[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Municipality of Murrysville 7-20-2005 by Ord. No. 686-05; amended in its entirety 12-4-2013 by Ord. No. 903-13. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Municipal facilities are intended to serve the interests of the citizens of Murrysville in: 1) conduct of government; and 2) accommodating lawful public assembly and recreational uses. The following policy shall govern use of some specific municipal facilities:
Municipal offices. The use of municipal offices, including the Council Chambers, Board Room, and Conference Room No. 1, shall be restricted to the conduct of government and the activities directly related thereto. These activities must be sponsored and attended by an elected or appointed municipal official, the Chief Administrator, or an immediate staff member with approval of the Chief Administrator. Any exceptions must be approved by the Chief Administrator. In the event of a denial, the Chief Administrator's decision may be appealed by a requesting body to the Municipal Council.
Community center, parks, and other areas maintained for the public access. Any financially responsible adult over 18 may apply for use of these facilities for a lawful assembly. No commercial activities that exclusively benefit any person(s) shall be permitted, with the exception of community-sponsored or municipality-organized events, such as Community Day, and classes, teaching, or training sessions that provide a material benefit to the Murrysville community.
The Municipality reserves the right of a twenty-one-day review of all applications prior to approval or denial of a request.
Denial of permit. Murrysville reserves the right to consider any undue impact to the community health, welfare, and safety from a proposed use and, based thereon, to deny an application upon a determination of an adverse impact to the community. In the event of a denial, the Chief Administrator's decision may be appealed by a requesting body to the Municipal Council.
Assessment of supplemental fees. The administration is to assess its regular permit fee on issuance of a proposed activity and is further directed to assess a supplemental fee reflecting any anticipated additional expense that is to be incurred by the Municipality incident to a proposed activity and reasonably necessary in protecting the general health, welfare, and safety of the community.
Conditions of issuance of permit. The administration is directed to impose conditions on a permit to be issued by the Municipality in order to protect against excessive noise, traffic control, public control, etc., as the administration deems reasonable and necessary for the proposed activity.
Editor's Note: A copy of this policy is also on file in the municipal offices.
The Chief Administrator shall develop procedures to implement this policy, with 15 days of enactment of this chapter.