Township of Lower Macungie, PA
Lehigh County
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[Ord. 1992-5, 5/7/1992, § 1]
1. 
The Part, and the rules and forms hereby and subsequently from time to time adopted, enacted, and established under this Part shall apply to all ball fields, parks, playgrounds, and buildings, hereinafter sometimes collectively referred to as "Recreational Facilities," which are now or hereafter owned, leased, held, or operated by the Township of Lower Macungie, specifically including, but not limited to:
A. 
Cross Timbers.
B. 
Ancient Oak South.
C. 
Ancient Oak West.
D. 
Lower Macungie Township Park.
E. 
Church Lane Park.
F. 
Prater Memorial Park.
G. 
Lower Macungie Township (annex).
H. 
Brookside Municipal Complex.
I. 
East Texas Playground (county owned, Township leased).
J. 
Rodale Park.
K. 
Wescosville Park.
L. 
Shepherd Hills Rec.
[Ord. 1992-5, 5/7/1992, § 2]
1. 
The rules and forms contained in the separate documents listed below are hereby adopted, established, and enacted to govern the conduct of all persons using, present in or upon, or applying to use, the Township's Recreation facilities, as defined above:
A. 
"General Rules for Township Recreation Facilities."
B. 
"Rules for Recreation Buildings."
C. 
"Agreement for Security Deposit and to Comply With Rules for Lower Macungie Township Recreation Facility."
2. 
True, correct, and complete copies of each of these documents accompany and are attached to this Part, and are made a part hereof the same as if fully included herein.
[Ord. 1992-5, 5/7/1992, § 3; as amended by Ord. 2011-12, 10/6/2011]
1. 
Purpose. Special rules for ball fields shall apply to restrict the use or activity on specific ball fields, when determined to be necessary by the Board of Commissioners in order to protect and promote the public safety and welfare, and pursuit of happiness.
2. 
Locations. The special rules for ball fields may apply to any ball field which is now or subsequently owned, held, leased, or operated by the Township of Lower Macungie, which includes, but is not limited to, the following ball fields:
A. 
Cross Timbers.
B. 
Ancient Oak South.
C. 
Ancient Oak West.
D. 
Lower Macungie Township Park.
E. 
Church Lane Park.
F. 
Lower Macungie Township (annex).
G. 
East Texas Playground.
H. 
Rodale Park.
I. 
Wescosville Park.
3. 
Type. The Board of Commissioners may restrict the use of ball fields to specific purposes (e.g., for softball only) and/or to children within specific age categories (e.g., 12 years of age and under). Such restrictions shall be determined and established by the Board of Commissioners, in their sole discretion, on a case-by-case basis.
4. 
Procedure. The special rules for ball fields shall be established by a resolution of the Board of Commissioners, duly adopted in public session. The special rules for ball fields shall be posted on an official Township sign in a conspicuous location at the ball field(s) subject to those special rules, before the special rules may be enforced.
5. 
Parents Responsible for Juveniles. No responsible adult, defined as that person in whom parental authority over a juvenile is vested, shall allow, permit, ignore, or tolerate such juvenile to violate any special rules for ball fields which are posted on an official Township sign in a conspicuous location at the ball field which is subject to those special rules.
6. 
Delegation. The Township's Board of Commissioners may, in their discretion, delegate authority and responsibility for the special rules for ball fields, and monitoring compliance with those special rules, to the Township Recreation Director, or to the various playground associations.
7. 
Violations and Enforcement. It shall be unlawful for any person to violate the special rules for ball fields which are posted for such ball fields. Violators shall be subject to the penalty provisions specified elsewhere in this Part.
[Ord. 1992-5, 5/7/1992, § 4; as amended by Ord. 2011-12, 10/6/2011]
The rules and forms adopted, established, and enacted under this Part may be added, amended, changed, and deleted from time to time by a duly adopted resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Lower Macungie: provided, that no such added amended, or changed rule shall be enforceable unless that rule is posted on an official Township sign at conspicuous places in the Township recreational facilities subject to that rule.
[Ord. 1992-5, 5/7/1992, § 5]
Permits, when required, shall be obtained only from duly authorized officials at the offices of the Township of Lower Macungie in the municipal building at 3400 Brookside Road, Macungie, PA 18062.
[Ord. 1992-5, 5/7/1992, § 6; as amended by Ord. 2011-12, 10/6/2011]
All activities in or on the Township's recreation facilities are subject to review by the Board of Commissioners of Lower Macungie Township. Requests for exceptions to any of the rules or forms adopted, established, and enacted from time to time under this Part shall be placed in writing, and shall be directed to the Board of Commissioners of Lower Macungie Township.
[Ord. 1992-5, 5/7/1992, § 7; as amended by Ord. 2011-12, 10/6/2011]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs. Each day that a violation of this Part continues or each section of this Part which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.