City of Middletown, CT
Middlesex County
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The park area located north of the former Connecticut Power Company building between Chester Bowles Highway, also known as Route 9, on the west and the Connecticut River on the east is designated as "Harbor Park."
A. 
The City open space parks and nongated recreational areas shall be open to the public daily between sunrise and sunset. Other gated City parks and recreational areas shall be open to the general public daily between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and sunset, except that the public swimming areas shall be open as indicated in § 214-24, Public swimming. Park supervisors of the City of Middletown may close any portion of a park or recreational area and/or the use of its facilities when it appears that the capacity of the area has been filled or if for any reason the use of the same would endanger the public safety.
[Amended 2-3-2015 by Ord. No. 09-15]
B. 
Donovan Park is restricted from public use when school is in regular session. The principal of Macdonough School or the Park Superintendent may further restrict the hours of operation of the park, which restriction may occur prior to, or after, normal school operating hours and/or activities. Enforcement of this subsection shall be performed by the Middletown Police Department.
A. 
For the purposes of this section, "person" includes any individual.
B. 
No person shall deface, remove, destroy and/or otherwise injure in any manner whatsoever any structure, building, tree, flower, shrub, fern, and/or mosses within City parks and recreation areas, nor shall any songbirds and/or their nests be injured or disturbed at any time.
C. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be fined in an amount as provided in § 214-36.
A. 
Hunting and/or carrying of any firearms is prohibited in any City park or recreational area. "Firearm" is defined in accord with C.G.S. § 53a-3 and any mechanism which is capable of discharging a projectile of any type.
B. 
Exceptions for the carrying of a firearm will be provided for current police officers and retired police officers.
C. 
Any person violating any provisions of this section shall be prosecuted and fined in an amount as provided in § 214-36.
A. 
The term "person," as used herein, means any individual, organization, trust, foundation, group, association, partnership, corporation, society or any combination of them, whether principal or agent.
B. 
A copy of the prohibited use of alcohol rules and regulations will be posted at all City of Middletown parks and recreation sites.
C. 
The possession and/or drinking of alcoholic beverages by any person as defined above, is prohibited on any City-owned property under the jurisdiction of the Public Works Department of the City of Middletown.
D. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be prosecuted and fined in an amount as provided in § 214-36 per violation per day.
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Editor’s Note: For the sale of alcoholic beverages, see § 214-14.
A. 
Dogs and other pets are permitted in City parks and recreational areas on leash only and under control of their owners or keepers. Dogs and other pets are prohibited on the City beaches and at the City pools.
B. 
Horses are prohibited in picnic areas, on the City beaches and in the waters of the swimming areas.
C. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be fined in an amount as provided in § 214-36.
A. 
The riding of horses, motorcycles, bicycles, mopeds and dirt bikes and the driving of four-wheel vehicles, snowmobiles and/or any other type of off- or on-road vehicle(s) is prohibited on any foot trails in any City park, City beach or athletic field, except when authorized by the Public Works and Facilities Commission.
B. 
The climbing on rock ledges in any City park or recreational area is prohibited.
C. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be fined in an amount as provided in § 214-36.
[Amended 6-1-2015 by Ord. No. 12-15]
A. 
For purposes of this section, "person" includes any individual.
B. 
No person shall erect or post any notice or sign upon City park property, on City recreational area property, on City beaches and at the City pools except when notices or signs are authorized by the City Public Works and Facilities Commission. Unauthorized notices or signs may be confiscated and held by the City.
C. 
Confiscated notices and signs will be held for a period of seven (7) business days. If a confiscated notice or sign is not claimed within seven (7) business days, it will be discarded.
D. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be fined in an amount as provided in § 214-36.
E. 
Enforcement shall be performed by the City Zoning/Wetlands Officer or the moderator at the designated polling places.
[Amended 6-1-2015 by Ord. No. 12-15]
A. 
Meetings and events may be held on City park property with the approval of the Public Works and Facilities Commission or Public Works Department. Meetings or events with thirty (30) or more people or at which food will be served require approval by the Public Works and Facilities Commission. Other meetings require only approval of the Director of Public Works or his/her designee. No meetings or events may disturb the tranquility of the park visitors or distract them from their enjoyment of the park.
B. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be fined in an amount as provided in § 214-36.
A. 
The use of City parks, City recreational areas and City beaches for private gain and/or commercial purposes is prohibited except where concessionaires and vendors have the appropriate City peddler's license and approval by the Public Works Department. Said vendor must also have the proper insurance coverage, naming the City of Middletown as additional insured as defined by the City of Middletown's Risk Manager, and/or any user fees which may be applicable and payable to the City of Middletown, Public Works Department.
B. 
Any vendor who gains access to a City park, recreation area, and/or other City park property will pay a user fee to the Public Works Department, on a quarterly basis. The fees are not refundable, nor are they prorated. July 1 of each year will commence the yearly quarters. User fees will be $250 per quarter. A vendor may choose all, or one quarter for any time of the year.
C. 
The possession and/or drinking of alcoholic beverages by any person is prohibited on any City-owned property under the jurisdiction of the Public Works Department of the City of Middletown.
D. 
Any vendor, organization, and/or business, having gained permission from the Public Works and Facilities Commission and Public Works Department, must adhere to all licensing, inspections, and fees per the City of Middletown Ordinances, Chapter 218, Peddling and Soliciting, and Chapter 166, Food and Food Products. Said vendor, organization, and/or business must comply with rules and regulations set forth in the ordinances which are under the purview of the Health Department, and the Police Department.
E. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be prosecuted and fined in an amount as provided in § 214-36.
A. 
For purposes of this section, "person" includes any individual.
B. 
A person shall not leave paper, glass, garbage and/or other refuse on the grounds, in the buildings and/or in the waters of the City parks, City recreational areas, City beaches and/or City pools but shall place such paper, glass, garbage and/or other refuse in the receptacles provided therefor.
C. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be fined in accordance with C.G.S. § 22a-226d, as amended.
D. 
The recycling of bottles and cans will be disposed in the proper recycling containers at each City of Middletown park and recreation area. The container(s) will be provided and contents disposed of at each site by the Public Works Department.
[1]
Editor’s Note: For disposal of refuse in parking areas, see § 214-31.
A. 
Dumping on any City park property, recreational area property and City beach property is prohibited.
B. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be fined in accordance with C.G.S. § 22a-226d, as amended.
A. 
The use of crockery and/or glassware is prohibited on the City beaches.
B. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be fined in an amount as provided in § 214-36.
The Public Works and Facilities Commission will have the authority to review the types of events using City parks, facilities, and recreational areas and adopt and institute user fees for areas and events not incorporated within these ordinances subject to approval by the Common Council.
A. 
Gambling of any form on City park property, on City recreational area property, at City beaches or at the City pools is prohibited.
B. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be fined in an amount as provided in § 214-36.
A. 
Disorderly conduct as defined in C.G.S. § 53a-182, intoxication, obscene and/or indecent behavior and all forms (belligerence, harassment, discrimination) rough play or activity creating hazards to human safety and life are prohibited in the City parks, in the City recreational areas, at the City beaches and at the City pools.
B. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be prosecuted and fined in an amount as provided in § 214-36.
Picnicking shall be limited to such places as are designated by the City Public Works and Facilities Commission.
A. 
The City of Middletown Public Works Department allows picnics at specific park sites. There are restrictions for use at these areas, and a reservation is required.
B. 
A user fee of $25 per day is required to reserve a picnic area within the Public Works Department parks.
C. 
Parks within the City of Middletown are officially closed for the winter season. Parks close on December 1 of each year and reopen on March 1 of each year.
D. 
Persons not having a permit for the use of parks, facilities or fields must give way at all times to permit holders.
A. 
For the purposes of this section, "person" shall mean any individual, group, or gathering of individuals for any reason.
B. 
No person shall kindle and/or direct another to kindle a fire in the City parks, in the City recreation areas or on the City beaches without proper authorization from the Public Works and Facilities Commission, and/or Fire, Police and Health Departments, when applicable. When a fire is authorized by the Public Works and Facilities Commission, no person shall set or cause to be set any fire within 25 feet of any tree, building, flower and/or shrub or flammable material.
C. 
In any areas designated by the Public Works Department and/or Public Works and Facilities Commission as a gathering area for persons to utilize as picnic areas, only charcoal, and/or other registered commercially available grilling heating sources shall be used. Firewood is not to be used in City parks and recreational areas as a viable grilling heating source.
D. 
The residue of fires, when fires are allowed by the Public Works and Facilities Commission, shall be disposed of in receptacles or areas designated for such purposes. All other disposal of said residue is prohibited except as herein stated.
E. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be fined in an amount as provided in § 214-36.
[1]
Editor’s Note: See also Ch. 126, Open Burning, and Ch. 262, § 262-2, Bonfires.
A. 
Playing games of any type shall not interfere with any City event(s) or programs(s) or with members of the public who have officially reserved a site through the Public Works Department.
B. 
In the event of a dispute or violation of this section, the Public Works Department or the Middletown Police Department has the authority to determine and settle any public disputes.
C. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be prosecuted and fined in an amount as provided in § 214-36.
A. 
For the purposes of this section, "person" shall mean any individual.
B. 
Public swimming shall be allowed as designated by the Director of Recreation and Community Services or his duly authorized designee.
C. 
Public swimming shall be allowed at Crystal Lake within the buoyed lake areas supervised by lifeguards as designated by the Director of Recreation and Community Services or his duly authorized designee.
D. 
The areas of Crystal Lake where public swimming will not be allowed will be posted by the Public Works Department.
E. 
Any person using the areas so designated or posted is subject to the authority of the lifeguards and other proper authorities.
F. 
Public swimming without a bathing suit is prohibited.
G. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be prosecuted and fined in an amount as provided in § 214-36.
A. 
The possession and use of any type of flotation device, unattached to the swimmer's body, including but not limited to inner tubes, ring buoys, beach balls, air mattresses or rafts, either inflatable or of styrenefoam-type plastic construction, is prohibited in City parks and recreation swimming areas and in City pools.
B. 
The use of flotation devices approved by the United States Coast Guard, attached to a swimmer's body, is permitted.
C. 
The use of snorkels and/or face masks in any swimming area in the City parks and recreation areas and in the City pools is prohibited.
D. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be prosecuted and fined in an amount as provided in § 214-36.
A. 
The changing of clothes, except in places provided for such purposes, is prohibited in any City park, in any City recreation area, on any City beach or at any City pool.
B. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be fined in an amount as provided in § 214-36.
A. 
Tents and camping is prohibited on City beaches, City parks and recreation areas and in City picnic areas.
B. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be prosecuted and fined in an amount as provided in § 214-36.
A. 
The parking of any vehicle at City parks or recreation areas or at City beaches shall be limited to such places and such times as are designated by signs posted by the Public Works Department.
B. 
Parking of vehicles is only allowed on paved and/or gravel-based designated areas at all City parks and recreation areas. Parking of vehicles on sidewalks, paths, grass areas, or any other locations not designated as a City parking area is not allowed. The Public Works and Facilities Commission and/or the Director of Public Works or his/her duly authorized designee, may allow temporary parking at other areas as warranted by the Department.
C. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be prosecuted and fined in an amount as provided in § 214-36.
A. 
The maximum speed of any motor vehicle in any City park or recreation area shall not exceed 15 miles per hour.
B. 
Riding on the outside of motor vehicles in any City park or recreation area is prohibited.
C. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be prosecuted and fined in an amount as provided in § 214-36.
A. 
All posted traffic regulations, including those of designated speed, stop signs, one-way traffic, slow signs, and do not enter, except when directed otherwise by the proper authorities, shall be strictly observed.
B. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be prosecuted and fined in an amount as provided in § 214-36.
A. 
Refuse, including but not limited to glass, paper and garbage, shall not be left on the ground of the parking area of any City park or recreation area, City pool or City beach but shall be placed in containers provided for such purposes.
B. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be prosecuted and fined in an amount as provided in § 214-36.
A. 
No pedestrian, equestrian, operator of a motor vehicle, including but not limited to motorcycles, dirt bikes, mopeds, and snowmobiles, or operator of a bicycle shall travel on or along any road, trail or path if such road, trail or path is designated as closed and proper signs have been posted by the proper authorities.
B. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be prosecuted and fined in an amount as provided in § 214-36.
All travel on City, park, forest and/or recreation area roads is at the risk of the operator of the motor vehicle.
A violation of any of the provisions stated herein constitutes sufficient cause for ejection from the City park, recreation area, beach and/or pool, at the discretion of the proper authority. "Proper authority" is defined as Public Works Department supervisory personnel, and/or officers of the Police Department, and/or Fire Department, and/or any combination thereof.
Each and every violation of the provisions stated herein shall constitute a separate and distinct violation subject to a fine in an amount not to exceed $500, except as otherwise stated herein.
[Amended 4-1-2019 by Ord. No. 04-19]
A. 
Field usage.
(1) 
This section applies to the use of fields at Bielefield School, Donovan Park, Hubbard Romagielli, Hubbard Barone, Lawrence School, Ron McCutchen, Snow School, Smith Park, Country Club Road, Pat Kidney, Palmer Field, Moody School, Spencer School, Vinal Technical High School, and Long Hill Road.
(2) 
The scheduled use of fields may be made available to the types of organizations listed below, in the order of preference set forth below. The assignments will be made according to the regulations and rental fees approved by the City. The scheduling of athletic games and facilities shall be done through the Superintendent of Parks or his/her designee.
(3) 
For purposes of this section, the term "nonprofit" shall include all teams, groups, or organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code because they were formed to provide a public benefit. To qualify as a "nonprofit" herein, the Superintendent of Parks or his/her designee may require the team, group, or organization to provide documentation showing that it qualifies as a tax-exempt entity.
(4) 
Priorities for field usage will be granted in the following order:
(a) 
First priority users. First priority users are defined as the following: Middletown Recreation and Community Services Department, Middletown Little League, Middletown Youth Soccer, Middletown Youth Football and cheerleading, Ahern-Whalen, Middletown Post 75 American Legion, Middletown Public Schools, Mercy High School, Xavier High School, Vinal Technical High School, Adult Softball (men and women), and Middletown Youth Lacrosse.
(b) 
Second priority users. Second priority users are as follows: locally organized nonprofit groups or teams whose membership is comprised of 60% or more of Middletown residents (submission of roster with proof of residence is required); Middletown businesses.
(c) 
Third priority users. Third priority users are as follows: Other nonprofit organizations; for-profit clubs, groups, businesses and associations; nonresidents and nonresident teams comprised of less than 60% of Middletown residents.
B. 
Rental requirements. All interested parties wishing to rent a field(s) must abide by the procedure set by the Superintendent of Parks or his/her designee, including the payment of all necessary fees. Any evidence of insurance must be provided to the Superintendent of Parks or his/her designee before using the field.
(1) 
Fees.
(a) 
First priority users and nonprofit organizations: The field usage fees for Adult Softball (men and women) shall be set annually by the Common Council by resolution. All other first priority users and nonprofit organizations are exempt from paying any fees for the use of any of the fields identified in Subsection A above, except Palmer Field. Fees for Palmer Field shall be set by the City by resolution. The City reserves the right to set up an account in the general fund for purposes of accepting donations from first and second priority users and nonprofit organizations for field usage time. Any fees collected by such donations shall go to support the summer camp fund for the Recreation and Community Services Department.
(b) 
Second and third priority users, not including nonprofit organizations. Second and third priority users, not including nonprofit organizations, will pay a fee per game for all fields. Said fee shall be set annually by the Common Council by resolution. The City will not charge a fee for practices at any field.
(c) 
Evening games: Except for those users who are exempt from field usage fees as set forth above, all evening games, which shall be defined as all games that start at 7:00 p.m. or later, will be charged a fee set annually by the Common Council by resolution.
(2) 
Tournaments. Tournament use fees for fields used during tournaments shall be negotiated and set by the Director of Public Works or his/her designee.
C. 
Closed or restricted areas.
(1) 
Due to factors such as inclement weather, field safety, mechanical failures, problems arising on the fields, and poor usage conditions, the City of Middletown's Superintendent of Parks or his or her designee reserves the right to deny the use of a park, facility, or field or cancel any pre-existing registration.
(a) 
Closed area: At the discretion of the Superintendent of Parks, or his or her designee, any section or part of any park, facility or field may be declared closed to the public at any time and for any interval of time, either temporarily or at regularly scheduled, stated intervals (daily or otherwise), and either entirely or just to exclude certain uses.
(b) 
Guidelines for cancellation of activity on City athletic fields: The Superintendent of Parks or his or her designee may deny the use of a park, facility, or field and/or require an activity to stop and the participants to vacate the area.
(c) 
Nonexclusive examples of conditions that may require the alteration or the cancellation of an activity:
[1] 
Standing puddles of water on the field.
[2] 
Footing is unsure and slippery.
[3] 
Ground is waterlogged and squishy.
[4] 
Grass can be dislodged from the ground easily.
[5] 
Lightning.
[6] 
Severe weather storms.
[7] 
Unsafe facility conditions.
[8] 
Use proves to be destructive or detrimental to the site.
[9] 
Other conditions deemed appropriate by the Director of Public Works or his/her designee.
(2) 
Teams, leagues, individuals, and/or organizations that do not follow the policy will be subject to the revocation of their field use privileges. Please refer to Subsection F for cancellation and refund procedures.
D. 
Conditions of use.
(1) 
Right to decline.
(a) 
The City of Middletown, through the Director of Public Works or his/her designee, in its sole and absolute discretion, has the authority to grant or deny rental of the parks, facilities, or fields to any user or to cancel rental of the parks, facilities, or fields by any user.
(b) 
Once scheduled, the Superintendent of Parks or his/her designee has the authority to schedule an alternate site for the requesting party, due to, but not limited to, availability, overuse, safety, weather conditions, and/or other reasons as determined by the Director of Public Works or his/her designee.
(2) 
Responsible adult designee. Only adults may reserve parks, facilities, or fields. The individual reserving the park, facility, or field must follow the procedures set by the Superintendent of Parks or his or her designee for such reservation and provide both evidence of insurance and any necessary payment in advance of the use.
(3) 
Prohibited acts.
(a) 
Alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, smoking, and illegal drug usage are not permitted in City parks and fields.
(b) 
Those using City fields that abut private properties must respect those properties. User action such as trespassing, littering, and harassing will not only cause the reservation and use to be revoked but will also subject the offending user to fines, penalties, and any other action permissible by law.
(4) 
Reservations mandatory. Organized athletic activities are permitted only on a reservation basis. Persons not having permission to use the parks, facilities, or fields must give way at all times to those with such permission.
(5) 
Time restrictions.
(a) 
Reservations for use will be issued by the City of Middletown Parks Department for municipal fields (throughout the day).
(b) 
There will be a strict adherence to published closing times of all City parks, facilities, or fields.
(6) 
Practices/scrimmages: Practices and scrimmages can be held at any of the facilities mentioned above, except Palmer Field. Such practices and scrimmages must be coordinated and reserved through the Superintendent of Parks or his/her designee.
(7) 
Game curfew: Except for Palmer Field, no game play is allowed after 10:00 p.m. unless authorized by the Public Works Director or his/her duly authorized designee.
E. 
Insurance requirements.
(1) 
Middletown affiliated sports clubs and associations, residents, businesses, and nonaffiliated clubs and associations, and nonresidents, must provide the City of Middletown with liability insurance with a minimum limit of $1,000,000 coverage, listing the City as an additional named insured. A certificate of insurance must be submitted to the Parks Department at least one week prior to park, facility, or field usage. This minimum insurance requirement is subject to periodic review by the City of Middletown.
(2) 
Sports or games rental groups must also provide evidence of player/participation accident insurance in the amount of at least $25,000 (accidental medical benefits limit per individual/per accident).
(3) 
A current participation roster is also required prior to the actual usage. The roster must include each participant's name, address (no P.O. boxes), and phone number. The roster must also include the name of the person responsible for the team, listing name, address, phone number, and e-mail address.
F. 
Cancellation and refund procedures.
(1) 
The City of Middletown, through the Director of Public Works, in its sole and absolute discretion, reserves the right to cancel permission for any group to use a park, facility or field if the purpose of such use is not considered to be in the best interest of the City, community, or the neighborhood.
(2) 
If the City cancels a reservation due to weather or field conditions, all fees will be refunded. Please allow up to 10 to 15 business days for refunds to be issued.
(3) 
No refunds on rental fees will be made in any amount for failure to show on the reserved rental date.
(4) 
If it is deemed necessary to cancel a reservation due to a violation of law, city policies, or city ordinances, all user fees paid will be automatically forfeited and no refunds will be permitted.
G. 
Additional supervision. The City of Middletown, through the Public Works Department, reserves the right to require any lessee or user to provide police protection when deemed necessary. Additional attendants or park personnel will be assigned, if deemed necessary by the Director of Public Works or his or her designee; any resulting expenses or costs will be billed to the lessee or user.
H. 
Pesticide usage. The Parks Division of the Public Works Department shall use as a guideline the use and application processes for pesticides as set forth in §§ 10-231a and 10-231b of the Connecticut General Statutes, which may be amended from time to time, for all City fields. For consistency purposes, the Parks Division shall treat all playing fields the same regardless of the age of the person using the fields.
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former § 214-38, Fees for use of Palmer Field, was repealed 4-1-2019 by Ord. No. 04-19.
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former § 214-39, Scheduling and cancellation of games, was repealed 4-1-2019 by Ord. No. 04-19.
[Amended 6-4-2018 by Ord. No. 07-18]
A. 
For the purposes of this section, a "multi-use trail " shall be defined as a path physically separated from motor vehicle traffic by an open space or barrier and either within a public right-of-way or easement, which accommodates two-way nonmotorized travelers, including pedestrians, bicyclists, joggers, and skaters, constructed for recreational pedestrian use or provided as a pedestrian alternative to vehicular routes within a transportation system.
B. 
No person shall use any multi-use trail except during the hours posted at the multi-use trail site. All multi-use trails are to be used for recreational use only.
C. 
No motor vehicles, except for motorized wheelchairs, shall be operated on a multi-use trail.
D. 
Any dog or pet taken onto a multi-use trail shall be on a leash which shall be no longer than six feet. Dog owners are required to remove the animal waste.
E. 
Youths under the age of 12 shall be accompanied by an adult.
F. 
No person shall possess or discharge any firearms, fireworks, or other weapons on a multi-use trail.
G. 
No person shall possess any alcoholic beverages on a multi-use trail.
H. 
All persons using the multi-use trail, including but not limited to cyclists, rollerbladers, joggers, wheelchair users, walkers, and skaters, shall comply with all applicable state statutes regulating their conduct on a roadway.
I. 
All multi-use trail users must obey all signage and/or roadway markings.
J. 
The speed limit on multi-use trails shall be not more than 15 miles per hour.
K. 
Multi-use trail users shall be encouraged to wear the appropriate safety equipment for their sport.
L. 
There shall be no littering on multi-use trails.
M. 
Any person violating any provisions of this section shall be prosecuted and fined in an amount as provided in § 214-36.
N. 
These regulations are in addition to all applicable state laws, City ordinances, and Public Works Department regulations.
O. 
Every person using the multi-use trail shall travel as near to the right side of the path as is safe, except when turning or while overtaking and passing another user proceeding in the same direction.
P. 
Every user shall exercise due care and caution to avoid colliding with any other path user of any mode. Every user shall travel in a consistent and predictable manner not more than two abreast.
Q. 
Any person operating any permitted vehicle or device, including but not limited to a bicycle, within a park or recreational facility shall give an audible warning signal before passing another person, pedestrian, bicyclist, or user of any mode. An audible warning signal may be produced by voice, bell, whistle, or horn and must be clearly audible. The audible signal must be first produced five seconds before executing the passing maneuver. The passer is responsible for safely passing other users.
R. 
Any path user overtaking another user proceeding in the same direction shall pass to the left of such overtaken user at a safe distance and shall not again move to the right until safely clear of the overtaken user.
S. 
Users entering or crossing the path at uncontrolled points shall yield to traffic on the path.
T. 
The multi-use trails shall be open to all members of the public.
A. 
The City of Middletown recognizes the courage, dedication and sacrifice of those of its residents who have served in the armed forces of our country and wishes to reserve certain areas for monuments to honor that commitment. Accordingly, Union Park and Veterans Memorial Green are hereby designated as parks commemorating significant military events.
B. 
The only monuments which may be placed in Union Park (South Green) or Veterans Memorial Green (Washington Terrace) shall be those honoring and/or commemorating significant military events. As used in this section, "monuments" shall include, but not be limited to, plaques, benches, sculptures or any structure, either natural or artificial, erected for commemorative and/or memorial purposes.
C. 
The decision as to what monument will be placed on Union Park or Veterans Memorial Green shall be made by the Common Council after review by the City of Middletown Public Works and Facilities Commission with the advice and recommendation of the Middletown Council of Veterans, the Middletown Commission on the Arts, and the Middletown Design Review and Preservation Board.
D. 
Any organization, entity, group, or person using Union Park for other than a City of Middletown sponsored or co-sponsored event will be assessed a user fee of $50 for each event day.
E. 
Reservations for use of the park must be made through the Public Works Department, at least one month prior to the event. All users must also have the proper insurance coverage, naming the City of Middletown as additional insured as defined by the City of Middletown's Risk Manager.
A. 
Any event(s) within the Public Works Department's property jurisdiction, including but not limited to athletic events, concerts, fundraising events, carnivals, or any events at which the sponsor(s) anticipate a large crowd or gathering, Middletown police officer(s) will be hired for traffic control and/or security. The sponsor(s) of the event shall contact the Middletown Police Department for assessment, recommendation(s), and scheduling of law enforcement personnel required.
B. 
The cost and hiring of Middletown police officers for an event will be the responsibility of the event applicant. The cost and payment for law enforcement coverage will be through the Middletown Police Department, and is the responsibility of the applicant.
C. 
The Public Works Department reserves the right to require police officers at any given event. If police officers are required, the applicant will forward correspondence to the Public Works Department at least two weeks prior to the event, verifying police have been hired. All applicable fees pertaining to the hiring of police officers will be the responsibility of the applicant.
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former § 214-43, Athletic game curfew for Smith Park, Pat Kidney Field, and Hubbard Little League Park, was repealed 4-1-2019 by Ord. No. 04-19.
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former § 214-44, Public Works Department policies and authority, as amended, was repealed 4-1-2019 by Ord. No. 04-19.