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ORDINANCE NO. 7-26-1979

VILLAGE PARK ORDINANCE

 

THE VILLAGE OF NASHVILLE ORDAINS:

 

SECTION 1.  NO PERSON IN ANY VILLAGE PARK SHALL: 

       

Operate a vehicle in such manner as to create a noise nuisance in any park, nor drive a vehicle at an unsafe speed for conditions nor shall exceed the posted speed limit.

 

Drive or park a vehicle anywhere except on established drives and parking areas, nor shall a person use a park drive for the purpose of demonstrating, teaching the driving of, or learning to drive any vehicle.

 

Drive or operate or park a vehicle used solely for commercial purpose unless upon park business.

 

SECTION 2.  HOURS OF OPERATION: 

       

Unless otherwise provided, village parks shall be open between sunrise and 11:00 p.m. daily, except at such times as planned activities are under the direct permit of the Village Council.

 

SECTION 3.  PROHIBITED USES: 

       

No parades, drills, exhibitions, political meetings, religious meetings, concerts, speeches, lectures or public entertainment shall be held in any park except on permit of the village council.

 

Fires are prohibited except in fireplaces or stoves provided for such purposes, and such fires shall be extinguished after such use.

 

No person shall sleep whether in a vehicle, trailer, tent, hammock other manner in a park, public way or other public place during the nighttime, unless permitted so to do by council permit, or by the park manager.

 

No person shall hunt, trap, pursue any wildlife at any time, in any manner, shape or form, nor use any weapon of any description or any kind of trapping device.

 

No person shall play baseball, football, hockey, throw a Frisbee or Frisbees, roller skate or ice skate or engage in any other violent or rough exercises or play in Central Park.

 

No adult person shall in any manner use any of the playground apparatus or devices meant exclusively for the use of children.

 

No person shall advertise any placard or advertisement of any kind in the park, nor shall any person distribute in any manner, nor place any handbill, pamphlet, circular etc., nor post, stencil or otherwise affixing notice or bills, advertisement or other papers upon any structure or thing in or about the park.

 

No person shall carry on any trade or business or sell or display any goods, wares or merchandise in the park, unless by council permit, or by permit of the park manager.

 

No person shall solicit alms or contributions for any purpose whether public or private.

 

No person shall interfere with or in any manner hinder any employee of the village while engaged in constructing, repairing or caring for any park property.

 

No person shall enter any portion of the park where persons are prohibited from going as indicated by signs or notice.

 

No person shall use any threatening, obscene, profane nor indecent language in any park or be guilty of any disorderly or indecent conduct therein, nor shall any person engage in any game or conduct which threatens the general enjoyment of the park to the public.

 

No person shall bring any animal, whether domestic, pet, or otherwise, into any village park unless on a leash and while under the control of a responsible person.

 

No person shall consume alcoholic liquor nor be in the possession of alcoholic liquor in any village park.  The word alcoholic liquor is defined as follows:

 

"Alcoholic liquor" shall include any spirituous, vinous, malt or fermented liquor, liquids and compounds, whether or not medicated, proprietary, patented, or by whatever name called, containing 1/2 or 1 percent or more of alcohol by volume which are fit for use for beverages purposes.  Alcoholic liquor is defined according to their alcoholic content as belonging to 1 of the varieties hereinafter defined:

 

"BEER" - Shall mean any beverage obtained by alcoholic fermentation of any infusion or decoction of barley, malt, hops and/or other cereal on potable water; "WINE"- shall mean the produce made by the normal alcoholic fermentation of the juice of sound, ripe grapes or any other fruit with the usual cellar treatment, and containing not more than 16 percent of alcohol by volume.  The term "wine" shall include an alcoholic content of over 16 percent by volume; and "ALCOHOL"- shall mean the produce of distillation of fermented liquid, whether rectified or diluted with water or not, whatever may be the origin thereof.  It does not mean ethyl and/or industrial alcohol, diluted or not, that has been denatured or otherwise rendered unfit for beverage purposes.

 

SECTION 4.  PARK MANAGER: 

       

The office or park manager is hereby established.  The park manager shall be appointed by the Village Council and, in the absence of the appointment of a park manager by the council, the authority of the park manager shall be vested in the Village President.

SECTION 5.  PUNISHMENTS: 

       

Any person, firm, corporation, or other entity who violates any term or provision of this Ordinance is responsible for a municipal civil infraction and shall be punished by a civil fine of $50 for a first violation, $150 for a second violation, and $300 for a third or subsequent violation and shall be liable for the payment of costs in an amount of not less than $9.00 and not more than $500.00.

       

SECTION 6. 

       

All ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed insofar as the conflicting portions thereof are concerned.

 

SECTION 7. 

       

This ordinance shall be published in full in the Maple Valley News, a newspaper of general circulation in the village, promptly after its adoption, and shall be recorded in the ordinance book of the village and such recording authenticated by the signatures of the Village President and Village Clerk.

 

SECTION 8. 

       

This ordinance is hereby determined by the Village Council to be immediately necessary for the preservation of the peace, health and safety of the village and is, therefore, declared to have immediate effect.

 

Passed and adopted by the Village of Nashville, Michigan, on this 26th day of July, 1979.