SEC. 7-223.  DOCKING PERMIT REQUIRED; ISSUANCE; PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES.
   (A)   Docking permit required - No vessel shall be docked adjacent to a vacant lot within the inland waterway unless a valid docking permit is obtained from the city manager.
   (B)   Issuance of docking permit - Upon receipt of an application for a docking permit, the city manager shall issue the docking permit if the provisions of subsection (C) of this section are satisfied.
   (C)   Purpose of docking permit - The purpose of the docking permit is to allow a vessel to be docked adjacent to a vacant lot without jeopardizing the single-family residential nature of the inland waterway. The following standards shall apply to the issuance and continued validity of a docking permit:
      (1)   No vessel over 50 feet in length shall be eligible for a docking permit.
      (2)   A docking permit will only be issued:
         (a)   To the owner of a vacant lot; or
         (b)   To anyone having the written permission of such an owner to dock a vessel adjacent to the vacant lot.
      (3)   A docking permit may only confer benefits to the individual permittee.  The docking permit is not a covenant running with the land and shall not be construed to confer any benefits to heirs, successors or assigns of the permittee.
   (D)   Prohibited activities - The following activities are prohibited in connection with the docking of a vessel adjacent to a vacant lot in the inland waterway:
      (1)   Performing major alterations, repairs or maintenance on a vessel, or its engines, or equipment;
      (2)   Creating excessive noise, whether by operation of a vessel's engines or from any other activity on or close to the vessel or lot;
      (3)   Storing engine parts, equipment, material, or any other paraphernalia, on the dock;
      (4)   Modifying the dock or lot;
      (5)   Parking automobiles, trucks, trailers, or other vehicles or storing anything whatsoever, on the adjacent vacant lot;
      (6)   Using the adjacent vacant lot in any way not expressly authorized by the zoning ordinance; or
      (7)   Creating a nuisance or causing any of the following to occur in an offensive or objectionable manner and to a greater extent than is customary in a residential area:
         (a)   Noise;
         (b)   Lights;
         (c)   Vibrations;
         (d)   Smoke;
         (e)   Odor;
         (f)   Glare;
         (g)   Dust or dirt;
         (h)   Electrical interference;
         (i)   Pedestrian traffic;
         (j)   Vehicular traffic; or
         (k)   Television or radio interference.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18.1-16)  (Ord. No. 2484)