Borough of Collingdale, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Collingdale 9-11-1972 by Ord. No. 446 (Ch. 6, Part 2, of the 1987 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 112.
Disorderly property — See Ch. 191.
Littering — See Ch. 329.
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 373.
Disorderly conduct as herein defined is hereby prohibited within the Borough of Collingdale.
It shall constitute disorderly conduct within the meaning of this chapter to do any act, use any word, or employ any conduct causing or tending to cause a disturbance of the peace and the good order of the Borough of Collingdale, causing or tending to cause any danger to the inhabitants of the Borough of Collingdale or users of any thoroughfare located in the Borough of Collingdale.
Disorderly conduct within the meaning of this chapter shall also include any act, word or conduct tending to willfully obstruct, wholly or partially, any street, sidewalk or portions thereof, any private walk of entrance, public access to public facilities or to business establishments, either personally or by vehicle or in any other manner. No arrest under this section shall be made unless and until the violator refuses to comply with a duly sworn police officer's lawful direction to discontinue such unlawful conduct.
This chapter shall include within the meaning of "disorderly conduct" fighting; drunkenness; the use of profane, indecent or inflammatory language, except language recognized to be within the realm of protected speech of the first amendment to the United States Constitution; making of unnecessary and unavoidable noise; spitting or expectorating upon places or areas resorted to by the public; casting, throwing or placing upon any portion of any sidewalk, public street, alley, vacant lot, park, lake or playground any material or paper, ashes, dirt, rubbish, litter or refuse substance; or the parking of any motor vehicle attended or unattended, in or adjacent to any park or recreation area during the hours when such park or recreation area is not open for use by the public; or any word, act or conduct prejudicial to the health of the residents of the Borough of Collingdale or persons lawfully within the Borough of Collingdale or tending toward the destruction of good morals as measured by the commonly accepted moral standard prevailing throughout the Borough of Collingdale.
[Amended 10-5-1987 by Ord. No. 568]
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 $300 and/or to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days.