Chapter 30 Ordinance
The Chapter 30 ordinance protects our waters from aquatic invasive species by enforcing the removal and drainage of all aquatic plants, animals, and water from watercraft or trailer. This applies to all vehicles entering and exiting the water and driving on the road. This is enforceable by fines of up to $250 and denied launch depending on offense. Previously this ordinance was able to be enforced by local municipalities, but the ticket revenue was collected by state DNR. GLEA has worked to pass a draft stating that local municipalities will receive the revenue from tickets issued under Chapter 30, giving an incentive for local enforcement of protection on Geneva Lake against aquatic invasive species.