City of Hazelwood, MO
St. Louis County
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[CC 1997 §34.1; Ord. No. 1423-80, 7-2-1980; Ord. No. 1460-81, 2-4-1981]
Each and every person utilizing the buildings or other facilities and grounds within all parks within the City shall be subjected to all the controls and regulations contained herein. The Municipal Traffic Code, as set out in Title III, is hereby adopted, by reference, and made a part hereof, as if more fully set forth herein, and is applicable to the utilization of all City parks. Except as otherwise specifically posted, the speed limit within the said parks shall be ten (10) miles per hour. Driving of all motor vehicles shall be upon the paved streets or designated driving areas or parking lots in the said parks and in no other place.
[CC 1997 §34.2; Ord. No. 993-73, 7-1-1973]
Chapter 220, Nuisances, of the Municipal Code of the City of Hazelwood, Missouri, is hereby adopted, by reference, and made a part hereof, as if more fully set forth herein, and is applicable to the utilization of all parks within the City.
[CC 1997 §34.3; Ord. No. 2105-88, 10-5-1988]
A. 
Chapter 215, Offenses, is hereby adopted, by reference, and made a part hereof as if more fully set forth herein, and is applicable to the utilization of all parks within the City.
B. 
Beverages in glass containers are hereby prohibited and shall not be brought into any park within the City.
[CC 1997 §34.4; Ord. No. 2368-92, 2-19-1992]
No person shall sell or solicit the sale of any product, goods, wares, merchandise, services, food, etc., within parks, recreational grounds and buildings of the City without securing a permit from the City Manager of the City of Hazelwood.
[CC 1997 §34.5; Ord. No. 993-73, 7-1-1973]
No person within the said parks shall leave any trash, garbage, cans, bottles or any other refuse or waste elsewhere than in the receptacles provided therefor.
[CC 1997 §34.6; Ord. No. 993-73, 7-1-1973]
Any permit issued by the Director of Public Works or his designated agent for the use of any table space or facility within said parks or building shall be considered void unless the actual use of such table space, facility or building referred to in said permit is commenced within an hour after the period covered by such permit begins.
[CC 1997 §34.7; Ord. No. 993-73, 7-1-1973]
No person shall engage in any activity in the said parks contrary to the standards and guidelines set forth by the Director of Public Works or his designated agent.
[CC 1997 §34.8; Ord. No. 993-73, 7-1-1973]
No person shall discharge or shoot any firearms, projectiles, air gun, slingshot, or bow and arrow in such parks except at places designated and posted specifically for such purpose.
[CC 1997 §34.9; Ord. No. 993-73, 7-1-1973]
No person other than a duly authorized City employee in the performance of his duty, or persons participating in City-sponsored activities, shall dig, remove, destroy, disfigure, injure, mutilate, or cut any tree, plant, shrub, bloom or flower, or any portion thereof, growing in such parks.
[CC 1997 §34.10; Ord. No. 993-73, 7-1-1973]
No person in the parks shall hunt, molest, harm, frighten, kill, trap, chase, tease, shoot or throw missiles at any animal, reptile or bird; nor shall he remove or have in his possession the young of any wild animal, or the eggs or nest, or young of any reptile or bird. Exception to the foregoing is made in that snakes known to be deadly poisonous, such as rattlesnakes, or other deadly reptiles, may be killed on sight. No person in the parks shall give or offer or attempt to give to any animal or bird any tobacco, alcohol, or other noxious substance. No person shall allow any domestic animal under his control to be at large and said animal must be on a leash and under the control of its owner.
[CC 1997 §34.11; Ord. No. 993-73, 7-1-1973]
No person other than a duly authorized City employee in the performance of his duty shall remove any wood, turf, grass, soil, rock, sand or gravel from the parks or make any excavation by tool, equipment, blasting or other means or agency.
[CC 1997 §34.12; Ord. No. 993-73, 7-1-1973]
A. 
No person other than a duly authorized City employee in the performance of his duty shall:
1. 
Cut, break, injure, deface, disfigure or disturb any rock, building, bridge, cage, pen, monument, fireplace, sign, fence, bench, railing, structure, apparatus, equipment or property in the parks.
2. 
Mark or place thereon any mark, writing or printing.
3. 
Attach thereto any sign, card, display or other similar device, except as authorized by permit.
4. 
Erect or maintain any overhead wires through the parks, without prior written permission.
5. 
Construct or erect any building or structure of whatever kind, whether permanent or temporary in character, or run or string any public service utility into, upon or across such lands, except on special written permit issued.
[CC 1997 §34.13; Ord. No. 993-73, 7-1-1973]
No person shall light or maintain any fire in the parks unless such fire is maintained only in a stove or fire circle or place provided for such purpose.
[CC 1997 §34.14; Ord. No. 993-73, 7-1-1973]
A. 
No person in the parks shall:
1. 
Throw, discharge, or otherwise place or cause to be placed in the waters of any fountain, pond, lake, stream, storm sewer, swimming pool, or drain flowing into such waters, any substance, matter or thing, liquid or solid, which will or may result in the pollution of such waters.
2. 
Have brought in or shall dump, deposit or leave any bottles, broken glass, ashes, paper, boxes, cans, refuse or trash: nor shall there be placed in any waters in or contiguous to the parks, or left anywhere on the grounds thereof, but shall be placed in the proper receptacles where these are provided; where receptacles are not so provided, all such rubbish or waste shall be carried away from the parks by the person responsible for its presence, and properly disposed of elsewhere.
3. 
Litter, soil or defile restrooms or any part of any building in the parks. No person over the age of eight (8) years shall use restrooms and washrooms designated for the opposite sex.
4. 
Permit a resident card or swimming pool pass, which has been issued to him, to be used by another person.
5. 
Use a resident card or swimming pool pass other than the resident card or swimming pool pass issued to him.
[CC 1997 §34.15; Ord. No. 2647-95, 7-5-1995; Ord. No. 3160-00 §1, 4-5-2000]
A. 
In a City park, no person shall:
1. 
Bring alcoholic beverages into the park, or have such beverages in his possession, except the use of such beverages may be permitted by the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation or his designee in conjunction with certain planned activities authorized as follows:
a. 
Beer and wine only may be utilized when so stipulated as permitted for approved activities in the parks.
b. 
Alcoholic beverages may be utilized when so stipulated on the rental agreement for approved activities in the Recreation Centers.
Such permission shall be valid only if the participants in the activities conduct themselves in an orderly manner.
2. 
Bring into the park or have in his possession explosive devices, set off or otherwise cause to explode, discharge, or burn, any firecracker, torpedo, rocket, or other explosives or inflammable material, or discharge or throw them into any park area. This prohibition includes any substance, compound, mixture or article that, in conjunction with any other substance, compound or material would be dangerous from any of the foregoing standpoints.
B. 
The Council may grant:
1. 
Permission to have alcoholic beverages in addition to beer and wine in the parks for special outside activities and events, and for the sale of alcoholic beverages at City-owned concession operations.
2. 
Permission to discharge fireworks in an authorized display.
3. 
Permission for activities at which prizes may be won, provided there is no violation of the gambling provisions of the Revised Statutes of Missouri.
[CC 1997 §34.16; Ord. No. 993-73, 7-1-1973; Ord. No. 1076-74, 8-21-1974]
A. 
Except for unusual and unforeseen emergencies, the parks shall be open to the public every day of the year during hours designated by the City Manager and they shall be so posted.
B. 
Any section or part of the parks may be declared closed to the public by the Director of Public Works or his designated agent at any time and for any interval of time, either temporarily or at regular and stated intervals (daily or otherwise) and either entirely or merely to certain uses, as the Director of Public Works or his designated agent shall find reasonably necessary.
C. 
No person or persons shall be in any park or section or part of any park:
1. 
Between the hours of 10:00 P.M. and 5:00 A.M., except as may be authorized by the City.
2. 
Which is declared closed to the public, unless he shall have a written permit authorizing his presence.
D. 
The Police, the Director of Public Works or his designated agent and all recreation and park employees shall, if empowered to, enforce the provisions of this Chapter.
[CC 1997 §34.17; Ord. No. 1551-82, 4-21-1982]
A. 
All persons using Truman Park pond shall be required to have a Hazelwood resident card and each such resident may have one (1) non-resident guest present to fish with said resident. A Missouri fishing license is not required. Fishing shall be permitted from dawn to dusk each day year round. No wading, swimming or boating will be permitted. Persons fishing shall comply with the following requirements:
1. 
One (1) attended pole per person.
2. 
Each person must have his own stringer.
3. 
No trotlines, limb lines, jug fishing, gigging or netting permitted.
4. 
No firearm or bow and arrow fishing permitted.
5. 
No frogging permitted.
6. 
No selling or exchanging of fish permitted.
7. 
Caught fish provisions:
a. 
If not kept, fish should be returned immediately to the pond, unharmed.
b. 
Minimum length limit for channel catfish and bass is twelve (12) inches.
c. 
Creel or possession limit:
(1) 
Bass. Two (2).
(2) 
Channel catfish. Four (4).
(3) 
No other limit.
[CC 1997 §34.18; Ord. No. 2881-97, 7-16-1997; Ord. No. 3103-99 §1, 10-6-1999]
A. 
The Parks and Recreation Board shall consist of nine (9) members to be appointed by the Mayor and City Council. Each member shall serve a term of three (3) years, and until a successor is appointed and qualified.
1. 
Members of the Board shall be registered voters of the City and shall hold no other office or position in City Government, except on short term, interim study committees.
2. 
Terms of office of all members shall be for a period of three (3) years and expiration dates shall be staggered.
3. 
In the event of the death or resignation of a member, a successor shall be appointed by the Council to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term for which the member had been appointed.
4. 
The Board shall elect a Chairman and a Co-Chairman from the appointed membership of nine (9). Said Chairman and Co-Chairman shall each serve a term of one (1) year and be eligible for reelection.
5. 
The Secretary of the Board shall be appointed by the City Manager, and shall:
a. 
Be responsible for publication, distribution and posting of agendas prior to each meeting.
b. 
Take minutes of each Parks and Recreation Board meeting, recording votes taken. After approval, these minutes shall be filed in the City Clerk's office.
c. 
Be responsible for publication and distribution of copies of the approved minutes, reports and decisions of the Board.
d. 
Advise the Mayor and City Council of vacancies and expiring terms on the Board.
6. 
Board members shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for expenses they incur while on Board business, provided receipts are furnished and such expenses have been authorized by the City Council.
7. 
The Board shall have those powers and duties as specified in the City Charter and such additional powers and duties as may be provided by ordinance.
[CC 1997 §34.19; Ord. No. 993-73, 7-1-1973; Ord. No. 1551-82, 4-21-1982]
The Director of Public Works or his designated agent and any park attendant or Police Officer shall have the authority to eject from the parks any person acting in violation of this Chapter. The Director of Public Works, his designated agent, any park attendant or Police Officer shall have the authority to seize and confiscate any property, thing or device in the parks or used in violation of this Chapter. In the event of resistance to action intended to correct a violation of this Chapter, either physical or otherwise, the Director of Public Works or his designated agent or park attendants shall refer the violation to the Police Department.