[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Neshkoro 4-5-1999 as Title 12, Ch. 1, of the 1999 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Purpose and definition. In order to protect the parks, parkways, recreational facilities and conservancy areas within the Village of Neshkoro from injury, damage or desecration, these regulations are enacted. The term "park" as hereinafter used in this chapter shall include all grounds, structures and watercourses which are or may be located within any area dedicated to the public use as a park, parkway, recreation facility, playground, swimming pool or conservancy area in the Village. The Village of Neshkoro maintains River's Edge, Point, Memorial and Stan-O-Gene Parks.
Littering prohibited. No person shall litter, dump or deposit any rubbish, refuse, earth or other material in any park.
Sound devices. No person shall operate or play any amplifying system unless specific authority is first obtained from the Village Board.
Bill posting. No person shall post, paste, fasten, paint or attach any placard, bill, notice, sign or advertising matter upon any structure, tree or other natural object in any park, except park regulations and other signs authorized by the Village Board.
Throwing stones and missiles prohibited. No person shall throw stones or other missiles in or into any park.
Removal of park equipment prohibited. No person shall remove benches, seats, tables or other park equipment from any park.
Trapping. "Trapping," when used in this section, includes the taking, or the attempting to take, of any wild animal by means of setting or operating any device, mechanism or contraption that is designated, built or made to close upon, hold fast or otherwise capture a wild animal or animals; live traps on a person's property are excluded. The trapping of wild animals is hereby prohibited in Village parks.
Making of fires. No person shall start, tend or maintain a fire except in personal grills or designated fireplaces. Personal grills shall be used only in designated picnic areas. The use of personal grills is permitted, provided lawns and vegetation are not endangered. Unburned fuel and ashes shall be disposed of in such a manner as to prevent fire or damage to any park property.
Protection of park property.
No person shall kill, injure or disturb or attempt to injure or disturb waterfowl, birds or animals, wild or domestic, within any park, except as permitted by this chapter. No person shall climb any tree or remove flowers or fruit, wild or cultivated, or break, cut down, trample upon, remove or in any manner injure, deface, write upon or ill use any tree, shrub, flower, flowerbed, turf, soil, sand, fountain, ornament, building, structure, apparatus, bench, table, official notice, sign or other property within any park.
No person shall deface by throwing stones, pebbles or other debris in any of the toilets, bubblers or other sanitary facilities located in any Village park, or deface by drawing with crayon, chalk, paint, or anything else on any of the buildings or equipment at any Village park, or deface the equipment by means of a sharp instrument.
Motorized vehicles. Except for authorized maintenance vehicles, no person shall operate an unlicensed or licensed motorized vehicle outside of areas specifically designated as parking areas or areas where the operation of such vehicles is specifically permitted. Motor vehicles are restricted to the roads and drives and parking areas. No motor vehicles of any nature may be used on the seeded areas except vehicles which have Village Board authorization for shows, rides or exhibits and then only for the purpose of loading and unloading.
Snowmobiles. No person shall operate a snowmobile in a Village park except in designated areas. Snowmobiles shall only be operated on designated trails.
Speed limit. No person shall operate any vehicle in a Village park in excess of 15 miles per hour unless otherwise posted.
Glass beverage bottles in parks prohibited. No individual shall possess or consume any beverage in a glass bottle or glass container in any Village park.
Reckless driving in parks prohibited. No person shall operate a motor vehicle in a reckless manner in any of the public parks of the Village.
Parking in parks. No person shall park any motor vehicle in any park in the Village except in a designated parking area.
Horse and carriages. No person shall ride a horse or drive a horse-driven vehicle in any park, except on roads or designated bridle paths or the arena. It shall be unlawful for any person to ride a horse or drive a horse-driven vehicle in a careless, negligent or reckless manner which may endanger the safety and well-being of others. Horseback riding shall be allowed only during the daylight hours. No person shall ride a horse which cannot be held under such control that it may be easily turned or stopped. Horses shall not be left unbridled or unattended.
Removing tree protectors. No person shall remove any device for the protection of trees or shrubs.
Golfing and sporting activities. No golfing or practicing golf in Village parks or recreation areas shall be allowed except with the use of a whiffle ball. All sporting activities must be held in areas so designated for that purpose.
Arrows. No person shall use or shoot any bow and arrow in any Village park, except in authorized areas.
Fees and charges. The Village Board shall establish such fees as deemed necessary for use of any park facility, shelter or land area. It shall be unlawful to use such areas without payment of such fee or charge when required.
Firearms; hunting. Possessing or discharging of any air gun, slingshot, explosive, firearm or weapon of any kind is prohibited in all Village parks.
Fish cleaning. Cleaning of fish in shelters, toilet facilities or picnic areas is prohibited in all Village parks.
Controlled substances. Possessing, using or dispensing of a controlled substance in violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act is prohibited in all Village parks.
Vendors restricted. No person shall sell, vend or give away any article of merchandise whatsoever without permission from the Village Board.
Alcohol beverages. The consumption or possession of alcohol beverages in Village parks shall be as regulated by § 312-22 of this Code.
Camping. No overnight camping shall be permitted in any park, except where written approval of the Village Board or duly authorized agent is first obtained.
Village park restrictions. No person shall permit his or her dog, which he or she shall be keeping or harboring, to enter or be present in any Village park of the Village of Neshkoro.
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(27), which immediately followed and prohibited pets in Village parks, was repealed 7-5-2016.
Specific use restrictions on Stan-O-Gene Park. Stan-O-Gene Park has been conveyed to the Village with the following deed-derived use restrictions:
Use of the property shall be limited to the residents of the Village of Neshkoro, their relatives, friends and invitees for the purposes listed below.
Use of the park property may be had by organizations such as Camp Fire Girls, Boy Scouts and similar civic or charitable organizations affiliated with a local Village group.
The property may be used only after obtaining the express consent of the Village Board, which consent shall be made a part of its written minutes, by civic and charitable organizations that are not locally affiliated.
The property shall not be used for camping purposes, temporary or permanent, except that the Village may create no more than six overnight camping sites to be used only with permission of the Village Board for the convenience of the applicant and further excepting that the property or a part thereof may be used only with Village permission for temporary tent camping for such organizations as are hereinbefore authorized to use this Village park property.
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 12-1-2, Operation of remote- or radio-controlled airborne toys or devices prohibited, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 10-4-2010.
Except as authorized by the Chief of Police or Village Board, no person shall dig into the turf of any Village-owned park or recreational property for any purposes whatsoever or remove any trees or flowers. Absent authorization by the Chief of Police or Village Board, the use of metal detectors and digging for buried objects on Village park or recreational property is prohibited.
Presence in parks between 10:30 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. No persons shall loiter, idle, wander or be present either on foot or in a vehicle of any nature whatsoever in a public park of the Village of Neshkoro or upon any streets running through said parks between the hours of 10:30 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. the following morning; said hours shall refer to either central standard time or daylight saving time, whichever is in effect. Point Park closes between dusk and 6:00 a.m., and it is unlawful for persons to be present during closed hours.
Exceptions for organized activities. Subsection A shall not apply to any persons participating in or any organized activity in a Village park and for which activity a permit was issued by the Village Board. This exception shall apply during the time such activity is in progress at a Village park and for 30 minutes after the termination of such activity.
Policy on reservation. The Village-owned parks and park facilities and shelter areas are primarily for the nonexclusive use of the residents and visitors of the Village. However, under proper circumstances, exclusive use of the same or parts thereof may be permitted. This section is intended to regulate exclusive use of municipally owned parks, park facilities, park shelters or parts thereof in the Village of Neshkoro to the end that the general welfare of the Village is protected.
Reservation of park space.
A person or group, firm, organization, partnership or corporation may reserve the use of a park facility or a park shelter/pavilion by written application filed with the Village Clerk-Treasurer. All reservations shall be made on application forms in the office of the Village Clerk-Treasurer and shall be on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservation of a designated area shall give the party to whom reserved the right to use such area to the exclusion of others for and during the period of reservation. Areas not reserved shall be open to use by all.
The pavilion at Stan-O-Gene Park may be reserved following the procedures in Subsections B(1) and C. Applicants shall deposit with the Clerk-Treasurer both a deposit and a fee as set by the Village Board, which deposit will be refunded if the pavilion is, after use, in a clean, undamaged condition.
Editor's Note: The current Fee Schedule is on file in the Village office.
Application. Applications shall be filed with the Village Clerk-Treasurer and shall include:
The name, address and telephone number of the applicant.
If the exclusive use is proposed for a group, firm, organization, partnership or corporation, the name, address and telephone number of the headquarters of the same and the responsible and authorized heads or partners of the same.
The name, address and telephone number of the person who will be responsible for the use of the said park, area or facility.
The date when the exclusive use is requested and the hours of the proposed exclusive date.
The anticipated number of persons to use the said park, area or facility.
Any additional information which the Village Board or Clerk-Treasurer finds reasonably necessary to a fair determination as to whether a permit should be issued.
Indemnification. Prior to granting any permit for exclusive use of the park, the Village may require the permittee to file evidence of good and sufficient sureties, insurance in force or other evidence of adequate financial responsibility, running to the Village and such other third parties as may be injured or damaged, in an amount depending upon the likelihood of injury or damage as a direct and proximate result of the exclusive use sufficient to indemnify the Village and such third parties as may be injured or damaged thereby, caused by the permittee, its agents or participants.
Permit not required for Village activity. A permit is not required for exclusive use of the park or a park facility sponsored by the Village of Neshkoro.
Class "B" fermented malt beverage licenses. When fermented malt beverages are sold at any event authorized by this section, a valid fermented malt beverage license shall be obtained and the provisions of §§ 312-11 and 312-22 shall be fully complied with. Said license must be held by the person who filed the original license and shall be presented to any law enforcement officer upon request.
Care of facilities. Persons reserving Village facilities shall be completely responsible for cleaning up the facilities after the event to the satisfaction of Village officials. All reserved areas shall be left in a clean condition, with refuse placed in containers provided for such purpose. Any organization or corporation reserving any area in a Village park shall agree to assume full responsibility for all damage to Village property by any invitee of said organization or corporation and shall make full payment therefor upon billing by the Village Clerk-Treasurer. Failure to do so shall deny future use of park facilities until such payment be made, in addition to any other remedy which the Village may have.
Definition. An ultralight aircraft, vehicle or hang glider is an unpowered or powered aircraft which is not subject to extensive regulation by the Federal Aviation Administration by virtue of its characteristics, and which is defined as an ultralight vehicle by 14 CFR § 103.1, and which is defined as an ultralight aircraft by § 114.195, Wis. Stats.
Regulations regarding use. No person shall operate any ultralight aircraft within the Village in such a manner or in such a location as to endanger or injure any person or property. No person shall operate an ultralight aircraft in the Village in violation of any applicable state and federal regulations and standards. No person shall cause an ultralight aircraft to land or to take off from any property without permission of the owner or occupant of said property, provided that an emergency landing may be made to prevent a catastrophe. In the case of landing or taking off from a Village public park or other public property, the operator of such ultralight aircraft shall first obtain a permit from the Village Board. No fee shall be charged by the Village Board for such permit, which may be issued for a period up to 30 days, nor shall the Village Board sponsor such activity.