Chapter 1 - An Ordinance Amending Sections of Title 18 Relating to Weber County Parks
(The source is Ord. #12-78, May 25, 1978 and Ord. #9-87, May 13, 1987;
Amended by Ord. #95-24, Aug. 23, 1995)
18-1-2 Control of Parks
18-1-3 Prohibited Acts
The purpose of this title is to regulate the activities within Weber County South Fork Memorial Park and Weber County North Fork Park in order to promote the public health, safety and welfare, as well as to foster the enjoyment and appreciation of the County owned recreation facilities.
18-1-2 Control of Parks:
In addition to this ordinance, The Weber County Department of Community Services may, with the approval of the Board of County Commissioners, establish rules and regulations, and, where necessary, may recommend changes to this ordinance for control of the conduct of the patrons of the parks.
18-1-3 Prohibited Acts:
The following acts are prohibited within the boundaries of Weber County South Fork Memorial Park and Weber County North Fork Park:
A. Acts relating to waste disposal, pollution, and destruction or defacing of property. It is a violation of this ordinance to:
(1) Fail to dispose of all garbage, including paper, cans, bottles, waste materials, and rubbish by removal from the site or area, or disposal at places provided for such disposal;
(2) Drain or dump refuse or waste from any trailer or other vehicle except in places or receptacles provided for such use;
(3) Pollute or contaminate any pond, stream or other water,
(4) Deposit, except into receptacles provided for that purpose, any body waste;
(5) Destroy, injure, damage, deface, or remove any building, sign, picnic table, or other structure or property;
(6) Remove any grass, injure or deface any tree, flower, bush, shrub, or plant;
(7) Build a fire outside of stoves, grills, fireplaces or outside of fire rings provided for such purposes.
B. Unlawful noise and other disturbing acts and behavior. It is a violation of this ordinance to:
(1) Operate or use any audio device, including but not limited to, radio, television, tape player, phonograph, stereo phonograph, musical instrument, or other noise producing device, such as electrical generator plants and equipment driven by motors or engines, at such times so as to disturb other persons. Such activity shall be presumed to disturb other persons if any such device or equipment is operated between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6 a.m.;
(2) Operate or use public address systems, whether fixed, portable, or vehicle mounted, except when such use or operation has been approved in writing by The Board of County Commissioners of Weber County or the Board's Designated Agent.
(3) Fail to maintain quiet between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.;
(4) Build a fire in such a manner and at such times as to disturb or endanger other persons.
C. Camping area prohibitions. It is a violation of this ordinance to:
(1) Enter or use a portion of any area closed to public uses. Notices establishing closure shall be posted in such locations as will reasonably bring them to the attention of the public;
(2) Camp overnight in places restricted to day use only;
(3) Pitch tents or park trailers or other camping equipment except in places provided for such purposes;
(4) Occupy any space in campgrounds for more than seven consecutive days. Tents, trailers, or other camping equipment will be towed or hauled away at the owner's expense for failure to comply with any or all of the three provisions above. A storage or impound fee shall be charged for the cost of towing or hauling said vehicles or equipment away and for each day that it is held in storage.
D. Firearms and fireworks prohibitions. It is a violation of this ordinance for any person to:
(1) Carry or possess a firearm or firearms during the months of May, June, July, August and September unless such person is a Category I law enforcement officer or otherwise possesses a valid permit to carry a concealed weapon.
(2) Discharge a firearm or firearms during the months of May, June, July, August and September without first obtaining written approval to do so from the Board of County Commissioners of Weber County or the Board's designated agent;
(3) Carry, possess, or discharge firecrackers, rockets, or any other fireworks or explosives, or causing injury or damage to property;
(4) Discharge a firearm or any other implement capable of taking human life, in or within 150 yards of a residence building, campsite or developed recreation site or occupied area.
(5) Discharge across or on a road or a body of water adjacent thereto, a firearm or any other implement capable of taking human life or causing serious bodily injury.
E. Alcohol related acts. It is a violation of this ordinance to:
(1) Possess beer in a container larger than 32 ounces or in a keg or barrel; withdraw beer from a container larger than 32 ounces or from a keg or barrel; consume beer which has been withdrawn from a container larger than 32 ounces or from a keg or barrel.
F. Miscellaneous acts. It is a violation of this ordinance to:
(1) Sell or offer for sale any merchandise, or conduct any kind of work activity or service unless authorized by the Board of County Commissioners of Weber County or their designated agent.
G. Vehicle related prohibitions. It is a violation of this ordinance to:
(1) Operate a motor vehicle within a park or recreation area at a speed in excess of that speed posted on the particular road, trail or pathway within the park;
(2) Operate a motor vehicle within the park other than in those areas specifically designed and posted for that particular purpose. This shall not apply, however, to motorized or self propelled equipment used within the park by park officers or employees for transportation or that is used for maintenance and service of the park facilities; Emergency vehicles are also exempted from this provision;
(3) Motor vehicles shall include, but shall not be limited to, automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, motorbikes, snowmobiles, or any other self propelled mechanical vehicle capable of carrying a human being;
(4) To operate any motor vehicle carelessly or without due caution at a speed or in a manner so as to endanger or likely to endanger any person or property;
(5) Operate a motorbike, or other motor vehicle on trails within developed recreation sites.
H. Animal related acts. It is a violation of this ordinance to:
(1) Bring a dog, cat or other animal into a park unless it is crated, caged or upon a leash not longer than 6 feet;
(2) Bring in or possess in a swimming area an animal, other than a seeing eye dog;
(3) Bring in or possess a saddle, pack, or draft animal except as authorized by posted instructions.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
Passed, adopted and ordered published this 23 day of August, 1995, by the Board of County Commissioners of Weber County, Utah.
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Chapter 2 - Recreation Areas
Amended by Ord. #2004-13, 6/1/2004
18-2-1 Prohibited Acts
18-2-1 Prohibited Acts.
(1) No person shall engage in swimming activity or the use of canoes, kayaks, inner tubes, air mattresses, or other floating devices or allow minors in his/her charge to engage in such activity in or on Cause Reservoir, unless such person is properly wearing a Coast Guard approved life jacket of appropriate size and which is in good and serviceable condition; or unless such person is appropriately supervised by a certified lifeguard.
18-2-2 Penalty. Any person who shall violate the provisions of this ordinance shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be punished as provided by the laws of the State of Utah for Class C misdemeanors.
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Chapter 3 - AN ORDINANCE OF WEBER COUNTY ADOPTING CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS
(Chapter added by Ord. 2004-12, 5/11/2004)
RELATING TO THE USE OF PINEVIEW RESERVOIR AND SURROUNDING AREAS
WHEREAS: Pineview Reservoir is located entirely within the geographic boundaries of Weber County; and
WHEREAS: The Weber County Sheriff's Office has law enforcement authority for the Reservoir and the areas around the Reservoir; and
WHEREAS: The US Forest Service also provides services and law enforcement efforts on and around Pineview Reservoir; and
WHEREAS: Weber County and the United States Forest Service would like the adopt similar regulations relating to the use of Pineview Reservoir so that their enforcement officers will be consistent in the regulation and monitoring of activities on and about the Reservoir.
NOW THEREFORE: The Board of County Commissioners of Weber County hereby ordains and adopts the following regulations regarding the use of the Reservoir and surrounding property at Pineview Reservoir located in Weber County, Utah:
Sections: 18-3-1 Purpose
18-3-3 Overnight Watercraft Use
18-3-4 Quite hours
18-3-5 Use of Docks
18-3-9 Areas closed between 10pm and 6am
18-3-10 Camping in developed sites
18-3-11 Alcoholic beverages
18-3-12 Enforcement and penalty
18-3-13 Effective Date
18-3-1 Purpose. This ordinance adopts local regulations relating to the use and operation of the Pineview Recreation Area and supplements state laws and federal regulations applicable to lakes and reservoirs throughout the state of Utah.
18-3-2 Definitions. As used in this ordinance:
(1) Alcoholic beverage. Beer and liquor as defined in the Utah Alcoholic Beverage Control Act Section 32A-1-105.
(2) Assistance animal. An assistance animal for a person with a disability as defined in section 78-20-101 of the Utah Code.
(3) Beach Areas. The shoreline of Pineview Reservoir within 100 feet of the water line.
(4) Watercraft. A vessel used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water.
18-3-3 Overnight Watercraft Use. Accept in designated overnight docking facilities, Watercraft with overnight occupants must be tethered at least 20 feet from the shoreline, except at Anderson Cove Campground where watercraft may be beached and used for sleeping.
18-3-4 Quite hours. No activity or noise that causes unreasonable distraction to other
users of the reservoir and campground facilities is allowed on the reservoir and in the surrounding campgrounds and shorelines from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. each day.
18-3-5 Use of Docks. No swimming, diving or fishing is allowed on or within 50 feet of public docking facilities located on the reservoir. This restriction includes docks at Anderson Cove, Cemetery Point/Bluff, Port and the Ogden Yacht Club. This restriction does not apply to handicapped individuals fishing off the various docks.
18-3-6 Dogs. Dogs are not allowed on the Anderson Cove beach day use area, Middle
Inlet day use area and Cemetery Point day use area. This restriction does not apply to an assistance animal.
18-3-7 Glass. Glass and products made of glass are prohibited on all beach areas.
18-3-8 Fires. Open fires are prohibited on all beach areas unless contained within a Forest Service provided fire containment inclosure.
18-3-9 Areas closed between 10 pm and 6 am. Posted day use areas around the reservoir may not be occupied between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am.
18-3-10 Camping in developed sites. No camping is allowed on Forest Service administered property around the reservoir except in designated campground areas.
18-3-11 Alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic beverages and the drinking of alcoholic beverages are prohibited on the beach areas at Cemetery Point, as designated by the Forest Service, and in the parking lot servicing this area of Cemetery Point.
18-3-12 Enforcement and penalty. A violation of any provision of this ordinance is a
class C misdemeanor
18-3-13 Effective Date. This Ordinance shall take effect 15 days after passage, after required publication and after a copy of the ordinance is deposited with the Weber County Clerk's Office.
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