[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Monroe 11-19-2007 by L.L. No. 2-2007. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Town Board of the Town of Monroe determines that it is in the interest of the public health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Town of Monroe to establish rules and regulations for the public's use of dedicated recreational vehicles areas within the unincorporated areas of the Town. It is also the intent of this chapter to preserve the peace and good order of the Town and to protect and preserve the public and private property of the Town and its residents.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- DAYLIGHT HOURS
- The period from sunrise to sunset, prevailing time.
- Dedicated recreational areas in the Town of Monroe, including all parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, swimming pools, ponds, beaches and other recreational areas, buildings and facilities being utilized by or under the jurisdiction of the Town and any areas that may hereinafter be designated by the Town Board.
- The unincorporated areas of the Town of Monroe.
No person shall be permitted in the parks of the Town of Monroe except during daylight hours without the express written permission of the Town Board of the Town of Monroe.
In all parks, the following acts are prohibited and no person shall:
Injure, deface or disturb any part of the park or any building, sign, equipment or other property therein or remove, injure or destroy any tree, flower, shrub, rock or other mineral found therein.
Interfere with any lamp, lamppost, or electric light apparatus or extinguish the light therein except upon proper authority.
Set fire or assist another to set fire to any timber, trees, shrubs, grass, leaves, growth or other combustible material in any part of the park, except as otherwise provided herein.
Throw, cast, lay, drop, discharge, deposit, bring into or leave in any part of the park any garbage, sewage, refuse, trash, waste or other obnoxious material otherwise than in receptacles or pits provided for such purpose.
Drive or ride any all-terrain vehicle or any recreational motor vehicle as those terms are defined in Chapter 52 of the Town Code except when being operated by employees of the Town of Monroe as part of their official duties.
Ride any horse or other animal.
Camp or erect or maintain a tent, shelter or camp except as otherwise provided herein.
Use any park grounds for the purpose of a dog run, exercise pen or cause such properties to be used for any animal's needs or bodily functions.
Conduct himself/herself or cause others to behave in a disorderly manner or cause discomfort or inconvenience to any other person in the park.
Use any alcoholic beverage in any part of the park.
Notwithstanding § 34A-4D and G of this chapter, organizations may apply to the Town Board for permission to use the parks for camping activities, including the building of campfires, provided such organizations can provide the Town with a certificate of liability insurance naming the Town as an additional insured and can demonstrate to the Town Board's satisfaction that such activities will be carefully monitored by responsible individuals. If an organization is approved by the Town Board to conduct such activities in the park, a written permit shall be issued by the Town Clerk.
Any person who shall be found guilty of a violation of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.