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Title:An Ordinance Establishing a Code of Conduct for Participants and Spectators Using City of Loudon Recreation Facilities or Services
Summary:MTAS was asked to prepare an ordinance establishing a code of conduct for participants and spectators using City of Loudon recreation facilities or services.
Original Author:Darden, Ron
Co-Author:
Product Create Date:07/23/2002
Last Reviewed on::06/15/2017
Subject:Municipal ordinances; Parks and recreation--Administration; Parks and recreation--Facilities; Parks and recreation--Laws and regulations; Parks and recreation--Public information
Type:Ordinance
Original Document: Loudon Recreation Spectator Ordinance.pdf

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Text of Document: Loudon Recreation Spectator Ordinance.doc



City of Loudon
ORDINANCE NO.__________

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PARTICIPANTS AND SPECTATORS USING CITY OF LOUDON RECREATION FACILITIES OR SERVICES.

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Loudon, Tennessee as follows:

Section 1. General

The following basic rules shall be followed, having been established in the best interest of users and recreational services facilities. Any additional rules posted at recreation facilities or directed by staff shall be enforced. Individuals not cooperating with established policies will be asked to leave and may be barred from further participation.

Section 2. Unsportsmanlike Conduct and Ejection Policy

(A) If a participant or spectator in a recreation program or facility is ejected from any facility (indoor or outdoor), program, contest, or activity, he/she is immediately ineligible for further access or competition in any recreation program or facility until he/she is cleared by the City Manager or his designee responsible for the program in which unsportsmanlike conduct and/or ejection occurred.

(B) It is the participant=s responsibility to schedule an appointment with the City Manager or his designee to review his/her behavior and subsequent eligibility in any recreation program or facility. Participants and spectators suspensions are effective upon notification by the City Manager or his designee. Suspension remains in force during the review process and the City Manager’s decision is final.

(C). Any participant or spectator who commits, incites or aids others in committing any of the following acts of unsportsmanlike conduct or misconduct shall be subject to the following disciplinary procedures:

(1). When a participant or spectator hits, strikes, or pushes a recreation employee or coach-he/she shall be subject to indefinite suspension from recreation services and facilities. Participants or spectators may petition the City Manager for reinstatement after a minimum of one calendar year.

(2) Threatening behavior (verbal or physical) toward a recreation employee or coach- he/she shall be subject to indefinite suspension from recreation programs and facilities for a minimum of two months.

(3) Threatening behavior (verbal or physical) toward another participant or spectators- he/she shall be subject to indefinite suspension from recreation programs or facilities for one month.

(4) Verbally abusing a recreation employee or coach, participant, user, or spectator-he/she shall be subject to indefinite suspension from recreation programs or facilities for a minimum of one month.


(5) Actions which could potentially cause equipment or facility damage-he/she shall be subject to indefinite suspension for a minimum of one week. The City may take additional legal action to recover the costs of damages to facilities and equipment.

(6) Participants and spectators are expected to be cooperative and honest when asked for identification and assistance in identifying individuals who may be involved in incidents. Failure to do so may result in suspension from the use of facilities or programs.

(7) Personal conduct situations that are not covered by the previous rulings will be dealt with in an appropriate manner by the City Manager or his designee responsible for the program in which the unsportsmanlike conduct and/or ejection occurred.

Section 3. Other Penalties.

Violation of the City’s ejection policy shall be declared a public nuisance. Any participant or spectator who violates the terms and conditions of the ejection policy shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be subject to a fifty dollar ($50.00) fine for each offence.

This Ordinance shall take affect upon its passage, the public welfare requiring it.

Passed First Reading____________________, 2002
Passed Second Reading__________________, 2002




____________________________ Attest:_______________________
Mayor City Recorder


Approved as to Form



_____________________
City Attorney

Please remember that this ordinance was drafted based upon the drafting requirements and authority granted to a particular city or town in its charter and in general law. These drafting requirements and the authority exercised in this ordinance might not apply to your city or town.

Please confer with your city attorney or an MTAS legal consultant, or both, before using this ordinance as a model.