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The Board of City Commissioners of the City of Ashland, in the interest of public safety and welfare, hereby declare the following activities to be prohibited within the confines of the Port of Ashland, Riverfront Park unless prior approval from the Ashland Board of City Commissioners has been obtained:
(A) No driver shall stop his vehicle in the roadway or in any way block or impede the flow of traffic on said roadway; nor shall any pedestrian impede the flow of traffic on said roadway.
(B) No vehicle shall be operated in the Port of Ashland, Riverfront Park, at a speed in excess of five (5) miles per hour.
(C) All automobiles and other vehicles entering the Port of Ashland, Riverfront Park, shall confine themselves strictly to the regular roadway through the park and shall not in any case drive on the paths, grass, or regular walkways through the park.
(D) No vehicle shall be parked upon the roadway within the Port of Ashland, Riverfront Park, except off the traveled portion of the road and within the parking spaces provided for said purpose.
(E) No person shall possess alcoholic beverages in an open container or a container with the seal or cap broken except as part of an approved special event permit which includes licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages in conjunction with the special event permit.
(F) Vendors who have been approved by the Board of City Commissioners to set up and sell within the confines of the Port of Ashland, Riverfront Park shall be restricted to the roadway, or other areas, as designated by direction of the Board of City Commissioners, Director of Parks and Recreation, or designees. In no event shall any vendor be permitted to park or leave standing his vehicle or concession stand upon any grassy area of the Port of Ashland, Riverfront Park.
(G) No individual or entity not on city business shall be permitted to park or remain standing a vehicle, trailer, camping trailer/tent, or similar structure upon any grassy area.
(H) Motor vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), recreational vehicles (RVs), golf carts, go carts and motorcycles, shall be confined to the paved roadway in the Port of Ashland, Riverfront Park, and designated parking areas. Power-assisted wheelchairs for the handicapped shall not be considered as motor vehicles under the terms of this subchapter.
(I) No person shall ride a skateboard or skates in the Port of Ashland, Riverfront Park.
(J) All motor vehicles not on city business shall park in designated parking areas, which shall be limited to paved or graveled surfaces.
(K) Any person, group, or organization who has received Board of City Commission approval to drive or pull a vehicle onto any grassy area of the park for the purpose of loading or unloading shall, without delay, remove the vehicle to a designated parking area. For enforcement purposes, it shall be a violation of this subchapter if no loading or unloading continues for more than 30 minutes.
(L) Public safety and service vehicles, when on necessary city business, shall have access to all areas of the Port of Ashland, Riverfront Park, but shall limit movement on grassy areas of the park to bona fide use, including public safety calls for service and park maintenance, and wherever possible, shall avoid driving over or parking upon grassy areas, if the task to be performed can be accomplished without the use of a motor vehicle.
(M) Parking within the park shall be limited to those persons using the park. Parking by persons working outside the park shall be prohibited.
(N) No person(s), group or organization shall engage in any activity for which fees or charges are made within the park, whether the moneys are collected at the park or other location. This prohibition shall not include any recognized special event which has been approved pursuant to the Special Event Ordinance. This prohibition shall not include work performed for or at the direction of the city.
(O) It shall be unlawful to throw, scatter, or discard any paper, filth, garbage, or other waste matter at any place in the Port of Ashland, Riverfront Park, except in the receptacles therein placed for that purpose.
(P) The use of inflatable playgrounds at the Port of Ashland, Riverfront Park, is prohibited unless prior approval from the Department of Parks and Recreation has been obtained.
(Q) Sponsored events on marine vessels docking at the Port of Ashland. It will be the responsibility of any commercial vessel to contact the Facility Securities Officer (FSO) of the Port of Ashland prior to docking for events. Contact shall be made no less than seven days prior to arriving. The FSO is designated as the Chief of Police and the assistant is the Field Operations Division Commander (Patrol Major). This contact will make arrangements for the necessary security measures to be put in place mandated by federal, state and local laws. The sponsor of the event will need to inform the vendor of the requirement to contact the FSO upon approval of the Board of City Commissioners.
(R) It is prohibited to camp or otherwise temporarily reside in the Port of Ashland, Riverfront Park, without prior written approval relating to a special event.
(Ord. 159, 2020, passed 11-20-20) Penalty, see § 96.99