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Outdoor Lighting Law

OF THE VILLAGE OF CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON

ADOPTING A LOCAL LAW REGULATING THE INSTALLATION

AND USE OF OUTDOOR LIGHTING WITHIN THE VILLAGE

VILLAGE OF CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON

County of Orange, State of New York

RESOLUTION OF THE VILLAGE BOARD

OF THE VILLAGE OF CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON

ADOPTING A LOCAL LAW REGULATING THE INSTALLATION

AND USE OF OUTDOOR LIGHTING WITHIN THE VILLAGE

 

 

Introduced by:            Deputy Mayor James P. Kane

Seconded by:              Trustee Kenneth A. Schmidt

Date of Adoption:       May 18, 2020

           

WHEREAS, a resolution was duly adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson on September 16, 2019, designating the board as Lead Agency and scheduling a public hearing to be held by said Governing Body on November 18, 2019 at 7:01 p.m. at Village Hall to hear all interested persons on a proposed Local Law authoring the Village to adopt regulations that set standards with respect to the installation of outdoor lighting, including standards that would minimize glare and impact on nearby residential properties, within the Village; and

WHEREAS, on September 16, 2019, the Village board, pursuant to part 617 of the implemented regulations of Article 8 of the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), preliminarily determined that the adoption of said proposed Local Law was a Type I action; and

WHEREAS, said public hearing was duly held on November 18, 2019, at or about 7:01 p.m. at the Village Hall, and all parties in attendance were permitted an opportunity to speak on behalf of or in opposition to said proposed local law, entitled “Regulating the Installation and Use of Outdoor Lighting within the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson” (the “Local Law”); and

WHEREAS, after considering comments received from the public, the public hearing was extended on the successive dates of December 17, 2019, January 27, 2020, February 24, 2020, and March 23, 2020, at which time the Village Board referred a full record of the revised draft local law to the Village Planning Board and the Orange County Department of Planning in accordance with GML § 239-m, and extended the public hearing to April 20, 2020; and

WHEREAS, by correspondence dated April 20, 2020, the Planning Board advised the Village Board that it had no further comments with respect to the local law; and

WHEREAS, on April 20, 2020, the Village Board conducted the public hearing on the local law, closed the public hearing for further comment, except for receipt of written comments from the Orange County Department of Planning; and

WHEREAS, by correspondence dated May 1, 2020, the Orange County Department of Planning advised the Village Board that the adoption of the proposed local law would not result in any significant intermunicipal or county-wide impacts, and had no advisory comments with respect to the local law; and

WHEREAS, notice of said public hearings were duly advertised in the official newspaper of said Village, and noticed according to law; and

WHEREAS, the Village Board of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, has reviewed the draft local law, long form EAF and comments from the public, and after due deliberation thereon;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, THAT:

  1. the proposed local law is classified as a Type I action under SEQRA; it has no significant adverse environmental impacts and the Village Board issues a negative declaration thereon;
  2. the adoption of the proposed local law is in the best interests of the residents of the Village, and the Village Board hereby adopts said Local Law No. 1 of 2020, amending Chapter 172 of the Village Code, to add new Article XV, entitled “Regulating the Installation and Use of Outdoor Lighting with the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson”; and
  3. the Village Board hereby directs that the Village Clerk enter said Local Law in the minutes of this meeting and in the Local Law Book of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, and to give due notice of the adoption of said Local law to the Secretary of State of New York.

 

Upon Roll Call Vote:

Mayor Coyne:                         Aye                             Trustee Schmidt:                     Aye

Deputy Mayor Kane:              Aye                             Trustee Gagliano:                    Aye

Trustee Carnright:                   Aye    

Vote:  Resolution Carried by a vote of 5 to 0.

 

LOCAL LIGHTING LAW



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