Village of East Aurora, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of East Aurora 9-21-1964; amended in its entirety 10-2-1978 by L.L. No. 4-1978 (Chapter 73 of the 1972 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to do any of the following acts in any public park in the Village of East Aurora:
(1) 
Hours: To be present in any such public park prior to 6:00 a.m. or later than 9:00 p.m. from September 16 through May 14 and 10:00 p.m. from May 15 through September 15 unless there for a regularly scheduled activity of the Town of Aurora Recreation Department, except that persons may play tennis on the tennis courts in Hamlin Park and on South Street until 12:00 midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, and further provided that no person shall be in the playground area of Hamlin Park during the hours of darkness. For purposes of this section, the words "hours of darkness" shall be that period of time from one-half hour after sunset until one-half hour before sunrise.
[Amended 1-9-1989 by L.L. No. 1-1989; 11-18-2002 by L.L. No. 6-2002]
(2) 
Firearms: To take or otherwise possess or transport any firearms, airguns, slingshots or bows and arrows in any such public park, except that bows and arrows may be used in connection with responsibly supervised archery events with written permission of the Town of Aurora Director of Parks and Recreation.
(3) 
Preservation of property: To injure, deface, disturb or befoul any part of such public park or any of the buildings, signs, equipment, or other property found therein, or to remove, injure or destroy any tree, flower, shrub, rock or mineral in any such public park, or to peel any bark from or cut or injure any tree in such public park.
(4) 
Fires: To light any fire for any purpose in any part of any such public park except in a stove, oven or fire circle provided for that purpose, or to deposit lighted matches, cigarettes, cigars, burning tobacco or hot ashes where they may cause fires.
(5) 
Garbage and refuse: To deposit garbage or refuse in any place in such public park except in receptacles provided therefor or to otherwise litter any such public park.
(6) 
Dogs, cats and other animals: To bring or keep any dog, cat or other animal in any part of any such public park, except with written permission from the Board of Trustees of the Village of East Aurora.
[Amended 7-25-1983 by L.L. No. 4-1983]
(7) 
Hunting and trapping: To hunt or trap game within the boundaries of any such public park, except with written permission from the Board of Trustees of the Village of East Aurora.
[Amended 7-25-1983 by L.L. No. 4-1983]
(8) 
Bathing and swimming: To bathe or swim in the waters in any such public park except where and as prescribed by the rules governing such bathing and swimming.
(9) 
Gambling: To gamble in any such public park.
(10) 
Horses and riders: To ride, walk or otherwise permit any horse or other animal in any such public park, except with written permission from the Board of Trustees of the Village of East Aurora.
[Amended 7-25-1983 by L.L. No. 4-1983]
(11) 
Snowmobiles: To drive, ride on, operate or otherwise have any snowmobile or other self-propelled vehicles in any such public park except in areas designated for such vehicles and at designated times.
(12) 
Alcoholic beverages: To possess or consume alcoholic beverages in any such public park, except by written permission from the Board of Trustees of the Village of East Aurora.
[Amended 6-15-2009 by L.L. No. 3-2009]
(13) 
Operation of motor vehicles: To operate a motor vehicle in violation of Chapter 249, Vehicles and Traffic, of the Code of the Village of East Aurora.
[Amended 3-14-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]
(14) 
Commercial enterprise: To sell or offer for sale any property or privilege whatsoever within any such public park except by written permission from the Board of Trustees of the Village of East Aurora.
[Amended 6-15-2009 by L.L. No. 3-2009]
(15) 
To engage in golfing (the striking or hitting of golf balls).
[Added 10-2-1989 by L.L. No. 8-1989]
B. 
Whenever written permission from the Board of Trustees of the Village of East Aurora is required under this chapter, the applicant therefor shall file a written application for such permission with the Village Clerk, said application to be on forms prescribed by the Village Clerk. The Board of Trustees shall be responsible for issuing park permits, with such conditions and restrictions as the Board, in its discretion, deems necessary.
[Added 7-25-1983 by L.L. No. 4-1983; 3-14-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]
[Amended 3-14-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]
Violations of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both. Each day's continuance of a violation after notice shall be deemed a separate and distinct violation and shall be punishable accordingly.
[Amended 11-18-2002 by L.L. No. 6-2002]
This chapter may be amended by resolution by the Village Board of Trustees.
This chapter shall become effective November 18, 2002.