Town of Inlet, NY
Hamilton County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Inlet as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 6-6-1995 by Ord. No. 1-1995]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
INLET BOARDWALK/DOCK AREA
All Town owned and maintained boardwalks running along the northerly shoreline of Fifth Lake Outlet, and the dock area extending from the shoreline into the waters of Fourth Lake at the Arrowhead Property owned by the Town of Inlet.
OWNER
The person actually holding title to a vessel.
PERSON
An individual, partnership, corporation or association.
VESSEL
Any floating craft as defined in § 2 of the Navigation Law of the State of New York and for the purposes of this article shall also include row boats, canoes, and personal watercraft.
A. 
All persons are prohibited from parking, placing, mooring, or leaving a vessel at the section of the Town of Inlet boardwalk starting from the easterly end of the South Shore Road Bridge stairway and extending in a westerly direction along the northerly shore of the Fifth Lake Outlet 220 feet for periods longer than four hours between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight from June 15 to September 15 of each year.
B. 
Nor shall any owner permit his vessel to be parked, placed, moored, or left at the section of the Town of Inlet boardwalk starting from the easterly end of the South Shore Road Bridge stairway and extending in a westerly direction along the northerly shore of the Fifth Lake Outlet 220 feet for periods longer than four hours between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight from June 15 to September 15 each year.
All landowners with real property fronting on said boardwalks along the Fifth Lake Outlet shall be exempt from this article.
The Supervisor of the Town of Inlet shall obtain and erect appropriate signs adequately advising the public of the parking regulations set forth herein.
All persons using the Town of Inlet's boardwalks and dock areas do so at their own risk, and the Town of Inlet accepts no liability for any damage, loss, or theft of vessels, equipment, or contents thereof arising out of the use of said Town of Inlet boardwalks and docks areas.
A. 
A violation of this article is hereby declared to be an offense, and any person or owner violating the same shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $250, or by imprisonment not to exceed 10 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
B. 
Any vessel remaining parked, placed, moored, or left at the portion of the Town of Inlet boardwalk described in § 70-2 above, for a period of more than 24 consecutive hours during the period of June 15 to September 15 of each year may be removed by the Town of Inlet, and the owner of such vessel shall be obligated to pay the towing and storage charges in addition to any penalty imposed by this article.
[Adopted 6-12-2001 by Ord. No. 1-2001]
The purpose of this article is to promote the health, safety and general welfare of the community, including the protection and preservation of the shoreline properties on Fifth Lake of the Fulton Chain of Lakes, in the Town of Inlet, Hamilton County, New York, by establishing regulations governing the wake and speed of vessels operated on Fifth Lake. The intent is to prohibit vessels on Fifth Lake from being operated in a manner which causes an unreasonable wake or at a speed in excess of five miles per hour.
For the purposes of this article, the following words, terms and phrases shall have the meaning ascribed to them in this section:
OPERATOR
An individual who operates or navigates a vessel.
OWNER
A person actually holding title to a vessel.
PERSON
An individual, partnership, corporation or association.
VESSEL
Any floating craft and shall include public vessel, residential vessel, pleasure vessel, personal watercraft and specialty prop craft, all as defined by the Navigation Law of the State of New York.
A. 
No owner shall permit his or her vessel to be operated on Fifth Lake of the Fulton Chain of Lakes, in the Town of Inlet, Hamilton County, New York, in a manner or at a speed that causes a wake that unreasonably interferes with or endangers the shoreline, docks or other vessels, and in no event at a speed exceeding five miles per hour within 1,500 feet of the shoreline at low water mark of Fifth Lake.
B. 
No vessel shall be operated on Fifth Lake of the Fulton Chain of Lakes, in the Town of Inlet, Hamilton County, New York, in a manner or at such a speed that causes a wake that unreasonably interferes with or endangers the shoreline, docks or other vessels, and in no event at a speed exceeding five miles per hour within 1,500 feet of the shoreline at low water mark of Fifth Lake.
The Town Board of the Town of Inlet shall cause a sign to be conspicuously placed, notifying owners and operators of vessels that Fifth Lake is a "Vessel Regulation Zone" and that vessels may not be operated in a manner to cause an unreasonable wake, and in no event in excess of five miles per hour on Fifth Lake.
A. 
Any person who violates any provisions of this article shall be guilty of a violation.
B. 
Every person convicted of a first violation of this article shall be punished by a fine of not less than $25, nor more than $100, or by imprisonment for not more than seven days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
C. 
Every person convicted of a second violation of this article and committed within a twenty-four-month period shall be punished by a fine of not less than $100, nor more than $250, or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
D. 
Conviction for a third or subsequent violation, all of which were committed within a period of 24 months, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $250, nor more than $550, or by imprisonment for not more than 30 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.