[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Irondequoit 5-21-1981 by Ord. No. 81-3; amended in its entirety 7-17-2018 by L.L. No. 6-2018. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known as the "Town Property Ordinance."
The purpose of this chapter is to regulate the use of real property owned, leased, used or occupied by the Town of Irondequoit and in particular but not limited to recreation sites throughout the Town, including all parking areas adjacent thereto, all for preserving the public peace, good order and safety of the Town.
The provisions of this chapter also apply to beaches which are subject to the provisions of Chapter 206, Swimming.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
- Includes all beverages as defined in the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law of the State of New York.
- Any bottle, can, glass, cup or similar receptacle suitable for or used to hold any liquid.
- INTENT TO CONSUME
- Includes any of the following:
- TOWN PROPERTY
- Includes not only real property to which the Town of Irondequoit has fee title, but also all real property leased, used or occupied by the Town of Irondequoit, including all parking areas adjacent thereto.
No person shall use Town property between 9:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. unless otherwise posted or authorized, in writing, by the Commissioner of Public Works or his or her designee.
Loitering. No person shall, within the hours during which use of Town property is prohibited, except in an emergency, loiter on, congregate on or use any portion of Town property.
Garbage and rubbish. The deposit of rubbish, garbage, paper, cans and bottles on any Town property, except in receptacles provided for such purpose, is prohibited.
Beverages. No person shall bring onto any Town property or have in his or her possession thereon any liquor, beer or alcoholic beverage with the intent to consume the same in any open or unsealed container, except for lodges at Camp Eastman, the Octoberfest festival site, and the beer garden at the July 4 celebration, or as otherwise approved by the Commissioner of Public Works. Requests for approval for liquor, beer, or alcoholic beverage consumption on Town property must be submitted, in writing, to the Commissioner of Public Works.
Disorderly conduct. No person shall use profane language, engage in lewd or licentious acts, engage in any sort of disorderly conduct pursuant to Penal Law 240.20, as amended or changed, or otherwise interfere with the orderly use of Town property by other persons.
Peddlers and vendors. Public vendors and peddlers shall be excluded from Town property for purposes of selling or distributing any food, ice cream or beverages unless otherwise authorized, in writing, by the Commissioner of Public Works or his or her designee.
Dogs, cats and other household pets. No person shall bring into, have or keep on Town property any dog, cat, household pets or other animal destructive to wildlife, except dogs or cats are permitted if held in control by a leash.
Golf. No golf practice or play is permitted on any Town property.
Skateboarding and rollerblading. All skateboarding and rollerblading is prohibited on Town Hall campus.
Snow vehicles, ATVs and motorbikes. No person shall ride a snow vehicle, ATV or motorbike upon the lawn on Town property.
Tobacco and related products. No person shall use any tobacco or tobacco-related products, including cigarettes, vaporizers, or vape pens, on Town property except in areas so designated by the Commissioner of Public Works or his or her designee.
Firearms. No person, except peace officers of the Town or other law enforcement officers, shall have, carry and/or discharge any pistol, gun, fireworks of any kind or description, switchblade, hunting knife, slingshot, bow and arrow, dagger, metal knuckles or other dangerous weapon or instrument concealed on or about his or her person while on Town property. This prohibition shall not apply to a Irondequoit Bow Hunt Program participant during such time of approved participation pursuant to Chapters 93 and 132 of the Town Code.
No parking shall be allowed in violation of any sign posted by the Town of Irondequoit.
Unless otherwise authorized by the Commissioner of Public Works or his or her designee, permits for organized sports shall be for the period from May 1 to November 30.
A person or persons with a permit to use a designated area of Town property shall have priority to use such property, and all others must immediately vacate such designated area.
The Town of Irondequoit may sell advertising on Town property or within Town publications pursuant to Town Law § 64.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a Class C violation pursuant to § 1-16.
In addition to the above-provided penalties and punishment, the Town Board may also maintain an action or proceeding in the name of the Town in a court of competent jurisdiction to compel compliance with or to restrain by injunction the violation of such chapter.