[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Lock Haven 9-11-1996 by Ord. No. 495B (Ch. 6, Part 1, of the 2003 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Curfew — See Ch. 220.
This chapter shall be known and cited as the "Lock Haven Loitering Ordinance."
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meaning indicated, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:
- Remaining idle essentially in one location; lingering; spending time idly; loafing or walking 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, the front of or the area immediately adjacent to any school, parking lot, store, restaurant, tavern or other place of business, and also public grounds, areas or parks.
It shall be unlawful for any person:
To loiter, loaf, wander, stand or remain idle either alone or in consort with others in a public place in such a manner so as to obstruct any public street, public highway, public sidewalk or any other public place or building by hindering or impeding or tending to hinder or impede the free and uninterrupted passage of vehicles, traffic or pedestrians.
Commit in or upon any public place, public highway, public sidewalk or any other public place or building an act of which is an obstruction or interference to the free and uninterrupted use of property or with any business lawfully conducted by anyone in or upon, facing or fronting on any such public street, public highway, public sidewalk or other public place or building, all of which prevents the free and uninterrupted ingress, egress and regress therein, thereon and thereto.
Create or cause to be created any annoyance to any person or persons.
[Amended 2-24-2003 by Ord. No. 670]
Any person who causes or commits any of the conditions above, 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.