City of Cortland, NY
Cortland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Cortland 8-5-1969 as Ch. 12, Art. V, of the 1969 Code of Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Curfew — See Ch. 113.
Graffiti — See Ch. 150.
Noise — See Ch. 193.

§ 208-1 Definitions.

[Amended 10-5-1982]
For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms used herein shall have the following meanings:
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE
Any alcoholic beverage as so defined by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.
CONTAINER
Includes any bottle, can, cup or glass receptacle suitable for or used to hold any liquid.
PUBLIC PLACE
A place to which the public or a substantial group of persons has access, including but not limited to any highway, street, road, alley, bypass, sidewalk, parking area, shopping area, playground, park or recreation facility located within the City of Cortland, except that the definition of a "public place" shall not include those premises duly licensed for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages on the premises or within and on private property that is not a "public place" as defined in this section.

§ 208-2 Consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages in public.

[Amended 10-5-1982; 4-19-1983]
A. 
No person shall consume alcoholic beverages in any public place in the City of Cortland as that term is defined in § 208-1 of this chapter.
B. 
No person shall carry, transport or have in his possession in any public place, with intent to consume in a public place, any open, resealed or partly empty container containing an alcoholic beverage.

§ 208-3 Disorderly conduct.

[Amended 10-16-1979 by Ord. No. 1980-1; 10-5-1982]
A person shall be guilty of disorderly conduct when, with intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm or recklessly creating a risk thereof:
A. 
He engages in fighting or in violent tumultuous or threatening behavior;
B. 
He makes unreasonable noise;
C. 
In a public place, he uses abusive or obscene language or makes an obscene gesture;
D. 
He disturbs any lawful assembly or meeting of persons, without lawful authority;
E. 
He obstructs vehicular or pedestrian traffic;
F. 
He congregates with other persons in a public place and refuses to comply with a lawful order of the police to disperse;
G. 
He alone or in consort with others creates a hazardous or physically offensive condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose; or
H. 
Pursuant to § 20, Subdivision 37, of the General City Law, he loiters, remains or wanders about in a public place for the purpose of begging, or loiters or remains in or about a school building or grounds, not having any reason or relationship involving custody of or responsibility for a pupil or any other specific, legitimate reason for being there, and not having written permission from the principal or other person in charge.[1]
[Amended 4-2-2002]
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Editor's Note: Original Sec. 12-40(I), regarding loitering, and original Sec. 12-41, Harassment, which immediately followed this subsection, were deleted 4-2-2002.

§ 208-4 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 10-5-1982; 5-4-2010 by L.L. No. 3-2010; 10-1-2013 by L.L. No. 4-2014]
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of an offense, punishable by a fine of $100 for the first violation; by a fine of $175 for a second violation occurring within a twenty-four-month period from the date of the first violation; by a fine of $250 for a third or subsequent violation occurring within a twenty-four-month period from the date of the first violation or by imprisonment for a definite term not to exceed 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, and each day on which such violation continues shall constitute a separate violation.