Village of Lawrence, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Lawrence as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Boats and waterways — See Ch. 65.
Dogs and other animals — See Ch. 76.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 178.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 182.
[Adopted 5-25-1942 as part of Ord. No. 106]

§ 140-1 General regulations.

[Amended 4-13-1988 by L.L. No. 5-1988]
The following regulations shall govern the use and operation of the Village of Lawrence Yacht Basin and the docking privileges in such Basin:
A. 
The assignment by the village of a slip or berth grants a personal privilege to the applicant, revocable by the village, and is not assignable or transferable without the consent of the village. No person to whom a slip or berth has been assigned shall give, grant, lease, convey or sublet the use of such slip or berth or any part thereof to any other person, whether for consideration or otherwise. If the applicant ceases to be the owner or charterer of the yacht named in the application, the assignment of the slip or berth shall terminate.
B. 
A slip or berth is assigned to an applicant only for the use of the yacht named in the application and only so long as such yacht is owned or chartered by the applicant. No other vessel may occupy the slip or berth assigned, unless the applicant requests and has previously received the written consent of the Village of Lawrence or its representative in charge of the Basin.
C. 
No changes or exchanges are permitted between the occupants of slips or berths, except such temporary changes or exchanges as may be allowed with the written consent of the village or its representative in charge of the Basin.
D. 
A small tender or rowboat is permitted, provided that it is kept within the confines of the slip or berth assigned for the use of the principal vessel.
E. 
Any tender using motor power is considered as a yacht and will be charged accordingly, unless the tender does not extend beyond the limits of the slip or berth assigned for the use of the principal vessel.
F. 
Persons in charge of yachts must use the proper size of good rope or dock lines when securing their vessels in the Basin. The representative of the village in charge of the Basin has the right and authority to inspect the lines and to require such changes as he may deem necessary or advisable for the safe or convenient docking or securing of such vessels.
G. 
The representative of the village in charge of the Basin also has authority to shift the dock lines of any vessel in case such representative shall deem such vessel to be improperly or insufficiently secured or to be in danger from any cause or to be obstructing any other vessel, slip or berth, and neither the village nor such representative shall be under any liability or responsibility in so doing.
H. 
Any condition around or aboard any vessel, slip or berth deemed a fire hazard or otherwise dangerous, in the judgment of the village or its representative in charge of the Basin, shall be forthwith remedied by the applicant, and the representative in charge of the Basin shall have the right and authority forthwith to abate the same, and neither the village nor such representative shall be under any liability or responsibility in so doing.
I. 
Floats, walks and gangways around the slips and berths must be kept clear at all times. Supplies and materials must not be piled there.
J. 
Garbage, bottles, cans, refuse, paper and waste materials shall not be thrown overboard but must be deposited in receptacles and incinerators placed along the shore for this purpose.
K. 
Fresh water may be used only for filling water tanks and washing down yachts enjoying docking privileges. It must not be wasted. Valves on hoses must be turned off tight after use. Hoses and nozzles must not be allowed to hang or lie in the water. Leaks must be reported at once to the Village Office or the representative in charge of the Basin.
L. 
The painting of signs or decorating or staining or disfiguring the slips, berths, floats, walks, gangways or bulkheads is prohibited, except with the consent of the village or its representative in charge of the Basin.
M. 
Children and guests are not permitted to play upon the floats, walks or gangways or cause any annoyance to the occupants of other vessels.
N. 
Fishing or crabbing from the floats, walks and gangways or from any other part of the Basin is prohibited.
O. 
No swimming or bathing is permitted.
P. 
No trespassing is allowed on tees, greens or fairways of the golf course adjoining the Yacht Basin, and nothing shall be done which might annoy persons using the golf course or in any way interfere with their use and enjoyment of the golf course.
Q. 
Vessels entering the Basin have the right-of-way through the entrance channel, except that sailing vessels not under power shall have the right-of-way at all times. Rowboats and canoes shall keep clear.
R. 
Operators of vessels must reduce their speed to four miles per hour in the vicinity of the Basin and in Bannister Creek so that the least possible wash is caused.
S. 
One automobile parking permit will be issued to the lessee for each slip or berth. The appropriate parking permit must be prominently displayed in the front windshield of the automobile and only used in the appropriate location.
[Amended 5-9-2001 by Ord. No. 2-2001]
T. 
All directions of the representative of the village in charge of the Basin must be immediately complied with. Any disagreement may, after complying, be taken up with the Village Administrator or the Board of Trustees.
U. 
Neither the Village of Lawrence nor any of its officers, servants, agents or employees shall be liable to any person using the Yacht Basin or the approaches thereto, or the slips, berths, floats, gangways, walks, bulkheads or other parts thereof, for damages to person or property, whether for negligence or otherwise, and every person, by using the Yacht Basin, expressly waives any such claim. "Person" shall include but not be limited to the applicant and the owner, charterer, captain or person in charge of the yacht or vessel and the officers, servants, agents, employees, guests, families and invitees thereof.

§ 140-2 Compliance required.

The owner, charterer, captain or person in charge of any yacht or vessel of any description which may use the Yacht Basin or the docking privileges therein, and every person who may use the Yacht Basin or to whom docking privileges may be extended, shall comply with all of the terms and provisions of the foregoing regulations, and no person or yacht or vessel shall use the Yacht Basin or exercise docking privileges therein except in accordance with such regulations.

§ 140-3 Penalties additional to termination of privileges.

The penalties provided by this article shall be in addition to the right of the village to terminate the assignment of a slip or berth or docking privileges extended by the village and shall be in addition to any other liabilities imposed on the violator by the foregoing regulations or by the terms of the agreement with the village in respect to the use of a slip or berth or other docking privilege at the Yacht Basin.

§ 140-4 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 4-13-1988 by L.L. No. 5-1988; 9-11-2002 by L.L. No. 5-2002]
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a violation pursuant to the Penal Law of the State of New York, punishable by a fine up to a maximum of $1,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this article shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.
[Adopted 4-9-1979]

§ 140-5 Guests in card and lounge rooms.

Exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, residents of the Village of Lawrence, permit holders of the golf, tennis or marina facilities and their spouses are permitted to invite one guest per week for use of the card and lounge rooms at the Lawrence Village Park House.

§ 140-6 Frequency of use by each guest.

A person who is a guest may not use the card and lounge rooms more than one day in any week.

§ 140-7 Registration of guests and hosts.

All guests and persons inviting them are required to register at the Park House office.

§ 140-8 Guests on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, guest privileges for use of the card and lounge rooms are limited to those persons who have played on the golf course or tennis courts for standard greens fees or tennis fees, and only for such day.