Chapter 29, Peace and Good Order

[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Harveys Lake 1-22-1968 by Ord. No. 10. Amendments noted where applicable.]

Alcoholic beverages -- See Ch. 2.
Gambling and amusement devices -- See Ch. 3.
Curfew -- See Ch. 9A.
False alarm of fire or burglary -- See Ch. 16.
Noise -- See Ch. 26.
Obscenity and pornography -- See Ch. 28.
Abandoned vehicles -- See Ch. 45.

§ 29-1. Disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace.
No person or persons shall willfully cause or commit, or suffer to be caused or committed, any act of disorderly conduct and/or disturbing the peace within the limits of the Borough.

§ 29-2. Definitions.
For the purpose of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings ascribed to them as follows:
DISORDERLY CONDUCT -- Any act or behavior which tends to disrupt the public decorum, scandalize or shock the public sense of morality, or which is contrary to or a violation of the Penal Law of the State of Pennsylvania. It shall include, but not be limited to, loafing, sleeping or begging in or adjacent to public property and mingling or carousing in parked vehicles.
DISTURBING THE PEACE -- Any interruption of the peace, quiet and good order of the Borough, particularly by unnecessary and distracting noises, so as to cause disturbance or annoyance of the peaceable residents or the traveling public. It shall include, but not be limited to, fighting, quarreling, drunkenness, throwing objects, improper language, riotous conduct and disorderly assemblies.

§ 29-3. Violations and penalties.
Any person or persons who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall upon conviction thereof, for each violation, be subject to a fine of not less than $10 nor more than $100 plus costs of prosecution. In default of the payment of such fine and costs, such person or persons shall be imprisoned in the county jail for a period of not more than 30 days.