CHAPTER XI. PUBLIC OFFENSESCHAPTER XI. PUBLIC OFFENSES\ARTICLE 2. LOCAL PROVISIONS

It shall be unlawful for any person to post or put any handbills, advertisements, posters, show bills or other signs on any building, pole or property in or along any public street or way in the city, except with the permission of the owner thereof. 

(Ord. 372)

It shall be unlawful for any person to commit trespass as herein defined. Trespass is entering or remaining upon or in any land, structure, vehicle, aircraft or water craft by anyone who knows he or she is not authorized or, privileged to do so, and

(a)   Such person enters or remains therein in defiance of an order not to enter or to leave such premises or property personally communicated to him or her by the owner thereof or other authorized person, or

(b)   Such premises or property are posted in a manner reasonably likely to come to the attention of intruders, or are fenced or otherwise enclosed.

(Ord. 480, Sec. 4)

It shall be unlawful for any parent, guardian or other person having the legal care or custody of any minor child under 18 years of age to allow or permit such minor child to violate any of the provisions of Section 11-202. 

(Ord. 480, Sec. 5)

Any person violating Sections 11-202:203 above shall, upon conviction thereof be fined a sum not exceeding $300.00, or by imprisonment for not more than 60 days, or be both fined and imprisoned. 

(Ord. 480, Sec. 6)

It shall be unlawful for any minor under the age of 17 years to loiter, idle, wander, stroll or play in or upon the public streets, highways, road, alleys, parks, playgrounds, or other public grounds, public places and public buildings, places of amusement and entertainment, vacant lots or other unsupervised places, and including the driving of cars or being passengers thereof, except as hereinafter provided, between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. of the following day. Provided, however, that the provisions of Sections 11-205:207 shall not apply to a minor accompanied by his or her parents, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of the minor or where the minor is on an emergency errand or legitimate business directed by his or her parent, guardian or other adult person having care and custody of the minor, or when the minor is going to, attending, or returning from any school function, place of amusement or other activity generally open to the public wherein minors are permitted to attend, from the place by the shortest and most direct route to the place of residence of the minor. When any school function, place of amusement or other activity, as aforesaid, shall be located outside the limits of the city, the minor shall take the most direct route from the point of entry of the city limits to the place of residence of the minor. Sections 11-205:207 shall not apply to any person, regardless of age, who is a married person. 

(Ord. 487, Sec. 1)

It shall be unlawful for the parent, guardian, or other adult person having the care and custody of a minor under the age of 17 years to permit such minor to loiter, idle, wander, stroll or play in or upon the public streets, highways, roads, alleys, parks, playgrounds,  or other public grounds, public places, and public buildings, places of amusement and entertainment, vacant lots or other unsupervised places between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. of the following day. 

(Ord. 487, Sec. 3)

Any minor violating the provisions of Sections 11-205:206 shall be dealt with in accordance with law and procedure where applicable. Any police officer finding a minor under the age of 17 years, violating the provisions of Sections 11-205:206 shall warn the child to desist from such violation and immediately return home, and shall promptly report the violation to the chief of police, who shall cause a written notice to be served upon the parent, guardian, or person in charge of such child who shall permit such child again to violate the provisions of Sections 11-205:206 after receiving written notice of the first violation shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not less than $5.00 and not more than $100.00 for such offense, the same fines which can be imposed upon offending juveniles.  

(Ord. 487, Sec. 4)

It shall be unlawful for any person to play, use or operate on the streets, alleys, or public grounds of the city any instrument known as a loud speaker or sound amplifier, without first procuring a permit from the mayor. Such permit shall be granted or refused at the discretion of the mayor. 

(Ord. 578, Sec. 4)

(a)   Within the City of Douglass, it shall be unlawful for any person to litter, scatter or spill solid waste, dump or dispose of solid waste at any site other than at a licensed sanitary landfill or other licensed processing facility or to store, collect, transport, process, dispose of, sell or offer for sale solid waste or salvage materials so as to create a nuisance or other than as provided for in this chapter. Solid waste collection vehicles licensed as covered trucks shall be deemed to be in violation of this section if the cover is not in place providing an effective cover during the transporting of any solid waste contained therein. 

(b)   Any person who shall be convicted of violating this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars. Each day that any violation of this chapter occurs shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as a separate violation. If upon trial of any person found guilty of a misdemeanor, it shall appear to the court that the violation complained of as proscribed in this chapter is continuing, the court shall enter such order as it shall deem appropriate to cause the violation to be abated or shall order reimbursement of expenses to the City of Douglass for any such violation abated by the City prior to conviction.

(c)   For purposes of this section, “solid waste” means useless, unwanted or discarded solid or liquid (including sewage) material relating to or produced by agricultural, commercial, domestic or industrial activities, including but not limited to garbage, paper, rock, cans, bottles and other containers, packing material, household wares, ashes, lumber, masonry, concrete and other building materials, appliances and furniture, pesticides, chemicals, pathological materials, radioactive, flammable and explosive materials, oils and solvents, manure, implements and machinery, street sweepings and mud trap accumulations, provided that the term solid waste does not include any uncontaminated earth, stone, minerals or junk vehicles.

(Ord. 824; Code 2015)