Village of Malverne, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Malverne 12-28-1987 by L.L. No. 10-1987. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building construction — See Ch. 265.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 460.
Signs — See Ch. 491.
Zoning — See Ch. 600.
The Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Malverne finds and declares:
The installation of excessive exterior lighting sources is detrimental to the public health, comfort, convenience, safety, peace and repose of Village residents.
The restrictions and prohibitions contained in this chapter are necessary for the protection of the environment of the Village and for the well-being of its residents.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
Includes spotlights, floodlights, street lamps, lights on poles and any other sources of artificial light not enclosed within a building. Exterior light sources include both portable and stationary sources.
The Incorporated Village of Malverne and all territory within its boundaries.
All exterior light sources shall be placed so as not to constitute a nuisance or to interfere with the enjoyment of the property of other landowners in the area adjacent to said premises. All such exterior sources shall be appropriately shielded and directed away from adjacent property owners.
No exterior light source shall be placed or oriented so as to shed light directly upon any public street or upon any parcel of real property other than the one on which it is located, nor shall any exterior light be placed so as to interfere with motorists' vision or otherwise affect safe driving conditions on any street.[1]
Editor's Note: The original section establishing a time limit for compliance with these provisions, which immediately followed this section, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty, of the Village Code. The Board of Trustees may commence actions to enjoin violations of this chapter.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).