[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Commission of the City of Parsons as §§ 15-504, 15-611, 15-802, 15-804 and 15-808 of the 1963 Code (§§ 15-40, 15-118, 15-119, 15-168 and 15-170 of the 1985 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Last amended 8-21-2017 by Ord. No. 6397]
There is hereby incorporated by reference for the purpose of regulating public offenses within the corporate limits of the City of Parsons, Kansas, that certain uniform public offense ordinance known as the "Uniform Public Offense Code for Kansas Cities," Edition of 2017, prepared and published in book form by the League of Kansas Municipalities, Topeka, Kansas. One copy of said Uniform Public Offense Ordinance shall be marked or stamped "Official Copy as Adopted by Ordinance No. 6397," and to which shall be attached a copy of this section, and filed with the City Clerk to be open to inspection and available to the public at all reasonable hours. The Police Department, municipal judge and all administrative departments of the City charged with the enforcement of the ordinance shall be supplied, at the cost of the City, such number of official copies of such Uniform Public Offense Code similarly marked, as may be deemed expedient.
It shall be unlawful for any person to post or stick any handbill, showbill, advertisement, poster, sticker or any other written or printed material upon any bridge, pole, fence, building, vehicle or property of another, public or private, or print, write or mark on any property without the consent of the owner thereof. No person shall place any such bills or advertisements on the poles of any utility company.
[Added 12-6-1965 by Ord. No. 3991 (§ 15-41 of the 1985 Code)]
Littering is dumping, throwing, placing, depositing or leaving, or causing to be dumped, thrown, deposited or left, any refuse of any kind or any object or substance which tends to pollute, mar or deface into, upon or about:
Any public street, highway, alley, road, right-of-way, park or other public place, or any lake, stream, watercourse, or other body of water, except by direction of some public officer or employee authorized by law to direct or permit such acts; or
Any private property without the consent of the owner or occupant of such property.
Littering is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than $10 or more than $500.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to place, dump or put the carcass of any dead animal, offal, filth, refuse or garbage of any kind in, or in any manner whatever to pollute, the waters of Labette Creek or any of its branches or tributaries at any point or place within the distance of five miles above the City waterworks dam or to keep and maintain any hog yard, feed lot or yard, or slaughterhouse of any kind or character or deposit any night soil or any decayed animal or vegetable matter in or so near such stream or tributaries as to pollute the waters thereof.
It shall be unlawful for any person to dig, remove, or carry away any earth, sand, gravel, brick, rock or sod or to cut away any trees or shrubs from any public ground of the City without the permission of the City Manager.
[Added 4-8-1981 by Ord. No. 5223 (§ 15-39 of the 1985 Code)]
It shall be unlawful for any person or motor vehicle to trespass in a private parking area adjacent to or near a business establishment or organization offering goods or services of any nature to the public after a specified time selected by the owner or operator of the business or organization, provided that the private parking area has been suitably marked as a "No Trespassing" area.
For the purpose of this section a suitable marker shall be one that contains the words "No Trespassing after (a specified time)" or words of similar impact.
Permission to be in said area by aforesaid owner or operator shall be a defense to this section.
The provisions of this section shall not apply to a person in any public bathroom, provided that the person is using the bathroom for the purpose for which it was intended.
No person shall perform such acts as will make him a peeping tom on or about the premises of another or go upon the premises of another for the purpose of becoming a peeping tom.
"Peeping tom" as used in this section means one who peeps through windows or doors, or other like places, situated on or about the premises of another for the purpose of spying upon or invading the privacy of persons spied upon without the consent of the persons spied upon. It is not a necessary element of this offense that the peeping tom be upon the premises of the person being spied upon.
A violation of this section is a Class B misdemeanor.
[Added 7-20-2009 by Ord. No. 6191]
No person shall stand on or in proximity to a street or highway for the purpose of soliciting contributions from the occupant of any vehicle within the City limits of Parsons.
[Added 10-7-2013 by Ord. No. 6296]
If any person shall be on a highway, street, sidewalk or in a public place or public building within the City limits of Parsons while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, narcotics or other drug to the degree that he or she may endanger him or herself or other persons or property, or annoy persons in his or her vicinity, he/she shall upon conviction thereof be fined a sum not to exceed $100 or be imprisoned not more than 10 days, or both. Public place and public building shall not include a bar or restaurant where alcoholic beverages and cereal malt beverages are served.
[Added 7-20-2009 by Ord. No. 6189]
Except where another penalty is provided, violation of this chapter shall constitute a Class B misdemeanor, punishable as provided in § 1-2 of this Code.