[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Bethlehem as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Long Meadow Lake
Parents are required to provide direct supervision of their children under age 12 whenever said children are in the Long Meadow Lake and surrounding park area or to delegate such supervision to a person who is legally and physically capable.
No dogs, horses or other animals shall be permitted on the Town beach, picnic grove or in the lake. Guide dogs for sight- or hearing-impaired persons, dogs trained to assist mobility-impaired persons or dogs being used for law enforcement purposes shall be excluded from this section.
No boats shall be permitted in the designated Town swimming area.
[Amended 9-5-1996; 12-20-1999]
The swimming area maintained by the Town and the Town property surrounding the lake shall be closed to all use by the public from 9:30 p.m. until sunrise the next day, except that, during the fishing season, authorized persons may fish in the area until 12:00 midnight.
Except for personal flotation devices approved by the United States Coast Guard as lifesaving devices (life vests), flotation items, such as tubes, rafts, rings, kick boards and "swimmies" (arm band flotation devices), are prohibited from use in the Town beach swimming area as designated by the Parks and Recreation Commission. Exceptions apply when used under the direction of Red Cross or other sanctioned swimming instructors while conducting a Town-sanctioned class.
The use of soap, detergents or other washing materials is prohibited in the swimming area and on the beach and picnic area adjacent thereto.
Homeowner private docks may be no more than six feet wide by twenty feet in length. Private floating rafts are prohibited.
No watercraft shall travel in excess of 15 miles per hour.
Except for official use approved by the Board of Selectmen, the use of internal combustion engines on boats operated on Long Meadow Lake in the Town of Bethlehem is hereby prohibited.
In accordance with C.G.S. § 14-390, no person shall operate a snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle on the frozen surface of Long Meadow Lake or on Town-owned property adjacent to Long Meadow Lake, except between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and sunset.
Any person violating any section of this article shall be fined not more than $100.