Town of Smithfield, RI
Providence County
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[Adopted 6-22-1982 (Ch. 6, Art. III, of the 1985 Code of Ordinances)]
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context indicates a different meaning:
POND WARDENS
The wardens at Georgiaville Pond, who are appointed by the Town Council with limited constable powers relating to the enforcement of this article and who are fully supported by the Smithfield Police Department.
RESIDENT-OWNED MOTORBOAT
Includes any boat with either an inboard or an outboard motor which is powered by gasoline or any other fuel and which is owned by a Smithfield resident.
This article, relating to the operation of resident-owned motorboats and to the sport of water skiing upon the waters of Georgiaville Pond, is adopted for the purpose of promoting the general health, safety and welfare of the Town.
[Amended 12-2-1986; 5-5-1999]
A. 
All motorboats operating at Georgiaville Pond must be registered at the Smithfield Recreation Department where boat stickers will be issued in accordance with Code Chapter 263, Parks and Recreation Areas, Article II, Georgiaville Beach. The stickers must be conspicuously posted on the starboard side of the stern of the motorboat.
B. 
Motorboat operation and/or water skiing closer than 100 feet in a parallel line to the shore is prohibited. Water skiing at Georgiaville Pond will be confined to the area between the marker buoy indicating "Restricted Area" and the marker buoy indicating "Controlled Area."
C. 
Powerboat operation and water skiing are limited to the hours between 1/2 hour before sunrise and 1/2 hour after sunset or 9:00 p.m. whichever shall occur first.
D. 
Every person while operating a powerboat shall slow to a speed not exceeding five miles per hour when passing other boats which are not propelled by mechanical means.
E. 
Boat operators shall obey lawful directions given to them by any police officer, constable or pond warden of the Town in enforcement of the provisions of this article and shall immediately, upon being instructed by any police officer, constable or pond warden, desist from any excessive speeding or other reckless practices.
Vehicular parking is prohibited in front of the gateways which are posted as "tow zones."
[Added 12-2-1986]
It shall be a violation of this section for any person, other than a duly appointed enforcement officer of the Town of Smithfield, to be present upon town-owned property abutting Georgiaville Pond including its beach area and islands or to be in or upon the waters of Georgiaville Pond itself between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 1/2 hour before sunrise.