For the purpose of this chapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   “ABANDONED VESSEL.”  A vessel that:
      (1)   Is moored, anchored, or otherwise located for more than 30 consecutive days in any 180-consecutive-day period in any waters or marshes (a) waterward of the pierhead line as established by the town and (b) within the zoning jurisdiction of the town as established pursuant to the provisions G.S. § 160A-360.
      (2)   If designed to float, is in danger of sinking, has sunk, is resting on the bottom, or is located such that it is a hazard to navigation or is an immediate danger to other vessels.  Shipwrecks, vessels, cargoes, tackle, and other underwater archeological remains that have been in place for more than ten years shall not be considered abandoned vessels and shall not be removed under the provisions of this section without the approval of the Department of Cultural Resources, which is the legal custodian of these properties pursuant to G.S. § 121-22 and G.S. § 121-23.
   “ANY ONE LOCATION.”  All the waters within the limits of the town.
   “AUTHORIZED TOWN OFFICIAL.” A police officer, code enforcement officer or other own employee designated by the Town Manager to carry out the duties described in this chapter.
   “BEACH FRONT.” All of that property zoned conservation zone (P-1) under the Town Code and located within the town limits and lying east of Lumina Avenue and south of Jack Parker Boulevard.
   “BOAT OR VESSEL.” A vessel or watercraft of any type or size specifically designed to be self-propelled, whether by engine, sail, oar, paddle, or other means, which is used to travel from place to place by water. A “BOAT OR VESSEL” shall also include any machine designed or intended to travel over water by self-propulsion or while attached to any self-propelled vessel.
   “FLOATING STRUCTURE.”  Any structure not a boat, supported by means of floatation, designed to be used without a permanent foundation, which is used or intended for human habitation or commerce.  A structure will be considered a “FLOATING STRUCTURE” when it is inhabited or used for commercial purposes for more than 30 days in any one location.  A boat may be deemed a “FLOATING STRUCTURE” when its means of propulsion have been removed or rendered inoperative and it contains at least 200 square feet of living space area.
(Ord., passed 7-28-78)
   “KITE  BUGGY.”  Any  wheeled  vehicle propelled by wind through the use of a kite,  sail or similar device.
   “OCEAN-RELATED BUSINESS ACTIVITIES.” A business activity limited solely to teaching participants to surf or kite board and the rental of chairs and umbrellas by hotels and private clubs located immediately adjacent to the beach front.
   “SURFBOARD” or “SKI-BOARD.”  Any planing hull (planing hulls designed primarily for sailing or other boating are neither contemplated nor included in this section), constructed of any material, which is or may be used to ride on by any person in any manner in, on, above, or through the water, with the exception of:
      (l)   Any closed-cell foam object less than five feet in length, without a hard fiber-glass, plastic, or like cover, enclosure, or surface.
      (2)   Any inflatable object less than l5 lbs. p.s.i. pressure and less than five feet in length.
('72 Code, § 14-3) (Ord., passed l0-26-78; Am. Ord. 1428, passed 10-10-02; Am. Ord. 1593, passed 3-12-09; Am. Ord. 1626, passed 4-22-10; Am. Ord. 1663, passed 8-11-11; Am. Ord. 1772, passed 1-11-18)