Village of Mamaroneck, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Mamaroneck 9-11-1972, effective 9-27-1972. Sections 316-2 and 316-4 amended and § 316-8 added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. (This ordinance adopted 9-11-1972 was included as Sec. 6 of Ch. 4 of the Unified Code of Ordinances.) Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Noise — See Ch. 254.
Prohibition of unauthorized use of firearms — See § 268-1.
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit trapshooting in the village; provided, however, that trapshooting shall not be permitted unless the person or persons at whose premises such trapshooting shall be carried on shall have applied to the Manager of the Village of Mamaroneck for a permit to allow trapshooting on said premises.
[Amended 3-23-1987 by L.L. No. 5-1987, effective 4-2-1987]
Said application shall be made in writing and shall be accompanied by a fee as set forth in Chapter A347, Fees. The Manager shall refer said written application to the Chief of Police, who shall inspect the premises at which such trapshooting is proposed to be conducted, and he shall report to the Manager whether or not, in his opinion, it will be safe to conduct trapshooting at such premises, and he shall recommend such terms and conditions for the granting of a permit as, in his opinion and discretion, may be deemed advisable for the protection and safety of the general public. Applications for permits shall be processed and notification given to the applicant within thirty (30) days after the application has been received.
In making his inspection and in submitting his report and recommendation, the Chief of Police shall take into consideration the following conditions:
A. 
Trapshooting shall be prohibited except on Thursdays and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
B. 
Trapshooting shall take place only over open waters of Long Island Sound.
C. 
Area to be used for trapshooting shall be:
(1) 
Acoustically baffled and soundproofed so that the sounds of shooting shall be projected out into the waters of Long Island Sound.
(2) 
Designed in a manner appropriate for the area.
D. 
Arrangements have been made by the licensee to remove expended shells and other debris immediately after each trapshooting session.
[Amended 3-23-1987 by L.L. No. 5-1987, effective 4-2-1987]
If it shall appear from such report that trapshooting at the premises of the applicant is not dangerous and the applicant has made suitable arrangements to comply with the conditions set forth in § 316-3 hereof, the Manager shall authorize the Village Clerk to issue a permit for such trapshooting to such applicant. Such permit shall set forth the conditions specified in § 316-3 hereof. If the application for a permit is denied, said sum as set forth in Chapter A347, Fees, shall be returned to the applicant.
The period of each permit shall extend from October 15 to March 31, and each permit, unless renewed upon application of the owner of the premises, shall be null and void upon such date of expiration.
The Chief of Police shall have the power, at all times, to inspect premises at which trapshooting is conducted, and such provision shall be incorporated in each permit. In the event that the Chief of Police shall report to the Village Manager at any time that, by reason of any changing conditions, it would be dangerous to continue trapshooting at the premises authorized under a permit or that the conditions set forth in § 316-3 hereof are not being complied with, the Village Manager shall suspend or revoke such permit. Such reservation of the right to suspend or revoke shall also be incorporated in the language of each permit.
Nothing herein contained shall be construed to render the Village Manager or any other officer or employee of the village liable for any damages sustained by persons or property as a result of such trapshooting.
[Added 3-23-1987 by L.L. No. 5-1987, effective 4-2-1987]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable, upon conviction thereof, by a fine not exceeding two hundred fifty dollars ($250.) or imprisonment not exceeding fifteen (15) days, or both.