Township of Maidencreek, PA
Berks County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Maidencreek 4-1-1965 by Ord. No. 32. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Noise — See Ch. 133.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, company or corporation:
To willfully make or cause to be made, or, being the owner of any premises or having control thereof, to permit within or on said premises, any loud, boisterous or unseemly noise or disturbances, or to be guilty of vagrancy, or to engage in fighting or to incite others to fight, assault or quarrel, or to engage in any other unlawful act tending to imperil the personal security of any person or persons within the Township of Maidencreek, or to endanger or injure any property within the Township of Maidencreek to the annoyance of the peaceable residents nearby, or near to any alley, street, bridge, public passageway or public place whereby the public peace is broken or disturbed or the public is annoyed or offended.
To use publicly profane, blasphemous, or indecent language, to commit open lewdness or any act of public indecency, make any indecent exposure of the person, to be found in a state of intoxication or drunkenness, to be gathered in disorderly assemblies on the streets or in drinking places.
To loaf, loiter or stand upon any of the sidewalks or other public highways or public places, so as to willfully and unnecessarily interfere or obstruct the free and full passage of residents, travelers or other persons.
To throw, place, discard or be a party to throwing, placing or discarding of any garbage, rubbish, paper, refuse or litter of any kind on, upon, or adjacent to any street, road, alley, sidewalk, public place, or lot or piece of ground within the Township of Maidencreek.
To raise any false alarm of fire.
To willfully or wantonly destroy, deface or injure in any way, any public or private property within the Township of Maidencreek.
[Amended 2-11-1999 by Ord. No. 162; 6-12-2008 by Ord. No. 213]
Any person who fails to comply with the provisions of this chapter or violates any of the provisions set forth above commits a summary offense and shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus court costs for each such violation hereof. this chapter may also be enforced by civil enforcement proceedings and in that event, offenders shall be liable for a civil enforcement fine of not more than $600 per violation. Whether, enforced civilly or through summary proceedings, or both, each day a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense pursuant hereto.
No penalty herein shall prevent the Township from enforcing this chapter by equitable, injunctive and other remedies.