City of Holland, MI
Ottawa County
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[Code 1955, § 5-2.2; Ord. No. 1394, 7-21-2004]
The use of any public park for the expression of speech or other expressive conduct shall be subject to a facilities use policy ("policy") duly adopted and approved by the Holland City Council. The policy adopted by the Holland City Council shall not limit speech or other expressive conduct based upon its content.
[Ord. No. 432; amended 8-7-2013 by Ord. No. 1613; 11-16-2016 by Ord. No. 1680]
(a) 
All City parks and road ends shall be closed to the public between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. The City Council may alter the hours that parks, specially designated recreation areas within parks or road ends are closed by resolution.
(b) 
No person shall enter or stay in any park, specially designated area of a park or road end when closed; provided, however, that the foregoing prohibition shall not apply to any person who enters any park or road end for the sole purpose of passing through such park and who proceeds through the same without loitering or undue delay. Appropriate signs stating this prohibition shall be erected at each park paved pedestrian or vehicle entrance and each road end prior to the effective date of this section or a resolution adopted pursuant to this section.
(c) 
Persons shall be allowed to be in parks or road ends when closed if they receive special prior written permission, typically provided through the use of facilities application process.
(d) 
For purposes of this section only, a "road end" is defined as i) a dead-end block of a public right-of-way; or ii) an out-lot owned by the City.
[Code 1955, § 5-2.3; amended Ord. No. 682; Ord. No. 1490, 1-23-2008; 12-7-2016 by Ord. No. 1681]
(a) 
Persons shall be permitted to lead any animal, fowl, or reptile, if leashed, in public parks owned and maintained by the City except in such designated parks:
Matt Urban Sports and Recreation Complex
Maplewood Youth Complex
DeGraaf Nature Center
(b) 
No person shall permit or lead any animal, fowl, or reptile, whether leashed or not, on or in any area or facility open to the public where the City Manager has issued a written order designating the terms and hours of such prohibition and signs have been erected posting notice of such prohibition.
(c) 
The prohibitions imposed by this section shall not, however, apply to the use of animals by physically handicapped persons for the purpose of assisting such persons.
[Ord. No. 1496, 3-5-2008]
Any person who violates or fails to comply with the provisions of Section 22-3 or any of the subsections of this section is responsible for a Class I municipal civil infraction and subject to the civil fines set forth in the schedule of civil fines in Section 2-118 of this Code and any other relief that may be imposed by the court. Each act of violation and each day upon which such violation occurs shall constitute a separate violation.
[Code 1955, § 5-2.4; Ord. No. 1378, 11-19-2003]
Unless that person is authorized to engage in an animal control activity authorized under Section 22-9 of the Ordinance Code of the City of Holland, no person shall carry in any public park any gun, BB gun, air rifle, rifle, shotgun, revolver, pistol or other firearm of any kind or description or any device which is capable of throwing or discharging an object with sufficient force to injure or kill humans or animals.
[Code 1955, § 5-2.1]
No person shall destroy, mutilate or molest in any way any tree, shrub, flower, plant, equipment, structure or other public property located in, or remove any such items from, any public park, or any street or avenue adjacent to any public park; nor shall any person kill, destroy or molest any bird, animal or fish, or destroy or molest any bird's nest, within any public park; provided, however, that this section shall not prohibit fishing in the waters of Lake Macatawa or Black River.
[Code 1955, § 5-2-5]
No person shall use any threatening, obscene, profane or indecent language in any of the public parks of the City, or be guilty of any disorderly or indecent conduct therein; nor shall any person indulge in any game, act or demeanor tending to mar or disturb the enjoyment of any visitor in such parks; nor shall any person deposit any rubbish, refuse, papers or rags in such parks; except, that the same may be deposited in such wastebaskets or boxes as may be provided therefor; nor shall any person distribute, peddle or scatter any advertisement, circular, poster or handbill therein; nor, except under a licensed concession therein, shall any person peddle, sell or dispose of or offer for sale any of his wares in such parks or in or upon the sidewalks or streets adjacent thereto; nor shall any person use or dispose of any intoxicating liquors in any way whatsoever in such parks or upon the sidewalks and streets adjacent thereto.
[Ord. No. 1258, 8-4-1999]
(a) 
Definitions. As used in this section:
(1) 
SMOKING OR SMOKE — The carrying by a person of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or other lighted smoking device.
(2) 
TOBACCO PRODUCT — A preparation of tobacco to be inhaled, chewed, sucked or placed in a person's mouth.
(b) 
Smoking and use of tobacco products limited to designated areas in public parks. A person shall not smoke or use tobacco products in the following public parks which are owned or operated by the City of Holland, except in such designated smoking areas as shall be determined by the City Manager, or his or her designee:
DeGraaf Nature Center
Holland Municipal Stadium
Lincoln Park
Maplewood Youth Complex
Matt Urban Sports and Recreation Complex
Moran Park
Paw Paw Park
Van Raalte Farm Park
(c) 
Signs. Signs shall be posted in the public parks listed in Subsection (b) of this section which state where smoking and the use of tobacco products in such parks is prohibited and where the designated smoking areas are located.
(d) 
Violations and penalties. A person who violates or fails to comply with this section shall be subject to any one or more of the following:
(1) 
Being asked to stop smoking or using the tobacco product;
(2) 
Being asked to leave the premises;
(3) 
Being responsible for a Class I municipal civil infraction and subject to the civil fines set forth in the schedule of civil fines in Section 2-118 of this Code and any other relief that may be imposed by the court. Each act of violation and each day upon which such violation occurs shall constitute a separate violation.
[Ord. No. 1363, 5-28-2003; amended 1-18-2018 by Ord. No. 1716]
When signs are erected or posted in any public park which prohibit a person from bicycling, skateboarding, roller skating, and/or roller blading or which limit any of these activities in a signed area, a person shall not disobey such signs. The signs shall be authorized in the manner provided by Section 18-17 of the Code. A person who violates or fails to comply with this section is responsible for a Class I municipal civil infraction and subject to the civil fines set forth in the schedule of civil fines in Section 2-118 of this Code and any other relief that may be imposed by the court. Each act or violation shall constitute a separate violation.
[Ord. No. 1379, 11-19-2003]
To protect and enhance City property and welfare, the Department of Leisure and Cultural Services is authorized to promulgate rules and regulations for supervised, regulated, and managed animal control activity. Said rules and regulations shall be promulgated pursuant to Section 1-7 of this Code.
[2-18-2004 by Ord. No. 1380; amended 3-2-2005 by Ord. No. 1408; 10-3-2007 by Ord. No. 1483; 7-16-2008 by Ord. No. 1511; 10-19-2011 by Ord. No. 1569; 7-2-2014 by Ord. No. 1631; 8-13-2014 by Ord. No. 1633; 5-20-2015 by Ord. No. 1648; 12-2-2015 by Ord. No. 1663; 4-20-2016 by Ord. No. 1666; 11-16-2016 by Ord. No. 1679; 7-11-2018 by Ord. No. 1740]
(a) 
Permit required.
(1) 
The sale, possession, and consumption of beer and wine is allowed at special events held at the following public facilities: the Holland Museum; the Cappon House; West Michigan Regional Airport; exterior and interior areas of the Civic Center Place; 8th Street Market Area; Windmill Island Gardens; DeGraaf Nature Center; Window-on-the-Waterfront; Matt Urban Sports Complex; and Van Raalte Farm, provided that the person conducting the event obtains a permit from the City Manager prior to serving beer and wine for the event and complies with any licensing requirements (or qualifies for an exception to such requirements) imposed by the State of Michigan.
(2) 
The sale, possession, and consumption of alcoholic liquor is allowed at restaurants located on property owned by the City at Windmill Island and West Michigan Regional Airport, at sidewalk cafes, and at the Civic Center Place provided that the facility or event sponsor has a valid permit from the City Manager to serve alcoholic liquor and complies with any licensing requirements (or qualifies for an exception to such requirements) imposed by the State of Michigan.
(3) 
The sale, possession, and consumption of beer and wine may be allowed at such other locations owned by the City of Holland as may be approved on an events basis by the City Council of the City of Holland by a duly adopted resolution. The City Council shall not allow the sale, possession, and consumption of beer and wine at Kollen Park, Van Bragt Park, Smallenburg Park, Prospect Park, or Centennial Park.
(4) 
The City of Holland shall not act in the capacity of a sponsor or a server of beer, wine, and alcoholic liquor at any of the locations set forth in Section 22-10(a)(1) through (3) unless specifically authorized by the City Council for the event or location specified; provided that City Council approval is not required for events at the Civic Center Place. Any entity or licensee serving beer, wine, or alcoholic liquor on City property shall be required to provide evidence of financial responsibility insurance (Dram Shop) coverage naming the City of Holland, its officers, agents, and employees as additional insureds, and any employees serving on behalf of such entity shall be TIPS trained and shall provide evidence to the City of such training of its employees. All events must comply with the requirements of the Michigan Liquor Control Commission which may be applicable to the authorized event and location.
(b) 
Application for permit. In order to obtain a permit for the sale, possession and consumption of alcoholic liquor at the public facilities described in Subsection (a) of this section, the person conducting the event or operating the restaurant at the public facility shall pay the nonrefundable permit application fee established by resolution adopted by the City Council and shall submit an application to the City Clerk's office [except for private events on Windmill Island are governed by Subsection (l) and Private events at the Civic Center Place are governed by Subsection (m)], which shall include the following:
(1) 
The location, dates and times of the event;
(2) 
A certificate of insurance coverage (for amounts required under rules and regulations adopted by resolution of the City Council) listing the City and its officers, employees and agents and the facility operator as additional insureds and requiring notice to the City of any cancellation;
(3) 
Whether there will be a charge for the alcoholic liquor, whether it will be provided free of charge and whether there will be an admission charge;
(4) 
If the alcoholic liquor will be provided by a person that is licensed by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission, a copy of the license;
(5) 
If the alcoholic liquor will be provided by a person that is not licensed by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission, a complete description of the basis for exemption from the state licensing requirements;
(6) 
Written documentation from the facility manager for the public facility indicating that the facility has been reserved by the applicant for the event;
(7) 
If alcoholic liquor will be served or consumed outside, a description of the area where alcoholic liquor may be consumed at the event and how the applicant will restrict consumption to that area;
(8) 
Such additional information as may be required by the City Manager; and
(9) 
If the applicant must obtain a special license from the Liquor Control Commission or obtain special insurance to satisfy the requirements of this § 22-10, the application may be approved before the applicant obtains the license, but the City Manager shall not issue a permit until the applicant submits a copy of the license and certificate of insurance as required by this Subsection (b).
(c) 
Application forms. The City Clerk may adopt a form for the application. In such case, the applicant shall submit the application on the form as adopted by the City Clerk.
(d) 
Decision on application. The application shall be submitted at least 60 days in advance of when the permit is desired. The City Clerk shall promptly submit a copy of the application to the Chief of the Department of Public Safety and the Director of the Department of Community and Neighborhood Services for review and comments and to the City Manager for approval or denial. The City Manager may deny the requested permit if, based on information acquired by or submitted to the City Manager, the issuance of the permit is contrary to the public health, welfare and safety. An applicant may appeal the City Manager's decision to not issue a permit to the City Council by filing with the City Clerk a written request for a hearing before the City Council.
(e) 
General event requirements. Persons conducting an event or operating a restaurant permitted under this Section 22-10 shall comply with all requirements set forth in the rules then in effect as adopted by resolution of the City Council for serving alcohol at public facilities.
(f) 
Outside consumption. Alcoholic liquor shall not be consumed outside of the buildings at the public facilities described in Subsection (a) of this Section 22-10, and alcoholic liquor shall not be possessed in open containers or glasses outside of the buildings at these public facilities except a) if the permit provides for serving and consuming alcoholic liquor outside and b) only in compliance with rules then in effect as adopted by the City Council. The permit may contain additional conditions for serving and consuming alcoholic liquor outside. The applicant shall comply with all such conditions.
(g) 
Alcohol not provided by event sponsor. No alcoholic liquor shall be sold, possessed or consumed that is not provided by the event sponsor, the caterer engaged by the event sponsor or restaurant permitted under this section.
(h) 
Applicant's responsibility. The applicant shall not allow persons to consume or possess alcoholic liquor except as allowed in this section and shall at all times comply with any applicable Michigan statutes restricting the serving of alcoholic liquor. An applicant shall at all times comply with any statutory requirement to obtain a license from the Liquor Control Commission and shall not serve alcoholic liquor without complying with such licensing requirements. The issuance of a permit shall not be construed as authorization to serve alcoholic liquor without complying with such licensing requirements.
(i) 
Possession or consumption without permit prohibited. No person shall provide alcoholic liquor and no person shall possess or consume alcoholic liquor in or at the public facilities described in Subsection (a) except as allowed under this section.
(j) 
Duration of permit. A permit issued under this section for an event shall only be valid for the event and the dates described in the application. The permit issued under this section for a restaurant operated on property owned by the City at Windmill Island or the West Michigan Regional Airport shall be valid from the issuance date through the following April 30, unless renewed. A permit issued under this section to the Holland Historical Trust for private events to be held at the Holland Museum or the Cappon House shall be valid from the date of issuance through the following April 30, unless renewed. A renewal permit shall be valid from May 1 through the following April 30. The permit issued under this section for a sidewalk cafe shall be valid from the issuance date through the expiration date for the sidewalk cafe permit.
(k) 
Sidewalk cafes. A restaurant that is authorized to operate as a sidewalk cafe under Chapter 32 and which has a license issued by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission may sell and serve alcoholic liquor to its customers at the sidewalk cafe but only a) for consumption at the sidewalk cafe, b) to the extent allowed by its license from the Michigan Liquor Control Commission and c) if the person operating the sidewalk cafe has a permit issued under this section. Alcoholic liquor shall not be served at a sidewalk cafe on public property between 12:00 midnight and 11:00 a.m.
(l) 
Special events on Windmill Island. Notwithstanding Subsection (b), an application for a permit under this section and the required fee for private events to be held on Windmill Island shall be submitted to the Windmill Island Manager. The City Manager may delegate to the Windmill Island Manager the authority to approve and issue permits and to deny permits under this section for private events to be held on Windmill Island. The application shall be on forms adopted by the Windmill Island Manager. The applicant shall comply with all of the requirements of this section and the rules adopted by resolution of the City Council.
(m) 
Events at the Civic Center Place. Notwithstanding Subsection (b), events at the Civic Center Place shall not require a permit to sell or serve alcoholic liquor.
(1) 
Requests to serve alcoholic liquor at private events to be held at the Civic Center Place shall be submitted to the Civic Center Place Manager on forms adopted by the Civic Center Place Manager. The Civic Center Place Manager will determine whether to approve a request.
(2) 
So long as the City holds a license to sell and serve alcoholic liquor at the Civic Center Place, all such sales and serving shall be by the City or its authorized agents in accordance with local ordinances and rules and state law and regulations.
(3) 
No requests to serve alcoholic liquor shall be approved for events at the Civic Center Place that involve youth, high school or NCAA sporting, recreational or leisure time events or rentals.
(n) 
Rules. The City Council may, by resolution, adopt rules that regulate the serving and consumption of alcoholic liquor at public facilities pursuant to permits issued under this section.
(o) 
Number of permits per year. The City Manager shall not issue more than 24 permits during a calendar year and not more than one organization per special event, as defined in the rules and resolution adopted by regulation of the City Council. The City Manager shall not issue more than one permit per day. Permits issued for private events on Windmill Island, permits issued to the Holland Historical Trust for private events and permits issued to restaurants or sidewalk cafes shall not be counted for purposes of this subsection.
(p) 
Violations. Violations of this section shall be deemed misdemeanors punishable as provided in Section 1-10.
[Ord. No. 1428, 10-19-2005]
The City, including all of its departments, the Main Street/Downtown Development Authority (the "DDA"), and the Downtown Principal Shopping District (the "PSD") are authorized to place a sign in a park or on public property for advertising or identifying an event of the City, the DDA, or the PSD upon administrative approval of the City Manager. The request shall include all information that is required by the City Manager. A request for approval of the sign shall be made to the City Manager at least 10 days before the event.