[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Huntington Bay 11-4-1957. Amendments noted where applicable.]
In any district, no billboard, signboard or advertising sign shall be permitted as an accessory use except the following:
A sign displaying the street number or name of the occupants of the premises, or both, not exceeding one square foot in area.
One "for sale" or "for rent" sign not exceeding six square feet in area and advertising the property on which the same is erected. Such sign shall not be located nearer than the front of the house or 15 feet from any street or 10 feet from any property line, whichever is less, unless another location is otherwise authorized by the Board of Trustees because unique conditions on a given property make it impractical to meet this setback. No such sign shall be placed higher than six feet above the ground. Such sign shall only contain the words "for sale," "for rent," "under contract" or "sold" and the name, address and telephone number of the owner or real estate broker.
[Amended 8-11-1997 by L.L. No. 1-1997; 1-5-2012 by L.L. No. 5-2012]
Building contractor's or subcontractor's signs not exceeding two square feet in area while a building is actually under construction. Such sign shall in nowise be located nearer to any street or other property line than 25 feet.
A "no trespass" sign, provided that such sign shall not exceed two square feet in area.
Any street signs, bulletin boards or other signs or signposts installed or maintained by the Village of Huntington Bay or any other municipal or governmental agency having jurisdiction.
The nameplate or other sign of a physician, surgeon, dentist, attorney, architect or engineer, provided that such nameplate or other sign shall not exceed two feet in length and eight inches in width.
[Added 8-11-1997 by L.L. No. 1-1997; amended 1-5-2012 by L.L. No. 5-2012]
In any district, the following signs are permitted with the approval of the Board of Trustees:
Identifying signs, not otherwise permitted, for beach, home or property and/or road owners' associations, other groups of homeowners or membership clubs.
In its review and approval of any signs pursuant to Subsection A immediately preceding, the Board of Trustees shall consider the following: the design and size of all signs and the types and colors of all exterior materials to be used, and such signs shall avoid excessive uniformity, excessive dissimilarity or inappropriateness in exterior design when viewed in the context of the harmonious composition of the Village.
The procedure for the Board of Trustees’ review and approval of certain signs as set forth in this section shall be as follows: An applicant shall file an application with the Village Administrator for any such proposed sign. The Village Administrator will then refer the application to the Board of Trustees. Upon referral to the Board of Trustees, the Board will review the same at a public hearing and grant, grant with conditions and/or modifications or deny the application.
The Building Inspector may remove any advertising sign or billboard which shall violate any provision of this chapter after first having obtained approval of the Board of Trustees. At the time such sign is removed he shall notify the owner, tenant or lessee of the land upon which such sign or billboard is erected, personally or by mail.
[Added 8-11-1997 by L.L. No. 1-1997]
A violation of this chapter shall constitute disorderly conduct and the person or persons violating the same shall be a disorderly person.
For any and every violation of the provisions of this chapter, and whenever a person has been notified by the service of a summons in a prosecution or in any other way that he is committing a violation of this chapter, that person shall be liable, on a conviction hereof, as follows:
To a fine not exceeding $100 for conviction of a first offense.
To a fine not less than $500 nor more than $1,000 for conviction of a second offense within five years of the first conviction.
To a fine not less than $1,000 nor more than $3,000 for a conviction of a third offense and any offense thereafter, where three or more offenses have occurred within a five-year period.
Each week's continued violation shall constitute a separate additional violation. Such fines shall be collected as like fines are now collected by law.