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From Washington County Code Title 11, Section 11.08

11.08.070 - Promulgation of rules and regulations.

Upon the recommendation of the park director or park board, or upon its own motion, the board may, by resolution and order, promulgate rules and regulations pertaining to the administration and enforcement of this chapter and to carry out the purposes thereof, including, but not limited to, the following subjects:

  1. Fire prevention and control;

  2. Hunting;

  3. Use of firearms;

  4. Removal of plant life;

  5. Destruction of park facilities;

  6. Removal of rocks;

  7. Erection of signs;

  8. Digging in park areas;

  9. Sales of goods and services;

  10. Use of motor vehicles;

  11. Animals brought into park areas;

  12. Disposal of garbage;

  13. Making of unreasonable levels of noise;

  14. Horses;

  15. Abusive, threatening, boisterous, vile, obscene, or indecent language or conduct;

  16. Public demonstrations or mass gatherings;

  17. Overnight camping;

  18. Marine rules and regulations for the use of reservoirs and watershed areas;

  19. Violation procedures;

  20. Special uses and events;

  21. Fees; and

  22. Times and hours for park use.

(Ord. 304 § 5, 1985)

11.08.080 - Prohibited activities.

It shall be unlawful for any person:

A. To interfere with, hinder, molest or verbally abuse a park director or park officer while in the exercise of his duties;

B. To violate any rule and regulation adopted by the county pursuant to Section 11.08.070 of this chapter;

C. To park a vehicle in Hagg Lake Park unless the vehicle displays a parking permit issued by the county. No parking permit shall be required for a vehicle owned and operated by the United States, another state or a political subdivision thereof, a vehicle owned by this state or by any city, district or political subdivision thereof.

(Ord. 491 § 2(B) Exh. K (part), 1997: Ord. 304 § 6, 1985)

11.08.090 - Citation.

A county officer, as defined in the uniform citation ordinance, and a private citizen may issue a citation for violation of this chapter and the rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto. Citations shall conform to the requirements of the uniform citation ordinance, Chapter 1.08.

(Ord. 491 § 2(B) Exh. K (part), 1997)

11.08.100 - Citation—Other enforcement procedures not excluded.

The provisions of this chapter are in addition to and not in lieu of any other procedures and remedies provided by law, including equitable relief and damages.

(Ord. 491 § 2(B) Exh. K (part), 1997: Ord. 304 § 8(K), 1985)

11.08.110 - Park and water resources board.

The board may provide for a park and water resources board to advise the board as to matters pertaining to the acquisition, administration and use of park areas and shall provide for terms of office and directions of the park and water resources board.

(Ord. 491 § 2(B) Exh. K (part), 1997: Ord. 304 § 9, 1985)

11.08.120 - Conformity with law.

This chapter shall not be in any way a substitute for, nor eliminate the necessity for conformity with any and all laws or rules of the state or its agencies, or any ordinance, rule or regulation of the county.

(Ord. 491 § 2(B) Exh. K (part), 1997: Ord. 304 § 10, 1985)

11.08.130 - Board authority to contract with governmental agencies.

The board of county commissioners of the county is authorized to contract for park services with any political subdivision of the state, municipality or other governmental entity, body or agency, in a cooperative effort to enforce the ordinance codified in this chapter or similar ordinances or portions thereof in other jurisdictions.

(Ord. 491 § 2(B) Exh. K (part), 1997: Ord. 304 § 12, 1985)

11.08.140 - Violation—Penalty.

A. Upon conviction of any person for violation of any provision of this chapter or rules or regulations adopted pursuant thereto, such person may be punished by a fine of not more than two hundred dollars.

B. Notwithstanding subsection A of this section, a violation of subsection C of Section 11.08.080 of this chapter is a parking violation punishable by a fine of twenty dollars.

C. Each day any person shall be in violation of this chapter or rules or regulations adopted pursuant thereto, shall be deemed a separate offense.

D. Any person who has been convicted of a violation of this chapter or rules or regulations adopted pursuant thereto and who is found by a court to have been formerly convicted of any violation of this chapter or rules or regulations adopted pursuant thereto within the two years preceding the date of the alleged violation may be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars.

(Ord. 491 § 2(B) Exh. K (part), 1997: Ord. 304 § 7, 1985)