Town of Bethlehem, CT
Litchfield County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Bethlehem as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Long Meadow Lake Management Committee — See Ch. 10, Art. VIII.
Parks, beaches and recreational facilities — See Ch. 98, Art. II.
[Adopted 3-14-1995]

§ 93-1 Supervision of children. [1]

Parents are required to provide direct supervision of their children under age 12 whenever said children are in the Long Meadow Lake and surrounding park area or to delegate such supervision to a person who is legally and physically capable.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 93-2 Animals prohibited; exception. [1]

No dogs, horses or other animals shall be permitted on the Town beach, picnic grove or in the lake. Guide dogs for sight- or hearing-impaired persons, dogs trained to assist mobility-impaired persons or dogs being used for law enforcement purposes shall be excluded from this section.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 93-3 Boats in swimming area.

No boats shall be permitted in the designated Town swimming area.

§ 93-4 Swimming area hours; fishing.

[Amended 9-5-1996; 12-20-1999]
The swimming area maintained by the Town and the Town property surrounding the lake shall be closed to all use by the public from 9:30 p.m. until sunrise the next day, except that, during the fishing season, authorized persons may fish in the area until 12:00 midnight.

§ 93-5 Flotation devices in swimming area prohibited; exception. [1]

Except for personal flotation devices approved by the United States Coast Guard as lifesaving devices (life vests), flotation items, such as tubes, rafts, rings, kick boards and "swimmies" (arm band flotation devices), are prohibited from use in the Town beach swimming area as designated by the Parks and Recreation Commission. Exceptions apply when used under the direction of Red Cross or other sanctioned swimming instructors while conducting a Town-sanctioned class.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 93-6 Use of soap and other washing materials.

The use of soap, detergents or other washing materials is prohibited in the swimming area and on the beach and picnic area adjacent thereto.

§ 93-7 Docks and floating rafts. [1]

Homeowner private docks may be no more than six feet wide by twenty feet in length. Private floating rafts are prohibited.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 93-8 Watercraft speed limit.

No watercraft shall travel in excess of 15 miles per hour.

§ 93-9 Use of boats with internal combustion engines.

Except for official use approved by the Board of Selectmen, the use of internal combustion engines on boats operated on Long Meadow Lake in the Town of Bethlehem is hereby prohibited.

§ 93-10 Use of snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles.

[Amended 12-20-1999[1]]
In accordance with C.G.S. § 14-390, no person shall operate a snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle on the frozen surface of Long Meadow Lake or on Town-owned property adjacent to Long Meadow Lake, except between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and sunset.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 93-11 Penalties for offenses.

Any person violating any section of this article shall be fined not more than $100.