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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Emergency Directive 2020-02 - Parks



Effective March 23, 2020 at 1:00 P.M.

As Town Manager of the Town of Ponce Inlet, Volusia County, Florida, and pursuant to the authority vested in me as Emergency Management Director under Chapter 26 of the Town of Ponce Inlet Code of Ordinances (the “Code”), the Mayor having declared a state of emergency within the Town by executive order dated March 16, 2020 (the “Declaration”) due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, I HEREBY ORDER and PROMULGATE this Emergency Directive:

In addition to the previously issued directive described below, all playgrounds shall be closed until further notice.  The open air parks themselves remain available for use but residents should exercise personal responsibility when touching any public amenities (gates, benches, dog waste receptacles, crosswalk flags,...).

The following directive continues to apply:

Parties accessing the parks within the Town of Ponce Inlet shall limit their gatherings to no more than ten (10) persons.

Persons gathering within a park are strongly encouraged to maintain a distance of at least six (6) feet from all other persons within the park unless the other persons are related, living under the same roof or are otherwise regularly in close contact with one another.

Contact sports, including basketball, are prohibited within Town parks (however individuals may continue to shoot hoops on the basketball court).

All public restroom facilities within Town parks shall be closed until further notice.

All water fountains at Town facilities shall be bagged to prevent use until further notice.

The above emergency measures shall be effective beginning March 23, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. and shall be effective for the duration of the Declaration, as the same may be extended under Section 26-38 of the Code.

Pursuant to Sections 26-43 and 1-11 of the Code, violation of this Directive is unlawful and shall be punishable by noncriminal prosecution, criminal prosecution, code enforcement board prosecution or by other civil action at the Town’s discretion.

A copy of this Directive shall be filed with the Town Clerk and concurrently posted prominently upon the Town Hall.  The Town Clerk shall provide copies of this Directive to print and electronic news media and all appropriate law enforcement officers and government officials.

                                                                                    Town of Ponce Inlet, Florida 

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