[Adopted 4-9-1987 (§ 12.06 of the 1986 Code)]
The streets in the possession of the Village are primarily for the use of the public in the ordinary way. Parks in possession of the Village are primarily for the use of members of the public in common with other members of the public. However, under proper circumstances, the Trustees of the Village of Maple Bluff may grant a permit for street or park use, subject to municipal regulation and control as hereafter provided.
The following activities are prohibited within public areas:
No person shall burn or cause to be burned any leaves, grass, wood, rubbish or other combustible material on any street, alley, sidewalk or driveway within the Village at any time.
No motorcycle, go-cart, snowmobile or other motor driven vehicle shall be driven or parked in any park, except in designated parking areas.
No person shall remove benches, seats, tables or other park equipment from any park.
No camping shall be permitted in any park, except where prior approval of the Village Board is first obtained.
No person shall trap in any park, unless specific written authority is first obtained from the Village Board.
No person shall start, tend or maintain a fire in any park except in personal grills or designated fireplaces or as provided for in § 192-11 below. Personal grills shall be used only in designated picnic areas. The use of personal grills is permitted, provided lawns and vegetation are not endangered. Unburned fuel and ashes shall be disposed of in such a manner as to prevent fire or damage to any park property.
Any individual or group that desires to use a street or park for any type of organized activity(ies) shall first obtain a permit therefor as provided in this § 192-11. Organized activities include, but are not limited to, recitals, performances, group athlete activities, neighbor meetings, and similar events.
A request for street or park use must be made to the Village Administrator at least 72 hours prior to the regular Village Board meeting preceding the desire use. This requirement may be waived by the Trustees.
The request shall be supported by such information as the Village Administrator and the Village Board may require.
The Chief of Police and the Fire Chief shall be notified of the request and shall provide the Village Board information which the Board shall deem relevant.
The Trustees shall grant or deny the request based upon circumstances of safety, convenience and any other matter determined relevant by the Trustees and, when granting a permit, may condition the same on compliance with such requirements as the Trustees shall deem appropriate.
A street or park use permit for an event in progress may be terminated by the Chief of Police, Village Administrator, or the Village President if the health, safety and welfare of the public appear to be endangered by the activities generated as a result of the event or if the event is in violation of the conditions of the permit.
The Trustees may, under circumstances deemed appropriate by them, grant permits for use of municipal meeting facilities for private short-term use, upon such terms and conditions as the Trustees shall require.
Unless otherwise provided for herein, any person violating any provision of this article shall be subject to a penalty under § 1-4 of this Municipal Code.