Borough of Millersville, PA
Lancaster County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Millersville 12-22-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 114.
Animals — See Ch. 118.
Open burning — See Ch. 136.
Curfew — See Ch. 154.
Firearms and weapons — See Ch. 173.
Noise — See Ch. 257.
Public property — See Ch. 278.
Trailers and trailer parks — See Ch. 341.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 350.
Fees — See Ch. A395.

§ 270-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:
PARK or PARKS
Unless specifically limited, shall be deemed to include all parks, playgrounds, recreation areas, tennis courts, recreation structures and facilities, and also entrances and approaches thereto, and all other land or property or structures under the jurisdiction of the Park Commission, now or hereafter owned or acquired by the Borough of Millersville for park or recreational purposes.
[Amended 4-24-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-6]
PERSON
Any natural person, corporation, organization of persons, company, association or partnership.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Any rules and regulations hereby or hereafter promulgated by the Park Commission under the authority herein conferred.
[Amended 4-24-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-6]

§ 270-2 Park hours.

[Amended 2-22-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-1; 4-24-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-6]
All parks shall be open daily from 7:00 a.m. until sunset. No persons or vehicles shall be permitted in any park after sunset or before 7:00 a.m. without special permission from the Park Commission.

§ 270-3 Prohibited conduct.

No person in attendance at a park shall:
A. 
Injure, deface, remove, cut or damage any of the trees, plants, shrubs, turf, buildings, structures, signs or fixtures, or any other property of the Borough of Millersville located within the park.
B. 
Litter any area of the park with garbage, paper, bottles, cans or other waste material, nor dispose of the same in any way except in receptacles designated for such purpose.
C. 
Kindle or maintain any fire in the park except in fireplaces or areas specially designated for that purpose.
D. 
Remove any bench, seat, table or other appliance.
E. 
Injure, deface, destroy or remove any notice, rule or regulation posted at any place within the park by authority of the Park Commission; nor shall any notice or placard be posted within the park other than by authority of said Commission.
[Amended 4-24-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-6]
F. 
Set up any booth, table or stand for the sale of any article or service whatsoever within the limits of the park without permission of the Park Commission; distribute, sell, service or rent any services or commodity or solicit for any purpose without permission of the Park Commission.
[Amended 4-24-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-6]
G. 
Operate, stop or park any vehicle, bicycle or other means of conveyance except in areas where permitted, or operate the same in a reckless or negligent manner or in excess of any posted speed limit or in such a manner as to become a nuisance to other area users.
H. 
Operate commercial vehicles, unless providing authorized services.
I. 
Bring onto the premises, possess or consume any alcoholic beverage or illegal drugs of any kind; no person shall enter the park in an intoxicated state or otherwise be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.
J. 
Discharge any firearm, as that term is defined by Section 6120(b) of the Pennsylvania Uniform Firearms Act,[1] except for the justifiable use of force as authorized by Chapter 5 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code,[2] or use or possess any bow and arrow, slingshot, air rifle, paintball gun, or any other device (other than firearms as defined above) capable of throwing any projectile of any sort, including the hand throwing of rocks or stones intended to be used as weapons. This Subsection J shall not be operative in any specific area now designated or to be designated in the future by the Borough as a rifle range, archery range, or any other specific area whose purpose is to allow the activities otherwise prohibited by this subsection.
[Amended 10-28-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-2]
[1]
Editor's Note: See 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 6120(b).
[2]
Editor's Note: See 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 501 et seq.
K. 
Play ball, pitch horseshoes or participate in any other form of recreation, sporting endeavor or pastime except in those areas which may be designated from time to time for that purpose.
L. 
Disrobe or change clothing except in buildings or facilities made available for that purpose.
M. 
Disturb the peace by any conduct so as to annoy any other person using the park for recreational purposes.
N. 
Operate a snowmobile, minibike, motorcycle or any vehicle, recreational or otherwise, except on designated roads, trails or areas set aside for their use.
O. 
Use threatening, abusive, insulting, profane or obscene language or words.
P. 
Commit any disorderly or immoral acts.
Q. 
Hold any public meeting or rally with more than five persons or engage in any marching or driving as members of a military, political or other organization without permission of the Park Commission, which requires a statement of information, including the name of the organization, its purpose, the number of persons expected to be invited, the expected duration and the name(s) of the person(s) in charge.
[Amended 4-24-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-6]
R. 
Disobey a proper order of a police officer or Park Commission member, or disobey or disregard or fail to comply with any rule or regulation, warning, prohibition, instruction or direction given by an authorized person and posted or displayed by sign, notice, bulletin, card, poster or when notified or informed as to its existence by the Park Commission or an authorized person.
[Amended 4-24-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-6]
S. 
(Reserved)[3]
[3]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection S, which prohibited hunting or capturing any wild bird or wild animal and carrying or possessing any knife or firearm of any kind in a park, was repealed 4-24-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-6.
T. 
Allow pets to run freely and unleashed.
U. 
Allow prohibited defecation by pets (see Chapter 118, Article II, Animal Defecation).

§ 270-4 Fees for reservations.

[Amended 7-25-1995 by Ord. No. 1995-5; 12-27-1996 by Ord. No. 1996-14]
Fees are to be established from time to time by resolution of the Borough Council. Fees are to be paid at the time of reservation.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. A395, Fees.

§ 270-5 Reservation for specific uses.

The use of the park shall be on a first-come, first-served basis, unless otherwise reserved:
A. 
By annual permission granted by the Borough officials for the scheduling of various league games, etc.
B. 
For municipal recreation programs.
C. 
By permission granted by the Borough officials for a specific requested use.

§ 270-6 Authorization to promulgate additional rules.

[Amended 4-24-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-6]
The Park Commission is authorized to establish additional rules and regulations as deemed necessary and with approval of the Borough Council.

§ 270-7 Authority to close areas.

[Amended 4-24-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-6]
Recreation facilities which become hazardous for public use due to weather, water, fire or unforeseeable conditions may be closed only at the discretion of the Park Commission.

§ 270-8 Enforcement.

[Amended 4-24-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-6]
The police officers of the Borough of Millersville are charged with enforcement of the provisions of this chapter and of rules and regulations promulgated by the Park Commission.

§ 270-9 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 7-25-1995 by Ord. No. 1995-5]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days.