[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Ledgeview 2-2-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-001; amended in its entirety 4-19-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-005. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Impact fees — See Ch. 56.
All parks owned and operated by the Town of Ledgeview shall be open from dawn until dusk, daily.
It shall be unlawful for any person in any Town park to:
Operate any motor vehicle, except upon clearly marked public roadways.
Remain in any park after open hours, except for ongoing or prior scheduled organized events and activities.
[Amended 9-19-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-06]
Possess or use any firearm, bow and arrow, slingshot, trap, gun, or other device used to propel a missile or projectile.
Disturb, molest, deface, remove or destroy any tree, shrub, plant or other natural growth; carve or paint on any rock, sign, wall or structure; drive a nail in any tree; or injure or deface, in any manner, any park building, sign, fence, table or other Town property.
Dig or break up the ground surface anywhere except as allowed by permit issued by the Town Board.
Build any fire except in an approved grill, leave any fire or live embers unattended or dispose of any coals or burnt materials unless fully extinguished and cool to the touch unless a receptacle designed for disposal of hot embers has been provided, in which case such materials may be disposed of therein.
Leave, throw or break any bottle, box, can garbage or other object except in a clearly marked refuse receptacle.
Possess fireworks of any kind.
Engage in any athletic contest, game or activity, except in areas designated for such activity.
Be intoxicated, use profane language, or engage in any conduct of a disorderly nature.
Use any public facility in any manner which is destructive to that facility.
Possess or consume any alcohol beverage unless specifically authorized by the Town Board in connection with an approved event or otherwise pursuant to Town Board approval.
Vend, sell, or offer for sale any food, beverage, or other commodity or article within any park to the public without written permission from the Town Board. Such permission shall not be construed as relieving any person from obtaining any and all other licenses, permits or authorizations required by law and doing so shall be an implicit prerequisite condition of any such permission granted.
[Amended 10-20-2020 by Ord. No. 2020-03]
Domesticated animals are allowed in any park or trail under the immediate control of a person by means of a leash no longer than six feet in length. Animals are prohibited in fenced athletic fields and/or near playground areas.
Reservation permits. Any group of 50 persons or more wishing to use any park or recreational facility, any group that wishes to reserve any portion of a park or recreational facility for sporting events, picnics or similar gatherings, or any person wishing to hold any for-profit event at a park or recreational facility shall comply with this section. For all events, all participants and spectators shall be counted to determine the number in the group.
Groups of less than 150 persons wishing to hold events where no profit is to be earned may obtain a permit from the Town Clerk.
All groups of 150 persons or greater or any group or person wishing to hold events where a profit is to be earned must obtain a permit from the Town Board.
Any applicant may be requested to meet with the Park Committee to discuss requirements for the event.
The factors to be considered when reviewing any application shall include the ability of the park facilities to accommodate the proposed activity, compatibility of the proposed activity with other planned activities and uses in the park, prior park rules violations, the provision of adequate parking and restroom facilities and any other factor reasonably related to the safe, healthful use and preservation of park and recreational facilities.
Prior to issuance of any permit under this section, in addition to the application fee in Subsection B below, the applicant may be required to submit a reasonable deposit sufficient to cover potential damages and Town costs associated with the event. In the alternative, at the Town's discretion, a letter of credit or similar surety acceptable to the Town may be submitted in lieu of this deposit. All costs incurred by the Town as a result of the event not covered by the deposit shall be billed to the applicant by regular mail at the address provided on the application and paid to the Town within 10 days of the date of mailing.
Application fees. Each application under this section shall be accompanied by the fee determined by the fee schedule adopted by the Park Committee and kept on file with the Town Clerk.
Admission fees. No admission fee, donation, contribution or other charge shall be made or permitted to be made or collected by the person/organization for admission to any park or recreational facility without prior authorization of the Town Board.
Cancellations. It shall be presumed that event dates will not be changed once a permit is issued. If an event is canceled for the permitted day, the application fee shall be forfeited. The event may be moved to an alternate date without payment of a new application fee if an alternate date is available and no further review of permit conditions is required. The applicant shall also be responsible for any actual costs incurred by the Town in reliance upon the issued permit.
Any person found to have violated any provision of this chapter may be required to forfeit not less than $10 nor more than $200.
Any person found to have repeatedly violated any provision of this Chapter or to have repeatedly violated any Town or county ordinance within a park or to have committed any criminal violation within a park may be prohibited from entering upon any park property for a period of time to be determined by order of the Town Board. Any person wishing to appeal such order shall request a hearing before the Town Board within 10 days of receiving such order.