Current as of: 2009
(a) The provisions of Â§ 46-22-14, or any other provisions of the general laws notwithstanding, and in addition to any authority or powers conferred upon the town council of the town of New Shoreham authority shall also be granted to the town council of the town of New Shoreham to authorize it for the appointment of a harbormaster and by ordinance grant such authority as the town council may deem necessary to the harbormaster for the enforcement and supervision of any ordinances, rules, and regulations governing the public waters within its jurisdiction, and to regulate by ordinance the speed, management, and control of all vessels, and the size, type, location, and use of all anchorages and moorings within the public waters within the confines of the town, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the authority and power to prohibit waterskiing on any public waters, to designate upon a map of the public waters within the town, the places where permanent or temporary moorings or anchorages may be maintained, to assign moorings, to remove moorings, to collect a fee for the use of moorings, to provide regulations for houseboats that are not self-propelled, to provide regulations for regattas, races, marine parades, tournaments, and exhibitions, to provide for the removal of wrecks or derelicts or abandoned boats or docks, and to impose penalties for violators of the ordinances, not to exceed in amount one hundred dollars ($100) or imprisonment not exceeding ten (10) days in some jail or house of correction, for any one offense, the fines to be recovered to the use of the town. The town council shall also have the authority to recover the cost of removing any wreck or derelicts or abandoned boats or docks from the owner or persons responsible for the wrecks, derelicts, abandoned boats, or docks by suit in either the district court or the superior court of Washington County.
(b) No powers or duties granted herein shall be construed to abrogate the powers or duties granted to the coastal resources management council as provided in chapter 23 of this title, as amended.
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