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City of Kingston, NY
Ulster County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Kingston 8-7-1984 by L.L. No. 3-1984, approved 8-28-1984, as Ch. 40 of the 1984 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Container hazards — See Ch. 188.
Curfew — See Ch. 191.
Emergency regulations — See Ch. 208.
Exhibitions and shows — See Ch. 213.
Fortune-telling — See Ch. 238.
Municipal stadium regulations — See Ch. 295.
Noise — See Ch. 300.
Parks and recreational facilities — See Ch. 310.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 318.
Solid waste — See Ch. 350.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 355.
Admission of children to theaters — See Ch. 366.
A person who shall within the City of Kingston, by any offensive or disorderly act or language, annoy or interfere with any person or persons in any place or with the passengers of any public conveyance; or who shall disturb or offend the occupants of conveyance by any disorderly act, language or display, although such act, conduct or display may not amount to assault and battery; or any person who within said city willfully and wrongfully commits any act which seriously injures the persons or property of another or which seriously disturbs or endangers the public peace or health or which openly outrages public decency; and any idle person within said city who, not having visible means to maintain himself, lives without employment; or any person who within said city wanders about and begs, or goes from door to door or places himself in the streets, highways, passages or public places, without the written permission of the Mayor of the city, to beg and receive alms; or any person who within said city has no visible occupation, profession or business to maintain himself by, but who, for the most part, supports himself by gambling or crime or by the avails of prostitution, or any person who within said city is a common prostitute; or any person who engages in quarreling within said city in any public park, street, lane or alley or in any public place or in any place within public view or hearing; or any person who shall within said city make indecent gestures or exhibitions of himself or herself in public view; or who shall in any public place or in any place within public view or hearing within said city publicly use indecent, foul or profane words or opprobrious or provoking language or outcries tending to a breach of the peace; or utter threats of unlawful violence or shall make any unusual noise or disturbance of the public peace or quiet; or shall knowingly give a false alarm of fire; or who shall within said city, alone or with other, not using the public ways of said city to pass and repass, lounge or loiter about, stand upon or occupy the sidewalks of any public place in front of or along any premises or buildings, public or private, not owned or occupied by such person; or who shall be, without any right, in or about the approaches, passages, entrance hall or stairway of any building used for public assemblages or public resort within said city, to the annoyance or impediment of persons lawfully passing or repassing, or of the property owners, and shall refuse, after directions by any officer or citizen, to pass along or disperse from said place or places; or who shall disturb or interrupt any public meeting, school, theater, concert, exhibition or assemblage within said city, without lawful authority; or who shall be found in the nighttime lurking suspiciously about any place within said city and shall refuse, upon demand of any policeman or watchman, to give an account of himself or herself; or who shall carry in any public place within said city any loaded firearm; or any person who within said city shall maliciously and unlawfully open any structure, garage or enclosure and take away therefrom, or from any other place within said city, any animal, property or vehicle of another, under circumstances not amounting to larceny or a felony; or who shall be found engaged, in any public place aforesaid within said city, in throwing stones or other missiles and thereby endangering persons or property; or who shall maliciously injure any street or public electric lamp, lamppost, post, pole, wire, gas pipe main or fire alarm apparatus or any city water pipe main, hydrant, hose or any works or apparatus in any street or public place within said city for the transmission of heat, light, water power or telegraph or telephone messages, or any street signs or traffic regulator put up by the authority of the Common Council of said city; or who shall be found naked or with persons improperly exposed, bathing in any of the canals, basins, streams, races, ponds, creeks or water within said city in any public place, is guilty of the crime of disorderly conduct, which is hereby declared to be an offense within said City of Kingston, and shall be punishable by a fine of no more than $50, or by imprisonment of not more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
This chapter shall take effect immediately.