Township of Wayne, NJ
Passaic County
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[HISTORY: 1988 Code §§ 53-1 - 53-8 adopted .as amended through December 31, 2013. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall operate any motorboat or powerboat upon any waters within or bounding the Township, whether driven by motor or engine built into such boat or by what is commonly termed and known as an "outboard" or "detachable motor," unless there is a muffler on the motor or engine to prevent loud or obnoxious noises. The muffler shall be used while the motor or engine is in operation.
No person shall operate any motorboat or powerboat upon any waters within or bounding the Township, propelled or driven by a motor or engine built in such boat, commonly known as an "inboard motor," of a horsepower greater than 10 horsepower, S.A.E. rating. This section shall not apply to boats used for police or municipal work.
No person shall operate any motorboat or powerboat upon waters within or bounding the Township, propelled or driven by a motor or engine commonly known as an "outboard" or "detachable motor," of a horsepower greater than 10 horsepower, O.B.C. rating. This section shall not apply to boats used for police or municipal work.
No person shall, while riding in any boat, canoe or raft upon any waters within or bounding the Township, make any loud or unnecessary noise or use any profane, indecent or obscene language or by any quarreling, shouting or otherwise disturb the public peace.
No person shall operate any motorboat or powerboat upon any waters within or bounding the Township at a speed exceeding 10 miles per hour.
A person may operate a motorboat or powerboat upon waters within or bounding the Township only during the following periods of each day:
A. 
From one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset on each weekday.
B. 
From 12:00 noon to one hour after sunset on Sundays.
A. 
No person shall operate any motorboat or boat propelled or driven by a motor or engine commonly known as an "outboard" or "detachable motor" upon those portions of the Ramapo River within the following described areas:
(1) 
Beginning at the northerly point of an island in the Ramapo River, said point beginning 110 feet, more or less, southwest from the southwesterly line of Lot 5, Block 624, as shown on the Tax Map of the Township, and from said beginning point running thence southeasterly along the northeasterly bank of said island, known as Lot 3, Block 616, as shown on the Tax Map of the Township, to the southerly tip of said island; thence southeasterly to the northerly tip of another island in the Ramapo River, known as Lot 2, Block 616; thence southeasterly and southerly along the easterly bank of said island to the southerly tip thereof; thence southerly to the northerly tip of another island in the Ramapo River, known as Lot 1, Block 616; thence southerly and southwesterly along the easterly and southerly bank of said island to the westerly tip thereof; thence westerly from the westerly tip of said island to a point in the feeder dam; thence, southwesterly along the feeder dam to the bank of the river; thence eastwardly and northwardly along the easterly bank of the Ramapo River and the westerly line of a 30-foot right-of-way of the Passaic County Park Commission running along the easterly bank of the same Ramapo River, said right-of-way formerly known as the old Morris Canal Tow Path, to a point where the easterly bank of the Ramapo River intersects the northwesterly line of Lot 5, Block 624 produced southwestwardly; thence southwestwardly 75 feet, more or less, to the northerly point of the first island mentioned, being known as Lot 3, Block 616, and the point and place of beginning.
(2) 
Beginning at the westerly boundary line of the Township of Wayne approximately in the center of the Ramapo River, being the point of the intersection of the center of said river and the northerly line of Lot 14, Block 626 prolonged westerly, and from said beginning point running thence southerly along the westerly boundary line of the Township of Wayne to the point of intersection of said line with the northerly line of Lot 5, Block 624 prolonged southwesterly; thence northeasterly along said prolongation of the northerly line of Lot 5, Block 624 to the easterly bank of the Ramapo River; thence northwesterly, northerly and northeasterly along the easterly bank of the Ramapo River to the point of intersection with the northerly line of Lot 14, Block 626; thence northwesterly along a westerly prolongation of the northerly line of said Lot 14, Block 626 to the westerly boundary line of the Township of Wayne.
B. 
No person shall operate any motorboat or boat propelled or driven by a motor or engine except within the normally existing channels or banks of rivers or other permanent bodies of water and no person shall operate such motorboat or motorboats on floodwaters outside the limits of said channels or banks except for the performance of emergency operations and except for the purpose of going to or from the property owned by the operator of said boat or with the consent of the owner of the property out of or to which the said boat is being driven or operated.
C. 
It shall be unlawful for any person, notwithstanding any speed limit fixed in this chapter for the normal operation of motorboats, to so operate a motorboat as to cause floodwaters to wash against buildings or structures or other property which may be damaged thereby.
See Chapter 1, Section 1-15, Violations and penalties.