[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Lacey 4-24-1986 by Ord. No. 12-86 (Ch. 107 of the 1974 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Added 7-11-1996 by Ord. No. 96-36]
The Township Committee for the Township of Lacey has become concerned about the appearance and impact of satellite dish antennas. Unless regulated, dish antennas can be installed in such a manner as to make them aesthetically unpleasant, with an adverse impact on surrounding property values. The purpose of this chapter is to regulate the placement of satellite dish receiving antennas to avoid any adverse impact on the aesthetic beauty of the Lacey Township community.
It shall be unlawful for any person to install, repair, maintain or operate, either as owner or as agent, servant or employee of the owner, or as independent contractor for the owner, or otherwise, any outside satellite disc receiving antenna, unless and until a zoning permit shall have first been obtained from the Township Zoning Officer.
No permit for the installation, repair, maintenance or operation of a satellite disc receiving antenna shall be issued if the location of the satellite disc receiving antenna, or any part or portion thereof, is in violation of any height, setback or side yard zoning requirements applicable to the property in which it is or shall be located, unless a bulk variance shall first have been obtained by the Township Zoning Board of Adjustment.
Application for permits shall be made upon blank forms provided by the Township Zoning Officer and shall contain or have attached thereto, in addition to all other information required for a zoning permit, a structural drawing setting forth the proposed or existing size and location of the satellite disc receiving antenna and all existing structures on the site and distances from lot lines and structures on adjoining lots.
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 more than $1,000, by imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days and/or by a period of community service not to exceed 90 days, in the discretion of the Judge. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of the violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.
[Amended 7-11-1996 by Ord. No. 96-36]
The violation of any provision of this chapter shall be subject to abatement summarily by a restraining order or injunction issued by a court of competent jurisdiction.