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Borough of West Grove, PA
Chester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of West Grove as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Noise — See Ch. 278.
[Adopted 10-17-1968 by Ord. No. 1004]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PERSON
Includes any individual or individuals, partnership, association or corporation, singular or plural, including the responsible officers of any such association or corporation.
No person or persons shall, at or in any place within the Borough, create, make or engage in any riot or violent assembly.
A. 
No person shall discharge any firearm, air rifle, bow and arrow or spring gun of any type whatsoever, except as authorized by state law.
B. 
No person shall carry any concealed deadly weapon, except persons duly authorized by state law.
No person shall sell, use or discharge fireworks, firecrackers or other pyrotechnics in any public or private place, except as authorized by state law.
A. 
No person shall conduct, attend or in any manner whatsoever participate in any exhibition of an indecent or immoral character.
B. 
No person shall make any immodest, immoral, lewd or other indecent sign or gesture, or do or commit any other immodest, immoral, lewd or indecent act to or in the presence of any other person or persons in any public street, highway or place within the Borough.
No person shall operate, maintain, frequent or participate in the operation or maintenance of any house of prostitution or assignation or any gambling house or any house or building in which unlawful and disorderly acts occur.
No person, except a public officer legally thereunder authorized, shall affix any show bill, placard, poster or other advertising device upon any pole, tree or structure within the Borough without first obtaining the consent of the owner thereof.
No person shall wrongfully strike another or be engaged in any fight or affray, or be or appear in a drunken or intoxicated condition in any public street, highway or public place within the Borough. No person shall consume any alcoholic beverages on any public street, highway, alley or any public place other than premises licensed to sell such alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises.
No person shall willfully and unnecessarily obstruct or interfere with travel upon any foot pavement, sidewalk or public passageway; nor shall any person lounge, loiter and loaf thereon or therein or upon any street corner or public building, provided that this chapter shall not be construed to restrict peaceful picketing, so long as 1/2 of the width of the sidewalk is kept clear for the use of other pedestrians. It shall be unlawful for four or more persons without lawful purpose to congregate on any street, highway, alley, sidewalk or other public place, there to loiter to the impediment or annoyance of orderly persons passing or residing on, at or near the said street, highway, alley, sidewalk or other public place.
No person shall falsely impersonate a police officer or any other officer belonging to the Police Department of the Borough; nor shall any person, with the intention to deceive, use or imitate any sign, signal or device thereof; nor shall any person obstruct or resist any of said officers in the performance of official duty; nor shall any person in any manner aid any prisoner in custody to escape or attempt to escape.
No person shall cast or discharge any refuse into or upon any of the streets, alleys, public places or upon the property of others within the Borough.
No person shall deface, disfigure, write upon or in any manner cause to be placed upon any house or wall or building of any kind whatsoever, or in any part thereof, or upon fences or road signs, any marks, lines, figures, letters or caricatures of any kind.
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No person shall use any instrument or device for the purpose of attracting attention by the creation of noises to any place of business or amusement. The use of any such device outside of, or near an open door or window of, any such place shall be presumed to be for such purpose.
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No person shall willfully make or cause to be made any loud, boisterous or unseemly noise or disturbance whereby the public peace is broken or disturbed.
No person shall originate any false alarm of fire.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, plus court costs and reasonable attorneys' fees incurred by the Borough in the enforcement proceedings. Upon judgment against any person by summary conviction, or by proceedings by summons on default of the payment of the fine or penalty imposed and the costs, the defendant may be sentenced and committed to the county correctional facility for a period not exceeding 30 days. Each day that such violation exists shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this chapter that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense. In addition to or in lieu of enforcement under this section, the Borough may enforce this chapter in equity in the Court of Common Pleas of Chester County.
[Adopted 6-1-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-02]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
STREET
Any public street, roadway, right-of-way, and/or alley and/or any private street, roadway, and/or alley used by the public.
A. 
No person shall throw, strike, propel or otherwise cause balls, stones, missiles or other materials or objects of any kind, to be in, or enter into, onto, across, through or over any Street.
B. 
No pedestrian shall obstruct or interfere with any vehicle being operated upon any Street; loiter on such Street; or engage in any activity which would place him/her in danger of being struck by any vehicle operated on a Street or cause an unsafe traffic situation.
A. 
Enforcement. This Ordinance shall be enforceable by Borough police officers.
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Any person who violates or permits a violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, plus court costs and reasonable attorneys' fees incurred by the Borough in the enforcement proceedings. Upon judgment against any person by summary conviction, or by proceedings by summons on default of the payment of the fine or penalty imposed and the costs, the defendant may be sentenced and committed to the county correctional facility for a period not exceeding 30 days. Each day that such violation exists shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this chapter that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense. In addition to or in lieu of enforcement under this section, the Borough may enforce this chapter in equity in the Court of Common Pleas of Chester County.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]