(A)   Definitions.  For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
      PUBLIC PARK.  Any publicly owned or maintained land, which is designated by the town as a park or recreational facility.
      REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER.  An individual who is registered by any state or federal agency as a sex offender and whose name is published on any state or federal registered sex offender fisting, including but not limited to the sex offender registry established pursuant to G.S. Ch. 14, Art. 27A.
   (B)   Prohibited.  That the following prohibition shall apply: It shall constitute a general offense against this section for any person registered with the State of North Carolina or any other state or federal agency as a sex offender to knowingly enter into or on any public park which is owned, operated or maintained by the town.
   (C)   Penalty.  Any person found in violation of this section shall be subject to a fine of not less than $500 and 30 days in jail for each offense. Each entrance into a public park, regardless of the time period involved, shall constitute a separate offense of this section.
(Ord. passed 5-7-2009)