[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Readington 2-19-2013 by Ord. No. 05-2013. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known as "Prevention of Disorderly Conduct," and its purpose is to amend and codify an ordinance previously enacted by the Township of Readington entitled "An Ordinance to Prevent Disorderly Conduct, to Preserve Public Peace and Good Order, and to Prevent, Disperse and Quell Crowds, Riots and Disorderly Assemblages and to Establish Curfew in the Township of Readington, in the County of Hunterdon and Providing Penalties for Violations Therefor," also known as "G-91."
The following regulations for the prevention of disorderly conduct are hereby enacted:
False fire alarms. No person shall give or cause to be given any false alarm of fire.
Unnecessary use of horns. No person shall sound his or her automobile horn other than as a warning signal necessary and essential in driving said vehicle nor sound the horn repeatedly or for long periods of time, except at weddings or other public celebrations.
Interference with religious worship or assembly. No person shall disquiet or interrupt any congregation or assembly meeting for religious worship or disquiet or interrupt any other meeting within the Township by making a noise or by rude or indecent behavior or profane discourse within the place of worship or other meeting place.
Noise. No person shall permit, make or continue, or cause to be permitted, made or continued, any unnecessary noise at any unreasonable hour which shall disturb the comfort, rest and repose of any person being in his or her place of abode.
Profanity; interference with person; telephone harassment.
No person shall:
Address or make audible any offensive remarks to or concerning any person in any place, public or private.
Obstruct, molest or interfere with any person lawfully in or upon any place, public or private.
Repeatedly telephone another for the purpose of annoying or molesting such person or telephone another and address any lewd, lascivious, indecent or disgusting remarks to such person.
Throwing objects. No person shall throw, discard, deposit or sweep any papers or posters, stones, sticks, glass, metal or any hard, dangerous or offensive substance upon a sidewalk, street, highway or public place or at any car, vehicle, house, building, fence or person; or dump any trash or garbage upon private property not his or her own.
Malicious destruction of property. No person shall maliciously destroy, damage or injure any property, public or private.
Annoying persons in public places. No person shall participate in any practice, sport or exercise having a tendency to annoy, disturb or frighten any person or persons or animal on the sidewalk, street, road, park or other public place.
Obstructions on streets or sidewalks. No person shall unnecessarily obstruct any sidewalk, street or public place within any kind of vehicle or vehicles or with any kind of box or boxes, lumber, wood or other thing; but the provisions of this section shall not prevent persons who are building or repairing from occupying such portion of the sidewalk, street or public place designated with a permit or other municipal approval therefor.
Any person who violates the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days and/or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.
This chapter supersedes any other Township ordinance or portion of the Code inconsistent herewith and, in particular, all inconsistent portions of the ordinance known as "G-91."