Town of Waterford, NY
Saratoga County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Waterford 6-4-1963. Section 68-5 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 11-1-1990 by L.L. No. 2-1990]
No person under the age of 18 years shall be in or on any of the streets, parks or public places of the Town of Waterford between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays or between the hours of 11:30 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. on Fridays or Saturdays unless such person is accompanied by a parent, guardian, relative or other person over the age of 18 authorized to have legal care and control of such person.
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Editor's Note: Former § 68-2, Parental responsibility, was repealed 11-1-1990 by L.L. No. 2-1990.
A siren shall be blown 15 minutes before the designated hour at which all children under the age of 18 years shall be off said streets, parks or public places.
The Town Board of the Town of Waterford shall have the power to grant extensions of this curfew to children under the age of 18 years to be in or upon the streets, parks or public places after the designated hour to attend such functions the Board may authorize. Appropriate passes will be issued to children granted such extensions. These passes shall be given to the sponsor of the function, who shall issue them to the children actually present at the function, and not before. The passes shall state the name of the function, the sponsor, the date and the time to which the curfew is extended. The Board shall also have the authority to exempt from the provisions of this chapter persons whose employment requires them to be in or upon the streets, parks or public places after the designated hour. Such persons shall be issued identification cards upon application to the Police Department, indicating the name of the person to whom the card is issued, the name of the person's employer and the hour to which the curfew shall be extended.
[Amended 9-1-1987 by L.L. No. 3-1987; 11-1-1990 by L.L. No. 2-1990]
The penalties for the violation of this chapter shall be as follows:
A. 
Persons less than 16 years of age.
(1) 
In the event of any violation of the above provisions by any person less than 16 years of age, the offending person shall be taken into custody by the police officer involved. The police officer shall immediately notify the parent, guardian, relative or other person over the age of 18 authorized to have legal care and control of such person that the offending person is in the custody of the Waterford Police Department. The offending person will be released into the custody of the parent, guardian, relative or other person over the age of 18 years of age authorized to have legal care and control of such person.
(2) 
In the event that it is alleged that the offending person is ungovernable, habitually disobedient and/or beyond the lawful control of the parent, guardian, relative or other person responsible for the care and control of such person, a police officer may originate a person-in-need-of-supervision proceeding according to the applicable provisions of the New York State Family Court Act.[1]
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Editor's Note: See Family Court Act § 111 et seq.
B. 
Persons over 16 years of age and less than 18 years of age. Any violation of the above provisions by any person over 16 years of age and less than 18 years of age shall be punishable by a maximum fine of $250 or by imprisonment of not more than 15 days, or both.