Municipality of Kingston, PA
Luzerne County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Kingston (now Town Council of the Municipality of Kingston): Art. I, 12-14-1970; Art. II, 12-14-1970. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 12-14-1970]

§ 131-1 Disorderly conduct prohibited.

Disorderly conduct is hereby prohibited in the Borough of Kingston. Any person who willfully makes or causes to be made any loud, boisterous and unseemly noise or disturbance to the annoyance of the peaceable residents nearby, or near to any public highway, road, street, lane, alley, park, square or common, whereby the public peace is broken or disturbed, or the traveling public annoyed, shall be guilty of disorderly conduct.

§ 131-2 Disturbance of the peace prohibited.

Disturbance of the peace is hereby prohibited in the Borough of Kingston. Any person who shall be guilty of any willful act causing or tending to cause a disturbance of the peace and good order of the borough or causing or tending to cause any danger, discomfort or annoyance to inhabitants of the borough or to users of any of the public streets or alleys in the borough; or who shall fight or quarrel or incite others to fight or quarrel; or who shall publicly make use of obscene or indecent language; or who shall congregate upon any of the public streets or alleys or public grounds in the borough, to the annoyance of peaceable residents nearby or traveling upon any street or alley, or being lawfully upon any of the public grounds in the borough, whereby the public peace is broken or disturbed or the traveling public annoyed, shall be guilty of disturbance of the peace.

§ 131-3 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 8-6-1973]
Any person who shall violate any provision of this Article shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than three hundred dollars ($300.) and costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment for not more than thirty (30) days.
[Adopted 12-14-1970]

§ 131-4 Tampering with public property.

No person or persons shall destroy or injure, in any way whatsoever, or tamper with or deface any public property in the Borough of Kingston or any grass, walk, lamp, ornamental work, building, streetlight, fire hydrant or water or gas stop box on or in any of the streets, alleys, sidewalks or public grounds in the borough.

§ 131-5 Stakes and monuments.

No person or persons shall, in any manner, interfere with or meddle with or pull, drive, change, alter or destroy any stake, post, monument or other evidence of any elevation, grade, line, location, corner or angle in the Borough of Kingston made, placed or set, or hereafter made, placed or set, or caused to be done by the authorities of the borough in any survey of or in any street, alley or public ground in the borough to evidence the location, elevation, line, grade, corner or angle of any public street, alley, sidewalk, curb, gutter, sewer, drain or other public work, matter or thing.

§ 131-6 Warning lamps, signs and barricades.

No person or persons shall willfully or maliciously destroy or remove or deface or obliterate or cover up any lamp, warning sign or barricade erected by the authorities of the borough or by any person, firm or corporation doing work by permission of the authorities of the borough on any of the streets, alleys, sidewalks, bridges or public grounds in the borough.

§ 131-7 Removal of material from streets, alleys and public grounds.

No person or persons shall take any earth, stone or other material from any of the streets, alleys or public grounds in the Borough of Kingston.

§ 131-8 Exceptions.

This Article shall not apply to normal activities in connection with the construction, maintenance and repair of streets, alleys, sidewalks and public grounds, and the structures and fixtures located thereon or therein, or to incidental results of work done thereon or therein upon permit from or by authority of the borough.

§ 131-9 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 2-11-1985]
Any person who shall violate any provision of this Article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars ($300.) and costs of such proceedings or, upon default of payment of such fine and costs, by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than thirty (30) days.