Town of Rock Hall, MD
Kent County
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Rock Hall as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fees — See Ch. 102.
[Adopted 7-13-1995 by Ord. No. 95-2]
An annual fee of 3%, not to exceed $100 on all rental charges for the docking, slip rental, wet storage and dry rack storage of recreational/pleasure boats and charter boats (defined for purposes of this article as recreational/pleasure boats which owners may lease to other boaters for their recreational use), is hereby imposed.
The revenues shall be collected by all businesses, including but not limited to all marinas, establishments or individuals within the Rock Hall town limits that rent space for boat docking, boat slip rental, boat wet storage. One-half of the spaces rented in dry rack storage will be considered as wet storage.
A report listing the names of lessees, the amount of rent paid and the user fee due shall be submitted by all businesses as set forth in § 73-2 above, along with all user fees collected. This report and the accompanying revenues shall be remitted to the Town of Rock Hall on a semiannual basis with the first receipt being due no later than September 1 of each year and the second receipt being due no later than March 1 of each year. The funds remitted by September 1 shall cover the period beginning February 1 through July 31. The funds remitted by March 1 shall cover the period beginning August 1 through January 31.
The town may, at its option, audit the financial records of any business that is required to charge and collect these user fees.
The town shall use all revenue received from the user fees to maintain and enhance water quality, water and wastewater treatment facilities, marinas, law enforcement, public safety or fire services.
Any person or persons who fail(s) to submit the reports required as specified in § 73-3 above shall be considered in violation of this article and shall be deemed guilty of a municipal infraction and subject to a fine not to exceed $100. Repeat offenders may be assessed a fine not to exceed $200 for each offense. An additional penalty of 11/2% of the amount of user fees due per month until the tax and fines are paid may also be assessed.