Village of Great Neck Estates, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Great Neck Estates 6-8-1959 by Ord. No. 92 (Ch. 41 of the 1981 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 91-1 Applicability of regulations.

[Amended 8-1-1960 by Ord. No. 98]
The rules and regulations set forth in this chapter shall apply with respect to the speed and operation of boats while being operated or driven upon any waters or waterways within the Village of Great Neck Estates, and upon any waters or waterways adjacent, to a distance of 1,500 feet from the shore, except when prohibited by the laws of the United States.

§ 91-2 Compliance with state and federal navigation regulations.

[Amended 8-1-1960 by Ord. No. 98]
All provisions of the Navigation Law of the State of New York, or the inland rules enacted by Congress and governing the navigation of the inland waters of the United States, and all the pilot rules for the United States inland waters, and the provisions of the Motor Boat Act of 1940 and the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto, shall be complied with by all vessels navigating the waters and waterways described in § 91-1 of this chapter.

§ 91-3 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BOAT or VESSEL
Includes every description of watercraft or other contrivance used on or capable of being used as a means of transportation in water and in air.

§ 91-4 Discharging of toilets.

Discharging of toilets from boats and vessels is prohibited.

§ 91-5 Dumping of oil or waste.

Dumping of oil, refuse, garbage or waste is prohibited.

§ 91-6 Mooring permit required.

Boats shall not moor unless previously granted a mooring permit by the Captain of the Port of New York.

§ 91-7 Anchoring restrictions.

Boats shall not anchor within channel limits, and in no case shall vessels tie to or anchor within 50 feet of any channel marker or so as to interfere with the full use of the channel.

§ 91-8 Removal of disabled or unseaworthy vessels.

Any vessel which becomes a menace to navigation or unseaworthy or sinks, grounds or becomes otherwise disabled shall be removed by the owner or person in charge thereof on order of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Great Neck Estates or any duly authorized officer or agent thereof. If said boat is not removed after orders to so remove it, it may be removed by or at the direction of the Board of Trustees or any duly authorized officer or agent thereof at the expense of the owner or person in charge of said vessel.

§ 91-9 Removal of boats improperly moored.

Boats shall not moor or anchor so as to endanger the safety of or cause damage to any boat previously anchored or moored or so as to interfere with the mooring of any boat previously laid down. Any boat so moored or anchored shall be removed by the owner or person in charge thereof on order of the Board of Trustees or any duly authorized officer or agent thereof. If said boat is not removed after orders to so remove it, it may be removed by or at the direction of the Board of Trustees or any duly authorized officer or agent thereof, at the expense of the owner or person in charge of said vessel.

§ 91-10 Boat operation.

[Amended 8-1-1960 by Ord. No. 98]
Every person operating a boat shall at all times operate the same in a careful and prudent manner and at such a rate of speed as not to disturb the reasonable comfort or endanger the property of another or the life and limb of any person or so as to interfere with the free and proper use of the waters and waterways described in § 91-1 of this chapter. Throwing up a dangerous wake when approaching or passing another boat is prohibited by this chapter.

§ 91-11 Speed limit.

[Amended 8-1-1960 by Ord. No. 98]
No boat shall be operated at a speed greater than four miles per hour within the waters and waterways described in § 91-1 of this chapter.

§ 91-12 Mufflers required.

No person shall operate a boat propelled wholly or in part by an engine operated by the explosion of gas, gasoline, oil, naphtha, or other substance without having the exhaust from the engine run through a muffler so constructed and used as to muffle the noise of exhaust in a reasonable manner.[1]
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Editor's Note: Former § 41-13, Penalties for offenses, was repealed 3-10-1997 by L.L. No. 3-1997. See now § 1-1.