Skip to code content (skip section selection)
(A) The City Council may close any area owned by the city and/or dedicated or designated as a public park, recreational area, greenbelt and/or preserve as it may deem necessary for the conservation and preservation of natural features or constructed facilities located therein.
(B) In the event of any condition presenting a threat to the health, safety, or welfare of the public, nearby household pets, or surrounding property, the Mayor is authorized to order any of the following temporary measures when reasonably necessary for protection against such hazard(s):
(1) Prohibit access to affected public land or buildings by persons or animals;
(2) Restrict the types of uses that may be made of affected public land or buildings;
(3) Arrange for the capture, removal, and/or euthanasia of domestic or wild animals located on public land.
(C) The Mayor shall report to the City Council any such measure ordered by the Mayor at the next City Council meeting for which there is sufficient notice pursuant to the Texas Open Meetings Act for the City Council to take up the matter (the "next available Council meeting".) Any measure so ordered by the Mayor shall cease to be in effect the day following the next available Council meeting unless the City Council approves the measure at such meeting.
(D) Conditions presenting a threat to the health, safety or welfare of the public may include but are not limited to the following:
(1) Imminent threats of attacks by coyotes or other wild animals;
(2) Imminent risk of wildfires;
(3) The presence of suspected armed or dangerous fugitives;
(4) Presence of environmental contaminants;
(5) A closure or restriction on use of public land pursuant to other applicable law.
(6) At the direction of the Sunset Valley Police Department due to any potential risk to public safety.
(Ord. 910716A, passed 7-16-1991; Ord. 130820, passed 8-20-2013; Ord. 17606-D, passed 6-6-2017)