Town of Evans, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Evans 10-15-1997 by L.L. No. 9-1997; amended in its entirety 9-7-2016 by L.L. No. 6-2016. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Beaches — See Ch. 64
Public entertainment; refreshment businesses — See Ch. 95.
Fees — See Ch. 106.
Marinas — See Ch. 132.
Noise — See Ch. 137.

§ 142-1 Scope.

This chapter shall apply to all public parks and public park approaches owned by the Town of Evans, unless otherwise delineated.

§ 142-2 Permission required for after-hours activities.

No activities shall be conducted and no persons shall be allowed in Town parks and Town playgrounds without the prior consent of the Town Board, except during the hours prescribed herein.

§ 142-3 Hours.

[Amended 4-1-1998 by L.L. No. 2-1998]
A. 
The Town Board of Evans hereby finds and declares it to be in the public interest to regulate the hours of operation of Town parks and playgrounds, to protect the public peace and control the use and preservation of such Town-owned property as well as to prevent undue disturbance to residents and to property owners in proximity to such parks and playgrounds and relative thereto establishes the following.
B. 
No activities shall be conducted and no persons shall be allowed in Town parks and Town playgrounds except during the hours prescribed herein or such other hours as may be allowed by special permission of the Parks Crew Chief, who is authorized hereby to exercise suitable discretion in the granting of such permission.
C. 
The hours of all Town parks and playgrounds shall be from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., April 1 through September 30 of each year, and from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., October 1 through March 31 of each year.

§ 142-4 Vehicle parking.

No vehicle of any kind or description shall be allowed to park or be permitted to stand on any portion of any Town park areas other than those areas specifically designated for parking.

§ 142-5 Traffic restrictions.

Heavy vehicles or heavy-laden vehicles, except such as may be used in the parks service, are prohibited from passing over the driveways in the parks, and no person shall ride or drive any vehicle upon any portion of the parks or its driveways in a reckless or careless manner or at a rate of speed exceeding five miles per hour.

§ 142-6 Use permit required; exceptions.

No motor vehicle shall enter the Evans Town Park unless the motor vehicle displays a valid use permit issued by the Town of Evans, except maintenance vehicles, delivery vehicles and all other vehicles serving the Town, its agents or lessees on the premises of the Evans Town Park.

§ 142-7 Issuance of use permit; fee.

Residents of the Town of Evans may obtain use permits for the Evans Town Park at a fee to be determined from time to time by resolution of the Town Board of the Town of Evans at a public meeting. Permits may be obtained at the Evans Town Hall, 8787 Erie Road, Angola, New York, and the Evans Town Park. Such permits shall be issued to and used by the residents of Evans only.

§ 142-8 Display of use permit; validity.

A. 
Use permits are valid only when displayed on the front of the motor vehicle or, wherever possible, as a preferential location, on the front bumper or passenger side visor of said motor vehicle or such other place authorized by the Town Clerk. The license registration number of each vehicle shall be legibly written on said permit.
B. 
The permit shall be valid only for the calendar year issued.

§ 142-9 Group meetings, gatherings and parades; soliciting; demonstrations.

No person shall have or give any musical, theatrical or other entertainment, nor shall any parade, procession, public gathering or meeting of any kind take place in any park or in any building on the same except with prior permission of the Town Board, nor shall any person solicit fares or beg or publicly solicit subscriptions or make any oration, demonstration or address within the limits of any park; unless prior special permission is obtained from the Town Board.

§ 142-10 Littering; signs.

No person shall deposit, dump, throw or place any earth, papers, garbage or other rubbish, dust or similar material in or upon any part of a park or park approach except in such receptacles as are provided for same; nor shall any person place any sign, bulletin board or advertising device of any kind whatsoever in the parks or upon any building, fence, tree or other structure therein.

§ 142-11 Destruction of property.

No person shall climb any tree or remove, disturb, break, cut down, cut, injure, destroy, mutilate or deface, in any way, any part of any park or any structure, monument, statue, fountain, wall, fence, railing, sign, equipment, vehicle, bench, tree, shrub, plant, flower or other property found therein or belonging to any park.

§ 142-12 Fires.

No person shall kindle, build, maintain or use a fire in any park or park approach for any purpose.

§ 142-13 Animals.

No dogs, cats, horses or other pets/animals will be permitted within any park, except the dog park.

§ 142-14 Air guns and explosives.

The use of air guns, firearms, fireworks, firecrackers, torpedoes or explosives of any kind within any park is prohibited, unless special written permit therefor shall be given by the Town Board.

§ 142-15 Selling of refreshments.

No food or refreshments of any kind, including alcoholic beverages, shall be sold within the limits of any park or park approach without the prior consent and/or license/permit of the Town Board.

§ 142-16 Consumption of alcoholic beverages.

No person under the age of 21 years shall consume any alcoholic beverage or have in his/her possession any open container containing an alcoholic beverage, with the intent to consume the same, within the limits of any park or park approach.

§ 142-17 Glass containers.

No person shall throw, deposit, carry or use any glass bottle or other glass container, bottle, jug, glass or mug, whether empty or containing liquid of any kind, which receptacle is ordinarily used or designed to contain beverages, within the limits of any park or park approach.

§ 142-18 Disorderly conduct.

Loud, boisterous, threatening or abusive, insulting or indecent language or disorderly conduct or behavior or any act tending to a breach of the public peace is prohibited.

§ 142-19 Disrobing and dressing.

No person shall dress or undress or make any similar preparations for bathing within any park, except within the locker room or other quarters furnished for that purpose by the Town.

§ 142-20 Removal of sand, gravel, stone or dirt.

No sand, gravel, stone or dirt shall be removed from any park or adjoining beach.

§ 142-21 Compliance with orders of officers.

No person shall fail, neglect or refuse to comply with any reasonable order of a police and/or peace officer engaged in the discharge of his/her duty.

§ 142-22 Penalties for offenses.

Any person committing a violation of any provision hereof shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.