DIVISION 1. GENERALLY
Sec. 15-41. Definitions.
The following words, terms, and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
Alcoholic beverage means a liquid or solid that is or contains one-half percent (0.5%) or more alcohol by volume; is fit for human consumption; and is reasonably likely or intended to be used as a beverage.
Bike path means the paved walkway or greenway designated as a "bike path" or "bike trail" within a park or recreational area dedicated as a path for multiuse by pedestrians, bicycles, and other similar recreational activities, excluding vehicles, in the Town of St. John.
This term does not include the portion of the street or roadway known as a "bike lane" or "bike route" which separates the bike traffic lane from the vehicle traffic lanes and is designated by striping, signage, and pavement markings.
Consumer fireworks means "consumer fireworks" as defined by I.C. 22-11-14-1, as amended from time to time.
Electric foot scooter means "electric foot scooter" as defined by I.C. 9-13-2 et seq., as amended from time to time.
Electric personal assistive mobility device means "electric personal assistive mobility device" as defined by I.C. 9-13-2 et seq., as amended from time to time.
Hunting means seeking, harassing, hurting, injuring, removing, disturbing, pursuing and capturing, or killing wildlife or feral animals. This term does not include an animal rescue, whether law enforcement or civilian, to recover a lost, unwanted, abandoned, abused, or stray pet, or recover an animal from substandard conditions or cruelty to give the animal a better life.
Loiter means to stand or wait around idly or without apparent purpose; to move in a slow, idle manner with purposeless stops; or, to move slowly back and forth without purpose or intent to travel in either direction. This term applies whether alone or with others.
Motor driven cycle means a "motor driven cycle" as defined in I.C. 9-13-2 et seq., as amended from time to time.
Motor vehicle means a motor driven (gas or electric) device in, upon, or by which a person or property is, or may be, transported upon a highway. This term includes, without limitation, passenger automobiles. This term does not include watercraft, aircraft, snowmobiles, motorized carts, off-road vehicles, motor-driven cycles, electric bicycles, electric foot scooters, or electric personal assistive mobility devices.
Motorboat means any type of watercraft which has for its primary source of power an internal combustion engine or electric motor whether inboard or outboard.
Motorized cart means a motor driven (gas or electric) device in, upon, or by which a person or property is, or may be, transported, and is smaller than the motor vehicles required to be registered by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (such as a passenger motor vehicle, recreational vehicle-RV, or truck), as defined by I.C. 14-19-1-0.5, as amended from time to time. This term includes a golf cart, utility cart, or similar form of motorized vehicle. This term does not include a motorcycle, off-road vehicle, snowmobile, electric bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, or electric foot scooter.
Off-road vehicle means a motor driven (gas or electric) device capable of cross-country travel without benefit of a road and on or over land, water, snow, marsh, or other natural terrain, as defined by I.C. 14-8-2-185, as amended from time to time. This term includes a multi-wheel drive or low-pressure tire vehicle, all-terrain vehicle (ATV), recreational off-highway vehicle (RV), motor-driven cycle, watercraft, aircraft, and other means of transportation deriving power from a source other than muscle or wind. This term does not include a motorized cart, electric bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric foot scooter, snowmobile, farm vehicle, or any other vehicle properly registered by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
Permit and reservation means any authorization issued by the Town Council, or the superintendent of the Parks and Recreation department or his designee, for a specific park privilege, activity or event or permitting the performance of a specific act(s) in any park.
Playground means the area within a park or recreational area designed, in part, to be used by children that has play or sports equipment installed or that has been designated or landscaped for play or sports activities.
Rules and regulations mean any rule or regulation that governs the use of the St. John parks and recreational areas by the public that is enacted in accordance with this chapter.
Smoking means inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying any lighted or heated cigar, cigarette, or pipe, or any other lighted or heated tobacco or plant product intended for inhalation, including hookah and marijuana, in any manner or in any form. This term includes the use of an electronic smoking device that simulates smoking through inhalation of vapor or aerosol from the product. This term also includes any device, whether manufactured, distributed, marketed, or sold as an e-cigarette, e-cigar, e-pipe, e-hookah, stig, dab pen, vape pen, or under any other product name or descriptor.
Sports arena means an indoor or outdoor place where people assemble to engage in physical exercise, participate in athletic competition, or witness sports or other events, including sports pavilions, stadiums, gymnasiums, health spas, boxing arenas, swimming pools, roller and ice rinks, skate parks, and bowling alleys.
Watercraft means all flotation devices intended to carry a human passenger upon the water, with or without a motor, including boats of any type, canoes, rafts, and inflatable flotation devices.
Wildlife means any wild mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, mollusk, crustacean, or other wild animal or any part, product, offspring, or dead body or parts of a wild animal.