[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Amherst 2-16-1959, effective 3-9-1959. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 6-17-1974, effective 6-29-1974]
No person, corporation, partnership or association of persons shall use or operate or permit to be used or operated on their premises artificial lighting or illumination which unreasonably disturbs the sleep, comfort and repose of other residents or inhabitants in the vicinity, either by reason of the power or intensity or the location of said artificial lighting or illumination.
The illumination and lighting of such premises between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. with more lighting and illumination than is reasonably necessary and proper for the safeguarding and protection of persons and property upon such premises shall be presumed to be lighting and illumination of such power and intensity as to annoy or disturb unreasonably the sleep, comfort and repose of the persons residing in the vicinity and shall be presumptive evidence of a violation of this section.
No person, firm, partnership or association of persons shall place, maintain or display upon or in view of any highway any unauthorized sign, signal, light, marking or device which purports to be or is an imitation of or resembles or is likely to be construed as an official traffic control device, light or lights of an emergency motor vehicle, as authorized by the laws of the State of New York, or which attempts to direct or regulate the movement of traffic.
Every violation by any person, firm, association or corporation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed to be an offense against this chapter and, upon conviction thereof, such person, firm, association or corporation shall be subject to a fine of not more than $100 or imprisonment not to exceed three months, or both, for each and every offense.
This chapter shall become effective immediately upon publication and posting within the provisions of law.