Village of Pittsford, NY
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Pittsford 7-11-1995 by L.L. No. 2-1995.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Zoning — See Ch. 210.
[1]
Editor's Note: The title of this chapter was amended 8-29-2006 by L.L. No. 6-2006.

§ 161-1 Legislative intent.

[Amended 8-29-2006 by L.L. No. 6-2006]
The Village of Pittsford hereby reserves to itself the right to apply for and receive the authority to operate under a permit issued by the New York State Thruway Authority, and as amended from time to time, the Schoen Place Waterfront Park (Erie Canal Park), including all Canal Corporation lands located on the north side of the Erie Canal between the State Street Bridge and the North Main Street Bridge.

§ 161-2 General regulations; park rules.

Upon the issuance of such a permit to the Village of Pittsford, the Village will assume the responsibility for the use of occupancy of the said Schoen Place Waterfront Park. In that connection the Village of Pittsford will establish rules and regulations to govern the use and occupancy of the park, which rules and regulations shall be binding upon all users of the Schoen Place Waterfront Park. The purpose of such rules and regulations will be to assure the orderly, safe, fair and equitable use of said Schoen Place Waterfront Park by the residents of the Village of Pittsford, the operators of businesses in said Village of Pittsford and others from outside the village limits. Such rules and regulations will determine the particular length of dock frontage to be used for private pleasure boats.
A. 
Schoen Place Waterfront Park (Erie Canal Park) rules.
[Added 8-29-2006 by L.L. No. 6-2006]
(1) 
Between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m., unreasonably loud, disturbing or unnecessary noise is prohibited.
(2) 
Boat docking is limited to seven consecutive nights.
(3) 
A pump-out station is available for boaters 24 hours per day. It is located 0.3 mile to the west on the north shore.
(4) 
Boaters are requested to be considerate of other park users at all times.
(5) 
The Village of Pittsford is not responsible for the security of personal property.[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection A(6), which immediately followed, prohibiting feeding of wildlife, was repealed 11-18-2014 by L.L. No. 16-2014. This local law also redesignated former Subsection A(7) through (10) as Subsection A(6) through (9), respectively.
(6) 
No swimming is allowed.
(7) 
The canal path between the North Main Street Bridge and the State Street Bridge is for pedestrians only and is a dismount zone. Bicyclists, skaters, and skateboarders must dismount or use the public street.
(8) 
Smoking is prohibited on park property, including parking areas and sidewalks adjacent to such property.
[Added 9-13-2011 by L.L. No. 5-2011]
(a) 
Smoking is defined as the burning of a lighted cigar, cigarette, or pipe, or any other matter or substance which contains tobacco.
(b) 
Notice of prohibitions contained in this Subsection A(9) shall be conspicuously posted by signs stating "No Smoking Permitted Beyond This Point" or "No Smoking Permitted On This Property," and shall reference the applicable Code provision.
(9) 
Littering in the park is prohibited.
[Added 9-13-2011 by L.L. No. 5-2011]

§ 161-3 State authority.

The Village of Pittsford recognizes that the New York State Thruway Authority has established rules and regulations governing navigation and the use of the New York State Erie Canal System. The Village of Pittsford restricts these rules and regulations solely to the Schoen Place Waterfront Park use and occupancy.

§ 161-4 Other uses.

The Village by its regulations and rules shall encourage use of the Schoen Place Waterfront Park as a pedestrian plaza and festival court for events to be sponsored not only by the village but by the V61-2illage's licensees and/or permittees as well.

§ 161-5 Penalties for offenses.

A. 
Criminal penalty. Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not to exceed $250 or to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 15 days, or both.
B. 
Civil penalties; construal.
(1) 
Obedience to the provisions set forth herein may be enforced by criminal information for the penalties herein prescribed, as well as by prosecution of the offender as provided in Subsection A of this section, or by civil action for a penalty or by civil remedy at law or equity by way of injunction or otherwise to abate or prevent a violation of the provisions of this chapter.
(2) 
Neither a judgment in nor the pendency of a criminal prosecution for an alleged violation of the provisions of this chapter nor a judgment in or the pendency of a civil action of law or in equity shall be a bar to the other form of proceeding.
(3) 
The imposition of a penalty for a violation of this chapter shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue, and the remedies herein provided for penalties and civil action to enjoin or abate a violation shall be cumulative.