Village of Port Jefferson, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Port Jefferson 6-6-2016 by L.L. No. 4-2016. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Beaches — See Ch. 91.
Port Jefferson Harbor Complex Waterway — See Ch. 95.
Coastal erosion hazard areas — See Ch. 111.
Littering — See Ch. 169.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 181.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 215.
Trailers — See Ch. 235.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 245.
Zoning — See Ch. 250.

§ 246-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ABANDONED VESSEL
Includes any vessel, float, houseboat, raft, kayak, catamaran or buoy which remains unmoved in the same location at any public park, beach, dock, wharf, marina, bulkheading, berth or slip, when no specific permission has been granted by the Village of Port Jefferson, for a period of five consecutive days.

§ 246-2 Penalties for offenses.

Any person, association, partnership or corporation being the owner or custodian of an abandoned vessel as described in § 246-1 herein shall be deemed to have abandoned such vessel, unless the vessel shall have been reported as missing or stolen to the police within 48 hours after the owner or custodian knew or should have known that the vessel was missing or stolen. Such owner or custodian shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to the penalties provided in § 1-2 of the Code of the Village of Port Jefferson.

§ 246-3 Village to remove vessels.

Any abandoned vessel within the Village of Port Jefferson is hereby declared to be a public nuisance and shall be taken into custody by the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works of the Village of Port Jefferson or his designated agents. Said vessel shall be removed to such public storage place as shall be designated by the Superintendent for such purpose.

§ 246-4 Notice; disposition of vessels.

A. 
The Village Clerk shall post conspicuously, in at least three public places, notice that such vessel has been taken into custody and requesting the owner to redeem the same.
B. 
In the event that the owner's address is known, the Village Clerk shall notify the owner by certified mail, return receipt requested, that said abandoned vessel has been taken into custody and requesting the owner to redeem the same.
C. 
In the event that the owner shall fail or refuse to redeem such abandoned vessel within 30 days after such posting and mailing, then the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works shall cause the same to be sold as herein provided.

§ 246-5 Sale of unredeemed vessels.

The sale of any abandoned vessel shall be a public sale, upon notice of such sale being posted conspicuously in at least three public places within the Village of Port Jefferson not less than 10 days prior to the date of sale. The Board of Trustees may cause such additional publicity of such sale as in its discretion the Board shall deem necessary.

§ 246-6 Redemption by owner.

The owner of any abandoned vessel taken into custody hereunder may redeem the same upon the payment to the Village of Port Jefferson of all reasonable and necessary expenses incident to the removal, custody and storage of such vessel and upon presentation of proof of ownership satisfactory to the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works.

§ 246-7 Proceeds of sale.

The proceeds of any sale hereunder, less the reasonable and necessary charges and expenses incident to the removal, custody and sale of such abandoned vessel, shall be deemed abandoned property, subject to the provisions of the Abandoned Property Law.