(a) Definition. For purposes of this section, "loitering" and "loiter" mean remaining idly in, essentially one location and includes the colloquial expression "hanging around".
   (b)   No person shall loiter in a public place and do any of the following:
      (1)   Breach the peace; or create a disturbance or unreasonable annoyance to the comfort and repose of any person;   
      (2)   Obstruct the free passage of pedestrians or vehicles;
      (3)   Obstruct, molest or physically interfere with any person;
      (4)   Engage in conduct which creates an unreasonable risk of physical harm, including making remarks of an offensive, disgusting or insulting nature to any person;
      (5)   Solicit others for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct.
      (6)   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.
      (7)   Linger about the doorway of any building, or sit or linger upon the steps, windowsills, railings, fence or parking area adjacent to any building in such a manner as to obstruct or partially obstruct ingress to or egress from such building or in such a manner to annoy the owner, occupant or potential patrons thereof.
      (8)   Congregate, or remain in or upon any property owned or leased by the City for use as a public parking lot, except for purposes of parking a vehicle and traveling without delay to and from a parked vehicle, and except as otherwise provided for in this section, between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday inclusive, and from noon Sunday and legal holidays until 7:00 a.m. of the following day.
   Whoever violates subsection (b) hereof is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
   (c) Whenever any police officer has reasonable grounds to believe that any person loitering in any public place is likely to cause any of the conditions enumerated in subsection (b) hereof, the police officer may order that person to leave that place in order to preserve the public peace and safety. Any person who refuses to leave a public place after being ordered to do so by a police officer in accordance with the preceding sentence is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
(Ord. 45-09. Passed 1-7-10.)