[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Footville 12-5-1996 by Ord. No. 12-5-96. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall loiter in or about any public street, public sidewalk, street crossing, alley, bridge, public parking lot or other place of assembly or public use after being requested to move by any police officer.
Upon being requested to move, a person shall immediately comply with such request by leaving the premises or area thereof at the time of the request.
No person shall loiter in or about any toilet open to the public for the purpose of engaging in or soliciting any lewd or lascivious conduct or any unlawful act.
No person shall loiter in or about any school or public place at or near which children or students attend or normally congregate. As used in this subsection, "loiter" means to delay, to linger or to idle in or about any said school or public place without a lawful purpose for being present.
No person shall loiter in or about any private premises or adjacent doorways or entrances or upon private property held out for public use, including, but not limited to, business or industry parking lots or shopping malls, without the express consent from the owner or occupant or by any person in authority at such places. No person shall loiter in or about the doorway, stairway, steps or entrance of any business place or private residence without the express consent of the owner or tenant thereof. Under this subsection, "business place" shall include a public building at such times that the same shall be closed for the usual and normal business conducted therein.
Upon being requested to move by any such person in authority or by any police officer, a person shall immediately comply with such request by leaving the premises or area thereof at the time of the request.
No person shall sit, lie, or otherwise recline upon or against any parked motor vehicle without the express consent of the owner thereof, whether such be parked upon a public street, alley, parking lot, driveway or private premises.
No person shall stand or loiter on any roadway other than in a safety zone if such act interferes with the lawful movement of traffic.
No person shall loiter or prowl in a place, at a time or in a manner not usual for law-abiding individuals under circumstances that warrant alarm for the safety of persons or property in the vicinity. Among the circumstances which may be considered in determining whether such alarm is warranted is the fact that the person takes flight upon appearance of a police officer, refuses to identify himself or endeavors to conceal himself or any object. Unless flight by the person or other circumstances makes it impracticable, a police officer shall, prior to any arrest for an offense under this section, afford the person an opportunity to dispel any alarm which would otherwise be warranted, by requesting him to identify himself and explain his presence and conduct.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meaning indicated:
- To sit, stand, loaf, lounge, wander or stroll in an aimless manner or to stop, pause or remain in an area for no obvious reason.
[Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III)]
Violations of this chapter shall be subject to the penalties provided in § 1-4, Penalties.