- PUBLIC RECREATION AREAS
- Any swimming pool, bathing beach, picnic area or fishing boat rental business, which is conducted on premises situated in the Township, and for the use of which the members of the public are required to pay an admission price, parking fee or fee representing dues in a so-called club plan.
No person shall have exclusive use or reserve a portion of space at a Township recreation area without first procuring from the Parks and Recreation Office a facility reservation form as provided in this article.
Applications for reservation forms under this article shall be made to the Parks and Recreation office in writing and shall contain the following information:
The Director of Parks and Recreation may also require any other information not specifically enumerated above which may be designed to provide the Township with a clearer understanding of the proposed use.
[Amended 2-24-1998 by Ord. No. 98-03]
A rental fee of $100 plus an additional custodial deposit of $50 will be charged for all activities and organizations for the use of Senior House. Should the building be left in a clean and orderly manner the custodial deposit of $50 will be eligible for refund. Senior citizen activities, Township sponsored programs, Township service and other nonprofit organizations will not be charged.
Reservation forms issued under this section may be revoked by the Director of Parks and Recreation for violation of any of the provision of this section.
No person shall be allowed in any public recreation area between sunset and sunrise, except when events or programs authorized by the Director of Parks and Recreation are scheduled during those hours.
It shall be the responsibility of the Group Leader to see to it that persons using the premises conduct themselves in an orderly, peaceful manner.
The user of amplifying systems in municipal recreation areas is prohibited except for Township sponsored activities.
This section shall be known and may be cited as the "Pequannock Township Ordinance Regulating Conduct in Township Parks."
[Amended 8-24-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-23; 2-28-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-02]
For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings given herein:
- BOARD OF EDUCATION PROPERTIES
- The following real properties owned by the Pequannock Township Board of Education: Pequannock Township High School, Pequannock Valley Middle School, Stephen J. Gerace Elementary School, Hillview Elementary School, and North Boulevard Elementary School.
- A person immediately in charge of any park area and its activities, and to whom all park attendants of such area are responsible.
- (1) Any handgun, rifle, shotgun, machine gun, automatic or semiautomatic rifle, or any gun, or;
- (2) Any paintball gun, pellet gun, or "BB" gun; or
- (3) Any device or instrument in the nature of a weapon from which may be fired or ejected any solid projectable ball, slug, pellet (including a paint ball pellet,) missile or bullet, or any gas, vapor, paint or other noxious thing, by means of a cartridge or shell or by the action of an explosive or the igniting of flammable or explosive substances.
- (4) The definitions listed in subsection A through C above shall be liberally construed to permit any law enforcement officer or agent to protect the people and property of Pequannock Township.
- GOVERNMENTAL VEHICLES
- All motor vehicles either registered in the name of or authorized to be operated by any representative of any governmental agency of the State of New Jersey, or of any county or municipality of the State of New Jersey.
- MOTOR VEHICLES
- Motorcycles, motor bicycles, automobiles, trucks, tractors or other vehicles designed to be propelled otherwise than by muscular power.
- Anyone in actual physical control of a motor vehicle.
- Anyone holding the legal title to a motor vehicle or, if the latter-is the subject of an agreement for the conditional sale or lease thereof with the right of purchase upon the performance of the conditions stated in the agreement and with an immediate right of possession vested in the conditional vendee or lessee, or if a mortgagor of a vehicle is entitled to possession, then the conditional vendee, lessee, or mortgagor shall be deemed the "owner."
- A park, reservation, playground, beach, recreation center or any other area in the Township, owned or used by the Township, and devoted to active or passive recreation.
- Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.
- PROPERTIES AND PUBLIC PARKS
- All real property owned or maintained by the Township of Pequannock, its agents, servants and employees, including all things growing upon said realty as well as all structures and other inanimate objects located thereon, whether said realty is open or closed to public use. Properties and Public Parks shall include Board of Education Properties.
- PUBLIC UTILITY VEHICLES
- All motor vehicles either registered in the name of or authorized to be operated by any representative of any public utility of the State of New Jersey or of any county or municipality of the State of New Jersey.
- Any portion of properties or public parks as defined above, which has been improved, designed or is ordinarily used for the traffic of motor vehicle.
- The Township of Pequannock.
- Any wheeled conveyance, whether motor-powered, animal-drawn, or self-propelled. The term shall include any trailer in tow of any size, kind or description. Exception is made for baby carriages and vehicles in the service of the Township parks.
When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words in the plural number include the singular number, and words in the singular number include the plural number.
[Amended 8-24-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-23; 11-28-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-29; 6-26-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-20; 2-22-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-04; 2-28-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-02]
No person shall, in any of the Township Parks or Board of Education Properties, as herein before defined:
Buildings and other property.
Disfiguration and removal: willfully mark, deface, disfigure, injure, tamper with or displace or remove any building, bridges, tables, benches, fireplaces, railings, paving or paving material, water lines or other public utilities or parts or appurtenances thereof, signs, notices or placards, whether temporary or permanent, monuments, stakes, posts or other boundary markers or other structures or equipment, facilities or park property or appurtenances whatsoever, either real or personal.
Rest rooms and washrooms: fail to cooperate in maintaining rest room and washrooms of neat and sanitary condition. No person over the age of five years shall use the rest room and washrooms designated for the opposite sex.
Removal of natural resources: dig or remove any beach sand, whether submerged or not, or any soil, rock, stones, trees, shrubs or plants, down timber or other wood or materials, or make any excavation by tool, equipment, blasting or other means or agency.
Erection of structures: construct or erect any building or structure of whatever kind, whether permanent or temporary in character, or run or string any public service utility into, upon, or across such lands, except on special written permit.
Trees; shrubbery; lawns.
Inquiry and removal: damage, cut, carve transplant or remove any tree or plant or injure the bark or pick the flowers or seeds of any tree or plant; nor shall any person attach any rope, wire or other contrivance to any tree or plant. A person shall not dig in or otherwise disturb grass area, or in any other way injure or impair the natural beauty or usefulness of any area.
Climbing trees, etc.: climb any tree or walk, stand or sit upon monuments, vases, fountains, railing, fences or gun-carriages or upon any other property not designated or customarily used for such purposes.
Hitching of animals: tie or hitch a horse or other animal to any tree or plant.
Wild animals, birds, etc.
Hunt, molest, harm, frighten, kill, trap, chase, tease, shoot or throw missiles at any animal, reptile or bird; nor remove or have in possession the young of any wild or the eggs or nest or young of any reptile or bird; nor collect' remove, have in possession, give away, sell or offer to sell or buy or offer to buy or accept as a gift any specimen alive or dead of any of the group of tree snails.
Give or offer, or attempt to give or offer to any wild animal or bird any food, water, tobacco, alcohol or any known noxious substance.
Firearms. Firearms possession and/or use shall not be permitted. This Ordinance shall not be applicable to the authorized use of the Township of Pequannock police pistol range.
No person shall, in any of the properties or public parks of the Township of Pequannock, as hereinbefore defined:
State motor vehicle laws apply: fail to comply with all applicable provisions of the state motor vehicle traffic laws in regard to equipment and operation of vehicles, together with such regulations as are contained in this article and other ordinances.
Enforcement of traffic regulations: fail to obey all traffic officers and park employees, such persons being hereby authorized and instructed to direct traffic whenever and wherever needed in the parks and on the highways, streets or roads immediately adjacent thereto in accordance with the provisions of these regulations and such supplementary regulations as may be issued subsequently by the Director.
Obey traffic signs: fail to observe carefully all traffic signs indicating speed, direction, caution, stopping or parking, and all others posted for proper control and to safeguard life and property.
Speed of vehicles: ride or drive a vehicle at a rate of speed exceeding five miles per hour, except upon such roads as the Director may designate, by posted signs, for speedier travel.
Operation confined to roads: operate any motor vehicle other than on those roadways upon which motor vehicles are presently and customarily properly allowed, or other than on such additional areas as may, on occasion, be specifically designated as parking areas by the director.
Designated areas: park a vehicle in other than an established or designated parking area, and such use shall be in accordance with the posted directions there at and with the instructions of any attendant who may be present.
Full parking: full-park on the road or driveway at any time. In order to enjoy some special natural scenic feature, vehicles may be parked with the two left wheels near the right edge of the paving for not more than five minutes. No stopping or parking is permitted even briefly on the left-hand side of any road or driveway.
Night driving: No vehicles shall be permitted in the park after sundown without permission of the Township Police or Director.
Emergency procedure: fail to immediately notify an attendant of an emergency in the nature of a breakdown requiring the assistance of a tow truck, mechanic or other person.
Double-parking: double park any vehicle on any road or parkway unless directed by a park official.
Muffler required: fail to use a muffler adequate to deaden the sound of the engine in a motor vehicle.
Prohibited operation: operate or park or permit any motor vehicle which he may own to be operated or parked in any manner whatsoever contrary to the provisions of the Section.
[Amended 10-23-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-17]
No person in a park shall:
Bathing and swimming.
Designated areas: swim, bath, or wade in any waters or waterways in or adjacent to any park, except in such waters and at such places as are provided therefore, and in compliance with such regulations as are herein set forth or may be hereafter adopted; nor shall any person frequent any waters or places customarily designated for the purpose of swimming or bathing, or congregate thereat when such activity is prohibited by the Director upon a finding that such use of the water would be dangerous or otherwise inadvisable.
Certain hours: frequent any waters or places, designated for the purpose of swimming or bathing, or congregate thereat, except between such hours of the day as shall be designated by the Director for such purposes for each individual area. Nor shall any person frequent any waters or places customarily designated for the purpose of swimming or bathing or congregate thereat when such activity is prohibited by the Director upon a finding that such use of the water would be dangerous or otherwise inadvisable.
Structure on beach: erect, maintain, use or occupy on or in any beach or bathing area any tent, shelter or structure of any kind unless there shall be an unobstructed view into said tent, shelter or structure from at least two sides; nor shall any guy wire, rope or extension or exterior brace or support be connected or fastened from any such structure to any other structure, stake, rock or other object outside thereof.
Disrobing on any beach or in any vehicle, toilet or other place, except in such bathing houses or structures as may be provided for that purpose.
Designated areas: bring into or operate any boat, raft or other water craft, whether motor-powered or not, upon any waters, except at places designated for boating by the Director. Such activity shall be in accordance with applicable regulations as are now or may hereafter be adopted. Rowboats and sailing boats not exceeding 14 feet and canoes not exceeding 16 feet shall be allowed in Woodland Lake. Sail boats shall only be launched from areas designated by the Director and must be removed from the park before sundown or as otherwise designated by the Director.
Public docks: use the public docks for dockage or other purpose without first making arrangements for such accommodation with the Director, who shall assign space and collect reasonable rental charges in conformity with established regulations and rates.
Operation of boats: navigate, direct, or handle any boat in such manner as to unjustifiably or unnecessarily annoy or frighten or endanger the occupants of any other boat.
Prohibition during closing hours: launch, dock or operate any boat of any kind on any waters between the closing hour of the park at night and opening hour the following morning, nor shall any person be on, or remain on or in, any boat during said closed hours of the park.
No person under the age of 14 years of age shall be permitted to boat at Woodland Lake without the supervision of an adult 18 years of age or older.
Fishing. Fishing shall be allowed in Woodland Lake or such areas as may be designated by the Director and under such regulations as may be prescribed by the Director. Fishing shall only be permitted to residents of Pequannock Township.
Picnic areas and use.
Regulated: picnic or lunch in a place other than those designated for that purpose. Attendants shall have the authority to regulate the activities in such areas when necessary to prevent congestion and to secure the maximum use for the comfort and convenience of all. Visitors shall comply with any directions given to achieve this end.
Availability: violate the regulation that use of the individual fireplaces, together with tables and benches, follows generally the rule of "first come, first served."
Non-exclusive: use any portion of the picnic areas or of any of the buildings or structures therein for the purpose of holding picnics to the exclusion of other persons, nor shall any person use such area and facilities for an unreasonable time if the facilities are crowded.
Duty of picnicker: leave a picnic area before the fire is completely extinguished and before all trash in the nature of boxes, papers, cans, bottles, garbage and other refuse is placed in the disposal receptacles where provided. If no such trash receptacles are available, then refuse and trash shall be carried away from the park area by the picnicker to be properly disposed of elsewhere.
Games: Take part in or abet the playing of any game involving thrown or otherwise propelled objects such as balls, stones, arrows, javelins or model airplanes except in areas set apart for such forms of recreation. The playing of rough or comparatively dangerous games such as football, baseball and quoits is prohibited except on the fields and courts or areas provided therefor. Roller skating shall be confined to those areas specifically designated for such pastime.
Horseback riding: ride a horse except on designated bridle trails. Where permitted, horses shall be thoroughly broken, properly restrained and ridden with due care, and shall not be allowed to graze or go unattended, nor shall they be hitched to any rock, tree or shrub.
Lifeguard in charge or area: obedience to lifeguard. The lifeguard on duty shall be in charge of the beach and swimming areas at all times. Failure by any person to obey rules and regulations set forth by the lifeguard and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board shall result in the forfeiture of the person's park badge and swimming privileges. All swimming is prohibited when the lifeguards are off duty.
[Amended 2-24-1998 by Ord. No. 98-04; 8-9-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-11]
No person in a park shall:
Fireworks and explosives: have brought, or have in his possession, or set off or otherwise cause to explode or discharge or burn, any firecrackers, torpedo, rocket or other fireworks or explosives of inflammable material, or discharge them or throw them into any such area from land or highway adjacent thereto. This prohibition includes any substance, compound, mixture, or article that in conjunction with any other substance or compound would be dangerous from any of the foregoing standpoints.
Domestic animals. Dogs, cats and other domestic animals are prohibited on all park properties except as otherwise provided herein. Service dogs, on a leash, are permitted on all park property. Dogs, only when completely secured on a leash or similar restraint not more than six feet in length and under the control of a person, are permitted in all Township owned parks with the following exceptions:
The portion of PV Park enclosed by fencing.
Any indoor location.
Sports fields, or within 50 feet from the boundary of a sports field, except for walkways and other areas designated for pedestrian use.
Special public events, as determined by the Parks and Recreation Department, being held in a park.
Dogs are permitted, off leash, in the Bark Park.
The penalty for a violation of this subsection shall be $100 for the first offense, $250 for the second offense, and $500 for the third offense and any subsequent offense.
Reservation of facilities: occupy any seat or bench, or enter into or loiter or remain in any pavilion or other park structure or section thereof which may be reserved and designated by the Director for the use of the opposite sex. Exception is made for children under five years of age.
Alms: solicit alms or contributions for any purpose, whether public or private.
Fires: build or attempt to build a fire except in such areas and under such regulations as may be designated by the Director. No person shall drop, throw or otherwise scatter lighted matches, burning cigarettes or cigars, tobacco paper or other inflammable material, within any park area or on any highway, road or street abutting or contiguous thereto.
Closed areas: enter an area posted as "Closed to the Public," nor shall any person use or abet the use of any area in violation of posted notices.
Games of chance: Gamble or participate in or abet any game of chance.
Going onto ice: go onto the ice on any of the waters except such areas as are designated as skating fields, and provided a safety signal is displayed.
Loitering and boisterousness: sleep or protractedly lounge on the seats or benches or other areas; or engage in loud, boisterous, threatening, abusive, insulting or indecent language; or engage in any disorderly conduct or behavior tending to a breach of the public peace.
Exhibit permits: fail to produce and exhibit any permit from the Director he claims to have upon request of any authorized person who shall desire to inspect the same for the purpose of enforcing compliance with any ordinance or rule.
Interference with permittees: disturb or interfere unreasonably with any person or party occupying any area, or participating in any activity, under the authority of a permit.
No person in a park shall:
Vending and peddling: expose or offer for sale any article, or station or place any stand, cart or vehicle for the transportation, sale or display of any such article. Exception is here made to any regularly licensed concessionaire acting by and under the authority and regulation of the Director.
Advertising: announce, advertise or call the public attention in any way to any article or service for sale or hire, or in any way publicly solicit or demonstrate for votes.
Signs. Paste, glue, tack or otherwise post any sign, placard, advertisement, or inscription whatsoever, nor shall any person erect or cause to be erected any sign whatever on any public lands or highways or roads adjacent to a park.
[Amended 3-27-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-10; 12-28-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-39; 5-27-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-09; 4-27-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-6; 3-22-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-10; 5-8-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-07; 2-26-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-02; 12-10-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-24; 5-27-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-07; 2-23-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-03; 10-24-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-15]
The Pequannock Valley Park ("PV Park") swimming and beach area and the Woodland Park boating and fishing area shall be restricted to those who have obtained membership badges, daily badges, or are approved group users. It shall be a violation of this chapter for any person to use the swimming facility or boating/fishing areas without a proper badge. All badges are nontransferable and it is a violation of this chapter for any person who has been issued a badge to allow it to be used by another, or a person who has not been issued a badge to use or attempt to use a badge to gain entry into the facility.
Pequannock residents and nonresidents shall be eligible to purchase badges for PV Park and Woodland Lake.
Fees for badges and use of PV Park and Woodland Lake are established as follows:
P.V. Park Swimming Facility and Woodland Lake Boating and Fishing Annual Membership:
Daily guest badges for the use of the PV Park swimming facility and/or the Woodland Lake boating and fishing facility shall as follows:
All groups of more than 25 must have prior approval of the Director or the Park Manager and the following fees shall apply:
Camps or daycare groups providing supervision and insurance:
Group user rate (annual): $500 facility use fee plus.
$3 per child per full day.
$2 per child per half day (four hours maximum).
Nonprofit groups (annual): $250 facility use fee plus.
$2 per child per full day.
$1 per child per half day (four hours maximum).
Party Package (Daily).
Up to 25 people: $150 facility use fee plus $5 per person.
26 to 50 people: $200 facility use fee plus $5 per person.
51+ people: $300 facility use fee plus $5 per person.
Includes use of picnic table and grills.
The fee for lost badges at either facility shall be $20 per badge.
Memberships and badges may be revoked by the Director for violations of the rules and regulations governing the facilities. There will be no refund of fees for membership or badges revoked by the Recreation Director for violations of the rules and regulations.
New boat registration fee: All boats must be registered at the Parks and Recreation office and pay an annual fee of $20.
Kayak and pedal boat rental:
Kayak: $3 per half hour, $2 for each additional 15 minutes.
Pedal boat: $5 per half hour, $2 for each additional 15 minutes.
Non-Woodland Lake or PV Park member: additional $4 per person.
There shall be no boating or fishing in the PV Park swimming facility and no swimming in the Woodland Lake boating and fishing facility.
No person using the park facilities shall leave his motor vehicle parked on adjacent or nearby streets.
Closed areas. Any section or part of any park may be declared closed to the public by the Director at any time for an interval of time, either temporarily or at regular and stated intervals (daily or otherwise) and either entirely or merely to certain uses, as the Director shall find reasonably necessary.
Facility hours will be established by the Director on an annual basis and shall be posted at the facilities.
Senior citizens: Senior Citizens who are subject to the fees set forth in this chapter who qualify for and receive property tax deductions under N.J.S.A. 54:4-8-40 et seq. shall be eligible for a reduced fee for Pequannock Valley Park and Woodland Lake. A qualifying Senior Citizen shall file a request to Parks and Recreation for the reduced fee. The Tax Collector shall certify that the applicant does qualify for and receive the property tax deductions as permitted by statute. The sum deduction pursuant to this section is set at 50% of the fee schedule as established in the chapter.
Officials. The Director and park attendants and Park Rangers shall, in connection with their duties imposed by law, diligently enforce the provisions of this article.
Ejectment. The Director and any park attendant or Park Ranger shall have the authority to eject from the park any person acting in violation of this article.
Seizure of property; A police officer, the Director or any park attendant or Park Ranger shall have the authority to seize and confiscate any property, in the public properties and parks of the Township, used in violation of this section, except as hereinafter provided in this subsection. Should any motor vehicle, as defined in this section, be operated in any manner whatsoever contrary to the provisions of this section, any police officer of the Township of Pequannock shall be hereby authorized to have such motor vehicle removed from the public properties and parks of the Township. All expenses incurred for such removal, including but not limited to towing and storage charges, shall be paid by the owner of the vehicle to that individual or organization which effectuate the removal of the vehicle, upon the owner's reacquisition of same.
Forfeiture of park badges. The Director and any park attendant *or Park Ranger* shall have the authority to confiscate and cause the forfeiture of a park badge or badges for any violation of this section. In the event that a park badge is forfeited, any person wishing to avail themselves of the park privileges must reapply for a park badge and pay the customary fees.
All government and public utility vehicles as previously defined in this section shall be exempt from the provisions of this section.
The area commonly known as "Greenview Park," in the Township of Pequannock, Morris County, New Jersey, has heretofore been dedicated and used for recreational and park purposes under the general supervision of the Director of Parks and Recreation. Tennis courts have been constructed thereon and dedicated for public use.
Fees and admission charges are hereby established by the Township Council for the use of said tennis courts, as follows:
Nonmember fees: $4 per hour).
Seasonal membership holders will be issued identification badges which must be worn. Lost badges may be replaced at the cost of $5 Badges are not transferable.
The Director of Parks and Recreation court attendant or Park Ranger is hereby authorized to promulgate reasonable rules and regulations for the use of the tennis courts. Said rules as so promulgated shall be posted by the Director in an appropriate location on the tennis court premises.
The Director of Parks and Recreation is hereby authorized to revoke membership and playing privileges of any person violating said rules as promulgated.
[Added 11-23-1999 by Ord. No. 99-24]
For the purposes of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section:
- PEQUANNOCK VALLEY (PV) PARK
- Pequannock Valley Park is a municipal park which has been developed as the Township's Public Swimming Facility. Admission to PV Park is charged in accordance with a fee schedule described in Section 129.02.090 of this chapter. It is intended that the cost of operating PV Park be covered through those fees charged for admittance. All financial activity for PV Park shall be conducted through the Recreation Utility.
- RECREATION UTILITY
- A self-liquidating agency with a dedicated budget, created to transact self-supporting recreational activities as outlined within this chapter within the Township of Pequannock; said utility operations are separate and distinct but not autonomous from other municipal operations as provided for under N.J.S.A. 40A:4-34 through 36.
- RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES
- Programs and activities which are administered and supported by the Pequannock Township Recreation Department. Those programs for which a fee is charged shall be transacted through the Recreation Utility.
[Added 11-23-1999 by Ord. No. 99-24]
[Added 11-23-1999 by Ord. No. 99-24]
Fees for PV Park are established within this chapter, Section 129.02.090.
Fees for all other Recreational Activities shall be determined by the Recreation Department and set at a level whereby the cost of running the activity can be reasonably expected to be recovered. Fees for each activity shall be reviewed from time to time to determine adequacy and shall be determined prior to registration for the program.
[Added 3-25-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-04]
Township Parks shall be available for group usage subject to the policies and procedures set forth in this Ordinance.
[Added 3-25-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-04]
The following policies and procedures shall govern group use of all Township Parks:
Groups using any Township park shall be responsible for cleaning all debris from the parks prior to leaving the park. Any group using a Township park shall designate an individual responsible for the clean-up of any field being used. In the event the fields are not cleaned of debris in an acceptable fashion, the Township may deem it necessary to send a Township crew to clean debris. In the event the Township sends a crew to clean debris, the responsible group shall be billed an amount of $40 per field per hour for the time spent on field clean-up.
Groups using the Park shall designate an individual responsible for doing a safety inspection of the fields both prior to and after games have been completed.
[Added 3-25-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-04; 3-24-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-05; 9-14-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-23]
The following additional policies and procedures apply to the use of Washington Park by groups:
Groups desiring to schedule games at Washington Park shall schedule those games only on Tuesdays through Sundays. Monday games may be scheduled only with the specific prior approval from the Parks and Recreation Director.
Parking. Groups utilizing Washington Park shall encourage participants to park in field provided parking rather than on streets surrounding Washington Park.
The public address system will only be utilized with the prior approval of the Director of Parks and Recreation.
Lighting at Washington Park.
All field lighting, excepting lighting necessary for public safety, shall be turned off by 10:00 p.m. between April 1 and August 15 and by 7:30 p.m. between August 16 and November 30 except that on Tuesdays through Saturdays the lights must be turned off by 9:00 p.m. during this period. Notwithstanding these restrictions, the light on one light pole may remain lit for a reasonable period to permit safe egress from the fields following completion of the games.
There shall be no illumination of any field not currently in use.
There shall be no field illumination on Sundays or Mondays.
Lighting restrictions may be waived for all-star games, state tournament games, and on special occasions with the prior approval of the Director of Parks and Recreation.
Penalties. In the event the group using the fields does not turn off the lighting in compliance with this policy, the Recreation Director shall have the right to suspend the privileges of the group violating the policy from using lighting for a period she deems appropriate.
The Parks and Recreation Director shall have the authority to close fields if she deems field closures necessary for reasons of field protection or public safety.
[Added 3-25-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-04]
Any group seeking to utilize the fields at any Township Park shall provide proof of insurance and a certificate of insurance naming the Township as an additional insured in an amount and in such form as may be required by the Township.
[Added 3-25-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-04; 7-22-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-20; 11-28-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-17]
Field use scheduling policy. Field use scheduling for outside groups shall be at the discretion of the Director of Parks and Recreation who shall have the authority to establish such policies as the Director deems necessary to administer field usage. Each organization seeking to use a Township field shall designate one individual as the responsible party for field scheduling and reservations. That individual shall submit a list of coaches within the organization. A certificate of insurance shall be required prior to reserving a field. The Director shall have the authority to suspend an organization which fails to comply with field usage policy.
Field usage fees:
The fee for resident organizations based in Pequannock Township shall be $10 per hour for practices and $20 per hour for games, 35% of which shall be a non-refundable deposit for field reservations excluding fields determined unusable due to inclement weather or repair. The organization must submit a current certificate of insurance with a Pequannock Township address as proof of its resident status along with additional information as may be required by the Director.
The fee for all nonresident organizations shall be $50 per hour for practices and games, 35% of which shall be a non-refundable deposit for field reservations excluding fields determined unusable due to inclement weather or repair. The organization must submit a current certificate of insurance along with additional information as may be required by the Director.
There shall be no fee for Recreation and Township sponsored organizations, including, but not limited to, Little League.
[Added 4-27-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-6; 7-10-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-4]
The following policies shall govern group use of the Greenview Park Pavilion.
Groups shall have the ability to reserve the Greenview Park Pavilion. All reservation requests shall be made on forms established by the Director of Parks and Recreation. The pavilion may not be reserved at times when fields are in use for league play.
Reservation Fees are as follows:
Residents: $35 per day.
Nonresidents: $85 per day.
The Director shall establish procedures and guidelines necessary for the implementation of pavilion reservations.
[Added 9-25-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-26; 2-26-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-02]
Pass required. The Pequannock Township Dog Park may only be used for dogs which have been registered with the Recreation Department and have obtained a Dog Park Pass. Residents shall not be charged a fee for Dog Park tags. The fee for a nonresident Dog Park tag shall be $25. The owner and any individual responsible for bringing a dog which does not have a pass to the Dog Park shall be deemed in violation of this chapter.
Rules and Regulations. The following rules and regulations shall govern the use of the Pequannock Township Dog Park:
Dog owners are responsible and liable for the actions and behavior of their dogs at all times and may use the Park only at their own risk. Pequannock Township will not provide supervision during Dog Park operating hours.
Dog owners must confirm that their homeowner's/renter's insurance has liability coverage before using the Dog Park.
All dogs must have current Rabies and Distemper vaccinations. It is recommended that all dogs be on a flea or heartworm preventative medication.
No dog that is ill may be brought to the Park.
All dogs must wear a valid license and a Pequannock Township Dog Park Pass when in the Park.
A limit of two dogs per adult may be brought to the Park at one time.
Dogs must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older at all times.
Dogs must be kept on a leash until inside the gated area.
No puppies younger than six months old are permitted in the Park.
No children under age eight shall be allowed inside the fence; all children between the ages of eight and 18 are permitted inside the fenced area only if accompanied by an adult.
Owners are required to clean up after their dog.
The owner must remove a dog from the park at the first sign of aggression. Continued display of aggression by any dog may result in loss of membership.
Female dogs must be spayed and male dogs neutered.
All dog bites shall be immediately reported to the Pequannock Township Health Department.
No food shall be allowed within the Park (except water in plastic bottles.) Play items must be removed when leaving.
The Park may be closed for maintenance without prior notice.
No smoking allowed.
Hours: Open during daylight hours only.
Dog owners who fail to comply with the above rules and regulations shall be deemed in violation of this chapter and subject to the penalties provided for in Section 129.06.020.
Dog Park passes are not transferable.
[Added 9-25-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-26]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof before the Municipal Judge or other authorized judicial officer, be subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment in the County jail for a period not exceeding 90 days, or both, or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, in the discretion of the Judge. In default of the payment of any fine imposed hereunder, any person convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter may, in the discretion of the Judge, be imprisoned in the County jail for a period not exceeding 90 days.