Township of Liberty, NJ
Warren County
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[Adopted 10-6-2016 by Ord. No.2016-007]
The rules and regulations outlined herein shall apply to everyone reserving or making use of the John R. Fisher Pavilion. The term "pavilion," as used herein, shall include the use of all areas owned by the Township of Liberty within a circumference of 100 yards of the pavilion structure itself.
Anyone who desires to reserve the pavilion for exclusive use of themselves and their guests must first make application by completing in full a request for use of pavilion application form. The said form will be made available by the Liberty Township Clerk.
A. 
The pavilion may be reserved for use in four hour blocks. A resident of Liberty shall pay $35 for such use and a nonresident of Liberty Township shall pay $50 for such use.
B. 
No fee will be charged to a federally approved 501(c)3, not-for-profit organization.
C. 
In addition, each applicant shall be required to make a deposit payment of $200. The aforesaid deposit shall be held by the Township to reimburse the Township for any losses or damages incurred by the Township as a result of the applicant's use of the pavilion. The aforesaid monies however, shall be refunded to the applicant on confirmation that no loss or damages were incurred by the Township as a result of the applicant's use of the Pavilion.
D. 
An applicant for the use and reservation of the pavilion must be at least 21 years of age and provide proof of the same at the time of application by presentation of a driver's license or other similar identification.
E. 
All applications for the reserved use of the pavilion will be reviewed and approved subject to § 77-15A of the Liberty Township Code.
F. 
Applications to reserve the pavilion shall be made at least sixty days in advance of the proposed reservation date.
G. 
Should there be damage or injury to the pavilion as a result of an applicant or its guest's misuse of the pavilion and the deposit made by the applicant not fully reimburse the Township for its losses, the applicant shall be fully responsible and liable for any and all additional costs to the Township. The applicant at the time of applying for a reserved use of the pavilion shall also execute a hold harmless and indemnification agreement.
H. 
The Township reserves to itself the right to cancel the reservation at any time for any reason.
I. 
The reservation/application fee is nonrefundable, unless for good cause shown, the Township agrees to a refund. It shall be presumed that good cause exists if an applicant cancels a reservation 30 days or more before the reserved date.
A. 
The pavilion shall be open for use from 10:00 a.m. to one half hour after sunset.
B. 
The possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages are prohibited while making use of the pavilion.
C. 
No open fires of any sort shall be allowed, except for the use of propane gas grills, (charcoal grills, fire pits and chimineas are therefore absolutely prohibited).
D. 
The use of fireworks is prohibited.
E. 
Pets must be leashed. Any excrement shall be picked up and removed from the premises.
F. 
Loud music or noise is prohibited.
G. 
No littering is allowed. Permit holders are required to provide trash receptacles for the deposit of all trash created by themselves, guests and invitees. In addition, the permit holder must immediately remove all collected trash and containers at the termination of their reservation period.
H. 
Permit holders must provide a portable toilet for the use of all of the invitees and guests. Guests and invitees are not to make use of the public restroom owned and maintained by Liberty Township on site. This requirement applies to any group of 15 or more persons. Applicant must provide proof of rental and prearrangement for removal of the portable unit no later than 24 hours after the termination of the reservation period.
I. 
No electric generators shall be allowed to be used.
J. 
The operation of what is commonly known as a drone (unmanned aerial vehicle) is prohibited.
K. 
No staples, nails or fasteners shall be attached to the pavilion, nor shall the pavilion be damaged in any way.
L. 
Parking of motor vehicles shall only take place in designated areas. No parking shall occur in such a way as to block access to the boat ramp or ingress or egress to the beach and beach parking. Parking on any grass areas are prohibited.
M. 
All minors shall be accompanied by an adult of 21 years of age or more.
N. 
No swimming shall be allowed except at the designated beach area during normal allowed swimming hours under the direct supervision of Liberty Township Lifeguards.
O. 
Smoking at the pavilion and surrounding lands owned by Liberty Township is prohibited.
P. 
Permit applicants must remain on premises at all times during the period of reservation. In addition, the permit applicant shall make known to all guests the rules and regulations applicable to the use of the pavilion and the applicant shall be responsible for ensuring that all guests comply with the rules and regulations contained herein.
Q. 
All of the other ordinances of Liberty Township shall apply to the use of the pavilion, including, but not limited to, Code Chapter 77, which applies to all Parks and Recreation Areas owned by Liberty Township, except should there be any inconsistency between the rules recited herein as applying to the use of the John R. Fisher Pavilion and any of the other ordinances of Liberty Township then in that event, the rules governing the use of the pavilion shall override and supersede any inconsistent ordinance as to those making use of the pavilion.
R. 
The use of the pavilion shall be limited to no more than 60 persons.
Any person who shall be found guilty of a violation of the rules and regulations contained in § 77-25 herein shall be fined not more than $1,000 and/or imprisoned for not more than 90 days.