[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Ridgefield as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 6-5-1974 as § 7-9 of the 1974 Code; amended 10-23-2002; 4-6-2005; 5-17-2006]
For the purposes of conserving the health of the inhabitants of the Town, preserving the waters of Lake Mamanasco, Pierrepont Lake and Great Pond, and eliminating unnecessary disturbances, the use of internal combustion engines, snowmobiles or any mechanical engine attached to any boat, canoe or other vehicle, except an electric-powered outboard motor on the waters of Lake Mamanasco, Pierrepont Lake or Great Pond, is prohibited.
Violations hereunder shall constitute an infraction pursuant to C.G.S. § 51-164p, as amended. Fines shall be in the amount of $60 for the first offense and $77 for each subsequent offense. Said fine amounts as may be levied may be adjusted without further municipal action so as to be in conformity with the State of Connecticut Mail in Violations and Infraction Schedule, as it may be amended from time to time.
Nothing in this article shall prevent the Police Department, because of the perceived nature of the offense, from proceeding not under the terms of this article but under the provisions of C.G.S. §§ 53a-181 and 53a-182, as they may be amended from time to time, which sections relate, generally, to breach of peace, etc.