[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Woodridge as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I General Regulations
Article II Use by Large Groups
[Adopted 12-12-1960 (Ch. 98, Art. I, of the 1992 Code)]
All that premises immediately adjacent to Silver Lake and all that portion of the Lake owned by the Incorporated Village of Woodridge is hereby designated and declared to be a public park to be known as "William Krieger Memorial Park." All those lands previously held by the New York Ontario & Western Railway acquired by the Village are not included in the park except as herein specifically set forth.
All that premises on the southerly side of Green Avenue commencing at the intersection of Green Avenue and Novogrodsky Street and running thence in a general northwesterly direction up to and including the former railroad cut in the Incorporated Village of Woodridge is hereby designated and declared to be a public park.
No person, except the Park Commissioner or those in his employ, shall go upon any lawns of the public parks in this Village except when and where a sign shall be posted or set up indicating that persons are at liberty at that time and place to go upon the grass and walk along and upon any sidewalk laid in any park, but no person shall engage in any game or sport in any park without the consent of the Park Commissioner except in areas designated for such purposes.
No person shall climb any tree or remove or in any manner injure or destroy any tree, plant, shrub, flower or flowerbed, turf, camp or lamppost in any public park within this Village, and no person shall place, deposit or throw any substance of any kind in or upon any public park owned by the Village of Woodridge.
It shall be unlawful to operate any boat, craft or vehicle, whether powered by oar, electricity, gasoline, etc., upon any stream, river, lake or any other body of water within the Village of Woodridge at a speed in excess of eight miles per hour.
The opening and closing hours for William Krieger Memorial Park shall be fixed by the Village Board of the Village of Woodridge, and posting on the entrance sign to said park of the hours of opening and closing shall constitute sufficient notice of the hours of said park.
[Amended 5-4-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992]
Any offense committed against this article is hereby declared to be a violation, punishable by a maximum fine of $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.
[Adopted 6-2-1998 by L.L. No. 3-1998 (Ch. 98, Art. II, of the 1992 Code)]
The Village Board of the Village of Woodridge finds that there is a substantial use of the Village park located on Greenfield Road by large groups from area summer camps and bungalow colonies located outside of the Village of Woodridge. As a result of the significant use of the park by these summer camps and bungalow colonies, the Village Board has determined there are significant additional costs and expenses in operating and maintaining the Village park, including maintaining the roadways and parking areas for use by commercial buses necessary to transport these groups from the summer camps and bungalow colonies using the park; additional maintenance to pick up and remove litter and debris left by the large groups; and repair and replacement of park facilities as a result of the wear and tear from the significant use of the facilities by these groups. While it is the desire of the Village Board to continue to maintain and operate the Village park for use by the general public, the Village Board of Trustees believes it to be unfair and inequitable that the entire cost and expense of operating and maintaining the park should be borne by Village residents when a significant amount of the use of the park is by area summer camps and bungalow colonies located outside of the Village limits. In order to equitably distribute the cost of operation and maintenance at the park, the Village Board of Trustees believes that the issuance of permits for a fee to area bungalow colonies and summer camps located outside of the Village of Woodridge that use the Village park is a fair and equitable manner to pay for the cost of operation and maintenance of the park.
The use of the Village park by groups of more than 25 in number from summer camps or bungalow colonies located outside of the Village of Woodridge is prohibited without first obtaining a permit for a fee to be determined annually by the Village Board.
Each permit shall be valid for use of the park by the permit holder for the entire year in which the permit is issued.
A violation of this article shall constitute an offense punishable by a fine not to exceed $250 for each and every such offense.