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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ALLOW. To either permit, or neglect to refrain or prevent. It requires actual or constructive knowledge on the part of the parent or guardian; that is, the parent or guardian must actually know about the child violating this chapter, or the circumstances must be such that a reasonably prudent parent or guardian should have known the child was violating the curfew.
EMERGENCY. An unforeseen combination of circumstances or the resulting state that calls for immediate action. The term includes, without limitation, fires, floods, natural disasters, automobile accidents and any situation requiring immediate action to prevent serious bodily injury or loss of life.
ESTABLISHMENT. Any privately owned place of business, which is operated for a profit, and to which the public is invited, including, without limitation, any place of amusement or entertainment.
(1) Any person who is the guardian of the person of a minor, pursuant to a court order or judgment; or
(2) Any public or private agency with whom a minor has been placed by a court order.
MINOR. Any person under eighteen (18) years of age.
OPERATOR. Any individual, firm, association, partnership or corporation operating, managing, or conducting any establishment, including, without limitation, the members or partners of an association or partnership, and the officers of a corporation.
PARENT. Includes the natural parent, adoptive parent and step parent of a person under eighteen (18) years of age; and also any person at least eighteen (18) years of age who has been authorized and appointed by a parent or guardian to have the care, custody and control of a child or ward thereof under eighteen (18) years of age.
PUBLIC PLACE. Any place to which the public or a substantial group of the public has access, including, without limitation, streets, highways, parks, playgrounds and the common areas of schools, hospitals, apartment houses, churches, shopping facilities, office buildings and transportation facilities.
(1) To linger, to stay behind, to be in, to tarry, or to stay unnecessarily upon or in any public place or establishment; or
(2) To fail to leave the premises when requested to do so by any peace officer, or the owner, tenant, operator of any other person in control of the premises.
SERIOUS BODILY INJURY. A bodily injury that creates a substantial risk of death, or that causes death, serious permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ.
(Ord. 2016-9, passed 8-17-2016)