[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Lower Salford 7-16-1980 by Ord. No. 80-1. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any person to loiter within the limits of the Township.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any act, word or conduct causing or tending to cause any danger, annoyance, inconvenience or alarm, or the reckless creating of a risk thereof, to the inhabitants of the Township or users of any of the public streets, alleys, sidewalks or public places in the Township by any person or persons who shall loaf, stroll or congregate in or upon any street, alley, sidewalk or other public way or public place or in any public gathering or assembly or in or around any store, shop, business or commercial establishment or on any private property or place without lawful business.
Whenever any group of three or more persons shall be loafing, strolling or congregating upon any of the public streets, sidewalks or public ways of the Township, whereby the pedestrian traffic upon such sidewalk, street or public way is obstructed from free passage thereon, all persons in such groups shall be prima facie guilty of loitering.
[Amended 9-19-1996 by Ord. No. 96-3; 6-3-1998 by Ord. No. 98-4; 11-18-1999 by Ord. No. 99-16]
Any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a criminal fine not to exceed $1,000 per violation and imprisonment in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility to the extent allowed by law for the punishment of summary offenses. Enforcement of any such violations shall be by action brought before a District Justice in the same manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure.