[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Appomattox at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Authority of Council to preserve peace and good order — Charter §§ 12, 17.
Firearms and other weapons — See Ch. 102.
Loitering — See Ch. 130.
STATE LAW REFERENCES
Attempts to commit misdemeanors, how punished, Code of Virginia, § 18.2-27; extortion and other threats, Code of Virginia, § 18.2-59 et seq.; threats to bomb or damage buildings or means of transportation, false information as to danger to such buildings, etc., punishment, venue, Code of Virginia, § 18.2-83; petit larceny defined, how punished, Code of Virginia, § 18.2-96; trespass to realty, Code of Virginia, § 18.2-119 et seq.; impersonating officer, Code of Virginia, § 18.2-174; defrauding hotels, motels, campgrounds, boardinghouses, etc., Code of Virginia, § 18.2-188; calling or summoning ambulance or fire-fighting apparatus without just cause, maliciously activating fire alarms in public buildings, venue, Code of Virginia, § 18.2-212; discarding or abandoning iceboxes, etc., precautions required, Code of Virginia, § 18.2-319; gambling, Code of Virginia, § 18.2-325 et seq.; fornication, Code of Virginia, § 18.2-344; being a prostitute or prostitution, Code of Virginia, § 18.2-346; keeping, residing in or frequenting a bawdy place, "bawdy place" defined, Code of Virginia, § 18.2-347; adultery defined, penalty, Code of Virginia, § 18.2-365; obscenity and related offenses, Code of Virginia, § 18.2-372 et seq.; indecent exposure, Code of Virginia, § 18.2-387; disorderly conduct in public places, Code of Virginia, § 18.2-415; punishment for using abusive language to another, Code of Virginia, § 18.2-416; use of profane, threatening or indecent language over public airways, Code of Virginia, § 18.2-427; obstructing justice by threats or force, Code of Virginia, § 18.2-460.
Any person who has caused to be dug on his or her own land or the land of another any well or pit shall fill such well or pit with earth so that the well or pit shall not be dangerous to human beings, animals or fowl before such well or pit is abandoned. Any person owning land whereon any such well or pit is located shall in the same manner fill with earth any such well or pit which has been abandoned, provided that such person has knowledge of the existence of such well or pit.
In the case of mining operations, in lieu of filling the shaft or pit, the owner or operator thereof on ceasing operations in such shaft or pit shall securely fence the same and keep the same at all times thereafter securely fenced.
Any person violating any provision of this section shall be deemed guilty of a class 3 misdemeanor.
State law references: Similar provisions, Code of Virginia, § 18.2-316.
Every person owning or occupying any land on which there is a well having a diameter greater than six inches and which is more than 10 feet deep shall at all times keep the well covered in such a manner as not to be dangerous to human beings, animals or fowl.
Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a class 3 misdemeanor.
The Council may specify and require in this section reasonable minimum standards for the construction, installation and maintenance of such covers, including the manner in which any concrete used in connection therewith shall be reinforced and may prescribe punishment for violations not inconsistent with general law.
State law references: Similar provisions, Code of Virginia, §§ 18.2-317 and 18.2-318.
It shall be unlawful for any person to discard, abandon, leave or allow to remain in any place any icebox, refrigerator or other container, device or equipment of any kind with an interior storage area of more than two cubic feet of clear space which is airtight, without first removing the doors or hinges from such icebox, refrigerator, container, device or equipment.
This section shall not apply to any icebox, refrigerator, container, device or equipment which is being used for the purpose for which it was originally designed, or is being used for display purposes by any retail or wholesale merchant, or is crated, strapped or locked to such an extent that it is impossible for a child to obtain access to any airtight compartment thereof.
Any violation of the provisions of this section shall be punishable as a class 3 misdemeanor.
State law reference: Similar provisions, Code of Virginia, § 18.2-319.
No person shall throw or deposit or cause to be deposited upon any highway any glass bottle, glass, nail, tack, wire, can, or any other substance likely to injure any person or animal, or damage any vehicle upon such highway, nor shall any person throw or deposit or cause to be deposited upon any highway any soil, sand, mud, gravel or other substances so as to create a hazard to the traveling public. Any person who drops, or permits to be dropped or thrown, upon any highway any destructive, hazardous or injurious material shall immediately remove the material or cause it to be removed Any person removing a wrecked or damaged vehicle from a highway shall remove any glass or other injurious substance dropped upon the highway from such vehicle. Any persons violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor.
This section shall not apply to the use, by a law enforcement officer while in the discharge of official duties, of any device designed to deflate tires. No such device shall be used which does not meet or exceed the minimum standards set by the state division of purchase and supply.
State law references: Similar provisions, Code of Virginia, § 18.2-324.
No discharge from any bathtub, hydrant or other water fixture shall be permitted to flow into the streets, upon the sidewalk or upon the premises of adjoining property owners. Under no circumstances shall discharge from kitchen sinks or slops from a kitchen be turned, dumped or poured into the streets or in such a way as to run onto a street.