Borough of Sellersville, PA
Bucks County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Sellersville 3-11-1968 by Ord. No. 373. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Law enforcement services — See Ch. 20.
Nuisances — See Ch. 89.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 97.
Disorderly practices are hereby prohibited within the Borough of Sellersville.
"Disorderly practices" are hereby defined as any act, word or conduct causing or tending to cause a disturbance of the peace and good order of the Borough or causing or tending to cause any danger, discomfort or annoyance to any of the inhabitants of the Borough or users of the Borough thoroughfares; or the making of any loud, boisterous or unseemly noise or disturbance; or fighting or quarreling or inciting others to fight or quarrel; or the public use of obscene or indecent language; or the loafing or loitering or congregating upon any public streets or alleys or public grounds of the Borough of Sellersville, to the annoyance of peaceable residents nearby or traveling upon any street or alley or being lawfully upon any public grounds of the Borough, whereby the public peace is broken or disturbed or the traveling annoyed.
The act of congregating or loitering on private property by persons who are neither business invitees or guests, in such a manner as to inconvenience other persons who are business invitees or guests, is also defined as a disorderly practice and is hereby declared to be unlawful.
[Amended 7-7-1997 by Ord. No. 604; 10-12-2015 by Ord. No. 703]
This chapter shall be enforced by a criminal action in the same manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure. A person convicted of violating this chapter shall be sentenced to pay a fine not to exceed $1,000 per violation, plus court costs and reasonable attorneys' fees incurred by the Borough of Sellersville, or to imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both. Violations of more than one provision of this chapter shall constitute separate violations. Each day that a violation of any provision of this chapter continues or occurs shall constitute a separate violation.