[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Queensbury 6-18-2001 by L.L. No. 5-2001. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The parcel of land owned by the Town of Queensbury located between Glen Lake Road and the shore of Glen Lake and shown as parcel number 38-4-1 on the Town of Queensbury Tax Map (the "Glen Lake Boat Launch Site") includes approximately 50 feet of frontage on both Glen Lake and Glen Lake Road. However, due to topographical constraints, the actual usable footage at each location is only approximately 15 feet. In addition, the access point to Glen Lake Road is situated at the base of a hill on a blind curve which results in a very limited line of sight and sight distance which is sometimes further obscured by overgrown vegetation. As a result of these conditions, boat trailers can only be backed down the Boat Launch Site roadway and access to the site by boat trailers is unsafe for both motorists on Glen Lake Road and the trailer owners. The purpose of this chapter is to provide a convenient, safe area for launching of canoes and other small boats which are transported without the use of a boat trailer and to meet safety concerns to prevent trailer usage and access as detailed in Resolution No. 144 of 1991.
Boat access. The Glen Lake Boat Launch Site shall be used only for launching canoes and other small boats which are transported without the use of a boat trailer. No boat trailers shall be permitted to enter the Glen Lake Boat Launch Site for any purpose and the Town Director of Parks and Recreation shall place appropriate regulatory sign(s) at the Glen Lake Road access point to the site.
Parking. The Town Director of Parks and Recreation shall designate one handicapped parking space and two other parking spaces at the Glen Lake Boat Launch Site and shall place signs or other markings clearly indicating the location of these parking spaces. No vehicle shall be parked or left standing at the Glen Lake Boat Launch Site except within these designated parking spaces. Parking shall be permitted only between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Fencing; maintenance. The Town Director of Parks and Recreation is further authorized to erect such fencing and/or other structures as are deemed necessary to ensure appropriate use of the Glen Lake Boat Launch Site and to generally maintain and improve the area to facilitate the approved use of the site.
A violation of any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine not to exceed $25 for a first offense and $50 for each subsequent offense. In addition, the Town may institute any proper action, suit or proceeding to prevent, restrain, correct or abate any violation of this chapter.