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Township of Worcester, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Worcester 10-12-1981 by Ord. No. 87. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Disorderly practices within the limits of the Township of Worcester shall be and are hereby defined as any act, work or conduct causing or tending to cause a disturbance of the peace and good order of the Township or causing or tending to cause any danger, discomfort or annoyance to the inhabitants of the Township or users of the Township thoroughfares, and shall include but not be limited to the following:
Loafing, fighting, drunkenness, the making of unnecessary noises, profanity or indecent language or acting in an unseemly manner.
The unnecessary sounding of automobile horns, sirens, bells, whistles or other warning devices.
The keeping of dogs, chickens or other animals in such a manner that they disturb the peace and quiet of the immediate neighborhood.
The operation of radios, phonographs, musical instruments and sound-amplifying devices in a loud manner such as to disturb the peace and quiet of the neighborhood.
The loading, unloading or delivery of coal or other materials in such a manner or at such a time of the day or night as to disturb the peace and quiet of the immediate neighborhood.
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection F, regarding firearms, added 8-21-1996 by Ord. No. 150, was repealed 12-17-2014 by Ord. No. 252.
Maintaining lights of such intensity, prominence, color or blinking thereof at such time of night as to interfere unnecessarily with the safe operation of motor vehicles or the reasonable enjoyment and use of nearby homes without annoyance thereto.
The affixing or causing to be affixed of any show bill, placard poster or other advertising device upon any pole, tree or structure within the Township without first obtaining the consent of the owner thereof, excepting that done by a public officer legally thereunder authorized, excepting no hunting or "no trespassing" signs.
Defacing, disfiguring, writing upon or in any manner causing to be placed upon any house or wall or building or structure of any kind whatsoever or any part thereof or upon fences or road signs or road surfaces any marks, lines, figures, letters or caricatures of any kind.
Causing offensive noise or odor to the discomfort and/or annoyance to the immediate neighborhood, other than normal agricultural uses or practices.
Operating any vehicle or device in a loud manner, whether licensed or not, on public or private property, in such a manner as to disturb the peace and quiet of the immediate neighborhood.
Driving any vehicle of any kind whatsoever across any bridge or on any part of the streets and roads of the Township, in violation of a sign placed at or adjacent to said bridge or part of said street or road, limiting the weight of any vehicle permitted to use the same.
The throwing, depositing or dumping or causing of throwing, depositing or dumping of papers, trash, rubbish, ashes, junk, waste, garbage or discarded material of any kind in or on any private or public property, vacant or occupied, within the Township of Worcester or maintaining any accumulation of such materials, except as may be customary and incidental to the use and enjoyment of any farm residence or place of business.
Displaying a house number or property number other than one assigned to the house or property by the Township Board of Supervisors.
Maintaining an overflowing or malfunctioning on-lot sewage disposal system.
The unauthorized taking of water from a public fire hydrant or tampering with an officially installed fire hydrant.
Keeping, whether confined, fastened or loose, reptiles and/or undomesticated animals such as wolves or lions, whether or not they appear tame.
[Amended 7-16-2008 by Ord. No. 223]
Any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this chapter, or causing or helping others violate the same, shall be guilty of the offense of disorderly practices and, upon conviction thereof in summary proceedings, shall be sentenced to pay the cost of prosecution and a fine not exceeding $1,000 for each offense. Where the circumstances of the offense are continuous, a new and separate offense shall be deemed committed for each day that such violation exists.