City of Seymour, MO
Webster County
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[Code 1999 §235.010; CC 1979 §510.110; Ord. No. 288 §1, 11-11-1976]
All parks in the City shall be operated and maintained under the supervision of the Park Superintendent.
[Code 1999 §235.020; CC 1979 §510.120; Ord. No. 288 §2, 11-11-1976]
The City Administrator or any other City Official designated by the Park Board may perform the duties of the Park Superintendent subject to the supervision of the Park Board.
[Code 1999 §235.030; CC 1979 §510.130; Ord. No. 288 §3, 11-11-1976]
The Park Superintendent shall have supervision over all employees concerned in the maintenance of such parks and they shall perform their duties under his/her supervision.
[Code 1999 §235.040; CC 1979 §510.140; Ord. No. 288 §4, 11-11-1976]
The Park Superintendent shall see to the enforcement of all ordinances relating to the parks. He/she shall enforce all rules relating to the use of the park.
[Code 1999 §235.050; CC 1979 §510.150; Ord. No. 288 §5, 11-11-1976]
It shall be unlawful for any person to violate any regulation governing conduct in the City park which has been approved by the Board.
[Code 1999 §235.060; CC 1979 §510.160; Ord. No. 288 §6, 11-11-1976]
No amusement for gain or for which a charge is made can be conducted in a park without the consent of the Governing Body of the parks, and such amusement must be conducted in accordance with any ordinance pertaining thereto.
[Code 1999 §235.070; CC 1979 §510.170; Ord. No. 288 §7, 11-11-1976]
No person shall engage in, participate in, aid, form or organize any assembly or group of people or make any speeches or conduct any musical program or festivals in any park, unless a permit has been obtained from the Park Superintendent, and unless such permit is carried by the person heading or leading such activity; provided however, that the provisions hereof shall not apply to students when constituting a part of their educational activities and under the immediate direction and supervision of the proper school authorities; nor to any governmental agency within the scope of its functions.
[Code 1999 §235.080; CC 1979 §510.170]
A. 
Applications for a park permit shall be filed with the City Clerk not less than five (5) days before the date on which it is proposed to conduct any such activity. Such application shall state:
1. 
The name of the person or organization wishing to conduct such activity.
2. 
If the activity is proposed to be conducted for, on behalf of, or by an organization, the name, address and telephone number of the headquarters of the organization, and of the authorized and responsible head of such organization.
3. 
The name, address and telephone number of the person who will be Chairman of such activity and who will be responsible for its conduct.
4. 
The name, address and telephone number of the person or organization to whom the permit is desired to be issued.
5. 
The date when such activity is to be conducted.
6. 
The park or portion thereof for which permit is desired.
7. 
An estimate of the anticipated attendance.
8. 
The hour when such activity will start and terminate.
B. 
The Park Superintendent shall grant and issue such park permit if:
1. 
The proposed activity or use of the park will not unreasonably interfere with or detract from the general public enjoyment of the park.
2. 
The proposed activity and use will not unreasonably interfere with or detract from the promotion of public health, welfare, safety and recreation.
3. 
The facilities desired have not been reserved for other use at the day and hour required in the application.
4. 
The conduct of such activity will not substantially interrupt the safe and orderly movement of traffic.
5. 
The conduct of such activity will not require the diversion of so great a number of Police Officers of the City to properly police such activity and the areas contiguous thereto, as to prevent normal Police protection to the City.
6. 
The conduct of such activity is not reasonably likely to cause injury to persons or property, incite violence, crime or disorderly conduct.
7. 
Such activity is not to be held for the sole purpose of advertising any products, goods or event and is not designed to be held purely for private profit.
C. 
Each park permit shall state the following:
1. 
Date of such activity.
2. 
Park or portion thereof to be used.
3. 
Hour when such activity will start and terminate.
The Park Superintendent shall act upon the application for a park permit within five (5) days after the filing of same.
[Code 1999 §235.090; CC 1979 §510.210; Ord. No. 288 §1, 11-11-1976]
Each person, firm or corporation using the public parks and grounds shall clean up all debris, extinguish all fires when such fires are permitted, and leave the premises in good order and the facilities in a neat and sanitary condition.
[Code 1999 §235.100; CC 1979 §510.220; Ord. No. 288 §2, 11-11-1976]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation using such parks to either perform or permit to be performed any of the following acts:
1. 
Willfully mark, deface, disfigure, injure, tamper with, or displace, or remove any building, bridges, tables, benches, fireplaces, railings, paving or paving material, water lines or other public utilities or parts or appurtenances thereof, signs, notices or placards whether temporary or permanent, monuments, stakes, posts, or other boundary markers, or other structures or equipment, facilities or park property or appurtenances whatsoever, either real or personal.
2. 
Throw, discharge, or otherwise place or cause to be placed in the waters of any fountain, pond, lake, stream, bay or other body of water in or adjacent to any park or any tributary, stream, storm sewer or drain flowing into such waters any substance, matter or thing, liquid or solid, which will or may result in the pollution of said waters.
3. 
Bring in or dump, deposit or leave any bottles, broken glass, ashes, paper, boxes, cans, dirt, rubbish, waste, garbage, or refuse, or other trash. No such refuse or trash shall be placed in any waters in or contiguous to any park, or left anywhere on the grounds thereof but shall be placed in the proper receptacles where these are provided; where receptacles are not so provided, all such rubbish or waste shall be carried away from the park by the person responsible for its presence and properly disposed of elsewhere.
4. 
Disturb the peace, or use any profane, obscene or blasphemous language.
5. 
Endanger the safety of any person by any conduct or act.
6. 
Commit any assault, battery, or engage in fighting.
7. 
Violate any rule for the use of the park made or approved by the Park Board.
8. 
Prevent any person from using any park or any of its facilities, or interfere with such use in compliance with this Chapter and the rules applicable to such use.
9. 
Swim, bathe or wade in any waters or waterways in or adjacent to any park, except in such waters and at such places as are provided therefore, and in compliance with such regulations as are herein set forth or may be hereafter adopted.
10. 
Appear in bathing costume at any place in the parks except within the limits of designated bathing places or areas, and all bathing costumes shall conform to commonly accepted standards.
11. 
Dress or undress on any beach, or in any vehicle, toilet or other place, except in such bathing houses or structures as may be provided for that purpose.
[Code 1999 §235.110; CC 1979 §510.230; Ord. No. 288 §3, 11-11-1976]
A. 
The park shall be opened daily to the public during daylight hours and it shall be unlawful for any person or persons (other than City personnel conducting City business therein) to occupy or be present in such parks during any hours in which the park is not open to the public.
B. 
Any section or part of the park may be declared closed to the public by the Park Superintendent at any time and for any interval of time, either temporarily or at regular or stated intervals.
[Code 1999 §235.120; CC 1979 §510.240; Ord. No. 288 §4, 11-11-1976]
A. 
Whenever any group, association or organization desires to use said park facilities for a particular purpose such as picnics, parties or theatrical or entertainment performances, a representative of said group, association or organization shall first obtain a permit from the Park Superintendent for such purposes. The Board of Aldermen may adopt an application form to be used by the Park Superintendent for such situations.
B. 
The Park Superintendent shall grant the application if it appears that the group, association or organization will not interfere with the general use of the park by the individual members of the public and if the said group, association or organization meets all other conditions contained in the application. The application may contain a requirement for an indemnity bond to protect the City from any liability of any kind or character and to protect City property from damage.
[Code 1999 §235.130; CC 1979 §510.250; Ord. No. 288 §5, 11-11-1976]
A. 
No person in a park shall picnic or lunch in a place other than those designated for that purpose. Attendants shall have the authority to regulate the activities in such areas when necessary to prevent congestion and to secure the maximum use for the comfort and convenience of all. Visitors shall comply with any directions given to achieve this end.
B. 
No person in a park shall use any portion of the picnic areas or of any of the buildings or structures therein for the purpose of holding picnics to the exclusion of other persons, nor shall any persons use such area and facilities for an unreasonable time if the facilities are crowded.
[Code 1999 §235.140; CC 1979 §510.260; Ord. No. 288 §6, 11-11-1976]
A. 
Special Activities. It shall be unlawful to engage in special activities including flying model airplanes, golf practice, ice skating, games and picnics except at locations specifically designated for such activities by the Park Board. Areas for such activities may be reserved by groups for use at specified times.
B. 
Automobiles. It shall be unlawful to drive or park any automobile except on a street, driveway or parking lot in any park, or to park or leave any such vehicle in any place other than one established for public parking.
C. 
Animals. It shall be unlawful to bring any dangerous animal into any park, and it shall be unlawful to permit any dog to be in any park unless such dog is on a leash not more than six (6) feet long.
D. 
Sales. It shall be unlawful for any person, other than employees and officials of this park district acting on behalf of this district, to vend, sell, peddle or offer for sale any commodity or article within this park.
E. 
Smoking. It shall be unlawful for any person under eighteen (18) years of age to smoke within the park.
F. 
Alcoholic Beverages. It shall be unlawful for any person to have in his/her possession, custody or control any alcoholic beverages of any kind whatsoever.
G. 
Signs. It shall be unlawful for anyone to paste, glue, tack, or otherwise post any sign, placard, advertisement or inscription whatever, nor shall any person erect or cause to be erected any sign whatsoever on any public lands or highway or roads adjacent to a park.
These provisions shall not apply to any properly authorized government official in pursuit of any official duty.