Town of Brookhaven, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Brookhaven 6-16-1987 by L.L. No. 7-1987; amended in its entirety 1-16-1990 by L.L. No. 3-1990, effective 1-19-1990. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 71-1 Damage to private property.

No person shall mar, destroy or remove any flowers, plants, shrubs, trees, buildings or structures within the Town of Brookhaven without authority of the owner thereof.

§ 71-2 Town-owned lands.

[Amended 1-24-2017 by L.L. No. 1-2017, effective 2-6-2017]
No person shall enter, intrude or trespass upon any lot or premises owned by or under the control of the Town Board, whether upland or land under water, for the purpose of occupying or using the same or of erecting, placing or using any building, structure or fence thereon or of removing or depositing any sand, stone, gravel, topsoil, tree, brush, shrub, or any other natural vegetation or other minerals therefrom without written authority from the Town Board; but nothing herein contained shall be deemed to prevent any resident of the Town of Brookhaven from using any Town park or waters for ordinary bathing, boating, fishing or other public recreational purposes.

§ 71-3 Entry to John Boyles Island, East Island, West Island, New Made Island and Carter's Island restricted.

A. 
No person shall enter upon John Boyles Island, East Island, West Island, New Made Island and Carter's Island between April 1 and August 15 of each year, except with the prior written permission of the Director of the Brookhaven Division of Environmental Protection or his duly authorized representative.
B. 
The Division of Environmental Protection of the Town of Brookhaven shall cause the posting of John Boyles Island, East Island, West Island, New Made Island and Carter's Island with signs forbidding entry upon them during the period of April 1 to August 15.

§ 71-4 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 4-16-2009 by L.L. No. 7-2009, effective 4-27-2009]
Any person violating this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $2,000 or by imprisonment, for a period not to exceed 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, for conviction of a first offense; and by a fine of not less than $1,000 nor more than $3,000 or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, for conviction of a second or subsequent offense.