Township of East Fallowfield, PA
Chester County
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§ 6-101 Definitions.

[Ord. 2010-01, 3/23/2010]
Unless the context otherwise requires, the following words or phrases shall be construed according to the definitions set forth below:
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
Any spirits, wine, beer, ale, or other liquid containing more than 1/2 of 1% of alcohol by volume which is fit for beverage purposes.
CONTAINER
Any bottle, can, or other vessel in which alcoholic beverages are contained.

§ 6-102 Consumption.

[Ord. 2010-01, 3/23/2010]
No person shall consume any alcoholic beverage in any quantity upon any street, avenue, alley, sidewalk, stairway, thoroughfare, or other public property within the Township of East Fallowfield, nor shall any person consume any alcoholic beverage within five feet of any public way or thoroughfare while on a private stairway, doorway, or other private property open to public view without the express or implied permission of the owner, his agent, or other party in lawful possession thereof.

§ 6-103 Possession.

[Ord. 2010-01, 3/23/2010]
No person shall possess any container of alcoholic beverage, whether wrapped or unwrapped, which has been opened or on which the seal has been broken in any manner on any public street, avenue, alley, thoroughfare, or other public property within the Township of East Fallowfield, nor shall any person possess any container of alcoholic beverage within five feet of any public way or thoroughfare while on a private stairway, doorway, or other private property open to public view without the express or implied permission of the owner, his agent, or other person in lawful possession thereof.

§ 6-104 Exceptions.

[Ord. 2010-01, 3/23/2010]
Provided however, that the provisions of §§ 6-102 and 6-103, above, shall not apply to interior portions of any private dwelling, habitat, or building, nor to the consumption or possession by persons in the areas herein designated of any duly prescribed and dispensed medication having alcoholic content as set forth in § 6-101 hereof; and, provided further, that the provisions of said §§ 6-102 and 6-103 above shall not apply to premises duly licensed by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and to persons then and there patrons of said licensee.

§ 6-105 Penalty.

[Ord. 2010-01, 3/23/2010]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a magisterial district judge in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues or each section of this Part which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.

§ 6-201 Disorderly Conduct Prohibited.

[Ord. 2010-01, 3/23/2010]
1. 
Disorderly conduct, as defined in § 5503 of the Crimes Code, 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 5503, is hereby prohibited within the Township. A person is guilty of disorderly conduct if, with intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof he:
A. 
Engages in fighting or threatening, or in violent or tumultuous behavior.
B. 
Makes unreasonable noise.
C. 
Creates a hazardous or physically offensive condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose of the actor.
2. 
Provided, as used in this section, the word "public" means affecting or likely to affect persons in a place to which the public or a substantial group has access. Along the places included are streets, alleys and sidewalks, transport facilities, schools, prisons, apartment houses, places of business or amusement, any neighborhood or any premises which are open to the public.

§ 6-202 Penalty for Violation.

[Ord. 2010-01, 3/23/2010]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a magisterial district judge in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues or each section of this Part which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.