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City of Mountain Iron, Minnesota

02-00 Parks




SECTION 1   DEFINITIONS.         For the purpose of this Ordinance the terms shall have the meanings given them:

Subd. 1            Public Park. The term “public park” shall mean a parcel of land in the City of Mountain Iron now or hereafter owned or controlled by the City and dedicated or designated as park land and/or recreation area or as may otherwise be designated by the City Council from time to time.

SECTION 2   LIMITATIONS OF HOURS OF USE.      It shall be unlawful for any person or organization, other than an officer serving the City of Mountain Iron enter directly or indirectly, to use, occupy or pass through or on any Public Park in the City of Mountain Iron between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 o’clock a.m. or as otherwise posted.

SECTION 3   MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATION.           It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or park any motor vehicle within a Public Park except upon roadways or other designated locations therein.

SECTION 4   DISTURBANCES.    It shall be unlawful for any person or groups of persons to conduct themselves in any way that shall disturb or adversely affect any other person’s peaceful enjoyment of the Public Parks.

SECTION 5   FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES.  No person shall discharge firearms, air rifles, B.B. guns, sling shots, explosives or fireworks in or about any Public Park in the City of Mountain Iron. Exceptions are allowed for special events, permission must be granted through City Law Enforcement and/or Chapter 17 -Special Events of the City Code.

SECTION 6   ENFORCEMENT.    Park Director or his designee and all on duty law enforcement officers are thereby charged with the duty of removing and evicting any person from any Public Park, thereby for violation of any City Ordinance or State Statute.

SECTION 7   CAMPING.    No overnight camping is permitted in any park except in areas designated by the Director of Parks and Recreation.

SECTION 8   SANITATION.          It is unlawful for any person to dispose of garbage, refuse, sewage or trash of any kind except in designated receptacles.  It is unlawful to clean fish except in designated areas.

SECTION 9   VANDALISM.           The destruction, alteration, injury or removal of any real or personal property of the City, including but not limited to trees or vegetation, whether living or dead, ruins, relics, building or geological formation is strictly prohibited.

SECTION 10 CONCESSIONS.       It is unlawful for any person to engage in or solicit business of any nature whatsoever within a Public Park or recreation area without proper City permits or licenses.

SECTION 11 GLASS CONTAINERS.       It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, association or corporation to take into, possess, or maintain within any Public Park any glass container.

SECTION 12 RECREATIONAL AREAS.            All interested persons wishing to use ball fields, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, etc., on a seasonal basis must request reservations for such use from Park and Recreation Director or designee.  Any recreational areas not reserved may be used on a first-come basis.

SECTION 13 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.         In a Public Park, it is unlawful to have in your possession any intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating container larger than 32 ounces without a permit.

Subd. 1.           A special permit for keg beer must be applied for at least one week in advance with the Parks and Recreation Director.

SECTION 14 FIRES.           Fires are permitted only in fireplaces or fire rings provided in designated areas and shall be extinguished when unattended, personal portable grills excepted.

SECTION 15 PETS. All pets must be kept on a leash and confined to the designated pet exercise areas. The owner or person responsible for any animal, which leaves droppings on the premises, shall be responsible to remove the droppings immediately.

SECTION 16 RULES AND REGULATIONS.      Rules and regulations governing the use of the West Two Rivers Campground are part of this Ordinance as if fully contained herein.

SECTION 17 INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES. Any inconsistent Ordinances or parts thereof are hereby repealed and replaced with the provisions of this Ordinance.

SECTION 18 CITY CODE. This Ordinance shall be incorporated into the Mountain Iron City Code as Chapter 44 Parks.

SECTION 19 EFFECTIVE DATE. This Ordinance shall become effective according to State Statute.






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