[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Webster: Art. I, 4-2-1987. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Operation on Irondequoit Bay
This Article shall be known as the "Ordinance for the Regulation of Vessels on Irondequoit Bay."
In accordance with Subdivision 17 of § 130 of the Town Law, the following regulations are hereby adopted for that part of Irondequoit Bay located within the Town of Webster and within 1,500 feet of the shore.
As used in this Article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- The same as defined in the Navigation Law.
Every vessel shall be operated in a careful and prudent manner, in such a way as not to unreasonably interfere with or endanger any other vessel or person, but in no event shall a vessel be operated at a speed exceeding 25 miles per hour unless such vessel is being operated for the purpose of enabling a person engaged in waterskiing to be towed, in which case no such vessel shall be operated at a speed exceeding 35 miles per hour.
No vessel shall be operated within 200 feet of the shore, a dock, pier, raft or float or an anchored or moored vessel in a manner or at a speed that causes a wake that unreasonably interferes with or endangers such dock, pier, raft or float or an anchored or moored vessel, but in no event at a speed exceeding five miles per hour, unless for the purpose of enabling a person engaged in waterskiing to take off or land.
Any person who operates a vessel in violation of any of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a violation punishable to the same extent as a violation of § 45 of the Navigation Law.
The Clerk of the Town Board is hereby directed to submit a certified copy of this Article to the New York State Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
This Article shall become effective upon the written approval of the New York State Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation as provided by Paragraph (2) of Subdivision 17 of § 130 of the Town Law.