City of North Tonawanda, NY
Niagara County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of North Tonawanda 1-2-1996.[1] Amendments noted where applicable]
Boat docks — See Ch. 20.
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the repeal of former Ch. 21, Boat Launching, adopted 4-5-1994.

§ 21-1 Title.

The title of this ordinance is "Boat Launching Fee, City of North Tonawanda."

§ 21-2 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to promote, control and regulate traffic at North Tonawanda's boat launching and parking area facilities.

§ 21-3 Permit required; exception.

No motor vehicle shall be permitted to launch a boat at any park from April 15 to October 15 of each year unless the trailer pulled by said vehicle displays a valid use permit, except vehicles serving the City of North Tonawanda for emergency or other designated municipal purposes.

§ 21-4 Issuance of permit.

[Amended 3-2-2010]
Permits shall be issued by the Department of Youth, Recreation and Parks at the Norman L. Keller Building, 500 Wheatfield Street, North Tonawanda, New York, during hours duly specified for this purpose. Hours of sale shall be published in the City’s designated newspaper prior to the beginning of the boating season.
Permits shall be issued at the following fee schedule upon submission of the trailer registration:
A one-year fee will be charged for the permit.
The Common Council of the City of North Tonawanda shall approve the permit fee by no later than January 1 of the year when a new one-year permit will be issued.
Said permits will be in effect during the boating season of each year.
When an individual owns more than one trailer, a separate permit shall be purchased at full price for each trailer.

§ 21-5 Display of permit; validity.

A trailer parking permit in the form of a sticker shall be valid only when displayed on the trailer in a location proximate to the license plate or any other such place as authorized by the Director of Youth, Recreation and Parks.
Mutilated, damaged, lost or stolen permits may be replaced for an additional fee designated by the Director of Youth, Recreation and Parks.
The permit shall be valid only during the boating season for the year of issue.
[Amended 3-2-2010]
The permit shall be valid only from April 15 to October 15 for the years of issue.

§ 21-6 Penalties for offenses.

The operator or driver of the motor vehicle pulling the trailer, launching and/or parking at the North Tonawanda boat launching sites without displaying a valid trailer parking permit shall be guilty of a violation and subject to a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such.

§ 21-7 When effective.

This chapter shall take effect upon approval by the Common Council of the City of North Tonawanda and publication in the official newspaper of the city.

§ 21-8 Location of boat launch sites and parking areas.

This chapter shall apply to City-operated boat launch sites and parking areas located in:
Gratwick-Riverside Park located on River Road.
Service Drive Launch located in Sweeney Street at Service Drive.
North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens located at 1825 Sweeney Street.