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(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:
(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)