Borough of Girard, PA
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Girard 9-16-1996 by Ord. No. 652 (Ch. VI, Part 7, of the 1974 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Police Department — See Ch. 54.
Public consumption of alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 112.
Curfew — See Ch. 151.

§ 157-1 Prohibited conduct.

No person shall indulge in disorderly, noisy or disturbing practices, as hereinafter defined, within the Borough of Girard. Any adult or minor person who commits any of the following acts shall be deemed in violation of this chapter:
A. 
Obscene language, conduct or behavior: uses or indulges in obscene language, conduct or behavior.
B. 
Annoys or disturbs others: acts in such manner as to annoy, disturb, interfere with, obstruct or be offensive to others.
C. 
Unlawful assembly: congregates with others on a public street, sidewalk, park or place for other than a lawfully permitted purpose.
D. 
Shouts or makes noise: shouts or makes any other noise, either outside or inside a building, to the annoyance or disturbance of any person or persons.
E. 
Tampers with municipal property: damages, destroys or makes improper or unauthorized use of any municipal property, including parks, cemeteries, parking lots and notices, or conducts himself or herself in a manner contrary to any notices, rules or regulations of the Borough or refuses to obey orders of any person in authority with respect to the use of or conduct in or with respect to such property.
F. 
Disturbs peace and quiet: disturbs the peace and quiet of the Borough of Girard or any lawful meeting or assembly therein.
G. 
Prowls or loiters: maliciously loiters, prowls or congregates with others on the streets, alleys, sidewalks and other public thoroughfares in the Borough of Girard or in and about any public building, private dwelling or any doorways, stairways or areas adjacent thereto in said Borough.
H. 
Fighting: engages in fighting or in violent behavior contrary to the public welfare, health and safety of the citizens of the Borough of Girard.
I. 
Public drunkenness: appears in any public place or thoroughfare in the Borough of Girard so manifestly under the influence of alcohol as to constitute a danger to himself or herself or is a danger or annoyance to the person or property of others.
J. 
Noisy operation of a motor vehicle: operates a motor vehicle in such a manner so as to cause any excessive, unusual or avoidable noise, including the operation of a vehicle in turning corners at an excessive speed, causing the tires thereof to squeal.

§ 157-2 Violations and penalties.

Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $10 nor more than $600, together with costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of the same, to imprisonment for not more than 30 days.