Village of Highland Falls, NY
Orange County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Highland Falls 8-10-1971 by L.L. No. 5-1971 as Ch. 57 of the 1971 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 6-5-2017 by L.L. No. 1-2017]
A. 
A fishing permit issued by the Village Clerk shall be required to fish in the water supply system of the Village of Highland Falls.
B. 
Permits shall be available for a one-year term beginning June 1 through May 31 of each year.
C. 
A permit application and fee schedule shall be established by resolution of the Board of Trustees and modified in the same manner from time to time, and may include a schedule of fees, fines, duties and responsibilities of permittees.
D. 
Permittees shall be subject to the conditions set forth in this chapter. Failure to adhere to the conditions shall result in forfeiture of the permit and fines as set forth herein.
[Amended 6-5-2017 by L.L. No. 1-2017]
An applicant for a fishing permit:
A. 
Shall be a resident of the Town of Highlands.
B. 
Shall be licensed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
A. 
Permittees will be required to have their permit with them while fishing in the area designated herein.
B. 
Permits will be issued by the Village Clerk.
C. 
The permit will not be transferable.
D. 
It will be made available for viewing by any member of the Board of Trustees, Village Police Department, Water Department and any other person deputized to act for the Village in this connection.
Additionally, permittees shall:
A. 
Be responsible for the actions of their guests.
B. 
Not deposit human excreta in or around within 130 feet of the water supply system, inclusive of springs and marshes that contribute to such system.
C. 
Not wade, bathe, swim or perform any housekeeping style of washing in the system.
D. 
Not molest fixed property (fences, walls, gates, etc.) nor disturb surrounding foliage and woodlands.
E. 
Not start or maintain fires, except during ice fishing season.
F. 
Keep the area free of debris (this includes any item carried to the fishing site and/or developed thereon by the permittee). The area, for this purpose, includes the Village and adjoining properties and highways.
[Amended 6-16-1987 by L.L. No. 6-1987; 6-5-2017 by L.L. No. 1-2017]
A. 
Only manually operated or electrically operated boats shall be allowed in the water supply system of the Village of Highland Falls.
B. 
The boat owner shall have sole responsibility for the boat and compliance with these regulations.
C. 
The owner shall be jointly responsible for removing the boat from the water and taking it away from the area at the end of each fishing day. Failure to remove the boat may be cause for denial of a permit the following year.
D. 
Boats not removed by the owner may be removed by the Village and impounded at the owner's sole expense.
Failure to comply with the rules and provisions set forth herein and with any reasonable instructions or requests made by those mentioned above may be grounds for revocation of the permit.
This supersedes all previous rules and regulations pertaining to fishing and use of boats in the water supply system of the Highland Falls Water Department.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 106-7, Provisions subject to amendments, was repealed 6-5-2017 by L.L. No. 1-2017. This ordinance also redesignated §§ 106-8 and 106-9 as §§ 106-7 and 106-8, respectively.
[Amended 4-1-1998 by L.L. No. 1-1998]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable by a maximum fine of $250 or by a term of imprisonment of not more than 15 days, or both. Each day that a violation of or failure to comply with any provision of this enactment or any regulation promulgated hereunder by the Board of Trustees occurs shall constitute a separate and distinct violation.