[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Rostraver 9-5-1989 as Part 9, Ch. 2, of the 1989 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
- Those facilities owned by the Township, developed and implemented by or under the control and/or lease of the Board of Commissioners or the Recreation Board. Recreational facilities shall include ball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, playgrounds, football fields, soccer fields, baseball or softball fields and any other facilities designated "recreational."
No person shall come upon those facilities for any other purpose than those for which the facilities are designed. That is to say, no games other than tennis and/or modifications or variations of that game shall be played on tennis courts; no facilities shall be used for purposes for which they were not intended, conceived or designed.
The purpose of the Township creating and maintaining recreational facilities is to provide those facilities for the use and pleasure of Township citizens and residents, both those who are sui juris and minors, and Township residents shall have priorities for their use. These priorities shall be established either by and/or through the Board of Commissioners or the Recreation Board or Commission of the Township. Any other person or persons, not residents of the Township, shall have to remove themselves from the facility upon demand of the facility for use by Rostraver residents unless the same shall have been assigned or contracted by the Board of Commissioners or the Township Recreation Commission.
It shall be unlawful for any person to throw or leave debris, papers, garbage or refuse upon any recreation facility of the Township, and upon failure to properly maintain and clean the same, the use shall be forfeited.
If any person fails to remove himself from any recreational facility upon demand of or direction by a duly constituted officer of the Township, including police officers, or designated officials of the Township, including the Board of Commissioners and/or Recreation Commission members, then this shall be considered to be a summary offense punishable by the District Justice according to the following conditions:
Upon conviction of failing to remove himself upon appropriate direction from Township recreational facilities, the District Justice may impose a fine of not less than $50 or more than $600 and cost of prosecution on each person guilty of such violation or, in default of payment of fine and costs, the violator shall undergo imprisonment for not more than 30 days.
Further, it shall be unlawful for any person to deposit refuse or debris in violation of § 137-4, and upon conviction thereof before a District Justice, that person shall be deemed guilty of an offense and shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $50 or more than $600 and costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of fine and costs, to imprisonment for not more than 30 days.
For damages inflicted upon any recreational facility, the Solicitor is authorized to institute a civil action to recover those damages and any losses occasioned thereby, including costs of suit and reasonable attorney's fees, all according to the Township Code and the municipal codes applying to recreation.