Town of Montour, NY
Schuyler County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Montour 9-12-1989 by L.L. No. 2-1989 . Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 58.
The Town Board of the Town of Montour recognizes that offenses against the public order within public places and areas in the Town of Montour must be adequately controlled and regulated so as to prevent conditions and situations which are detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Town of Montour.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PUBLIC PLACE
A place to which the public or a substantial group of persons has access, and includes, but is not limited to, highways, transportation facilities, schools, places of amusement, parks, playgrounds and hallways, lobbies and other portions of apartment houses and hotels not constituting rooms or apartments designed for actual residence.
TRANSPORTATION FACILITY
Any conveyance, premises or place used for or in connection with public passenger transportation, whether by air, railroad, motor vehicle or any other method. It includes aircraft, watercraft, railroad cars, buses, and air, boat, railroad and bus terminals and stations and all appurtenances thereto.
A. 
A person is guilty of unlawful assembly when he assembles with two or more other persons for the purpose of engaging or preparing to engage with them in tumultuous or violent conduct likely to cause public alarm, or when, being present at an assembly which either has or develops such purpose, the person remains there with intent to advance that purpose.
B. 
A person is guilty of disruption or disturbance of religious service when that person makes unreasonable noise or disturbance while at a lawfully assembled religious service or within 100 feet thereof, with intent to cause annoyance or alarm or recklessly creating a risk thereof.
C. 
A person is guilty of loitering when he:
(1) 
Loiters, remains, or wanders about in a public place for the purpose of begging; or
(2) 
Loiters or remains in a public place for the purpose of gambling with cards, dice or other gambling paraphernalia; or
(3) 
Loiters or remains in a public place for the purpose of engaging, or soliciting another person to engage, in deviate sexual intercourse or other sexual behavior of a deviate nature; or
(4) 
Being masked or in any manner disguised by unusual or unnatural attire or facial alteration, loiters, remains or congregates in a public place with other person so masked or disguised, or knowingly permits or aids persons so masked or disguised to congregate in a public place; except that such conduct is not unlawful when it occurs in connection with a masquerade party or like entertainment if, when such entertainment is held in a city which has promulgated regulations in connection with such affairs, permission is first obtained from the police or other appropriate authorities; or
(5) 
Loiters or remains in or about a school or grounds, not having any reason or relationship involving custody of or responsibility for a pupil or student, or any other specific, legitimate reason for being there, and not having written permission from anyone authorized to grant the same; or
(6) 
Loiters, remains or wanders in or about a place without apparent reason and under circumstances which justify suspicion that he may be engaged or about to engage in crime, and, upon inquiry by a peace officer, refuses to identify himself or fails to give a reasonably credible account of his conduct and purposes.
D. 
A person is guilty of appearance in public under the influence of narcotics, drugs or alcohol when that person appears in a public place under the influence of narcotics, drugs or alcohol to the degree that he may endanger himself or other persons or property, or any persons in his vicinity.
Violations of this chapter shall constitute a violation as defined in the Penal Law of the State of New York.
The penalties for violation of this chapter shall be a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for up to 15 days in jail, or both. Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall be punishable by fine or imprisonment, or both. Each separate violation shall constitute a separate additional offense.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).