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MINUTES City of Snellville Parks and Recreation Department ADVISORY BOARD MEETING February 3, 2009 In attendance: Cyndee Bonacci, Gail Deal, Crystal L. Eplin, Nina Hazelrig, Bobby Owens, Debbie Puette, Jim Van Valkenburg, John Zeigler CALL TO ORDER Gail called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. OLD BUSINESS The last official meeting of the Advisory Board Committee was on January 6, 2009. Gail asked that the Committee review last month’s minutes. Crystal made a motion to approve and John and Bobby seconded the motion. Minutes stand approved as written. Gail stated that she wanted to set ground rules for the meetings. If someone wishes to speak, they can raise their hand and they will be addressed by the Chair, Vice Chair, or Cyndee. She asked members to be considerate of fellow Board Members. NEW BUSINESS a. Gail moved to the ordinances. Gail handed out the ordinances of other municipalities to be used in the rewriting of the City of Snellville Parks and Recreation ordinances. The header for the City of Snellville ordinance is noted first and then other municipalities. The members of the board read the ordinances and they were entered into the record as follows: City of Snellville, Sec. 42-1; Definitions Gail said that Cyndee had stated in the previous meeting that she wanted to add parking areas, pavilions, and the Senior Center to the definition of a recreation facility. City of Spartanburg, SC, Sec. 14-3. Injury to shrubbery, flowers, etc. It shall be unlawful for any person to break, pluck, walk, step on or in any way injure or destroy any shrub, flower or bush, or to dig, uproot, tear up or injure or destroy any shrub, flower or bush, or to dig, uproot, tear up or injure any sod or grass in any of the public parks, or to walk, drive, sit or go upon any space or area in any of the public parks where a "keep off" sign has been posted. (Code 1958, § 26-2) Cross references: Offenses against property, § 13-26 et seq.; trees and shrubs, Ch. 21; injury to trees generally, § 21-1. City of Spartanburg, SC, Sec. 14-4. Injury to buildings, grandstands, etc. It shall be unlawful for any person to write on, cut, deface, injure or break any part of any building, grandstand or other structure, or any chair, seat, bench or fence in any of the public parks, or to upset any benches, chairs, seats, etc., in any public park. (Code 1958, § 26-3) Cross references: Offenses against property, § 13-26 et seq. City of Clearwater, FL, Sec. 22.28. Protection and preservation of property. (1) Regulation of conduct with respect to protection of park property to prevent damage, removal or destruction is necessary to preserve park and recreation areas for the use of future generations. (2) As all property in all parks is city property, no unauthorized person shall willfully mark, write on, draw on or otherwise deface, damage or injure in any way, or displace, remove, destroy or tamper with any park facility or any part of the park grounds including, but not limited to, building material, water lines or other public utilities or parts of appurtenances thereof, park signs, notices or other boundary markers, or other structures, equipment, either real or personal. (3) No unauthorized person shall transplant or remove from any park area or public beach any sand whether submerged or not or any soil, rock, stones, trees, shrubs, plants, seeds, flowers, fruits, nuts, down timber or other wood materials; make any search or excavation by tool, equipment, blasting or other means or agency; construct or erect any buildings or structures of whatever kind whether permanent or temporary in character; or run or string any public service utility into, upon or across such lands. Exceptions shall be permitted for minor excavations involving the recovery of lost artifacts on the public beaches or public parks, provided such minor excavations are immediately refilled and no safety hazards to the public are created. Metal detectors are allowed by obtaining a permit from the Parks and Recreation Department. (4) Preservation of archaeological and historic sites: no person shall excavate, disturb, or remove any historic or prehistoric cultural artifacts, nor any bones, shells, or geological specimens on land owned or managed by the City, except as part of an authorized and designated study for scientific, documentation or research purposes, and only with written permission from the City Manager or their designee. Scientific evaluation excavation of any designated or non-designated archaeological site may not be conducted without a state permit. (5) Trees, shrubbery and lawns are property assets of the park. No unauthorized person shall cut, carve or injure the bark, break off limbs or branches of trees or mutilate trees in any way or pick the flowers, fruits, seeds or nuts of any tree or plant. No person shall dig in or otherwise disturb the grass areas or in any other way injure or impair the natural beauty of usefulness of any area. No person shall pile debris or material of any kind on or about any tree or plant or attach any item that could result in damage to any tree or plant, whether temporary or permanent in character or use. (6) No person shall tie any animals to any tree or plant. (7) No person shall stand or sit on any structure not intended for such use in any park. (8) No person shall use tacks, nails, staples or other items that penetrate wood on shelters, signs, trees, etc. (9) No person shall use water from park water fountains, hose bibs and sinks in restrooms for the purpose of bathing. Bathing is allowed only in specific bathhouses set aside for such purposes. (Code 1980, § 116.67(a)--(d), (f), (g); Ord. No. 6437-99, § 3, 8-19-99; Ord. No. 8007- 08, § 1, 11-18-08) Cross references: Animals generally, ch. 8. City of Knoxville, TN, Sec. 20-57. Damaging park property. No person in a public park shall: (1) Willfully mark, tamper with or displace or remove any buildings; bridges; tables; benches; fireplaces; railings; paving or paving material; water lines or other public utilities or parts or appurtenances thereof; signs, notices or placards, whether temporary or permanent; monuments, stakes, posts or other boundary markers; or other structures or equipment, facilities or park property or appurtenances whatsoever, either real or personal. (2) Fail to cooperate in maintaining restrooms and washrooms in a neat and sanitary condition. No person over the age of six (6) years shall use the restrooms and washrooms designed for the opposite sex. (3) Dig or remove any sand, whether submerged or not, or any soil, rock, stones, trees, shrubs or plants, or down timber or other wooden materials, or make any excavation by tool, equipment, blasting or other means or agency. (4) Construct or erect any building or structure of whatever kind, whether permanent or temporary in character, or run or string any public service utility into, upon or across such lands, except on special written permit. (5) Damage, cut, carve, transplant or remove any tree or plant, or injure the bark or pick the flowers or seeds of any tree or plant; nor shall any person attach any rope, wire or other contrivance to any tree or plant. No person shall dig in or otherwise disturb grass areas, or in any other way injure or impair the natural beauty or usefulness of any area. (6) Climb any tree or walk, or stand or sit upon monuments, bases, fountains, railings or fences or upon any other property not designated or customarily used for such purposes. (7) Tie or hitch a horse or other animal to any tree or plant. (8) Hunt, molest, harm, frighten, kill, trap, chase, tease, shoot or throw missiles at any animal or bird, nor shall any person remove or have in his possession the young of any wild animal, or the eggs or nest or young of any bird. (9) Give or offer or attempt to give to any animal or bird any tobacco, alcohol or other known noxious substance. (Code 1962, § 31A-23) City of Hoover, Alabama; Sec. 11.5-4. Same--Passive or playground parks. (a) No person shall deposit any trash or debris within any of such park facilities except in trash receptacles provide therefore. (b) No person shall operate a motorized vehicle at a speed in excess of fifteen (15) miles per hour. (c) No vehicles shall be parked in any areas except those areas designated for parking, and only during hours the facility is open. (d) No person shall operate any motor bikes, dirt vehicles or dirt bikes, bicycles, or skateboards on jogging tracks or ball fields. (e) No person shall possess or consume any alcoholic beverages within the limits of any such park facility within the city. (f) No person shall remain on any portion of the premises designated hereunder after 11:00 p.m. on each day or thirty (30) minutes after the conclusion of the last scheduled event. (g) No person shall possess or carry any weapons, firearms, fireworks, or explosive devices within the area of any such park facility. (h) No person shall act in a loud or unruly manner, or exhibit behavior deemed unfit for public areas. (i) Any pets brought within the limits of any such facility shall be kept upon a leash and under control at all times. (j) No person, firm, or corporation shall solicit the contributions or activities of any persons utilizing said facilities without a permit from the director of the parks and recreation board of the city. (k) No person shall camp upon any of the facilities so described herein without a permit issued by the director of the parks and recreation board. (Ord. No. 86-534, 10-21-86) City of Boca Raton, Florida; Sec. 11-6. Preservation of buildings, and other property. (1) No person in a park building or upon park grounds shall willfully mark, deface, disfigure, injure, tamper with or displace or remove any buildings, bridges, tables, benches, fireplaces, railings, paving or paving material, water lines or other public utilities or parts or appurtenances thereof, signs, notices or placards whether temporary or permanent, monuments, stakes, posts or other boundary markers, or other structures or equipment, facilities or park property or appurtenances whatsoever, either real or personal. (2) All persons using restrooms and washrooms shall cooperate in keeping them in a neat and sanitary condition. (3) No person shall damage or remove plants or plant materials, trees or parts thereof, or any flowers or nuts or seeds whatsoever, except that park personnel may be empowered to make such removals and scientists and students of botany may be given special written specimen-collecting permits by the director. (4) No person shall make any excavations by tool, equipment, blasting or other means or agency, nor shall any person construct or erect any building or structure of whatever kind either permanent or temporary or run or string any public utilities into, upon, across, or over any park or recreation lands, unless authorized by permit and easement. (5) No fires shall be built by any person against or adjacent to any park building, structure, tree or plant or adjacent to property of others or in any area of any park, except in such areas as are specifically designed for fire building, nor shall any person dump, throw or permit to be scattered, by any means, lighted matches, burning tobacco products or any other inflammable material within any park area or highway or road or street abutting thereto. (6) No person shall climb any tree or walk, stand or sit upon monuments, vases, fountains, railing fences, tables or upon any other property not designated or customarily used for such purposes. (Code 1966, § 15A-13) Cross references: Fire prevention and protection, ch. 7. City of Boca Raton, Florida; Sec. 11-7. Protection and preservation of wildlife. (1) No person shall molest, harm, frighten, kill, net, trap, snare, hunt, chase, shoot or throw or propel, by any means, missiles at any wildlife creature, be it animal, bird or reptile roaming free about a park or in captivity in a zoo cage, nor shall any person remove or possess the young of any wild animal, or the nest or eggs of any reptile or bird, or collect, remove, possess, give away, sell or offer to sell, buy or offer to buy, or accept as a gift any specimen, dead or alive, of any of the group of tree snails. (2) No person shall place, dump, abandon or leave any animal, reptile or bird either wild or domestic on the grounds of any park. (Code 1966, § 15A-14) Cross references: Animals, ch. 5. City of Snellville, Sec. 42-3; Enforcement City of Boca Raton, Florida; Sec. 11-3. Enforcement authority. (1) It shall be the duty and responsibility of the police services department officers and recreation services department employees to enforce this chapter. (2) It shall be unlawful for any person to do any act forbidden or fail to perform any act required by this chapter or for any person to fail to comply with any lawful or any reasonable order given by the police services department officers or recreation services department employees. (Code 1966, § 15A-10; Ord. No. 4170, §§ 32, 33, 9-27-94) City of Knoxville, Tennessee; Sec. 20-54. Enforcement of article. (a) The administrator and park employees shall, in connection with their duties imposed by law, diligently enforce the provisions of this article. (b) The administrator and any park employee or any police officer shall have the authority to eject from the park any persons acting in violation of this article. (c) The administrator, any park employee or any police officer shall have the authority to seize and confiscate any property, thing or device in the park used in violation of this article. (Code 1962, § 31A-29(b)--(d)) City of Snellville, Sec. 42-5; Litter Control City of Knoxville, Tennessee; Sec. 20-58. Sanitation. No person in a public park shall: (1) Throw, discharge or otherwise place or cause to be placed in the waters of any fountain, pond, lake, stream, bay or other body of water in or adjacent to any park, or any tributary, stream, storm sewer or drain flowing into such waters, any substance, matter or thing, liquid or solid, which will or may result in the pollution of such waters. (2) Have brought in or dump, deposit or leave any bottles, broken glass, ashes, paper, boxes, cans, dirt, rubbish, waste, garbage, or refuse or other trash. No such refuse or trash shall be placed in or contiguous to any park, or left anywhere on the grounds thereof. Refuse and trash shall be placed in the proper receptacles where these are provided. Where receptacles are not so provided, all such rubbish or waste shall be carried away from the park by the person responsible for its presence and properly disposed of elsewhere. (Code 1962, § 31A-24) County of Dekalb, Georgia; Sec. 19-32. Special prohibitions. (a) Paint. It shall be unlawful for any unauthorized person to possess paint, in any form, in or on any park or other area owned or operated by the county for recreation purposes. (b) Glass containers. No person shall possess a glass container in or on any park or other area owned or operated by the county for recreation purposes. (c) Bicycles on athletic fields. No person shall ride nor walk a bicycle or other non- motorized vehicle in or on any athletic field owned or operated by the county for recreation purposes. (d) Bicycles on Arabia Mountain. No person shall ride, walk nor carry a bicycle or other non-motorized vehicle in or on Davidson-Arabia Mountain Park, except in an area specifically dedicated and identified for such use. (Ord. No. 93-04, § 1, 2-9-93) City of Snellville, Sec. 42-6; Weapons Gail asked Cyndee if there had been any guidance from GRPA on how they were going to address this issue. Cyndee said she had not been notified if GRPA was trying to get something back before the legislature or not. She also said she had not heard back from the City Attorney about any specific language we have to use on this. Gail asked Cyndee to email her when she heard something and she would send it to the Board. City of Snellville, Sec. 42-7; Throwing Objects Gail asked Cyndee to email her when she heard something on this one also. City of Snellville, Sec. 42-8; Disturbing Conduct City of Knoxville, Tennessee; Sec. 20-61. Behavior or conduct. No person in a public park shall: (1) Have brought alcoholic beverages, nor shall any person drink alcoholic beverages at any time in any public park. (2) Bring or have in his possession, or set off or otherwise cause to explode, discharge or burn, any firecracker, torpedo, rocket or other fireworks or explosives or inflammable material, or discharge them or throw them into any such area from the land or highway adjacent thereto. This prohibition includes any substance, compound, mixture or article that in conjunction with any other substances or compound would be similarly dangerous. (3) Have been responsible for the entry of a dog, other than a guide dog as permitted by T.C.A. § 62-7-112, or other domestic animal into areas other than automobile parking concourses and walks immediately adjacent thereto, and in such other areas as may be clearly marked by signs bearing the words "Domestic Animals Permitted in this Area." Nothing in this section shall be construed as to permit the running of dogs at large. All dogs in those areas where such animals are permitted shall be restrained as provided for by chapter 5. (4) Solicit alms or contributions for any purpose, whether public or private. (5) Drop, throw, or otherwise scatter lighted matches, burning cigarettes or cigars, tobacco paper or other inflammable material within any park area or on any highway, road or street abutting or contiguous thereto. (6) Enter an area posted as closed to the public, nor shall any person use or abet the use of any area in violation of posted notices. (7) Fail to produce and exhibit any permit from the administrator he claims to have upon request of any authorized person who desires to inspect the permit for the purpose of enforcing compliance with any ordinance or rule. (8) Disturb or interfere unreasonably with any person or party occupying any area or participating in any activity under the authority of a permit. (8) Intentionally expose his genitals or buttocks to one (1) or more persons, or engage in sexual contact or sexual penetration as defined in T.C.A. § 39-13-501, when such person reasonably expects the acts will be viewed by another and such acts: a. Will offend an ordinary viewing person; or b. Are for the purpose of sexual arousal and gratification of the defendant. (10) Possess any controlled substance, as defined in T.C.A. § 39-6-402. (11) Enter upon or into park premises, or be in or on park premises except during regular operating hours as defined in this article. (Code 1962, § 31A-27) Cross references: Disorderly conduct generally, § 19-61 et seq City of Boca Raton, Florida; Sec. 11-65. Noise. No person entering or being in or upon any park or recreational area shall make any excessive, unreasonable or unnecessary noise, with a wrongful motive or malicious intent or purpose to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or to recklessly create a risk thereof to the visitors and patrons of the park or recreational facility then present. (Code 1966, § 15A-91) Cross references: Noise regulations, § 10-51 et seq. City of Snellville, Sec. 42-9; Profanity County of Spartanburg, South Carolina; Sec. 58-56. Intoxication; profanity; disorderly conduct; betting. It shall be unlawful for any person to consume or to be under the influence of any intoxicating liquors or drugs in any public park; or to use profane, vulgar or indecent language; or to commit any nuisance; or to engage in any unseemly, obnoxious, or disorderly conduct; or to engage in any game of chance, or bet or wager in any such public park. (Code 1980, § 11-9) City of Snellville, Sec 42-12. Illegal drugs, alcoholic beverages City of Crystal River, Florida, Sec. 12.2-3; Regulations.* __________ *Editor's note: Ord. No. 03-0-19, § 1, adopted Sept. 8, 2003, repealed § 12.2-3, which pertained to animals prohibited in parks and recreational facilities, and derived from Ord. No. 90-0-13, § 1, adopted Aug. 27, 1990. Ord. No. 03-0-19 also reenacts § 12.2-3 to read as herein set out. __________ Within all areas specified in section 12.2-2 above, the following regulations shall apply: (1) Vandalism. No person may willfully injure or damage by any means the real or personal property of another person or of a public agency, including the placing of graffiti or any toxic or odious substance or bodily waste thereon. Personal property of the city subject to this prohibition shall include the landscaping plants, trees, fixtures, improvements and equipment located on public land. (2) Alcoholic beverages. No person shall possess or consume alcoholic beverages, Except as specifically allowed as part of a special event approved by the city. (3) Loud soundmaking devices. Except as part of a special event approved by the city or other event for which a permit has been issued, which specifically allows such conduct, no person may operate any radio, tape player, CD player, or other electronically amplified soundmaking device or instrument so that the same is plainly audible at a distance of one hundred (100) feet or more from the device or instrument. (4) Operation of motor vehicles. Except for parking on unpaved surfaces which has been specifically allowed as part of a special event approved by the city or other event for which a permit has been issued, no motor vehicle may be driven off of a designated roadway or parking area, or at a speed in excess of fifteen (15) miles per hour, or in a reckless manner (as defined in F. S., § 316.192), or in a careless manner (as defined in F. S., § 316.1925). (5) Possession of tobacco by juvenile. No juvenile may be in possession of any cigarette or other tobacco product. (6) Possession of firearms. No person, other than a law enforcement officer and a person licensed pursuant to F. S., § 790.06, shall be in possession of any firearm (as defined in F.S., § 790.001). (7) Skateboards, rollerblades, and bicycles on surfaces not designed for them. No person may ride or operate any skateboard, rollerblade or bicycle, or any similar wheel- driven vehicle, device, toy or equipment, upon any table, bench, stair, stair rail, or other fixture or improvement, except on paved walkways, roadways, and parking areas, and except on specific fixtures designed for such use in an area designated and signed for such activity. (8) Breaches of the peace; other unlawful conduct. No person may engage in fighting or brawling; commit any lewd or lascivious act, including sexual intercourse; threaten or assault or batter any other person; or unreasonably interfere with the peaceful use and enjoyment of the facility by any other person. (9) Pets and other animals. No person shall allow to be present or shall be in possession of any dog or any other animal, except for: a. Birds and fish; b. Dogs or other animals remaining enclosed inside a motor vehicle, cage, or carrying case; c. Animals specifically allowed as part of a special event approved by the city or other event for which a permit has been issued; d. Animals under the control of a law enforcement officer; and e. An assistance-trained animal accompanying and under the control of a physically disabled person in accordance with state law. (10) Closed areas. No person may enter into any fenced and locked area or any closed and locked structure. (11) Rubbish. No person shall throw, place, cast, deposit, dump or cause to be thrown any rubbish in any area except to place the same in garbage cans or receptacles provided for such rubbish. Only rubbish resulting from a person's use of a park or recreational facility or other public area to which these regulations are applicable shall be placed in garbage cans or other receptacles located therein. (12) Public safety. No person shall play or participate in any game, sport or other activity which endangers the life, limb or property of other people present and not participating. (13) Possession of explosive or incendiary devices. No person shall be in possession of, or use, any fireworks, as defined in F. S., § 791.01(4), rocket, or any other explosive or incendiary devices unless as part of an authorized special event and with a permit from the city. (14) Conduct of business. No person shall operate a business in any park without the approval of the city council. An application for such approval shall be filed on such form as may reasonably be required by the city manager and shall be accompanied by an application fee of twenty dollars ($20.00). The city council shall issue such an approval if it finds that the business will be conducted in such a way, and at such times and in such locations, as to not interfere with the normal use and enjoyment of the park by the public; not adversely affect the quiet and peaceful use and enjoyment of properties near the park; not adversely affect the public health, welfare or safety; and not interfere with the permitting of special events in the park. The council may attach to such approval any condition it deems necessary to ensure that such standards are met, and it may revoke any approval for violation of such standards or any condition of the approval. Two (2) conditions of any such approval shall be the payment of a five (5) percent franchise fee on all monies collected from business use of the park, to be paid to the city within fifteen (15) days after the end of any month in which such money is collected, and the filing of a monthly report, verified under oath, no later than the fifteenth day of each month, listing all money collected from business use of the park during the preceding month. (Ord. No. 03-0-19, § 1, 9-8-2003) City of Clearwater, Florida; Sec. 22.57. Intoxicating substances. No person under the influence of alcohol, any chemical substance set forth in F.S. 877.111, or any controlled substance under F.S. chapter 893 to the extent that the person's normal faculties are impaired will be permitted entry to a public beach, to park properties, or to any portion of the Courtney Campbell Recreation Area; and any person so doing, if discovered therein, will be subject to immediate expulsion. (Code 1980, § 116.88; Ord. No. 6437-99, § 18, 8-19-99; Ord. No. 6462-99, § 12, 11-4- 99) Cross references: Alcoholic beverages generally, ch. 6; offenses generally, ch. 21. Due to consideration of the time Gail suspended reading the remaining ordinances in the handouts. b. Gail moved to appointments of board members to partner with the youth program supervisor, the adult program supervisor, the maintenance supervisor and Senior Center Director. Bobby will partner with Rod Saddler for adult programs, Nina will partner with Rob Smith for youth programs, John will partner with Kathi Clotfelter for the Senior Center, James will partner with Lisa for Park Maintenance. c. Gail moved to program updates. Cyndee stated that we are at the end of Youth Spring Soccer registration and the numbers are lower than last season. She said that there was a parents meeting tonight in the Betty McMichael room and that was why we were meeting in this room. Cyndee said we also are registering for Start Smart Soccer and have 6 registered so far. Cyndee said we are currently registering for Adult Softball and have 1 spot left for Church, 6 left for Industrial, 6 left for Open, and 5 left for Co-Ed. Cyndee said the February 12 Valentine's Day Dance for the Seniors had been cancelled. Cyndee said that the pool contract bids open Thursday at 2 p.m. at City Hall and Phase I opened Friday at 10 a.m. She said HDR had sold 48 sets of plans. Cyndee said hopefully a recommendation would go before Mayor and Council February 23 and construction would begin in early March. GENERAL DISCUSSION Gail asked if anyone had anything else. She said the next month's meeting would be March 3 in the Betty McMichael Room. ADJOURNMENT Gail called for adjournment. Crystal made the motion and Jim seconded the motion. The meeting was adjourned at 8:13 p.m.
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