City of North Tonawanda, NY
Niagara County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by Common Council of City of North Tonawanda, Article I, 3-5-1928; Article II, 12-28-1931. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-5-28]

§ 31-1 Disturbing persons prohibited.

No person or persons shall at any place, whether a public or private place, within the City of North Tonawanda, New York, annoy, disturb or interfere with any other person or persons by any offensive, lewd, indecent, vile or disorderly language, act or acts.

§ 31-2 Breaching the peace prohibited.

No person or persons, with intent to provoke a breach of the peace or whereby a breach of the peace may be occasioned, shall within the City of North Tonawanda, New York, commit any lewd, indecent or immoral act nor. during the nighttime, by shouting or making a loud noise, annoy or disturb any other person or persons.

§ 31-3 Prostitution or procuring for immoral purposes prohibited.

No person shall, within the City of North Tonawanda, New York, commit or offer to commit prostitution, or offer or secure another for the purpose of prostitution or for any lewd or indecent act, and no person shall within such city loiter in or near any public or private place or thoroughfare for the purpose of enticing or procuring another to commit any lewd, indecent or immoral act.

§ 31-4 Frequenting or enticing into illicit places prohibited.

No person shall, within the City of North Tonawanda, New York, reside in, work in, loiter in or frequent any house of ill fame or assignation or place for the encouragement or practice by persons of lewdness, fornication, unlawful sexual intercourse or for any other indecent, immoral or disorderly act or conduct; and no person shall, within the City of North Tonawanda, New York, take another person into, or receive or offer or agree to receive any person into, or entice or induce any person to enter into any place, building, house, structure or conveyance for the purpose of prostitution, lewdness or fornication or for any indecent or immoral act or acts.

§ 31-5 Vagrancy or begging prohibited.

No person shall, within the City of North Tonawanda, New York, wander abroad and beg or place himself in any of the streets, highways or other public places to beg; and no person shall within such city wander abroad and lodge or sleep in any outhouse, station house, marketplace, shed, barn, stable or uninhabited building or in the open air.

§ 31-6 Nonsupport prohibited.

No person shall suffer, allow or permit his wife or any minor child or children of himself to be or become, at the City of North Tonawanda, New York, a burden upon or in danger of becoming a burden upon the public by reason of being without adequate support or in destitute circumstances, without justification or legal excuse for so doing.

§ 31-7 Annoyance by intoxication prohibited.

No person shall be intoxicated in any public or private place within the City of North Tonawanda, New York, to the annoyance of any other person or persons.

§ 31-8 Gambling for profit prohibited.

No person shall, at the City of North Tonawanda, New York, engage in any gambling game where money or property is dependent upon the result, or gamble in any public place or in any place of business or in any building wherein or at any premises whereon any place of business at the time of so doing is located.

§ 31-9 Specific destructive acts prohibited.

[Added 12-29-59]
No person shall within the City of North Tonawanda willfully and unlawfully break, bore, destroy or make any letter, picture, mark or character upon or deface any building, walk, fence, tree, shrub, vegetation or other property of another or others which is then within the City of North Tonawanda.

§ 31-10 Littering or trespassing on real property prohibited.

[Added 12-29-1959, amended 7-15-1968]
No person shall deposit or leave on any real property within the City of North Tonawanda any dirt, ashes, refuse or any filthy or obnoxious substance or material; and no person shall maliciously trespass upon any real property which is located in the city of North Tonawanda.

§ 31-11 Tampering with fire alarms prohibited.

[Added 12-29-1959]
No person shall within the City of North Tonawanda willfully and for the purpose of disturbance or mischief create or give any false alarm of fire, nor injure, tamper with or unlawfully use any fire alarm box or other part of the fire alarm system of the City of North Tonawanda.

§ 31-12 Specific acts prohibited in parks and public places.

[Added 12-29-1959]
No person shall deposit rubbish or other refuse in any park or other public place of the City of North Tonawanda except in the lawful receptacles provided therefor; nor shall any person remove, bore, girdle or dig up any tree, shrub or other property of such park or other public place. No person shall kindle or maintain any fire in any such park or public place in the City of North Tonawanda, except in properly designated areas therefor, without the written permit of the lawful authority having charge of said park or parks, or of such public place.

§ 31-13 Violations and penalties.

A violation of any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be a misdemeanor and punishable by a fine of not exceeding $50, or by imprisonment for not more than six months or by both such fine and imprisonment, and the Clerk shall be directed to publish this ordinance according to law.

§ 31-14 Use of public property for advertising prohibited; violations and penalties.

[Amended 12-2-63]
No person shall attach, paint, print, place, put, affix or fasten to any bridge, lamppost, telegraph, telephone or other poles, hydrant, hydrant cover, tree, tree stump, fence, mileboard, milestone, danger signal, guide sign, billboard, building or other structure or object within the limits of a public highway or on any public property any bills, notice, picture, paper or character of any kind whatsoever to advertise any business or commercial enterprise or any show, performance or entertainment or political party, political campaign or candidacy. Violation of this section shall be an offense and is punishable by a fine of not less than $5 or more than $25, or by imprisonment for not more than 10 days or by both such fine and imprisonment. Any advertisement in or upon a public highway or public place in violation of the provisions of this section may be taken down, removed or destroyed by anyone.
[Adopted 12-28-1931]

§ 31-15 Specific acts prohibited.

No person shall distribute anywhere within the City of North Tonawanda any bills, notices, dodgers, circulars or printed matter in any form which tend to disturb the public peace or morals, or which advise, advocate or urge the overthrow of the government of the United States or any state thereof or of any municipal corporation therein by the use of violence, force or other unlawful methods or which advise, advocate or urge the commission of any crime or any violation of law, and no person shall within such city advise, advocate or urge the overthrow of the government of the United States or any state thereof or of any municipal corporation therein by the use of violence, force or other unlawful methods or advise, advocate or urge the commission of any crime or any violation of law.

§ 31-16 Additional specific acts prohibited.

No person shall participate in any parade, demonstration, public gathering or assemblage within the city formed or called for the purpose of inciting, advising or urging the use of unlawful violence or force or the commission of any act in violation of law or at which any of such acts or things are advocated, advised, urged or committed. Nor shall any person exhibit or display within the city any flag, banner or device which is emblematic of any movement, plan or project tending to disturb the public peace and quiet, or cause the overthrow of government by violence, force or other unlawful method.

§ 31-17 Participation in unauthorized assembly prohibited.

No person shall participate in any parade, gathering, assemblage or demonstration upon any street, square or park within the City of North Tonawanda, which parade, gathering, assemblage or demonstration has not been authorized by a written permit from the Mayor of such city.

§ 31-18 Permitting prohibited assembly or act prohibited.

No owner, tenant, agent or person in charge of any place, building or room shall knowingly permit therein any assemblage of persons or the doing of any act prohibited by any of the provisions of any of the sections of this ordinance.

§ 31-19 Violations and penalties.

Any person violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and be punishable by a fine of not more than $500, or by imprisonment for not more than one year or by such fine and imprisonment.