Borough of Mifflinburg, PA
Union County
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§ 7-1 Curfew Established for Children Under Age of 18.

[Ordinance 218, June 21, 1960, Section 1; as amended by Ordinance 2002-11, November 19, 2002, Section 1]
It shall be unlawful for persons under 18 years of age (such persons being defined for the purpose of this ordinance[1] as children) to be or remain in or upon any of the streets, alleys, parks or public places in the Borough of Mifflinburg at night, after the hour of 10:00 p.m., unless such child is accompanied by parent, guardian or other person in loco parentis. After the hour of 10:00 p.m. all such children shall be required to be at home or out of the streets, alleys, parks and public places in the Borough, except as herein provided for. Such children may be on the public streets when traveling between the child’s home, school, church or work-related activity after curfew hours.
[1]
Editor’s Note: Sections 1 to 4 of this chapter.

§ 7-2 Unlawful for Parents and Guardians to Allow Children to be in Certain Places After Curfew Hour.

[Ordinance 218, June 21, 1960, Section 2]
It is hereby made unlawful for any parent, guardian or other person having legal care or custody of any of the children of the age above designated,[1] to allow or permit any such child, ward or other person under such age, while in such legal custody, to go or be in or upon any of the streets, alleys, parks, or public places in said Borough after the time prohibited in Section one of this ordinance,[2] except as therein provided.
[1]
Editor’s Note: In Section 1 of this chapter.
[2]
Editor’s Note: Section 1 of this chapter.

§ 7-3 Enforcement and Penalty.

[Ordinance 218, June 21, 1960, Section 3; as amended by Ordinance 284, July 21, 1970, Section 1; by Ordinance 97-06, August 26, 1997, Section 2; and by Ordinance 2002-11, November 19, 2002, Section 2]
Any child as above designated (in Section 1 of this Chapter) found on any of the streets, alleys, parks or public places within the Borough, in violation of Section 1 of this Chapter, shall be taken into custody by the Borough Police and delivered to his or her parent, guardian or other person in loco parentis or person having legal custody of said child and a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $300 may be imposed for this violation. If a child shall be convicted for a second violation of Section 1 of this Chapter, then the child’s parent, guardian, other person in loco parentis or person having legal custody of said child so offending shall upon conviction thereof be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $300, and costs and, in default of the payment of such fine and costs, to be imprisoned for not more than five days and a like fine or imprisonment shall be imposed upon any person aiding or abetting the violation of the intent and purpose of this Chapter.

§ 7-4 Discretion of Police in Determining Age of Children.

[Ordinance 218, June 21, 1960, Section 4]
The police officers of the Borough in taking children into custody under this ordinance[1] shall use their discretion in determining age, and in doubtful cases may require positive proof, and until such proof is furnished, the officer’s judgment shall prevail.[2]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Sections 1 to 4 of this chapter.
[2]
Editor’s Note: This section also repealed all inconsistent ordinance and parts of ordinances.