City of Oneida, NY
Madison County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Oneida 12-21-1982 as Secs. 4-17-5, 4-17-6, 4-17-7 and 4-17-11 of the 1982 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Animals — See Ch. 17.
Noise — See Ch. 98.
Trees — See Ch. 174.

§ 113-1 Defacing or damaging public property prohibited.

No person shall write, make, draw or paint any writing, printing, picture, marks or device of any kind on any sidewalk, tree or shrubs, curb, pavement, street, lamppost, electric light pole, bandstand, bench, public fixture, structure or building in this city or stick, fasten or post any placard, bill or paper thereon. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to forbid the posting or affixing of notices required by law.
No person shall injure, deface or tarnish any public building or any property belonging to the city, in any manner whatever, or shall wantonly or willfully injure, cut, deface, tarnish or smear any wall, pump, hydrant, fountain, aqueduct or reservoir, bridge, fence, railing, house or outhouse, or any part thereof, external or internal, nor any useful or ornamental structure or any shade tree or shrub within the city.

§ 113-2 Loitering.

Any person found loitering in any of the streets, alleys, parks or public places in the corporation tax district, or loitering or concealed in the stairway or hall of any building without any apparent lawful purpose or business, and who neglects or refuses to move on at the request of any policeman or police officer, if in a street, alley, park or other public place, or to leave at the request of any peace officer, or the owner or occupant of the building if so found in a stairway or hall, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

§ 113-3 Unprotected holes or excavations.

No person shall maintain or permit to exist upon premises owned or occupied by such person any unprotected hole or excavation which does or may constitute a hazard to persons, and particularly young children, who may come upon such premises, whether legally or as trespassers.
An unprotected hole or excavation is one which is not covered or which is not adequately fenced and is greater than one foot in depth.
This section shall not apply to holes or excavations made during the course of any work or construction left uncovered or unfenced during the period reasonably required to perform such work or construction.

§ 113-4 Stopping or diverting sewer or drain.

No person shall stop or divert the course of any drain or sewer.

§ 113-5 Indecency and indecent exposure.

[Added 3-20-1996 by L.L. No. 2-1996]
Any person who knowingly or intentionally, in a public place, engages in sexual intercourse or deviate sexual intercourse, as defined in the Penal Law, or appears in a state of nudity or fondles the genitals of himself or another person thereby commits public indecency, punishable as a Class A misdemeanor.
"Nudity" shall mean the showing of the human male or female genitals, pubic area or buttocks with less than a fully opaque covering, the showing of a female breast with less than a fully opaque covering of any part of the areola, or the showing of covered male genitals in a discernibly turgid state. Excluded from this definition of nudity, however, shall be the breast-feeding of infants, but the definition shall apply to any person entertaining or performing in a play, exhibition, show or entertainment.[1]
Editor's Note: Former Section 4-17-16(b)(1) and (2), concerning promotion of exposure and which immediately followed this subsection, were deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions).
A person who, in a place other than a public place, with intent to be seen by persons other than invitees and occupants of that place, engages in sexual intercourse or engages in deviate sexual conduct or fondles the genitals of himself or another person where he or she can be seen by persons other than invitees and occupants of that place commits indecent exposure, punishable as a Class A misdemeanor.