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Village of East Hills, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of East Hills 1-17-2018 by L.L. No. 1-2018.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Commercial filming — See Ch. 78.
Zoning — See Ch. 271.
[1]
Editor’s Note: This local law also superseded former Ch. 117, Lighting, adopted 9-12-1983 by L.L. No. 1-1983 as Ch. 142 of the 1983 Code, as amended.
Outdoor lights operated or maintained upon any premises in the Village shall be subject to the following regulations and restrictions:
A. 
Lights and lamps shall be so arranged, adjusted and operated with reflectors and refractors so that the upper outline of any beam or ray shall not project beyond the property line of the premises of the owner or occupant.
B. 
Lights and lamps shall be so arranged, adjusted, shaded and operated so that no beam shall project above the height of the light or lamp.
C. 
Lighting types and coloration.
(1) 
Lights and lamps in all zoning districts shall be LED, incandescent, fluorescent, halogen or sodium vapor only. No other gaseous lighting shall be permitted, including but not limited to neon. Coloration shall be permitted in the business and light industrial districts, but not in the residence districts.
(2) 
Use of the following shall not constitute a violation of this section where such lights or lamps are at variance with the requirements of Subsection C(1) above:
(a) 
Traffic control devices approved by the New York State Department of Transportation.
(b) 
Municipal and public utility streetlight lamps.
(c) 
Pest control lighting.
(d) 
Seasonal holiday lighting.
(e) 
Landscape lighting in residence districts.
D. 
No light shall be directed upon any surface which shall reflect the beams or rays.
E. 
All such exterior lights shall be equipped with shielding devices so that the glow emanating therefrom shall be directed only on and toward the property upon which they are located.
F. 
No such exterior lights shall be arranged, adjusted or operated so as to permit a flashing or strobing effect.
A. 
During all times an active building permit is held, a permit holder shall:
(1) 
Install temporary solar-powered LED lighting at the construction site, whether construction is active or inactive, to be maintained within the site for the purpose of safety and security.
(2) 
Install temporary solar-powered LED spotlighting on each side of the building for site safety and security. Landscape lighting fixtures are not to be used to comply with this requirement.
(3) 
Install lighting with the intent to allow the site to be viewed for incidences of trespass from the street and neighboring properties.
B. 
For unoccupied buildings, which are those buildings pending receipt of a certificate of occupancy under an active or expired permit, or which have received a certificate of occupancy but have not been occupied, the property owner shall cause to occur and maintain:
(1) 
Porch lights that shall remain lit with dusk-to-dawn control; and
(2) 
Two interior lights, visible from the street, to be illuminated within the home after dark until at least 12:00 midnight, to be controlled with timers.
C. 
For sites where demolition has occurred, and construction is yet to start or continue, the property owner shall install temporary solar-powered LED lighting at the construction site, whether construction is active or inactive, to be maintained within the site for the purpose of safety and security.
D. 
Lighting for construction sites and unoccupied buildings must conform to the requirements contained elsewhere in this chapter.
Any light or lamp now installed or operated in violation of the provisions hereof shall be altered to comply with this section within 15 days of notification.
A violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III.