As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them:
- Includes actual taking of sandworms and bloodworms and all lesser acts such as disturbing or using any implement or device commonly used to take sandworms or bloodworms and includes every attempt to take.
- TOWN LANDS or TOWN LANDS UNDERWATER
- Includes all lands and lands underwater, within the Town, owned by the Town.
When taking sandworms or bloodworms, the taker shall not disturb or interfere with oysters, clams or other shellfish.
No person shall take sandworms or bloodworms from Town lands or Town lands underwater, unless such person has obtained a permit therefor, as described in this article.
[Amended 6-22-1999 by L.L. No. 4-1999]
Any person may obtain a permit required by this article to take sandworms and bloodworms from Town lands or Town lands underwater, upon making proper application and paying a fee therefor as follows: $1 for a permit to take not more than three dozen sandworms or bloodworms in any one day and $5 for a permit to take not more than 15 dozen sandworms or bloodworms in any one day, between the hours of sunrise and sunset. Residents 60 years or older may be granted a permanent lifetime permit to take not more than three dozen sandworms or bloodworms in any one day after paying an initial fee of $1.
Applications for a permit required by this article shall be made in duplicate, in writing, on a form prescribed by the Town Board and issued by the Town Clerk, and shall set forth the applicant's name, address, zip code, age, weight, height, color of hair and eyes and such other information and/or documentation as the Town Board may require.
The issuance, suspension and revocation of permits required by this article shall be in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 147 of the Code of Ordinances of the Town of Oyster Bay, State of New York.
Upon the issuance of a permit pursuant to this chapter, the Town Clerk shall issue to the permit holder an identification card which bears the photograph of the permit holder. Any person engaged in taking sandworms or bloodworms shall display his identification card in a conspicuous place upon his person, and failure to do so shall be prima facie evidence that such person has not obtained such permit.
Each permit issued pursuant to this article shall be subject to any and all orders, rules and regulations that the Town Board may adopt, and the acceptance of a permit shall constitute an agreement by the recipient to comply with any and all such orders, rules and regulations.
No permit issued pursuant to this article shall be transferable.