[Adopted 3-21-1979 by Ord. No. 1339]
There are hereby established and promulgated the rules and regulations governing the use and operation of West New York Swimming Pool and Recreation Facility located at 60th Street and River Road, West New York, Hudson County, New Jersey.
A copy of the rules and regulations shall be posted at the West New York Swimming Pool and Recreational Facility at 60th Street and River Road, and shall also be filed with the Town Clerk for public inspection.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- The individual's age on March 31 of each season.
- The total area of the West New York Swimming Pool and Recreational Facility.
- POOL APRON AREA
- The first ten-foot area of concrete immediately surrounding the pool.
- POOL AREA
- The entire area surrounding the pool and the bathhouse.
- POOL PATIO
- Remainder of concrete area surrounding the pool.
- SUMMER SEASON
- The period commencing on the Saturday of Memorial Day and terminating on Labor Day of each year.
All members will be issued an identification badge or card which must be shown each day for admission to the area and be exhibited at all times within the area.
Identification badges or cards are not transferable.
Illegal transfer of badges or cards, the giving of false information or changing of identification badges or cards will result in revocation or suspension of membership.
Lost identification badges or cards must be reported to the manager immediately and may be replaced upon payment of a fee of $5.
Each member shall be entitled to purchase guest passbooks for the summer season. Guests shall be governed by the rules and regulations for guest memberships established from time to time by the Mayor and Commissioners of the Town of West New York.
All bathers, including babies, shall wear bathing suits in the swimming pool and in the pool area.
All persons having a hair length in excess of six inches or more shall be required to wear bathing caps at all times when they are in the swimming pool.
Any person having a communicable disease, open blisters or cuts, sore or inflamed eyes, ears, nose or mouth infections, excessive sunburn or any type of skin disease will be excluded from the pool area. No person wearing any type of bandage, cast or Band-Aid shall be permitted in the pool.
No inflatable water paraphernalia shall be allowed within the pool area. Snorkles, fins, masks or other swimming aids shall not be worn except upon the prior permission of the manager.
Diving is restricted to permitted diving board areas. Diving from a position along any wall or ledge is prohibited.
No one is allowed in water unless a lifeguard is present.
No swimming is permitted in the diving area.
No one is permitted to swim in the deep water (over six feet in depth) unless they have successfully passed the official deep water test.
The following activities are prohibited in the pool area:
Carrying a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe or other flammable or smoking substance.
Dunking another swimmer or riding on the shoulders of another swimmer.
Removal of water or sand from the pool area.
Eating or bringing food or drink within the pool area.
Hanging on ropes within the pool.
Bringing bicycles, tricycles, big wheels, carriages, strollers or baby toys within the pool area.
No person shall comb his hair within the pool area. No one of any age shall wear curlers within the pool area.
All vehicles shall be parked in designated areas. Parking in unauthorized areas or in areas restricted to emergency vehicle traffic shall be subject to motor vehicle violation prosecutions.
No items of personal property shall be left on the pool apron or pool area.
All persons shall abide by separate rules and regulations posted for use of special facilities. These regulations shall be prominently posted at each such facility. The special facilities for which separate rules and regulations shall be posted thereat are:
Dressing and undressing will be done in areas officially designated and posted by signs designating these areas. Dressing or undressing will not be permitted in parking areas or in any other part of the area.
All food must be served and consumed within designated areas only. Under no circumstances shall food or beverages be brought into the pool area or stored overnight in any other location in the area.
Children under 10 years of age will not be permitted to enter the facility or to be anywhere in the area unless accompanied by a responsible person 16 years of age or older.
Destruction or defacing of property will result in suspension or revocation of membership or guest privileges and expulsion from the pool area.
Neither the town nor the Commission nor any of their officers and employees shall be responsible for valuables brought into the area.
All litter, paper or debris shall be placed in designated trash receptacles.
Card tables and umbrellas shall be permitted in designated areas only.
Dress in and out of the pool shall be consistent with standards of good taste.
Persons wearing street clothing or street shoes shall not be permitted within the pool apron area.
In addition to any other conduct which is determined by the Mayor and Commissioners to be inimical to the safe and orderly operation of the West New York Swimming Pool, the following activities are expressly prohibited:
The use of glass, glass containers or metal containers within the pool area.
The possession, display or consumption of alcoholic beverages within the area.
The operation of bicycles, three-wheeled vehicles, baby carriages or strollers except in designated areas and in no event within the pool apron area.
The operation of musical instruments, portable radios, television sets or tape or record players. Loud, boisterous or noisy conduct is prohibited in all areas.
The presence of pet dogs, cats or any other animals within the area.
Ball playing, roughhousing, wrestling, rowdiness or other similar conduct affecting the safety and comfort of others within the area.
Any other conduct which in the opinion of the Director of Public Affairs or the manager creates a public or private nuisance or is inimical to the safe and healthful operation of the swimming pool facility, the area or any part thereof.
[Amended 6-17-1998 by Ord. No. 11/98]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided that all references to the West New York Swimming Pool Commission shall be replaced by the Director of Public Affairs. It further provided that all duties and obligations heretofore placed in the West New York Swimming Pool Commission shall be placed in the Department of Public Affairs. All rules and regulations in effect at this time enacted by the West New York Swimming Pool Commission shall remain in force until amended by the Director of Public Affairs.
Regulations shall be posted at the pool and the offices of the Town Clerk and are to be strictly enforced.
The governing body, Director of Public Affairs or the manager may close or limit the operation of the facility or number of persons admitted for use of the pool whenever any of them shall deem such action to be necessary or desirable for the protection of the health, safety, comfort and welfare of the persons using the facility and the public at large.
Members of the Police Department of the Town of West New York, designated agents of the town, the Director of Public Affairs and the manager shall have authority to prohibit dangerous, improper or immoral, or any conduct in violation of these rules and regulations. The governing body or the Director shall have the power of suspension or revocation of the privileges otherwise granted to the holder of the membership badge or card and the power of immediate expulsion from the West New York Swimming Pool Facility.
The hours of operation of the swimming pool facilities shall be determined by the Director of Public Affairs.
Any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this Article may have their membership suspended or revoked by any of the stated enforcement authorities.
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine not to exceed $200 or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not to exceed 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court. Each violation of any of the provisions of this Article shall be deemed to be a separate and distinct offense.
Compliance with the provisions of this Article shall not relieve any person of the duty to observe other applicable provisions of any New Jersey statute or of any ordinance of the Town of West New York.