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Park Rules & Regulations


SECTION 1: PURPOSE. The purpose of this ordinance is to adopt the following general rules and regulations for the government and protection of park lands in the Town of Glenville, and to provide for the enforcement thereof, as listed below...

Maalwyck Park
Indian Meadows Park
Sanders Preserve
Mohawk-Hudson Bike/Hike Trail
Lock 8 Fishing Access Site
Freemans Bridge Boat Launch

All persons using park land are expected to conduct themselves in a decent and respectable manner; to not infringe upon the rights of others; to obey all park regulations; and to apply common sense and consideration for others in all of their actions.

SECTION 2: BICYCLES AND HORSES. Bicycle riding and horseback riding are permitted except as restricted by designation. Horseback riders are required to remove their animal droppings from trails and public areas.

SECTION 3: CONCESSIONS. No person may sell anything on park land unless a permit is obtained from the Town Clerk, after review and approval of the Town Board.

SECTION 4: DOGS AND PETS. All dogs and pets must be confined to the immediate area of the owner and restrained by a leash or similar restraint, in such a manner as to not disturb or endanger other park users. Owners are required to pick up their animal droppings.

SECTION 5: LITTERING. Littering of any paper, trash or other waste is prohibited. Litter shall be placed in receptacles provided or must be removed from park property. It shall be limited to materials accumulated during use of the area. Glass containers of any kind are prohibited. Recycling is required per local law specifications.

SECTION 6: FIREARMS. No firearms of any kind, air rifles and pistols, slingshots, bows and arrows, or similar items are permitted to be used or carried on park land with the exception of the Sanders Preserve. A seasonal hunting permit issued by the Town is required for the use of firearms (or longbow) for the purpose of hunting only in designated areas of the Sanders Preserve. To obtain a permit:
A. The Town Clerk shall issue a permit to hunt in the Sanders Preserve upon the presentation of a valid hunting license issued by the State of New York.
B. The Town of Glenville permit shall be valid for the same length of time as the hunting license presented to the Town Clerk.
C. There shall be no fee for the issuance of a permit to a taxpayer of the Town of Glenville. A non-taxpayer of the Town of Glenville shall pay a fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.).

SECTION 7: TRAPPING. Trapping is prohibited on all park lands.

SECTION 8: FIRES. Fires may be built only in fireplaces provided or by permit. Wood for fuel must be brought in by user unless fuel wood is provided for use in picnic areas. No wood may be taken from trees still ground attached. A permit to build a fire not in a fireplace must be obtained from the local fire company having jurisdiction in that area.

SECTION 9: HOURS. The normal time for opening and closing park facilities for general use shall coincide with sunrise and sunset, except for those areas designated for evening recreation by the Town Board and for use by permit, secured in advance, for other areas.
Night fishing is only allowed at the Lock 8 Fishing Access Site, after normal park hours, with a permit issued by the Town.
SECTION 10: MOTOR VEHICLES. No motorized recreational vehicles such as snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and off-road motorcycles are allowed on park lands. Parking of passenger vehicles is limited to regular parking areas especially provided and designated for that purpose only. Passenger and maintenance vehicles are restricted to speeds not in excess of 15 miles per hour on roads within boundaries of park lands.

SECTION 11: PERMITS. A permit will be required in each of the following circumstances:
A. Use of park land by any group of 25 or more persons, whether organized or not.
B. For reservation of picnic areas, baseball and softball and soccer fields, or any park facility.
C. For any individual or group overnight stay.
D. For night fishing at the Lock 8 Fishing Access Site.
E. For seasonal hunting in the Sanders Preserve.

All permits shall be issued by the Town Clerk pursuant to such rules and regulations not inconsistent with this ordinance, which shall from time to time be adopted by the Town Board. As subject to amendment of such rules and regulations, all permits shall be issued by the Town Clerk, after approval by the Park Department; and if such approval is not granted by either department, the application shall be forwarded to the Town Board for disposition.
SECTION 12: USE OF FACILITIES IN PARK LANDS. All park facilities, plants, animals, and natural features shall not be damaged, disturbed or destroyed. No unauthorized construction shall occur. No golfing is permitted on any park property.

SECTION 13: ENFORCEMENT. Any person guilty of any violation of any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be punished by a Town Justice, by a fine not to exceed Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250.00) or, in default of payment of such fine, by imprisonment not exceeding thirty (30) days.

SECTION 14: SEVERABILITY. If any clause, sentence, paragraph or section of this ordinance shall be judged to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder of this ordinance, but shall be confined in its operation to the part thereof directly involved in the litigation in which said judgment shall have been rendered.

SECTION 15: EFFECTIVE DATE. This ordinance shall take effect immediately. Adopted November 6th, 1996