Chapter 12.44
SPECIAL REGULATIONS -- CERTAIN LAKES

Sections:

12.44.010    Special regulations establishment.

12.44.020    Water-skiing regulations -- Lake Roesiger, Flowing Lake, Lake Shoecraft.

12.44.030    Water-skiing and personal watercraft regulations--Lake Roesiger, Flowing Lake, Lake Shoecraft.

12.44.040    Community water-ski association.

12.44.010 Special regulations establishment.

Special regulations for permitting a specific water use activity, establishment of course or limitation of hours of operation may be enacted by presentation to the county of a plan for implementation of such regulations including establishment and maintenance of floats, buoys, safety patrols and other measures to permit the activity without undue restriction on other permitted water uses and without undue demand on the comfort, repose and safety of other water and shoreline users. Such regulations may include the establishment of courses, hours of operation, buoy establishment and maintenance, and safety patrol requirements for race type boat operation and testing on the following lakes:

Name

Acreage

Location

Lake Stevens

1021.1

08 29 06

Lake Goodwin

546.8

33 31 04

Such regulations may include the establishment of courses, hours of operation, buoy establishment and maintenance for permission of water-skiing in the following lakes:

Name

Acreage

Location

Lake Roesiger

352.2

28 29 07

Flowing Lake

134.8

02 28 06

Shoecraft

136.8

33 31 04

(Res. adopted June 30, 1975).

12.44.020 Water-skiing regulations -- Lake Roesiger, Flowing Lake, Lake Shoecraft.

(1) Water-skiing is permitted on Lake Roesiger, Flowing Lake, or Lake Shoecraft only if the following conditions are met with respect to the lake:

(a) a community water-skiing association is formed and continues to operate under the terms described in SCC 12.44.040;

(b) a current water-ski course map identifying the location of all water-ski course buoys and anchoring devices is approved by and on file with the sheriff’s office and the department of parks and recreation;

(c) all water-ski course buoys and anchoring devices are in sound condition and in place in the approximate locations shown on the current course map on file with the sheriff’s office and the department of parks and recreation.

(2) The sheriff or the parks director may close Lake Roesiger, Flowing Lake, or Lake Shoecraft to water-skiing and reduce the speed limit to eight miles per hour if, at any time:

(a) any of the conditions stated in subsection (1) are not met;

(b) any safety buoy is missing, damaged or out of position; or

(c) any conditions exists within a designated water-ski course area that is known and believed to create a hazardous condition.

(Added Ord. 99-098, § 18, Dec. 8, 1999, Eff date Dec. 20, 1999).

12.44.030 Water-skiing and personal watercraft regulations--Lake Roesiger, Flowing Lake, Lake Shoecraft.

Water-skiing and use of personal watercraft on Lake Roesiger, Flowing Lake, and Lake Shoecraft is subject to the following regulations:

(1) No person may water-ski during hours of darkness or at times other than:

(a) Lake Roesiger--10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day from May 25 to September 25 of each year.

(b) Flowing Lake--10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day from May 25 to September 25 of each year.

(c) Lake Shoecraft--9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. each day from April 1 to September 30, and 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day from October 1 to March 31.

(2) No person may water-ski or tow a water-skier outside of a water-ski course area.

(3) No person may water-ski or tow a water-skier when any course buoy, anchoring device, or other safety buoy is missing, damaged or out of position.

(4) A person operating a vessel in excess of eight miles per hour shall operate the vessel in a counterclockwise pattern and shall keep the vessel at least 200 feet from any and all shorelines and 100 feet from other vessels and swimmers.

(5) All persons in motorboats towing water-skiers shall remain seated.

(6) No person may operate a vessel in excess of eight miles per hour in or upon what is known as the "Middle Lake" of Lake Roesiger.

(7) No person may operate a personal watercraft on Lake Shoecraft except between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

(8) No person may operate a personal watercraft on Flowing Lake except between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

(Added Ord. 99-098, § 19, Dec. 8, 1999, Eff date Dec. 20, 1999; Amended Ord 01-030, May 2, 2001, Eff date May 13, 2001).

12.44.040 Community water-ski association.

(1) An association is considered a community water-skiing association for purposes of this chapter only if it:

(a) opens membership to all persons interested in water-skiing;

(b) holds three annual meetings open to members and the general public;

(c) adopts by-laws;

(d) annually elects officers;

(e) forms and maintains active committees in the areas of boating and water safety, water-ski course repair and maintenance, and community relations;

(f) submits written minutes of all meetings to the department of parks and recreation: and

(g) submits an annual roster of elected officers and members to the sheriff’s office and the department of parks and recreation.

(2) A community water-skiing association is responsible for and is required to:

(a) create, adopt, and update a water-skiing plan for a lake;

(b) design a water-ski course with buoys and anchoring devices;

(c) create and submit to the sheriff’s office and the department of parks and recreation for approval a current map of the water-ski course that identifies the location of all buoys and anchoring devices;

(d) purchase, install, repair, and maintain all buoys and anchoring devices on the water-ski course in the approximate locations identified on the current course map.

(Added Ord. 99-098, § 20, Dec. 8, 1999, Eff date Dec. 20, 1999).