[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Mount Kisco 7-9-2001 by L.L. No. 13-2001. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following words and terms shall have the following meanings:
- CONSERVATION AREA
- Any place or area in the Village/Town of Mount Kisco identified as a conservation area on the map and schedule annexed to this chapter, which map and schedule may be amended from time to time, by resolution of the Board of Trustees of the Village/Town of Mount Kisco. The term "conservation area" shall include any lake, pond, pool, river, brook or other body or stream of water located in the conservation area.
- Any individual, firm or corporation and all other entities of any kind capable of being sued.
- The Village/Town of Mount Kisco.
Editor's Note: The Conservation Areas Schedule is included at the end of this chapter.
Conservation areas of the village shall be open to the public from dawn to dusk only. No person shall enter upon a conservation area at any other time except for emergency purposes.
No person shall disturb any land in a conservation area or take up, remove in any manner, disturb, cut or in any way injure any tree, shrub, plant, grass, soil, sod, compost, gravel or any other property in a conservation area, except by direction of the Village Manager or his/her designated agent. No fallen trees or branches shall be cut or removed except by direction of the Village Manager or his/her designated agent
No person shall cut, break, remove, destroy or in any way injure any fence, post, ailing, chain, sign, signpost, tree guard, lamp, lamppost, bridge structure or any other property in any conservation area, except by direction of the Village Manager or his/her designated agent.
No person shall hunt, chase, shoot, trap, catch, molest, wound, discharge, throw missiles at, or disturb any living creature or the nest or eggs of any amphibian, reptile or bird in any conservation area.
No person shall make, cause or allow any fire to be set in any part of any conservation area. No person shall smoke a cigarette, cigar, pipe or other such material in any conservation area.
No person shall throw, place, drop, excrete, discharge or leave in any conservation area any garbage, organic refuse, offal, urine, fecal or other offensive matter, ashes, cinders, stone, dirt, filth, rubbish, grass clippings, leaves, paper, pasteboard, wood, metal, fruits, vegetables or other foodstuffs, vehicles or any vehicle parts, any manufacturing, trade or household waste or any other substance or material of any nature whatsoever.
No person shall, in any conservation area:
Wade or bathe in or enter in or upon the waters.
Place or enter or operate any boat, raft, float or similar object in or upon the waters.
Skate, ski, sled, toboggan or engage in any other winter sport.
Throw, cast, catch, kick or strike with any implement any baseball, golf ball, football, soccer ball or other object
Engage in any other sport or game.
No person shall camp, bivouac, pitch tent or maintain a shelter in any conservation area, nor shall anyone picnic or consume food or beverages in any conservation area.
No person shall tie any animal to any tree, plant or shrub in any conservation area or, having charge of any animal, allow or cause it to injure any tree, plant or shrub.
No person shall, in any conservation area:
Engage in fighting or assaults upon any person.
Engage in a course of conduct or commit acts that unreasonably alarm or seriously annoy another person.
Engage in any form of sexual activity.
Engage in a course of conduct or commit acts that endanger the safety of another person.
Do any obscene or indecent act.
Throw stones or missiles.
Beg or publicly solicit subscriptions or contributions.
Play cards or other games of chance or use or operate any gaming table or instruments.
Climb upon any tree, building, wall, fence, shelter, seat sign, pole or other construction.
Fire or carry any firearms, except for a police officer or peace officer while on duty.
Fire or have in one's possession any firecrackers, torpedo or fireworks.
Do any act tending to breach the public peace.
Carry on any commercial activity.
No person shall operate, drive, ride, propel or park in any conservation area any bicycle, motorcycle, motor-tricycle, scooter, roller skates, skateboard, roller blades, automobile or other vehicle of any nature other than baby carriages, wheelchairs and similar vehicles designed exclusively for the transportation of infants and of disabled persons. Nothing in this section shall prevent the operation of fire-fighting equipment, ambulances, police vehicles or other equipment operated by authorized personnel under the direction of the Village Manager.
No person shall post, affix, place or leave any bill, placard, notice or other paper in or upon any structure, tree, fence, post, railing, bench, rock, article or thing within any conservation area nor paint, write, mark, draw or affix with any substance or material any advertisement, notice of exhortation or any other writing, drawing or making of any kind, and no person shall distribute, hand out or cast about any card, circular, pamphlet or other printed matter or other property or material of any nature within any conservation area.
[Amended 4-16-2018 by L.L. No. 4-2018]
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall be punishable as provided in § 1-17B of this Code.