Township of Lehigh, PA
Northampton County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Lehigh 2-12-1980 as Art. 711 of the 1980 Code of Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Nuisances — See Ch. 103.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 115.
Weapons — See Ch. 170.
No person shall intentionally cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly create a risk in any place whatsoever within the Township by engaging in fighting or threatening, or in violent or tumultuous behavior; making unreasonable noise; using obscene language, or making an obscene gesture; or creating a hazard or physically offensive condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose of the actor.
Any person who shall be guilty of any act, word or conduct causing or tending to cause a disturbance of the peace and good order of the Township of Lehigh, or causing or tending to cause any danger, discomfort or annoyance to any of the inhabitants of the Township or users of the Township thoroughfares; or who shall willfully make any loud, boisterous or unseemly noise or disturbance; or who shall fight or quarrel or incite others to fight or quarrel; or who shall publicly make use of obscene or indecent language; or who shall loaf or loiter or congregate upon any of the public streets or alleys of public grounds in the Township of Lehigh, to the annoyance of peaceable residents near by or traveling upon any street or alley or being lawfully upon any of the public grounds in the Township, whereby the public peace is broken or disturbed or the traveling public annoyed, shall be guilty of disorderly conduct.
Such person so acting shall be charged with summary offense and upon conviction be subject to the penalties hereinafter provided.
No person shall wrongfully strike another or be engaged in any fight or affray or be or appear in a drunken or intoxicated condition in any public street, highway or public place within the Township.
No person or persons shall unnecessarily and willfully obstruct or interfere with the travel upon any public right-of-way or passageways of any church, hall or other public place.
No person or persons shall lounge, loiter or loaf thereupon or therein, or upon any street corners or public bridges.
No person shall aid, assist, encourage or abet any other person in the commission of any of the offenses prohibited by this chapter or shall incite such commission.
The use or operation of loudspeakers, sound devices or sound apparatus, the unnecessary blowing of horns or the making of unnecessary loud noises is declared to be a public nuisance, disturbing to the public peace and injurious to the public interest.
No person shall permit or commit the unnecessary blowing of horns or the making of unnecessary loud noises in or upon the streets of the Township except for the proper use of horns or other devices as reasonable warning in accordance with traffic laws.
Penalties for violation of this chapter shall be as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II.
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).