[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Port Republic 10-11-1983 by Ord. No. 31-1983 (Ch. 57 of the 1982 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Remaining idle in essentially one location, and shall include the concepts of spending time idly, loafing or walking about aimlessly, and shall also include the colloquial expression "hanging around."
- PUBLIC PLACE
- Includes any street, highway, road, sidewalk or other place which is open and used by the public, even though same has not been formally accepted as a public street, highway, road, sidewalk or other public place.
No person shall loiter in a public place in such a manner as to:
Create or cause to be created a danger of a breach of the peace.
Create or cause to be created a risk of the destruction of or damage to any property, public or private.
Create or cause to be created any disturbance or annoyance to the comfort and repose of any person.
Obstruct the free and safe passage of pedestrians or vehicles.
Obstruct, molest or interfere with any person lawfully in any public place. This subsection shall include the making of unsolicited remarks of an offensive, disgusting or insulting nature or which are calculated to annoy or disturb the person to, or in whose hearing, they are made.
Whenever any police officer shall, in the exercise of reasonable judgment, decide that the presence of any person in any public place is causing or is likely to cause any of the conditions enumerated in § 170-2, he may, if he deems it necessary for the preservation of the public peace and safety, order that person to leave that place. Any person who shall refuse to leave after being ordered to do so by a police officer shall be guilty of a violation of this section.
Any person violating this chapter or any of the provisions thereof shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $500 or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or both, for each such offense.