[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Sykesville 7-10-1972 by Ord. No. 94. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The following words as used in this chapter shall have the meanings set forth below:
- COMMERCIAL PREMISES
- Any business premises operated for profit to which the general public is invited or permitted, including parking lots adjacent to or connected with such premises and sidewalks used by the general public in gaining access to such premises.
- To idle, stand, remain, gather or be a member of a group or crowd of people who are gathered together on any commercial premises without conducting any lawful business with the owner or operation thereof, or having patronized such business establishments to remain on such premises an unreasonable length of time after having been directed to leave by such owner, operator, or an authorized agent.
It shall be unlawful for any person to loiter on or about any commercial premises, during ordinary business hours, after having been requested to leave by the owner, operator, or any authorized agent of the owner.
It shall be unlawful for a person or group of persons to assemble on a public sidewalk in the Town of Sykesville and so conduct themselves in such a manner as to unnecessarily interfere with the use of the sidewalk as thoroughfare by the general public. However, nothing herein shall be construed so as to prevent any orderly picketing or other lawful assembly.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to a fine of not more than $100 or imprisoned for a term not to exceed 30 days, or both fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.