City of Aurora, MO
Lawrence County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Cross References — Animals and dogs, Ch. 210; buildings and building regulations, Title V; junked, wrecked, abandoned property, Ch. 250; nuisances, Ch. 220; streets, sidewalks and other public places, Ch. 535; traffic code, Title III; subdivisions, Ch. 410; as to drinking and possessing alcohol in public places, see §600.050.
[Code 1972, §23-2; Ord. No. 87-1941, §1, 4-13-1987; CC 1988 §20-2]
All City Parks shall be closed to the public from 12:01 A.M. to 6:00 A.M. each night, and it is hereby made unlawful for any person to be in such park while the park is closed to the public.
[Ord. No. 87-1941, §2, 4-13-1987; CC 1988 §20-3; Ord. No. 93-2097, 2-8-1993]
It shall be unlawful for any person while on property or in buildings under the operation and control of the Aurora Park Board to:
Throw stones, rocks, sticks, bottles or other similar things by hand or otherwise.
Attach wires, ropes, placards, notices or other contrivances to any structure, tree, shrub, plant or utility lines without prior written permission of the Aurora Park Board.
Remove property of the parks without permission of the Park Board, Director of Parks, or the Supervisor of the park.
Erect, place or maintain any tent, building, booth, stand or other structures, temporary or otherwise, without the written permission of the Director of Parks.
Throw, discharge or otherwise place or cause or permit to be placed or discharged into any fountain, pool, pond, lake, stream or other body of water any substance, matter or thing which might cause said water to be harmful to persons or things or to give forth objectionable odors or to appear unsightly or otherwise pollute the waters.
Fish or remove fish or aquatic life from any stream, pond, lake or other body of water unless fishing shall be expressly permitted in the area.
Tell fortunes.
Engage in an athletic contest or event in any public area except in areas set aside therefor, nor shall any person in any event engage in any athletic contest or event or throw any ball or engage in any game singly or with others in such a fashion as to unreasonably endanger the safety of others thereabout.
Use a loud speaker or amplifier without prior permission of the Director of Parks.
Play a musical instrument between the hours of 9:00 P.M. of any day and 10:30 A.M. of the next day without a prior written permit of the Director of Parks, except this paragraph shall not apply to a person who is playing a string or wood instrument between the hours of 9:00 P.M. and 11:00 P.M., provided only one (1) person is playing such instrument in the area and that the playing of the instrument is done in a manner and at a location so as not to disturb the peace of adjoining property owners or park patrons.
Conduct any religious service without a permit issued by the Director of Parks.
Participate in or enter upon the grounds of any activity where charges are made without first being registered at the place provided therefor and paying the established fee, except for persons provided with exemptions by action of the Aurora Park Board.
Camp or picnic other than in an area expressly designated for camping or picnicking, nor shall any person attempt to move or relocate any benches, chairs or tables unless the same shall not be secured in any way whatsoever to the ground, in which case the same may be moved and relocated within the confines of the designated picnicking or camping area.
Start a fire for cooking purposes or otherwise within any park except in receptacles and facilities intended therefor.
Operate, park or race a motor vehicle or bicycle upon the grounds or within the buildings other than in areas designated for the operation of such vehicles, or leave any nonoperable vehicle within a park for a period to exceed six (6) hours.
Allow cattle or horses to be driven through, run loose, staked out, or in any other way to be in a park except in such an area as designated.
Drop, throw, place or discard any wastepaper, dirt, weeds, or trash of any kind, including household trash, refuse, or other rubbish of any sort which is not associated with park use in trash receptacles provided in the Aurora Parks.
[Ord. No. 87-1941, §3, 4-13-1987; CC 1988 §20-4]
Whenever the Director of Parks shall find that there has been and is continuing a disturbance of the peace of persons within or near the vicinity of any park, or he shall find that the safety of persons or property within a park or within the vicinity thereof has been or is being threatened by the conduct of persons in or about a park, the Director is hereby authorized to close to the public, such park for such period of time not exceeding twelve (12) hours as to him shall seem reasonably necessary to quell the disturbance or threat to life or property, and no person shall enter any park so closed, save employees of the Park Board and officers and employees of the City. If the notice of the closing thereof shall be posted in conspicuous places thereabout, nor shall any person remain in such park after it shall have been closed after knowledge of the closing shall come to him by signs posted in the vicinity of the park or otherwise.
No outdoor athletic event shall begin after 11:30 P.M. or before 7:00 A.M. and use of the public address system at outdoor athletic events shall not occur between the hours of 11:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M. Provisions of this Subsection shall not apply in the event the game involves out-of-town participants in a district, state, regional or national tournament.
[Ord. No. 87-1941, §4, 4-13-1987; CC 1988 §20-5]
Whenever, under any of the rules and regulations contained in Section 245.020 above, a permit is required or provided for, the person charged with the issuance of the permit shall issue the permit only upon a proper application and when he finds that:
The proposed activity or use of the park will not unreasonably interfere with or detract from the general enjoyment of the park;
The proposed activity or use will not unreasonably interfere with or detract from the promotion of the public health, welfare, safety, morals and recreation;
The proposed activity or use is not unreasonably liable to incite violence, crime, disturbances of the peace or other disorderly conduct or violation of any of the rules and regulations of the park;
The proposed activity or use will not entail unusual, extraordinary or burdensome expense by the public or unusual or burdensome police protection or activity;
The facility desired has not been previously reserved for other use at the day and hour required in the application therefor;
The use will not reasonably interfere with another use previously permitted at the day and hour required in the application;
The use is not intended for the advancement of a commercial enterprise;
The use or frequency of the use applied for will not unreasonably deprive the public of the general use of the park or its facilities or unreasonably deprive or interfere with use of the remainder of the park or its facilities by the public.
[Ord. No. 87-1941, §5, 4-13-1987; CC 1988 §20-6]
Generally. No person shall park a vehicle in any street, roadway, driveway or parking area that is marked for parking in any public park at any time or in any manner, except as designated by lines or markings upon the pavement or ground. No person shall park any vehicle in front of or across any driveway or entranceway or within five (5) feet of any driveway or entranceway to any picnic area or filter building located in any public park. Nor shall any person park a vehicle at any place within a public park where, by signs duly erected, parking is prohibited.
In Accordance With Posted Directions. No person shall park a vehicle in other than an established or designated parking area and such use shall be in accordance with the posted directions and with the instructions of any attendant who may be present.
[Ord. No. 87-1941, §6, 4-13-1987; CC 1988 §20-7]
Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated. The following procedures apply:
It is within the jurisdiction of the Aurora Park Board to recommend penalties, as appropriate, to the Aurora City Council for violation of any behavior not specifically enumerated.
Players in any sporting activity throwing equipment, especially in a dangerous manner will be warned and/or ejected. A warning is not required by the umpire first for ejections.
Players may not possess or consume alcoholic beverages in the Aurora City Parks. This includes parking lots and park equipment. Teams or individuals may be penalized for failure to comply.
Suspensions. A player, coach, or team follower ejected from a game will be suspended only for that game if it is the first (1st) ejection of the season. A second (2nd) ejection will result in a three-game suspension. A third (3rd) ejection results in suspension from league play for the rest of the season including post season play. A player who receives a third (3rd) ejection may bring his/her case to the Aurora Park Board for their recommendation as to a seasonal suspension. The penalty for first (1st) and second (2nd) ejections are automatic.
Extreme behavior such as fighting, threatening the umpire, etc. will result in more severe penalties as recommended by the Park Board.
[CC 1988 §20-29; Ord. No. 88-1966, §1, 6-13-1988; Ord. No. 99-2390 §1, 5-25-1999; Ord. No. 2003-2571 §I, 12-9-2003; Ord. No. 2010-2873 §I, 5-25-2010]
The daily admission fees to be charged at the City of Aurora Swimming Pool shall be assessed and collected on the following schedule:
0 — 4 years
Daily admission
Swim during training sessions
Adult swim
[CC 1988 §20-30; Ord. No. 88-1966, §2, 6-13-1988; Ord. No. 99-2390 §2, 5-25-1999; Ord. No. 2003-2571 §2, 12-9-2003; Ord. No. 2010-2873 §2, 5-25-2010]
The following fees to be charged at the City of Aurora Swimming Pool shall be assessed and collected on the following schedule:
Season Pass
Additional Household Member
$10.00 each
Pool Parties:
1 guard for every 25 swimmers
1 — 2 guards
3 — 4 guards
5+ guards
Private Swim Lessons
Water Aerobics
$5.00 per session or $50.00 per month (June & July)
$25.00 (August)
Floating Tubes