[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Pleasantville 7-2-2001 by Ord. No. 18-2001. Amendments noted where applicable.]
For the purposes of this chapter, the use of the masculine pronoun shall be deemed to apply to the feminine, and vice versa; the use of the singular number shall be deemed to apply to the plural; the use of the word "person" shall be deemed to apply to individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- AGGRESSIVELY BEG
- To beg with intent to intimidate another person into giving money or goods.
- To ask for money or goods as a charity, whether by words, bodily gestures, signs or other means.
- OBSTRUCT PEDESTRIAN OR VEHICULAR TRAFFIC
- To walk, stand, sit, lie or place an object in such a manner as to block passage by another person or a vehicle, or to require another person or a driver of a vehicle to take evasive action to avoid physical contact.
No person shall sleep in or on the street, sidewalks, public parks or other public places in the city or obstruct or interfere with the passage of any person or persons lawfully being on or upon said streets, public parks or other public places.
No person while in an intoxicated condition or under the influence of liquor shall be upon or assemble upon the streets, sidewalks, public parks or other places in the City of Pleasantville.
No person, while upon any highway, sidewalk or other public place, shall intentionally obstruct pedestrian or vehicular traffic or aggressively beg. Acts authorized as an exercise of one's Constitutional right to picket or to legally protest and acts authorized by a permit issued pursuant to the Code of the City of Pleasantville shall not constitute obstruction of pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
No person shall, while upon any highway, sidewalk or other public place, accost or annoy any person or persons upon such places.
No person shall revel, quarrel, brawl or otherwise misbehave in a disorderly manner to the disturbance or annoyance of the peaceable inhabitants of the city.
It shall be unlawful for any person to willfully and maliciously give or make or cause to be made a false fire, first-aid, air-raid or police alarm.
It shall be unlawful for any person to commit any act constituting lewd, immoral or indecent conduct, unlawful destruction of property, willful injury to or unlawful interference with any person, a hazard to the public health or disturbances of the peace not otherwise expressly prohibited herein.
No person shall be guilty of any other disorderly conduct as provided by law in or on the streets, sidewalks, public parks or other public places.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction in the Municipal Court of the City of Pleasantville, be punished for each offense by a fine not to exceed $500 or by imprisonment for any term not exceeding 90 days in the county jail or in any place provided by the municipality for the detention of prisoners, or both.