City of Northampton, MA
Hampshire County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Northampton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted as Ch. 14, §§ 14-2, 14-3, 14-5, and 14-6, of the 1977 Code]

§ 241-1 Maintenance of abutting passageways.

No owner or occupant of land abutting on a private passageway, and having the right to use such passageway, shall suffer any filth or waste or stagnant water to remain on that part of the passageway adjoining such land.

§ 241-2 Posting advertising.

No person shall post or affix or cause to be posted or affixed upon any tree, stone, telegraph, telephone, electric light or other pole, post or structure, within the boundaries of any street, lane, common, park, court, alley or other public place, any sign, playbill, poster, notice, advertisement, or printed paper of any description whatsoever, except election notices, or any advertising appliance or medium, or cut, paint or mark any such stone, tree, pole, post or structure except for the purpose of protecting the same, except upon permit of the Board of Public Works.

§ 241-3 Nude bathing in public prohibited.

No person shall swim or bathe, unless clothed in a bathing costume, in any of the water surrounding or within the City, so as to be visible from any dwelling house or street.

§ 241-4 Obscene or profane language in streets prohibited.

No person shall accost or address another person in any street with obscene or profane language.
[Adopted 11-18-1993 (Ch. 14, § 14-15, of the 1977 Code)]

§ 241-5 Malicious acts; peeping into windows.

No person shall enter upon the premises of another for the purpose of committing any wanton or malicious act, nor for the purpose of, nor with the intention of, invading the privacy of another by peeping into the windows of a house or spying on any person residing therein. Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to abridge nor in any way limit the right of a police officer to enter upon private property nor to perform any act necessary in the performance of his/her official duties.

§ 241-6 Graffiti.

No person shall enter upon the premises of another for the purpose of intentionally injuring, marring, destroying, defacing, or placing graffiti upon any property, structure, or building thereon.

§ 241-7 Violations and penalties.

Violations of this article shall be punished by a fine of $100 for the first offense and $300 for the second and all subsequent offenses. Violations may also be processed under the noncriminal violation procedure established by Chapter 40 of the Code of Ordinances.