Village of Amityville, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Amityville as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Animals — See Ch. 39.
Waterways — See Ch. 178.
[Adopted 12-14-2009 by L.L. No. 25-2009[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This local law provided that it shall take effect on January 2, 2010, subject to acceptance and filing by the Secretary of State.

§ 43-1 License required.

No person shall enter upon the lands or use the facilities of the municipal bathing beach and park of the Village unless such person shall have been duly licensed therefor as hereinafter provided.

§ 43-2 Issuance of license restricted.

[Amended 3-8-2010 by L.L. No. 2-2010]
A license permitting the holder thereof to enter upon the lands and use the facilities of the municipal bathing beach shall be issued to a duly qualified applicant therefor by the Village Clerk after submission of satisfactory proof that such applicant is entitled thereto as provided for herein. Such license shall be issued on an annual basis for the period from June 1 through May 31 and shall be without fee.

§ 43-3 Persons qualified for licenses.

[Amended 3-8-2010 by L.L. No. 2-2010]
A. 
Licenses permitting the holder to enter upon the lands and use the facilities of the municipal bathing beach shall be issued to the following persons only:
(1) 
Any person owning real property assessed upon the assessment rolls of the Village of the current year of the application for such license.
(2) 
Any person in possession of or occupying real property within the Village under a verbal or written lease.
(3) 
Any person who shall be a bona fide resident of the Village.
(4) 
Any person owning, leasing or managing a bona fide hotel, motel, lodging or rooming house within the Village. Said person shall be entitled to such number of hotel guest licenses not exceeding the number of persons who can be accommodated therein. Such licenses shall admit any transient guest of such hotel, motel, lodging or rooming house holding the same to the privileges of the park and beach.
B. 
No license shall be issued to any child under 12 years of age, but nothing herein contained shall be deemed to prohibit children under 12 years of age from admittance to and use of the bathing beach provided that such children are accompanied by licensed adults.

§ 43-4 Replacement of license.

[Amended 3-8-2010 by L.L. No. 2-2010]
Any license issued under the provisions of this Article which shall be lost, or destroyed shall be replaced by the Village Clerk upon payment of a fee to be established by the Board of Trustees by resolution.

§ 43-5 Observance of opening and closing hours.

[Amended 3-8-2010 by L.L. No. 2-2010]
A. 
No person shall be permitted within the municipal bathing beach, the 9/11 Memorial Park, Peterkin Park, Pearsall Park, James A. Caples Park, Amityville Kiwanis Park or the Nautical Park at any time other than between the opening and closing hours thereof. The opening and closing hours of the beach and each municipal park shall be set by the Board of Trustees by resolution.
[Amended 10-7-2013 by L.L. No. 3-2013]
B. 
The opening and closing hours shall be posted conspicuously so as to provide the public with notice thereof.
C. 
This section shall not apply to any person or persons using the Village beach launching facilities pursuant to § 178-13 of this Code, nor shall it restrict the Board of Trustees from granting special permission to any organization or group to use the beach or municipal parks at other times.

§ 43-6 Authority of lifeguard.

No licensee shall enter, use or bathe in the waters of the bathing beach at any time contrary to the directions of any duly appointed lifeguard.

§ 43-7 Fishing and crabbing on Village property; permit required.

A. 
No person shall fish, crab, or cast for fish or crabs from any of the lands, piers, docks or bulkheads of property owned or under the control of the Village, without an annual permit issued by the Village Clerk. The permit period shall run from May 1 to April 30.
[Amended 3-8-2010 by L.L. No. 2-2010]
B. 
The Board of Trustees shall determine by resolution from time to time the fee for such permit, provided that the fee for nonresidents shall be not more than twice the fee for Village residents, and provided further that there shall be no fee for Village residents under the age of 16 years.
[Amended 3-8-2010 by L.L. No. 2-2010]
C. 
The Board of Trustees shall designate by posted signs, the areas on Village property where fishing and crabbing are allowed and the hours therefor, and no fishing or crabbing shall take place except within such designated areas and within the authorized times.

§ 43-8 Mooring, docking or tying boats prohibited.

[Amended 3-8-2010 by L.L. No. 2-2010]
No person shall moor, dock or tie any boat to any dock, pier, bulkhead or lands within the municipal bathing beach, James A Caples Park or the Nautical Park without the permission of the Board of Trustees.

§ 43-9 Animals prohibited.

[Amended 3-8-2010 by L.L. No. 2-2010]
No person shall bring or permit to be brought any animal of any description into the municipal bathing beach, the ballfields and playground area of James A. Caples Park, the ballfields on Louden Avenue and County Line Road, or the playground area of Peterkin Park.