TOWN CODE

Chapter 12.4


§ 12.4.2 Disorderly conduct.
No person may engage in disorderly conduct within Seapoint or Crescent Beach. Disorderly conduct as used herein includes but is not limited to the making of loud and unreasonable noises; the activating of any device or explosive substance which releases noxious or offensive odors; knowingly accosting, insulting, taunting or challenging any person with offensive, derisive or annoying words or gestures, or other physical conduct which would in fact have a direct tendency to cause a violent response by an ordinary person in the situation of a person so accosted, insulted, taunted or challenged.


§ 12.4.4 Indecent conduct. [1]
No person may engage in indecent conduct within Seapoint or Crescent Beaches. As used in this chapter, "indecent conduct" is defined as set forth in Title 17-A, § 854 of the Maine Criminal Code.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1.1, Code Adoption).


§ 12.4.5 Littering.
No person may throw, drop, deposit, discard or otherwise dispose of litter within Seapoint and Crescent Beaches except in a litter receptacle.



§ 12.4.6 Disturbing topography.
No person may remove, molest, injure or otherwise damage anything natural or physical within Seapoint and Crescent Beaches. This provision is not intended to regulate the removal of seashells and driftwood, seaweed and scientific samples.


§ 12.4.7 Drinking.
No person may drink or consume any alcoholic, spirituous, vinous, fermented or other alcoholic beverage, or combination of liquors and mix liquors upon Seapoint and Crescent Beaches.


§ 12.4.8 Animals.
A. No domestic animal is allowed within Seapoint or Crescent Beaches, except that dogs, while under the control of their owner or keeper, are allowed on Crescent and Seapoint Beaches at times other than between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from June 15 through September 10 of each year. This limitation does not apply to guide or seeing eye dogs when used as such. At no time may the owner or keeper of any dog allow that dog to run at large on Crescent or Seapoint Beaches or enter upon any publicly owned salt marsh immediately adjacent to Seapoint or Crescent Beach. From May 15 to September 30, inclusive, only dogs licensed to Town residents are allowed on Seapoint and Crescent Beaches.
B. A pooper-scooper rule is in effect for dogs. Owners and keepers must properly dispose of animal waste either by placing it in supplied receptacle(s) or, if one is not supplied, by taking it with them when leaving the beaches.



§ 12.4.9 Fires.
No person may start or allow any fire to burn within Seapoint or Crescent Beaches except in suitable facilities provided by the municipality or where permission has been obtained from the municipal Fire Chief, Town Forest Fire Warden. A permit will not be required for the use of portable stoves which are fueled by propane gas, sterno or briquettes. In the event that any cooking or other fire or burning herein allowed is undertaken by any person, said person before leaving such fire must totally extinguish the same.


§ 12.4.10 Entering upon salt marsh.
A. 
No person may trespass or enter upon the publicly owned salt marsh immediately adjacent to Seapoint or Crescent Beaches except for educational or scientific purposes and only after approval is granted by the Town Council or its duly designated agent(s). Requests may be made to the Town Clerk, who is to refer all such requests to the Town Council or its duly designated agent(s).
B. 
Public notice is to be given by locating signs conspicuously along the salt marsh, notifying the public of this limitation
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§ 12.4.11 Windsurfers prohibited.
No person may engage in windsurfing in the waters of Crescent and Seapoint Beaches between June 15 and September 10 of each year except in those areas duly authorized and designated by the Town Council. Public notice of such designated areas is to be conspicuously posted in the beach parking lot or other conspicuous place or places


§ 12.4.12 Jet skis prohibited.
Jet skis are prohibited on the shore or in the waters of Crescent and Seapoint Beaches.



§ 12.4.13 Selling prohibited.
The selling of merchandise or services is prohibited at Seapoint and Crescent Beaches


§ 12.4.14 Camping prohibited.
Camping is prohibited from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.


§ 12.4.15 Hours of operation.
A. 
Seapoint and Crescent Beaches and all parking areas are closed to the general public between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m., with the exception of vehicles used in their official capacity by agents or employees of:
(1) The Town;
(2) Public utilities;
(3) Emergency services; and
(4) Contractors providing service to or on behalf of the above.
B. 
The owners or operators of any motor vehicles found in violation of this section will be summoned, and the vehicle will be towed at the owner's expense, as provided in § 10.3.11.



§ 12.4.16 Beach closure.
The Town Manager is authorized to close the beaches to bathing when quality testing determines the water to be unhealthy for humans. The enforcement and penalty portion of this chapter does not apply to this section.



§ 12.4.17 Enforcement; violations and penalties.
This chapter is enforced by the Police Department. Any violation of this chapter will be assessed a penalty under Title 1, Chapter 1.3. All penalties recovered accrue to the benefit of the Town.

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PARKING


§ 12.4.3 Vehicular use; parking restrictions.
A. No person may drive or park any motor vehicle other than an authorized vehicle on Seapoint or Crescent Beaches, shore or bank. No bus may be operated, driven or parked anywhere within the area defined as Seapoint and Crescent Beaches.
B. Parking in all designated parking areas for Seapoint and Crescent beaches is available for Town residents and nonresidents from October 1 to May 14 only. Nonresident parking in designated parking areas for Seapoint and Crescent beaches from May 15 to September 30, inclusive, is prohibited except in the parking area designated by signage for both resident and nonresident parking. This restriction does not apply to vehicles enumerated in §§ 12.8.1A and B and 12.4.15A.
[Amended 9-26-2011 by Ord. No. 11-12]
C. Parking is allowed on the south side of Seapoint Road from its intersection with Thaxter Road a distance of 550 feet in a westerly direction, subject to the following restrictions:
(1) All vehicles must be parked off the paved roadway surface;
(2) May 15 to September 30, inclusive, all parking is limited to vehicles bearing valid Kittery solid waste stickers or guest permits issued by the Police Department, except for parking in the area designated by signage for both resident and nonresident parking;
[Amended 9-26-2011 by Ord. No. 11-12]
(3) 
October 1 to May 14, inclusive, parking is allowed without stickers.
D. Tagging and/or towing of violators is utilized to enforce the parking restrictions in Subsections B and C above.
E. The Municipal Office issues solid waste stickers for Town residents and nonresident property taxpayers and active military personnel stationed at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and residing in military housing. There is no cost for the initial sticker.


 

Rules pertaining to

Seapoint & Crescent Beach