City of Burlington, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Burlington by Ord. No. 8-1997 (Ch. 12.16 of the 1996 Municipal Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fee Schedule — See Ch. 146.
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 251.
Trailers, campers and recreational vehicles — See Ch. 330.
Abandoned vehicles — See Ch. 340.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 344.

§ 103-1 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter shall be to:
Protect the general health, safety and welfare of residents of and visitors to the City;
Protect the ramp and ramp areas;
Provide for an orderly procedure for the enjoyment of the ramps and ramp areas by boaters and residents alike.

§ 103-2 Permit required.

[Amended by Ord. No. 6-2002]
No one shall be permitted to use the ramp without obtaining a permit to be issued by the Municipal Clerk.

§ 103-3 Seasonal limits; hours.

[Amended by Ord. No. 6-2002]
Permits for the use of the boat ramp from the ramp area on East Pearl Street shall be issued for the period of April 1 through November 1 each day from the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

§ 103-4 Fees.

Permit fees for the use of the boat ramp shall be as set forth in Chapter 146, Fee Schedule, of the Code of the City of Burlington.
The Council may waive any applicable fees when requested by a nonprofit organization in advance of any scheduled event sponsored on behalf of a nonprofit organization.

§ 103-5 Parking decals and parking restrictions.

Upon receiving the permit from the Municipal Clerk, a decal shall be issued by the Municipal Clerk which shall be placed upon the trailer permitted to park in the ramp parking area.[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
No person shall park a vehicle in an area designated for boat ramp parking unless such vehicle has a current decal affixed next to its trailer.[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
No parking shall be permitted beyond the hours that the ramp is open to the public. The Police Department shall be empowered to cause any vehicle parked in violation of these provisions to be towed away and impounded by the Department.

§ 103-6 Speed limits; docking and mooring restrictions.

[Amended by Ord. No. 6-2002]
No boat that exceeds 28 feet shall be permitted to use the ramp.
No boat shall be permitted to dock to floats for an extended period of time. There shall be a ten-minute limit for docking to floats.
Mooring of boats shall not be permitted in the ramp area.

§ 103-7 Rules and regulations.

[Amended by Ord. No. 6-2002]
Vehicle repair. There shall be no repairing of vehicles, boats or trailers or any repair work in the parking area.
Loitering; fishing. There shall be no loitering or fishing allowed or permitted in the ramp area.
Removal of fire hazards. Any conditions about or around a boat declared to be a fire hazard, in the judgment of the Chief of the Fire Department or the Assistant Chief, shall be removed by the owner or person in charge of such boat.
Dumping; littering. Garbage, paper and other refuse shall not be thrown overboard from any boat while the boat is in the waters or waterways of the City or into any waters or waterways under its jurisdiction. The disposal of garbage, paper and other refuse shall be provided for by the owners, lessee or other person in charge of such boat.
Waste oil deposits. Waste oil shall not be deposited or disposed of into the waters of any stall or slip nor into the waters adjacent thereto.
Walkways and facilities. Walkways and other facilities through or by which access is gained to boats docked or moored in the stalls or slips shall be kept clear at all times. No supplies, equipment or material of any kind shall be piled or placed thereon.
Children. Children under age 12 must be supervised by an adult, both on and in the vicinity of the boat ramp, and must wear a life jacket while on the boat ramp.
Life jackets. Any person who is unable to swim must wear a life jacket when on the boat ramp.
Running. Running on the boat ramp is prohibited.
Pets. All pets in the vicinity of the boat ramp or on the boat ramp must be leashed.

§ 103-8 Owner liability.

All persons using the municipal boat launching ramp shall do so at their own risk. The City assumes no responsibility for theft, loss or damage to any boats or motor vehicles or any equipment used in connection with them.

§ 103-9 Violations and penalties.

Any person who violates any one or more of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to penalties as set forth in Chapter 1, Article III, General Penalty. In the case of a continuing violation or violations, a fine of not more than $500 may be assessed for each day that the violation or violations continue unabated, until such time as the violation or violations are corrected. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.