Village of Lawrence, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Lawrence 1-16-1962 as part of Ord. No. 184.[1] Sections 154-6 and 154-7 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Boats and waterways — See. Ch. 65.
Helicopters — See Ch. 119.
Noise — See Ch. 144, Art. II.
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Editor's Note: Approved 2-19-1962 by the State Conservation Commissioner.

§ 154-1 Findings.

It is hereby declared and found that the unrestricted operation of seaplanes upon the waters and the waterways within the Village of Lawrence and the Town of Hempstead adjacent thereto constitutes a problem affecting the public health, safety and general welfare of the residents of the Village of Lawrence and consequently should be subject to supervision and regulation unique to such craft and not common to utilization of said waters and waterways by other types of crafts.

§ 154-2 Applicability.

The following rules and regulations shall apply to all waters or waterways within or adjacent to the Village of Lawrence or subject to its jurisdiction except when prohibited by the laws of the United States.

§ 154-3 Compliance with state and federal laws.

All provisions of the laws of this state and of Congress relative to the use and operation of aircraft shall be complied with by all seaplanes navigating and using said waterways.

§ 154-4 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CHANNEL SYSTEM
Includes main channels, cross channels connecting with them, anchorages, mooring areas, basins and bathing areas within the territory specified in Chapter 65. Boats and Waterways, § 65-2.
EMERGENCY
A situation or circumstances endangering the life or the limb of the pilot or the passengers of a seaplane.
SEAPLANES
Includes aircraft of every description having attached thereto devices or contrivances which permit the takeoff and landing from or on the water.

§ 154-5 Takeoff and landing restricted.

No seaplane shall take off from or land upon any portion of the channel system defined in § 154-4 except in case of an emergency as defined by § 154-4.

§ 154-6 Enforcement.

[Amended 4-13-1988 by L.L. No. 5-1988]
The Police Department of the County of Nassau is hereby empowered to enforce the provisions of this chapter, and every person in charge of the seaplane navigating or using the waters and waterways within the territory specified in Chapter 65, Boats and Waterways, § 65-2, shall at all times obey the lawful orders of the members of the Police Department. The members of such Department shall have the right to stop any seaplane navigating or using said waters and waterways for the purpose of enforcing this chapter.

§ 154-7 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 chapter 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 chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.