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Town of Old Saybrook, CT
Middlesex County
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Table of Contents
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[Adopted 11-24-1980 by Ord. No. 19 of the 1980 Code]
The following rules and regulations shall govern the use of the waterfront facilities of the Town of Old Saybrook, and the use of the parking areas at the waterfront facilities:
A. 
There shall be no parking from 12:00 midnight to 5:00 a.m., at the designated parking areas in the immediate vicinity of all Town-owned waterfront facilities. In addition, all daytime parking in said areas shall be by permit only, and shall be limited to those vehicles displaying a current parking sticker, which shall be issued by the Harbor Management Commission. Parking stickers will be limited to residents and taxpayers of the Town of Old Saybrook, and to persons having a mooring at the North Cove mooring area, for the current boating season. Persons having moorings for the current boating season at North Cove will be limited to parking at the North Cove areas only.
B. 
Overnight parking for owners of vessels moored in the North Cove mooring area, members of their families and guests shall be permitted only at the parking areas of the Old Saybrook Junior High School. Parking stickers will not be required for parking in this area.
C. 
Parking in the areas designated "load zone" shall be limited to 15 minutes for the purposes of loading and unloading gear and supplies, and the picking up and discharging of passengers.
D. 
All items, including boats, oars, lobster pots, lines, etc., left within the areas owned by the Town of Old Saybrook and used as waterfront facilities, except those areas designated for such use, may be removed at the direction of the Harbor Management Commission, and the owner thereof may reclaim the same only upon payment of the expense involved in the removal and storage of said items.
E. 
All fishermen must withdraw lines when vessels are approaching Town docks, or underway from Town docks, and shall not interfere with normal vessel operation.
F. 
The Harbor Management Commission is hereby authorized to place such signs as it deems sufficient and necessary to warn users of the Old Saybrook waterfront facilities of the regulations contained herein.
G. 
Any person who violates any section of this article shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $100.
The following rules and regulations shall govern the use of the Ferry Road waterfront facilities of the Town of Old Saybrook and the use of the parking areas at those facilities:
A. 
All parking shall be by permit only and shall be limited to residents, to taxpayers, or to persons to whom boat slips have been assigned for the current season.
B. 
All parking must be in the designated parking areas only.
C. 
Access to the dock and to slips must be kept unobstructed at all times.
D. 
Vehicles in violation of parking regulations are subject to towing and storage at the owner's expense.
E. 
Fishing, lobstering, and boating gear and other equipment of whatever kind must be stored in the area designated for the purpose. Any equipment left on docks will be subject to removal without notice, and the owner thereof may reclaim the same only upon payment of the expense involved in the removal and storage of said items.
F. 
The face of the main dock shall be kept clear. Except for loading and unloading not to exceed one hour, this space is not available for dockage. It shall be available to transient craft or for safety during a storm. In such cases the time limit shall be 24 hours for transient craft, or the duration of the storm for those seeking safety. Vessels in violation are subject to removal and to storage at the owner's expense.
G. 
No modifications are to be made to any part of the dock, pilings, stonework, concrete, or blacktop. No pipes bars, metal posts, or other devices are to be driven or in any way attached to any part of any construction on Town property.
H. 
Fishermen and crabbers must withdraw lines when vessels are approaching and shall not interfere in any way with the operation of any vessel, nor with loading and unloading.
I. 
Fish are not to be cleaned or gutted on the dock or on other Town property.
J. 
All refuse must be placed in the refuse containers provided.
K. 
Any person who violates any of the above regulations shall be subject to arrest and to a fine not to exceed $100.
The following rules and regulations shall govern the use of the Sheffield Street waterfront facilities of the Town of Old Saybrook and the use of parking areas at those facilities:
A. 
All parking shall be by permit only and shall be limited to those vehicles displaying a current parking sticker, which shall be issued by the Harbor Management Commission. Parking stickers will be restricted to residents and taxpayers and to persons having a mooring at the North Cove mooring area for the current season.
B. 
From 12:00 midnight to 5:00 a.m. there shall be no parking at the Sheffield Street waterfront facilities in the street or on Town-owned waterfront property.
C. 
Overnight parking for owners of vessels moored in the North Cove mooring area and for members of their families and guests shall be permitted at the parking areas of the Old Saybrook Junior High School. Parking permits are not required for parking in this area.
D. 
Stopping in the loading zone shall be limited to 15 minutes for the purpose of loading and unloading gear and supplies, and the picking up and discharging of passengers.
E. 
Cars in violation of parking regulations are subject to towing at the owner's expense.
F. 
No alcoholic beverages are to be opened or consumed on the dock complex or on adjacent Town property, including parking areas.
G. 
Swimming from the dock and from adjacent Town property is prohibited at all times.
H. 
No boats are to be left unattended at the dock.
I. 
No boats are to remain at the dock for more than 20 minutes.
J. 
Dinghies and prams must be stored in racks at the owner's risk, not left on the ground, on floats, or on the dock.
K. 
No boats are to be left on Town property from November 1 to May 1.
L. 
Fishing and crabbing are prohibited at all times on the dock complex and on adjacent Town property.
M. 
No fish are to be cleaned or gutted on the dock or on other Town property.
N. 
No one shall interfere in any way with the operation of a vessel approaching or departing the dock, and no one shall permit himself/herself or his or her property to be an obstruction to such approaches or departures.
O. 
Access to the launching ramps must be kept clear and unobstructed at all times.
P. 
Activities associated with commercial fishing are not permitted on the dock complex or on this Town-owned waterfront property. The transporting of catch, equipment and bait through the area is prohibited.