City of Crisfield, MD
Somerset County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Crisfield 10-15-1986 as Ord. No. 415. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Public property and ways — See Ch. 89.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PLACE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Any place open to the public or any place to which the public is invited and in, on or around any privately owned place of business, private parking lot or private institution, including places of worship, cemeteries or any place of amusement and entertainment, whether or not a charge of admission or entry thereto is made. It includes the elevator, lobby, halls, doorways, steps, corridors and areas open to the public of any store, office or apartment building.
PUBLIC PLACE
Any public street, road or highway, alley, lane, sidewalk, crosswalk or other public way or any public resort, place of amusement, park, playground, public building or grounds appurtenant thereto, school building or school grounds, public parking lot or any vacant lot or dock.
A. 
No person shall sit, sleep or recline in a place open to the public except on a bench, seat or bed specifically provided for said purpose.
B. 
No person shall wander about or remain idle upon any public place in a manner whereby words or acts of the personal conduct will result in a breach of the peace and disorderly conduct.
C. 
No person shall engage in loud, boisterous or abusive language at any public place or places open to the public.
Nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit orderly picketing or other lawful assembly.
A. 
Any person violating any of the provisions herein shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
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No person shall be charged with a violation of this chapter unless and until the arresting officer has first warned the person of the violation and such person has failed or refused to stop such violation.
[Added 10-2-1990 by Ord. No. 451]
No person shall engage in or importune another to engage in a meretricious display in or near a place open to the public.