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RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE
PITTSBURG MUNICIPAL MARINA
Pittsburg Municipal Marina

51 E Marina Blvd.
Pittsburg, CA 94565
(925) 439-4958

 
Mission Statement: The spirit and intent of these Rules and Regulations is to provide a clean, safe, orderly and peaceful Marina for your vessel, and individuals permitted to live here.

Section 1 – DEFINITIONS

For the purpose of this chapter, unless otherwise apparent from the context, certain words and phrases shall have the meaning ascribed to them as follows:

A. “BERTH” shall mean a place to tie a vessel assigned by the Harbor Master.

B. “CHANNEL” shall mean any waterway now navigable by vessels including the structure and facilities created to facilitate navigation.

C. “CITY” shall mean the City of Pittsburg, California.

D. “EMERGENCY CONDITIONS” shall be defined as sinking boats, fires, hazardous material spills, alterations, and any other incident that requires immediate attention from Marina or other Maritime staff.

E. “EXCESSIVE ELECTRICITY USAGE” shall be defined as electricity usage totally twice the average daily usage for a comparable vessel at the Pittsburg Marina.

F. “FLOAT” shall include any floating platform normally used for the mooring or securing of vessels.

G. “HABITUAL LATE PAYER” shall mean any berth holder whose berth rent payment is delinquent on three (3) or more occasions with a three (3) year period.

H. “HARBOR MASTER” shall mean the person charged with the daily operations of the Marina or their duly authorized representative.

I. “HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE” shall be defined as oil of any kind or in any form including, but not limited to petroleum, fuel oil, sludge oil, refuse oil, mixed waste and other substance declared hazardous by Coast Guard and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control regulations.

J. “MARINA” shall mean a portion of inland waters within the jurisdiction of the City including public lands and shore, and the structures and facilities provided within the enclosed body of water and shore for the mooring and servicing of vessels and the servicing of their crews and passengers.

K. “ONE VISIT REPAIR” shall mean a single repair of an unscheduled nature. A repair that is not part of normal maintenance.

L. “ON LIFE SUPPORT” shall mean any vessel requiring full time electrical use of bilge pumps or more than two pump-outs per day to keep afloat. These vessels may also be known as “sinkers” or vessels “on life support.”

M. “OWNER” shall be defined as the person or people listed on the legal and valid registration for a vessel as “owner” of the vessel.

N. “PIER” shall mean a structure built out into the water with piles for use as a landing place.

O. “PUBLIC NUISANCE” shall be defined as set forth in the City of Pittsburg Municipal Code Chapter 1.2, Public Nuisances.

P. “RENTER/LESSEE” shall be defined as the person or people listed on the City of Pittsburg Berth Lease Agreement.

Q. “RESIDENCE” shall mean any vessel, located within the Marina boundaries, used as a residence in accordance with State of California definitions of a “Residence” as amended from time to time.

R. “RESIDENTIAL PRIVILEGES” shall refer to vessel owners within the Pittsburg Marina with a valid Live-aboard Permit allowing for the month-to-month contract by which a permittee will rent a berth for more than three (3) of seven (7) consecutive days to be used as a residence. People with Residential Privileges may also be referred to as “Live-aboards.”

Section 2 – COMPLIANCE WITH RULES AND REGULATIONS

A. All persons using the Marina shall comply with all of the Rules and Regulations adopted by the United States of America, State of California, and local agencies with regard to water safety requirements, operation and maintenance of boats. The Harbor Master is authorized to enforce all said Rules and Regulations and to deny use of the facilities at said Marina for violation of said Rules and Regulations.

B. With his/her signature on the application form, an applicant for a berth assignment agrees to comply with these Rules and Regulations.

C. Every person violating the provisions of these Rules and Regulation, local laws and Harbors and Navigation laws, shall be deemed guilty of an infraction and subject to eviction from the Pittsburg Marina. That will include any threats made against the Harbor Master, his/her assistants or other tenants in the Marina.

Section 3 – ENFORCEMENT

A. The Harbor Master, his/her assistants and Pittsburg Police Department shall enforce the provisions of this document, local laws, and the provisions of the Harbors and Navigation codes.

B. The Harbor Master for the Pittsburg Marina, or a duly authorized appointee, shall be the City’s representative in charge of all Marina operations. All persons entering the Marina area, whether by boat or as pedestrians, should contact the Harbor Master in regard to the rules and operational procedures of these docking facilities.

C. Every vessel entering the Marina shall immediately become subject to the order and direction of the Harbor Master and he/she will have authority to enter upon any vessel in the Marina in the performance of his/her duties.

D. The Harbor Master shall interpret and enforce the rules, regulations, and ordinances pertaining to the Pittsburg Marina. In the absence of the appointment of a Harbor Master, the duties of the Harbor Master shall be exercised by the City Manager or any assistant, deputy, or employee designated by the Harbor Master.

E. Resolution 17-13358 authorizes the Harbor Master to make limited Minor Amendments to Marina Rules and Regulations regarding berth rental rates, maintenance responsibilities, square footage available for lease, and lease terminations.

F. The Harbor Master, or his/her assistants, shall have the authority to designate the area in which any vessel shall be berthed and may require any vessel to change its berth in the Marina. If a vessel does not change berths after notification, it may be moved by the Harbor Master and towing charges added. Vessels may anchor in the Marina only with the permission of the Harbor Master.

G. The Harbor Master, or his/her authorized representative, may refuse Marina use to any vessel at his/her discretion. For example, derelict boats, vessels needing major overhaul and non-self-propelled vessels other than sailboats.

H. The Harbor Master shall have the right to deny the use of the Marina and to cancel the berth assignment and require removal of any boat of any owner, who in the opinion of the Harbor Master fails to comply with the Rules and Regulations of the Pittsburg Marina.

I. Local Police are responsible for upholding all local, regional, state and federal laws at the Marina.

Section 4 – LIABILITY AND VESSEL INSURANCE

A. Pittsburg Marina personnel will provide assistance to tenants and other vessels as feasible and during emergency situations. However, the vessel owner shall be responsible and assume all liability for damages caused to City property, or to other vessels within the Marina. Owner agrees to pay any damage caused by his/her vessel, family, guests, employees or agents.

B. Lessee shall procure and maintain, for the duration of the Lease Agreement, insurance against claims for injuries to persons or damages to property which may arise from or in connection with the Lessee’s use of the Pittsburg Municipal Marina. The cost of such insurance shall be borne by the Lessee and shall in the amounts of no less than Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($300,000) combined single limit (CSL) for each occurrence. The City must be listed as additionally insured.

C. The owner of a vessel must assume all liability for loss to his/her vessel and any other property, while it is within the limits of the boundary of the marina. The City assumes no risk on account of fire, theft, act of God, or damages of any nature to vessels.

Section 5 – REGISTRATION AND NUMBERING

A. The owners of documented vessels entering the Marina shall furnish all information relating to the vessel and the ownership thereof as may reasonably be required by the Harbor Master.

B. The owners of every undocumented vessel entering and berthing in the Marina must be registered and numbered as provided by the laws of the State of California, or the State in which it is registered. The owner shall keep the registration of each vessel current.

Section 6 – BERTHING

A. There are three classes of berth rentals in the Pittsburg Marina; permanent, transient, and live-aboard.

1. Permanent rentals are made to owners desiring to berth their boats for a period of four days or longer.

2. Transient rentals, as available, are assigned to owners desiring to berth their boats as a living space for three days or less.

3. Live-aboard rentals are made to owners desiring to berth their boats as a living space one month at a time.

B. Applications for berths in the Marina shall be made to the Harbor Master on the forms furnished by the Pittsburg Marina. Berth assignments will be made according to the precedence of the request.

C. Every boat shall be berthed in the space assigned by the Harbor Master. The Harbor Master shall designate the proper berth size. No exchanges of berths between boat owners will be permitted without the prior approval of the Harbor Master.

D. An Owner, upon approval of the Harbor Master, may retain the same berth assignment for another boat owned by him/her provided the latter boat is within the classification of the berthing space assigned.

E. The Harbor Master will not recognize the sale or change of ownership of any vessel berthed within the Pittsburg Marina regarding berth assignment, berth, fee and or overall responsibility, until vacate documents are completed and new ownership is approved through the application process. No guarantee is made or implied that any vessel sold in the Pittsburg Marina will be reinstated under new ownership or given preference over applicants on a waiting list.

F. Berth assignments will be cancelled for all berth holders absent for an amount of time exceeding six (six) out of twelve (12) months. The only exception to this rule shall be an extended absence for a bona fide reason of which the Harbor Master has been informed in writing prior to the absence. The Harbor Master may require reasonable proof of the continued ownership and location of the vessel from time to time during the absence from the Marina. Subletting is not allowed.

G. The holder of a permanent berth assignment of a specific size has no right to a larger berth in the event the holder purchases a larger boat, and must apply for the assignment of an appropriate berth in accordance with Marina Rules and Regulations. Berthing of a boat that is greater than that of the berth assigned to the holder is not permitted.

H. A berth holder that desires to cancel a berth agreement must give notice at least two (2) weeks in advance of vessel removal. To cancel a berthing agreement, a Vacate Form must be completed and arrangements will be made to provide credits for any advance payments or deposits that have been made. Vacate Forms are not considered complete until berth holders return all security keys and pay any outstanding bills.

I. The Harbor Master shall have the authority to move, or relocate in the Marina, any boat berthed therein that is in violation of any rules and regulations for more than ten (business days) after receiving written violation notice from the Harbor Master , or if such relocation is required for the safely and protection of persons or property, or is appropriate in order to obtain optimum utilization of facilities available.

J. Unauthorized berth occupancy is prohibited and the Harbor Master is authorized to move or secure the boat until berthage has been assigned and fees have been paid.

K. Unauthorized boats may be charged with trespassing.

L. No vessel may be berthed in a manner, bow first or stern first, which results in any part of the vessel extending more than two (2) feet beyond the end of the dock.

M. All extra vessels such as dinghies must be moored within dock space assigned.

N. All extra vessels moored in other berths will be considered unlawfully berthed and may be moved by the Harbor Master at the Owner’s expense.

Section 7 – LIVE-ABOARD RENTALS

A. Staying aboard a vessel for three (3) nights in any seven (7) consecutive day/night period, regularly, will be considered residing on a vessel, and a Permit to Use Vessel as Residence is required.

B. The Harbor Master will consider limited written requests for Permits to Use Vessel as Residence such as vacations, medium-term temporary berthing, visitor berthing, extenuating circumstances. or other reasonable uses.

C. Unauthorized use of a vessel as a place of residence may result in cancellation of the Permit to Use Vessel as Residence.

D. The Harbor Master shall designate berths available for Live-aboard status at his/her discretion, in accordance with any rules as provided by the Harbors and Navigation Code.

E. Live-aboard Permits shall be revoked if the Harbor Master receives continuous complaints of loud, boisterous, or unseemly conduct by those on board, or for violation of other Marina regulations as set forth herein.

F. Live-aboard permittees and their vessels will be subject to the following conditions:

• Live-aboard Privileges received from the Harbor Master by a permittee must be for a vessel minimum 28-feet in length, kept in good repair and in seaworthy condition.
• The vessels must not be permanently attached to the dock.
• Live-aboard vessels must leave the Marina waters at least once for a minimum of four (4) hours in each ninety (90) day period.
• The applicant shall furnish proof of ownership of the vessel for which live-aboard privileges are requested.
• The Harbor Master has the right to refuse requests for live-aboard status from derelict vessels, vessels in need of substantial repairs, and vessels not operating as intended by design .
• Any emergency, unusual event or violation of regulations noted by the permittee shall be reported to the Harbor Master.
• Only owners with live-aboard privilges and two (2) other persons may use the vessel as a residence at a time. All people residing on the vessel must be on the Permit to Use Vessel as Residence. The Harbor Master is to be notified in writing of the names, permanent addresses, and contact information of all persons residing on the vessel.
• A vessel may not be rented out for residential purposes.
• Unless aboard a vessel, animals must be kept on a leash not exceeding six (6) feet in length.
• As outlined in Section 25, the owner of a pet that creates a nuisance or generates more than three (3) complaints will be required to remove that pet from the Marina.
• Pets are prohibited in the restrooms.
• Excessive pet violations may result in cancellation of the permit to berth vessel.
• Live-aboard vessels must be equipped with a sink, toilet, marine head or other permanent waste receptacle, and a holding tank designed to retain all solid and liquid wastes until the wastes can be discharged into a sanitary sewer system or otherwise discharged according to law.
• Permittees shall allow the Harbor Master to inspect such holding tank(s) from time to time upon demand.
• As noted in Section 26, no waste matter from toilets, marine heads, holding tanks or any other such receptacle may be discharged into the waters of the Marina, and no waste or other matter may be discharged or thrown into said water.
• Live-aboard permittees shall keep the area immediately surrounding their vessels in a sanitary and orderly condition to assure the preservation of the public health and safety.
• As outlined in Section 12, extra dock boxes, lockers, clotheslines, bicycles on deck or dock, etc. are prohibited. Failure of any person residing on a vessel in the Marina to abide by these requirements will be cause for revocation of the privilege of using such vessel for residential purposes
• As outlined in Sections 10 and 11, payments of berthing fees and all other residence related charges must be kept current. If any charges become delinquent for thirty (30) days, the residence privilege will be revoked.
• Live-aboard Permittees must maintain a mailing address other than the Pittsburg Marina, and must have their mail delivered to such address.

G. The use of any vehicle for the purpose of storage while parked in the Marina area is prohibited.

H. Live-aboard permittees may park one vehicle in the Marina parking lot per person with a maximum of two vehicles at any time.

I. Live-aboard privileges are not transferable with the sale of the vessel.

J. The Harbor Master at his/her sole discretion may cancel the residential privileges upon giving thirty (30) days written notice to the permittee. The Harbor Master may order the immediate cancellation of a residential privilege if the vessel poses a danger to persons or property during a thirty-day cancellation notice period.

K. Permittees with a Live-aboard permit may purchase a new vessel and retain these privileges, if a suitable berth for the new vessel is available, and the vessel otherwise meets registration and seaworthiness standards in this handbook.

Section 8 – CHARGES

A. Vessel owners wishing to lease a berth at the Pittsburg Marina with permanent or live-aboard status will be subject to a security deposit per the City of Pittsburg Master Fee Schedule due at the time of application. This deposit will be used in the case of late payments or unpaid damages, emergencies, etc. caused by the lessee. The deposit balance will be returned to the applicant upon check-out.

B. All charges for rent shall be due and payable monthly before the first day of each month and shall be delinquent on the 15th day of each month for which the payment is due.

C. All charges for service and supplies shall be due upon billing and shall be delinquent fifteen (15) calendar days thereafter.

Section 9 - NON-PAYMENT OF CHARGES

A. All bills exceeding fifteen (15) days delinquent shall be given a thirty (30) day written warning. After this warning, a 10% late charge will be imposed on the bill.

B. After fifteen (15) days and a thirty (30) day written notice. the Harbor Master shall have the option to terminate the berthing agreement, evict the lessee, and move the boat. Delinquent berth rent payments and late charges will be deducted from the renter’s deposit upon close out of the owner’s account.

C. In accordance with the provisions of Division 3, Chapter 2 of the Harbors and Navigation Code of the State of California, The Harbor Master may take action to enforce payment by the owner or berth holder for berthing fees or service liens that are delinquent fifty (50) days. The vessel, with all its appurtenances and furnishings, may be attached as security for the satisfaction of any judgment that may be recovered in the action.

D. If the attachment is not discharged, the judgment is recovered, and an execution is issued thereon, the vessel and all its appurtenances and furnishings may be sold at public auction and the proceeds applied in accordance with the above provisions of the Harbors and Navigation Code.

E. The Harbor Master shall have the option to terminate the berthing agreement of any “Habitual Late Payer” on the occasion of any subsequent delinquencies in payment of berth rent.

Section 10 – CARE OF FACILITIES

A. No person shall willfully or carelessly destroy, damage, deface, or interfere with any public property within the Pittsburg Marina including docks, restrooms, showers, laundry room, and parking areas. No person shall alter any berth or install or construct anything in the Pittsburg Marina except with the use of a hydro-hoist as approved by the Harbor Master.

B. Repair or the maintenance of a vessel may be accomplished while such vessel is in its berth provided all such work is done within the confines of the vessel itself and is not carried on in any manner whatsoever upon floats, gangways, docks or boats. All materials used in such repair or maintenance work must also be kept within the confines of the vessel and may not be kept upon floats, gangways or docks. Spray painting is not permitted in the Marina.

C. Fueling and defueling of vessels other than at fuel pier is prohibited.

D. Oil absorbent pads must be kept in bilge at all times.

E. Floats, gangways, top of lockers and docks shall be kept clear at all times, of skiffs, tenders, miscellaneous gear, debris or other hazardous obstructions.

F. Any condition aboard or around any boat, float, or gangplank caused by the berth holder, which, in the opinion of the Harbor Master constitutes a fire hazard, health menace, or danger to public safety, shall be corrected or removed immediately to the satisfaction of the Harbor Master. In the event of the refusal or neglect of the owner to remedy forthwith the said conditions the Harbor Master shall affect such correction or removal and may cancel the berth assignment for non-compliance.

G. Boarding platforms or ladders on floats shall be permitted, subject to the prior approval of the Harbor Master, provided that any platform used for boarding shall not be over eighteen (18) inches in width and not over three (3) feet high and shall be of a lightweight construction. The platform shall not be used as a storage locker. Any deviation in specifications must be approved by the Harbor Master.

H. No person shall build or place in or about the Marina, any structures, such as walkways, gangplanks, finger floats, rubbing piles, dock boxes, etc. without prior written approval of the Harbor Master.

I. Except for existing dock boxes on docks 1-3, additional dock boxes are not allowed without prior approval of the Harbor Master.

J. All garbage must be deposited in receptacles furnished by the City for that purpose, or removed from the Marina area. Receptacles provided by the City shall be used only for refuse generated at the Marina. No garbage, trash tree trimmings, grass clippings, discarded furniture, appliances, junk, etc., from outside the Marina area shall be placed in the trash receptacles.

K. The City of Pittsburg will not be liable for any cost, damage, or service charge incurred in the event that City staff or its agents must act to remove or contain the above discharged or dumped materials. In addition, a service fee will be charged to the responsible party for staff time, materials and equipment used for containment or removal.

L. Fuel containers may not be stored on docks or walkways. Fuels stored in vessels must be in proper containers and not visible from docks.

M. Batteries, waste oil or any other hazardous substance may not be placed on any docks, floats or gangways at any time. All such hazardous substances must be hauled for proper disposal to the appropriate facility designated by the Harbor Master.

Section 11 – CARE, SEAWORTHINESS AND CONTINUOUS USE OF VESSEL

A. All vessels must be maintained in a reasonable manner and not allowed to become unseaworthy or in deteriorated condition.

B. All vessels shall be berthed and secured with proper care and equipment, and such berthing or equipment shall be maintained at all times in such a condition as to meet with the approval of the Harbor Master.

C. All berth holders shall use their vessels on a regular basis. Berth holders may be required to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Harbor Master that the vessel is capable of navigating under its own power. All vessels must be maintained in operable condition less they become subject to eviction.

D. All vessels not maintained to reasonable standards or considered unseaworthy will be given a thirty (30) day notice of cancellation of berth privileges.

• Any vessel requiring more than one pump out to avoid sinking will be considered unseaworthy.
• Any vessel requiring electrical lifeline support for continuous pumping to avoid sinking will be considered unseaworthy.

E. In the event that vessels are not maintained after a thirty (30) day notice has been issued, the Harbor Master may supply lines or fittings, or replace inadequate lines and fittings or may care for the vessel in such a manner as to minimize damage to the vessel or floats. A charge for repairs due to neglect and parts/equipment needed to protect vessels may be levied per the City of Pittsburg Master Fee Schedule and is non-refundable.

F. If A boat is in danger of sinking Marina staff may pump out the water from the vessel and charge the cost of the emergency service to the berth holder, in accordance with the fee schedule established by the City of Pittsburg.

G. It is the vessel owner’s responsibility to monitor and maintain the corrosion protection system on his/her vessel as specified by the manufacturers of that vessel.

N. Any and all canvas on a boat must be maintained in a reasonable condition, free of tears, rips, etc. No plastic tarps are allowed. All vessel coverings must be marine quality canvas material.

O. No boat shall be materially or structurally altered, repaired, rebuilt or engine(s) removed /installed except in such authorized spaces as designated by the Harbor Master.

P. No paint shall be removed by any means from any boat in a slip other than for minimum maintenance. All residual, paint and dust must be controlled and kept out of the marina waters and off other boats.

Section 12 – ABANDONED VESSELS

A. It is unlawful for any owner or other person in control of any vessel to abandon any vessel, watercraft or object in the Marina.

B. Any such vessel, watercraft or other object may be removed and disposed of by the Harbor Master as provided by the Harbors and Navigation code. An Abandoned Boat Removal Fee may be charged per the City’s Master Fee Schedule, and the cost of such removal and disposition incurred shall be paid by the owner or person in control of such vessel, watercraft or other object.

Section 13 – SUNKEN VESSELS

A. Any owner or operator of a vessel, watercraft or object which sinks accidentally or otherwise within the Marina or entrance thereto, shall immediately mark it with a buoy or beacon by day and by a lantern or light by night and maintain such markings until the sunken vessel, watercraft or obstruction is removed.

B. The owner or operator of a vessel, watercraft or object shall immediately advise the Harbor Master of the sinking and immediately commence removal of such vessel, watercraft or object and execute the removal diligently to completion as soon as possible.

C. If the owner or operator of such sunken vessel, watercraft, or other object fails, neglects or refuses to remove such sunken vessel, watercraft or other object within two (2) days, the Harbor Master may cause the removal of such vessel, watercraft or other object and dispose of it as provided by the Harbors and Navigation Code or other applicable law.

D. The owner or owners of such vessel, watercraft or object shall be subject to a Sunken Vessel Fee per the City’s Master Fee Schedule and liable to the City or its service vendor for costs incidental to the removal raising and/or disposition.

E. In the event a sunken vessel discharges any hazardous substance into the water, it shall be the responsibility by law for the sunken vessel owner/operator to contact and advise the Coast Guard Marine Safety Station at (707) 374-2655 or 1-800-424-8802 that an oil and/or hazardous spill has occurred. (33 United States Code 1321).

F. It shall also be owner/operator responsibility to assume all liability and cost incurred for the removal of hazardous substance discharged into the water. (33 United States Code 1321).

G. A fee per the City’s Master Fee Schedule will be charged to owners/operators of sunken vessels, and vessel owners may be liable for costs for all City of Pittsburg staff time, equipment and material expended relative to the sunken vessel.

Section 14 – USE OF WATER AND ELECTRICITY

A. Charges for water and electricity under normal usage are included in mooring fees.

B. Continuous use of water for siphoning is prohibited except in the case of emergency. The existence and nature of an emergency requiring continuous siphoning shall be reported immediately to the Harbor Master.

C. Excessive use of electricity is prohibited. If the Harbor Master believes there is excessive use of electricity by a berth holder, he/she may attach a meter to the outlet for measuring actual consumption, and the berth holder shall become responsible for electricity excessive electricity costs.

D. Only marine-approved electrical connections shall be allowed.

E. Only marine-approved shone power cords may be used.

F. No household extension cords for dockside power shall be used to transfer shore power.

F. All vessels requiring multiple cords for multiple bilge pumps will be evicted.
Section 15 – LABOR AND SERVICES FOR HIRE

A. No person shall run a business from their berth at the Marina, unless said person has first complied with the following provisions.

• Lessee has complied with Pittsburg Municipal Code Section 18.50.400 Home Occupation Permit Required
• Permission has been granted to ender the docking facility by the Harbor Master
• Acknowledges to agree to perform such service or work in conformity with regulations imposed by the Harbor Master.
• Proof of liability insurance has been provided to the Pittsburg Marina.
• A business license has been obtained from the City of Pittsburg.

B. The Harbor Master must approve all “one visit repairs.” A maximum of one (1) “one visit repair” per year is allowed.

Section 16 – TEMPORARY CLOSINGS

A. Marina assets, such as parking lots, basins, docks, etc. may be closed temporarily for dredging repairs, maintenance repairs, city wide festivals, water sport activities, etc. The Harbor Master will give notification of any such closures when able.

Section 17 – ACCIDENT/INCIDENTS

A. An Incident Report shall be filed at the Marina Office for all incidents.

B. A duplicate copy of any report of any accident occurring in the Marina shall immediately be filed with the Harbor Master.

Section 18 – BBQ RULES OF OPERATION

A. No open fires are allowed on vessels, docks, or on the Marina Promenade.

B. A water supply must be available within three (3) feet of a BBQ such as, water hose or bucket of water.

C. A fire extinguisher must be available within twenty (20) feet of a BBQ.

D. A BBQ must not be left unattended at any time.

E. A BBQ must be stored aboard a vessel.

F. Due to all wood construction there is no dockside BBQ allowed in sheds 1, 2, and 3. Sheds 1, 2, and 3 will require a marine approved BBQ that suspends out over the water.

G. All tenants using a BBQ understand and accept full responsibility for any BBQ-related fires or other incidents of harm to other tenants or their property.

Section 19 – MINORS IN MARINA

A. No person under the age of sixteen (16) years old may go, remain, or be upon any of the gangways, floats or vessels in the Marina, unless such person is accompanied by an adult eighteen (18) years or older.

Section 20 – FISHING

A. No fishing from the rocks lining the Marina shoreline.

B. No climbing over barriers onto non-pedestrian areas for the purpose of fishing.

C. No fishing from docks other than the dock containing the berth the tenant has been assigned.

D. Cleaning of fish on floats, docks and gangways is strictly prohibited within Marina. All fish cleaning must be done onboard a vessel.

E. All fish caught outside Marina must be processed daily.

F. No person shall throw fish overboard at the dock or from vessel within Marina.

G. All fish remains must be securely bagged before disposed of in marina dumpster.

Section 21 – UNNECESSARY DISTURBANCE

A. Vessel owners are responsible for their conduct and action of their crew and guests at all times.

B. No excessive noise, constant boarding and deboarding of vessel, propping open gates, etc., especially from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Violation of this rule shall be cause for cancellation of the berth assignment by the Harbor Master.

Section 22 – SWIMMING IN MARINA PROHIBITED

A. No person may swim, bathe, or wade in any portion of the Marina, with the exception of entering the water to clean or maintain the bottom of a vessel. Bottom cleaning by tenant entering the water must be approved by the Harbor Master.

Section 23 – ANIMALS

A. In accordance with Contra Costa County and City of Pittsburg regulations, animals must be kept under restraint by leash or other secure methods while within the Marina area.

B. Tenants allowing their animals to defecate on docks, floats, gangways, etc. will be evicted.

C. Tenants shall not allow their animals to become a nuisance. The owner of a pet that creates a nuisance or generates more than three (3) complaints will be required to remove that pet from the Marina.

Section 24 – DISPOSING OF REFUSE

A. No person shall throw, discharge or deposit refuse matter of any kind whatsoever into the waters of the Marina, or on the banks, walls, sidewalks, or beaches of any waters within the boundaries of the Marina area.

B. No person shall discharge upon the waters of the Marina any refuse from cooking activities; this includes food leftovers, dirty dishwater, etc.

C. No person shall dump or discharge hazardous materials, spirits, inflammable liquid, or contaminated bilge water into the Marina.

D. All garbage must be deposited in receptacles furnished by the Marina, or removed from the Marina area.

E. Oil, oily water, and batteries will be accepted and properly disposed of by the Marina office.

Section 25 – SEWAGE AND SANITARY FACILITIES PUMP OUTS

A. It is unlawful for any person to discharge sewage into the waters of the Marina. People caught discharging sewage into the waters of the Marina may be charged a Hazardous Substance Discharge fee according to the City’s Master Fee Schedule.

B. Pump out services are available at the Marina fuel dock.

C. Live-aboard vessels must be equipped with a sink, toilet, marine head or other permanent waste receptacle, and a holding tank designed to retain all solid and liquid wastes until the wastes can be discharged into a sanitary sewer system or otherwise discharged according to law.

D. No person shall operate or berth in the Marina any vessel equipped with a toilet unless such toilet is sealed, otherwise rendered inoperable, or designed so that no human excrement can be discharged into the waters of the Marina.

Section 26 – RESTROOMS AND SHOWERS

A. Several restrooms are located within the Marina area. If at any time a berther notices something unusual or that the restrooms are in need of service, the berther should notify the Marina office.

B. Marina restroom facilities are for tenant use only.

C. No co-ed use of the restrooms is permitted.

Section 27 – SECURITY, GATES, FENCES

A. Anyone holding gates open, propping gates open, or disabling gates in any way shall be subject to eviction.

B. Anyone observed within the Marina gates and not a guest of a Marina tenant will be regarded as a trespasser.

C. Any past tenant having vacated or having been evicted entering this private property with a non-returned key will be regarded as a trespasser.

D. Anyone observed jumping the fence or on another dock other than his/her own without permission will be regarded as a trespasser.

E. All trespassers will be reported to the Pittsburg Police Department.

F. All keys to security gates must be returned to Marina staff upon termination of lease.

Section 28 – PARKING

A. Parking allowance is one berth, one vehicle. An additional vehicle may be allowed at the discretion of the Harbor Master. All vehicles parked on Marina property must display a Marina parking decal, which can be obtained from the Marina office.

B. No boats, trailers, or motor homes are allowed in the Marina parking lots.

C. All Marina parking decals must be removed from vehicles upon termination of lease.


Section 29 – VESSEL TRAFFIC WITHIN THE MARINA

A. The water within Basins 1-3 hall be under the jurisdiction of the Pittsburg Municipal Marina.

B. All vessels approaching or within the Marina must be operated in a safe and prudent manner and in no event shall the entrance to the Marina be blocked.

C. The speed of any vessel within the Marina shall not exceed five (5) miles per hour, except under emergency conditions.

D. No vessel shall be operated in the Marina except for the purpose of entering or leaving a berth and necessary maneuvering in connection therewith.

Section 30 – CHARTER VESSELS

A. All charter vessels must obtain a permit from the Harbor Master and a business license from the City of Pittsburg prior to the use of any Marina facilities for the purpose of boarding or discharging passengers.

B. Upon obtaining the permit and business license, such vessels must use an area designated by the Harbor Master, schedule activities with the Marina Office, and pay fees established by the City of Pittsburg City Council.


Section 31 – CONTRA COSTA COUNTY TAXES

A. Each berth holder will be responsible for county property taxes as determined by Contra Costa County.



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