City of Westbrook, ME
Cumberland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Westbrook as Ch. XXV of the 1942 Code; amended 6-9-1980; 10-21-1991; 3-4-2013 (Ch. 23, Art. I, of the 2007 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
The tract of land situated on the northerly side of Main Street and extending from Dunn Street to the property of the Roman Catholic Church, known as "Riverbank Park," is hereby placed under the joint management and care of the Trustees of Woodlawn and Saccarappa Cemeteries and the Mayor.
[Amended 8-6-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-108]
No person shall stop, loiter, be or remain in any of the parks of the City between sunset and sunrise of the following day, unless doing so as part of a City-sanctioned and supervised event or where permitted in outdoor dining areas pursuant to §§ 205-12 and 205-22A, B and C of this Code. This restriction shall extend to all City-owned structures associated with the parks and the river, including all landings, ramps and floats, which shall be considered part of the park system.
[Amended 8-6-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-108]
It shall be unlawful for any person to possess any alcoholic beverage or liquor, as defined by 28-A M.R.S.A. § 2, within the boundaries of any City-owned, leased, managed or controlled park or recreation property, including on any landings, ramps or floats, except where permitted in outdoor dining areas pursuant to §§ 205-12 and 205-22A, B and C of this Code under the authority of 28-A M.R.S.A. § 1051(9). Consumption of liquor in any park or recreation property in violation of this section shall be subject to the provisions of 17 M.R.S.A. § 2003-A.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)]
The Chief of Police shall cause to be posted appropriate signs giving notice of the prohibitions contained in §§ 230-2 and 230-3 and 17 M.R.S.A. § 2003 at the main entrances of the parks and such other locations as are deemed necessary to assure compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
No person shall enter the Presumpscot River from any City-owned land, including landings, ramps and floats from the northerly end of Dana Street to the northerly end of Spiers Street or anywhere in between, including Bridge Street and the Bridge Street Bridge, except with a personal watercraft and a flotation device. This restriction shall also apply to the Cumberland Street Bridge and from Cumberland Street along the Brown Street riverfront to the westerly side of the railroad bridge and pedestrian crossing and shall include all of those structures.
It shall be a violation of this chapter for any person to disrupt, or interfere with, the safe and lawful use of any City-owned landing, ramp or float.
The City may take any required action to remove any unauthorized or abandoned watercraft, ramp, float, or other river hazard on City land within the banks of the Presumpscot River.
A. 
Tying up. There shall be no overnight tie-ups. City-owned landings, ramps and floats shall be used exclusively for put in and take out of recreational watercraft.
B. 
Storage. Temporary storage of recreational watercraft in connection with put in or take out shall be limited to a maximum of 15 minutes.
C. 
Usage. No person shall be on any City-owned landing, ramp or float except for the purpose of put in or take out of recreational watercraft.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be punished by the fine set forth in Chapter A401, Master Fine Schedule, of this Code. If a fine is not paid, it may be recovered in an action brought pursuant to Rule 80H of the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
FLOAT
River-based portable structures intended to sustain "dead load" and a working freeboard from which pedestrians can put in or take out personal watercraft.
LANDING
That area of City-owned land within 20 feet of any City-owned structure and which facilitates access to a City-owned ramp or float extending into the river.
PERSONAL WATERCRAFT
Any floating object designed and used primarily for self-propelled navigation on a body of water, including but not limited to a kayak, canoe, paddleboard, and inner tube.
RAMP
A structure also known as a "gangway" that bridges the gap between land and a water-based float, across which pedestrians must travel to access the float.