[Adopted 9-25-1978 by Ord. No. 262]
This article shall be known and may be cited as the "City of Grand Ledge Public Offenses Ordinance."
[Amended 12-10-1979 by Ord. No. 281]
No person or persons shall act in such a manner or make such noise or disturbance which disturbs the good order, peace, health or safety of the City of Grand Ledge and its inhabitants. For purposes of this article, the word "person" shall be interpreted to include partnership associations, and corporations. Each of the following acts is hereby declared unlawful and prohibited, but this enumeration shall not be deemed to be exclusive, namely:
No person shall intentionally use obscene, lewd, or libelous speech or language in a public place so that such language is heard by others; to be punishable under this section, such speech must be found not to be protected free expression under the United States Constitution and the Constitution for the State of Michigan.
No person shall willfully act in an obscene, disorderly or riotous manner in a public place so that his conduct is observed by another person and disturbs the peace, good order, health or safety of the other person.
No person shall create, assist in creating, permit, continue, or permit the continuance of any unreasonably loud, disturbing, unusual, or unnecessary noise which either annoys, disturbs, injures, or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace, or safety of others within the City of Grand Ledge. Each of the following acts is hereby declared unlawful and prohibited, but this enumeration shall not be deemed to be exclusive, namely:
The playing of any radio, phonograph, or musical instrument of any character in such a manner or with such volume, at any time or place as to annoy or disturb the quiet, comfort, or repose of persons in any office, dwelling, hotel, or other type of residence or any person in the vicinity
The keeping of any animal or bird which by frequent or loud or long continued noise shall disturb the comfort and repose of any person in the vicinity.
The discharge into the open air of exhaust of any steam engine, compressed air machine, stationary internal combustion engine, motor vehicle, or any other machine, except through a muffler or other device which will effectively prevent loud or explosive or disturbing noises therefrom.
The creation of a loud unnecessary noise in connection with the loading or unloading of any vehicle or the opening and closing or destruction of bales, boxes, crates, or other containers.
Yelling, shouting, whistling, loud talking or singing on the public streets, particularly between the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., or at any other time or place so as to annoy, or disturb the quiet comfort or repose of persons in any office, dwelling, hotel or any other type of residence or of any persons in the vicinity.
The use of any drums, loud speakers, musical devices, or other instruments or devices for the purpose of attracting attention by the creation of noise to any performance, show or sale or display of merchandise.
The use of mechanical loud speakers, on or from motor vehicles in a manner that causes the sound emitted therefrom to be heard on private property, except when a specific permit is first granted by the City Council.
The blowing of any steam whistle attached to any stationary boiler or whistle operated by compressed air, except to give notice of the time to begin or stop work or as a warning of fire or danger, or except upon request by proper public authorities.
The erection, excavation, demolition, alteration or repairing of any building or structure in a residential or business district during nondaylight hours, and under no circumstances before 6:00 a.m. or after 10:00 p.m., unless specifically authorized by resolution of the City Council on a case-by-case basis in the interest of public safety or welfare.
[Amended 6-14-2004 by Ord. No. 494]
The carrying on or operation of any business, trade, or occupation, located in a residential section of the City between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., which makes an unusual, loud, frequent, or disturbing noise, causing a nuisance and disturbance to any person residing in the vicinity.
The firing of firearms, firecrackers, air guns, or other combustible substances for the purpose of making a noise or disturbance.
The practicing and training of any drum corps, band, orchestra, or other musical organization, or the practice by individuals on the various musical instruments, which produce a noise or disturbance, and which annoy the peace, repose, and comfort of the residents in the vicinity thereof.
Exceptions: None of the prohibitions herein shall apply to or be enforced against any police or fire vehicle of the City or ambulance while engaged upon necessary public emergency business; necessary excavations or repairs of bridges, streets, or highways by or on behalf of the City, County or State during the night, when the public safety, welfare, and convenience renders it impossible to perform such work during the day; the reasonable use of stationary amplifiers or loudspeakers in the course of public addresses which are noncommercial in character.
No person shall, while on public or private property, willfully make or assist in the making of any noise or disturbance which prevents, disrupts, interferes with or obstructs any lawful meeting, gathering, legislative proceedings, administrative meeting or judicial hearing, nor shall any person willfully use force, coercion, intimidation or acts of physical violence to disrupt, interfere with or obstruct any lawful assembly detailed in this section.
No person shall jostle or roughly crowd persons in any street, alley, park, public buildings, or public place.
No person shall be under the influence of any narcotic drug in any public place.
No person shall take part in, engage in or aid in any disturbance, fight or quarrel within a public place in the City of Grand Ledge.
No person shall solicit or accost any person for the purpose of inducing the commission of any illegal, indecent, or depraved act.
No person shall, as a result of the use of alcohol, render themselves unconscious or so impair their mental or physical functioning that they are likely to cause or suffer physical harm, or damage property, or render themselves incapable of realizing and making a rational decision with respect to their need for treatment. Any person found to be in violation of this provision shall be subject to arrest and processing according to the provisions of Public Act Number 339, of 1974, of the State of Michigan.
No person shall commit an assault or an assault and battery upon the person of another.
No person shall possess any machine gun, sawed-off shotgun, blackjack, switchblade knife, metal knuckles, or any instrument attached to or designed to be attached to any firearm for the purpose of silencing, lessening or muffling the noise of the firing of any firearm, except as otherwise permitted by law.
No person shall knowingly engage in any illegal occupation or knowingly frequent, patronize or do business in any place where any illegal occupation or business is being conducted.
No person, who can be found capable of forming a criminal intent, shall willfully and intentionally expose his or her genital area or bare buttocks to another person in a public place.
No person shall contribute to the pollution of any stream, creek, river, pond, lake or watercourse within the City of Grand Ledge by throwing, casting, or depositing therein any waste materials, sewage, petroleum product, industrial waste or other noxious, poisonous or offensive substance which tends to render the water impure, unwholesome or offensive.
No person shall destroy, damage, deface, tamper with or make unauthorized use of any public building, structure, vehicle, utility, equipment or public property.
No person shall willfully or maliciously destroy, damage, deface or injure the property of others.
No person shall commit or attempt to commit the offense of larceny by stealing the property of another of the value of $100 or less.
No person who has temporary custody and possession of property of another of value of under $100 shall convert the same to his own use with the intent to permanently deprive the lawful owner of the property.
No person shall with the intent to defraud or cheat obtain or acquire property of a value under $100 from another by false pretenses or by other fraudulent means.