[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Carthage 6-5-1996 by L.L. No. 1-1996. Amendments noted where applicable.]
By adoption of this chapter, the Village Board of the Village of Carthage declares its intent to regulate, control and license activities of commercial vessels at any docks along the Black River owned and operated by the Village of Carthage, including but not limited to the dock at Turning Point Park.
No person, firm or corporation shall carry on or conduct a commercial business from any dock located on the Black River owned and operated by the Village of Carthage without first having obtained a license from the Village Clerk.
Each applicant for a license hereunder shall execute, under oath, an application on a form to be supplied by the Village Clerk which shall contain the following information:
The name and post office address of applicant, as well as street address.
The applicant's age.
The citizenship of applicant.
Whether the applicant has ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor.
A copy of commercial pilot's license.
A description of the exact type of business he intends to conduct from the Village dock.
The number of employees he intends to engage.
The name and address of the owners of the vessel if different from the applicant.
Proof of insurance for general liability in the minimum sum of $500,000 per occurrence and $1,000,000 aggregate.
A description by name and registration number of any vessels intended to be used.
A fee for a license shall be based upon the time period for which use of the dock facilities is requested. That fee shall be as established by the Village Board from time to time by resolution.
Such license shall be placed and at all times displayed in a conspicuous place on the vessel to be used.
The license shall be effective from the date of its issuance and shall expire according to its own terms. The license may be renewed by application and payment of additional fees.
The license granted is personal to the licensee. It may not be sold, assigned or transferred in any manner whatsoever.
A license may be revoked by the Village Board after a public hearing thereon, at which the licensee shall have an opportunity to be heard.
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a violation, punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that a violation is continued shall constitute a separate and distinct offense hereunder.
Conviction for any violation of this chapter shall constitute and effect immediate forfeiture of license.
In addition to the above-provided penalties and punishment, the Village Board may also maintain an action or proceeding in the name of the Village in a court of competent jurisdiction to compel compliance with or to restrain by injunction the violation of this chapter.