Village of Alexandria Bay, NY
Jefferson County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Alexandria Bay 5-9-1989 by L.L. No. 1-1989. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is the intent of these regulations to provide the maximum use of the Village of Alexandria Bay docks by the general public and to accommodate the reasonable and legitimate requirements of commercial water-related enterprises.
These regulations apply to all public docks owned by the Village of Alexandria Bay.
These regulations shall be in effect and enforced from January 1 to December 31 of every year.
[Amended 12-14-1993 by L.L. No. 3-1993; 4-24-2001 by L.L. No. 3-2001; 4-9-2002 by L.L. No. 3-2002; 6-8-2010 by L.L. No. 1-2010]
Private watercrafts may dock at the Upper James Street Dock and Lower James Street Dock between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. for up to four hours for free. Boats shall be tagged on arrival to show the time when free parking expires. When required to pay dock fees between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., the fees shall be $1 per hour for watercraft up to 26 feet in length and $1.50 per hour for watercraft over 26 feet in length. From 9:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. the overnight fees will be $1.50 per foot for all watercraft. All fees shall be payable in advance. Village dock fees shall be in effect from Friday of Victoria Day weekend through Monday of Labor Day weekend. The Village Board may change these fees by resolution. Rafters will be permitted to allow only one watercraft to raft off another watercraft.
Commercial water-related enterprises, which include fishing guides, marina operators and excursion and tour boats based in or near the Village of Alexandria Bay, may dock at any public dock, except the Scenic View Park Dock, for the purpose of boarding and discharging passengers between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. and between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. for a period not to exceed one hour.
[Amended 12-14-1993 by L.L. No. 3-1993]
A. 
Scenic View Park Dock is limited to fishing and the occasional use by overnight excursion boats not based on or near the Village of Alexandria Bay with permission of the Board of Trustees or its designee, upon written request made 48 hours in advance of such use.
B. 
Parking is prohibited at the Village Boat Launch Docks on Maiden Lane and Crossmon Street except while launching and removing boats.
C. 
Overnight docking is prohibited on all floating docks.
[Added 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 3-1995]
[Added 4-24-2001 by L.L. No. 3-2001]
Any owners of real estate on islands within the Village limit shall be allowed one docking permit for each parcel owned on any island within the Village limits. This parking permit shall allow these islandowners free dockage at any public dock in the Village far a period of four hours. The Bethune Street dock shall be specifically reserved for permit parking only. Permits may be obtained from the Village Clerk each year. Such permits must be conspicuously displayed on any water craft docking at the Village docks pursuant to this permit.
Upon written application for special use of Village docks in deviation from these regulations, the Board of Trustees may permit such use upon such terms and conditions as it may require.
The owner and operator of any watercraft using the Village docks shall be liable for any injury to persons or damage to property, including the docks, arising in any manner from the use of said docks. The use of Village docks is at the sole risk of the owner and operator of such watercraft, and the Village of Alexandria Bay does not warrant or assume liability for the condition of said docks for such use.
These regulations shall be posted at each Village dock.
A. 
The Village police, dockmaster and meter maid are hereby authorized to enforce this chapter.
B. 
Violation of Subsections A and B of § 60-6 hereof shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $250 per violation. A violation of Subsection C of § 60-6 shall be punishable by a fine of $50 per violation; provided however, that if such fine is not paid within 10 days, an additional $15 may be added and, if not paid within 30 days, an additional $35 may be added to the fine. A violation of any other provision of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine of $5 for the first violation, $25 for the second violation, $50 for the third violation and $250 for each subsequent violation in any calendar year.
[Amended 2-14-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995; 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 3-1995]
C. 
A violation of § 60-4, docking between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. and rafting, shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $15 per violation. A penalty sum of $10 shall be added after 10 days unpaid, and an additional penalty sum of $15 shall be added after 30 days unpaid. A violation of overnight docking shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $50 per violation, and an additional penalty sum of $15 shall be added after 10 days unpaid. An additional penalty of $15 shall be added after 30 days unpaid.
[Added 2-14-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995; amended 6-9-1998 by L.L. No. 3-1998; 4-24-2001 by L.L. No. 3-2001]