Township of Park, MI
Ottawa County
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[Ord. of 10-6-1966; amended 6-8-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-2; 6-8-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-3; 6-8-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-4; 6-8-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-5]
(a) 
The Narrows.
(1) 
On the waters of Lake Macatawa known as the "Narrows," on that portion bound to the west by longitudinal line 86° 10' 0.76" W (-86.16688) and to the east by longitudinal line 86° 9' 16.110" W (-86.15447), within Park Township, County of Ottawa, State of Michigan, it is unlawful for:
a. 
The operator of a vessel 26 feet or more in length to exceed a slow — no wake speed.
b. 
The operator of a vessel less than 26 feet in length to exceed a slow — no wake speed when within 200 feet of any shore, dock, or pier head, and within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Township of Park.
(2) 
The longitudinal line 86° 10' 0.76" W (-86.16688) is approximated by extending Old Orchard Road (City of Holland) north to the northern shore.
(3) 
The longitudinal line 86° 9' 16.110" W (-86.15447) can be approximated by extending a line south from the navigational aid, Point Superior Light 7, to the southern Township boundary.
(4) 
The boundaries of the area described above shall be marked with signs and/or with buoys and maintained by the Township. All buoys must be placed as provided in a permit issued by the Department of Natural Resources and be in conformance with the State Uniform Waterway Marking System. Buoys shall not be placed in a commercial shipping channel.
(b) 
Macatawa Bay.
(1) 
On the waters of Lake Macatawa, on that portion bound to the west by the longitudinal line 86° 12' 57" W (-86.21583) and bound to the east by a line starting at coordinate 42° 46' 29.856" N, 86° 11' 59.9634" W (42.77496, -86.19999) ending at coordinate 42° 46' 18.4074" N, 86° 11' 42.792" W (42.77178, -86.19522), Park Township, Ottawa County, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow — no wake speed.
(2) 
Coordinate 86° 12' 57" W (-86.21583) can be referenced as the westerly end of the entrance channel to Lake Macatawa from Lake Michigan.
(3) 
Coordinate 42° 46' 29.856" N, 86° 11' 59.9634" W (42.77496, -86.19999) can be approximated as where the Black Lake Boardwalk East Scenic Overlook meets the water's edge.
(4) 
Coordinate 42° 46' 18.4074" N, 86° 11' 42.792" W (42.77178, -86.19522) can be approximated as where Jenison Avenue as extended meets the water's edge.
(5) 
"Slow — no wake speed" means a very slow speed whereby the wake or wash created by the vessel would be minimal.
(6) 
The boundaries of the area described above shall be marked with signs and/or with buoys and maintained by the Township. All buoys must be placed as provided in a permit issued by the Department of Natural Resources and be in conformance with the State Uniform Waterway Marking System. Buoys shall not be placed in a commercial shipping channel.
(c) 
Pine Creek Bay.
(1) 
On the waters of Pine Creek Bay, Lake Macatawa, lying north of the latitudinal line 42° 47' 10" N (42.78611), Park Township, Ottawa County, it shall be unlawful for the operator of any motorboat, during the period from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. of the following day, or from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 a.m. of the following day when daylight saving time is in effect, to:
a. 
Operate such motorboat at high speed, which is defined as a speed at or above which a motorboat reaches a planing condition.
b. 
Have in tow, or otherwise assist in the propulsion of, a person on water skis, water sled, surfboard, or other similar contrivance.
(2) 
The boundaries of the area described above shall be marked with signs and/or with buoys and maintained by the Township. All buoys must be placed as provided in a permit issued by the Department of Natural Resources and be in conformance with the State Uniform Waterway Marking System. Buoys shall not be placed in a commercial shipping channel.
(d) 
Big Bay.
(1) 
On the waters of Lake Macatawa's "Big Bay," on that portion being north and west of a line starting near Chippewa Point at coordinate 42° 47' 0.096" N, 86° 11' 11.0754" W (42.78336, -86.18641), ending at coordinate 42° 47' 18.312" N, 86° 10' 37.02" W (42.78842, -86.17695), Park Township, Ottawa County, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow — no wake speed.
(2) 
"Slow — no wake speed" means a very slow speed whereby the wake or wash created by the vessel would be minimal.
(3) 
Coordinate 42° 47' 0.096", 86° 11' 11.0754" (42.78336, -86.18641) can be approximated to where Chippewa Drive as extended meets the water's edge.
(4) 
Coordinate 42° 47' 18.312", 86° 10' 37.02" (42.78842, -86.17695) can be approximated as where 160th Avenue as extended meets the water's edge.
(5) 
The boundaries of the area described above shall be marked with signs and/or with buoys and maintained by the Township. All buoys must be placed as provided in a permit issued by the Department of Natural Resources and be in conformance with the State Uniform Waterway Marking System.