Town of Somers, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Somers 8-21-1979. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Public consumption of alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 64.
Dogs — See Ch. 86.
Fishing — See Ch. 100.
Littering — See Ch. 118.
Unlicensed vehicles — See Ch. 160.
This chapter is enacted pursuant to the authority conferred upon Town Boards pursuant to § 130 of the Town Law.
A. 
Use of Somers park facilities shall be during reasonable hours, with the Parks and Recreation Board having the discretion to set specific hours for each park. The Parks and Recreation Board shall cause such hours to be conspicuously posted within each park.
B. 
Driving and parking is permitted in designated areas only, with the Parks and Recreation Board having the discretion to designate and cause to be posted such areas. Parking of vehicles along the entranceway from Route 139 to the beginning of the upper rear parking area, being a distance of 1,200 feet, is prohibited and such areas shall be posted.
[Amended 5-12-1983]
C. 
The maximum speed limit for motor vehicles in the parks shall he 10 miles per hour.
[Amended 5-12-1983]
D. 
The use of all engine-powered vehicles unlicensed for use on public highways by New York State, including but not limited to minibikes, motorcycles, go-carts and snowmobiles, is prohibited at any time. This does not apply to park maintenance vehicles.
E. 
No person shall tent or camp or erect or maintain a tent, shelter or camp in any park, except under a permit issued in its discretion by the Parks and Recreation Board and otherwise in accordance with the terms and conditions of such permit.
F. 
Littering, destroying or defacing park property or facilities is prohibited.
G. 
All hunting is prohibited. The carrying of firearms, except by police officers, is also prohibited on all parkland. Air rifles, pistols and spring guns are, likewise, prohibited.
H. 
The use of alcoholic beverages is prohibited, except as may be specifically allowed by a permit issued by the Town Board or its authorized official, in its discretion, and then only at the times and places designated and otherwise according to the terms and conditions of such permit.
I. 
Behavior which causes public nuisances, annoyance or harm regarding the enjoyment of park and recreation facilities and otherwise affects the health, safety and welfare of those using the park is prohibited.
J. 
No person owning or being custodian of any animal shall cause or permit this animal to roam, be on a leash, go or be at large in any park.
K. 
No person shall skate, sled, walk or go upon any ice or snowshoe or ski, except at such times and such places as may be designated and until such ice is declared to be safe. Vehicular towing of persons on any recreational device, including but not limited to skis, sleds, skates and skateboards, is prohibited.
L. 
Due to the limited nature of park facilities and considering the health, safety and welfare of Somers residents, the use of the parks is prohibited by other than Somers residents and their accompanying guests.
M. 
There shall be no ballplaying allowed in Bailey Park.
N. 
No food shall be sold in any of the Town of Somers parks except by a person who has been granted a concession by the Town Board or a person or organization which as been received written permission from the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation; and, further, this addition of Subsection N amends an ordinance adopted by the Town Board on August 21, 1979, amended on May 12, 1983, known as "An Ordinance Regulating Use of Town Parks in the Town of Somers."
[Added 11-13-1986]
A. 
Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed to have committed an offense against this chapter and also shall be liable for any such violation or the penalty therefor.
B. 
Any person violating this chapter shall be subject to a civil penalty enforceable and collectible by the town in an amount up to $50 or service in Somers park maintenance or rehabilitation not to exceed 20 hours for each such offense. Such penalty shall be collectible by and in the name of the town.