Town of Wells, ME
York County
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[Adopted 8-22-1967 by the Board of Selectmen]

§ 86-1 Dogs. [1]

[Amended 9-21-1993; 4-14-2000]
A. 
Between April 1 and June 15, dogs are not permitted within the beach areas unless on a leash and under charge of a responsible person. From June 16 through September 15, dogs are not permitted within beach areas between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. From 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m., dogs are permitted within beach areas only when on a leash and under charge of a responsible person. Exceptions: This section does not apply to dogs on the property of their owner or on another property with the owner's permission, to Seeing Eye dogs or other dogs assisting an individual with a disability or to working police dogs.
[Amended 4-7-2001]
B. 
It shall be a violation of this article for any person who owns, possesses or controls a dog to fail to remove and dispose of any feces left by his/her dog at the Harbor Park, on any public beach, beach access point, beach area road or anywhere within the boundaries of the estuary as depicted on the map prepared by the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve on December 16, 1999. Exception: licensed hunters actively engaged in duck hunting with a dog.
(1) 
For the purposes of this section, disposal shall be accomplished by transporting such feces to an appropriate waste receptacle.
(2) 
This section shall not apply to working police dogs while on duty or to a dog accompanying any handicapped person who, by reason of his/her handicap, is physically unable to comply with the requirements of this section.
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 80, Animals.

§ 86-2 Horses and other large domesticated animals.

[Added 4-14-2000; amended 9-20-2016]
A. 
Horses, ponies, llamas, vicunas, alpacas and other large domesticated animals are not permitted within the beach areas between April 1 and October 1.
B. 
It shall be a violation of this article for any person who owns, possesses or controls a horse or other large domesticated animals to fail to remove and dispose of any feces left by his/her horse or large domesticated animal at the Harbor Park, on any public beach, beach access point, beach area road, or Wells Harbor, including parking lots.
(1) 
For the purposes of this section, disposal shall be accomplished by transporting such feces to an appropriate nonmunicipal waste receptacle.

§ 86-3 Litter.

Papers, bottles, cans or other refuse must not be left within the beach areas unless deposited in receptacles provided for that purpose.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 142-3, Hunting and firearms, which immediately followed this section, was deleted at time of adoption of Code 11-7-2000 (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.).

§ 86-4 Golf.

Any phase of golf shall not be played on the beaches from March 1 to November 1.

§ 86-5 Smoking.

[Added 10-18-2016[1]]
A. 
Smoking is not permitted on any beach in the Town of Wells.
B. 
For the purposes of this section, the term "smoking" includes carrying or having in one's possession a lighted or heated cigarette, cigar or pipe or a lighted or heated tobacco or plant product intended for human consumption through inhalation, whether natural or synthetic, in any manner or in any form. "Smoking" includes the use of an electronic smoking device.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also renumbered former § 86-5, Violations and penalties.

§ 86-5.1 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 11-7-2000]
Any person who violates this article commits a civil violation and shall be subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $20 for each violation.