Cascade Charter Township, MI
Kent County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Board of the Charter Township of Cascade 12-8-2010 by Ord. No. 13-2010; amended in its entirety 12-10-2014 by Ord. No. 13-2014. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PUBLIC PLACE
Any street, alley, park, sidewalk, trail, public building, any place of business or assembly open to or frequented by the public, and any other place which is open to the public view or to which the public has access.
No person shall:
A. 
Commit an assault, or an assault and battery, on any person.
B. 
Engage in any disturbance, fight, or quarrel in a public place.
C. 
Be drunk in any public place or under the influence of any narcotic drug in any public place.
D. 
Engage in any indecent, insulting, immoral, or obscene conduct in any public place.
E. 
Insult, accost, molest, or otherwise annoy, either by word of mouth, sign, or motion, any person in any public place.
F. 
Collect or stand in crowds, or arrange, encourage, or abet the collection of persons in crowds for unlawful mischievous purposes in any public place to the annoyance or inconvenience of others.
G. 
Jostle or roughly crowd persons in any street, alley, park, or public building.
H. 
Loiter on any street or sidewalk or in any park or public building or conduct himself in any public place so as to obstruct the free and uninterrupted passage of the public.
I. 
Willfully destroy, remove, damage, alter or in any manner deface any property not his or her own.
J. 
Engage in peeping in the windows of any inhabited place.
K. 
Swim or bathe in any public place without wearing proper apparel.
L. 
Make any immoral exhibition or indecent exposure of his or her person.
M. 
Engage in any act of prostitution or gross indecency.
N. 
Solicit or accost any person for the purpose of inducing the commission of any illegal or immoral act.
O. 
Attend, frequent, operate or be an occupant or inmate of any place where prostitution, gambling, the illegal sale of intoxicating liquor or narcotics, or where any other illegal or immoral business or occupation is permitted or conducted.
P. 
Disturb the public peace by loud, boisterous or vulgar conduct.
Q. 
Permit or suffer any place occupied or controlled by him to be a resort of noisy, boisterous, or disorderly persons.
R. 
Obstruct, resist, hinder, or oppose any member of the police force or any police officer in the discharge of his duties as such.
S. 
Knowingly furnish to any police officer or other official a false name, false address, or false information in connection with any arrest or investigation.
T. 
Knowingly make to any police officer a fictitious report of the purported commission of any crime or misdemeanor.
U. 
Trespass or unlawfully remain upon the premises of another to the annoyance or disturbance of the lawful occupant or his agent.
V. 
Prowl about on the private premises of any other person in the nighttime, without authority or the permission of the owner of such premises.
W. 
Wrongfully throw or propel any snowball, missile or object from any moving automobile.
X. 
Wrongfully throw or propel any snowball, missile or object toward any person or automobile.
Y. 
Smoke in any public park.
No person under the age of 21 years shall purchase, or knowingly possess or transport any alcoholic liquor, or knowingly possess, transport, or have under his control in any motor vehicle any alcoholic liquor unless said person is employed by a licensee as defined in Public Acts 1952, No. 227, as amended, and is possessing, transporting or having such alcoholic liquor in a motor vehicle under his control during regular working hours and in the course of his employment.
Any person who violates any provision of this article shall be responsible for a criminal misdemeanor, subject to the penalties in Chapter 40, Article IV, Penalties for Misdemeanors and Municipal Civil Infractions.
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings provided in this subsection, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning.
ACCOSTING
Approaching or speaking to a person in such a manner as could cause the reasonable person to fear imminent bodily harm or the commission of a criminal act upon his person, or upon property in his immediate possession.
ASK, BEG or SOLICIT
Means and includes, without limitation, the spoken, written or printed word or such other acts as are conducted in furtherance of the purpose of obtaining donations.
FORCING ONESELF UPON THE COMPANY OF ANOTHER
Continuing to ask, beg or solicit from a person after that person has made a negative response, blocking the passage of the individual addressed or otherwise engaging in conduct which could reasonably be construed as intended to compel or force a person to accede to demands.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to ask, beg or solicit for money of other things of value:
(1) 
On private property if the owner, tenant or lawful occupant has asked the person not to solicit on the property or has posted a sign clearly indicating that solicitations are not welcome on the property.
(2) 
Within 15 feet of the entrance to or exit from any public toilet facility.
(3) 
Within 15 feet of an automated teller machine, provided that, when an automated teller machine is located within an automated teller machine facility, such distance shall be measured from the entrance or exit of the automated teller machine facility.
(4) 
Within any public transportation vehicle, or within 15 feet of any bus stop, taxi stand or public carpool lot.
(5) 
From any operator of a motor vehicle that is in traffic on a public street or right-of-way; provided, however, that this subsection shall not apply to services rendered in connection with emergency repairs requested by the owner or passengers of such vehicle.
(6) 
From any operator of a motor vehicle waiting to exit a private driveway onto a public roadway if the motor vehicle is within 50 feet of the intersection of the private driveway and public roadway.
(7) 
From any person who is waiting in line for entry to any building, public or private, including, but not limited to, any residence, business or athletic facility.
(8) 
Within 15 feet of the entrance or exit from a building, public or private, including, but not limited to, any residence, business or athletic facility.
B. 
Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing herein shall be interpreted to prohibit related parties from asking for money or other things of value from one another.
It shall be unlawful for any person to solicit money or other things of value by:
A. 
Accosting another; or
B. 
Forcing oneself upon the company of another.
Any person who violates any provision of this article shall be responsible for a criminal misdemeanor, subject to the penalties in Chapter 40, Article IV, Penalties for Misdemeanors and Municipal Civil Infractions.