Borough of Bath, PA
Northampton County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Bath 6-3-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-635. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Trees — See Ch. 604.
The tract of land located eastwardly of Horner Street, between Barber Alley and Allen Street, is hereby established as a public park of the Borough, to be designated "Cliff Cowling Field."
The tract of land located northwardly of the property of James and Dianne Smith, between North Chestnut Street and the former Lehigh New England Railroad, is hereby established as a public park of the Borough, to be designated "Volunteer Firefighters Park."
The tract of land located on the westerly side of Race Street, between Green Street and Keystone Portland Cement Property, is hereby established as a public park of the Borough, to be designated "Keystone Park."
The tract of land located on the westerly side of the development known as Holiday Hill is hereby established as a public park of the Borough, to be designated "Carl L. Rehrig Park."
The tract of land located south of and on the easterly side of Old Forge Drive is hereby established as a public park of the Borough, to be designated "Bath Borough Tot Lot."
The tract of land located on the northerly side of West Main Street at the intersection of Pennsylvania Route 329 is hereby established as a public park of the Borough, to be designated "Monocacy Creek Park."
Upon the passage of this article, the aforesaid parks are established and considered "recreation places" within the meaning of the Borough Code, and the authority to supervise and maintain the same is hereby vested in Borough Council.
The following rules and regulations are hereby established for the management and protection of Cliff Cowling Field, Volunteer Firefighters Park, Keystone Park, Carl L. Rehrig Park, Bath Borough Tot Lot, and Monocacy Creek Park, hereinafter designated "the parks."
A. 
No person shall injure, remove, cut or damage any of the trees, plants, shrubs, turf, buildings, structures, or fixtures therein, or any other property of the Borough located within the parks.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 604, Trees.
B. 
No person shall remove any bench, seat or table from the parks or change the location whereof without permission from Borough Council or the Borough Manager.
C. 
No person shall conduct him or herself within the parks so as to annoy any other person using the parks for recreational purposes.
D. 
No person shall engage in hunting or discharge firearms within the parks.
E. 
No person shall operate any motorized vehicle within the limits of any of the parks.
F. 
No person shall dispense or consume any alcoholic beverages in or upon the parks property except under the following terms and conditions:
(1) 
Prior to dispensing or consuming any alcoholic beverage in or upon the parks property, a park alcohol consumption permit must be applied for and obtained from Borough Council or the Borough Manager. In their sole discretion, Borough Council or the Borough Manager may impose conditions upon any person or organization to whom a park alcohol consumption permit has been granted.
(2) 
A financially responsible person must execute an indemnification and hold harmless agreement acceptable to the Borough Solicitor which shall protect the Borough from acts and omissions of the sponsor, of an organization he or she represents, and of any guests or invitees of the sponsor who utilize Borough park facilities.
(3) 
Only tap beer and cans shall be permitted in the parks areas. Under no circumstances shall glass containers be permitted.
(4) 
A deposit, the amount of which shall be determined by Borough Council from time to time, must be tendered at the time that the indemnification agreement is signed. The deposit will be retained as an offset against Borough expenses, whether or not there are site damages, if police are summoned to the park facility for any reason in conjunction with the applicant's activities.
(5) 
All alcoholic beverage consumption must end at dusk.
G. 
No person shall enter in, use or remain in the parks between the hours of dusk and 8:00 a.m. each and every day of the week except under the following terms and conditions:
(1) 
Any person or organization who desires to enter in, use or remain in a park between the hours of dusk and 8:00 a.m. must apply to Borough Council at least 30 days in advance for written permission from Borough Council to enter in, use, or remain in a park between the hours of dusk and 8:00 a.m.
(2) 
Borough Council is authorized to grant permission in writing to any person or organization who desires to enter in, use, or remain in a park between the hours of dusk and 8:00 a.m. and, in its sole discretion, Borough Council may impose conditions upon any person or organization to whom such permission has been granted.
(3) 
The Monocacy Creek Park contains a walking path which shall not be subject to the hours of operation restriction set forth herein; provided, however, no loitering or other gathering shall be permitted on said walking path except by written permission from Borough Council in accordance with this section.
A. 
Any violation of any of the regulations contained in § 440-8 of this article shall constitute a summary offense, and any person found guilty of a violation of any of the regulations contained in § 440-8 of this article shall, upon conviction, be fined not more than $600 and costs of prosecution for each and every offense.
B. 
Each violation of any of the regulations contained in § 440-8 of this article and each day's violation of any of the regulations contained in § 440-8 of this article shall constitute a separate offense.
C. 
In addition, court costs and reasonable attorney fees incurred by the Borough in enforcement proceedings shall be assessed against violator and awarded to the Borough.
[Added 11-5-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-678]