Ordinance Series 2011
Ordinance No. 11-17
Ordinance to Amend
Of the Code of Emmitsburg
Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places
Be It Enacted and Ordained by the
Board of Commissioners of the Town of Emmitsburg,
Maryland that Chapters
and 12.20.110 of the Emmitsburg
Municipal Code be, and it hereby is, amended as follows:
The amended section of this
regulation reads as follows with new language designated
by being in BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS, and language
being deleted designated by being
– Rules and regulations for Emmitsburg’s parks and
and firearms are prohibited in Emmitsburg’s park and
recreation areas. Firearms will be confiscated by any
law enforcement officers.
Parks. Emmitsburg's parks are closed from one-half hour
after sunset to six a.m.
prohibited at Emmitsburg's parks.
Enterprises. No person may sell, offer for sale, hire,
or lease or let out merchandise without a town permit.
prohibited at Emmitsburg's parks. Lighted matches,
cigars, and cigarettes shall be properly extinguished.
The community center facilities are smoke-free. It is
the responsibility of the applicant to make sure that
smoking is not allowed during your occupancy of this
Advertising. No signs, notice or noise shall be made to
attract attention to any kind of exhibition without
permission from the town.
A permit can be
obtained for a temporary advertising sign, four feet
in height and eight feet in width to be placed along
the outfield fence of a ballfield. Sign material may
be vinyl, plastic or wood (not to exceed one-half inch
in thickness). The permit for such sign shall be valid
for the ball season only. Signs will be placed by the
town's maintenance crew, and will be removed within
ten days from the end of the season.
Permits for said signs
are obtained through Emmitsburg's zoning
Fee. This nonrefundable fee of twenty-five dollars
($25.00) recovers some costs associated with the
additional benefits provided to the user
group. Make all checks
payable to: Town of Emmitsburg, at 300 A. South Seton
Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727
disturbing noises from a radio, music instrument, or
similar device are prohibited.
rubbish must be properly disposed of in receptacles
provided for that purpose. Any litter or discharge of
waste materials on the lands or waters of Emmitsburg's
parks is prohibited.
defacement, or disturbance of any buildings, signs,
ballfields, or public property and, except under permit,
the removal or destruction of any tree or other plant or
mineral is prohibited.
beverages are prohibited in Emmitsburg's parks and
recreation facilities, except by an existing established
bona fide community service organization. An
organization meeting the previously noted criteria may
qualify for a permit under the town's parks alcohol use
policy number P09-01 as adopted and or amended to use
alcoholic beverages, on a daily case by case basis by
the town. Said organization shall sign a use agreement
and be the responsible party for any such event.
dangerous substances are prohibited.
Conduct. No person may do obscene or indecent acts:
throw stones or other missiles; annoy people, interfere
with, encumber, obstruct or render dangerous any drive,
path, walk or public place; do any act that ends or
amounts to a breach of peace; climb upon any structure;
enter or leave a park except at established entrance
ways or exits; engage in, instigate, and/or encourage a
contention or fight, or assault a person.
must be within the designated areas, and vehicles must
not be parked in a manner which would impede traffic.
Drivers must obey all posted signs and operate their car
in a safe manner.
All-terrain vehicles are prohibited in all recreation
prohibited from all ballfield areas. Seeing-eye dogs are
excepted. No animal may be brought upon park property
unless it is on a leash and is at all times entirely
within the control of the person(s) bringing it upon the
park property. Person(s) bringing an animal upon park
property are responsible for immediate cleanup and
removal of the animal's defecation. Domestic animals
trespassing on park property may be impounded and shall
be treated in accordance with applicable state and
No person(s) shall catch, injure, destroy or interfere
in any way with any wildlife.
Detectors, Digging. Using metal detectors and/or digging
into the surface of park property is prohibited.
is prohibited except by a nonprofit organization which
has obtained a permit through Article 27 of the Maryland
prohibited on all Emmitsburg ballfields.
VIOLATION OF ANY OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL
BE A MUNICIPAL INFRACTION SUBJECT TO A FINE OF UP TO ONE
THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00).
PERSON(S) FOUND VIOLATING THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION
MAY, IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER APPLICABLE PENALTY, BE
ISSUED A “NO TRESPASS” LETTER BY THE TOWN OF
EMMITSBURG. THE ISSUANCE OF SUCH LETTER WILL BAN THE
VIOLATOR(S) FROM ENTRANCE TO OR USE OF THE PARKS OR
RECREATIONAL FACILITIES FOR A TERM OF NINETY (90) DAYS.
ANY PERSON WHO RECEIVES A “NO TRESPASS” LETTER MAY
APPEAL THAT ISSUANCE IN WRITING TO THE MAYOR AND BOARD
OF COMMISSIONERS WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS OF ITS
ISSUANCE. FAILURE OF THE PERSON TO APPEAR AT THE APPEAL
HEARING SHALL CONSTITUTE A FORFEITURE OF THE RIGHT TO
APPEAL. THE DECISION OF THE MAYOR AND BOARD OF
COMISSIONERS SHALL BE FINAL. ANY PERSON WHO VIOLATES
THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE “NO TRESPASS” LETTER
SHALL BE GUILTY OF A TRESPASS, WHICH SHALL BE A
MISDEMEANOR, AND UPON CONVICTION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A
FINE OF UP TO ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00) AND/OR
INCARCERATION FOR UP TO NINETY (90) DAYS.
(Ord. 00-10 (part): Ord.
96-12; Ord. 94-10 § 1; Ord. 93-10 § 1 (§ 9.00): prior
code Art. II § 16 (9.00)) (Ord. No. 08-12, 12-1-08; Ord.
No. 09-01, 3-2-09)
person(s) violating the provisions of this chapter and
policies adopted in accordance with this chapter may be
issued a civil citation and, upon conviction, be
punished by a fine up to one thousand dollars
($1,000.00) and/or imprisoned. Any person(s) violating
any federal, state, county, or local law ordinance in
force and applicable to park property, shall upon
conviction thereof, be punishable in accordance with the
applicable penalty provisions of the law or ordinance.
(Ord. 93-10 § 1 (§
1.04): prior code Art. II § 16 (1.04))
Section II. Be it Further Resolved, Enacted and
that this Ordinance shall take effect on the date on
which the Mayor approves the Ordinance after passing by
the Board of Commissioners or on the date on which the
Board of Commissioners pass the Ordinance over the veto
of the Mayor.
this 3rd day of October, 2011, by a vote of 5 for, 0
against, 0 absent, and 0 abstain.
By: /s/ Vickie Felix, Recording
Board of Commissioners
By: /s/ Christopher Staiger, President
Approved this 3rd day October, 2011
By: /s/ Donald Briggs, Mayor
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