City of Bridgman, MI
Berrien County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Bridgman 5-16-2011 by Ord. No. 181. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any person to:
A. 
Create or engage in any disturbance, fight or quarrel in any public place, except in reasonable self-defense when attacked without reasonable provocation or in reasonable defense of another who was so attacked;
B. 
Disturb the public peace and quiet by loud, boisterous or vulgar conduct or language, which can be heard by persons at a distance of 50 feet from the location where the conduct or language originates;
C. 
Without proper authority, conduct himself or herself in any public place so as to obstruct the free and uninterrupted passage of the public;
D. 
Disturb or unreasonably interfere with any service of worship or other assembly gathered for lawful purpose;[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 1(E) of the 1999 Compiled Ordinances, regarding firing, discharging, displaying or possessing fireworks except of the type and under the conditions permitted by the Fireworks Safety Act, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 9-16-2019 by Ord. No. 205.
E. 
Incite, cause or attempt to incite or cause any assembled group of persons to act in a manner that is likely to or does endanger the safety of another person or of property; and/or
F. 
By the use or means of telephone, perform any of the following:
(1) 
Disturb the peace, quiet or privacy of any other person by repeated calls intended to harass or annoy the person or family to whom the calls are made;
(2) 
Engage in or suggest any lewd or lascivious act;
(3) 
Attempt to extort money or anything of value from any person;
(4) 
Threaten any physical violence or harm to any person;
(5) 
Repeatedly and continuously ring the telephone of any person with intent to disturb or harass the person.
G. 
Except as permitted at events approved, from time to time, by resolution of the City Council, create any loud noises or use any loudspeaker, sound amplifier or other electrical or mechanical device intended to increase the volume of sound which can be heard by persons at a distance of 50 feet from the location where the sound originates and which disturbs the quiet, comfort or repose of any person or persons; and/or
H. 
Disturb the public peace by permitting any noisy or riotous persons to assemble in any house or business owned, occupied or controlled by him or her which can be heard by persons at a distance of 50 feet from the location where the conduct or language originates.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
Any violation of this chapter shall be a municipal civil infraction punishable by a minimum fine of $100.