Town of Queensbury, NY
Warren County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Queensbury as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Dock use — See Ch. 70.
Glen Lake Boat Launch Site — See Ch. 125.
Racing events — See Ch. 152, Art. I.
Recreational vehicles — See Ch. 168.
[Adopted 7-27-1972 by Ord. No. 33]
Pursuant to the provisions of § 130, Subdivision 17, of the Town Law of the State of New York, the Town of Queensbury hereby regulates the operation of pleasure boats in the waters within and bounding said Town, such regulation being necessitated by the marked increase in pleasure boating in said waters and the proportionate increase in dangers to others resulting therefrom.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
Includes any vessel propelled on water in any other manner than by hand.
Includes both inboard and outboard engines using gasoline or similar fuel.
Includes an individual, society, club, firm, partnership, corporation or association of persons, and the singular number shall include the plural number.
Embraces all water within the Town of Queensbury and all waters bounding said Town to a distance of 1,500 feet.
No person shall operate on any water any boat having a motor installed therein or attached thereto at a speed greater than five miles per hour within 100 feet from any shore, unless such vessel is being operated to bring water skiers to and from shore.[1]
Editor's Note: See also Art. II of this chapter.
[Amended 6-27-1978; 8-12-1980]
No person shall anchor or moor any boat within 200 feet of any private property, except in the case of an emergency or at the direction of any police officer or at the invitation of the owner or lessee of said property and, further, other than for the waters in Sandy Bay situate south of a straight line drawn from the northernmost point of Ripley Point (Cleverdale) to the northernmost point of Sheldon Point (Rockhurst), to which waters the following exception is not applicable, an additional exception is made from the provisions of this section when a boat is used for active engagement in fishing. This section is applicable to Lake George waters only.
[Amended 5-24-1991 by L.L. No. 6-1991]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this article shall be guilty of a violation, and any conviction thereof shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment in the Warren County Jail for not more than 15 days, or both.
[Adopted 7-27-1972 by Ord. No. 34]
No mechanically propelled vessel shall be operated at a speed exceeding five miles per hour on the waters of Lake George within the following described areas. The following areas are described in accordance with a chart entitled "Lake George 1970 Base Chart prepared for the State of New York Department of Conservation by Dickerson, Czerwinski and Marneck."
Sandy Bay: bounded on the east by the Rockhurst Peninsula, on the south by the shore of Lake George between the Rockhurst and Cleverdale Peninsulas, on the west by the Cleverdale Peninsula and on the by a line which runs due east to due west between two points identified as N 43.475644, W 73.41199 and N 43.475611, W 73.635924 and is 1,800 feet north of the southernmost point on the southern boundary of the area, which area is designated as a "restricted use zone" pursuant to 6 NYCRR 646-2.9(b)(1).
[Amended 8-11-1987; 5-24-1991 by L.L. No. 6-1991; 12-2-2013 by L.L. No. 5-2013]
Warner Bay: bounded northerly by a line 1,500 feet north of the south shore of Lake George in Warner Bay, easterly by the shore of Lake George, southerly by the south line of Lake George in Warner Bay and Route 9L and westerly by the shore of Lake George.
[Amended 5-24-1991 by L.L. No. 6-1991]
Assembly Point, Speaker Heck Island: bounded northerly by the south line of Town of Bolton, easterly by a line which is a projection south of the east division line between the Town of Bolton and Town of Queensbury, southerly by a line parallel with the northerly line and 600 feet south thereof as measured at right angles, westerly by the east line of Speaker Heck Island and east line of Long Island.
Harris Bay: bounded northwesterly by a line between the U8 obstruction buoy and black can buoy west of Happy Family Islands and bounded on the remaining sides by lines drawn between the U8 and the black can buoy to the nearest point on the shoreline and by the shoreline of Harris Bay.
Dunhams Bay: all the waters of Dunhams Bay lying southerly of a point beginning at the northwest corner of the lands of Barrie and Mark Handelman, being also the northwest corner of Tax Map Parcel 239.15-1-12; thence running north 54 degrees, 25 minutes and 28 seconds east, crossing said Dunhams Bay a distance of 1,464.00 feet more or less to a point in the easterly shore of Dunhams Bay at the northwest corner of the lands of Suzanne Mastro being Tax Map Parcel 239.16-1-23; thence running southerly, westerly and then northerly again along the shore of said Dunhams Bay, a distance of 8,192.00 feet more or less to the point and place of beginning, containing 68.3 acres of water to be the same more or less.
[Added 5-10-1973; amended 6-21-2004 by L.L. No. 5-2004]
Unnamed bay off Warner Bay: beginning at a point in the southerly shore of Lake George at the most northerly tip of land owned by David Vrooman Jr., and Joan Taylor, being some 760.00 feet more or less northerly of the northwest end of Westmore Road and also identified as 43 degrees, 28.37 minutes North latitude and 73 degrees, 37.77 minutes West longitude; running thence in a northerly direction crossing said lake, some 805.00 feet more or less to a point in the southerly shore of said Lake George on the westerly bounds of lands of Susan Weber and further identified as 43.00 degrees, 28.50 minutes North latitude and 73.00 degrees, 37.50 minutes West longitude; thence running easterly, southerly, westerly, northerly, northwesterly, northerly and northwesterly again along the shore as it winds and turns, to the point and place of beginning.
[Added 5-19-2003 by L.L. No. 2-2003]
[Amended 5-24-1991 by L.L. No. 6-1991]
An offense against any provision of this article is hereby declared to be a violation punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.