City of Franklin, NH
Merrimack County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Franklin 12-2-2013 by Ord. No. 04-14. Amendments noted where applicable.]
In order to protect and provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Franklin and all visitors to the City, the Franklin City Council hereby establishes provisions for the use of City-owned properties and the restrictions for certain uses that might compromise the health, safety, and welfare of all persons.
As the definition of "city property" encompasses many different types of land areas, rights-of-way, and structures, there already exists a variety of City codes that address the use of these areas. The existing codes include, but are not limited to, the following chapters:
Chapter 101, Alcoholic Beverages
Chapter 107, Animals
Chapter 113, Bicycles
Chapter 125, Moving of Buildings
Chapter 143, Curfew
Chapter 149, Driveways
Chapter 155, Public Entertainment
Chapter 170, Floodplain Management
Chapter 180, Hazardous Substances
Chapter 203, Littering and Public Cleanliness
Chapter 215, Noise
Chapter 219, Nuisances
Chapter 222, Parks and Beaches
Chapter 230, Peddling and Soliciting
Chapter 245, Sewers
Chapter 252, Skates and Skateboards
Chapter 257, Solid Waste
Chapter 262, Streets and Sidewalks
Chapter 284, Vehicles and Traffic
Chapter 289, Water
Chapter 294, Weapons
Chapter 309, Community Center
Chapter 321, G.A.R. Hall
In addition to the applicable City codes, the City may adopt policies for the use of specific structures, parks, parking areas, sidewalks, or similar properties. The application and interpretation of the policies shall be carried out by the specific department responsible for the property. For certain proposed uses, the department head, in consultation with the City Manager, is permitted to apply some discretion to allow for certain uses that might not be included in the list of allowed uses but are determined to be consistent with, and similar to, the enumerated uses. All policies shall be adopted by the applicable committee of the City Council, or by the Council itself as deemed appropriate by the Committee.
No camping or any overnight use of any City property is allowed unless it meets the following requirements:
A. 
The proposed use is being carried out by an organization which must have a recognized goal of community assistance, education, or other recognizable focus of community support. Eligible organizations may seek approval on a yearly or a use-by-use basis.
B. 
Prior to approval by the appropriate City department (Parks and Recreation, Conservation, Municipal Services, etc.), the organization shall outline the proposed use and duration and the number of individuals involved.
C. 
Any City property used for any camping or overnight activities shall be cleaned after the activity and shall be left in its original condition. All trash or debris shall be removed from the property and disposed of properly.
D. 
The appropriate department head, or the City Manager, retains the right to deny any camping or overnight use if a determination is made that the request did not adequately describe the planning or management of the activity or that the proposed use will not protect and provide for the general health, safety and welfare of the City.
[Added 9-5-2017 by Ord. No. 06-18]
The baiting of wildlife is not permitted on City property. City administration maintains the right to bait for the removal of nuisance animals.