[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Corinth as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall operate or motor on or within the body of water known as Efner Lake in Saratoga County a pleasure vessel with a motor installed therein or attached thereto having a power rating which exceeds 7 1/2 horsepower. Any person who operates a pleasure vessel in violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine not exceeding $50 for each offense or by imprisonment for not more than 30 days, or both such fine and such imprisonment.
[Adopted 9-13-2001 by L.L. No. 3-2001]
The Town Board of the Town of Corinth finds and declares that it is in the best interest of the persons and property in the town to adopt regulations which will protect and enhance the physical and visual environment while providing for the protection, order, conduct, safety, health and well-being of persons and property in the town. More specifically, the Town Board finds that the use of personal watercraft and specialty prop-craft on the waterbodies of the town has the following adverse effects: disruption of safe passage of watercraft, loud noise problems, pollution of the environment. Further, the Town Board finds that it is in the best interests of the persons and property in the town to adopt a local law establishing a personal watercraft and specialty prop-craft regulation zone, pursuant to authority under Town Law § 130 and Municipal Home Rule Law § 10, in order to safeguard against the ill effect of their use. The purpose and intent of this article is to establish a personal watercraft and specialty prop-craft regulation zone pursuant to authority under Town Law § 130 and Municipal Home Rule Law § 10.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- PERSONAL WATERCRAFT
- A vessel which uses an inboard motor powering a water jet pump as its primary source of motive power and which is designed to be operated by a person sitting, standing or kneeling on, or being towed behind the vessel rather than in the conventional manner of sitting or standing inside the vessel. [See Navigation Law § 2(30).]
- SHORE and SHORELINE
- The line at low-water mark of a body of water, including the line at low water along the shore of any tributary, outlet, inlet or island in or adjacent to the body of water.
- SPECIALTY PROP-CRAFT
- A vessel which is powered by an outboard motor or a propeller-driven motor and which is designed to be operated by a person sitting, standing or kneeling on or being towed behind the vessel rather than in the conventional manner of sitting or standing inside the vessel. [See Navigation Law § 2(31).]
There shall be a personal watercraft and specialty prop-craft regulation zone on the following body of water in the Town of Corinth: Hunt Lake.
Within the regulation zones designated in § 61-4 thereof; the use of personal watercraft and specialty prop-craft shall be limited on Hunt Lake in the Town of Corinth as follows: in the entire area of Hunt Lake in the Town of Corinth, the use of personal watercraft and specialty prop-craft is prohibited.
The regulations set forth by this article shall be enforced by the Saratoga County Sheriff's Department or the New York State Police and officers of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
There shall be constructed on the shore of each body of water designated in § 61-4 hereof a signboard facing the water and bearing thereon in large letters "VESSEL REGULATION ZONE." Such signboard shall be conspicuously placed on the shore at such locations(s) as the Town Board shall designate to indicate the boundary of the regulation zone. Each signboard shall also set forth the restrictions adopted herein, as now or hereafter amended.
Any person violating the regulations within a personal watercraft regulation zone shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable as set forth in Navigation Law § 73-b, as now or hereafter amended.