Town of Saratoga, NY
Saratoga County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Saratoga 6-8-1992 by L.L. No. 2-1992. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The provisions of this chapter are intended to regulate the speed and operation of vessels while being operated or driven upon certain waters within the Town of Saratoga. This chapter is enacted in accordance with the provisions of Town Law § 130, Subdivision 17.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
VESSEL
Includes every description of a floating craft and other contrivance used on or capable of being used as a means of transportation in the water.
[Amended 3-14-1994 by L.L. No. 1-1994; 8-10-1998 by L.L. No. 2-1998]
No vessel shall be operated on any part of the following-described waterways as may be located within the Town of Saratoga in a manner or at a speed that causes a wake that unreasonably interferes with or endangers a dock, pier, raft, float, vessel or other property, or endangers the health, safety and welfare of any person, but in no event at a speed exceeding five miles per hour:
Beginning at a point on the eastern shore of Saratoga Lake, said point being more particularly described as North: 1, 112, 798, East: 662, 658; thence northeasterly along the eastern shore of Saratoga Lake and Fish Creek to a point, said point being more specifically defined as North 1,113,925 East: 664,550; thence northwesterly along an azimuth of 54 deg. 09 min. 580 feet more or less, to a point; said point being more specifically defined as North: 1,114,235, East: 664,115; thence southwesterly along the center line of Saratoga Lake and Fish Creek to a point more specifically described as North: 1,112,937, East: 662,178; thence generally easterly along an azimuth of 73 deg. 54 min. to the point or place of beginning (all coordinates refer to the New York State Plane Coordinate System, East Zone).
The provisions of § 175-3 above shall not apply to any of the following:
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An authorized agent of the federal, state or municipal government when operating a vessel necessary to carry out his or her official duty.
B. 
A vessel actually competing in a regatta or boat race authorized under § 34 of the Navigation Law of the State of New York.
It shall be the duty of any officer authorized to enforce the provisions of the Navigation Law to enforce the provisions of this chapter.
Any person who operates a vessel in violation of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation punishable to the same extent as a violation of § 45 of the Navigation Law of the State of New York.