[Adopted 2-25-2019, effective 3-22-2019]
The Mansfield Town Council recognizes that, as intended, Downtown Storrs is a valuable public resource for holding events in which the rights secured in the First Amendment and Connecticut Constitution are fully protected. The Council is committed to maximizing the appropriate use of the public streets and public sidewalks within Downtown Storrs as a point of community activity in the best interests of the residents of the Town of Mansfield and visitors to the community. The Town of Mansfield, acting through its Town Council, may enter into an operations agreement with a private or public entity to manage, operate, oversee, and develop procedures that will ensure the best use of the Downtown Storrs public streets, and public sidewalks for all the people of Mansfield, within the limits of public safety.
Downtown Storrs Streets and Sidewalks are defined as being located between the intersection of Storrs Road and Charles Smith Way and Storrs Road and Mansfield Road, including the streets and adjacent sidewalks of Storrs Road, Dog Lane, Royce Circle, Bolton Road Extension, and Wilbur Cross Way.
All persons using land and facilities situated within the Downtown Storrs streets and sidewalks, as defined, shall comply with all ordinances, policies and procedures adopted by the Town. Said ordinances, policies and procedures shall be enforced by the police and by other agents, officials, and employees of the Town of Mansfield designated in writing by the Town Manager. Violation of any such regulation may result in the issuance of a citation carrying a fine as set forth in the regulations which if not paid within 10 days of issuance shall be doubled. Fines may be enforced and collected by way of Chapter 129 of the Code of the Town of Mansfield.
Pursuant to this article, Town Council may develop and enact such ordinances, policies and procedures as may be necessary to ensure the fair, equitable, safe, orderly, and frequent use of the streets and sidewalks in Downtown Storrs for the enjoyment of the public.