Irondequoit Boating Proposal Amended
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The controversial proposal to restrict docking boats offshore of private properties on Lake Ontario, west of Irondequoit Bay, has been amended.
The amendment was introduced at Irondequoit's town meeting Tuesday.
The restricted docking will now be 300 feet instead of 450 feet. Also, property owners will not be granted an exception to dock their own boats in a rafting fashion in the area.
In the proposal, all outside recreational boats would be banned from docking, mooring, anchoring, or drifting within the proposed zone area.
While boaters say it is their right to tie their boats together, property owners say too many rowdy boaters are partying too close to their shoreline.
"We're trying to regulate behavior and respect for others and their property. It's unfortunate. I am a boater too. I have a power boat and a sail boat, which I don't have any of them now, my children have them. It's just like any other scenario; a few individuals ruin it for the whole group," said Mary Joyce D'Aurizio, Irondequoit Town Supervisor.
The amended change will be voted on next Monday night at a special town meeting.