§ 54.13  BOATING.
   (A)   The operation of vessels or boats of any type  on the  lakes shall  be only by  permit issued by the city, and such operation shall be at the risk of the user or users and shall be subject to all federal and state laws, rules and regulations, and shall also be subject to the rules herein set forth.
   (B)   No boat permit shall be issued for any boat or vessel of any type which the Superintendent of Water Treatment finds to be in an unsafe condition or finds in such condition that it may adversely affect the quality of the water in the lake.
   (C)   No boat or vessel greater than 20 feet in length shall be permitted on the lake, except for special purposes approved by the City Council and by state agencies when appropriate, no houseboat of any type whatsoever shall be permitted on the lake.
   (D)   No rafts, hydroplanes or racing hulls will be permitted on the lake.
   (E)   No boat or vessel of any type shall be propelled by a motor having a horsepower rating in excess of 20 horsepower.
   (F)   Sailing craft may be used on Lake Twitty during hours designated by the Superintendent of Water Treatment. These times and days of the week may be changed at the discretion of the Superintendent of Water Treatment. No sailing craft shall be permitted on Lake Lee or Lake Monroe.
   (G)   No person under sixteen years of age shall operate any motorized boat or vessel of any type. The number of children under the age of 12 years in any boat or vessel may not exceed three, and in no case shall there be more than two children under twelve years per adult in any boat or vessel.
   (H)   Every person operating or riding in any boat or vessel of any type shall at all times wear an approved life preserver, and it shall be the responsibility of the operator of such boat or vessel to make certain that all persons in such boat comply with this rule. Every boat used shall meet U.S. Coast Guard Standards.
   (I)   Every operator of any boat or vessel of any type shall at all times have in his or her possession the boat permit issued by the Superintendent of Water Treatment or his designated lake inspector for that particular boat or vessel.
   (J)   No boat or vessel of any type will be permitted to be tied up, anchored or left on the lake premises overnight, unless the boat owner is present on the premises.
   (K)   No person shall operate a boat in such a manner as to endanger passengers of other craft.
   (L)   Excessive speed or recklessness will not be tolerated.
   (M)   Speed of all boats or vessels of any type shall be reduced to 10 miles per hour within all coves and when approaching the official docks, any bridge or any congested area.
('84 Code, § 13-13)  (Ord. passed 8-16-94; Am. Ord. O-1996-06, passed 3-19-96)  Penalty, see § 10.99