Village of Chittenango, NY
Madison County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Chittenango 6-20-1989 by L.L. No. 2-1989. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Peace and good order — See Ch. 104.
This chapter is enacted in recognition of the fact that minors under the age of 16 years loitering and wandering in or upon the public streets and ways constitute a hazard not only to their own personal well-being but to the health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants of the village and to their property.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any minor under the age of 16 years to loiter, idle, wander, stroll or play in or upon the public streets, highways, roads, alleys, parks, playgrounds or other public grounds, public places and public buildings, places of amusement and entertainment, vacant lots or other unsupervised places between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. of the following day; provided, however, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to a minor accompanied by his or her parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of the minor, or to a minor going to or coming from an organized school or community function or a place of business where he or she is actually employed on a regular basis. The latter exception shall not apply when such minor is playing or unnecessarily loitering in or upon any street or public place in the village.
B. 
Any minor found in violation of this section shall be guilty of an offense.
[Added 4-25-2000 by L.L. No. 5-2000]
C. 
Each violation of the provisions of this section shall constitute a separate offense.
It shall be unlawful for the parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of a minor under the age of 16 years to permit such minor to loiter, idle, wander, stroll or play in or upon the public streets, highways, roads, alleys, parks, playgrounds or other public grounds, public places and public buildings, places of amusement and entertainment, vacant lots or other unsupervised places between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. of the following day; provided, however, that the provisions of this section shall not apply when the minor is accompanied by his or her parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of the minor, or when the minor is going to or coming from an organized school or community function or a place of business where he or she is actually employed on a regular basis.
A. 
Any minor found in violation of the provisions of § 64-2 shall be taken into custody by any police officer and turned over to his or her parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of the minor.
B. 
Any minor habitually found in violation of the provisions of § 64-2 shall be dealt with in accordance with the Family Court Act of the State of New York.
C. 
A parent or guardian or other adult person violating the provisions of § 64-3 shall be guilty of an offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable for each offense by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.
[Added 4-25-2000 by L.L. No. 5-2000]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PUBLIC PLACE
Any place to which the public has access, including any street, highway, road, alley or sidewalk. It shall also include the front of or the area surrounding any store, shop, restaurant, tavern or other place of business, and public grounds, facilities and parks. It shall also include parking lots or other vacant private property not owned by or under the control of the person charged with violating this chapter or, in the case of a minor, not owned by or under the control of his parents or guardian, for which consent for such use has not previously been obtained.