Town of Pittsford, NY
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Pittsford 7-21-1992 as Ch. 16 of the 1992 Code, amended in its entirety 8-18-2009 by L.L. No. 5-2009. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Dogs at large — See Ch. 58.
Firearms — See Ch. 83.
Noise — See Ch. 105.
Town property — See Ch. 137.

§ 109-1 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to preserve the public peace and good order on lands owned or leased by the Town or otherwise under the control of the Town and operated as or made available to the public as parks and/or recreation areas.

§ 109-2 Hours of operation.

Town parks and recreational areas shall be open during daylight hours only and otherwise closed except for special use facilities designated for night use. When closed, no person shall enter or occupy such parks or recreational areas except by express permission of the Director of Parks and Recreation, unless they are members of authorized law enforcement agencies or Town officials or employees acting in the course of their duties.

§ 109-3 Alcoholic beverages.

The possession of open containers of alcoholic beverages with intent to consume the same or the service or consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in such parks and areas, except for designated special use facilities. No intoxicated person shall be permitted to enter or remain in any park or recreational facility or area.

§ 109-4 Destruction of property; littering.

No person shall injure, deface, disturb or befoul any part of such park and areas, including any buildings, lights, signs or other equipment therein, or litter in such park and areas.

§ 109-5 Use of vehicles.

No person shall operate any motorized vehicle within such park or areas, except upon designated roadways or parking areas. No motorized vehicles may be operated therein at a rate of speed greater than 20 miles per hour. The foregoing shall not apply to authorized law enforcement agencies or Town officials or employees in the course of their duties, if so required.

§ 109-6 Loitering.

No person shall loiter in any parking areas in such parks or recreational areas.

§ 109-7 Fires.

No person shall set fire or assist to set fire to any timber, trees, shrubs, grass, leaves, growth or any other combustible material in such parks or areas. This section shall not prohibit the setting of charcoal fires within charcoal grills provided by the Town for public use.

§ 109-8 Firearms. [1]

[Amended 10-18-2011 by L.L. No. 8-2011]
No person shall possess or discharge any firearm, spring or air gun, or bow and arrow or any concealed weapon within such parks or areas, except as allowed by a permit issued pursuant to § 109-10 herein or except as part of an organized Parks and Recreation Department program. Members of authorized law enforcement agencies in the course of their duties and Animal Control Officers appointed by the Town while in the exercise of their duties pursuant to Article III of Chapter 58 of this Code are exempted from such prohibition.
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 83, Firearms.

§ 109-9 Disruptive conduct; amplification of sound.

No person shall use unreasonably loud or obscene language, partake in activities that result in unreasonably loud noise, engage in disorderly conduct or interfere with any authorized law enforcement officer or Town official or employee acting in the course of their duties. There will be no electronic or other amplification of sound except by special permit.

§ 109-10 Hunting; trapping; fishing.

A. 
The Town hereby designates the "Royal Coach Open Space," located immediately north of the New York State Thruway, between Mendon Center Road and West Bloomfield Road, as a Town-owned authorized deer hunting area, for bow hunting only. A seasonal hunting permit issued by the Town is required for bow hunting in the above-designated area, to be obtained as follows.
(1) 
The Town Clerk shall issue a permit to bow hunt deer upon the presentation of a valid hunting license issued by the State of New York.
(2) 
Such Town permit shall be valid for the same length of time as the New York State hunting license presented to the Town Clerk.
(3) 
There shall be no fee for the issuance of a permit to a taxpayer of the Town. A nontaxpayer of the Town shall pay a permit fee of $25.
B. 
Except as provided for in Subsection A above, and in order to provide for proper environmental control, no person shall be permitted to engage in hunting, trapping or fishing in parks and recreational areas which are posted to restrict these activities, except as authorized by the Director of Parks and Recreation.

§ 109-11 Commercial activities.

No person shall conduct any commercial activity in, from or upon any Town-owned or Town-operated park or recreational area without the approval of the Town Board and the payment of a fee therefor, the amount of which shall be set by the Town Board.

§ 109-12 Administration and enforcement.

A. 
The Director and Deputy Directors of Parks and Recreation, and their designated representatives, are charged with the responsibility of administering and enforcing this chapter. The Director of Public Works shall be responsible for the proper posting of signs and similar work in such parks and areas.
B. 
Members of the New York State Police and the Monroe County Sheriff's Department are also authorized to enforce this chapter and, in addition to whatever other authority they may possess, shall have the authority to eject from such parks and areas any person acting in violation of this chapter.

§ 109-13 Penalties for offenses.

Any violation of this chapter shall be punishable in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III, of this Code.