Village of Lake Grove, NY
Suffolk County
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A. 
No trees having a diameter of four inches three feet above the ground shall be cut down or removed without special permission, in writing, by the Building Inspector; and no tree having a diameter of eight inches three feet above the ground shall be cut down or removed without a special permit from the Village Board, except when it is found necessary to remove such tree because it is located within the building area and interferes with the construction of a building or structure.
[Amended 2-4-1999 by L.L. No. 1-1999]
B. 
The burial of trees, branches, stumps, building debris or other rubbish is strictly prohibited. All such rubbish shall be removed from the premises before any grading or excavation is begun.
C. 
Every subdivider, builder, contractor or owner shall plant two trees not less than 10 feet in height in front of each building plot, or as directed by the Planning Board at the time of approval.
[Amended 2-4-1999 by L.L. No. 1-1999]
A. 
Each subdivider or developer of land shall dedicate to the Village of Lake Grove an area for recreational and park purposes suitable in character and of a size representing 10% of the gross area of the entire site as shown on the final map or maps approved by the Planning Board. If in the opinion of the Planning Board the proposed park area is not practical in size or there are already adequate facilities for recreation in that area, a recreational fee will be required in lieu of the park area, or the Planning Board may require the subdivider to dedicate a recreational area and pay a recreational fee, provided that the area dedicated and the fee paid, when taken together, do not exceed the total recreational requirement.
B. 
Recreational fees to be paid in lieu of dedicated land shall be based on the current value of the land otherwise required to be dedicated as herein provided in Subsection A above.
[Amended 2-4-1999 by L.L. No. 1-1999; 10-7-1999 by L.L. No. 11-1999]
C. 
Condition of lands dedicated.
(1) 
Parklands set aside to be dedicated or conveyed to the Village of Lake Grove, unless otherwise instructed by the Village Board, in writing, shall be left in their natural state; and no trees or shrubs shall be removed or destroyed and the ground shall not be regraded nor interfered with.
(2) 
At the request of the Park Commissioner, the Village Board, by written resolution, may require the subdivider to clear, grade, topsoil, seed and fence with a five-foot chain link fence the area to be dedicated to the Village of Lake Grove. These improvements, if required as aforesaid, shall be included in the performance bond.
D. 
The provisions of this section shall apply equally to all commercial, business or industrial areas to be developed and planned for building as provided in all district zoning pursuant to Chapter 175, Zoning, of the Village of Lake Grove.
A. 
No wells shall be erected for the water supply in any area where the Suffolk County Water Authority is available. Every effort should be made by the owner, builder, contractor or developer to apply for such water services. This shall apply to single lots regardless of size or area and/or subdivisions.
B. 
Where water supply is available, the builder, owner, developer or contractor of a subdivision as defined in the village subdivision rules and regulations[1] shall install fire hydrants for the protection of the area; and no certificate of occupancy shall be issued for any dwelling until such owner, builder, contractor or developer shall obtain a certificate or other satisfactory indication that the fire hydrant has been tested and the water pressure found sufficient and approved by the Fire Department servicing the area.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 159, Subdivision of Land.
A. 
All deeds, mortgages or other documents conveying or pertaining to property within the boundaries of the Incorporated Village of Lake Grove and required to be filed in the County Clerk's office in Suffolk County shall contain as part of its description a statement that the property conveyed, mortgaged or mentioned in said instrument is located in the Incorporated Village of Lake Grove, regardless of the post office address, and in addition a reference to such property as to the street and house or building number substantially as follows:
"All that certain lot . . . . . . . situated, lying and being in the Incorporated Village of Lake Grove . . . . . ."
"Said premises being known by and as (number and street) in the Incorporated Village of Lake Grove."
B. 
This may or may not be and need not be the post office address of said premises.
A. 
During or as a result of the excavation, regrading or other process in preparation or during the construction of any building, dwelling or structure or the excavation of a proposed or planned sump, no topsoil shall be removed from the premises except by special permit of the Village Board.
B. 
In subdivisions when a site plan has been filed with and is under consideration of the Village Planning Board, such applications for the removal of topsoil shall be made to the Planning Board. In any other cases involving a single lot or plot of land not under the jurisdiction or consideration of the Planning Board, the applications for such removal of topsoil shall be made to the Village Board of Appeals.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: As to the Board of Appeals generally, see Ch. 175, Zoning, Art. IX.
C. 
The Planning Board and/or the Board of Appeals shall hear such applications as may come before them and submit their respective recommendations for approval or disapproval or make such other recommendation for the disposal of such topsoil to the Village Board for final action, disposition and determination.
D. 
The Building Inspector shall determine and make sure that no topsoil is removed without the above procedures being followed and without the final determination and disposition of the application by the Village Board.
[Amended 2-4-1999 by L.L. No. 1-1999]
A. 
A person who shall violate any provision of this code or fails to comply therewith or with any of the requirements thereof, or who shall erect, construct, alter, move or repair or has created, constructed, altered, moved or repaired a building or structure in violation of a detailed statement or plan submitted and approved thereunder shall be subject to prosecution under this chapter.
B. 
The imposition of the penalties herein prescribed shall not preclude the village, through its Counsel, from instituting an appropriate action or proceeding to prevent an unlawful erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, moving, repair, conversion, maintenance or use, or to restrain, correct or abate a violation, or to prevent an illegal act, conduct, business or use in or about any premises.