Trespassing guidelines

The new Sunset Park and Recreation Department policy sets trespassing guidelines.

The Sunset Empire Park and Recreation District can taketh away, and it can giveth.

The district adopted policies at their Jan. 15 meeting to determine when a resident or guest may be trespassed from district facilities — and how they can be reinstated. The policy aims to provide guidelines for district staff when patrons violate the district’s code of conduct.

“There have been times when a patron has lived up to our standards according to our code of conduct,” the district’s executive director Skyler Archibald said. “Those haven’t been that frequent, but it has happened and it may continue.”

According to the new policy, submitted by the district’s executive director Skyler Archibald, staff will make the decision to trespass an individual based on the severity and nature of the incident.

After being trespassed, an individual may initiate a review. “Trespassed individuals will be given every opportunity to demonstrate remorse and contrition for the incident that occurred,” according to the policy document.

To be reinstated, patrons have the option to initiate a review. “This will give us support as these individuals seek to come back,” Archibald said.

Review will not begin until at least six months after the trespass date.

Editor

R.J. Marx is editor of the Seaside Signal and Cannon Beach Gazette, and covers South County for The Daily Astorian. Reach him at 971-320-4557 or rmarx@seasidesignal.com.

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