Township of Robinson, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Robinson as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Rental property — See Ch. 212.
[Adopted 10-6-1958 by Ord. No. 263-1958; amended in its entirety 8-14-1989 by Ord. No. 16-1989 as Ch. 6, Part 2, of the 1989 Code]
Disorderly conduct, as defined in the Pennsylvania Crimes Code of 1972 (18 Pa.C.S.A. § 5503), is hereby prohibited within the Township of Robinson. A person is guilty of disorderly conduct, if he:
Engages in fighting or in threatening, violent or tumultuous behavior;
Makes unreasonable noise; or
Creates a hazardous or physically offensive condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose of the actor, provided that, as used in this section, the word "public" means affecting or likely to affect persons in a place to which the public or a substantial group has access. Among the places included are streets, alleys and sidewalks, transport facilities, schools, prisons, apartment houses, places of business or amusement, any neighborhood, or any premises which are open to the public.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 and, in default of payment, to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days.
[Adopted 11-8-2004 by Ord. No. 8-2004]
This article shall be known and cited as the "Robinson Township Disorderly Location Ordinance."
By enacting this article, the Board of Commissioners recognizes the need to regulate the habitual disorderly conduct which frequently occurs at certain locations within the Township. The recitals to this article are incorporated by reference herein and made a part hereof.
This article and the objectives leading to its enactment are authorized generally by the provisions of the First Class Township Code, and specifically by law codified at 53 P.S. §§ 56509, 55610 and/or 56526.
For the purpose of this article, a "disorderly location" is defined as a dwelling or nonresidential structure being maintained for the encouragement of idleness, gaming, drinking, fighting, violence or other misbehavior, or a location which acts as a common nuisance or disturbance to the location's neighborhood or to the Township's orderly citizens. A location will be deemed to be a disorderly location under this article if the police have been called or have responded to calls regarding the same location on at least three separate occasions in any three-consecutive-month period for the purpose of controlling a fight, responding to complaints from individuals relating to noise and/or violence, and/or for the purpose of controlling other misbehavior. A location shall be deemed to be a disorderly location even if the acts described herein were performed or perpetrated by the property's owner-tenant and/or their invitees.
It shall be unlawful for any person to own, operate, lease or otherwise supervise any ill-governed or disorderly location or place in the Township of Robinson, and the same is hereby declared to be a public nuisance.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 and the costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of said fines and costs, to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation of this article continues shall constitute a separate offense.