Village of Northport, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Northport 6-6-1967 (Ch. 26 of the 1966 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 132-1 Purpose.

The overhead installation of electric service is dangerous, unsightly and a detriment to the preservation of public health, the protection of property and the safety and welfare of the residents of the Village of Northport. The overhead installation of wires is unsightly and constitutes a potential peril to the safety of persons on the public thoroughfares in the Village of Northport. The control of installation of electric service within the Village of Northport is therefore regulated for the preservation of public health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Village of Northport.

§ 132-2 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ELECTRIC SERVICE
Includes the takeoff from the underground cable or conduit maintained by the public utility in the bed of the street or highway in any business zone to the meter connection on or in any privately owned building or structure.
[1]
OWNER OF PROPERTY
Includes the legal owner, contract purchaser, a tenant, lessee, occupant, undertenant, receiver or assignee of premises or property located within the Village of Northport.
PREMISES
Includes all structures within any business zone in the Village of Northport fronting on a street or highway in which underground services are installed by the public utility.
[2]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 132-3 Inspection.

The Code Compliance Director of the Village of Northport shall make all inspections hereunder and shall enforce all violations of the provisions hereof.

§ 132-4 Overhead electrical service prohibited. [1]

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation either as owner, occupant, lessee, agent, tenant or otherwise of any private property within the business zone of the Village of Northport to continue to use overhead electric service on any street or highway in which the public utility currently maintains underground cables or conduits beyond the first day of June 1968.[2]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[2]
Editor's Note: Former § 26-5, Notice, which immediately followed this section, was deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 132-5 Penalties for offenses. [1]

A. 
Any owner or occupant, lessee, agent or tenant who shall neglect or refuse to discontinue overhead electric service, as directed by this chapter, shall be, upon conviction thereof, fined a sum not exceeding $1,000, or by imprisonment not to exceed one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment for each day during which said service shall have been maintained beyond the expiration of the period of notice hereinabove provided for removal. Each separate occurrence may constitute a separate additional violation. For the purpose of jurisdiction, a violation of this chapter shall be a misdemeanor.
B. 
Nothing herein contained, however, shall prevent the Village of Northport from seeking injunctive relief in the Supreme Court of the State of New York to prevent the continuance of the condition heretofore described. The use of injunctive procedure shall be an additional remedy and shall not be construed to alter or diminish any penalties or procedure for the enforcement thereof hereinabove provided.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).