ARTICLE V


RECREATION DISTRICT NO. 4


SEC.

16-051.00 Created; Boundaries; Governing Board


    (a) There is hereby created St. Tammany Parish Recreation District No. 4, the boundaries of which shall be the entire Seventh Ward of the Parish as it existed on May 5, 1977.
(Ord. No. 81-238, adopted 07/23/81)

SEC.

16-052.00 Board Of Commissioners - Qualifications Of Members


    The Board of Commissioners shall be comprised of seven (7) members. There shall be six (6) members nominated and appointed by the Parish Council. There shall be one (1) member nominated and appointed by the Parish President. Appointees thereto must be registered voters and residents of the Seventh Ward of this Parish as a condition precedent to their appointments and to maintain membership thereon. (Ord. No. 81-238, adopted 07/23/81; Ord. No. 00-0157, adopted 06/01/2000)


EDITORIAL NOTATION: Ord. No. 81-238, adopted July 23, 1981, repealed former sections of this Article which said sections were derived from Ord. No. 712, adopted May 5, 1977; Ord. No. 721, adopted May 31, 1977; and Ord. No. 792, adopted February 16, 1978.

SEC.

16-053.00 Same - Terms Of Members; Filling Of Vacancies


    (a) Members of the Board of Commissioners shall serve terms to expire December 31, 2003.
(Ord. No. 00-0157, adopted 06/01/2000)

SEC.

16-054.00 Powers, Duties, Functions


    The St. Tammany Parish Recreation District No. 4 is vested with all powers, duties and functions vested in it pursuant to provisions of Louisiana Revised Statutes 33:4562 through 33:4566 as now adopted or as may from time to time hereinafter be amended. (Ord. No. 81- 238, adopted 07/23/81)

SEC.

16-055.00 Domicile


    The domicile of the district created herein shall be the Bayou Lacombe Junior High School. (Ord. No. 81-238, adopted 07/23/81)

SEC.

16-056.00 John Davis Park, Henry Keller Field, Main Street Boat Launch Rules & Regulations


Hours of Operation:

    a)     All parks and recreational facilities shall be open only during the following hours:

        1)     between 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. during the months of March through October;

        2)     between 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. during the months of November through February.
    2.     Any person may apply to Recreation District No. 4 for a permit authorizing usage of a park or recreational facility for certain specified hours during the periods the facilities are otherwise closed.

    3.     Hours of closure shall not apply to parish or district-sponsored events in progress at closing time, and shall be delayed until such time as the event is complete.

    4.     The Parish and Recreation District No. 4 are authorized to close any park or recreational facility for repairs, renovations, construction or other good cause at any time.

Glass Beverage Containers and Alcoholic Beverages:

    A.     It shall be unlawful for any person to possess any type of glass beverage container or to discard a glass container in any park or recreational facility.
        
    B.     With the exception of beer and wine coolers, no alcoholic beverages shall be permitted in any park or recreational facility at any time. It shall be unlawful for any person to remain in a park or recreational facility while in an intoxicated condition.



    C.     The parish and Recreation District No. 4 may further permit or restrict the possession and use of alcoholic beverages at specific locations, or for specific events, as they deem necessary.

    D.     The sale of alcoholic beverages is allowed only by authorized permit issued by the parish or Recreation District No. 4. When so authorized, such sale shall comply with all other applicable laws and ordinances including, but not limited to, Chapter 3 of this Code and applicable state laws.
    
Dogs To Be Leashed; Stray Animals In General:

    It shall be unlawful for any person to permit any dog to pass over or stray into any park or recreational facility unless tied to a leash not exceeding six (6) feet in length and under the control of a responsible person, or to permit any other animal to pass over or stray into any park or recreational facility.

Firearms, Weapons, and Explosives:

    No person shall bring, or have in his possession, any firearm, weapon, or explosives into any park or recreational facility, except when specifically permitted. This section shall not apply to the display of fireworks under parish or district authority, nor to duly authorized law enforcement agents on bonafide assignments.

Traffic Control and Parking:

    No person shall cause or permit the obstruction of traffic, by vehicle or otherwise, in any park, or any park street, or public street adjacent to any park or recreational facility.

    Parking shall be in designated areas only. It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or propel any bicycle, motorcycle, automobile, go-cart, or other vehicle in any park or recreational facility except on regular roads designated for such use.

Unlawful Assemblies:

    Persons shall not collect in parks or recreational facilities in bodies or crowds for unlawful purposes or in a manner annoying or disturbing to others.

Penalty and Enforcement:

    Except where state law or parish ordinance supercedes and provides for more stringent penalties, any person violating the provisions of this section shall be subject to a fine of not more than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or imprisonment in the parish jail for not more than ten (10) days, or both, in the discretion of the court.

    Enforcement of this section shall be by the Parish Sheriff's Office and employees of Recreation District No. 4.
(Ord. 00-0189, adopted 08/03/2000)


SECS. 16-055.01 - 16-060.99 Reserved.