No Removal of Timber – Exception by Written Order – Effective 4/13/2021
No timber in any City park shall be cut and removed from such City park, sold, or converted into lumber or building material; provided, however, that upon the express written order of the Board of Aldermen, duly entered upon the minutes of the Board of Aldermen, timber may be removed in accordance with said written order of the Board of Aldermen.
Operation of Motor Vehicles – Effective 4/13/2021
- As defined in Section 2, no motor vehicle shall be operated within the boundaries of any City park except upon park thoroughfares or in areas specially designated by the Board of Aldermen. This section shall not apply to authorized park maintenance, police, city or emergency vehicles. Further, motor vehicles may be operated where designated within an approved City campground which may be located within a City park in accordance with the rules and regulations of said campground.
(1) “Motor vehicle”: Any self-propelled vehicle not operated exclusively upon tracks;
(2) “Park thoroughfares”: Any City park road, intended for use by the general public and designated as such by the Board of Aldermen.
Domestic animals, how controlled — prohibited in buildings, exception — dog park, designated area – Effective 4/13/2021
- Except for the provisions of subsection 2 of this section, domestic household animals shall not be allowed in any City park unless restrained by a leash not longer than 10 feet held by some person or firmly affixed to some stationary object so as to prevent the animal from ranging at large. No domestic household or other animal shall be allowed inside any City park building under the control of either the City of Ironton resources or a concessionaire licensed by the City of Ironton unless permission is granted by the Board of Aldermen.
- The Board of Aldermen may designate a specified area within any City park to serve as a dog park or an off-leash area for domestic household animals.
Fireworks prohibited, exception – Effective 4/13/2021
- Fireworks, as defined in Section 2, of any type are prohibited within the boundaries of any City park except upon the written permission granted by the Board of Aldermen.
- “Fireworks” are defined as any composition or device for producing a visible, audible, or both visible and audible effect by combustion, deflagration, or detonation and that meets the definition of consumer, proximate, or display fireworks as set forth by 49 CFR Part 171 to end, United States Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulations;
Taking of wildlife prohibited, exception – Effective 4/13/2021
- No person shall pursue, catch, kill or take any wildlife, as defined in section 2 below, in any manner, or in any quantity or at any time or place within the boundaries of any City park, except by written provisions issued by the Board of Aldermen and in conformity with the published rules and regulations of the Missouri Department of Conservation.
- The word “wildlife” shall mean and include all wild birds, mammals, fish and other aquatic and amphibious forms, and all other wild animals, regardless of classification, whether resident, migratory or imported, protected or unprotected, dead or alive; and shall extend to and include any and every part of any individual species of wildlife.
Campground curfew, alcohol and tobacco use, and pet policies to be posted in high traffic area — owner may eject persons, when — person guilty of trespass, when — refund, when – Effective 4/13/2021
- For purposes of this section, the following terms shall mean:
(1) “Campground”: Any parcel or tract of land, including buildings and other structures, where five or more campsites are made available for use as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, travel, or seasonal use. The term “campground” shall also include recreational vehicle parks.
(2) “Campground owner”: The named lessee or party to a lease between the city and the owner or operator of a campground or an agent of such owner or operator.
- A campground owner shall post in a high traffic area on the campground or distribute to registered guests or visitors of the campground a written policy on campground curfew, alcohol use, tobacco use, and pet policy.
- A campground owner may eject a person from the campground and notify the appropriate local law enforcement authorities of any person who:
(1) Is not a registered guest or visitor of the campground;
(2) Remains on the campground beyond an agreed-upon departure time and date;
(3) Defaults in the payment of any lawfully imposed registration or visitor fee or charge, so as to assist in their removal from the campground;
(4) Creates a disturbance that denies other persons their right to quiet enjoyment of the campground necessary for the preservation of public peace, health, and safety; or
(5) Violates any federal, state, or local law.
- A person who remains on a campground after having been asked to leave by a campground owner for violating any of the provisions of subsection 3 of this section shall be guilty of trespass in the first degree under section 210.1060 of the Ironton Municipal
Code and subject to the penalties therein and may be removed summarily by the campground owner or a law enforcement officer.
- A person who is removed from a campground under subsection 4 of this section shall be entitled to a refund of the unused portion of any prepaid fees, less any amount otherwise owed to the campground owner or deducted for damages, which unused portion of prepaid fees may be prorated at a rate that is based upon the daily rate charged by the campground owner.
Damaging City park property – Effective 4/13/2021
- A person commits the offense of damaging City park property if he or she:
(1) Knowingly places or deposits waste paper, tin cans, bottles, or rubbish of any kind within a City park;
(2) Contaminates, in any manner, any spring, pool, or stream within a City park;
(3) Cuts, prunes, picks, defaces, or injures, in any manner, the flowers, trees, shrubs, or any other flora growing on the land or in the water of any City park except as performed or directed by authorized personnel of the City of Ironton; or
(4) Removes, injures, disfigures, defaces, or destroys an object of archaeological or historical value or interest within a City park except as performed or directed by authorized personnel of the City of Ironton.
- The offense of damaging City park property is an Ordinance violation, unless:
(1) Such damage creates a substantial risk of physical injury or property damage to another; or
(2) The defendant has previously been found guilty of a violation of this section or an offense committed in another jurisdiction which, if committed in this City, would be a violation under this section, in which case it is a class A misdemeanor.
Distribution of controlled substance in a protected location – Effective 4/13/2021
Any person who knowingly distributes, sells, or delivers any controlled substance, except 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid, to a person with knowledge that the distribution, delivery or sale is in, on or within 1,000 feet of the real property comprising a City park, shall be deemed to have committed the offense of distribution of a controlled substance in a protected area and shall be referred to law enforcement for prosecution, including but not limited to the offense of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance in a protected location, which may constitute a class A felony in accordance with Section 579.030 RSMo.
No Metal Detecting And Removal of Buried Objects – Exception by Written Order – Effective 11/15/2021
Metal detecting and removal of buried objects is prohibited in any City park; provided, however, that upon the express written order of the Board of Aldermen, duly entered upon the minutes of the Board of Aldermen, metal detecting and/or removal of buried objects may be performed in accordance with said written order of the Board of Aldermen.
Other Rules And Regulations As Posted At The Parks