[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Upper Gwynedd 4-27-1964 by Ord. No. 64-3. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- The act of standing upon or patrolling any public street, sidewalk or any other public place where persons may lawfully assemble by one or more persons for the purpose of:
It shall be unlawful:
To engage in picketing by force, violence, duress or breach of the peace, or threat of any of the foregoing.
To engage in picketing in such a manner as to prevent ingress and egress to or from any premises.
To engage in picketing in such a manner as to obstruct, prevent or interfere with the free or unobstructed use of any public street or sidewalk by other persons.
To engage in picketing other than in a reasonable and peaceful manner.
[Amended 4-22-1985 by Ord. No. 85-6]
Any person or persons, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter, upon conviction thereof, shall be liable to pay a fine or penalty not to exceed $1,000 plus costs of prosecution for each and every offense. All fines and penalties imposed by this chapter are recoverable by summary proceedings before the Magisterial District Judge, and all suits or actions at law instituted for the recovery thereof are to be in the name and for the use of Upper Gwynedd Township, against which the offenses are committed. In default of payment of any fine or penalty imposed by any Magisterial District Judge under the provisions of this chapter, the person or persons so offending may be committed to the Montgomery County Prison for a period not exceeding 30 days.
[Amended 11-23-1992 by Ord. No. 92-15]
Each day a violation is committed shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such hereunder.
This section shall not preclude the Township from any other remedy it may have at law or equity.