Town of Fairhaven, MA
Bristol County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Fairhaven 2-10-1986, effective 3-1-1986. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Harbor pollution control — See Ch. 132.
For active commercial fishing vessels, the wharfage rate will be $10 per day. "Day" is defined as a twenty-four-hour period or any part thereof.
Transient vessels docked for short periods of time shall be charged a wharfage fee of $25 per day.
All wharf privileges shall be assigned from time to time by the Wharfinger, also all spaces on the wharf.
If any person fails to obey orders of the Wharfinger, he/she shall notify the Board of Selectmen, and then the Wharfinger shall notify the offending person that all wharfage rights are suspended.
If any person shall refuse or neglect to move his/her vessel or material on the wharf property when and as directed by the Wharfinger, he/she or the Board of Selectmen may remove same at the expense of such party. Only one boat at any one time is allowed at the south end of the wharf.
Boat owners repairing boats at the wharf shall clean the immediate area at the end of each day.
Vessels to be docked at the wharf for more than five days due to repairs must tie up at the most northerly end of the wharf.
No heavy or long-term repairing, such as removal of engines, construction of drags or removal of winches, etc. The Wharfinger will make the final determination.
Parking in areas where prohibited is cause for a citation. All parking regulations will be strictly enforced by the Police Department.
All bills for wharfage not paid within 30 days of billing will result in loss of wharfage privileges.
No boats over 40 feet in length are allowed to tie in the basin area. The basin area is for use of Fairhaven residents only.
In the event of any matter arising not covered by these rules and regulations, the Board of Selectmen shall decide the question, and the decision shall be binding until the rules are changed or amended.
If the Wharfinger has to tie up a vessel at the wharf, a fee of $100 will be charged.
[Added 11-13-1989]