[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Mannington 9-24-2014 by Ord. No. 1405. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The regulations set forth in § 92-3 of this chapter shall regulate the conduct of persons as individuals or as groups of persons and govern their use of the public park and recreation area. The Township Committee may amend or add to these regulations as it sees fit.
As used in these regulations, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- PROPER AUTHORITY
- The Township Committee or its empowered designee by delegation of authority, which delegation may be by resolution of the Township Committee.
No person or group of persons, while in or upon the recreation area, shall:
Be in or upon the recreation area for any purpose during the hours of closing for said areas, except for authorized persons while in the performance of official duties.
Damage, deface, injure, destroy, displace or remove any buildings, benches, tables, paving, signs, notices, monuments, trees, shrubs, plants, stakes, boundary markers, utilities of other structures or equipment, facilities or appurtenances whatsoever, except in the maintenance of said property by authorized persons.
Construct or erect any tent, building or other structure of whatever kind, whether permanent or temporary, or run or string lines, wires or other lines upon or across such lands, except upon written permission by the Township Committee or its designee.
Hunt, pursue, shoot, harm, trap or kill any animal or wildlife found upon such lands. (See Code Chapter 49.)
Bring in or dump upon, deposit or leave upon the recreation area any bottles, broken glass, trash, garbage or other refuse. Any refuse generated in connection with the proper use of the property must be placed in the proper receptacles where provided for such matters, and where receptacles are not provided, such matter shall be carried away by the person responsible for its presence and properly disposed elsewhere. (See Code Chapter 76.)
Drive or park any vehicle on any area, except the roadways or parking areas provided or such areas as may be specifically designated as temporary areas by proper authority or in accordance with the instructions of any authorized attendant who may be present.
Leave a vehicle or bicycle standing or parked thereon in any area during hours when the property is closed.
Operate a vehicle or bicycle in a careless or reckless manner.
Carry or possess firearms or explosives of any description, bow and arrows or other form of weapon or trapping device which may be hostile to wildlife or dangerous to humans. Shooting into such land areas from beyond its boundaries is prohibited. (See Code Chapter 49.)
Picnic or lunch in a place other than such places designated for that purpose or unduly delay or prevent the use of such permitted areas by others.
Set up a tent, shelter or other temporary device or vehicle for overnight camping, or leave any structure or vehicle that could be used for such purpose on the lands during closing hours.
Play any game involving the throwing or flying of objects, except in areas provided for such forms of recreation.
Bring or ride upon a horse, except in areas where permitted by proper authority, nor allow any animals to graze or go unattended.
Be upon the recreation area while intoxicated from alcohol or under the influence of drugs or possess or consume any alcoholic beverage or illegal drug while within the boundaries of said recreation area. (See Code Chapter 7.)
Enter upon any area posted as closed to the public or use any area in violation of other posted notices.
Gamble or participate in any similar illegal activity.
Engage in threatening, abusive, insulting or indecent language, fighting or engage in any disorderly conduct tending to breach the public peace.
Expose or offer for sale any article or merchandise, or place any stand, cart or vehicle for the transportation, sale or display of any such article or merchandise other than as specifically authorized by the proper authority. (See Code Chapter 97.)
Post or otherwise place any sign, placard or advertisement whatsoever, unless authorized by the proper authority.
Enter or exit said lands anywhere except posted and proper entrances and exits. Persons using neighboring fields or properties will be in violation.
Allow domestic animals to run at large and uncontrolled. All domestic animals will be restrained on adequate leashes not greater than six feet in length. (See Code Chapter 10.)
Build or attempt to build a fire, except in such areas and under such regulations as may be designated by the proper authority. No person shall drop, throw or otherwise scatter lighted matches, burning cigarettes or cigars, tobacco paper or other flammable material within the park, roads, parking areas or other areas abutting or contiguous thereto.
Smoke or use of tobacco-related products within any park and/or recreation area owned, leased or utilized by the Township of Mannington, or within 50 feet of any park and/or recreation area owned, leased or utilized by the Township of Mannington.
Parks and recreation areas shall be open to the public every day from dawn until dusk, unless otherwise determined by the Township Committee.
Any individual or group who desires to have exclusive or substantial use and control of any park or recreation area for any organized activity or event shall contact the Township Clerk for reservations and availability no less than 10 days prior to the proposed use of the park or recreation area.
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a penalty for each offense of not less than $50 nor more than $2,000. Any person who is convicted of violating this chapter within one year of the date of a previous violation of this chapter and who was fined for the previous violation shall be sentenced by the court to an additional fine as a repeat offender. The additional fine imposed by the court upon a person for a repeated offense shall not be less than the minimum or exceed the maximum fine fixed for a violation of this chapter, but shall be calculated separately from the fine imposed for the violation of this chapter.