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A. Floating Boat Dock Standards:
1. All electrical appurtenances and improvements shall be installed and serviced by an electrician currently holding a license with the city of Okmulgee and the state of Oklahoma. All electrical work shall be in conformance with the national electrical code or other electrical code adopted by the city of Okmulgee at that time, all following the obtaining of all necessary and appropriate permits.
2. All flotation will be enclosed Styrofoam, minimum size four feet by four feet (4' x 4').
3. No enclosed boat docks or walkways shall be permitted.
4. No wood below the water line shall be permitted.
5. All metals are required to be the type commonly used by professional boat dock builders, i.e., 16-gauge or larger galvanized cee or zee purlin; two inch (2") square or round tubing.
6. Plans showing details of construction and location of the boat dock must be submitted along with the application.
7. Spacing shall be no closer than fifty feet (50') from the nearest point of adjacent boat dock.
8. All specifications are minimum unless otherwise stated.
9. All docks shall be so constructed as to allow the water level to vary in the lake from a point one foot (1') above the top of the spillway to a point seven feet (7') below the top of the spillway during times of varying water supply in the lake.
B. Walkway Requirements:
1. Length: Maximum forty feet (40') unless exception thereto approved by the city of Okmulgee.
2. Width: Maximum four feet four inches (4'4").
3. Flotation: Enclosed flotation as required to keep walkway afloat.
4. Materials: Frame made of two inch by six inch (2" x 6") cee or zee purlin, 16-gauge galvanized steel.
5. Handrail: Must have two (2) handrails and be made from one inch (1") or two inch (2") square or round steel.
6. Flooring: Two inch by six inch (2" x 6") treated lumber or comparable metal or synthetic wood.
7. Horizontal Support: A minimum of every nine feet (9') and made from two inch by six inch (2" x 6"), 16-gauge cee or zee purlin.
8. Walkway Center: Minimum of one inch by four inch (1" x 4") box tubing down the center of the walkway.
9. Mobile Walkway: Walkway should be made mobile as the water level changes. Usually done by pivoting joints that connect to the boat dock and in the middle of the walkway.
10. Storage Buildings: No storage buildings next to walkways are authorized.
C. Boat Dock Construction Requirements:
1. Width: Maximum width thirty two feet (32') unless exception approved by the city.
2. Length: Maximum length thirty two feet (32') unless exception approved by the city.
3. Materials: Frame (undercarriage) constructed of four foot by eight foot (4' x 8'), 16-gauge cee or zee purlin. Flooring made of two inch by six inch (2" x 6") treated lumber or comparable metal or synthetic wood.
4. Flotation: Enclosed flotation must be provided under all areas of the structure and be sufficient to support the structure, flooring and roof if applicable. Minimum flotation size shall be four feet by four feet (4' x 4').
D. Roof: If a boat dock is constructed with a roof, the following standards apply:
1. Materials: All materials must be metal.
2. Fastening: Roof must be securely fastened to the dock to resist wind uplift.
3. Joists Or Rafters: Metal roof joists or rafters can be no more than five feet six inches (5'6") center to center, and made of four inch by eight inch (4" x 8") cee or zee purlin.
4. Vertical Supports: Vertical supports must be no more than five feet six inches (5'6") center to center, and made of two inch (2") square metal tubing.
5. Bolting: When attaching roof to vertical supports and boat dock, bolting is preferred to welding.
E. Maintenance Of Boat Docks/Lake Access Structures:
1. Boat docks/lake access structures will be maintained in good repair and a satisfactory condition so as not to be a nuisance, to adversely affect the aesthetic appeal of the lake, to be detrimental or potentially detrimental to the water quality, or to be unsafe for use. Whether a boat dock/lake access structure is in good repair and satisfactory condition shall be determined by an Okmulgee state park official and/or a city representative. If repairs are required, the time allowed to make the required repairs to bring the boat dock/lake access structure into good repair and a satisfactory condition will be determined by a city representative and provided in writing to the owner. Failure to make the required repairs shall result in revocation of the permit as detailed in subsection 11.18.060C3 of this chapter.
2. The construction specifications addressed herein apply to new and existing construction. All existing boat docks/lake access structures must be maintained in a serviceable condition as determined by Okmulgee state park and/or a city representative or be subject to revocation of the permit as detailed in subsection 11.18.060C3 of this chapter. Furthermore, existing boat docks shall be given a temporary permit for one year in order for the owner to make the improvements necessary to meet the new construction specifications or said permit shall be revoked per subsection 11.18.60C3 of this chapter.
F. Modification Of An Existing Structure After The Temporary Permit Period:
1. In the event an existing permit holder desires to replace an existing boat dock/lake access structure under these rules and regulations, prior to doing so, the plans and specifications must be submitted to the community development department for approval. Said plans and specifications for the new structure must conform to the construction standards set out in this section. In the event said proposed new construction shall exceed the footprint of the previous structure, shall be positioned differently in the same location or shall be installed in a new location, advance written approval shall be required of the city of Okmulgee for said construction to be allowed under the existing permit.
2. In the event an existing permit holder desires to relocate an existing boat dock, advance approval of the city shall be required. Failure to do so shall result in the city requiring the boat dock to be returned to the original location or revocation of the permit.
G. Sales Of Land Or Lease Transfers: In the event a tract of real property is sold or a lake lease from the city of Okmulgee is transferred, and the seller or lessee holds a valid permit in good standing for an existing boat dock, said permit may be transferred to the buyer or lessee of said tract of real property only upon application to and written approval by the city. In the event said permit is not in good standing (i.e., the boat dock is not in good repair or satisfactory condition as detailed in subsection 11.18.070E1 of this chapter, the permit holder is delinquent in payment of fees, etc.) the buyer shall have six (6) months to resolve any deficiencies or face revocation of the permit as detailed in subsection 11.18.060C3 of this chapter. (Ord. 1930 § 2, 2008)