City of Pittston, PA
Luzerne County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Pittston as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Curfew — See Ch. 198.
Noise — See Ch. 322.
Skateboarding, roller-blading and roller-skating — See Ch. 397.
[Adopted 3-29-1915 by Ord. No. 1915-78]
It shall be unlawful for any person to spit on any public walk, public wharf or landing, or on the floor, platform, stairway or elevator, or covering used thereon, of any railroad or railway station or other building to which the public has access or on the floor or platform or steps, or any covering used thereon, of any railroad or railway car or other vehicle, conveyance or common carrier used for the transportation of the public.
It shall be the duty of owners of all buildings, cars, or other vehicles, conveyances or common carriers used for transportation of the public in this City, or the officers in control thereof, to post and keep posted, in prominent places, conspicuously lettered signs warning the public against violating the provisions of this article and calling attention to the penalty for such violation. Where spitting receptacles are provided for the convenience of the public in buildings and cars and other vehicles that are open and in use daily by the public, such receptacles shall be cleansed and disinfected daily; and in buildings, cars and other vehicles that are not open or used daily, the said receptacles shall be cleansed and disinfected immediately after each day that such buildings, cars and other vehicles are used by the public.
A. 
Any person violating the provisions of § 355-1 of this article shall, upon conviction thereof in a summary proceeding before a Magisterial District Judge, be sentenced to pay a fine of up to $300, and costs, such fine to be paid into the treasury of the City. In default of payment of such fine and costs, the offender shall be sentenced to be confined in the County Jail for a period of not less than one day nor more than five days.
B. 
Any person or persons, firm or corporation violating the provisions of § 355-2 of this article shall, upon conviction thereof in a summary proceeding before a Magisterial District Judge, be subject to a fine of not more than $300.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
Any policeman, or other persons authorized by law to make arrests, is hereby empowered to arrest persons violating the provisions of § 355-1 of this article on trains or cars in motion or in transit and to take such offenders before the Magisterial District Judge.
[Adopted 8-12-1964 by Ord. No. 1964-5]
It shall be unlawful to permit or be guilty of any of the following disorderly acts, conduct or practices:
A. 
The use of any vulgar, obscene, profane, boisterous or insulting language, tending to a breach of the peace or tending to the disturbance or annoyance of peaceable residents or travelers nearby.
B. 
Making an indecent exposure of the person or making or exposing indecent drawings, pictures or written or printed matter.
C. 
Being found drunk or intoxicated upon any highway or in any store, theater or place of public resort.
D. 
Engaging in fighting, brawling or riotous conduct.
E. 
Engaging in the keeping of any gambling house, bawdy house or house of prostitution.
F. 
Resorting to or frequenting any gambling house, bawdy house or house of prostitution.
G. 
Prowling or loitering about the property of another or peering or peeping into any house or other structure without the consent of the owner thereof; provided, however, that this shall not be so construed as to prohibit peaceful picketing upon the public highways or sidewalks in the case of labor disputes.
H. 
The making or causing of any false alarms of fire to be struck, knowing such alarms to be false.
I. 
The tampering or interfering in any manner with any of the poles, wires, alarm boxes, keys to alarm boxes, fixtures, apparatus or machinery of the fire and police alarm system.
J. 
Maliciously, wilfully or wantonly breaking, stopping up or opening the spouts of any of the public hydrants which the City of Pittston has the right to use or otherwise injuring or damaging said hydrants; maliciously breaking, defacing or interfering in any manner whatsoever with any street sign.
K. 
The placing or continuing the deposit of any stone, earth or building material in any street, alley or highway.
L. 
The placing or hanging of banners over or across any of the sidewalks, streets or highways without a permit.
M. 
The placing or continuing of posts, fence rails, or other obstructions in the streets, highways, alleys or public places.
N. 
The excavating or digging up of any portion of any sidewalk, street or highway of the City without a permit.
O. 
The placing or continuing of any business or other sign beyond the line allowed for reservation, so that the same extends upon or over space reserved for sidewalks or the streets.
P. 
The firing or exploding of any fireworks without a permit from the Mayor.
Q. 
The making of any bonfire or setting fire to any wastepaper, straw, or other inflammable material in any street or highway of said City.
R. 
The shooting or discharging of firearms within the City limits.
S. 
The placing or leaving of any article of traffic or merchandise or any wares or any case or box containing the same or any packing boxes or barrels on the streets, sidewalks or highways of said City.
T. 
The throwing or placing of ashes, sweepings, garbage, fruits, or peelings thereof, on the public streets, alleys, highways, or sidewalks of the City.
U. 
In order to protect the public peace and safety, no sound truck or other amplification device may be used within the City limits, except on application made to the Chief of Police or to the Director of the Bureau of Public Safety, which application must recite the reasonable times and places where said device may be used and providing for the payment of a fee as set by resolution of the City Council.[1]
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
Any person violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof before a Magisterial District Judge, be fined not to exceed $300 for any one offense, with costs, together with judgment and sentence of imprisonment, not exceeding 90 days, in the City or County Jail, if the amount of said fine and costs shall not be paid.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).