[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Chili 5-21-1975 (Ch. 79 of the 1980 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter shall be to preserve the public peace and good order in the areas owned by the Town of Chili and operated as public parks and to contribute to the safety and enjoyment of the users of the parks by regulating the hours of use, the use of motorized vehicles and by prohibiting certain activities inimical to customary park recreation uses.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- The grounds, buildings thereon, waters therein and any other property necessary for the operation thereof and constituting a part thereof, which are now or may thereafter be maintained or operated and controlled by the Town of Chili.
Town parks will be open to the general public from 7:00 a.m. until 1/2 hour after sunset each day and shall otherwise be closed. During the hours that the parks are closed, entrance to or occupancy of any park area is prohibited, except by sanction of the Town Board and a permit issued by its Town Clerk only upon Town Board approval and signed by the Town Clerk or the Town Supervisor. Such permit shall be available in the Town Clerk's office during office hours only.
[Amended 3-15-2000 by L.L. No. 2-2000]
The Town Memorial Park, located at the Town Hall site, shall have a closing time of 11:30 p.m.
The Union Station Park Lodge, located in Union Station Park, shall have a closing time of 9:00 p.m. unless prior authorization is given by the Town for a later time.
[Added 12-3-2008 by L.L. No. 4-2008]
The following acts are prohibited, and no person other than members of authorized law enforcement agencies shall:
Operate any motorized vehicles such as automobiles, minibikes, motorcycles, snowmobiles and the like within the area of the park lands; provided, however, that the operation of licensed vehicles for the transportation of the public to and from the park lands is permitted within designated roadways and the parking of such vehicles is also permitted within designated parking areas.
Discharge any firearm, spring gun or air gun or bow and arrow or carry any concealed weapons considered to be dangerous within the park areas.
Injure, deface or disturb any part of the park or any building, sign, equipment or any other property therein or remove, injure or destroy any tree, flower, shrub, rock or mineral therein.
Set fire or assist others to set fire to any timber, trees, shrubs, grass, leaves or any other combustible material or suffer any fire upon other lands to extend onto any part of any park. Fires within Town fireplaces and stationary or portable grills are permitted within designated areas of the park, but must be completely extinguished after use.
Throw, cast, lay, drop, discharge, deposit, bring into or leave in any part of the park land any garbage or other waste or other obnoxious material otherwise than in containers provided for such purpose.
Drive or propel or cause to be driven any permitted vehicle at a rate of speed greater than 10 mph.
Use unreasonably loud or obscene language, fighting or actions with the intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm or interfere with any officer of the Town, county or state in the performance of his or her duty.
No alcoholic beverages shall be allowed or served on Town premises or park grounds.
[Amended 12-3-2008 by L.L. No. 4-2008]
The Code Enforcement Officer, Supervisor, Deputy Supervisor and/or the Director of Recreation is charged with administering this chapter, and the Commissioner of Public Works shall be responsible for the proper posting of signs in park land.
Members of the state police, Monroe County Sheriff's Department or any other peace officer shall, in connection with their duties imposed by law, diligently enforce the provisions of this chapter.
Members of the state police, members of the Monroe County Sheriff's Department or other peace officers shall have the authority to eject from park lands any person acting in violation of this chapter.
[Amended 12-3-2008 by L.L. No. 4-2008]