One of the key components of the Westerly Harbor Management Plan is securing and maintaining public access to the shore, coastal waters and mooring areas. Public access is possible through rights-of-way that traverse different types of environments and may be of either public or private ownership. The Town of Westerly shall maintain an inventory of rights-of-way and points for public access to the shoreline, coast waters and mooring fields in the Westerly Harbor Management Plan.
Locations designated as points of public access to mooring fields are contained in the Westerly Harbor Management Plan.
No person shall block, barricade or in any way impede the public use of or access to designated public rights-of-way to the water as defined by the RI CRMC or the Town of Westerly.
No person shall store a vessel, vehicle or structure on a designated public right-of-way to the water as defined by the CRMC or the Town of Westerly.
Any vessel, vehicle, structure or debris in violation of this section shall be subject to removal at the direction of the Harbormaster, any assistant Harbormaster or any police officer. The cost of such removal shall be the responsibility of the owner of said vessel, vehicle, structure or debris.
Any person in violation of a provision of this article shall be subject to the fine identified in the violation schedule contained within § 86-6 of this chapter.