City Ordinances

ARTICLE 1. CITY PARKS

12–101. CITY LAWS EXTENDED TO PARK.

The laws of the city shall extend to and cover all city parks. (Code 2012)

12–102. POLICE JURISDICTION OVER PARKS.

The city shall have police regulations governing any public parks belonging to the city and any designated law enforcement officers for the city shall have full power to enforce city laws governing city parks and shall maintain order therein. (Code 2012)

12-103. DAMAGING PARK PROPERTY.

It shall be unlawful for any person, except duly authorized city employees, to willfully or wantonly remove, injure, tarnish, deface or destroy any building, walk, bench, tree or improvement or property of any kind belonging to any park owned by the city. (Code 2012)

12-104. DANGEROUS WEAPONS NOT ALLOWED.

(a) Except as provided in subsection (b), it shall be unlawful for any person to carry or have in his or her possession any firearm or dangerous weapon or to shoot or discharge the same within the limits of any city parks.

(b) The provisions of subsection (a) above shall not apply to duly authorized law enforcement officers in the performance of official duty or Concealed carry permitees. – (Code 2012)

12-105. VEHICLE REGULATIONS.

(a) Motor vehicles, including any vehicle licensed to operate on public streets, roads and highways and motorbikes, gocarts, snowmobiles and other motorized off-the-road vehicles shall be operated in a safe and prudent manner at all times in park areas.

(b) Except as provided in subsection (d), it shall be unlawful for any person to park any motor vehicle in any area not designated for such purpose.

(c) Except as provided in subsection (d), it shall be unlawful for any person to operate any motor vehicle within any city park except upon roads, drives and parking areas established by the city.

(d) Subsections (b) and (c) above shall not apply to authorized city employees while engaged in the maintenance and care of the park.

(e) It shall be unlawful to operate any such vehicle in any park area at a speed in excess of 20 m.p.h. (Code 2012)

12-106. HUNTING.

It shall be unlawful for any person to pursue, catch, trap, maim, kill, shoot or take any wildlife, either bird or animal, in any manner at any time while in any city park. (Code 2012)

12-107. FIRES.

It shall be unlawful for any person to build or kindle any fire in any city park except in the ovens, stoves, or grills provided for that purpose by the city, and such fire must be extinguished by the person, persons or parties starting such fire, immediately after use thereof. (Code 2012)

12-108. CAMPING PROHIBITED.

Overnight camping is hereby prohibited in city parks except where posted. (Code 2012)

12–109. SANITATION.

All waste material, paper, trash, rubbish, tin cans, bottles, containers, garbage and refuse of any kind whatsoever shall be deposited in disposal containers provided for such purposes. No such waste or contaminating material shall be discarded otherwise. No sticks, stones, trash or other objects shall be thrown or discarded in or on any park lands, fountains, pools, drinking fountains, sanitary facilities, or other improvements. (Code 2012)

12-110. PROHIBITION AGAINST ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND CEREAL MALT BEVERAGES.

It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to use, consume or have on the premises of any park or other city property within the city any alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage, except within the confines of city shelter houses. (Code 2012)

12-111. PRESERVATION OF NATURAL STATE.

It shall be unlawful for any person, except duly authorized city employees, to take, injure, or destroy any live or dead tree, shrub, or flower, or otherwise interfere with the natural state of city parks. (Code 2012)

12–112. GENERAL REGULATIONS.

The city may post such rules and regulations, as are approved by the governing body, pertaining to the use of the city parks in a conspicuous place in each city park. Violations of these posted rules shall constitute a violation of this code. (Code 2012)

ARTICLE 2. FISHING LICENSES AND REGULATIONS

12–201. COMPLIANCE WITH STATE LAW.

It shall be unlawful for any person to fish in the New Strawn City Park except in strict compliance with the laws of the State of Kansas, the rules and regulations of the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission, and unless such person has on his or her person a valid fishing license issued under State law if required. (Code 2012)

12–202. CITY FISHING LICENSES.

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to fish in the New Strawn City Park unless he or she has a valid fishing license issued by the city on his or her person.

(b) The license fee is hereby fixed at $2.00 for any persons under 16 years of age, and $5.00 for any persons over 16 years of age. Licenses issued shall be valid only during the calendar year in which issued. No license shall be assignable or transferable, and no license fee shall be prorated or refundable. For any persons residing outside the boundaries of USD 244, an annual permit shall be issued for any persons under 16 years of age at $4.00, and for any persons over 16 years of age at $10.00; a three (3) day permit shall be issued for any persons under 16 years of age at $1.00, and for any persons over 16 years of age at $3.00. (Ord. 98-6)

(c) Any person purchasing a license between January 1 and May 1 shall additionally purchase a trout stamp for a fee of $2.00 for any person under 16 years of age and $5.00 for any person over 16 years of age. Each trout stamp shall be valid from January 1 to May 1 of the calendar year. Any person desiring such license or stamp shall apply therefore to the city clerk, exhibit his or her State license if one is required by State law and pay the required license fee. Each license and stamp shall be validated by the signature of the licensee, and shall not be altered, assigned or transferred. Any person fishing during a designated time period without a trout stamp shall be subject to a fine of $25.00 with each time being a separate and independent offense. (Ord. 94-2)

(d) Notwithstanding the previous paragraph, the Governing Body may designate such other places upon which individuals may acquire such city fishing licenses upon such terms and conditions as the Governing Body, in it discretion, may deem advisable. Upon such designation, the city clerk shall provide such establishment a supply of city licenses for issuance and shall receive accountings from such establishment for any licenses issued and fees remitted. Any business establishment so designated may charge a handling fee of $0 in excess of that set herein for the issuance of such licenses. (Ord. 99-4)

(e) The holder of any such fishing licenses shall, upon demand, exhibit the same to any law enforcement official.

12–203. LENGTH LIMITS.

It shall be unlawful to remove from the pond at the New Strawn City Park any channel catfish less than 15 inches in length, any largemouth bass less than 21 inches in length or any sunfish (bluegill, green sunfish) less than 8 inches in length. Any fish in such categories caught or otherwise obtained by any persons fishing in such pond shall be immediately returned to the pond. Total fish length is defined as the length measured from the tip of the snout to the end of the tail with mouth closed and the tail lobes pressed together. (Ord. 99-5)

12-204. DAILY CREEL LIMITS.

(a) A creel limit is defined as the maximum total number of a species that can be taken per person in a calendar day.

(1) Channel Catfish over 15 inches – 2

(2) Large mouth bass over 21 inches – 2

(3) Wiper over 18 inches —

(4) sunfish and crappie – 5

(b) A year creel limit is defined as the maximum total number of a species that can be taken per person in a calendar year.

(1) Channel Catfish over 15 inches – 20

(2) Large mouth bass over 21 inches – 20

(3) Wiper over 18 inches – 50

(4) Sunfish and crappie — 50

(c) It shall be unlawful for any person fishing in the pond in the New Strawn City Park to exceed their daily or yearly creel limits.

(d) Each violation may be punishable by a fine not to exceed $500 and revocation of the violator’s city fishing license. (Ord. 2005-10)

12-205. MISCELLANEOUS REGULATIONS.

It shall be unlawful for any person to have place, or use in the pond in the New Strawn City Park any unauthorized boats or vessels, to set any lines, including any bank lines or limb lines, or to seine. Any person fishing in such pond shall not use live bait, such as fish, salamanders, crawdads, or frogs. Worms are allowed. Any person fishing in such pond shall fish by use of a fishing pole and shall remain in attendance of their fishing poles. Maximum number of poles per person shall be two. (Ord. 94-9)

ΤΑΒLΕ ΟF CΟΝΤΕΝΤS

CHAPTER I. ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER II. ANIMAL CONTROL AND REGULATION

CΗΑΡΤΕR III. BEVERAGES

CΗΑΡΤΕR IV. BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTION

CΗΑΡΤΕR V. BUSINESS REGULATIONS

CHAPTER VI. ELECTIONS

CΗΑΡΤΕR VII. FIRE

CΗΑΡΤΕR VIII. HEALTH AND WELFARE

CΗΑΡΤΕR IX. MUNICIPAL COURT

CΗΑΡΤΕR X. POLICE (RESERVED)

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CΗΑΡΤΕR XI. PUBLIC OFFENSES

CΗΑΡΤΕR XII. PUBLIC PROPERTY

CΗΑΡΤΕR XIII. STREETS AND SIDEWALKS

CΗΑΡΤΕR XIV. TRAFFIC

CΗΑΡΤΕR XV. UTILITIES

CΗΑΡΤΕR XVI. ZONING AND PLANNING

APPENDIX A. CHARTER ORDINANCES

APPENDIX B. FRANCHISES