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Borough of East Rutherford, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of East Rutherford 3-17-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-02. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Property maintenance — See Ch. 340, in the Land Use Code.
Zoning — See Ch. 389, in the Land Use Code.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
FOOTCANDLE
The amount of light from one candle at a distance of one foot from the source of the light.
GLARE
Any artificial light which shines with a strong, steady or dazzling light.
LAND
Comprehending not only buildings but the ground, soil or earth as commonly understood.
STRUCTURE
A dwelling, pole or elevated object or a building or other structure or improvement on any property of such physical size as to be capable of having attached thereto or incorporated thereon artificial lighting by means of electrical, gas or other luminescent fixtures.
A. 
The following restrictions shall apply to artificial lighting installed on privately owned property:
(1) 
No artificial lighting shall shine directly upon any neighboring property or be so established that it shall shine directly upon any neighboring property or shall shine directly on or into any room or rooms, porches or patios of any neighboring property.
(2) 
No artificial lighting shall be maintained or operated from any structure or land in such a manner as to be a nuisance or an annoyance to neighboring properties or as to interfere with the physical comfort of the occupants of neighboring properties.
(3) 
All lights directly facing a neighboring property shall be shielded to prevent illumination from such light from shining on or creating a glare on that neighboring property.
(4) 
No sources of light shall be maintained or operated in connection with any building or land in any manner or by any process or method which transmits such an objectionable glare on neighboring property so as to create a nuisance.
(5) 
No glare shall be permitted if such glare originates from a light source facing any dwelling unit.
(6) 
The light intensity from artificial lighting of any kind at any given location along the property line of the property from which the light originates shall not exceed 0.6 footcandle.
B. 
The restrictions in Subsection A shall not apply to artificial lighting installed on public property.
Any violation of § 183-2 is determined to be a nuisance.
The provisions of this chapter shall be enforced by the Construction Official or by any citizen affected by an alleged violation of this chapter.
Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not less than $200 or more than $1,000. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense.