[Amended 6-12-2006 by Ord. No. 06-02]
No park grounds or facility shall be reserved for use or rented by any group, organization or individual for any activity, function or meeting unless a permit for its use or rental has first been obtained from the Knowlton Township Recreation Director. The granting of a permit shall entitle the holder thereof to precedence in the use of the facility.
Permits for the use of facilities shall be required for any and all activities or functions of any size or type and shall be governed by the rules and regulations of the Township Committee and shall be subject to such schedule of fees as may be imposed or fixed by the Township Committee.
The fees for reservation of park facilities are as follows:
Daily table rental: $20 per table.
Hourly table rental: $5 per table per hour.
Daily pavilion rental: fee of $200 plus a refundable deposit of $250.
Field usage: $20 per hour per field.
Large group fee: $1 per person will be assessed for additional event participants over 100 persons plus a refundable deposit of $250.
Events and activities sponsored by the Knowlton Athletic Association, the Knowlton Township Recreation Committee or the Knowlton Recreation Foundation are exempt from the permit requirement provided that these events and activities are scheduled and approved by the Knowlton Township Recreation Director.
Fees and deposits may be waived for other community organizations with the approval of the Knowlton Township Committee.
A refund of fees will be made for cancellations received 48 hours prior to the start of the event or activity. Refunds for cancellations made within 48 hours of the start of the event or activity may be granted with the approval of the Knowlton Township Committee.
Application for a permit shall be made to the Knowlton Township Recreation Director, and the applicant shall familiarize himself with the rules and regulations governing the use of grounds or facility for the use of which the application is made.
Application for a permit to conduct a series of regular meetings shall be submitted, in writing, listing all of the dates desired.
Permits shall be issued on a first-come-first-served basis, but only after approval of the Knowlton Township Recreation Director and upon payment of the required fees or deposit, if any. Unless otherwise specified therein, the permit shall expire immediately following the use of the facilities on the occasion for which granted.
The person to whom the permit is issued shall remain on the premises for the use of which the permit was granted until all other members of the group have left the area.
Application for a permit by a group of minors shall be signed by a chaperone, who will assume responsibility for the actions of the group during the period for which the permit is granted, as stated thereon.
No person shall fail or refuse to produce and exhibit any permit upon request of the police, the Township Committee or its authorized representative to inspect such permit in connection with the enforcement of this chapter or the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto.
The Knowlton Township Recreation Director shall issue a permit when the proposed activity or use of the facility meets the following:
Will not unreasonably interfere with or detract from the general public enjoyment of the park.
Will not unreasonably interfere with or detract from the promotion of public health, welfare, safety and recreation.
Is not reasonably anticipated to incite violence, crime or disorderly conduct.
Will not entail or constitute an unusual, extraordinary or burdensome handicap or expense to the Township of Knowlton.
The facility is available for use and has not been reserved or scheduled for use at the day and hour requested in the application.
Will be by a group which must be covered by its own insurance.
Should the Knowlton Township Recreation Director deny an application, such denial shall be made in writing and state the reasons why the application was denied.
The applicant may appeal a denial of an application for use of a recreation facility to the Knowlton Township Committee. The Township Committee's decision on the application shall be final.
In addition to the penalty prescribed in § 134-6, the Knowlton Township Recreation Director may revoke a permit upon a finding of a violation of any of the provisions set forth in this chapter and of any of the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto.
The person or organization representative to whom a permit has been issued shall be responsible to see that the premises are left in a clean and orderly condition.