[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Hudson 12-13-1973 by Ord. No. 23-1973 (Ch. 78, Art. III, of the 1973 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- The City of Hudson, County of Columbia, New York.
- Any individual, corporation, association, organization, firm or partnership.
No person shall, within the limits of the City, disrobe in any automobile, truck or vehicle while the same is upon any parking place, street, road, avenue, highway, park or other public place.
No person shall, within the limits of this City, bathe, sun or swim out-of-doors in a state of nudity.
No person shall, within the limits of the City and in public view, appear in a state of nudity or make any indecent exposure of his or her person or commit or do any lewd or indecent act or behave in a lewd or indecent manner.
No person shall, within the limits of the City, keep or maintain a disorderly house or a house of ill fame or allow or permit any house, shop, store or other building or structure owned or occupied by him or by her to be used as a disorderly house or house of ill fame.
All other riotous conduct, indecent conduct, breaches of the peace, vagrancy and prostitution not hereinbefore mentioned are hereby prohibited within the City.
No person shall, within the limits of the City, deal, play or exchange in faro, roulette, lottery, number games or any other games of chance not licensed, either as banker, player, dealer or otherwise, for the purpose of gaming or gambling for money or other valuable thing.
No person shall, within the limits of the City, permit any house, shop, store or other building or structure owned or occupied by him or her to be frequented or resorted to by noisy, riotous or disorderly persons or by prostitutes, gamblers or vagrants.
No person shall, within the limits of the City, enter the building or go upon the lands of any school and break, damage or deface such building or any part thereof or the fences or other property belonging to or connected with such building or lands; and no person shall disturb the exercises of any school or molest or give annoyance to the children attending such school or any teacher therein, either while on the school property or while going to or coming from said school.
No person shall, within the limits of the City, disturb any lawful assembly of persons or of any neighborhood, family or person by any loud or unnecessary noise or by shouting or by using any profane, indecent or obscene language or by quarreling, assaulting, fighting or otherwise disturbing the peace and quiet.
No person shall be intoxicated or under the influence of a drug or drugs or a barbituate in any street, highway, thoroughfare or public place within the limits of the City, or in any hotel, boardinghouse, store, restaurant or other quasi-public place to the annoyance of any person or so as to cause a danger of a breach of the peace.
No person shall, within the limits of the City, maliciously destroy or damage any real or personal property belonging to another.
No person shall nail, tack, paste or in any manner affix any advertisement or any notice of any kind or description on any tree, streetlight or pole in, upon or within any street; and no person shall place, post, mark, draw or assist in the same, or cause to be placed, posted, marked or drawn, upon any fence, billboard, door, wall, window, building, pavement or any other surface exposed in or on any street or place, any indecent or profane picture, drawing, writing or representation.
No person shall, within the limits of the City, throw or discard any tin cans, bottles, garbage or refuse of any kind whatsoever into the waters of any pond, stream or lake or into waters adjacent thereto, or discharge any sewage or waste into said waters or any of them or pollute said waters or any of them in any manner whatsoever.
No person shall, within the limits of the City, keep or maintain on any public or private property any open cistern, open hole, unsafe structure, dilapidated vehicle or junk which would be likely to endanger the health or safety of any person.
No person shall hinder, obstruct or interfere with any City officer in the performance of his duties, nor shall any person willfully refuse or neglect to assist any City officer, when lawfully called upon by him so to do, in the execution of any process, or in the suppression of any breach of the peace or disorderly conduct, or in case of an escape, or when such officer is resisted in the discharge of his duty, nor shall any person knowingly resist, hinder, obstruct or interfere with any officer or person authorized by law in serving or attempting to serve any summons, writ, subpoena, order or other process, or when making an arrest.
No person shall burn leaves within the limits of the City.
No person shall, within the limits of the City, kindle or maintain any bonfire or rubbish fire or authorize any such fire to be kindled or maintained on or in any public street, alley, road or other public or private ground.
No person shall, within the limits of the City, fire or discharge any gun, pistol or firearm of any description.
No person shall trespass on private property and surreptitiously or sneakingly invade the privacy of another by peering into the windows or other openings of dwelling places located thereon for no lawful purpose.
No person shall, within the limits of the City, loiter, sleep or remain in a parked automobile on the public streets or public places or on the private grounds of another.
[Added 6-17-1975 by Ord. No. 1-1975]
No person shall loiter or remain within any beach area, park, playground or other recreational area owned or operated by the City, in a vehicle or otherwise, after the posted closing hours as established by resolution of the Common Council.
[Added 6-21-1977 by Ord. No. 3-1977]
No person shall loiter or remain within the public boat launching site, in a vehicle or otherwise, after the posted closing hours as established by resolution of the Common Council.
Editor's Note: Res. No. 4 of 6-21-1977 provided that closing hours for the public boat launching site shall be from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
No person shall, within the limits of the City, go about from door to door or place himself or herself in any street, road, avenue, highway or other public place to beg or gather alms, except upon written permit from the Mayor.
No person shall, within the limits of the City, willfully or maliciously take down, remove or injure any notice, advertisement or other placard legally and publicly set up by an officer or person in accordance with law, before the time to which such notice, advertisement or placard relates.
No person shall use or pretend to use or have any skill in physiognomy, palmistry or like crafty science, or pretend to tell destinies or fortunes.
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation punishable as follows: by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days or by a fine not exceeding $250, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.