[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Southampton 10-5-1962; amended in its entirety 4-28-1967. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful to extend or cause to be extended, by digging, dredging or other earth-moving means or methods, any bay, lake, pond, creek or any arm of such natural body of water bordering on or situated upon any land in the Village of Southampton, so as to create any boat basin, lagoon, canal or similar extension of the natural limits of such body of water, by whatever designation called, which shall be more than 40 feet in length and/or more than 20 feet in width; but the removal of undesirable vegetation and the removal of bog for a distance of 10 feet at or near the shore of any such body of water or arm thereof shall not be deemed an extension of same. Removal of bog for a distance in excess of 10 feet may be permitted by the Board of Trustees in cases of special circumstances adversely affecting the health, safety and general welfare of the Village.
No part of any such permitted boat basin, lagoon or canal shall be nearer than 10 feet from any exterior boundary line, other than a boundary line formed by a natural body of water, of the property upon which same is located. Such permitted boat basin, lagoon or canal shall be bulkheaded in accordance with specifications to be submitted by the applicant for a bulkheading permit and approved by the Village Engineer. Upon the approval of same in writing by the Village Engineer, the Village Clerk shall issue a bulkheading permit. All such bulkheads shall be maintained in good repair.
[Amended 1-29-1982 by L.L. No. 1-1982; 7-11-2002 by L.L. No. 1-2002]
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a violation pursuant to the Penal Law of the State of New York, punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.