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The director may provide special services within state parks, state campgrounds, state recreation areas, and reserves; provide special technical assistance services; and make rules for the use of those services. The director shall establish and cause to be collected charges, fees, and rentals for the use of all special services, and shall revise the same, when necessary, in the manner that the revenue derived will be sufficient to pay the cost of providing each service and to pay the principal of and interest on all bonds issued for projects furnishing the facilities for the services, and to maintain a reserve for the security of the bonds. The director may waive the collection of charges, fees, and rentals for the use of special services by health care-related charitable organizations conducting group camp activities without charge to participants. However, the director shall waive the collection of charges, fees, and rentals for the use of all special services by any care-related charitable organization sponsoring or conducting summer group camp activities without charge for fourteen days for children from age eight through age fourteen who have diabetes. Nothing in this section requires the director to provide camp services if the camp facilities are otherwise closed due to adverse administrative or fiscal impacts upon the department. Specifically, the director may:
1. Provide special parking space for automobiles or other motor-driven vehicles in any state park or state recreation area.
2. Provide special parking spurs and campgrounds for automobiles and sites for tent camping and special auto trailer coach parking spaces for the use of the individual charged for the space according to the daily rate which must be determined and fixed by the director consistent with the type of facility provided for the accommodation of visitors in any particular park and with similar facilities offered for tourist camping in the area.
3. Charge a fee for entrance to any pageant grounds created in any state park, state recreation area, or reserve for the purpose of having historical or other pageants conducted by the agent of any authorized agency.
4. Provide water, sewer, and electric service to trailer or tent campsites and buildings and structures included in projects authorized by the legislative assembly.
5. Provide facilities for the sale to the public of food, nonintoxicating beverages, except beer and wine sales as provided in subsections 6 and 7, and other merchandise and personal services of a suitable nature, and make buildings, structures, and other recreational facilities available for use and occupancy by the public, or contract for the lease of the buildings, structures, and facilities to a concessionaire to be operated on the terms and compensation basis as the director determines to be in the best interest of the state. The duration of a concession agreement may not exceed twenty years. A bond must be required of each concessionaire in the amount the director determines, conditioned upon the faithful performance of all duties under the lease and proper accounting for all funds.
6. Allow the sale of beer and wine by concessionaires on property leased to the department by the United States department of the army, corps of engineers, if the concessionaire also obtains the appropriate local and state licenses required by section 5-02-01.
7. Allow the sale of on-sale beer and wine by operating, liquor-licensed concessionaires for fourteen events per year on property under the management of the director which borders the Missouri River and which is within fifteen miles [24.14 kilometers] of a city with a population in excess of twenty thousand, if the concessionaire also obtains the appropriate local and state licenses required by section 5-02-01.
8. Charge and collect motor vehicle permit fees in the amounts prescribed by the legislative assembly, which fees are and must be imposed for the sole purposes of paying capital costs of projects required to provide the special services herein described and referred to, and of meeting the principal and interest and reserve requirements of bonds issued to finance such projects.
9. Charge a fee for providing special technical assistance to groups requesting information from the natural heritage inventory database.
10. Allow the sale of advertising in parks and recreation publications. The director may make rules regarding advertisement contracts and charges, space availability, and content.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - North Dakota Century Code Title 55. State Historical Society and State Parks § 55-08-05. Charges for services - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nd/title-55-state-historical-society-and-state-parks/nd-cent-code-sect-55-08-05/
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