§ 317-4Prohibited acts.
§ 317-5Operating policy.
§ 317-7Penalties for offenses; injunctions.
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Parks Law of the Village of Sloan."
This chapter shall apply to all parks owned, operated, licensed, leased, used or otherwise under the control or supervision of the Village of Sloan at the time of enactment or in the future.
For the purpose of this chapter, the terms used herein are defined as follows:
- A park or any other area owned, leased, rented or used by the Village of Sloan devoted to active or passive recreation. This includes but is not limited to Griffith Street Park and Southside Park.
- Any written license issued by or under the authority of the Village Board permitting the performance of a specified act or acts or the conduct of a particular function, program or activity.
- Any natural person, corporation, company, association, joint-stock association, firm, copartnership or other entity or form of association.
- Any vehicle propelled by power other than muscular power.
The following acts are prohibited, and no person shall:
Injure, deface, disturb or befoul any part of the park or any building, sign, equipment or other property therein, nor remove, injure or destroy any tree, flower, shrub, rock or other mineral found therein.
Interfere with any lamp, lamppost or electric light apparatus nor extinguish the light therein, except upon proper authority.
Set fire or assist another to set fire to any timber, trees, shrubs, grass, leaves, growth or any other combustible material or suffer any fire upon other land to extend onto any part of the park.
Throw, cast, lay, drop, discharge, deposit, bring into or leave in any part of the park any bottles, cans, paper, garbage, sewage, refuse, waste or other obnoxious material otherwise than in receptacles or pits provided for such purpose.
Operate, park or store any motor car, motorcycle, minibike/cycle, snowmobile, bicycle, wagon or other vehicle within the park except in places designated for such purposes, or park or operate any such vehicle in the park after dark without lights, or park any vehicle in the park after 10:00 p.m. during the hours of darkness in areas other than those designated for such purpose.
Gamble in the park or bring into the park or have in his possession while in there any implement or device commonly used or intended to be used for gambling purposes.
Bring into or keep in the park any cat or other animal destructive to bird life or wildlife, or bring into, have or keep in the park any dog or other pet or domesticated animal of a destructive nature unless the same is on a leash or in a cage.
Use loud, boisterous or indecent language or interfere with any officer of the park, Village, town, county or state in the performance of his duty.
Introduce or carry any firecrackers or fireworks or throw, cast, kick or strike any baseball, golf ball, football, basketball or other object except in places designated therefor.
Engage in, instigate, aid or encourage a contention or fight, whether or not a ring or prize fight.
Loiter or remain within the park or any part thereof, in a vehicle or otherwise, after the posted closing hours at such park without general or special permission.
Peddle, hawk, vend, sell, consume, have in one's possession or bring into the park any beer, liquor, wine or other alcoholic beverage.
Permits to use parks.
Groups of 10 or more persons shall apply for a permit at least 30 days prior to the day requested.
Applications shall be filed with the Village Clerk.
The Village Board may issue a permit if it finds that:
The proposed activity or use of the park will not unreasonably interfere with or detract from the general public enjoyment of the park.
The proposed activity or use will not unreasonably interfere with or detract from the promotion of public health, welfare, safety and recreation.
The proposed activity or use is not reasonably anticipated to incite violence, crime or disorderly conduct.
The proposed activity will not entail unusual, extraordinary or burdensome expense or police operation.
The facilities desired have not been reserved for other use on the day and at the hour requested in the application.
A refundable deposit is posted as security against damage to park facilities. This deposit may be required at the discretion of the Village Board in an amount to be determined by the Village Board in view of the circumstances of the application.
Liability insurance may be required for groups using the park facilities.
Within 30 days after receipt of an application, the Village Board shall apprise an applicant, in writing, of the reason for refusing a permit.
The person or persons to whom a permit is issued shall be liable for any loss, damage or injury sustained by any person whatever by reason of negligence of the person or persons to whom such permit has been issued.
The Village Board shall have the authority to revoke a permit upon finding a violation of any rule or ordinance or upon good cause shown.
Members of the Cheektowaga Police Department and any other police agencies shall, in connection with their duties imposed by law, diligently enforce the provisions of this chapter.
Ejection. Members of the Cheektowaga Police Department and any other police agencies shall, in connection with their duties imposed by law, have the authority to eject from the park any person acting in violation of this chapter.
Seizure of property. Any police officer shall have the power to seize and confiscate any property, thing or device in the park or used in violation of this chapter.
Violation of any provision or regulation of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $250 and/or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both, for each violation.
In addition to all other remedies, the Village Board may also enforce obedience to this chapter by injunction.
The Village Board may from time to time amend, supplement, change, modify and repeal this chapter pursuant to the provisions of the Village Law and the General Municipal Law applicable thereto.