[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Island Park 9-18-1958 by Ord. No. 300. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Beaches, parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 166.
The following rules and regulations shall apply to all waters or waterways within or adjacent to the Village of Island Park or subject to its jurisdiction, except when prohibited by the laws of the United States, and except the channel system under the supervision of the Long Island State Park Commission.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- BOAT or VESSEL
- Includes every description of watercraft or other contrivance used on or capable of being used as a means of transportation in water and in air.
- CHANNEL SYSTEM
- Main channels, cross channels connecting with them, basins and dock or bathing areas.
- Shall include the person under whose name the vessel was
last registered with the United States Coast Guard or the State of
New York, if requiring registration, and in any other case the last
known owner.[Amended 10-15-1959]
All provisions of the Navigation Law of this state, of the inland rules enacted by Congress and governing the navigation of the inland waters of the United States and of the Pilot Rules for United States inland waters, applicable to the channel systems relative to the rules for vessels passing each other, as to lights on vessels and other matters consistent with the proper use of the channel systems shall be complied with by all vessels navigating said systems.
Discharging of toilets or dumping of oil, refuse, garbage or waste in channel systems is prohibited.
Every person operating a boat shall at all times operate the same in a careful and prudent manner and at such a rate of speed as not to disturb the reasonable comfort or endanger the property of another or the life or limb of any person, or so as not to interfere with the free and proper use of the waters of the channel.
Throwing up a wake, which is dangerous to life or limb of a person, boats or other property, is also prohibited by this chapter.
No boat shall be operated at a greater speed than four miles per hour in areas designated as a boat basin, anchorage, bathing area or any such areas in which speed limit signs are posted. The term "speed" shall mean the speed of a boat as measured in slack water in statute miles.
Water skiing, aquaplaning or similar sports are hereby prohibited in any four-miles-per-hour speed zone and in any areas designated as a boat basin, anchorage or bathing area.
The racing of power-driven boats of any type is prohibited unless written permission shall have been received from the Village Board. The application therefor shall state the time and place of the proposed race or races, the types of boats participating therein and the type and kind of race to be conducted.
The Police Department of the County of Nassau is hereby empowered to enforce the provisions of this chapter, and every person in charge of the vessel navigating or using the waterways of the Village of Island Park shall at all times obey the lawful orders of the members of such Police Department. Such patrolmen shall have the right to stop any vessel navigating or using the waterways of the Village of Island Park for the purpose of enforcing this chapter.
Any person committing an offense against this article shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for a period not exceeding 15 days for each offense, or by both such fine and imprisonment.