City of Monroe, MI
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council as Chapter 658, Secs. 658.01 through 658.06, of the 1995 Codified Ordinances of Monroe. Amendments noted where applicable.]
General penalty — See § 1-27.
False alarms — See Ch. 168, Art. II.
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 173.
Animals — See Ch. 188.
Bicycles, skateboards and skates — See Ch. 199.
Curfew — See Ch. 283.
Drugs: paraphernalia, nuisance properties and loitering — See Ch. 296.
False reporting of violations and false identification — See Ch. 333.
Snowmobiles — See Ch. 597.
Noise — See Ch. 451.
Nuisances — See Ch. 458.
Obscene materials — See Ch. 467.
Property damage — See Ch. 519.
Safety, sanitation and health — See Ch. 557.
Tobacco products — See Ch. 659.
Trespassing — See Ch. 673.
Weapons — See Ch. 707.
Disorderly conduct generally — See MCLA § 750.167 et seq.
Disturbing meetings — See MCLA §§ 750.169, 750.170.
Gambling — See MCLA § 750.301 et seq.
Prostitution — See MCLA § 750.448 et seq.
[Added 6-2-2008 by Ord. No. 08-006; amended 4-5-2010 by Ord. No. 10-001]
Disturbance defined. As used in this section, the term "disturbance" means something less than threats of violence. A disturbance is an interruption of peace and quiet; a violation of public order and decorum; or an interference with or hindrance of a person in pursuit of his or her lawful right or occupation.
Conduct prohibited. The following acts are deemed to be disorderly conduct and are hereby prohibited:
Engaging in an illegal occupation or business.
Begging in a public place or on private property accessible to the public.
Loitering in a house of prostitution or a place where prostitution or lewdness is practiced, encouraged, permitted or allowed.
Knowingly loitering in, around or about any place or area where illegal gambling or any illegal occupation or business is being conducted.
Jostling or roughly crowding another person unnecessarily in a public place.
Obstructing, molesting or interfering with any person who is lawfully in any place, public or private, or engaged in a lawful pursuit.
Violating any of the rules and regulations promulgated by the Parks and Recreation Department, the City Manager or the Superintendent of the Department of Public Services, approved by the City Council and posted in any public place, public park or recreational area.
Causing, provoking or willfully engaging in a fight, brawl or riotous conduct which endangers the life, health, safety or property of another.
Making a loud, boisterous or unseemly noise or disturbance to the annoyance of the peaceable residents nearby.
Interfering with the lawful pursuits of another by acts or threats of violence.
Sitting or standing on a guardrail or barrier which is part of any bridge over the River Raisin in the City or on any monuments, dams or historical structures.
Knowingly allowing, as owner, manager or occupant of property, a loud, boisterous or unseemly noise or disturbance to be made to the annoyance of the peaceable residents nearby.
Being intoxicated in a public place or on private property accessible to the public, and either directly endangering the life, health, safety or property of another person or acting in a manner that causes a public disturbance.
Engaging in indecent, lewd or obscene conduct in any public place.
Making any indecent, immoral or obscene exhibition or exposure of his or her person.
Congregating, gathering, collecting or assembling with others on any sidewalk, roadway, parking area, street corner or public place so as to hinder, interfere with, obstruct or impede the free and uninterrupted passage of pedestrian or vehicular traffic and refusing to disperse when so ordered by a police officer.
Making or exciting any disturbance or contention in, or upon, any street, highway, alley, sidewalk, street corner, public place or public park.
Attempting to communicate, by shouting or other spoken words, written notes, letters or signs, or hand signals or other motions, with any inmate or prisoner of the Monroe County Jail from any location, public or private, adjacent to or contiguous with the Monroe County Jail or the Monroe County Courthouse, whether the inmate or prisoner is indoors or outdoors, or in or out of vehicles, excepting such communication permitted by written rules and policies of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.
[Amended 8-12-1996 by Ord. No. 96-018]
No person shall knowingly and willfully ring any bell or operate any mechanical apparatus for the purpose of creating a false alarm of fire, burglary or criminal activity in the City.[2]
Editor's Note: Original Section 658.01, Disorderly conduct, adopted 8-10-1998 by Ord. No. 98-014, as amended 10-2-2000 by Ord. No. 00-014, which immediately preceded this section, was repealed 10-16-2006 by Ord. No. 06-019. In addition, original Section 658.02, Loitering generally; police order to disperse, and Section 658.03, Loitering around public rest rooms; declaration of nuisance, which previously preceded this section, were repealed 8-12-1996 by Ord. No. 96-018.
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 168, Art. II, False Alarms, and Ch. 333, False Reporting of Violations and False Identification.
[Amended 8-12-1996 by Ord. No. 96-018]
No person shall willfully disturb or interrupt any assembly of people gathered for religious worship by profane discourse, by rude or indecent behavior, or by making a noise within the place of worship or so near the place of worship as to disturb the order and solemnity of the meeting.
No person shall willfully collect, gather or stand in a crowd in front of or about the entrance of any church or place of worship so as to purposely hinder, obstruct, delay or block the free access or egress from such church or place of worship.
No person shall swim or bathe in any of the waters of the City except in suitable clothing.