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                                            ORDINANCE NO. 7-22-1982


                           VILLAGE OWNED PARKING LOT ORDINANCE







Operate a vehicle in such manner as to create a noise nuisance in any village owned parking lot, 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.




Unless otherwise provided, village owned parking lots shall be open between 5:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. daily, except at such times as planned activities are under the direct permit of the Village Council.




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


No person shall sleep, whether in a vehicle, trailer, tent, hammock, or other manner in a Village owned parking lot, during the nighttime, unless permitted to do so by council permit or by the parking lot manager.


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 a village owned parking lots.


No person shall advertise any placard or advertisement of any kind in a village owned parking lot, nor shall any person distribute in any manner, nor place any handbill, pamphlet, circular, etc., nor post, stencil or otherwise affix any notice or bills, advertisement or other papers upon any structure or thing in or about any village parking lot.


No person shall have or use or build a fire in any village owned parking lot.


No person shall carry on any trade or business or sell or display any goods, wares or merchandise in a village owned parking lot, unless the council permit, or by permit of the parking lot 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 village owned parking lot.


No person shall enter upon any portion of any village owned parking lot where persons are prohibited from going as indicated by signs or notice.


No person shall use any threatening, obscene, profane or indecent language in any village owned parking lot 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 village owned parking lot to the public.


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


No person shall enter upon any village owned parking lot between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. unless the village council permit or by permit of the parking lot manager.


No person shall beg or loiter in or about any village owned parking lot.


No person shall make or excite any disturbance or contention in any village owned parking lot.


No person shall, by vocal, mechanical or electrical means, create any disturbing noise or noises in any village owned parking lot.


No person shall consume alcoholic liquor nor be in the possession of alcoholic liquor in any village owned parking lot.  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, and by whatever name called, containing 1/2 of 1 percent or more of alcohol by volume which are fit for use for beverage

purposes.  Alcoholic liquor is defined according to their alcoholic content as belonging to one of the varieties hereinafter defined;


"BEER"  shall mean any beverage obtained by alcoholic fermentation of an infusion or decoction of barley, malt, hops and/or other cereal in 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 fermented fruit juices other than grapes.


"SPIRITS"  shall mean any beverage which contains alcohol obtained by distillation, mixed with potable water and other substances in solution and includes, among other things, wine containing 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.




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




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.




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.




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 signature of the Village President and Village Clerk.




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 22 day of July, 1982.