Village of Lake George, NY
Warren County
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[Adopted 10-20-2014 by L.L. No. 7-2014]
The purpose of this article is to establish and implement rules and regulations to ensure the safety, comfort and convenience of the public and appropriate uses of the grounds and facilities contained within the Charles R. Wood Park ("park").
Except as otherwise provided for in § 148-53 and § 148-54 hereof, the conduct or activity set forth in § 148-45, § 148-46, § 148-47 and § 148-48 is strictly prohibited, constitutes an offense under this article and is subject to penalties hereunder.
It shall be unlawful for any person to be present in or to occupy the park between the hours of 12:00 midnight through 6:00 a.m. daily.
It shall be unlawful for any person to possess or consume alcoholic beverages of any type within the park.
It shall be unlawful for any person to use, operate or cause to use or operate any speaker, radio or any amplified device within the park.
It shall be unlawful for any person to possess, operate or use a motorcycle, snowmobile, motor scooter or any other motorized vehicle, motorized vessel, bicycle, rollerblades or skateboards in the park except as provided in § 148-54.
It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, drop, place or deposit containers of any type, paper products or other disposable litter anywhere in the park. All containers, paper products or other disposables brought to the park must be disposed of in approved trash receptacles.
It shall be unlawful for any person to alter, deface, paint or damage in any way the contents of the park. Any person convicted of altering, defacing, painting, damaging or in any way altering the contents of the park shall be deemed a disorderly person and subject to the penalties provided for herein.
It shall be unlawful for any person to smoke or use tobacco products within the park.
It shall be unlawful for any person to bring or otherwise possess any domestic animal, including but not limited to a dog or cat, in the park unless such animal is on a leash. Any such animal shall at all times be under the control of the person bringing the animal to the park. The person bringing such animal to the park shall be responsible for controlling such animal and removing any wastes produced by such animal. It shall be a violation of this article for any person bringing or otherwise possessing such domestic animal to fail to immediately remove any waste produced by such animal.
Any person, partnership, corporation, membership organization, association or entity desiring to utilize the area or portion of the area designated as "the Festival Space" within the park must obtain a use permit, on a form prescribed by the POMC for such purpose to use the Festival Space in advance, from the County of Warren Park Operation and Maintenance Committee (POMC).
A. 
An application for a use permit on a form prescribed by the POMC or such purpose to use the Festival Space shall be submitted at least 60 days in advance to the POMC and must be accompanied by the required certificate of insurance and the applicable user fee. Requirements for the certificate of insurance and user fee can be obtained by contacting the Village of Lake George.
B. 
Use of the Festival Space shall be in strict compliance with all rules and regulations as listed in this article.
C. 
The POMC reserves the right to waive or modify any provisions of § 148-45 through § 148-48 which the POMC in its absolute discretion deems appropriate. Such waiver or modification shall be specified in writing in the use permit.
D. 
The POMC reserves the right to impose special conditions to any event approved by a use permit. Such special conditions shall be set forth in the use permit.
E. 
Use permits may be revoked or suspended at any time for noncompliance with this article or noncompliance with the terms and conditions of the use permit, including any special conditions incorporated into the use permit by the POMC without a hearing.
[Amended 12-2-2015 by L.L. No. 8-2015; 7-18-2016 by L.L. No. 4-2016]
The following regulations apply to all users of the area designated as "the Skateboard Park":
A. 
Notwithstanding the provisions of § 148-45 to the contrary, it shall be unlawful for any person to use or to occupy the Skateboard Park during the hours of sunset and 9:00 a.m. daily.
B. 
All skaters 12 years old and under must have helmets and be supervised by an adult.
C. 
Children under the age of five are prohibited.
D. 
Skateboards, in-line skates, BMX, bikes and scooters are permitted only.
E. 
The following items and activities are prohibited:
(1) 
Drugs, alcohol or tobacco products in or around skate park.
(2) 
Glass containers, food or beverages.
(3) 
Foreign ramps, jumps or obstacles or modifications to the skating surface or features.
(4) 
Littering, profanity, bullying, recklessness.
(5) 
Pets or any other animal.
(6) 
Skating against traffic or when a ramp is not yet clear of other skaters.
(7) 
Amplified music or sound amplification equipment in or around the skate park.
(8) 
Any motorized vehicles.
F. 
The use of the Skateboard Park is at the user's risk. The Village of Lake George and Warren County assume no responsibility or liability for use of the Skateboard Park as provided for in the New York State Recreational Use Statute.
G. 
Violations of any of the above rules may result in loss of skate park privileges. The County of Warren and Village of Lake George assume no liability for any injuries which may occur as the result of use of this skate park.
Penalties for offenses of the provisions of this article shall constitute an offense, as such term is defined by § 10.00 of the New York State Penal Law and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 per offense and/or 30 days in jail per offense. In addition to any other remedies or penalties that may be imposed as a result of a violation of this article, a violation of this article shall entitle the Board of Trustees to undertake a remedy to repair any damage caused by the violation of any such section or provision of this article, and actual disbursements and expenses therefor shall be added to the fine(s) set forth in this article. Such actual disbursements and expenses may, in addition to the fines set forth above, be pursued by any available civil remedy. The provisions of this section shall be in addition to any other provisions, penalties or powers available to the Village for enforcement of this article.
If any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, article, or part of this chapter or the application thereof to any person, individual, corporation, firm, partnership, entity, or circumstance shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unconstitutional, such order or judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder thereof but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, article, or part of this chapter or in its application to the person, individual, corporation, firm, partnership, entity, or circumstance directly involved in the controversy in which such order or judgment shall be rendered.
[Amended 12-2-2015 by L.L. No. 8-2015; 7-18-2016 by L.L. No. 4-2016]
This article shall take effect upon filing in the office of the Secretary of State of New York State.