[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Franklin 10-2-1995 by Ord. No. 95-4. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- CURFEW SIGNAL
- The alarm signal located at the Central Fire Station on Bow Street within the City of Franklin.
- An individual who is under 16 years of age.
- SUBSEQUENT VIOLATION
- Any conviction based upon a complaint which alleges that the child
has had one or more violations of this chapter within six months of the date
of the offense complained of shall be considered a subsequent offense.[Added 3-4-1996 by Ord. No. 96-1]
- SUITABLE PERSON
- An individual who is 18 years of age or older, of good moral character, not under the influence of intoxicating beverages, drugs or other debilitating substance and has been approved or designated by the minor's parents or guardian to supervise the minor.
It shall be unlawful for any minor under the age of 16 years of age to be upon any public street within the City of Franklin or in any public place within the City of Franklin between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. on the days of Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. It shall similarly be illegal for such minors to be upon the public streets or in public places between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. on the days of Friday and Saturday.
The 9:00 p.m. curfew referred to in § 143-2 of the above shall be extended to the 11:00 p.m. curfew on an evening prior to any legal holiday celebrated formally by the State of New Hampshire and recognized as such by the City of Franklin within its personnel rules and regulations.
The curfew signal, as described above, shall be sounded at the appointed time, after which all minors under 16 years of age shall be required to be off the public streets and out of the public places, unless they are in the company of a parent, guardian or other suitable adult person as defined above.
Minors. For the first violation of this chapter by any child, he or she shall be released into the parents' custody at the police station or taken to his or her home by an officer of the Franklin Police Department, and the parents or guardian of such child shall be notified of the penalty for subsequent violations.
Custodian. Any parent, guardian or person having the control of any minor under the age of 16 years of age who shall permit any such minor to be on any public street or in any public place in the City of Franklin in violation of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
Second offense. Upon any subsequent violation by any child, the parents or guardians of such child shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.