Village of Manorhaven, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Manorhaven 4-25-1979 by L.L. No. 1-1979 (repealing former Ch. 65, Fences, adopted 2-8-1961 by Ord. No. XXX, as amended). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Height restrictions along streets — See Ch. 35.
Building construction — See Ch. 38.
Swimming pools — See Ch. 134.
Zoning — See Ch. 155.
No person, firm association or corporation shall hereafter erect and maintain any wall or fence for any purpose whatsoever without first having obtained a permit from the Superintendent of Buildings.
The application made to the Superintendent of Buildings shall be made in triplicate and shall state the purpose for which the wall or fence is to be erected. The application shall be accompanied by a plot plan showing the proposed location thereof, a drawing showing a side elevation and a statement setting forth the length, height and thickness thereof, together with a description of the material to be used in its construction.
[Amended 10-26-1988 by L.L. No. 7-1988]
The applicant for a fence permit shall pay the fee prescribed in § 38-9.
[Amended 2-26-2004 by L.L. No. 6-2004]
A. 
Excavations near public streets. Any person, firm, association or corporation owning land within the corporate limits of the Village of Manorhaven, upon which land there is any public street, sidewalk, road or highway and as a result of which the surface shall be lower than three feet below the grade of the sidewalk, street, road or highway adjacent to said land, shall provide a chain link fence protective barrier which shall not be less than six feet high. Such fence shall be constructed so as to prevent children and other persons from gaining access to the said premises in which the excavation or depression is located.[1]
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Editor's Note: See also Ch. 62, Excavations; and Ch. 132, Streets and Sidewalks, Art. I, Excavations and Obstructions.
B. 
Abandoned structures. Any firm, person, association or corporation owning land in residential, business or industrial areas, upon which land there exists a wholly or partially complete and abandoned or unoccupied structure which shall have been abandoned or unoccupied for a period of more than one year, must install a six-foot-high fence around said property.
A. 
In no case shall barbed wire, spikes, chipped glass, electricity or similar materials or devices be used in conjunction with or as part of any fence. The exceptions to this rule are certain types of fences listed in § 65-7D.
B. 
No fence shall be permitted which is expressly designed with the intent to injure or malign anyone who attempts to climb such a fence. The exceptions to this rule are certain types of fences listed in § 65-7D.
A. 
Any fence in a residential district shall have its most pleasant or decorative side facing the adjacent lot, with all posts being in the applicant's yard.
B. 
Maximum permitted heights are as follows:
(1) 
Front lot line: four feet.
(2) 
Side lot line:
(a) 
From front lot line to rear of building: four feet.
(b) 
From rear of building to rear lot line: five feet.
(c) 
Rear lot line: six feet.
C. 
Exceptions.
(1) 
The maximum fence height for a side or rear yard is six feet when abutting a business or industrial district.
(2) 
Swimming pool: see § 65-9.
A. 
Any fence facing a residential district shall have its most pleasant or decorative side facing the residential district, with all posts and supports being on the side of the fence opposite the residential area, unless such is a part of the design of the fence. This relationship shall prevail where any more restrictive district abuts any less restrictive district having the posts and/or supports on its side.
B. 
Maximum permitted heights in a business district:
(1) 
Front lot line: four feet.
(2) 
Side lot line up to front of building: four feet.
(3) 
Side lot line from front of building to rear lot line: six feet.
(4) 
Rear lot line: six feet.
C. 
Maximum permitted height in an industrial district: six feet.
D. 
Barbed-wire or electric fences.
(1) 
A fence six feet high with a barbed-wire top or an electric shock fence which would not be detrimental to the health, safety or welfare of any person coming into contact with it may be permitted in the industrial districts, upon issuance of a conditional use permit by the Village Board, where it can be demonstrated that:
(a) 
The fence is needed to prevent entry to an area which could be hazardous to the health, safety or welfare of a person or persons.
(b) 
Where, in the Board's opinion, other reasons are presented which, in the general community interests or interests of national safety, justify the need for such a fence.
(2) 
Where such fences are permitted, the fact that they are either barbed or electrified shall be clearly indicated on the fences at intervals of not more than 25 feet.
Every swimming pool heretofore or hereafter constructed, installed or maintained shall be completely enclosed by a fence of durable construction not less than four feet high nor more than six feet high, having at least one gate or door, which shall be kept securely locked at all times when such pool area is not being used. This provision, except for the requirements of the gate or door, shall be inapplicable to the extent that a part or all of the pool is enclosed by the side or sides of a building, and the locking requirement shall not apply to any door of a building.
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Editor's Note: For additional provisions pertaining to fencing around swimming pools, see § 134-6.
All fences shall be kept in good repair. The owner or the person having control over a premises where a fence is in need of repair shall repair said fence 30 days after receipt of notice from the Building Inspector stating the need for such repairs.
[Amended 11-20-1991 by L.L No. 3-1991; 1-22-1997 by L.L. No. 1-1997]
Any person, association, firm or corporation which violates any provision of this chapter or assists in the violation of any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both, for conviction of a first offense; for conviction of a second offense, both of which were committed within a period of five years, punishable by a fine of not less than $1,000 nor more than $2,000 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both; and upon conviction of a third or subsequent offense, all of which were committed within a period of five years, punishable by a fine of not less than $2,000 nor more than $3,000 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both. Each week's continued violation shall constitute a separate additional violation.