[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Pleasant Prairie 11-7-2005 by Ord. No. 05-51; amended in its entirety 4-1-2013 by Ord. No. 13-10. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
It is the purpose and intent of this chapter to provide for the implementation and use of digital security imaging systems (hereinafter referred to as “DSIS”) that monitor the exterior spaces and areas of certain commercial retail establishments and retail developments in the Village of Pleasant Prairie. The DSIS will afford the opportunity for public safety departments (e.g., Village Police Department and Village Fire & Rescue Department) to visually examine certain retail establishments and retail development sites and will provide emergency response personnel with a visual assessment of an emergency situation in advance of arrival without placing an undue burden for services on the taxpayers. The advanced visual assessment may pertain to a person or persons (personal identification), a location (scene identification), and/or a situation (action identification) in emergency situations. The implementation and usage of DSIS will facilitate law enforcement agencies in crime investigation. While it is anticipated that the implementation and usage of DSIS will greatly aid law enforcement agencies in subsequent criminal investigations and prosecutions, it is recognized that DSIS alone cannot provide for or be solely relied upon to produce positive personal, action, or scene identification. Furthermore, it is recognized that since there is no Village requirement that these systems be actively monitored, it cannot be reasonably expected that these systems will, on their own, necessarily provide a safer or more secure environment, nor are they a substitute for other security measures. It is also the intent of this chapter to attain commercial retail environments of sustained desirability and economic stability and to avoid unreasonable adverse effects to the property values of the surrounding properties and surrounding neighborhoods and to maintain and promote the public health, safety and welfare of the Village.
[Amended 3-7-2016 by Ord. No. 16-06]
The following buildings/uses pursuant to the Village Zoning Ordinance (Chapter 420) shall hereby be required to provide, install and maintain in good working order an exterior DSIS for security surveillance purposes.
Any new use or building, modifications or additions requiring Plan Commission approval pursuant to the Village Zoning Ordinance (Chapter 420) within the B-1 Neighborhood Business, B-2 Community Business, B-3 Regional Retail Business, B-4 Freeway Service Business Districts, and all retail and services uses in the B-6 Freeway Oriented Business Center District.
[Amended 4-17-2017 by Ord. No. 17-20]
Any new use or building, modifications or additions requiring Plan Commission approval pursuant to the Village Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 420, for the following uses in the B-5 Freeway Office District and the M-5 Production Manufacturing District: day-care facility, either for children or adults; retail auxiliary uses as allowed in the B-5 and M-5 Districts; and service auxiliary uses as allowed in the B-5 and M-5 Districts.
Any new use or building, modifications or additions requiring Plan Commission approval pursuant to the Village Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 420, for the following uses in the M-1 Limited Manufacturing District or M-2 General Manufacturing District: banks; barber- and beauty shops; clinic-outpatient; dry cleaning and laundries, pickup and delivery stations and self-service; motor vehicle showrooms; and day-care facility, either for children or adults.
Any new use or building, modifications or additions requiring Plan Commission approval pursuant to the Village Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 420, for the following uses in the I-1 Institutional District: financial institutions with or without a drive-through facility; retail sale as allowed in the I-1 District; day-care facility, either for children or adults; veterinarian emergency service offices; and veterinarian offices.
Any new use or building, modifications or additions requiring Plan Commission approval pursuant to the Village Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 420, for the following uses in the PR-2 Community Park-Recreational District: cabaret or a dry cabaret; and restaurants/snack bars.
Any new use or building, modifications or additions requiring Plan Commission approval pursuant to the Village Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 420, for the following uses in the PR-3 Regional Park-Recreational District: limited retail uses as allowed in the PR-3 District; limited service uses as allowed in the PR-3 District; restaurants/snack bars; and hotels.
Any new building, modifications or additions requiring Plan Commission approval pursuant to the Village Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 420, for the following uses in the R-9, R-10 or R-11 Multiple-Family Residential Districts that has 12 or more units per building where the building has common entries and common hallways.
It shall be the responsibility of the property owner/developer and any/all successors in interest or ownership of the properties/developments to provide, install and maintain in good working order the exterior DSIS.
The property owner/developer and any/all successor owners shall pay to the Village Treasurer, upon presentment of an itemized statement, a fee equal to the actual costs incurred by the Village for all IT Department staff and consultants, attorney and/or other special expert consultation for the review, inspection, any required ongoing maintenance conducted by or on behalf of the Village in connection with the DSIS.
Such systems shall provide for complete surveillance of all exterior building perimeters, rear and side areas, walkways, vehicular points of entrance and exit, other common areas and parking lots within the development.
Such systems shall function continuously, whether the businesses are open or closed, and shall provide visible surveillance to the above-described areas during hours of darkness. Lighting of the site during darkness hours shall provide the DSIS with illumination levels adequate to ensure identification of subject matter.
[Amended 3-7-2016 by Ord. No. 16-06]
Such systems within such developments shall provide and maintain a centrally located security room that will be accessible and used by the Village Departments responsible for public safety.
All digital video recorded by such systems shall be archived for a period of not less than 30 days. Proper software and logins shall be provided to the Village Police and IT Departments to provide immediate access to both live and historical video. The Village shall have the rights and capabilities to download the historical digital video from the site for public safety purposes directly through Internet Protocol (IP) transmission. The Village shall have the rights and capabilities for "real time," "live look" surveillance via that same network. The Village Police and IT Departments shall have live look and download capabilities to the DSIS system, independent of the owner's personnel. The DSIS shall also be capable of exporting exact/uncompressed duplicates of the recordings in a standard commercial format and/or the native video file format and/or the database file with proper player/codec. All output formats must maintain accurate aspect ratios consistent with the original recording. All output formats shall contain accurate time and date stamps.
[Amended 3-7-2016 by Ord. No. 16-06; 4-17-2017 by Ord. No. 17-20]
The property owner/developer shall grant easements to the Village of Pleasant Prairie allowing access and maintenance rights to all such systems, devices and areas associated with the digital security imaging system.
Equipment deployed under this chapter shall conform to the following minimum standards:
Cameras. Cameras shall be IP-based wired or wireless. Cameras shall be color wide dynamic range day/night type with noise reduction. Exterior cameras must possess an Ingress Protection rating of no less than IP66. In order to achieve the identification level of video capture, subject matter at the capture line shall have a pixel density rating of 50 pixels per foot or greater for IP-based cameras. Cameras proposed for the DSIS shall have LUX ratings that can accommodate identification level images during low light levels, without distorting or adding excessive noise to video images.
[Amended 3-7-2016 by Ord. No. 16-06]
Digital/network video recorder. Digital/network video recorders (D/NVR) shall provide adequate storage capacity to accommodate a minimum of 30 days of archived digital video files with the lowest possible amount of compression. The DVR shall be IP addressable so as to make it accessible via the Internet, and the Village shall be given any permissions and/or software required to access both the video files stored thereon and live feed of any camera.
[Amended 3-7-2016 by Ord. No. 16-06]
Recorder security. The D/NVR Head End equipment shall be located in a physically secure area such as a locked cabinet or room taking into consideration proper environmental controls. Power to the DSIS shall be surge suppressed and have battery backup of no less than 45 minutes.
Software. The property owner/developer shall provide the Village of Pleasant Prairie with a minimum of two additional software license seats of the DSIS software. These licenses are in addition to the software license seat that is housed with the DSIS DVR/NVR.
Internet connection. The property owner/developer shall provide at its expense an Internet connection for the DSIS. This connection is to be used for the sole purpose of providing access to the DSIS. This connection must possess upload speeds of no less than 5 mbps and download speeds of no less than 5 mbps (business class connection). A static IP address must be assigned to the DSIS connection. The Internet connection must remain operational for the life of the DSIS at the cost of the property owner/developer.
If the development consists of multiple buildings, tenant spaces and/or phases, the DSIS shall be installed and fully operational upon the verbal occupancy of each building, tenant and/or phase. The adequacy of the implementation of the DSIS minimum standards for each building, tenant and/or phase shall be determined by the Village.
The DSIS shall be a component of the Village site and operational plan application and review process as specified in the Village Zoning Ordinance (Chapter 420). Upon application for site and operational plan, the applicant/property owner shall provide to the Village seven sets of DSIS plans which shall clearly depict the location of all proposed cameras and hardware as well as the location of the security room. The DSIS portion of the site and operational plan submittal shall also include a written narrative explaining in detail the required DSIS.
The Community Development Department shall have discretion, on a case-by-case basis, to determine the adequacy, ownership and easement requirements of the DSIS, and the Community Development Department has the right to waive certain requirements of this Chapter if it is determined that previous agreements/contracts have been established between the applicant/developer/property owner.
Appeals to this Chapter shall follow the procedures set forth in § 420-151 of the Zoning Ordinance, entitled "Administrative appeals."