All metal, fiberglass, plastic, and inflatable watercraft shall be equipped with a flotation system of scaled air chambers or polystyrene plastic air cells. All inflatable watercraft shall be constructed of puncture-resistant material.
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Subject to the additional restrictions contained within this Code, Kansas law shall govern the use and operation of watercraft on District Facility waters.
A valid District BoatPermit shall be required prior to placing any watercraft on District Facility waters. The requiredBoat Permit decal shall be placed on the right bow of the watercraft. Boat Permits may be issued to both residents and non-residents of Johnson County, Kansas. Boat Permits shall not be transferable to any other watercraft or person.
Privately owned watercraft shall be restricted to Shawnee Mission Park Lake, Heritage Park Lake, Kill Creek Park Lake,and designated sections of the Streamway Parks System. The use of gasoline motors other than for emergency or official District business shall be prohibited. Operation of watercraft shall be allowed between the posted park opening time and one hour prior to the applicable District Facility closing.
Air mattresses and other beach toys shall be restricted to designated swimming areas.
All trailered watercraft shall be launched only at boat ramps and then in accordance with posted launching regulations.
Persons under 18 years of age shall be required to wear a personal flotation device while in or upon a rental boat owned by the District.
Nowatercraft of any kind shall be stored, kept or left unattended in District Facility waters, at shoreline, or on marginal land. However, the District, by approval of the District Board, shall have the authority to establish rules and regulations pursuantto which persons may, by permission of the District, maintain watercraft upon District Facility waters.
Any watercraft or other property of value (hereinafter collectively referred to in this Section as “Personal Property”) found abandoned, adrift orleft unattended in District Facility waters may be taken by the District and the District shall have a lien thereon for all expenses of taking, towing, keeping, advertising,and selling of the same and for all damage caused by such Personal Property to property of the District. The District may enforce such lien by advertisement and sale of such Personal Property in like manner as chattel mortgages and said mortgages may be foreclosed under the law of this State annually, or at such other periods as the District may select. A public sale shall be held to dispose of such Personal Property. Nothing herein shall be construed as exonerating the owner or operator of any such Personal Property from personal liability to the District or any other person, for any damages or injury caused by the Personal Property.