History: 1989 AACS; 2014 AACS.
R 318.209 Post-completion responsibilities.
Rule 9. The local unit of government shall be required to operate and maintain a
site developed with fund assistance as follows:
(a) The site shall be maintained to appear attractive and inviting to the public.
(b) Sanitation and sanitary facilities shall be maintained in accordance with
applicable health standards.
(c) Sites shall be kept safe for public use. Fire prevention equipment, life saving
equipment, and similar safety efforts shall be maintained for public safety.
(d) Facilities shall be maintained to prevent undue deterioration and to encourage
(e) Sites shall be kept open for public use at times appropriate to the type of area
(f) Access to a site shall not be denied a person on the basis of residence.
Preferential reservation, membership, or annual permit systems are prohibited, except
to the extent that differences in admission and other fees may be instituted on the
basis of residence. Nonresident fees shall not be more than twice that charged
residents. If resident fees are not charged, nonresident fees shall not be more than
the rate charged residents at other facilities in the area open to the public.
(g) Local units of government may impose reasonable limits on the type and
extent of use of a facility when such limitations are necessary for maintenance or safety.
Thus, limitations may be imposed on the numbers of persons who use a facility or the
type of users, such as "hikers only" or "bicyclists only."
(h) Any site, or portions thereof, developed with fund assistance shall not be sold,
disposed of, or converted to a use other than that use specified in the project
agreement without the express approval of the commission. The commission has the
authority to deny requests or require mitigation for sale, disposal, or conversion on a
case-by-case basis. The denial of requests or the requiring of mitigation shall be based
on an evaluation of the effect of such action on the original intent for which the grant
(i) Local units of government are not required to continue the operation of a facility
beyond its useful life. The operation of facilities funded under this program may be
discontinued upon approval of the commission.
(j) Failure to comply with post-completion responsibilities as specified in
subdivisions (a) to (i) of this rule shall be considered cause for the commission to
take the following action or actions, as deemed appropriate:
(i) Withholding future payments to the local unit of government on any or all
current recreation grant projects until the compliance issue is resolved.
(ii) Withholding action on all pending and future grant applications of the local
unit of government submitted under the recreation bond, natural resources trust fund,
and land and water conservation fund programs.
(iii) Other mitigation as required by the commission.
History: 1989 AACS.