Town of Dalton, MA
Berkshire County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Dalton. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Noncriminal disposition — See Ch. 1, Art. II.
Animals — See Ch. 23.
Litter on park property — See Ch. 156.
Noise — See Ch. 185.
In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 45 of the General Laws, these rules and regulations are hereby enacted and shall apply to all Town parks, playgrounds, beaches and recreational areas.
It shall be unlawful for any person to commit the following:
A. 
To destroy, misuse, abuse, deface, remove or otherwise damage Town property and equipment, including trees, shrubs and decorative plantings.
B. 
To molest, disturb, tease, torment, abuse or destroy animals, birds, fish or any other species of wildlife.
C. 
To produce amplified or loud music or sound through the use of radios, tape players, musical instruments or other mechanical, electrical or electronic equipment capable of producing or amplifying sound.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 185, Noise.
D. 
To sell or offer for sale any goods, wares or merchandise; to erect any booth, stall, tent, shelter or similar structure; or to exhibit any advertising devices.
E. 
To promote, organize, supervise, manage, finance or participate in any game of chance, lottery or any other form of gambling.
F. 
To drive or propel any vehicle constructed or designed for propulsion by power other than muscular power except upon designated roads and parking areas.
G. 
To have possession of or discharge any firearms or fireworks, or to use, explode or cause to explode, any combustible or explosive composition or substance.
H. 
To trespass or enter upon any recreational area during the period of time the same is closed to public use.
Exceptions to the foregoing rules and regulations may be obtained only through the issuance of a permit by the Select Board.
The hours for public use of all recreational areas shall be established and posted by the Select Board or such other agency as it may authorize.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: On 12-12-2005, the Select Board, acting as Park Commissioners, voted to go on record supporting hours for the parks to be dawn to dusk (1/2 hour after sunset), with the excpetion of Town-santioned events.
Whoever shall violate any provision of this bylaw or fails to comply with any of its requirements shall upon conviction thereof be fined not more than $300 for each offense or be subject to noncriminal disposition of the offense pursuant to Chapter 1. If such violation is also a violation of a state law, the penalty for same shall be that which is provided in such state law.