The director of health of any town, city or borough may designate limits within the navigable waters of the state, outside the channel and adjacent to any public or private bathing beach or bathing house, within which limits houseboats or other vessels used by the owners or possessors thereof as dwelling places shall not, while so used and occupied as dwelling places, be anchored or moored; and such town, city or borough director of health shall, upon the written application of five or more persons owning property adjoining any bathing beach or bathing house within such navigable waters, designate such limits. After limits have been designated as aforesaid, no person having immediate charge of any such houseboat or other vessel, while used and occupied as a dwelling place, shall anchor or moor the same or keep the same anchored or moored within the limits so designated.