Village of Cobleskill, NY
Schoharie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Cobleskill 8-20-1979 as L.L. No. 1-1979. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is the intent of the Village of Cobleskill as an exercise of its police power to promote the general health, safety and welfare of the village by enacting this chapter since it is the finding of the Board of Trustees that the uncontrolled and unregulated use of the parks and recreational facilities of the village results in the creation of nuisances and other problems affecting the residents of the village adversely.
This chapter is intended to provide for the regulation of parks, playgrounds, pools and other recreational facilities within the village.
This chapter shall be known as the "Park Regulations."
For the purpose of this chapter, the following shall have the meanings ascribed to them. All other words shall have the meaning normally ascribed to them in regular usage.
Any motor vehicle as that term is defined in the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York, whether licensed or not, and shall include any snowmobile, moped, dirt bike or trail bike but shall not include a bicycle.[1]
Any park, playground, pool or other recreational facility within the village under the jurisdiction of the Village Board of Trustees.
Editor's Note: Former Section 4(c), the definition of "Commission," which immediately followed this definition, was deleted 3-18-1996 by L.L. No. 2-1996.
All recreational facilities shall be open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. except that the closing hour for Centre Park shall be 10:00 p.m., unless the village has posted different hours at any location or closed any facility for the off-season. No person shall enter or remain in any park or recreational facility at any time other than those specified in this section, except for an activity for which a permit, in writing, has been granted by the village.
No motor vehicle shall be operated in any park except to and from designated parking areas. No motor vehicles shall enter or remain in any park except during the hours and times provided for in § 104-4.
No person shall, within any park:
Dump or deposit any ashes, garbage, waste, debris or litter or burn any substance other than at receptacles provided for such purposes.
Cut, injure or destroy any shrub, tree or plant or injure, deface, destroy or remove any property, whether real or personal, owned by the Village of Cobleskill or maintained by the village or any entity associated with the village.
[Amended 3-18-1996 by L.L. No. 2-1996]
Possess or discharge any firearm or weapon capable of emitting a projectile.
The possession or drinking of any alcoholic beverages is subject to the provisions of Chapter 48, Alcoholic Beverages, Article I, regulating open containers on public lands.
The use of tobacco products and electronic aerosol delivery systems shall be prohibited within all Village-owned parks and outdoor recreation areas. For purposes of this section, "Village-owned parks" shall further include all parks or outdoor recreation areas owned or operated by the Village of Cobleskill.
[Added 11-19-2019 by L.L. No. 2-2019]
[Amended 3-18-1996 by L.L. No. 2-1996]
A violation of any of the foregoing sections of this chapter shall constitute a violation punishable under the Penal Law of the State of New York, and any person found guilty thereof may be liable as set forth in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, General Penalty, for each such violation.
This chapter does not apply to law enforcement officials while engaged in the performance of their duties.