Town of Mount Airy, MD
Carroll County
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[Adopted 7-1-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-7]
A. 
It shall be unlawful to block a sidewalk which is in front of a residential, commercial or public building, unreasonably interfere with normal pedestrian movement in front of a residential, commercial or public building, or interfere with reasonable access to a residential, commercial or public building.
B. 
Exceptions. This section shall not apply to:
(1) 
Emergency operations by fire and rescue services, police agencies, public utilities or their contractors;
(2) 
Emergency repairs to commercial, industrial or residential property;
(3) 
Any activity related to and created by public gatherings operating as part of a parade or public celebration;
(4) 
Any activity operating with appropriate government permits or permission, or under the auspices of a governmental body.
C. 
Persons who refuse to move to permit normal pedestrian movement or reasonable access to a residential, commercial or public building are subject to a citation and/or appropriate order to cease and desist, after first being warned, in writing or verbally, by an Town official or staff with authority to issue citations for municipal infractions.
D. 
Citations for violations of this section may be based on the observations of any Town official or staff with authority to issue citations for municipal infractions, or two affidavits from affected persons, provided that a warning, in writing or verbally, is first issued by the Town official or staff.
E. 
Violations of this section shall constitute a municipal violation and carry a fine of $50 for the first offense, $100 for the second offense, $150 for the third offense and $250 for any further offense. Repeat violations of this provision for which a citation may or could be issued may also be enforced by a cease-and-desist or abatement order issued by any Town official or staff with authority to issue citations for municipal infractions, or issued by the court in any legal action brought to enforce this article.
If two violations of § 96-18 occur within 30 days and are connected with or related to the operation of a retail, service or other commercial operation, after due warning, including an opportunity to correct a continuing violation, the owner or operator may be cited for a municipal violation as detailed in § 96-18E and is further subject to a cease-and-desist or abatement order as appropriate.
A. 
It shall be unlawful to throw or otherwise discard any paper, paper product, cardboard, cartons, plastic product, bottles, glass, glass product, metal object, wood object, lumber, wood scraps, food or any other material, trash or garbage on streets or sidewalks.
B. 
Citations for violations of this section may be based on the observations of any Town official or staff with authority to issue citations for municipal infractions, or two affidavits from persons who are witnesses.
C. 
Violations of this section shall constitute a municipal violation and carry a fine of $50 for the first offense, $100 for the second offense, $150 for the third offense and $250 for any further offense. Repeat violations of this provision for which a citation may or could be issued may also be enforced by a cease-and-desist or abatement order issued by any Town official or staff with authority to issue citations for municipal infractions, or issued by the court in any legal action brought to enforce this article.
If two violations of § 96-20 occur within 30 days and are connected with or related to the operation of a retail, service or commercial operation, after due warning, including an opportunity to correct a continuing violation, the owner or operator of the business may be cited for a municipal violation as detailed in § 96-20C and is further subject to a cease-and-desist or abatement order as appropriate.