Chapter 8.34


8.34.010    Purpose.

8.34.020    Definitions.

8.34.030    Rules and regulations.

8.34.035    Enforcement of moorage regulations.

8.34.040    Violation and penalty.

8.34.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to promote boating safety and enjoyment of all persons using the Lakeshore Marina (“Marina”) located in Don Morse Memorial Park at 619 W. Woodin, Chelan, Washington 98816. (Ord. 1038 § 1 (part), 1996).

8.34.020 Definitions.

A. “Watercraft” means “motor-driven boats and vessels” and “personal watercraft” as defined in RCW 88.12.010, as now exists or as may be hereafter amended. (Ord. 1038 § 1 (part), 1996).

8.34.030 Rules and regulations.

All persons using the Marina are subject to the following rules and regulations:

A. No-wake zone restrictions, as set forth in Section 8.32.130, as now exists or as may be hereafter amended, will be strictly enforced.

B. No person shall ride bicycles, skateboards or skates on foot ramps, floats or finger piers.

C. Watercraft users shall use adequate and appropriate bumpers and mooring lines pursuant to Section 8.32.040 (compliance with the U.S. Coast Guard regulations and rules) which is hereby adopted by this reference as if fully set forth, as now exists or as hereafter amended. Use of flotation devices as bumpers is prohibited.

D. Activities threatening the health and safety of Marina users as determined in the sole discretion of the Marina staff, such as but not limited to running and horseplay, are prohibited.

E. Consumption of alcohol or controlled substances on Marina property is prohibited by law and such prohibition shall be strictly enforced.

F. Loitering on ramps, piers and floats is prohibited.

G. All Marina watercraft users must be registered at the Marina office.

H. All Marina watercraft users, moored longer than one hour, must pay moorage fees, as established by resolution of the city council.

I. All Marina watercraft users must pay a launch fee, as established by resolution of the city council.

J. Moorage must be maintained in a safe area within the Marina, as designated by Marina staff.

K. All watercraft and moorage must be maintained in a safe and seaworthy manner in compliance with Section 8.32.040.

L. Swimming is prohibited within the boundaries of the Marina as designated between the uplake breakwater and Campbell’s Resort.

M. The vessel’s moorage and safety is the responsibility of the watercraft user. The city of Chelan shall not act as a bailee and is not responsible for the safety of vessels moored within the Marina.

N. All visitors and users of the Marina shall observe a quiet time between eleven p.m. and six a.m. Noise shall be kept at a minimal nondisruptive level within the sole discretion of the Marina staff. This shall include, but is not limited to, public disturbance noises as set forth in Chapter 8.31, which is hereby adopted by this reference as if fully set forth, as now exists or as hereafter amended; provided, that such volume of public disturbance noises as defined in Section 8.31.020 shall be that which can be clearly heard by a person of normal hearing at a distance of five feet or more from the source of the sound.

O. Owners shall park in designated areas only. It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle on the launch ramp, turnaround or access road located within the Marina pursuant to Section 10.36.100.

P. All Marina moorage users shall check out at or before one p.m. If a user arrives after hours, he/she shall secure the watercraft to a float on either side of the launch ramp and check moorage availability when the Marina office opens.

Q. Seasonal moorage shall be restricted to watercraft no greater than thirty-two feet in length overall. (Ord. 1407 § 1, 2010: Ord. 1211 § 1, 2001; Ord. 1038 § 1 (part), 1996).

8.34.035 Enforcement of moorage regulations.

A. Issuance of Notices of Infraction. The regulations in Section 8.34.030, relating to length of time a watercraft may be moored at the Marina, shall be enforced by the director of parks and recreation or his delegee, through the issuance of notices of infraction consistent in form and practice as relates to the enforcement of parking regulations for the city under Chapter 2.72.

B. Authority. The authority of the director of parks and recreation, or their delegee, is limited to the issuance of notices of violation, and they shall not have the authority to arrest, nor to effect an impoundment of watercraft, except by referral to law enforcement personnel of the city having such authority to arrest or impound. Said delegee is not a uniformed law enforcement officer as defined in, or for the purpose of, Chapter 41.26 RCW, or pertinent provisions of the Chelan Municipal Code; but is a non-civil-service city employee performing a special limited function consistent with the meaning and intent of this section. (Ord. 1407 § 2, 2010).

8.34.040 Violation and penalty.

Conduct prohibited by this chapter shall be unlawful and shall constitute a misdemeanor, except for violations of the regulations regarding the length of time a watercraft may be moored, which shall be an infraction, subject to the provisions of Section 8.34.035. (Ord. 1407 § 3, 2010: Ord. 1038 § 1 (part), 1996).