[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Northport as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Planning of Construction
[Adopted 6-5-1973 by L.L. No. 2-1973 (Ch. 58 of the 1966 Code)]
The Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Northport has determined that the alteration, construction or erection of park, playground, carnival and fairground sites and facilities are of vital concern to the Village of Northport and to the recreational interests of its inhabitants. To ensure that provision is made for proper planning of such recreational facilities, the Board of Trustees has enacted this article.
No building permit shall be issued for the alteration, construction or erection of park, playground, carnival or fairground facilities and/or site development by the Code Compliance Director of the Village of Northport. Building permits for such uses shall be issued only by a majority vote of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Northport after the procedures set forth herein shall have been followed.
Upon the application of any owner or tenant of lands to be utilized for a park, playground, carnival or fairground site to alter, construct or erect such a facility, or to develop such a site, the Code Compliance Director shall promptly, within five days of receipt of said application, notify the Chairman of the Planning Board of the Village of Northport and the Village Clerk of the Village of Northport.
The Chairman of the Planning Board shall, within 10 days, schedule a public hearing of the Planning Board of the Village of Northport to hear such application. The Village Clerk shall publish notice of said hearing in the official village newspaper at least 10 days prior to said hearing.
At the aforesaid hearing, the Planning Board shall hear the applicant and take testimony of others in opposition to and in favor of the proposed alteration, construction or erection of the aforesaid facilities.
Prior to such public hearing, the applicant shall file five plats with the Chairman of the Planning Board showing all proposed alterations, construction or erections.
The Planning Board shall, within 10 days after such public hearing, transmit its recommendations to the Village Board of Trustees relative to said application. All submissions in support of the aforesaid application shall also be transmitted including application, forms, plats and a stenographic transcript of the aforesaid public hearing.
The Village Board of Trustees shall, by a majority vote of those members present, deny or issue a building permit for the proposed alteration, construction or erection. The action on the building permit, pursuant to this statute, shall be taken by the Board of Trustees at one of its regularly scheduled meetings within 30 days of receipt of the recommendations from the Planning Board.
In passing upon such plans, the Planning Board shall require that:
The streets and highways shall be of sufficient width and suitable grade and shall be suitably located to accommodate the prospective traffic, to afford adequate light and air, to facilitate fire protection and to provide access of fire-fighting equipment to buildings and to be coordinated so as to compose a convenient system conforming to the Comprehensive Plan.
The land shown on such plans shall be of such a character that it can be used safely for building purposes without danger to health or peril from fire, flood or other menace.
Suitable monuments have been placed at such block corners and other necessary points as may be required by the Board and the location thereof is shown on the map of such plan.
All streets or other public places shown on such plans shall be suitably graded and paved and that sidewalks, streetlighting standards, curbs, gutters, street trees, water mains, sanitary sewers and storm drains or combined sewers shall be installed in accordance with standards, specifications and procedure acceptable to the appropriate municipal departments.
The proposed park, playground, carnival or fairground site provides sufficient parking facilities for the intended users of such facilities.
The proposed alteration, construction or erection, and the resultant facilities will be aesthetically compatible with adjoining property and/or existing facilities.
The proposed facilities will be of such type, nature and design to serve the recreational needs of the greatest number of persons possible, consonant with existing community recreational facilities and avoiding duplication of said existing recreational facilities.
Each violation of this article, any regulation, order or ruling promulgated hereunder or of any permit issued hereunder shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $250, a term of imprisonment not to exceed 15 days, or both such fine and imprisonment, and a separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues. In addition to such fine, the defendant shall pay all costs and expenses incurred by the village in determining such violation. The foregoing shall be in addition to all other remedies available under the law to the village or the Board of Trustees.