[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of New Castle 4-13-1971 by L.L. No. 2-1971. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Watercourse Protection Law of the Town of New Castle."
It is declared to be the public policy of the Town of New Castle that the public interest requires the preservation and protection of the streams, lakes, ponds, swamps, marshes and other watercourses in the Town of New Castle and the protection of lands adjoining the same for the purpose of protecting the Town of New Castle against the detrimental use of such watercourses and to conserve the watershed area of the town and to prevent the contamination and pollution of same, all for the health, safety and welfare of the public.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any individual, firm or corporation.
- The Town of New Castle, a municipal corporation organized and existing under and pursuant to the laws of the State of New York.
- All streams, lakes, ponds, swamps, marshes and other bodies of water in the Town of New Castle.
Word usage. "Shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
No person shall cause or permit the discharge of sewage, wastes or other pollutants, cleaning, flushing or filling, spraying or other similar equipment in any watercourse in the Town of New Castle.
[Amended 6-25-1974 by L.L. No. 6-1974]
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine not to exceed $250 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each act committed in violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed a separate offense.
This chapter shall be enforced by the enforcing officers of the Town of New Castle.