains in existence.
The height shall be not less than eight feet nor more than 10 feet above the playing surface. However, where the longer dimension of the court faces a dwelling on the same lot, the center 40 feet of fence along the side facing the dwelling may be less than eight feet in height or eliminated completely.
The fence shall be chain link, or such other material and as may be approved by the Architectural and Preliminary Site Review Board.
[Amended 11-20-2017 by L.L. No. 6-2017]
If a chain link fence is provided:
The fabric shall be not less than nine-gauge steel having a uniform square mesh with two inches between parallel sides. The mesh shall have a green, brown or black plastic coating.
The end and corner posts shall be 2 1/2 inches inside diameter galvanized pipe with a wall thickness of 0.203 inch.
The line posts shall be two inches inside diameter galvanized pipe with a wall thickness of 0.154 inch.
The horizontal lines shall be three horizontal rails running between the vertical posts situated at the top, center and bottom of the chain link fabric. These rails shall be 1 1/4 inches inside diameter galvanized pipe having a wall thickness of 0.14 inch.
The distance between posts shall be not more than 10 feet.
[Amended 9-8-1986 by L.L. No. 7-1986]
All tennis courts and the fencing surrounding the same shall be completely screened from adjoining properties by a living screen of coniferous trees. The trees shall consist of Canadian hemlock or an alternate approved by the Building Inspector. The height of the trees, when planted, shall be at least six feet and in no event less than two feet below the maximum height of the fence surrounding the court. The trees shall be planted at intervals of five feet on center, or if an alternate other than Canadian hemlock is approved by the Building Inspector, then at those intervals which the Building Inspector determines will achieve the same screening effect as Canadian hemlocks. The coniferous screening shall be maintained in good condition so long as the tennis court remains in existence.
The height of the playing surface of the tennis court shall not be above the existing mean level of the ground immediately surrounding the court area prior to construction of the court.
No tennis court shall be constructed or maintained so as to permit any drainage water to flow onto adjacent properties or public streets.
[Amended 5-24-1983 by L.L. No. 12-1983]
No system designed to illuminate a tennis court may be installed, maintained or used.
[Amended 5-24-1983 by L.L. No. 12-1983]
No tennis court may be used between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.
Building permits and certificates of occupancy for tennis courts must be obtained from the Building Inspector in accordance with the provisions of the Building Code of the Village of Kings Point.[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 84, Fire Prevention and Building Construction.