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File #: O-32-20    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 8/19/2020 In control: Environmental Matters Committee
On agenda: 9/14/2020 Final action:
Title: Vessels and Persons using City Waters - For the purpose of establishing noise level standards for vessels on City waters; and establishing swimming and water skiing restrictions for persons using City waters.
Sponsors: Elly Tierney
Indexes: Environmental Matters Committee
Attachments: 1. O-32-20 Vessels and Persons Using City Waters First Reader.pdf, 2. O-32-20 Staff Report.pdf, 3. O-32-20 Fiscal Impact Note.pdf
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Vessels and Persons using City Waters - For the purpose of establishing noise level standards for vessels on City waters; and establishing swimming and water skiing restrictions for persons using City waters.
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CITY COUNCIL OF THE
City of Annapolis

Ordinance 32-20

Introduced by: Alderwoman Tierney
Co-sponsored by:

Referred to
Environmental Matters Committee
90 day Rule:___________

AN ORDINANCE concerning

Vessels and Persons using City Waters

FOR the purpose of establishing noise level standards for vessels on City waters; and establishing swimming and water skiing restrictions for persons using City waters.

BY repealing and re-enacting with amendments the following portions of the Code of the City of Annapolis, 2020 Edition
15.06.030
15.06.040


SECTION I: BE IT ESTABLISHED AND ORDAINED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that the Code of the City of Annapolis shall be amended to read as follows:

Title 15 - HARBORS AND WATERFRONT AREAS
Chapter 15.06 - RULES FOR VESSELS AND PERSONS USING CITY WATERS AND SHORES

Section 15.06.030 - Excessive noise.

City Code Section 11.12.020, Disturbing the peace-Noise prohibition, shall apply in and on that portion of City waters which is subject to a six miles per hour speed limit. This section shall not apply to the sound of the engine of a vessel when the engine is started, idling or running; however, it shall apply to the repetitive revving sounds from the engine.

THE NOISE LEVEL STANDARDS ESTABLISHED BY THE STATE OF MARYLAND IN THE MARYLAND ANNOTATED CODE, AS MAY BE AMENDED, AND ANY RELATED REGULATIONS, SHALL APPLY IN AND ON ALL CITY WATERS.

Section - 15.06.040 - Swimming and water skiing prohibited.

A person may not water ski in the water within Market Slip and within one hundred fifty feet of any portion of Susan Campbell Park. A person may not swim in the water within Market Slip and within one hundred fifty feet of any portion of Susan Campbell Park without the prior approval of the Harbo...

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