Town of Mount Airy, MD
Carroll County
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[Adopted 1-13-1963[1]]
Editor's Note: The provisions of this article are derived from Article 3, Secs. 3-13 through 3-20, 3-22 and 3-28 of the former codification adopted 1-13-1963.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to take and carry away or willfully break, injure or destroy any box or other receptacle maintained upon any street or alley in the Town for the reception of paper, filth or waste matter; however, these receptacles shall not be used for the reception of waste material from commercial establishments or residential homes.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to, at any time or in any manner, deface or injure or remove any tree, fence, gate, railing, porch, building or other structure upon public land, by writing, cutting or in any other manner within the corporate limits of the Town.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to purposely injure or deface, by cutting, breaking or otherwise, any tree or trees now planted or hereafter to be planted along the sidewalks or within the public rights-of-way within the corporate limits of the Town.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to ride, drive, wheel, push or in any manner propel or permit to remain on the sidewalks of the Town of Mount Airy, any wheelbarrow, handcart, bicycle or any other such article, or any sled or sleigh in such a manner so as to impede pedestrian traffic, excepting however, baby carriages and grocery store carts.
It shall be unlawful for the owner or occupier of any premises in Mount Airy to leave the opening to any cellar thereon located so exposed that persons passing upon the street or sidewalks may fall into such opening.
It shall be unlawful for any person to suffer or permit water to fall or flow from the gutters or spouts on any premises by him owned or occupied upon or over any sidewalk upon such premises within the corporate limits of Mount Airy so as to injure such sidewalks or inconvenience pedestrians.
It shall be unlawful for any storekeeper or other person to encumber, obstruct or in any manner interfere with the free and uninterrupted use of the public streets and sidewalks of the Town of Mount Airy leaving any goods, wares, merchandise or other articles or thing thereon, or by use of a commercial lift, except for loading or during the erection or repair of a building.
It shall be unlawful for any person residing within the corporate limits of Mount Airy, Maryland, to allow paper, paper boxes and any inflammable material to be thrown or packed so that wind may scatter it. All such matter must be in boxes or crates, if kept outside of a building. All said paper and paper boxes, if disposed of by burning, must be enclosed in some iron or steel receptacle so that, in burning said matter, no danger of a fire shall originate therefrom.
No person engaged in excavating, repairs to structures or grounds or construction or having charge or control of excavation, repairs to structures or grounds or construction, or who may be engaged in or have charge or control of conveying material to or from excavations, repairs to structures or grounds or construction, shall deposit or permit to be deposited, in any manner, upon the surface of any street, alley, avenue, highway, footway, sidewalk, parking or other public space within the corporate limits of the Town of Mount Airy, either by placing, spilling, dropping or tracking from wheels of vehicles or from the feet of animals, or otherwise, any earth, clay, mud, sand, gravel or other material. If any such deposit occurs, every person whose duty it is under this section to prevent such deposit shall promptly remove the same. All macadamized or broken stone roadways adjacent to excavations or traversed by vehicles either in the process of conveying material from an excavation or in returning from the place of deposit to place of excavation shall be covered with planking so far as may be required to prevent any mud, earth, clay or other material from the excavation or from the place of deposit from reaching the surface of such roadway.
No one being the owner, driver, manager or conductor of any cart or other vehicle shall carry or convey or cause to be carried or conveyed in such vehicle any coal, earth, sand, gravel, broken stone, dirt, ashes, paper and other rubbish, or any loose fluid or offensive articles or matter, or any articles whatsoever within the corporate limits of said Town of Mount Airy so that the same shall or may be scattered, dropped, let fall, blown or spilled therefrom; and all vehicles conveying combustible refuse or foul, dusty or offensive matter of any sort shall have tight bodies and be closely and securely covered. All vehicles conveying wastepaper and wastepaper products, baled, sacked or otherwise, shall be closely and securely covered.
Owners of lots abutting upon streets, avenues or alleys or upon public parking or other public space, in the Town and which are above grade, shall protect such lots so as to prevent dirt, sand or gravel or any bushes, trees or like thing from falling or being washed upon the sidewalks, streets, alleyways or other public space adjacent to the same.
Owners or occupants of lots abutting upon streets or sidewalks, and those undertaking lawn or yard cleanup, lawn cutting or maintenance on such lots, shall refrain from blowing, tracking or otherwise depositing grass clippings or other yard waste onto sidewalks, roads or gutters without removing same within at least four hours.
[Added 3-4-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-1]
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to play baseball or football in any manner upon any of the streets or roads of Mount Airy.
[Added 8-1-1988 by Ord. No. 1988-2]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to authorize, aid, assist, participate or engage m the placing of any sign, marking, obstruction, speed bump or in any way to alter, deface or change the surface of any Town street or roadway without obtaining prior written authorization therefor from the Mayor and Council of the Town of Mount Airy which such written authorization shall describe the location and of any work authorized thereunder and which shall be strictly to.
Any person, firm or corporation violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction therefor, shall be subject to the fine and punishment prescribed in § C12-5A of Charter of the Town of Mount Airy.
The words "Town street" or "roadway" mean the entire width of any way or thoroughfare which is used by the public for vehicular transit, whether or not the same has been formally offered for dedication to the public or formally accepted by the Town, except, however, any street or roadway owned or maintained by any county or by the state.
[Added 11-1-1999 by Ord. No. 1999-3[1]]
The Council of the Town of Mount Airy is hereby empowered to pass resolutions from time to time, in its discretion, designating portions of sidewalks, streets and public rights-of-way as prohibiting the use of skateboards or rollerblades thereon, provided that the following such designation and prior to the issuance of any citation for violation of such prohibition that the areas of sidewalks, streets or public rights-of-way so designated shall be marked with appropriate signs at the end or beginning of each block so designated or at intervals of not less than 500 feet, such signs to read "No rollerblades or skateboards" or similar words.
Any violation of the provisions of Subsection A hereof by rollerblading or skateboarding upon any area of a sidewalk, street or public right-of-way as designated above shall be a municipal infraction subject to a penalty for each violation of $25 for the first offense and $50 for each subsequent offense.
Editor's Note: This ordinance also redesignated former § 96-16 as § 96-17.
[Amended 12-2-1985 by Ord. No. 144; 8-1-1988 by Ord. No. 1988-2]
Violation of any provision of this article which is not elsewhere declared to be a misdemeanor is hereby deemed to be a municipal infraction.