§ 97.06  DOCKS AND RAMPS; CONSTRUCTION AND PERMIT REQUIREMENTS.
   (A)   A property owner shall be allowed to have a maximum of one dock and one ramp per lot. Docks may not be any closer than 100 linear feet, following pool level contour, from each other, with a maximum of 260 square feet per structure. No property owner may construct a dock or ramp within a 50-yard radius of the outlet control structure of the lake.
   (B)   All docks:
      (1)   Shall be single-level decks of weatherproof materials with no covered areas or storage areas;
      (2)   Shall not be constructed using creosote materials;
      (3)   Shall be maintained in a sound and sturdy condition at all times, or be promptly removed by the property owner if not so maintained; and
      (4)   Include a visible sign facing the lake that displays the name and address of the property owner and the property owner's "operation permit" number for the dock.
   (C)   All ramps:
      (1)   Shall be constructed in such a manner as to control runoff and erosion, and
      (2)   Shall not be constructed of any creosote or asphalt materials.
   (D)   A property owner who owns an existing dock or ramp on the effective date of this subchapter, who intends to modify a dock or ramp on his or her property, or who intends to construct a new dock or ramp on his or her property, must obtain an appropriate permit from the city. In the case of dock or ramp in existence on the effective date of this subchapter, the property owner must bring the dock or ramp into compliance with all applicable provisions of this section within 60 days after the effective date of this subchapter. In the case of modifying a dock or ramp or constructing a new dock or ramp at any time after the effective date of this subchapter, the property owner must obtain a construction permit before making any modifications, commencing any construction or engaging in any clearing or grubbing upon city-owned property. In all cases, no dock or ramp may be used for the purposes allowed by this subchapter until the property owner has obtained an operation permit from the city after it has determined that the dock or ramp complies with all provisions of this section. No construction or operation permit is transferable to a third person, and all operation permits must be renewed annually.
   (E)   To obtain an operation permit for a dock or ramp, the property owner must fill out an application on a form that may be obtained from the City Manager's office, in connection to which the property owner must:
      (1)   Provide appropriate documentation showing property ownership and that he or she has not been convicted of a felony;
      (2)   Demonstrate that the dock or ramp complies with all applicable provisions of this section;
      (3)   Pay a permit fee, according to a fee schedule kept in the City Manager's office;
      (4)   Agree to:
         (a)   Adhere to and, as to all persons using the property owner's dock or ramp, enforce all provisions of this subchapter;
         (b)   Assist the city in enforcing all provisions of this subchapter by promptly reporting any violations of it to the Lake Warden or City Manager; and
         (c)   Notify the City Manager in writing and within 30 days of any change in the property owner's status as a property owner or change in address or telephone number; and
      (5)   Have sanitation facilities on the property owner's property for all persons going in and on the lake and control strip from the owner's property.
   (F)   To obtain a construction permit to modify a dock or ramp or to construct a new dock or ramp, the property owner must fill out an application on a form that may be obtained from the City Manager's office, in connection with which the property owner must:
      (1)   Provide a detailed drawing of the proposed dock or ramp, including its location on the property owner's property and location in relation to the spillway;
      (2)   Provide a list of all materials that will be used in constructing the dock or ramp; and
      (3)   Ensure that all construction work for the dock or ramp is conducted in accordance with the requirements of this section and any particular requirements specified in the construction permit.
(Ord. passed 8-8-00)  Penalty, see § 10.99