[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Pleasantville 6-7-1982 by Ord. No. 11-1982 as Ch. 134 of the 1982 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Remaining idle in essentially one location, including the concept of spending time idly; to be dilatory; to linger; to stay; to saunter; to delay; to stand around; and shall also include the colloquial expression "hanging around."
- PUBLIC PLACE
- Any place to which the general public has access and a right to resort for business, entertainment or other lawful purpose, but does not necessarily mean a place devoted solely to the uses of the public. It shall also include the front or immediate area of any store, shop, restaurant, tavern or other place of business and also public grounds, school areas or parks.
It shall be unlawful for any person to loiter, loaf, wander, stand or remain idle, either alone or in consort with others, in a public place in such manner so as to:
Obstruct any public street, public highway, public sidewalk or any other public place or building by hindering or impeding or tending to hinder or impede the free and uninterrupted passage of vehicles, traffic or pedestrians.
Commit in or upon any public street, public highway, public sidewalk or any other public place or building any act or thing which is an obstruction or interference to the free and uninterrupted use of property or with any business lawfully conducted by anyone in or upon or facing or fronting on any such public street, public highway, public sidewalk or any other public place or building, all of which prevents the free and uninterrupted ingress, egress and regress therein, thereon and thereto.
When any person causes or commits any of the conditions enumerated in § 163-2A herein, a police officer or any law enforcement officer shall order that person to stop causing or committing such conditions and to move on or disperse. Any person who fails or refuses to obey such orders shall be guilty of a violation of this chapter.
It shall be unlawful for any person to consume or have in his possession any open package, vessel or container of alcohol or spirits of any nature in a public place as defined in § 163-1 of this chapter, excepting and excluding those places and premises upon which alcohol, beer, wine and spirits are sold and dispensed pursuant to the issuance of a license for the same.
It shall be unlawful for any person to act in a lewd, lascivious or indecent manner or to expose any portions of his or her body in an obscene or licentious manner.
Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000, imprisonment not exceeding 90 days and/or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days. Any such violation shall constitute a separate offense on each successive day continued.