Chapter 11.05


11.05.010    Unlawful use.

11.05.020    Repair or restoration.

11.05.030    Franchise.

11.05.040    Abuse or mutilation of public trees.

11.05.050    Hours of public use for city parks and mini parks.

11.05.060    Acts exempted.

11.05.070    Alcoholic beverages prohibited.

11.05.080    Regulations applicable to the Riverton City Main Park.

11.05.010 Unlawful use.

Unless authorized by permit or other written authorization issued by the city or unless authority is granted by provisions of this code or other ordinance of the city now or hereafter enacted, it shall be a class B misdemeanor for any person to:

(1) Construct, lay, excavate, erect, operate or maintain over, under, across, in or through any property owned or controlled by this city.

(2) Enter upon any property of this city contrary to posting or marking restricting or prohibiting use of the area.

(3) Intentionally use or perform acts upon property of the municipality which materially impairs, alters, or damages the property.

(4) Operate any motor vehicle on any portion of property owned or controlled by the city which is not a roadway or parking lot.

(5) Transport glass containers out of vehicles and onto park property.

(6) Permit the walking or riding of horses on park property unless located in a designated rodeo arena.

(7) Ignite fires on park property unless located in a designated fire pit or grill.

(8) Conduct any golfing related activities. [Ord. 15-05 § 1. Code 1997 § 8-1-11.]

11.05.020 Repair or restoration.

The city council, in addition to any other penalty which may be imposed, may order any person who has damaged, altered or changed any property of this city to repair or restore the property to its original condition prior to the damage, alteration or change. [Ord. 15-05 § 1. Code 1997 § 8-1-12.]

11.05.030 Franchise.

(1) The city council may grant any person a franchise or easement on such terms and conditions as it deems reasonable, for the purpose of entering upon, constructing, building, operating and maintaining any business or for other use of the property of this city, and the provisions of RCC 11.05.010 and 11.05.020 shall not apply to the extent such provisions are waived, qualified or made inapplicable to the rights or privileges granted in the franchise ordinance or easement.

(2) Any franchise or easement granted by this city shall be in writing and any franchise or easement not in writing shall be void. [Ord. 15-05 § 1. Code 1997 § 8-1-13.]

11.05.040 Abuse or mutilation of public trees.

(1) Unless specifically authorized by the city, no person shall intentionally damage, cut, carve, transplant, or remove any tree owned by the city; attach any rope, wire, nail, advertising posters, or other contrivance to any tree owned by the city; allow any gaseous, liquid, or solid substance which is harmful to such trees to come in contact with them; or set fire or permit any fire to burn when such fire or the heat thereof will injure any portion of any tree owned by the city.

(2) Violation and Penalty. Any person, firm, or corporation violating or failing to comply with any other provisions of this section shall be guilty of a class B misdemeanor.

(3) Legality of Section or Parts Hereof. Should any clause or provision of this section be declared by the courts to be invalid, the same shall not affect the validity of the section as a whole, or parts thereof, other than the part so declared to be invalid. [Ord. 15-05 § 1; amended during 2011 recodification. Code 1997 § 8-1-14.]

11.05.050 Hours of public use for city parks and mini parks.

Hours of public use for city parks and mini parks are established as follows:

(1) Riverton City parks shall be available to the use and enjoyment of the general public at all hours after 7:00 a.m. in the morning for the mini parks and 6:30 a.m. for the main city park, and before 10:00 p.m. each evening for both main and mini parks.

(2) The hours of operation may be extended only for special events with the prior approval of the Riverton City council.

(3) Use of the park beyond closing time of 10:00 p.m. and before the opening time of 6:30 a.m. for the main park and 7:00 a.m. for the mini park shall be a class C misdemeanor. [Ord. 15-05 § 1; amended during 2011 recodification. Code 1997 § 8-1-15.]

11.05.060 Acts exempted.

It shall not be a violation of this chapter where any person uses the public property of this city in the manner or for the purpose or purposes for which such property has been made available for public use. [Ord. 15-05 § 1. Code 1997 § 8-1-16.]

11.05.070 Alcoholic beverages prohibited.

It shall be unlawful to possess or use any alcoholic beverage, as defined by Section 32A-1-105(2)(3)(25), Utah Code Annotated 1953, including beer, in or on any city park, ballfield, play field, building, community center, cemetery, or any city-owned properties.

A violation of this section shall be a class B misdemeanor punishable by both fine and imprisonment as provided for by Utah state law. [Ord. 15-05 § 1; Ord. 1-24-06-1 § 1.]

11.05.080 Regulations applicable to the Riverton City Main Park.

In addition to the regulations found in this chapter, it shall be unlawful for any person, while present in the Riverton City Main Park located at the address of 12600 South 1400 West, Riverton, Utah, to:

(1) Swim, wade, or place any object in decorative fountains;

(2) Conduct league-affiliated team sports games or practice exercises. [Ord. 15-05 § 1.]


State law references: Control of finances and property, see Section 10-8-1, Utah Code Annotated 1953; Appropriations – Acquisition and disposal of property – Municipal authority – Corporate purpose – Procedure – Notice of intent to acquire real property, see Section 10-8-2, Utah Code Annotated 1953; Erection and care of buildings, see Section 10-8-5, Utah Code Annotated 1953.