§ 97.02  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   APPROVED DOCK OR RAMP.  A privately-owned dock or ramp for which a property owner has a valid operation permit from the city.
   BOAT.  A boat primarily designed for fishing, whether or not powered by motor, which:
      (1)   Is not longer than 25 feet;
      (2)   Is equipped with at least one Coast Guard approved life preserver for each occupant;
      (3)   Is equipped with at least one oar and a bail bucket;
      (4)   Does not contain facilities or devices for the storage or temporary holding of treated or untreated wastewater;
      (5)   Is free from accumulation of aquatic weed; and
      (6)   Which otherwise meets all state and federal regulations for safety, lighting and seaworthiness.
   CITY ACCESS RAMP.  The access ramp owned by the city, to be used exclusively for launching and removing boats from Lake Roxboro.
   CITY TAXPAYER.  A natural person who is paying property taxes to the city.
   CONTROL STRIP.  The strip of land owned by the city that surrounds Lake Roxboro.
   FISHING.  Taking fish, at one's own risk, only by a pole or rod and reel baited with natural or artificial bait, in accordance with all laws of this state regulating or limiting the manner of taking, size, weight or number of fish taken, and does not mean the taking of fish by seining, trapping or by trotline, which are prohibited.
   IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBER OF A CITY TAXPAYER.  An immediate family member of a city taxpayer who is living in the household of that city taxpayer and who is at all times under the direct control and supervision of the city taxpayer when the immediate family member engages in recreational activities or any other activity permitted by this chapter for city taxpayers in and on the lake and control strip.
   INVITED GUEST OF A PROPERTY OWNER. A property owner's guest who is at all times under the direct control and supervision of the property owner when the guest engages in recreational activities or any other activity permitted by this chapter for property owners in and on the lake and control strip.
   LAKE.  Lake Roxboro, owned by the City of Roxboro.
   PROPERTY OWNER.  A natural person who owns real property contiguous to the control strip and Lake Roxboro.
   SANITATION FACILITY.  An operational toilet and washroom facility owned and maintained by a property owner on his or her real property, contiguous to the control strip and Lake Roxboro.
   SWIMMING.  Wading or swimming at one's own risk and without the use of any artificial underwater breathing device, except that a snorkel does not constitute an artificial breathing device for purposes of this definition. SWIMMING does not include diving head first into the lake, and any such diving is prohibited.
(Ord. passed 8-8-00)  Penalty, see § 10.99