[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Blooming Grove 12-9-1985 by L.L. No. 7-1985 (Ch. 50 of the 1975 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MOTOR VEHICLES
- Any vehicle, including, but not limited to, automobiles, motorcycles, minibikes, dunemobiles, snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles or amphibious vehicles.
- PUBLIC PLACES, PUBLIC LANDS
- Including, but not limited to, streets, highways, alleys, sidewalks, drives or parking lots located within the Town of Blooming Grove, New York.
- TOWN PROPERTY
- All lands, buildings, Town garages, sewer and water district property, parks, parking facilities and/or any other property owned by the Town of Blooming Grove, New York.
The purpose of this chapter is to promote peace and good order, protect public property, places and lands and protect and enhance the appearance of the Town of Blooming Grove.
It shall be unlawful for any person to violate any section of this chapter or to engage in any activity which will disturb peace and good order on any public place, public lands or on Town property or damage any public or Town property.
No person may operate or park any motor vehicle on Town property, except on established roadways or in designated areas pursuant to the rules and regulations established by resolution of the Town Board from time to time.
No person or persons shall congregate, stand, loaf or loiter upon any street, sidewalk, entrance to building or on any public place, public land, Town property or other area so as to obstruct same, hinder or prevent persons passing or attempting or desiring to pass thereon; nor shall they congregate, stand, loaf or loiter in such a manner so as to annoy, disturb, inconvenience, alarm or be offensive to others.
No person shall deposit, dump or abandon on public places, public lands or Town property any garbage, sewerage, refuse, trash, waste, grass clippings, branches or other obnoxious materials.
No person shall kindle, build, maintain or in any other way use a fire on public places, public lands or Town property without permission of the Town Board and such other permits as may be required by agencies having jurisdiction.
No person shall indulge in disorderly or noisy or disturbing conduct within the Town or on Town property. Any person who commits any of the acts in the following subsections will be considered in violation of this chapter.
Offensive language. Uses or indulges in offensive, disorderly, threatening, abusive or insulting language, conduct or behavior.
Disorderliness. Acts in such manner as to annoy, disturb, interfere with, obstruct or be offensive to others, or cause such conditions etc., as to require any request for police service.
Causing crowd to collect. By his actions causes a crowd to collect, except when lawfully addressing such a crowd.
Missiles. Propel, throw or shoot any missile or solid object, such as stones, eggs, snowballs, sticks, metal, bullets or similar materials, upon or across or toward any street, sidewalk, highway or other public place in the Town where such act would, in fact or potentially, injure or threaten injury to any person or property.
Lewd acts and gestures. Commit or indulge in any lewd, wanton, indecent, immodest, obscene or filthy act or gesture or expose, display, post, exhibit, paint, print or mark upon any wall or object or place any placard, poster, bill, painting or sign, either as an advertisement or otherwise, upon any building, billboard, wall, fence, tree or other surface so as to be visible from any street or public place, public land or Town property which shall be of a lewd, indecent, immodest, immoral or vulgar character and as may be calculated to shock the sense of decency and propriety.
Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on Town property, and are regulated pursuant to Chapter 72.
This chapter shall be enforced by all police officers having jurisdiction within the Town of Blooming Grove or portions thereof, including, without limitation, the Village of Washingtonville Police Department.
Every person violating any provision of this chapter is subject to a penalty of up to $1,000 for each such offense and shall pay as a minimum penalty for such violation the following sums: