Village of Clayton, NY
Jefferson County
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This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Village of Clayton Harbor Management Law."
Pursuant to the authority in Article 42, § 922 of the Executive Law, § 46A of the Navigation Law and § 10 of the Municipal Home Rule Law, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Clayton, hereby enacts this chapter.
The intent of this chapter is to regulate the use and operation of vessels and the conduct of water-based activities within the jurisdiction of the Village of Clayton in a manner to protect and promote the public health, safety and general welfare.
This chapter shall apply to all navigable waters within the jurisdiction of the Village of Clayton, which was adopted February 26, 1996. See Harbor Management Map, page 11.[1]
Editor's Note: The Harbor Management Map is on file in the Village offices.
The Enforcement Officer (EO), appointed by the Village Board, acting under the orders and jurisdiction of the Village Board, shall have full authority in enforcement of all laws and regulations affecting the waters, maritime facilities, and waterways within the jurisdiction of the Village of Clayton, and he may cite alleged offenders of the chapter.
The EO is vested with authority over and control of all floats, wharves, docks and other facilities owned, leased, controlled, constructed or maintained by the Village of Clayton, or constructed or maintained by a lessee in any waters under the jurisdiction of the Village of Clayton.
If any provision of this chapter is held invalid or inoperative, the remainder shall continue in full force and effect as though such invalid or inoperative provisions had not been made.
Violations of this chapter will be referred to the Enforcement Officer.
The Village Board of Trustees may amend this chapter after public notice and a public hearing.