§ 97.04  PERMITTED RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES.
   (A)   In general.
      (1)   All recreational activities permitted by this subchapter may be engaged in only from official sunrise to official sunset, and any recreational or other activities or uses in or on the lake or control strip that are not expressly permitted by this subchapter are prohibited.
      (2)   All persons engaging in any recreational activities permitted by this subchapter do so at their own risk, and the city will not provide any safety supervision, life guards or safety equipment for users of the lake or control strip.
      (3)   No recreational activities permitted by this subchapter may occur within a 50-yard radius of the lake's outlet control structure, which radius will be designated by buoy markers on the lake, and no person other than authorized city or state personnel is permitted to be within a 50-yard radius of the lake's outlet control structure for any purpose.
      (4)   An invited guest of a property owner may engage in all recreational activities permitted by this subchapter that a property owner is permitted to engage in so long as:
         (a)   The invited guest is at all times under the direct control and supervision of the property owner; and
         (b)   The property owner has sanitation facilities on his or her property for the use of the property owner and the guest.
      (5)   An immediate family member of a city taxpayer may engage in all recreational activities permitted by this subchapter that the city taxpayer is permitted to engage in, so long as such immediate family member is at all times under the direct control and supervision of the city taxpayer.
      (6)   No persons other than authorized city or state personnel shall be permitted on the control strip for any purpose, except that a property owner whose property line adjoins the control strip, and an invited guest of a property owner, may go upon the control strip for only those purposes appropriate to the privileges granted them under this subchapter.
      (7)   All recreational activities permitted by this subchapter shall be governed by the rules and regulations of the North Carolina Wildlife Commission, in addition to the provisions of this subchapter, and Wildlife Commission officers are empowered to enforce the rules and regulations of the Commission on the lake and control strip.
   (B)   Swimming and fishing.
      (1)   A property owner or invited guest of a property owner may swim or fish in the lake from an approved dock or approved ramp owned by the property owner, or from the property owner's land adjoining the lake if the property owner has sanitation facilities on the property owner's property, or may swim or fish from a boat for which the property owner has a valid boat permit.
      (2)   A city taxpayer or immediate family member of a city taxpayer may swim or fish in the lake only from a boat for which the city taxpayer has a valid boat permit.
      (3)   No person shall swim or fish from or in the area surrounding the lake's dam or the city access ramp.
      (4)   All swimming or fishing is at the swimmer's or fisherman's own risk.
   (C)   Use of boats.
      (1)   A property owner or invited guest of a property owner may use a boat, for which the property owner has a valid boat permit, only for the purpose of fishing or swimming from the boat.
      (2)   A city taxpayer or immediate family member of a city taxpayer may use a boat, for which the city taxpayer has a valid boat permit, only for the purpose of fishing or swimming from the boat.
      (3)   No person shall allow any boat in the lake unless the boat displays a valid boat permit and the boat fully complies with the definition of a "boat" given in § 97.02.
      (4)   No person shall operate a boat in the lake at a speed in excess of 25 mph, and a boat shall at all times be operated in a safe manner.
      (5)   The use of a boat in the lake, and the launching and removal of a boat from the lake, is at the owner's and occupant's own risk.
(Ord. passed 8-8-00)  Penalty, see § 10.99