[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Quogue 5-13-1966 by Ord. No. 36. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 3-20-1987 by L.L. No. 1-1987]
No person shall erect or construct a bulkhead or a dock on any lands in the Village of Quogue, New York, in or adjoining any waters within or bounding the Village of Quogue without first obtaining a permit therefor from the Board of Trustees, which shall grant such permit if, in the judgment of the Board of Trustees, the issuance of said permit shall not be contrary to the public health, safety or interests of the people of the Village of Quogue and, in the case of a bulkhead, will aid in arresting and preventing damage to property in the Village resulting from floods or erosion.
No permit for the erection or construction of such a bulkhead, having a height in excess of four feet above the mean high water mark, shall be issued by said Board of Trustees unless said Board shall find, after a public hearing thereon of which 15 days' notice shall have been given by publication in the official newspaper, that the erection or construction of a bulkhead, in excess of four feet, as aforesaid, is in the public interest and is necessary because of the physical characteristics of the location involved or the nature of tidal action or similar considerations.
The permit required by this chapter shall be in addition to any permit required by any other governmental agency.
[Amended 3-20-1987 by L.L. No. 1-1987; 1-15-1988 by L.L. No. 4-1988]
Bulkheads along the Quogue Canal shall be exempt from the provisions of this chapter, except as follows. The provisions of this chapter shall be applicable to a boat slip along the Quogue Canal and to a bulkhead which is related to or designed to function as a boat slip.
[Amended 3-20-1987 by L.L. No. 1-1987; 7-3-2003 by L.L. No. 2-2003]
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.
For each and every violation of this chapter, the person or persons responsible for, causing, permitting, assisting in or refusing to abate or correct such violation shall be subject to a civil penalty not exceeding $1,000 for each and every such violation. The continuation of a violation of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the violation is continued, a separate and distinct violation hereunder.