§ 11-6-4  COUNCIL TO ADOPT PARK RULES AND REGULATIONS.
   A.   Generally.  The Council may adopt by resolution rules and regulations regarding the use of city parks, as set forth in division B. of this section, which may be modified or changed from time to time, but the rules and regulations shall follow the generally accepted principles of good municipal park management.
   B.   Rules, regulations and charges.
   Rules, Regulations and Rental Charges for Use of Parks and Recreation Facilities and Special Event Permits
I.   Application priorities.
   a.   The primary use of municipal public recreation building and facilities is for activities of constructive recreational nature, organized and conducted by the Parks and Recreation Division.
   b.   City activities, city sponsored groups, and city agencies will have priority use of the facilities over other applications for the facility space. When conflict occurs, facility use permits held by non-sponsored groups may be canceled at the discretion of the Director of Parks and Recreation.
   c.   The application for use of Parks and Recreation facilities or special event vendor permits will be made at least one week prior to the anticipated use. This also means that rental charges must be paid at least one week before the anticipated use. If a deposit is required, the facility will not be considered reserved until the deposit is made.
   d.   Application shall be issued to responsible adults (over 21 years of age) only, who shall be in attendance when application is made.
II.   Approval/revocation, rules of conduct for activities.
   At the discretion of the Director of Parks and Recreation all activities may be required to be under competent, adult supervision, with the organization using the facility assuming full responsibility for any damage to the facility or equipment. If a Parks and Recreation Division employee is on duty, he or she shall exercise authority over the organization or its activities. If the adult supervision is inadequate, it shall be the responsibility of the recreation leader on duty to report same to the Parks and Recreation Division. Cleanup of the contracted area will be the responsibility of the user. The permit holder shall be charged on an hourly basis to pay for cleanup if it is necessary for the city to provide additional cleanup services.
   a.   All permits shall be immediately revocable by the Director of Parks and Recreation upon his or her determination that a violation of any rule of this code, or city ordinance or state statue has occurred. If notice of cancellation of a request is not received at the office of Parks and Recreation at least 48 hours prior to the date of the event, the permit holder may be held responsible for all charges at the discretion of the Director. Also, any person or persons guilty of violating any of the following provisions may be prohibited, at the discretion of the Director of Parks and Recreation, from future use of facilities.
   b.   No apparatus (scenery and the like), furniture, or equipment shall be moved into a Parks and Recreation facility unless special permission is granted in advance and so stated in the permit. The apparatus, furniture, or equipment (provided by the holder of the permit) shall be removed from the Parks and Recreation facility promptly after use and before 8:30 a.m. the following morning so there shall not be any interference with normal Parks and Recreation programs. Failure to comply may prohibit such groups from using facilities at a later date.
   c.   The organization using facilities shall indemnify the city for any and all damage to the facility by any person or persons attending the activity, and all liability and damages to any person for injuries, including death. When insurance is required by the Director of Parks and Recreation, the organization shall furnish to the City of Somerton a certificate of insurance naming the occurrence, and $100,000 property damage/each occurrence. Responsibility for loss, breakage, or need for repair of any piece of furniture, equipment, or portion of the facility of area rests solely with the person in charge (the individual signing the agreement) who shall report same to the Director of Parks and Recreation.
   d.   Building facilities and public park areas must be vacated by 11:00 p.m. unless permission is granted specifically in the permit. It is the responsibility of the permit holder to assure that this policy is administered. Programs shall be concluded on time to provide for cleanup and clearance of the facility as stated in the permit.
   e.   The following specific rules shall be observed while using any facility and the permit holder shall be held responsible for any loss or damage growing out of the violation.
      i.   The use of tobacco in any facility in any form is prohibited.
      ii.   Functions shall be confined to the specific part of the facility assigned to the permit holder.
   f.   Glass beverage containers are not permitted in any of the public parks or facilities.
   g.   Alcohol consumption is by permit only and may not be sold unless issued a state special liquor permit.
   h.   Amplified music without authorization is prohibited. The Somerton Noise Ordinance is strictly enforced.
   i.   Overnight camping without authorization is prohibited.
   j.   Ramada reservation is by permit only and is required for all city ramadas. The fee for ramada reservation will be set forth in the facility fee schedule set forth in division IV. below. All same-day reservations need to be completed before 12:00 p.m. noon on the day of the event; all weekend reservations need to be completed before Friday noon before the event. Key for the bathrooms can be picked up at the Police Station Deposit required (see fee schedule).
   k.   As determined by the City of Somerton Fire Department the total number of people admitted for any usage shall not exceed the seating capacity of the facility involved.
      i.   Senior Center:  150; and
      ii.   Community Center:  500.
   l.   All statutes and ordinances of the federal, state, county, and city shall be obeyed.
   m.   At the discretion of the Director of Parks and Recreation, a Parks and Recreation Staff Division employee may be required to be on duty when Parks and Recreation Division facilities are utilized. Employees shall be responsible to the Director of Parks and Recreation, paid by the Parks and Recreation Division, and no organization using Parks and Recreation facility shall make any payment to the employee. The Director of Parks and Recreation may require any person, group, or organization to reimburse the city for any expense incurred as direct result from an activity sponsored by the person, group, or organization within a recreational facility.
   n.   The use of city-owned special equipment shall be permitted only when operated by City of Somerton employees, or other persons specifically authorized in the permit. The special equipment must be returned in the condition it was found (with exception of normal wear), otherwise the user shall be responsible for repair or replacement charges.
   o.   No material of any kind shall be attached to any part of the facility or area without express written approval from the Director of Parks and Recreation.
   p.   If control personnel, parking attendant, and the like are necessary, such personnel shall be supplied by permit holder. The Director of Parks and Recreation shall specify when control personnel are necessary. Permit holders using city facilities for the purpose of social events or gatherings will be required to provide bonded security for their event. Proof that service has been contracted should be turned in at least 24 hours before the event at the Parks and Recreation Office on office days and hours. Security personnel must be uniformed, certified, and bonded.
   q.   Concession rights shall be reserved to the City of Somerton unless specifically stated otherwise in the permit.
   r.   No Parks and Recreation Division kitchen facility shall be used except as specifically outlined by the Parks and Recreation Division. The usual rental charge shall be consistent with actual cost incurred by the city. Facilities must be cleaned after use and approval inspection given.
   s.   Continuous use of facilities by clubs or enterprise shall be permitted through signed agreements, which may be re-issued annually by the City Council. No permit shall exceed a period of time of one year.
   t.   Permits having duration of less than 30 days may be issued by the Director of Parks and Recreation.
   u.   When an application for use of facilities has been approved by the Director of Parks and Recreation, the notification section shall contain the date, hours of usage, age of group, type of activity, anticipated number of participants, and contact person phone number.
   v.   No person shall make a false statement on any application as provided for in this article.
   w.   Control of lights, keys, locks, and locking of doors, gates and the like will be the responsibility of the permit holder when no Parks and Recreation employee or employees are in attendance.
   x.   Use of facility shall not include business or commercial activities except by special agreement with the Department.
   y.   All admissions fees and prices charged are subject to the approval of the Parks and Recreation Department.
III.   Groups classified.
   a.   Class A - City co-sponsored groups or city agencies.
      i.   The following organizations are exempt from rental fees during their season:
         1.   Somerton Yaqui Babe Ruth Baseball;
         2.   Somerton Youth Baseball League;
         3.   Somerton School District; and
         4.   El Diablito Club.
      ii.   The above may be supplemented or deleted by resolution of the City Council.
      iii.   Organizations that fall in the Class A group can be exempt from one-time rental fee by the Parks and Rec. Director with the authorization of City Manager.
   b.   Class B - Social. Private individuals or groups using facilities for the purpose of social gatherings or functions (weddings, receptions, religious groups, and the like).
   c.   Class C - Nonprofit. Groups or organizations using facilities whose purpose is clearly of a non-profit nature. This includes organizations that can demonstrate a Section 501C(3) exempt status from the IRS.
   d.   Class D - Commercial. Individuals, groups or organizations using facilities for raising money or whose purpose is clearly of a profit making status.
IV.   Facility fee schedule.
Facility
Class A
Class B
Class C
Athletic Fields
Facility
Class A
Class B
Class C
Athletic Fields
   Practice session
No Charge
No Charge
$15.00
   Lights per hour
No Charge
$10.00
$20.00
   Single game (per game)
No Charge
$15.00
$20.00
   Each additional game
No Charge
$5.00
$7.50
   Key deposit (bathrooms)
No Charge
$10.00
$10.00
Somerton Community Center
   Per game
No Charge
$10.00
$20.00
   Special event
No Charge
$300.00
$500.00
   Security deposit (6 hours)
At Request
$200.00
$200.00
   Setup of table and chairs
$30.00 (optional)
$30.00 (optional)
$30.00 (optional)
   Staff attendant
$8.00 (per hour)
$8.00 (per hour)
$8.00 (per hour)
Senior Center
No Charge
Not Available
Not Available
   Security deposit
At Request
Not Available
Not Available
Ramada Reservation
No Charge
$15.00
$20.00
   Key deposit (bathrooms)
$10.00
$10.00
$10.00
Special Event Charges
   Setup
$100.00
$100.00
$100.00
   Barricades (15)
$20.00
$20.00
$20.00
   Cleanup
$200.00
$200.00
$200.00
Barricade Service
   City street closure*
$50.00
$50.00
$50.00
   Setup
$40.00
$40.00
$40.00
   Cleanup
$40.00
$40.00
$40.00
Booth Space
   Food space (without electricity)
No Charge
$15.00
$15.00
   Food space (with electricity)
$10.00
$25.00
$25.00
   Hobbies/crafts/sales
No Charge
$15.00
$15.00
   Info/presentation space
No Charge
$10.00
$10.00
Somerton Heritage Pool**
   Session (3 hours) ***
No Charge
$75.00
$105.00
   Security/cleaning deposit
At Request
$100.00
$100.00
   Lights per hour
No Charge
$10.00
$20.00
   Pool supervisor
$8.00 (per hr)
$8.00 (per hr)
$8.00 (per hr)
   Lifeguard (1 per every 25 patrons)
$7.00 (per hr)
$7.00 (per hr)
$7.00 (per hr)
* Closure of Highway 95 is reserved for the following annual events: Greater Days Parade, Fiestas Patrias Parade, Red Ribbon Parade. Other events will be considered on an individual basis at the discretion of the Director of Parks and Recreation.
** Somerton Heritage Pool reservations are subject to availability. The pool is available for rental from May to September only.
*** Session fees listed are for residents only. The non-resident Class B rate is $100.00/session and the non-resident Class C rate is $150.00/session.
 
V.   Alcohol permit fees.
 
Permit
Class A
Class B
Class C
Individual/group permit
$10.00
$10.00
$10.00
 
(Res. 2007-040, passed 8-21-2007; Ord. 233, passed 2-18-1997; Ord. 2013-007, passed 12-17-2013)