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8-4 Regulating Boating on Crystal Lake

Section 1.  Speed limit on Crystal Lake. No person shall operate a motor boat at a rate of speed greater than is reasonable having regard to conditions and circumstances such as the closeness of shore and shore installations, anchored or moored vessels in the vicinity, vessel traffic and water use.

 

From sunset to sunrise no motor boat shall be driven more than six (6) miles per hour, and further provided that no motor boat shall be driven more than six (6) miles per hour before the hour of 9:00 A.M. on Saturdays and Sundays.

 

Section 2.   Prohibitions. Jet-ski type boats shall be prohibited on Crystal lake.

 

Section 3.   Boat Travel. All vessels towing a water skier on Crystal Lake are to proceed and operate in a counter-clockwise direction.

 

Section 4.   Water Skiers. The maximum number of water skiers to be towed by a motor boat is two (2) at any one time. Towing more than Two (2) skiers shall be regarded as a special event requiring a chase boat and notification of the Constable on duty that the special event is going to take place.

 

Section 5.   Kite Skiing. Kite skiing shall be regarded as a special event requiring a chase boat and notification of the Constable that the special event is going to take place.

 

Section 6.   Penalties. Any person who violates any provisions of this ordinance shall be fined not less than $50.00 nor more than $90.00.

 

Section 7.   Effective date. This ordinance shall become effective fifteen (15) days following publication, in accordance with Section 7-159 of the Connecticut General Statutes.

 

Section 8.   Notification. This ordinance is to be posted at the launching area at Crystal Lake for all to heed as it will be enforced.

 

Date Recorded: March 22, 1984

 

 



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