CHAPTER XV. PARKS AND RECREATIONCHAPTER XV. PARKS AND RECREATION\ARTICLE 2. PUBLIC CONDUCT IN PARKS

It shall be unlawful for any person to be or remain in any public park within or belonging to the city after the hour of 11:00 p.m. and before the following 6:00 a.m., except within an area designated for overnight camping.

(Code 1971, § 17-6; Ord. No. 2001-2806, § 2, 7-3-2001)

It shall be unlawful for any person to permit any animal to be pastured or hitched or to run at large in any public park.

(Code 1971, § 17-7)

(a)   Generally. The governing body has considered and deemed it advisable to regulate long-term parking of vehicles, including trailers and recreational vehicles in Airport Park. Parking spaces for trailers and recreational vehicles in the Airport Park are intended primarily for the use of traveling public, for periods of time not to exceed seven days continuously, except in hardship situations. Only one such permit shall be granted during any 60-day period to any particular applicant or with respect to any particular vehicle.

(b)   Definitions. The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this section, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this subsection, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

“Airport Park” means the park described in section 15-106, and the tract of land described therein.

“Permit” means any permit issued under this section.

“Recreational vehicle” and “RV” mean any vehicle, which is so designed and constructed to permit occupancy thereof as sleeping quarters for one or more persons, and so designed that it is or may be mounted on wheels and used as a conveyance on highways and streets, propelled or drawn by its own or other motive power.

(c)   Prohibited acts. It shall be unlawful for any person to:

(1)   Park or leave unattended for longer than 24 hours any vehicle or recreational vehicle at any location in Airport Park without a valid written permit;

(2)   Fail to post any permit issued as provided in this section; or

(3)   Fail to forthwith remove any vehicle or recreational vehicle from Airport Park if no valid permit is secured, or upon termination or revocation of a permit.

(d)   Permit. Persons may, by written permit issued by the city clerk or city clerk’s designee, park recreational vehicles only on concrete or asphalt pads constructed specifically for such parking. Such pads shall be reserved for recreational vehicle parking, and shall be limited to a period not to exceed seven days continuously. The permit shall be on a form provided by the city. A permit’s duration shall be set forth on its face, identifying the beginning date and ending date. The permit shall be conspicuously posted on the recreational vehicle so that it is readily observable from the recreational vehicle’s exterior. It shall be affixed to either the lower right or left corner of the windshield of the RV or to the main entry door.

(e)   Hardship permits. In extraordinary situations, involving emergencies or similar hardships, the nature and extent of which shall be reported to the city clerk, where substantial hardship would result to an applicant if an extension of time were not granted, the city clerk may issue a hardship permit for parking of recreational vehicles for one additional period not to exceed 30 days continuously. Only one such hardship permit shall be granted during any calendar year. Such hardship permit shall also be conspicuously posted as provided in subsection (d) of this section.

(f)   Revocation of permit. A permit may be revoked at any time for a violation of any city ordinance, state law or federal law.

(Code 1971, § 23-81; Ord. No. 2007-2931, §§ 1, 2, 3-7-2007)

It shall be unlawful for any person to be or remain in the city park in the City of Concordia at any time during the period beginning April 28, 2008, and continuing through May 5, 2008, or at any time during the period beginning April 27, 2009, and ending May 4, 2009, except as permitted by Cloud County Convention and Tourism.

(Ord. No. 2008-2955, § 1, 3-19-2008)