It has been brought to the attention of the Police Department that individuals are hanging, sitting, and having photos taken of them being on top of the basketball hoops at the City Park. This is not the intended use of the basketball hoops.
The park and all amenities associated with it were funded by the. City using money collected from taxes, grants, and donations, therefore using property/amenities for other than there intended purpose constitutes criminal behavior.
The Code of Iowa, specifically Chapter 716.1 (Criminal Mischief) references damage, destruction, alteration, defacing, of property when done intentionally with no right to do so. By allowing a person to climb the pole and sit on the hoop is damaging to the pole and the basketball hoop itself, a person does not have the right to do so.
The Police Department would like to work with our citizens to get this action stopped. If you have contributed to this behavior please stop immediately, otherwise criminal charges can/will be filed.
Please help us to keep our park equipment in good shape, to be enjoyed by everyone.
Thanks for your cooperation!
Chief Tony Urwin
Lake Park Police Department
LAKE PARK CITY COUNCIL
September 14, 2020 7:00PM
Call Regular Meeting to Order
Approve Consent Agenda: Minutes from August 10, 2020 Meeting; Financial Reports; Payroll Summary Report; Bank Reconciliation Report; Approve Bills for Payment.
Approve Regular Agenda
As fall approaches, we often turn to yard clean up before the snow flies. Just a few reminders:
Grass, leaves, yard waste
Do Not put this waste in the garbage bins or dumpsters. There is a drop-off spot located at the city shed. The disposal of waste, originating on the premises, by open burning is allowed.
Shall only be allowed north of Railroad Street on even numbered days and south of Railroad Street on odd numbered days. Recreational fires are allowed at any time.
As of July 27, Dickinson County is holding onto LAST place in the state for census response. Lake Park is at 52.3% which ranks below both Spirit Lake and Milford. Enough emphasis cannot be put on the importance of making sure you are counted. Population is used to determine a number of ways various federal/state funding is distributed. Complete your Census online at my2020census.gov or call 844-330-2020. YOU MATTER!!