City of Oronogo, MO
Jasper County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[Ord. No. 11-09 §1, 5-9-2011; Ord. No. 16-15 §1, 6-13-2016; Ord. No. 20-34, 8-24-2020]
A. 
It is prohibited for any person in the park to:
1. 
Willfully make, deface, disfigure, injure, tamper with, displace or remove any building, bridge, table, bench, grill, railing, sign, monument, stake, post, paving material, water line or any other public property, whether temporary or permanent.
2. 
Litter, befoul, or soil any restroom.
3. 
Dig or remove any soil, rock, stone, flower, tree, shrub, or plant; or cut down any tree or shrub; or make any excavation by tool, equipment, blasting, or other means without the consent of the Board of Aldermen.
4. 
Construct or erect any building or structure of whatever kind, whether permanent or temporary in character, or to place a string of any public utilities into, upon, or across such park land without the consent of the Board of Aldermen.
5. 
Climb, stand, or sit upon buildings, monuments, vases, fountains, railings, fences, or upon any other park property not provided for or customarily used for such purposes.
6. 
The use of metal detectors is prohibited within the park.
7. 
Discharge or cause to be discharged any firework inside a City park.
8. 
Drive any motorized vehicle into the park except those vehicles operated by City maintenance personnel or emergency personnel.
9. 
Ride or operate any skateboards or bicycles inside the park, other than for transportation to the park and in exiting the park.
10. 
Possess glass bottles or alcohol of any kind.
11. 
Ignite any grill located inside the park other than for the purpose of cooking for food consumption or operate or utilize any grill if under eighteen (18) years of age.
12. 
Use any tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars and pipes.
B. 
Hours of Operation. It shall be unlawful for any person to be present in a municipal park of the City from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am unless such person and/or group have prior authorization from the Board of Aldermen of the City to be present during such prohibited hours.
C. 
Water and City-Owned Grounds.
1. 
No person shall swim, bathe or wade, or cause any animal to swim in any fountain, water container, lake, pond, reservoir, well, body of water, or upon any grounds belonging to, used or controlled by the City.
2. 
No person shall skate or drive upon ice that has formed on any water container, lake, pond, reservoir, well or body of water belonging to the City of Oronogo.
3. 
No boats, watercraft, or floatation devices shall be operated, whether by motor or hand, in any lake, pond, reservoir, well or body of water except when operated during maintenance or by emergency personnel.
D. 
Fires. Fires inside the park shall only be ignited and maintained in grills for the purpose of food consumption. Those persons responsible for a fire shall extinguish it completely after use. All ashes, charcoal, briquettes or any other material used or consumed shall be removed from the park by the person or persons responsible for the fire.
E. 
Peddling from Parked Vehicles.
1. 
No person shall park any vehicle on any public way, City park, or real property in this City for the purpose of selling or offering for sale any goods, produce, or merchandise or for the purpose of soliciting business without the approval of the Board of Aldermen.
2. 
This Section shall not apply to those selling goods on designated days by the Board of Aldermen from March through November for the farmers' market. Any person participating in the farmers' market shall provide a current sales tax certificate and pay a ten dollar ($10.00) season license fee unless selling exclusively home- or farm-grown produce from their home or farm. All other State health regulations shall apply.
F. 
Possession of Alcoholic Beverages on City-Owned Property. It shall be unlawful to possess intoxicating liquor, malt liquor, or non-intoxicating beer on all real estate owned by the City, including, but not limited to, all City-owned parks.
G. 
Violations. If, as a result of the violation of any provision of this Section, the injury, mutilation, or death of a tree, shrub, or other plant located on City-owned property is caused, or damage is caused to any City-owned property, the cost of repair of any damage or replacement of such tree, shrub, or other plant shall be borne by the party guilty of such violation.
H. 
Purpose. The purpose is to establish a formal policy and process for naming parks, public buildings, structures, facilities, and streets in the City of Oronogo, Missouri. A sound policy can add meaning and significance that embodies the value and heritage of this community.
I. 
Authorization. The City's Park Board shall be responsible for recommending to the Board of Aldermen the naming of public parks in the City, subject to the approval of the Board of Aldermen.
J. 
Objectives.
1. 
Provide name identification for individual parks.
2. 
Provide name identification wherever appropriate for public buildings, structures, facilities, in City parks.
3. 
Provide for citizen input into the process of naming public buildings, structures, facilities, and streets as enumerated above.
4. 
Insure control for the naming of parks, including structures and facilities within any City park by the Board of Aldermen through the recommendations of the Park Board.
K. 
Qualifying Names. Names should provide some form of individual identity related to:
1. 
The geographic location of the facility.
2. 
An outstanding feature of the facility.
3. 
An adjoining subdivision.
4. 
A commonly recognized historical event, group, or individual.
5. 
An individual or group who contributed significantly to the acquisition or development of the individual facility.
6. 
An individual who provided an exceptional service in the interest of the City as a whole.
L. 
Naming Process.
1. 
At the time park land or a facility is acquired, but before development occurs, the City will assign a non-descript temporary working name for the area or facility.
2. 
Once the development is initiated, the Park Board will receive naming applications for review by the committee.
3. 
After a name is decided upon by the Park Board, public notice of the recommended qualifying name will be posted at the City Hall and may be published once during a thirty-day period in the City's official newsletter or other publication. Citizen comments and recommendations must be in writing to the Park Board and be postmarked within the thirty-day public notice period.
4. 
For an individual (excluding historically significant individuals) to be considered, that person must have contributed significantly to the acquisition or development of the park or facility or to the City overall. The recommended name must be accompanied by a biographical sketch which shall provide evidence of contributions to the park, facility, or City overall.
5. 
After the thirty-day public notice period, the Park Board will submit the recommended name to the Board of Aldermen for final approval.
M. 
Renaming.
1. 
The renaming of parks, public buildings, structures, facilities, and streets is strongly discouraged. It is recommended that efforts to change a name be subject to the most critical examination so as not to diminish the original justification for the name or discount the value of the prior contributors.
2. 
Only those parks, public buildings, structures, facilities, and streets named for geographic location, outstanding feature, or subdivision should be considered for renaming. Parks named by deed restriction cannot be considered for renaming.
3. 
Public buildings, structures, facilities, and streets named after individuals should never be changed unless it is found that the individual's personal character is or was such that the continued use of their name for a park or facility would not be in the best interest of the City.
4. 
In order for public buildings, structures, facilities, and streets to be considered for renaming, the following must occur: the recommended name must qualify according to this policy and be accompanied by a petition from the particular public park, facility, or street users.
5. 
If a proposal is received for the naming or renaming of municipal property or the placing of a memorial on municipal property where a property or memorial already bears the proposed name, the suggested name or renaming of a memorial should be denied.
N. 
Other Naming Alternatives.
1. 
Parks, public buildings, structures, facilities, and streets that are donated to the City can be named by deed restriction or plat, by the donor. The naming and acceptance of land is subject to approval by the Board of Aldermen.
2. 
Facilities within parks, i.e., playgrounds, picnic shelters, etc., can be named separately from the parks and facilities they are in, subject to the general approving policies in this policy.
O. 
Plaques, Markers, Memorials.
1. 
All plaques, markers, and memorials are subject to the same naming criteria in this policy.
2. 
Because of their proneness to vandalism and maintenance, plaques, markers, and memorials should be used sparingly.
3. 
The Park Board, subject to approval by the Board of Aldermen, establishes the style, size, and placement of all plaques, markers, signs, and memorials.
4. 
It is anticipated that certain signs or markers such as City limit signs may display names to bring attention to current or former Oronogo residents. These names will be considered as transient and subject to rotation at the discretion of the Board of Aldermen, as recommended by the Park Board.
P. 
Use of Park Pavilions.
1. 
Residents of the City of Oronogo may reserve the use of the park pavilion by contacting the City Hall which shall maintain a list at the park pavilion of those reserving the same.
2. 
The cost of reserving the park pavilion shall be ten dollars ($10.00) to cover maintenance costs incurred by the City. The fee shall be deposited with the City Clerk at least two (2) business days prior to the intended use.
3. 
The Chief of Police or Director of Public Works has the authority to terminate or suspend any use of the park pavilion for violation of any rules or regulations of this Chapter.