Chapter 11.06
CHETZEMOKA PARK FACILITY USE1

Sections:

11.06.010    Chetzemoka Park facility – General use regulations.

11.06.020    Fees.

11.06.010 Chetzemoka Park facility – General use regulations.

It is the intent of this chapter to maximize the use of the Chetzemoka Park facility, defined as the indoor and outdoor kitchen shelters and bandstand (“the facility”), on a “first-come, first-served” basis, with priority being given to city of Port Townsend residents. It is the further intent of the city to regulate group use of the park to ensure that it is used in a safe and environmentally sound manner, and that private group use of the facility does not diminish the enjoyment of the park by the general public. To ensure that the facility is used in a manner consistent with these intentions, the following general use regulations shall be applicable to all group users of the facility and the park:

A. Organizations based in Port Townsend and individuals with proof of residence in Port Townsend may reserve the facility up to one year in advance of the proposed date of use.

B. Organizations based outside Port Townsend and individuals not residing in Port Townsend may reserve the facility up to six months in advance of the proposed date of use.

C. The facility may be reserved for no more than three consecutive days and for no more than six days per year, unless otherwise approved by the city manager based on the significant community value of the proposed event.

D. The facility may be reserved for no longer than five hours for any one group per day, unless special permission for longer use is preapproved by the public works director or his or her designee.

E. No vehicles are allowed inside the park. All items must be carried in and out of the park.

F. No tables, awnings, chairs or tents are allowed in the park, other than the tables or chairs provided by the parks department and/or other arrangements approved in advance by the parks department.

G. Nails, staples or tacks to hang decorations on any walls, posts, ceilings or picnic tables are not allowed. The use of string or tape is allowed. All decorations must be removed immediately after the function.

H. No amplified sound is allowed in the park, unless approved in advance by the parks department.

I. Any party reserving the facility shall be financially liable for any and all damages to the facility as a result of their use, and shall leave the facility as clean or cleaner than when found.

J. The public works department at City Hall is authorized to provide information and reserve dates during normal city office hours excluding holidays. In case of reserving a holiday date, the request shall be made on a regular working day prior to the holiday.

K. The public works director, in consultation with the park and recreation advisory board, is authorized to develop additional rules and regulations regarding the facility and park use. (Ord. 2965 § 2, 2008; Ord. 2811 § 2, 2002; Ord. 2502 § 1, 1996. Formerly 3.38.010).

11.06.020 Fees.

Fees and permit requirements may be established from time to time by resolution of the city council. (Ord. 2965 § 2, 2008; Ord. 2727 § 1, 1999; Ord. 2502 § 1, 1996. Formerly 3.38.020).


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Code reviser’s note: Ord. 2965 recodified Chapter 3.38 PTMC to Chapter 11.06 PTMC.