Township of Denton, MI
Roscommon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Board of the Township of Denton 4-4-1970 by Ord. No. 28. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Boats and boating — See Ch. 109.
Fishing from bridges — See Ch. 162.
A chapter to limit and govern erection and regulate the use of docks at the ends of public streets leading to lakes in the Township of Denton and to regulate parking on streets approaching such docks.
No more than one dock shall be allowed at the end of any public street leading to any lake in the Township of Denton.
No dock more than four feet in width or more than 100 feet in length shall be allowed at the end of any public street leading to any lake in the Township of Denton.
No dock shall be permitted to extend from the end of any public street leading to any lake in the Township of Denton, unless the same bears the name and address of the owner thereof and of the party responsible for its erection and use.
All such docks shall be so aligned as to remain within the area of the street extended; and with respect to streets improved by launching ramps, such docks may be located only on one side or the other so as not to interfere with the use of the launching ramp; otherwise, such docks may be extended from the middle of the street.
All such docks are required to be structurally sound; in the event the same are affixed to steel posts driven into the lake bottom, such posts shall be capped so as to cover or eliminate points and rough edges.
All such docks shall be maintained free of any restriction or prohibition against use by the general public; such signs as "Keep Off" or "Private Dock" are prohibited thereon.
No such docks shall be enlarged by any "T" extension.
[Amended 3-6-2002]
Overnight mooring to such docks is prohibited. Auguring or driving of any mooring post and anchoring of any boat hoist within the area of the street as extended are likewise prohibited.
Editor's Note: This section was amended 3-6-2002 deleting an allowance for anchoring boats within the area of the street extended for up to 60 hours. See Higgins Lake Property Assoc. Owners v. Gerish Township, MI. CT.APP (2003).
Parking of motor vehicles and of boat trailers on such streets is hereby prohibited within 150 feet of the lakeshore.
While transient launching, embarking and debarking shall be permitted, there shall be no mooring of watercraft to such docks in such manner as to permit the watercraft to ride at anchor in violation of riparian rights of adjoining front lot owners.
Violators of this chapter shall be guilty of a municipal civil infraction as provided herein.[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 38, Municipal Civil Infractions.