The Board of Selectmen is authorized to adopt regulations providing for the management of Town-owned beaches to protect piping plover habitat and piping plovers during their nesting season (April 1 to September 1 of each year) consistent with the Guidelines for Managing Recreational Activities in Piping Plover Breeding Habitat on the U.S. Atlantic Coast to Avoid Take Under Section 9 of the Endangered Species Act, promulgated by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Northeast Region, dated April 15, 1994, following notice and a public hearing. The regulations shall contain such other provisions as the Board deems necessary and appropriate, including but not limited to a process pursuant to which the Board of Selectmen, on behalf of the Town, may agree to manage other beaches in accordance with the Town's management plan upon the request of the property owners.
It shall be a violation of this article to engage in activities prohibited by the regulations adopted pursuant to this article. Any person, firm or corporation who or which engages in activities prohibited by the regulations shall be deemed to have committed a civil violation and shall be subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $1,000 for each violation. If a violation occurs more than once or continues for more than one day, then each occurrence or each day that the violation continues shall be a separate violation.