[HISTORY: Adopted by the Commissioners (now Mayor and Council) of the Town of Leonardtown 8-1-1964 by Ord. No. 29. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall, without a written permit issued by the Commissioners, tamper with, open, close or use any fire hydrant located within the corporate limits of Leonardtown or owned by the Commissioners or installed upon any water main through which water furnished by the Commissioners of Leonardtown flows.
Editor's Note: Pursuant to the 1989 Charter, the Commissioners of Leonardtown are now the Mayor and Council of the Town of Leonardtown.
The written permit required by this chapter shall be obtained from the Clerk, Treasurer or other duly authorized official or employee of the Commissioners of Leonardtown and may be issued at the discretion of said Commissioners. Such permit shall specify the duration of time during which it shall be in effect and the rate per gallon to be paid by the holder thereof for water drawn from such hydrants. Water drawn under the terms of any such permit shall be measured by a duly appointed agent of said Commissioners and shall be only drawn from such hydrants in the presence of such agent.
The terms, provisions and prohibitions of this chapter shall not apply to duly authorized law enforcement officials of the town, county or state government when acting in their official capacity as such nor to any regular or special members of an organized fire department acting within the scope of their duties as such members.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in an amount not exceeding $100 or be imprisoned in the county jail for a period not exceeding 30 days, or be both so fined and imprisoned. Each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such hereunder.