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PUBLIC PEACE, MORALS AND WELFARE
PUBLIC PEACE, MORALS AND WELFARE
Chapter 9.08 Littering
Chapter 9.12 Loitering
Chapter 9.14 Unlawful Drug Activities
Chapter 9.16 Public Gatherings
Chapter 9.20 Weapons or Firearms
Chapter 9.23 Regulation of Butane Resale
Chapter 9.24 Drug Paraphernalia
Chapter 9.26 Teen Tobacco Education
Chapter 9.28 Possession of Open Containers
Chapter 9.32 Regulation of Activities at the City Boat Ramp.
Chapter 9.36 Curfew
Chapter 9.40 Noise Regulation
9.08.010 Personal property left on public ways.
9.08.020 Litter or trash deposited on public ways.
9.08.030 Printed material.
9.08.040 Articles or trash left on private property.
9.08.050 Unsolicited publications.
It is unlawful for any person to leave or permit to remain on any public highway, alley, sidewalk, crosswalk or other public way open for pedestrian travel, any merchandise, baggage, or any article of personal property; provided, that this does not apply to any temporary rack or stand used for the purpose of displaying newspapers for sale, while such rack or stand is so used, if such rack or stand does not occupy any portion of the highway set aside for vehicular use and such rack or stand does not cover an area exceeding ten square feet.
(Ord. 241 § 2(a), 1970).
It is unlawful for any person to deposit or throw any paper or other litter or trash on any public highway or sidewalk within the city.
(Ord. 301 § 2, 1977).
Political pamphlets, newspapers, and other items that can be construed as coming under the purview of the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States shall likewise not be deposited, left, or thrown upon any public highway, street, or sidewalk in the city. This does not prohibit the handing out of the pamphlet, newspaper or other item to persons who wish to accept them and is not intended to limit such distribution, but is only intended to prohibit the littering of public areas within the city. In this regard, any person who does so litter the public highway, streets, or sidewalks within the city with printed material which comes within the purview of the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States shall be given warning, either in writing or orally, the first time that the littering is noted. Upon the second occasion when the Constitutionally protected literature is left upon the public highway, streets, or sidewalks in such a manner that it constitutes litter, the person creating the offense shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and punished as such.
(Ord. 301 § 3, 1977).
A. No such literature, pamphlets, or other trash shall be left on any private property in the city when the property is signed with a readable sign, with letters no less than one inch high, legible from the sidewalk, which prohibits unsolicited documents of any kind from being deposited upon the private property. The deposit of literature, pamphlets, or other trash in violation of this section shall be deemed a misdemeanor and punishable as such.
B. The deposit of articles of personal property or trash, which does not come within the purview of the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, upon private property without the consent of the owner is deemed a misdemeanor and shall be punishable as such. This offense is not predicated upon a sign or prior warning.
(Ord. 301 §§ 4, 6, 1977).
In addition to Section 9.08.050 or in lieu thereof, any individual who does not want unsolicited literature, newspapers, pamphlets, or other publications deposited upon his premises shall write a letter to the publisher of such document or documents requesting that no more such literature or documents be left upon the premises, and the individual writing such letter or letters shall deposit with the city clerk copies thereof. Subsequently, if there is a repetition of the deposit of such items upon the private property, the person or persons so depositing the same shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and the offense shall be punishable as such. The city clerk shall maintain in his office a file of the letters for use as evidence in subsequent prosecutions of offenders.
(Ord. 301 § 5, 1977).
When by resolution or motion by the city council a day is set aside for a special festivity, such as the annual Side Walk Days, Moonlight Madness sales promotions, street dances, parades, or other festivities whether enumerated in this section or not, articles of merchandise or other items can be placed upon the sidewalks as specified in the motion or resolution and for the time and purpose as specified in the motion or resolution.
(Ord. 241 § 3, 1970).
Violation of this chapter shall be a misdemeanor.
(Ord. 241 § 4(part), 1970).