[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Rock Hall 10-6-1977 by Ord. No. 26. (The provisions of this chapter are derived from Sections 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 221, 223, 224, 228 and 229 of Chapter 2, and Section 705 of Chapter 7 of the former Code of Ordinances of the Town of Rock Hall, adopted 10-6-1977 as Ord. No. 26.) Amendments noted where applicable.]
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 65.
Bicycles — See Ch. 69.
Brush, weeds and vegetation — See Ch. 77.
Curfew — See Ch. 89.
Animals — See Ch. 94.
Drug-free school zones — See Ch. 98.
Garbage, rubbish and waste — See Ch. 125.
Firearms — See Ch. 137.
Littering — See Ch. 147.
Loitering — See Ch. 151.
Noise — See Ch. 155.
Skateboards — See Ch. 188.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 196.
Abandoned vehicles — See Ch. 212.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 215.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to take and carry away or willfully break, injure or destroy any box or other receptacle maintained upon any street or alley in the Town of Rock Hall for the reception of paper, filth or waste matter, and these receptacles shall not be used for the reception of waste material from commercial establishments or residential homes.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, at any time or in any manner, to deface, injure or remove any tree, fence, gate, railing, porch, building or other structure upon public land, by writing, cutting or in any other manner, within the corporate limits of the town.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to purposely injure or deface, by cutting, breaking or otherwise, any tree or trees now planted or hereafter to be planted along the sidewalks or within the public rights-of-way within the corporate limits of the town.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to ride, drive, wheel, push or in any manner propel or permit to remain on the sidewalks of the Town of Rock Hall any wheelbarrow, handcart, bicycle or any other such article or any sled or sleigh in such a manner so as to impede pedestrian traffic; excepting, however, baby carriages and grocery store carts.
It shall be unlawful for any storekeeper or other person to encumber, obstruct or in any manner interfere with the free and uninterrupted use of the public streets and sidewalks of the Town of Rock Hall by leaving any goods, wares, merchandise or other articles or things thereon or by the use of a commercial lift, except for loading or during the erection or repair of a building.
No person shall cast any dead animal into any street, avenue or alley within the limits of the town.
No person shall take a drink of intoxicating beverage or offer a drink of such to another, whether accepted or not, upon any street, avenue, alley or in any public place, except on premises for which an on-premises license for the sale of alcoholic beverages shall have been issued.
No person shall willfully interrupt or disturb any assembly meeting for the worship of God or, being intoxicated, disturb the same.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to purposely tear down or in any manner deface any sign or poster which has been posted by authority of the Mayor and Council.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to willfully break any streetlight within or outside the corporate limits of the Town of Rock Hall or to break any streetlight post, parking sign, traffic sign or traffic signal device in said town.
It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly give a false alarm or remove any fire apparatus or equipment belonging to the town or Volunteer Fire Department of the town from its proper place, except in case of fire or other public necessity.
[Added 8-10-1979 by Ord. No. 79-6; amended 5-5-1994 by Ord. No. 94-4]
Violations of this chapter shall be punishable as a municipal infraction. Violators shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $100. Repeat offenders may be assessed a fine not to exceed $200 for each offense.