Town of Warwick, NY
Orange County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Warwick 5-23-1985.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Peace and good order — See Ch. 109.
Public assemblies and entertainment — See Ch. 115.
Snowmobiles — See Ch. 131.
All-terrain vehicles — See Ch. 155.
[1]
Editor's Note: This chapter superseded former Ch. 56 of the 1973 Municipal Code, which was adopted 8-23-1978 by Ord. No. 78-2.
The Town buildings and parklands are provided primarily for the taxpayers' enjoyment and use. By special permit, as described below, they may be used for meetings of organizations and gatherings of residents of the Town of Warwick.
[Amended 2-9-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]
The presence of any person, except a person on official government business, in a Town of Warwick Town park between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. is prohibited unless prior written permission is secured from the Town Board.
An application for reservations for group events may be secured from the Town Clerk at the Warwick Town Hall. The application shall be filed by a responsible person, who must be a resident of the Town of Warwick, who represents the group requesting the use of the park. All applications for use of buildings must be submitted at least 48 hours prior to the time requested.
The permit granted entitles the holder to only that portion of the park or building so stated thereon.
The organization or group using the park is responsible for supervision, making sure that the gathering is orderly, and, further, shall be in charge of its own parking and be responsible for cleaning up and placing garbage in appropriate containers prior to leaving the park.
Parking is permitted in lots and alongside all roadways only.
Groups wishing to use the park after the hours set forth above may do so only if their permit specifically provides.
[Amended 2-9-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]
A. 
Fees for use of the park shall be charged as follows:
Number
of Persons
Fee
1 - 50
$25
51 - 100
$50
101 - 200
$100
201 - 300
$150
301 - 450
$200
Over 450
$250
B. 
In addition to the fees set forth above, applicants must deposit as security the sum of $50 to ensure that the premises are left in an orderly, clean condition and that no damage is done. This sum shall be returned, upon application, within 30 days of the party's posting the same, after the Clerk is satisfied that the grounds have been restored to proper condition. If no application for a refund is made, this security will be forfeited to the Town, to be used for Town recreational business.
C. 
Should any damage be done to the premises for which the cost to repair shall be in excess of said sum, then either the individual making application for said permit or the group which he represents or on whose behalf he signs, or both, may be held legally responsible for said excess.
D. 
It will be the responsibility of the organized leagues to mark fields and to install necessary equipment for that league or any other items necessary for the operation of that league.
[Amended 3-27-1997 by L.L. No. 1-1997]
[1]
Editor's Note: See also § 106-9C.
[Added 6-8-1989; amended 6-23-1994[1]; 2-9-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995; 4-28-2016 by L.L. No. 2-2016]
A. 
No person shall consume or possess alcoholic beverages as defined by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law of the State of New York in any Town park or its attendant parking lots. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Town Board may allow the consumption of alcohol at the Wickham Woodlands Manor, Union Corners Road Pavilion and Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park pursuant to the issuance by resolution of the Town Board of a written permit to be posted at the parks at the time of the event. Such written permit may be given upon the sole discretion of the Town Board upon a written application received by the Town Clerk at least two weeks before the date requested. Proof of financial responsibility, appropriate security arrangements and adequate cleanup may be required.
[Amended 6-8-2017 by Res. No. R2017-166]
B. 
Signs will be posted to this effect at all Town parks, including but not limited to the Town park located on Union Corners Road, Wickham Park located on Kings Highway and the Town beach located in Greenwood Lake.
[Amended 6-8-2017 by Res. No. R2017-166]
C. 
Any person or entity applying for a permit for the use of the Wickham Woodlands Manor, Union Corners Road Pavilion and Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park that includes the consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages on premises shall provide a special event insurance policy to the Town for the dates of the event, providing for comprehensive general liability (CGL) coverage with combined single limits not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 aggregate. The proposed insurance carrier must be admitted to do business in the State of New York and have an A.M. Best Rating of no less than A-, VIII. A certificate of insurance will be provided indicating there is host liquor liability coverage, and the Town of Warwick will be named as an additional insured, including primary protection for host liquor liability.
[Amended 6-8-2017 by Res. No. R2017-166]
D. 
Any individual person(s) applying for a permit for the use of a Town park or facilities (without alcoholic beverages) must provide a certificate of insurance showing proof of homeowner's or other insurance coverage at the time of the event, which provides no less than a limit of $500,000 personal liability coverage. The proposed insurance carrier must be admitted to do business in the State of New York and have an A.M. Best Rating of no less than A-, VIII. If attainable by the insurance carrier, the Town of Warwick shall be named as additional insured. If this is not attainable, then a written statement from the carrier or agent will be provided confirming this.
E. 
Any business, corporation, limited liability company, or other such organization applying for a permit for the use of a Town park or facilities (without alcoholic beverages) must provide a certificate of insurance showing general liability limits of not less than $1,000,000 combined single limit per occurrence and $2,000,000 general aggregate, as well as naming the Town of Warwick as additional insured on a primary and noncontributory basis. The proposed insurance carrier must be admitted to do business in the State of New York and have an A.M. Best Rating of no less than A-, VIII.
F. 
The use of alcoholic beverages at any of the Town parks or facilities is strictly prohibited unless expressly permitted as per § 106-9A.
[1]
Editor's Note: This resolution also renumbered former §§ 106-9 and 106-10 as §§ 106-10 and 106-11, respectively.
A. 
All persons using the park must confine any fires to proper fireplace or portable stoves. Upon leaving, all fires must be properly extinguished and any lights used must be turned off.
B. 
Vehicle use. The park speed limit is hereby set at 15 miles per hour. Licensed vehicles are prohibited beyond designated parking areas. Unlicensed motorized vehicles of any type are prohibited anywhere on park grounds.
[Amended 5-11-2006 by L.L. No. 3-2006]
C. 
All weapons are prohibited.
D. 
Horses are prohibited in all parks except in Cascade Park with a permit from the Town Clerk's office.
[Amended 5-22-2014 by L.L. No. 6-2014]
E. 
All dogs must be leashed while in the Town park unless permission is given to organizations using the park for the training or showing of dogs or within the Town's dog park enclosures.
[Amended 5-22-2014 by L.L. No. 6-2014]
F. 
Fishing at the Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park is by permit only. Permits can be obtained from the Town Clerk's office. Fees will be based on the Schedule of Fees as adopted by the Town Board, on file with the Town Clerk.
[Added 5-22-2014 by L.L. No. 6-2014]
G. 
Leaving boats unattended or stored at Wickham Woodlands Park or the Wickham Lake Boat launch at Simpson Lane is prohibited. Owners of such boats violating the provisions of this chapter are subject to the immediate removal of such boats, without notice, by the Town, the cost of storage of such boat(s) by the Town, and the penalties provided in § 106-11.
[Added 6-28-2018 by L.L. No. 3-2018]
A. 
Any person violating the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation, and any person found guilty of such violation shall be liable to a fine which shall not exceed $250 or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding 15 days, or both such fine and imprisonment.
B. 
Should any person or group violate the provisions of this chapter, in addition to the penalties set forth in Subsection A above, the permit for said person or group may be revoked, and said person or persons shall be asked to leave the park premises and said persons or group may be barred from use of the park for a period of time to be determined by the Town Board.
C. 
Storage fees. Commencing on the effective date of this subsection, the boat storage fee shall be $15 per day.
[Added 6-28-2018 by L.L. No. 3-2018]
[Added 2-9-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]
A. 
Liability limits shall be $2,000,000 per occurrence and aggregate, as a minimum, and can be provided under a primary liability contract, or $1,000,000 primary with a one-million-dollar commercial umbrella policy. Any such policy(ies) shall list the Town property. This shall be confirmed by a certificate of insurance, signed by either the company or a principal of the issuing agency, as well as a copy of a signed endorsement request adding the Town as an additional insured.
B. 
If any exclusion pertaining to participants in the sport is included in the policy(ies), such exclusion shall be eliminated from any and all contracts by endorsement, with a copy of said endorsement on file with the Town Clerk.
C. 
Each league in question shall have, in addition, a valid sports accident policy protecting the participants for injuries sustained while participating in league play, with a copy of same filed with the Town Clerk.
D. 
All others reserving the Town park pavilions for family events and other social affairs shall provide the Town with a certificate of personal liability insurance.