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Local Law 93-2: 1993 Amendments to the Incorporated Village of Shoreham Zoning Ordinance of 1951

A local law creating a chapter of the Code of the Village of Shoreham entitled; "1993 Amendments to the Incorporated Village of Shoreham Zoning Ordinance of 1951"

BE IT ENACTED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF SHOREHAM, as follows:

Section 1: Title, Purpose, and Definitions

1.1(A). Enactment

Pursuant to Section 10 of the Home Rule Law, the Village of Shoreham, County of Suffolk, State of New York, hereby enacts by local law No. 2 of 1993, this local law amending the Incorporated Village of Shoreham Zoning Ordinance of 1951, which shall be this local law No. 2 of 1993.

1.1(B). Effective Date

The local law shall take effect twenty (20) calendar days from March 12, 1993, which is the date of the local law's adoption and filing pursuant to Section 27 of the Municipal Home Rule Law.

1.2 Intent

WHEREAS, the zoning, building and related matters of the Village of Shoreham are presently regulated by the Incorporated Village of Shoreham  Zoning Ordinance of 1951, and

WHEREAS, it is deemed by the Trustees of the Village of Shoreham that it is in the best interests of the residents of the Village that a local be in effect amending the Zoning Ordinance of 1951 by adding definition provisions and provisions for penalties and enforcement, the Trustees of the Village of Shoreham do hereby enact this Local Law No. 2 of the year of 1993 for the intent and purpose of amending the Zoning Ordinance of 1951 in the manner set forth in this Local Law.

2.1  Amendments to Definitions of Zoning Ordinance of 1951

Zoning Ordinance of 1951, Article I – Definitions Sec. 100. is hereby amended as follows:

            The previous subsection (11) is hereby amended to read as follows:

            “(11)  A “Single-family” dwelling is a building arranged, intended or designed for residence use only and for occupancy by one family only, and to be maintained as one dwelling unit.”

            The following subsections are added as definition subsections to Article I Sec. 100:

            “(17)  A “family” is a family being any number of individuals related by blood, marriage or legal adoption occupying a dwelling unit and living as a single non-profit housekeeping unit, including the housekeeping servants of those individuals, or not more than six persons unrelated by blood, marriage or legal adoption occupying a single dwelling unit.”

            “(18)  A “single dwelling unit” is a residence designed to be occupied for one family, and which contains one kitchen only.”

            “(19)  A “kitchen” is a space within a dwelling unit that is intended, arranged or designed for the preparation of the cooking or warming of food, and which includes a combination of a sink, refrigerator, range or oven.”

3.1  Amendments of Sec. 1500 of Article XV of the Zoning Ordinance of 1951

Article XV, Section 1500 is hereby amended to read as follows:

The language as to penalties of “not exceeding fifty dollars,” is hereby amended to read as follows: “not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars per day for each violation.”

The language as to violations stating: “shall constitute a separate offense” is hereby amended to read as follows: “shall constitute a separate offense and separate violation, for which a separate fine and or penalty shall be incurred.”

3.2  Additions of Sec. 1504 of Article XV

            The present Article XV is hereby amended to include a new Section 1504, which new Section 1504 shall read as follows:

            “Sec. 1504.  No provisions, section or paragraph of this ordinance, article or section, shall be deemed to be or constitute a waiver of the Village of Shoreham of any of its rights to or causes of action available to it for civil or equitable remedies seeking the cessation, elimination or desisting of any violation of this Ordinance or any Article or Section thereof, and the Village of Shoreham expressly reserves the right, in addition to or as an alternative to, at the Village’s option to pursue a civil action for the recovery of penalties for several or numerous violations, as defined herein, shall be recoverable by the Village in a civil action.”

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