Town of Glenville, NY
Schenectady County
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[Adopted 11-6-1996 (Ch. 26 of the 1966 Code)]

§ 195-14 Purpose.

A. 
The purpose of this article is to adopt the following general rules and regulations for the government and protection of park lands in the Town of Glenville, and to provide for the enforcement thereof, as listed below.
(1) 
Maalwyck Park.
(2) 
Indian Meadows Park.
(3) 
Sanders Preserve.
(4) 
Mohawk-Hudson Bike/Hike Trail.
(5) 
Lock 8 Fishing Access Site.
(6) 
Freemans Bridge Boat Launch.
B. 
The following conduct shall be prohibited within the Town parks:
[Amended 4-5-2006 by L.L. No. 3-2006]
(1) 
No person shall disturb the peace and good order in the parks by fighting, quarreling or wrangling with loud voices or shouts, threatening violence to any person or the property of others or by engaging in clamor or boisterous shouts or conduct or tumult.
(2) 
No persons shall collect in parks in bodies or crowds for unlawful purposes or boisterous or riotous assemblage or for intentionally annoying or harassing or inflicting property damage or bodily injury upon another person or persons.
(3) 
No person shall beg, hawk, peddle or solicit within a park unless he or she has previously obtained a permit authorizing such conduct from the Town Board.
(4) 
No person shall play at disorderly games of chance in the parks.
(5) 
No person in any park shall possess, consume, offer for sale, use or be under the disturbing influence of any beer, alcoholic beverage, illegal controlled substance, stimulant, depressant or hallucinating agent.
(6) 
No person shall use obscene, profane or abusive language while in a park.
(7) 
No person shall loiter in or near toilet buildings in a park.
(8) 
No person, except authorized Town employees, shall enter a toilet room set aside for the opposite sex.
(9) 
No person shall appear in a park in a state of nudity, in a state of dress not properly belonging to his or her sex or in such a manner as to indecently expose his or her person.
(10) 
No person shall commit, perform or engage in any lewd, lascivious, obscene or indecent act or behavior in a park.
(11) 
No person, other than the disabled owner of a trained guide dog, shall bring into, have or keep any dog within a park during the hours in which activities sanctioned by the Town Director of Youth Activities are in progress unless he or she has previously obtained a permit authorizing such conduct from the Town Board.

§ 195-15 Bicycles and horses.

Bicycle riding and horseback riding are permitted, except as restricted by designation. Horseback riders are required to remove their animal droppings from trails and public areas.

§ 195-16 Concessions.

No person may sell anything on park land unless a permit is obtained from the Town Clerk, after review and approval of the Town Board.

§ 195-17 Dogs and pets.

[Amended 3-2-2016 by L.L. No. 4-2016]
In any Town park, all dogs and pets must be confined to the immediate area of the owner and restrained by a leash or similar restraint, in such a manner as to not disturb or endanger other park users. Owners are required to pick up their animal droppings. In order to use a dog park in any Town park, the dog owner must:
A. 
Obtain a permit from the Town Clerk. Permits are free to Glenville Town residents and $50 for nonresidents. The nonresident permit allows the dog owner to register up to two dogs; the fee for each additional dog is $25. Upon applying for a permit, the dog owner must provide proof that each dog has a current New York State dog license and is current on its rabies and distemper vaccinations. Upon registration the dog will be issued a colored dog tag. Permits are valid for the calendar year and must be renewed each year. Town residents or visitors may obtain a dog park temporary pass from the Town Clerk, valid for 14 days from the date of issuance, for use by one or two dogs, upon submission of an application, payment of a fee of $15 and proof of a valid current dog license(s) and current rabies and distemper vaccinations.
[Amended 10-19-2016 by L.L. No. 11-2016]
B. 
Abide by dog park rules:
(1) 
The dog park is open from 8:00 a.m. to dusk each day, weather permitting.
(2) 
An owner may bring no more than two registered dogs to the park at any time.
(3) 
Each dog must have a collar and must clearly display both its New York State license and Glenville dog park tag.
(4) 
Dogs must be leashed when entering and exiting the dog park and under the control of the dog owner or a responsible person accompanying the dog; such person must have a leash in hand at all times. A "responsible person" is defined as a person age 17 or above who is capable of controlling the dog. Children between the ages of 12 and 16 may accompany a responsible person in the dog park. Children under age 12 are not allowed in the fenced area of the dog park.
(5) 
The dog owner or person accompanying the dog must be in the fenced area of the dog park with the dog under visual contact and oral commands when not on a leash.
(6) 
Dog owners are solely responsible for the actions of their dogs.
(7) 
Dogs that have been declared dangerous or aggressive or female dogs in heat are not permitted in the dog park.
(8) 
The dog owner or responsible person must clean up any dog feces dropped by the dog and place it in the proper receptacle.
(9) 
Smoking is prohibited in the dog park.
(10) 
No food or beverage is permitted in the dog park, with the exception of bite-sized dog training treats.
(11) 
The dog owner or responsible person must fill in any holes dug by the dog before leaving the dog park.
(12) 
Large dogs (defined as greater than 30 pounds) must use the large dog area. Small dogs (30 pounds or less) must use the small dog area.
(13) 
Penalties for violations of these rules are as provided in § 195-26.

§ 195-18 Littering. [1]

Littering of any paper, trash or other waste is prohibited. Litter shall be placed in receptacles provided or must be removed from park property. It shall be limited to materials accumulated during use of the area. Glass containers of any kind are prohibited. Recycling is required per local law specifications.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 232, Solid Waste.

§ 195-19 Firearms; hunting permits.

[Amended 4-5-2006 by L.L. No. 3-2006]
No firearms of any kind, air rifles and pistols, slingshots, bows and arrows, or similar items are permitted to be used or carried on park land with the exception of the Sanders Preserve. A seasonal hunting permit issued by the Town is required for the use of firearms (or longbow) for the purpose of hunting in designated areas of the Sanders Preserve. To obtain a permit:
A. 
The Town Clerk shall issue a permit to hunt in the Sanders Preserve upon the presentation of a valid hunting license issued by the State of New York.
B. 
The Town of Glenville permit shall be valid for the same length of time as the hunting license presented to the Town Clerk.
C. 
There shall be no fee for the issuance of a permit to a taxpayer of the Town of Glenville. A non-taxpayer of the Town of Glenville shall pay a fee of $25.

§ 195-20 Trapping.

Trapping is prohibited on all park lands.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 26-8, Fires, which immediately followed this section, was deleted 4-5-2006 by L.L. No. 3-2006.

§ 195-21 Park hours; night fishing.

A. 
The normal time for opening and closing park facilities for general use shall coincide with sunrise and sunset, except for those areas designated for evening recreation by the Town Board and for use by permit, secured in advance, for other areas.
B. 
Night fishing is only allowed at the Lock 8 Fishing Access Site, after normal park hours, with a permit issued by the Town.

§ 195-22 Motor vehicles.

No motorized recreational vehicles such as snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and off-road motorcycles are allowed on park lands. Parking of passenger vehicles is limited to regular parking areas especially provided and designated for that purpose only. Passenger and maintenance vehicles are restricted to speeds not in excess of 15 miles per hour on roads within boundaries of park lands.

§ 195-23 Permits.

A. 
A permit will be required in each of the following circumstances:
(1) 
Use of park land by any group of 25 or more persons, whether organized or not.
(2) 
For reservation of picnic areas, baseball, softball and soccer fields, or any park facility.
(3) 
For any individual or group overnight stay.
(4) 
For night fishing at the Lock 8 Fishing Access Site.
(5) 
For seasonal hunting in the Sanders Preserve.
(6) 
Use of the Town Dog Park.
[Added 12-1-2010 by L.L. No. 7-2010]
B. 
All permits shall be issued by the Town Clerk pursuant to such rules and regulations, not inconsistent with this article, which shall from time to time be adopted by the Town Board. As subject to amendment of such rules and regulations, all permits shall be issued by the Town Clerk, after approval by the Park Department; and if such approval is not granted by either department, the application shall be forwarded to the Town Board for disposition.

§ 195-24 Use of facilities in park lands.

A. 
No park facilities, plants, animals and natural features shall be damaged, disturbed or destroyed.
B. 
No unauthorized construction shall occur.
C. 
No golfing is permitted on any park property.

§ 195-25 Sanders Preserve registry.

[Added 4-5-2006 by L.L. No. 3-2006]
All users of the Sanders Preserve must sign in and sign out in the registry provided in the Sanders Preserve parking area.

§ 195-26 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 4-5-2006 by L.L. No. 3-2006]
Any person guilty of any violation of any of the provisions of this article shall be punishable by a Town Justice, by a fine not to exceed $250 or, in default of payment of such fine, by imprisonment not exceeding 15 days.