CHAPTER XII. PUBLIC OFFENSESCHAPTER XII. PUBLIC OFFENSES\ARTICLE 2. LOCAL REGULATIONS

(a)   It shall be unlawful for any child under the age of 18 years to wander, loaf, loiter, or play in, about, or upon any public street, alley, sidewalk, vacant lot, parking lot, park playground, public place or other place normally accessible to the general public for public use, whether on foot or in a vehicle or by any other means after the hour of 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday nights; and after the hours of 1:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, and before the hour of 6:00 a.m. of any mornings. This prohibition shall not apply to those children who are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, nor to those who are enroute by the most direct and accessible route from their homes to an authorized place of employment, nor to those who are enroute by the most direct and accessible route from an authorized place of employment, authorized place of entertainment, or authorized place of attendance to their residences. The term ‘authorized’ as used in this section shall denote prior authorization by a parent or legal guardian.

(b)   It shall be unlawful for any parent or legal guardian of any child under the age of 18 years to suffer, permit or allow such child to wander, loaf, loiter, or play in, about or upon any public street, alley, in violation of the provisions of this section.

(c)   Violation of this section is a class C violation.

(Ord. G-2768; Ord. 2811; Ord. G-2818; Code 2016)

(a)   It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to operate any loud speaker, musical instrument, sound amplifier, or other similar sound device in a loud and raucous manner in the streets, avenues, alleys, or other public place within the city, or near to such public property, outside of a building or within a building, without first securing a permit from the city to operate such loud speaker, musical instrument, sound amplifier or sound device.

(b)   Any person, firm, or corporation desiring to operate a loud speaker or sound device as described in subsection (a), shall make written application to the city clerk for a permit stating the date, length of use, location, type of device, and its volume of sound. If the clerk finds that the operation of the device described in the application will not unduly disturb inhabitants of the city, he or she shall, without charge, issue a permit to be approved at the next regular meeting of the city commission. Such permit may not be used until approval is granted by the city commission. If the clerk shall refuse a permit, the applicant may appeal to the city commission at its next regular meeting.

(c)   Any permit issued under this article may be cancelled for cause by the city commission, after five days notice of hearing to the permit holder.

(Ord. G-2768; Ord. 2811; Ord. G-2818; Code 2016)