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A. “Casual” use means a use of borough land that is nonexclusive and involves only minimal disturbance to the land. Examples of a casual use are hiking, backpacking, hunting, fishing, camping for less than 14 days, picnicking, cross-country skiing, snow machining, berry picking, brushing survey lines or trails where roots are not disturbed, livestock drives, and the use of all-terrain vehicles off an established road or right-of-way but on an existing trail.

B. The casual use of borough land does not require a license or permit.

C. The casual use of borough land does not create an interest in borough land.

D. The mayor may close any and all borough land to casual use by issuing a written order that contains a finding that an emergency exists and a statement of the facts on which the finding is based. The mayor shall publish notice of the location of borough land that the mayor has closed to casual use.

E. This section applies only to vacant, undeveloped borough land managed by the division of land management.

F. This section does not authorize casual use of borough land if the use conflicts with federal, state or other applicable law imposing, or authorizing a legal user to impose, access restrictions or other limitations on public use. (Ord. 2015-30 § 2, 2015; Ord. 2013-62 § 3, 2013; Ord. 86-056 § 2, 1986. 2004 Code § 25.10.070.)