Borough of Sharon Hill, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Borough of Sharon Hill 12-28-1972 by Ord. No. 1019 (Ch. 86 of the 1972 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
General penalty — See Ch. 1, Art. II.
Lewd publications and activities — See Ch. 212.
Littering — See Ch. 216.
Noise — See Ch. 225.
"Disorderly conduct" within the Borough of Sharon Hill is hereby defined as an 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 the inhabitants of the Borough or users of the Borough thoroughfares, public parks and public places or to persons elsewhere within the boundaries of the Borough, and shall include dollar parties or any other similar-type affairs, loafing, corner lounging, fighting, quarreling, begging, drunkenness, profane or indecent language, offensive or insulting remarks, the making of unnecessary noise, any word, act or conduct tending to interfere with any other person or persons in pursuit of peace, happiness and contentment, or any word, act or conduct tending toward the destruction of good morals.
[Amended 10-27-2005 by Ord. No. 1304]
All of the foregoing coming within the definition of disorderly conduct are hereby declared unlawful.
Hereafter, it shall be unlawful for any person to possess or consume any alcoholic, malt or brewed beverage containing more than 1/2 of 1% by volume of alcohol in or on any public park, public playground or public grass plot in the Borough of Sharon Hill.
It shall be unlawful to litter the highways, alleys, parks, public playgrounds and public grass plots in the Borough of Sharon Hill by depositing paper, bottles and other rubbish thereon.
It shall be unlawful and is hereby prohibited for any person, firm or corporation, either directly or indirectly by employing others, to throw, drop or place, or cause to be thrown, dropped or placed, upon any of the streets, alleys, sidewalks or other public places within the Borough or upon any porch, stoop, piazza or step or in any automobile parked along any of the streets, sidewalks or alleys within the Borough, any posters, circulars, bills, handbills or other advertising matter or wastepaper of any kind or description whatsoever; provided, nevertheless, that nothing herein contained shall be held to apply to newspapers, advertisements, handbills or circulars subscribed to by an inmate of the house at which they are left.
No person shall dig up any lamppost erected by the Borough of Sharon Hill to remove therefrom any lamp or any part thereof, or willfully break or destroy any such lamppost or lamp or any part thereof, nor shall any person hitch or fasten any horse or other animal thereto or post any advertisement thereon or deface the same in any other manner.
[Amended 10-27-2005 by Ord. No. 1304[1]]
Any person who shall be convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of this article before any Magisterial District Judge shall be sentenced to pay a maximum fine as provided from time to time by state statute, together with costs of prosecution, or to imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed 30 days, or both.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).