Town of Monroe, NY
Orange County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Monroe 8-1-1977 by Local Law No. 4, 1977. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 32-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
LAKEFRONT LANDS
Any applicable parcel of land giving access to Walton Lake, Round Island Lake or any other water body in the town, acquired by the Town of Monroe for purposes of affording recreation to its residents.
PERSON
Any person, firm, partnership, corporation, association or legal representative, acting individually or jointly.
RESIDENT OF THE TOWN OF MONROE
Any person, whether or not he is over the age of 18 years, who maintains or occupies a fixed, permanent and principal home in the Town of Monroe, including the Village of Monroe and the Village of Kiryas Joel and so much of the Village of Harriman that lies in the Town of Monroe, and to which he, wherever temporarily located, always intends to return.

§ 32-2 Applicability.

This chapter shall apply to all the following parcels of land including the lands beneath the surface of the waters of the respective lakes or water bodies, if any, acquired by the Town of Monroe for the purpose of affording recreation to its residents.
A. 
A one-acre (plus or minus) parcel on Round Island Lake commonly known as the "Hall's Pavilion Site" or the "Outlet Lot" described in a deed to the Town of Monroe, recorded in the Orange County Clerk's office in Liber 2063 of Deeds at page 72.
B. 
A one-and-five-tenths-acre (plus or minus) parcel of land fronting the southeast side of Walton Lake designated in a deed to the Town of Monroe, recorded in the Orange County Clerk's office in Liber 2062 of Deeds at page 862.

§ 32-3 Persons entitled to use lands.

A. 
Only those persons who are residents of the Town of Monroe shall be entitled to use lakefront lands.
B. 
Any such resident of the Town of Monroe shall be entitled to have two nonresident guests use lakefront lands, provided that the guests are in the company of a resident.
C. 
No one under the age of eleven years shall be entitled to use lakefront lands unless he or she is in the company of a parent or guardian or adult companion who is himself over the age of 18 years.

§ 32-4 Permitted activities.

The following activities shall be permitted at lakefront lands:
A. 
Use of a nonmotorized (except electric powered) boat at least 10 feet in overall length, including the launching and withdrawal of such boats from the lake waters.
B. 
Fishing, including ice fishing, when otherwise permitted by law.
C. 
Picnicking at designated areas only, including the use of camp stoves for cooking.
D. 
Any activity permitted by special permit of the Town Board after written application therefor and then only upon such reasonable terms and conditions as the Town Board may impose including posting of financial security and the purchase of appropriate insurance coverage.

§ 32-5 Prohibited activities.

Any activity that is not specifically permitted at lakefront lands by this chapter shall be prohibited. The following is a list of prohibited activities that is not intended to be exclusive. No person shall undertake such use at any lakefront lands.
A. 
Swimming, wading or bathing.
B. 
Ice skating.
C. 
Cooking by means of or the maintenance of campfires or bonfires.
D. 
Overnight camping.
E. 
Discharge of fireworks or firearms.
F. 
Consumption of all alcoholic beverages, except beer.
G. 
Picnicking in areas not designated for such use.
H. 
Littering.
I. 
Selling, peddling or hawking any food, beverages or wares.

§ 32-6 Parking.

A. 
Parking of motor vehicles owned and/or operated by residents of the town shall be permitted at the Hall's Pavilion site on Round Island Lake only and then only in such areas and by such means as the Town Superintendent of Highways shall from time to time approve. No other vehicles shall be permitted to park at lakefront lands.
B. 
The Town Superintendent of Highways shall designate an appropriate site at the Hall's Pavilion site for launching and withdrawal of boats from the waters of the lake, which site shall not be used for motor vehicle parking.

§ 32-7 Manner of personal conduct.

No person using lakefront lands shall:
A. 
Cause the same to be littered by debris, garbage, refuse, bottles, cans or abandoned articles of personal property.
B. 
Deface any property or place posters or placards or stickers thereon.
C. 
Engage in fighting or in violent, tumultuous or threatening behavior.
D. 
Make unreasonable noise.
E. 
Use abusive or obscene language or make obscene gestures.
F. 
Obstruct vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
G. 
Congregate with other persons and refuse to comply with a lawful order of law enforcement officers to disperse.
H. 
Create or cause to be created a hazardous or physically offensive condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose.

§ 32-8 Exceptions.

Nothing contained herein shall act to deprive or limit the right of those owners of land in the Monroe Hill Estates subdivision on the southerly side of School Road from utilizing the waters of Walton Lake for such recreation purposes as they may now be entitled to by virtue of specific rights accorded to them by deed and conveyance from Monroe Hill Estates, Inc., and/or Tabacorp, Inc., or their successors.

§ 32-9 Penalties for offenses.

A. 
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of an offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to a fine of not more than $250 or to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 15 days, or both, and each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.
B. 
In addition thereto, the Town Superintendent of Highways is hereby authorized to remove and store any vehicle parked at lakefront lands in violation of this chapter or of any rule promulgated by him hereunder. The Town Superintendent of Highways shall not release any such vehicle so removed until the cost to the town, as certified by the Superintendent, of removal, including towing, and storage charges shall have been paid in full to the Town Clerk by cash, money order or certified check.