[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Henrietta 6-19-1974. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known as the "Henrietta Parks Ordinance."
The purpose of this chapter shall be to preserve the public peace and good order in the areas owned by the Town of Henrietta and operated as public parks and to contribute to the safety and enjoyment of the users of the park lands by regulating the hours of use and the use of motorized vehicles and by prohibiting certain activities inimical to customary park recreation uses.
Town parks will be open to the general public at such hours as shall be set from time to time by the Town Board each day and otherwise will be closed. During the hours that the parks are closed, entrance to or occupancy of any park area is prohibited, except by issuance of a permit by the Director of Parks and Facilities or his designated agent.
Editor's Note: Throughout this chapter, references to the "Director of Buildings and Grounds" were amended to read "Director of Parks and Facilities" 6-20-2001 by L.L. No. 3-2001.
The following acts are prohibited, and no person shall:
Operate any motorized vehicle, such as automobiles, motorcycles, minibikes, snowmobiles and the like, within the area of park lands; provided, however, that the operation of licensed vehicles for the transporting of the public to and from the park lands is permitted on all improved roadways, and the parking of such vehicles is also permitted within designated parking areas.
Hunt, trap or discharge any firearm, spring gun or air gun within the area of park lands.
Injure, deface or disturb any part of the park or any building, sign, equipment or other property therein or remove, injure or destroy any tree, flower, shrub, rock or other mineral therein.
Set fire or assist another to set fire to any timber, trees, shrubs, grass, leaves, growth or any other combustible material or suffer any fire upon other land to extend onto any part of the park. Fires within town fireplaces and portable grills are permitted within designated areas of the park but must be completely extinguished after use.
Throw, cast, lay, drop, discharge, deposit, bring into or leave in any part of the park any garbage, sewage, refuse, waste or other obnoxious material, except in receptacles provided for such purpose.
Drive or propel or cause to be driven or propelled along or over any road within the park any vehicle at a greater rate of speed than 20 miles per hour.
Use unreasonably loud or obscene language with the intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm or interfere with any officer of the town, county or state in the performance of his duty.
The use and consumption of alcoholic beverages in the Henrietta Veterans Memorial Park shall be governed by the following conditions:
There shall be no consumption of alcoholic beverages in Veterans Memorial Park except as otherwise herein permitted.
No alcoholic beverages shall be dispensed from a temporary bar or keg-type apparatus in any location within the Veterans Memorial Park other than the park cabin or the picnic shelter, provided that permission therefor shall first be obtained and specified on a current and valid facility permit issued at the Town Hall and prominently displayed on the premises.
The use and consumption of alcoholic beverages in Henrietta Park areas is subject to all appropriate New York State laws regarding the use by or distribution to minors.
No alcoholic beverages may be consumed on any parking lot or street or other public right-of-way in Veterans Memorial Park.
Except as provided for the use of alcoholic beverages in the park cabin in Veterans Memorial Park as authorized by a facility permit, no beverages, alcoholic or otherwise, shall be used or carried in glass containers in any part of Veterans Memorial Park.
No alcoholic beverages may be consumed while inside of or sitting on top of any vehicle parked in any part of Veterans Memorial Park.
The Director of Parks and Facilities is charged with the administration of this chapter and the posting of signs designating park lands and park regulations.
The Director of Parks and Facilities, or deputies duly appointed by said Director, and members of the Monroe County Sheriff's Department or other peace officers shall, in connection with their duties imposed by law, diligently enforce the provisions of this chapter.
Ejection. The Director of Parks and Facilities, or deputies duly appointed by said Director, and members of the Monroe County Sheriff's Department or other peace officers shall have the authority to eject from park lands any person acting in violation of this chapter.
[Amended 2-4-1981; 6-20-2001 by L.L. No. 3-2001]
Any person violating any provision or regulations of this chapter, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined a minimum of $100 up to a maximum fine of $250 or imprisoned for not more than 15 days, or both. Each day's continued violation, after notice of violation from the Town of Henrietta, shall constitute a separate and additional violation.
In addition to other remedies the Town Board may also enforce obedience to this chapter by injunction.