City of Lock Haven, PA
Clinton County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by City Council of the City of Lock Haven as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Firearms and other weapons — See Ch. 241.
[Adopted 3-5-2018 by Ord. No. 982]
The City of Lock Haven intends to preserve the health, safety, and welfare of the residents, downtown, and neighborhoods in the municipality of eliminating public urination and defecation.
For the purposes of this article, the following terms have the following meanings:
APPROPRIATE SANITARY FACILITY
A urinal, toilet, commode or other facility that accommodates or is designed for the sanitary disposal of human bodily fluids or waste and that is enclosed from public view.
PUBLIC PLACE
Any walkway, street, highway, sidewalk, building facade, bridge, overpass, alley or alleyway, plaza, park, driveway, transportation facility, park, recreational area, parking lot, vacant or undeveloped lot or the stairwells, alcoves, doorways and entranceways to such places.
A. 
Any person who urinates or defecates in, on, or about any of the following places, other than in an appropriate sanitary facility, commits a violation:
(1) 
Any public place;
(2) 
Any private property into or upon which the public is admitted by easement or license; or
(3) 
Any private property without the consent of the owner.
B. 
It is a separate violation for any person who has urinated or defecated in, or about any public place, other than in an appropriate sanitary facility, to fail to clean or remove the material deposited immediately, or to fail to dispose immediately of the material used in the cleaning or removal process in a container designed for such disposal.
A. 
Any person who violates § 302-3 is guilty of a summary offense punishable by a fine of not less than $250 for the first offense and $500 for any subsequent offense plus court costs for each violation.
B. 
A penalty provided for under Subsection A of this section may be imposed in addition to any penalty that may be imposed for any other criminal offense arising from the same conduct.
C. 
Each act of violation and every day upon which such violation occurs shall constitute a separate offense.
If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, word, or other portion of this article is, for any reason, held to be unconstitutional or invalid, in whole, or in part, by any court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed severable, and such unconstitutionality or invalidity shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this article, which remaining portions shall continue in full force and effect.
This article shall take effect 20 days following its final passage and adoption.