[HISTORY: Adopted by the Orangetown Town Board 3-10-2015 by L.L. No. 1-2015. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Town Board hereby finds that conduct which unreasonably disturbs the public peace and order, or otherwise violates reasonable and generally accepted standards for public conduct, has the undesirable effect of eroding respect for the law and adversely affecting both the value of property and the quality of life, not only in the immediate area where such conduct is permitted to proliferate, but, more generally, in the community as a whole. It is, therefore, essential to the public health, safety and welfare to effectively regulate and control such conduct.
As used herein, the following definitions shall apply:
- DISORDERLY ACT
- Shall include the following:
- A. Fighting or violent, tumultuous or threatening behavior; or
- B. Unreasonable noise; or
- C. Without lawful authority, disturbing any lawful assembly or meeting or persons; or
- D. Obstructing of vehicular or pedestrian traffic; or
- E. Congregating with other persons in a public place and refusing to comply with a lawful order of the police to disperse; or
- F. Creating a hazardous or physically offensive condition by any act that serves no legitimate purpose.
- INTENT and RECKLESSLY
- Shall have the same meaning as set forth in § 15.05 of the New York State Penal Law.
Any person who commits any disorderly act, as defined herein, with intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creates a risk thereof, shall be guilty of the Town Code violation of disorderly conduct.
It shall be unlawful for any person to urinate or defecate upon a public place within the Town.
For purposes of this section, "public place" shall be defined as any public highway, street, alley, sidewalk, parking area or lot, park or playground, public building, school, place of amusement and hallways, lobbies or other portions of apartment houses or other structures not constituting rooms or apartments designed for actual residence or any other public facility or ground, whether vacant or improved, within the geographical boundaries of the Town.
A violation of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine of up to $250 and/or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 15 days, or both.