City of Chillicothe, MO
Livingston County
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Editor's Note — The schedule of fees for the aquatic center and for green hills golf course are on file in the city offices.
[Ord. No. 2000-35 §§1 — 2(19-1), 3-27-2000; Ord. No. 2005-115 §1, 11-28-2005; Ord. No. 2006-82 §1, 7-24-2006]
A. 
The City of Chillicothe parks and recreation rules and regulations are hereby adopted as the official regulation of conduct within all City parks and recreation facilities:
1. 
Maximum speed limit is fifteen (15) miles per hour.
2. 
Pedestrians have the right-of-way at all times. All vehicles must stop for pedestrians in crosswalks.
3. 
Camping is not allowed except with the written consent of the Parks and Recreation Board.
4. 
Commercial truck traffic and parking is prohibited, unless delivering products to the Parks and Recreation Department.
5. 
Automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, golf carts and all other gas-powered or electric-powered motorized vehicles are prohibited on park grounds except on designated roadways and parking areas.
6. 
All parks shall be open to the public at 6:00 A.M. daily and close at 10:30 P.M. daily.
No one shall enter onto or remain on any parks and recreation facility or use any equipment, fields, buildings, pavilions, walking trails or parking areas after the hours of closing with the following exceptions:
a. 
The downtown green space shall close at 7:30 P.M. daily.
b. 
The tennis courts, volleyball courts, ball fields and parking areas immediately adjacent to these areas shall remain open to persons using these facilities until 11:30 P.M. daily except in cases of special events approved in advance by the Parks and Recreation Department and/or the Parks and Recreation Board.
c. 
Walking trails and adjacent parking areas will be open at 5:00 A.M. to 11:30 P.M. daily.
d. 
Parks may be used after closing in cases approved in advance by the Parks and Recreation Department and Parks and Recreation Board.
e. 
Pavilions are operated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Persons wishing to reserve a shelter may remain on park grounds after hours. Any person or persons reserving a facility shall remain in that pavilion and not use other facilities on the park grounds.
7. 
No one shall leave unattended, without permission from the Parks and Recreation Director or Chillicothe Police Department, any motor vehicle, motorcycle, truck, car, van, or any other gas-powered, electrical-powered or motorized vehicle after the park and recreational facility's closing hours. Violators are subject to towing at the owner's expense and impoundment and a ticket for illegal parking.
8. 
All parks and recreational facilities of the City are to be drug-free locations. No person shall consume, use, abuse, possess, transport, distribute or supply any alcoholic beverages, illegal narcotics or drugs, or prescription drugs without a proper prescription, at any time in any City park or recreational facility, except that:
[Ord. No. 2015-69 §1, 12-14-2015]
a. 
The sale and consumption of alcohol may be permitted in a City park or recreational facility with prior consent of the City Council as evidenced by resolution duly adopted, and
b. 
Alcohol sale and consumption is permitted at the City golf course and City bowling center.
9. 
Unauthorized sales and/or solicitations within park grounds are prohibited without the written consent of the Parks and Recreation Board.
10. 
All trash and other refuse shall be placed in proper receptacles provided for in the park. Littering is prohibited. Please keep the parks clean.
11. 
Such other park facility rules, as adopted by the Parks and Recreation Board and posted within the park, must be observed.
12. 
No structures, buildings, monuments, signage or other improvements of any type or kind shall be constructed or placed within a park except with the prior approval of the Parks and Recreation Board.
13. 
No person shall smoke on or within twenty-five (25) feet of a park standard while a sporting event, game or practice is in progress on the field for which the standard services.
14. 
No horseback riding on park grounds. No unleashed animals, except in designated areas.
15. 
It is unlawful for any person or persons to injure, molest, maim, wound or kill any bird or animal in any park facility.
16. 
No one shall take, remove, carry away or transport any piece or part of a City park and recreation facility equipment, building, structure, walking trail, parking area, field or otherwise.
17. 
Aquatic center rules and regulations.
a. 
Please walk at all times. Beach areas are slick when wet.
b. 
Shower required before entering pool.
B. 
Any violation of the provisions of this Section or any other posted park rules and regulations shall be an ordinance violation and upon conviction shall be punished under the provisions of Section 100.340 of the City Code.
[CC 1999 §19-2; Ord. No. 90-51, 11-26-1990; Ord. No. 91-39, 6-24-1991]
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to injure, molest, maim, wound or kill any bird or animal in Simpson Park, June Shaffer Memorial Park, Mills Park, Clay Street Park or Gravesville Park.
[Ord. No. 2006-16 §§1 — 2, 1-30-2006]
A. 
The Parks Department shall charge a fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) to any person or entity wishing to reserve a shelter house within the City's park system. Said fee shall permit a shelter house to be reserved for four (4) hours. Additional hours shall require a fee of five dollars ($5.00) per hour.
B. 
The Park Board shall adopt a written policy concerning the manner in which shelter houses may be reserved including restrictions of limitations thereon.
[Ord. No. 2005-118 §1(19-80), 12-12-2005]
The Tree Advisory Board shall establish a list of official tree species acceptable for planting as street trees, divided into three (3) categories of trees based on average height of each tree at maturity with those categories being small, medium and large trees. The list constitutes the official street tree species list for the City. Any tree not appearing on the official street tree species list may be planted as a street tree as long as the maturity height is less than twenty-five (25) feet.
[Ord. No. 2005-118 §1(19-81), 12-12-2005]
A. 
Unless pre-approved in writing by the Tree Advisory Board:
1. 
All street trees appearing on the small tree official street tree species list shall be planted at least thirty (30) feet apart.
2. 
All street trees appearing on the medium tree official street tree species list shall be planted at least forty (40) feet apart.
3. 
All street trees appearing on the large tree official street tree species list shall be planted at least fifty (50) feet apart.
[Ord. No. 2005-118 §1(19-82), 12-12-2005]
A. 
Unless pre-approved in writing by the Tree Advisory Board:
1. 
All street trees appearing on the small tree official street tree species list shall be planted at least five (5) feet from the curb, curb line and sidewalks.
2. 
All street trees appearing on the medium tree official street tree species list shall be planted at least ten (10) feet from the curb, curb line and sidewalks.
3. 
All street trees appearing on the large tree official street tree species list shall be planted at least fifteen (15) feet from the curb, curb line and sidewalks.
[Ord. No. 2005-118 §1(19-83), 12-12-2005]
No street tree shall be planted closer than thirty-five (35) feet to any street corner, measured from the point of the nearest intersection curbs or curb lines.
[Ord. No. 2005-118 §1(19-84), 12-12-2005]
No street tree shall be planted closer than ten (10) feet to any fire hydrant.
[Ord. No. 2005-118 §1(19-85), 12-12-2005]
No street tree other than those species listed as small trees in the official street species list shall be planted under or within ten (10) lateral feet of any overhead utility wire or over or within five (5) lateral feet of any underground water line, sewer line, transmission line or other utility without prior written approval of the Chillicothe Municipal Utilities General Manager.
[Ord. No. 2005-118 §1(19-86), 12-12-2005]
A. 
The City shall have the right to plant, prune, maintain and remove trees, plants and shrubs within the rights-of-way of any City street, alley, avenue, lanes, sidewalks, squares and public grounds as may be necessary to insure public safety or to preserve or enhance the symmetry and beauty of such public grounds.
B. 
The City may remove or cause or order to be removed any tree or part thereof which is in an unsafe condition or which by reason of its nature is injurious to sewers, electric power lines, gas lines, water lines or other public improvements or is affected with any injurious fungus, insect or other pest.
C. 
Nothing herein shall be construed to prevent adjacent property owners from planting, in compliance with the applicable City ordinances, street trees in public rights-of-way.
[Ord. No. 2005-118 §1(19-87), 12-12-2005]
No person, firm, department or City employee shall top any street or park tree or other tree on public property without prior written approval of the Tree Advisory Board.
[Ord. No. 2005-118 §1(19-88), 12-12-2005]
Property owners abutting public rights-of-way shall maintain trees, shrubs and other woody vegetation within such rights-of-way in a manner which promotes safe and healthy plants and which protects the health, safety and welfare of the public.
[Ord. No. 2005-118 §1(19-89), 12-12-2005]
All stumps of street trees and park trees shall be removed below the surface of the ground so that the top of the stump shall not project above the surface of the ground.
[Ord. No. 2005-118 §1(19-90), 12-12-2005]
No person shall prevent, delay or interfere with the City or any of its agents or contractors while engaging in and about the planting, cultivating, mulching, pruning, spraying or removing any street tree or park tree.
[Ord. No. 2005-118 §1(19-91), 12-12-2005]
ANSI A 300 (Part l) 2001 Pruning.