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Article 4 - Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee

Article 4 – Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee

SECTION 2-401:  MEMBERS; TERMS

SECTION 2-402:  DUTIES

SECTION 2-403:  OPERATION

SECTION 2-404:  PARKS; DUTIES OF CITY SUPERINTENDENT

SECTION 2-405:  PARKS; AMUSEMENTS AND GAMES

SECTION 2-406:  parks; CARE OF PROPERTY; CONDUCT PROHIBITED

SECTION 2-407:  PARKS; HOURS OF OPERATION

SECTION 2-408:  PARKS; GROUP EVENTS; PERMIT

SECTION 2-409:  PARKS; PICNICS

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION 2-401:  MEMBERS; TERMS

    A. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee shall consist of five members who shall be residents of the city, to be appointed by the mayor subject to the approval of the City Council.  Such members may be removed by the mayor and a majority of the council.

    B. The terms of the initial members of the committee shall be staggered, with two members appointed for one year; two members appointed for two years; and one member appointed for three years.  The terms of no more than two members shall expire at any one time. Members shall hold office until their successors are appointed.  Members of the committee shall serve without compensation.  (Ord. No. 03-02, 4/8/03) (Am. Ord. No. 19-08-02, 9/10/19)

 

SECTION 2-402:  DUTIES

    A. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee will investigate, provide assistance, and make recommendations to the city superintendent regarding supplemental funding sources such as grants, loans and donations as related to parks and recreational programming.

    B. The committee shall study, investigate, counsel, develop, update and administer a written plan annually for the upkeep, repair and replacement of city parks and the city swimming pool.  The written plan shall contain advisement and suggestions regarding recreational programs for the city including but not limited to baseball, softball, soccer, golf and swimming.

    C. The committee shall coordinate with the city superintendent to ensure this article and other city ordinances which pertain to parks and recreation are enforced.

    D. The committee shall keep an updated inventory of park and recreation equipment.

    E. The committee, when requested by the City Council, shall consider, investigate, make findings, report and recommend upon any special matter or question coming within the scope of its work.  (Ord. No. 03-02, 4/8/03)

 

SECTION 2-403:  OPERATION

    The committee shall choose its own officers, make its own rules and regulations and keep a record of minutes of its proceedings.  A majority of the members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of conducting business.  Meetings will be open to the public and notice of meetings shall be published pursuant to the Open Meetings Act.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§84-1408, 84-1412) (Ord. No. 03-02, 4/8/03)

 

SECTION 2-404:  PARKS; DUTIES OF CITY SUPERINTENDENT

 

    All city parks shall be operated and maintained under the supervision of the city superintendent.  He or she shall have supervision over all employees concerning the maintenance of the city parks and they shall perform their duties under his or her supervision.  The city superintendent shall see to the enforcement of all ordinances relating to the city parks and shall enforce all other rules relating to their use.

 

SECTION 2-405:  PARKS; AMUSEMENTS AND GAMES

 

    No amusement or game for which a charge is made shall be conducted in any city park without the written consent of the city superintendent; and such amusements or games must be conducted in accordance with all ordinances pertaining thereto.

 

SECTION 2-406:  parks; CARE OF PROPERTY; CONDUCT PROHIBITED

 

    No person in a city park shall:

 

    A. Willfully mark, deface, disfigure, injure, tamper with, displace or remove any building, bridge, table, bench, fireplace, railing, fence, paving or paving material, water line or other public utility or part thereof, sign or notice, placard, monument, stake, post or other boundary marker, or any other structure, equipment, facility or park property whatsoever, either real or personal.

 

    B. Fail to cooperate in maintaining restrooms and washrooms in a neat and sanitary condition.  No person over five years of age shall use any restroom or washroom designated for the opposite sex.

 

    C. Throw, discharge or otherwise place or cause to be placed in the water of any fountain, pond, lake, stream or other body of water in or adjacent to any city park or any tributary, stream, storm sewer or drain going into said waters any substance, liquid or solid, which will or may result in the pollution of said waters.

 

    D. Have brought in or dump, deposit or leave any bottles, broken glass, ashes, paper, boxes, cans, dirt, rubbish, waste, garbage, refuse or other trash.  No such refuse or trash shall be placed in any waters in or contiguous to any city park or left anywhere on the grounds thereof but shall be placed in the proper receptacles, where receptacles are provided; and where receptacles are not provided, all such refuse or trash shall be carried away by the person responsible for its presence and properly disposed of elsewhere.  No person shall commit any waste on or litter the municipal parks or other public grounds.

 

    E. Maliciously or willfully cut down, injure, or destroy any tree, plant, or shrub.  It shall be unlawful for any person to injure or destroy any sodded or planted area or injure or destroy any building, structure, equipment, fence, bench, table, or any other property of the city parks and recreational areas.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§17-563, 28-523)

 

SECTION 2-407:  PARKS; HOURS OF OPERATION

 

    A. Minors under the age of 16 years are not allowed in the city parks from the hours of 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.  The city parks shall be open to the public during such hours as the mayor and council shall from time to time set by resolution.  It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, other than city personnel conducting city business, to occupy or be present in a city park during any hours in which the park is not open to the public.  Any section or part of a city park may be declared closed to the public by the city superintendent at any time and for any interval of time, either temporarily or at regular or stated intervals.

    B. The dates and hours for public swimming shall be as set by resolution of the mayor and council; provided, the city superintendent and/or pool manager may close the swimming pool during inclement weather, where unsanitary water conditions exist, or for special events.

 

SECTION 2-408:  PARKS; GROUP EVENTS; PERMIT

    Whenever any group, association or organization desires to use any city park facilities for any particular purpose, such as picnics, parties or theatrical or other entertainment performances, a representative of the group, association or organization shall first obtain a permit from the city superintendent for said purposes.  The mayor and City Council may adopt an application form to be used by the city superintendent for such purposes.  The city superintendent shall grant the application if it appears that the group, association or organization will not interfere with the general use of the park by individual members of the public and if the group, association or organization meets all other conditions contained in the application.

 

SECTION 2-409:  PARKS; PICNICS

 

    A. No person in a city park shall picnic or lunch in a place other than those designated for that purpose.  Any city official or employee shall have the authority to regulate the activities in such areas when necessary to prevent congestion and to secure the maximum use for the comfort and convenience of all.  All persons shall comply with any direction given to achieve this end.

 

    B. No person in a city park shall use any area or any of the buildings or structures therein for the purpose of holding picnics to the exclusion of other persons nor shall any person use such area or facilities for an unreasonable time if the facilities are crowded.

 

    C. No person using a city park for picnicking or lunching shall leave a picnic area before any barbeque fire is completely extinguished and all refuse or trash has been placed in the proper receptacles, where receptacles are provided.  Where receptacles are not provided, all such refuse or trash shall be carried away by the person responsible for its presence and properly disposed of elsewhere.