[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Athens as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Minors
Article II Halloween
[Adopted 1-7-1942; amended 10-14-1965 (Ch. 23, Art. I, of the 1976 Code)]
[Amended 5-13-2015 by L.L. No. 3-2015]
It shall be unlawful for any person under 17 years of age to be or remain in or upon any public street, avenue, sidewalk, alley, lane or public place in the Village of Athens after the hour of 11:00 p.m. in the evening unless such person is accompanied by his parent, guardian or other person having the legal custody of such minor person, or unless the employment of such minor person makes it necessary to be upon such street, avenue, sidewalk, alley, lane or in such public place during the nighttime after such specified hour.
Editor's Note: Original § 23-2 of the 1976 Code, Parental responsibility, which immediately followed this section, was deleted 5-13-2015 by L.L. No. 3-2015. Original §§ 29 and 30 of the 1942 ordinance, which followed § 23-2 and which prescribed the duties of police officers and magistrates, were repealed 10-12-1976 by L.L. No. 15-1976.
[Added 8-3-1976 by L.L. No. 2-1976]
[Adopted 9-14-1989 by L.L. No. 2-1989 (Ch. 23, Art. II, of the 1976 Code)]
For many years, and to an increasing degree in the past few years, there have been acts of vandalism, mischief, assaults and harassment on Halloween night. These actions have disturbed the peace and good order of the Village and have resulted in injuries to persons and damage to and destruction of property. The only reasonable and effective way to prevent or minimize these actions is by enacting and enforcing a curfew.
On Halloween night of each year, commencing on October 31 at 8:00 p.m. and continuing through November 1 at 6:00 a.m., no person 19 years of age and under shall be on a public street, sidewalk, place of business, park, alley or any other place open to the public within the Village of Athens.
This article shall not apply to persons within the immediate physical custody and company of their parent or legal guardian.
Violations of this article shall be punishable by fine of up to $250 or by 15 days in jail, or both fine and jail.