[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Honesdale 11-11-1996 by Ord. No. 553. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Honesdale Borough hereby adopts this chapter, entitled "Loitering," which reads as follows.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:
- Remaining idle essentially in one location, lingering, spending time idly or walking or moving slowly and indolently with frequent stops and pauses.
- PUBLIC PLACE
- Any place to which the public has access, including any public street or public sidewalk or the front of and the area immediately adjacent to any school, parking lot, store, restaurant, tavern or other place of business.
No person shall loiter in a public place in such manner as to:
Create or cause to be created a danger of a breach of the peace.
Create or cause to be created any annoyance to any person or persons.
Obstruct the free passage of pedestrians or vehicles.
Whenever the presence of any person in any public place is causing or is likely to cause any of the conditions enumerated in § 132-3, any police officer may order that person to leave that place. Any person who shall refuse to leave after being ordered to do so by a police officer shall be guilty of a violation of this chapter.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600, plus costs of prosecution, and in default of payment of such fine and costs to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days.