The ordinance codified in this chapter is called the "Town Farm Ordinance."
It is the purpose of this chapter to preserve the natural character and beauty of the forest at the site of the former Town farm. It is also the intent that John R. Haley's gift to the people be used for the good of all in his honor, as his will's intent to do good for the people is evident. Let it be known that henceforth and forever the people of Kittery set aside this parcel of land as an area to enjoy nature, to be preserved for future generations for the common good.
"Town Farm" means the site of the former Town farm at 77 Haley Road (see Kittery Tax Map No. 48, Lot No. 7] and includes all land bounded within the following: on the north and west by the land now or formerly of David E. and Ann E. Blake, Harold L. Durgin Trust, Hilda M. Wilson and Brenda E. Lawrence and Lynda W. Clark and Jefferson L. Wilson; on the south and east by land now or formerly of Eugene and Hildred C. Lewis and the estate of Marion F. Lewis; excepting the Central Maine Power Company power line easement going through the property.
No person may remove, injure or otherwise damage or deface any thing, plant material, sign, marker, bench or structure within the Town Farm. Use of metal detectors or similar devices is prohibited. "Paint-ball" activities and materials are prohibited.
Littering is prohibited. A carry-in, carry-out policy is in effect.
Control of dogs is governed by Chapter 6.1. Dogs must be on a leash at all times unless under the control of the owner or keeper. This limitation does not apply to service dogs when used as such.
No person may start or allow to burn any fire within the bounds of the Town Farm.
No motor vehicles are allowed except in conformance with Chapter 12.8.
No person may drink or consume any alcoholic, spirituous, vinous, fermented or other alcoholic beverage, or combination of liquors and mix liquors within the bounds of the Town Farm.
Camping is prohibited from 12:01 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., unless permitted by the Town Council.
Signage will be posted at the entrances, stating that hunting is allowed.
This chapter is enforced by the Police Department. The Conservation Commission is responsible for the management of the Town Farm forest in accordance with the Town Farm forest management plan duly adopted by the Town Council.
Any violation of this chapter will be assessed a penalty under Title 1, Chapter 1.3. All penalties recovered accrue to the benefit of the Town.