Town of North Brentwood, MD
Prince George's County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of North Brentwood as Ch. VII, Art. 2, Title 1, of the 1990 Code of Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Disorderly conduct — See Ch. 123.
Obscene materials — See Ch. 196.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 225.
No person shall loiter or stroll in, about, or upon any street, alley, or other public way or public place, or public gathering or assembly, or in or around any store, shop or business or commercial establishment, or on any private property or place, without lawful business and conducting himself in a lewd, wanton, or lascivious manner in speech or behavior.
No person shall obstruct the free passage of persons passing along or by any public street, sidewalk or highway within the Town of North Brentwood.
No person shall willfully disturb any neighborhood within the Town by loud and unseemly noises, or to profanely curse and swear or use obscene language upon or near any such street, sidewalk, or highway.
No person shall be under the influence of an intoxicating liquor or drug in such condition as to be unable to exercise care for his own safety or the safety of others, and in such condition disturb the public peace.
No person shall publicly expose his person or make any indecent gestures upon the public streets, sidewalks, highways or private and public parking lots within the Town.
No person shall damage, befoul, or disturb public property or the property of another so as to create a hazardous, unhealthy, or physically offensive condition.
No person shall enter uninvited upon the lands or premises of any other person, firm or corporation, whether such person be the owner or lessee of said land or premises, and to willfully act in a disorderly manner by making loud and unseemly noises; or by profanely cursing or swearing or using vulgar or obscene language or by being under the influence of intoxicating liquors or narcotics while thereon.
No person shall take a drink of intoxicating beverage, or offer a drink of such to another whether accepted or not, upon any street, avenue, alley, or in any public place, except on premises for which a license for the sale of alcoholic beverages has have been issued.
No person shall disquiet or disturb any congregation or assembly for religious worship by making a noise or by rude or indecent behavior, or profane discourse within their place of worship, or so near the same as to disturb the order or solemnity of the meeting.
No person shall make, continue, or cause to be made or continued, any excessive, unnecessary or unusually loud noise or any noise which either annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of others, within the Town.
No mechanical device, machine, apparatus, or instrument for intensification of the human voice, or any sound or noise, nor any bell, horn, gong, whistle, drum, musical instrument or other noise-making instrument or device shall be struck, sounded, used, operated or caused to be used or operated on or in any street, avenue, alley, highway, footway, sidewalk, parking or other public space.
It shall be unlawful to make loud noises or use any of the instruments, or devices described herein, in or about bar-rooms, hotels, or other public place in the Town of North Brentwood after 2:00 a.m.
No person within the Town of North Brentwood shall make any noise or outcry, or use, sound, operate, or cause to be sounded or operated, any of the devices defined herein, for the purpose of attracting attention for advertising purposes.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or conduct any public dance later than 2:00 a.m. on any night within the Town of North Brentwood.
The owner or owners of any property within the Town shall remove all trash, waste material, garbage, offensive and dirty material, or weeds, briars and brush more than one-foot tall on any private property adjoining any of the streets, alleys, or lanes and within 200 feet thereof, in the Town.
It shall be the duty of the Town Clerk to notify the owner or owners of any property where such public nuisance exists, to remove such public nuisance within 10 days, inclusive of Sundays and holidays, after the date of such notice. Such notice shall be given by placing the same in the United States mail, addressed to the last known address of such person or persons and with sufficient postage prepaid.
Upon failure of said owner to remove said public nuisance within the specified time, the nuisance will be removed by the Town and the cost thereof be charged to said owner unless cause to the contrary be shown by filing objections in writing with the Town Clerk on or before the expiration date of such notice.
If such written objections are filed it shall be the duty of said owner to appear before the meeting of the Mayor and Council at its next meeting, when a public hearing shall be accorded to said owner.
If said public nuisance is not removed within the time specified in such notice, and no written objections have been filed or overruled by the Mayor and Council, then the Town Clerk shall cause the public nuisance to be removed, and he is authorized to incur the necessary expense in so doing, and shall place a charge against the proper person or persons for such cost and proceed to collect the same by entering same on the tax records as a tax upon such real estate, or by suit if deemed necessary, or both.