Government
6:10 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Supervisor: Irondequoit Town Board Likely Won't Appeal Judge's Decision on Boating Law

The Irondequoit Town Board meets tonight and it's likely they'll discuss the town's boating law which was struck down last week by a Supreme Court Justice.

A coalition of boaters and property owners had sued over the law which limited how close boaters could anchor to shore.

Town Supervisor Joyce D'Aurizio, who voted against the law, says she doubts the board will vote to appeal the ruling as legal costs will be very high.

She says changing the law would involve another State Environmental Quality Review and public hearing.

D'Aurizio says she voted against the original law because it wasn't fair for property owners to be the only ones to anchor if no one else could.