[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Irondequoit 4-2-1987 by Ord. No. 87-3. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known as the "Ordinance for the Regulation of Vessels on Irondequoit Bay."
In accordance with Subdivision 17 of § 130 of the Town Law, as amended or changed, these regulations are hereby adopted for that part of Irondequoit Bay located within the Town of Irondequoit and within 1,500 feet from the shore.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- The same meaning as defined in the Navigation Law.
Every vessel shall be operated in a careful and prudent manner, in such a way as not to unreasonably interfere with or endanger any other vessel or person, but in no event shall a vessel be operated at a speed exceeding 20 miles per hour unless such vessel is being operated for the purpose of enabling a person engaged in water-skiing to be towed, in which case no such vessel shall be operated at a speed exceeding 35 miles per hour.
No vessel shall be operated within 200 feet of the shore, a dock, pier, raft or float or an anchored or moored vessel in a manner or at a speed that causes a wake that unreasonably interferes with or endangers such dock, pier, raft or float or an anchored or moored vessel, but in no event at a speed exceeding five miles per hour, unless for the purpose of enabling a person engaged in water-skiing to take off or land.
Any person who operates a vessel in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation punishable to the same extent as a violation of § 45 of the Navigation Law, as amended or changed.
Editor's Note: Former Sections 3 and 5, which immediately followed this section and required filing copies of the ordinance, was repealed 3-4-1997 by L.L. No. 1-1997. The statutory authority for such sections was repealed by L. 1993, c. 605.