Village of Scotia, NY
Schenectady County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Scotia 5-14-2014 by L.L. No. 10-2014.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 95.
Amusements and entertainment — See Ch. 99.
Animals — See Ch. 104.
Bicycle paths — See Ch. 110.
Curfew — See Ch. 123.
Fees — See Ch. 135.
Firearms — See Ch. 140.
Mass gatherings — See Ch. 169.
[1]
Editor’s Note: This local law also repealed former Ch. 182, Parks and Recreation Areas, consisting of Art. I, Collins Park, adopted 6-14-1989 by L.L. No. 1-1989, as amended.
Collins Park shall be open daily to the public during the posted hours set by the Board of Trustees. No person other than park employees or law enforcement officers shall enter or remain in Collins Park except when it is open as above specified, unless such persons have been duly issued a permit pursuant to § 182-2 of this chapter for use of said premises at times other than those posted.
The following activities or uses in Village parks shall require a permit:
A. 
Remaining or entering Village park after the posted hours set by the Board of Trustees.
B. 
Use of athletic fields.
C. 
Any type of a group athletic activity, whether in a formal league or not.
D. 
Any group of 20 persons or more.
E. 
Any activity that involves fund-raising.
F. 
Vending or soliciting in the park. If approved, vending permits must also be obtained from the Village Clerk.
G. 
Any for-profit activity.
H. 
Use of Freedom Park stage, amphitheater and/or dance floor
I. 
Use of Lion's Pavilion.
[Added 7-8-2015 by L.L. No. 2-2015]
A. 
Written application shall be made upon forms provided by the Village to the office of the Village Clerk-Treasurer not less than 30 days prior to the period of time for which a permit is requested.
B. 
Such application shall describe the proposed activity, the date, hours and location of such activity, the individuals or organizations making application, the estimated number of persons benefiting from such permit and such other information and insurance as may be required by the Village.
C. 
If the application indicates that a mass gathering permit is necessary, the applicant shall comply with the provisions of Chapter 169, Mass Gatherings.
D. 
No application for permit may be approved until all permit fees shall have been paid in accord with the fee schedule established by the Board of Trustees.
E. 
Applications shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Parks for approval or disapproval. Those activities designated in § 182-2A and E must also receive approval from the Board of Trustees.
It shall be presumptive evidence that any person engaged in any activity or use listed in § 182-2 who has not been duly issued a permit for such use is in violation hereof.
A. 
The use of any power boat, whether inboard or outboard, is hereby prohibited on Collins Lake, with the following exceptions:
(1) 
Outboard motor boats to be used for human transportation powered by an electric motor generating not more than 40 pounds of thrust.
(2) 
Outboard motor boats powered by an electric or gas motor generating not more than 15 horsepower for the purpose of municipal or governmental maintenance, preservation, research or exploration or for the purpose of the health and preservation of Collins Lake and/or Collins Park and Quinlan Park with the prior approval, by resolution, of the Village Board of Trustees.
B. 
All boats shall be off the lake by sundown.
No person shall in any way make or cut or cause to be made or cut any hole or holes in any ice which forms on Collins Lake, except as follows:
A. 
A circular hole of not more than 10 inches in diameter may be cut for the purposes of fishing.
No person shall feed or otherwise encourage the presence of ducks, geese and other waterfowl within Village parks.
No person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle within Village parks, other than in designated parking areas, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with law or the directions of a police officer or traffic control device.
The following activities are prohibited in Village parks:
A. 
Golf.
B. 
Archery.
C. 
Flying fuel-powered model airplanes.
D. 
Use of unlicensed motorized vehicles, including trail bikes, minibikes, go-carts, mopeds, snowmobiles and all forms of motorized transportation (licensed motor vehicles may be operated on roadways or parking lots only).
E. 
Possession and/or use of alcoholic beverages.
F. 
Use of metal detectors.
[Added 12-9-2015 by L.L. No. 3-2015]
A. 
Permit required. No dog shall enter the dog park without a dog park permit from the Village Clerk.
B. 
Application for permit.
(1) 
Written application shall be made upon forms provided by the Village to the office of the Village Clerk-Treasurer.
(2) 
Such application shall be in a form prescribed by the Village Clerk-Treasurer.
(3) 
No application for permit may be approved until the applicant has signed a waiver of liability/assumption of risk.
(4) 
No application for permit may be approved until all permit fees shall have been paid in accord with the fee schedule established by the Board of Trustees.
(5) 
A permit may be revoked by the Village Clerk for cause.
C. 
Dog park regulations.
(1) 
The dog park is subject to all rules, regulations and laws governing Village parks.
(2) 
Any dog entering the dog park must wear a visible New York State dog license tag and a Village of Scotia dog park permit tag.
(3) 
Any dog entering the dog park must have a current vaccination for rabies and distemper.
(4) 
Female dogs in heat are prohibited.
(5) 
Puppies under four months of age are prohibited from using the dog park.
(6) 
Dogs that have been declared dangerous or aggressive by a court are prohibited from using the park.
(7) 
A maximum of three dogs per owner are allowed in the dog park at any time.
(8) 
Dogs must be leashed when entering and exiting the dog park.
(9) 
Dog owners or person in custody of the dog must have a leash with them at all times.
(10) 
Dog owners or persons in custody of the dog must be in the fenced-in area of the dog park with their dog under visual contact and oral command when not on a leash.
(11) 
The owner or person in custody of the dog is solely responsible for the action of the dog.
(12) 
Dogs that become aggressive or uncontrollable must be immediately leashed and taken from the park.
(13) 
Dog feces must be cleaned up immediately by the dog owner or person in custody of the dog and disposed of properly in receptacles.
(14) 
Dog owners or persons in custody of the dog must immediately fill any holes their dog(s) digs.
(15) 
No smoking is allowed in the dog park.
(16) 
No food of any kind is allowed in the dog park. Only small bite-sized dog training treats are allowed with caution.
(17) 
Children 12 and under may accompany the family pet only if they are under direct supervision of an adult.
(18) 
Dogs are the only animals allowed in the dog park.
(19) 
The dog park shall be open for use from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. only.
A. 
Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both.
B. 
The Village has the right and authority to eject from the park property any person acting in violation of any park rule or regulation.
C. 
A permittee's failure to comply with the requirements of this section shall subject the permittee to immediate revocation or suspension of the permit.