Village of Highland Falls, NY
Orange County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Highland Falls as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Animals — See Ch. 53.
Curfew — See Ch. 80.
Littering — See Ch. 134.
Parkland and recreation fees — See Ch. 148.
[Adopted 10-5-2009 by L.L. No. 7-2009]
A public park is an area set aside for the recreation of the public so as to foster its health, welfare and enjoyment. In order to ensure these benefits to the public, the Village Board of Trustees has found it necessary to enact this chapter.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PARK
A park, public recreation area, playground, beach, recreation center or any other area in the Village owned, designated or used by the Village as parkland and devoted to active or passive recreation.
PERSON
Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.
All Village parks and recreation areas shall be open only from dawn to dusk. The presence of any person in a Village park or recreation area between dusk and dawn shall be a violation of this chapter. Each day a violation occurs shall be deemed a separate and distinct violation. Village parks' and recreation areas' opening and closing hours may be amended from time to time by resolution of the Board of Trustees.
[Amended 11-15-2010 by L.L. No. 3-2010]
All dogs, whether on or off leash, shall be prohibited in Center Street Park, Ladycliff Park and Memorial Park. The presence of any dog in Center Street Park, Ladycliff Park or Memorial Park shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of the provisions of this section, and the owner of such dog shall be subject to the penalty provisions of this chapter. This section shall not apply to a service dog accompanying a handicapped person.
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Enforcement of this chapter. Any member of the Village of Highland Falls Police Department shall enforce the provisions of this chapter.
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Ejection. In addition to and not in lieu of the penalties set forth herein, the Village of Highland Falls Police Department shall have the authority to eject from a park or recreation area any person acting in violation of this chapter.
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Except as otherwise set forth herein, conviction of a violation of this chapter shall result in a warning for a first offense; a minimum penalty of $25 and maximum penalty of $50 for a second offense committed within one year of the first offense; and a minimum penalty of $50 and maximum penalty of $150 for a third and each subsequent offense committed within one year of the first offense.
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Any person who is convicted of a violation of § 146-4 of this chapter shall be subject to a minimum fine of $25 and a maximum fine of $250 or a maximum of 15 days' imprisonment, or both such fine and imprisonment; for conviction of a second violation committed within one year of the first violation, such person shall be subject to a minimum fine of $50 and a maximum fine of $250 or a maximum of 15 days' imprisonment, or both such fine and imprisonment; for conviction of a third violation committed within one year of the first violation, such person shall be subject to a minimum fine of $100 and a maximum fine of $250 or a maximum of 15 days' imprisonment, or both such fine and imprisonment; for conviction of a fourth violation committed within one year of the first violation, such person shall be subject to a minimum fine of $150 and a maximum fine of $250 or a maximum of 15 days imprisonment, or both such fine and imprisonment.