[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Lower Burrell 8-9-1993 by Ord. No. 9-1993. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:
- Remaining idle essentially in one location; lingering; spending time idly; loafing or walking about aimlessly in one vicinity or neighborhood; or "hanging around."
- PUBLIC PLACE
- Any place to which the public has access including any public street or public sidewalk, public property, the front of and the area immediately adjacent to any school, parking lot, store, restaurant, tavern or other place of business.
No person shall loiter in a public place in such manner as to:
Create or cause to be created a danger of a breach of the peace.
Obstruct, hinder or impede the free passage of pedestrians, patrons, vehicles or the general public.
Obstruct, molest, hinder, impede or interfere with any person lawfully in any public place as defined in § 201 of this chapter. This shall include, but is not limited to, 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 the presence of any person in any public place is causing or is likely to cause any of the conditions enumerated in § 191-2 of this chapter, any police officer may 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, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days.