City of Ellsworth

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    Ellsworth has Code of Ordinances in place.   Different subjects are being spotlighted here  and sections will only be high lighted.  A completed copy of the Code of Ordinances is in City Hall and the Ellsworth Public Library.   This Ordinances pertains to Public Peace


PUBLIC PEACE

Continuing with the Public Peace Ordnance from the month of October

DISORDERLY CONDUCT.   No person shall do any of the following:

    1. Fighting.  Engage in fighting or violent behavior in any public place or in or near any lawful assembly of persons, provided that participants in athletic contests may engage in such conduct which is reasonably related to that sport.

    2. Noise.  Make loud and raucous noise in the vicinity of any residence or public building which causes unreasonable distress to the occupants thereof.

    3. Abusive Language.  Direct abusive epithets or make any threatening gesture which the person knows or reasonably should know is likely to provoke a violent reaction by another.

    4. Disrupt Lawful Assembly.  Without lawful authority or color of authority, disturb any lawful assembly or meeting of persons by conduct intended to disrupt the meeting or assembly.

    5. False Report of Catastrophe.  By words or action, initiate or circulate a report or warning of fire, epidemic, or other catastrophe, knowing such report to be false or such warning to be baseless.

    6. Disrespect of Flag.  Knowingly and publicly use the flag of the United States in such a manner as to show disrespect for the flag as a symbol of the United States, with the intent or reasonable expectation that such use will provoke or encourage another to commit trespass or assault.  As used in this subsection:

        A. “Deface” means to intentionally mar the external appearance.
        B. “Defile” means to intentionally make physically unclean.
        C. “Flag” means a piece of woven cloth or other material designed to be flown                 from a pole or mast.
        D. “Mutilate” means to intentionally cut up or alter so as to make imperfect.
        E. “Show Disrespect” means to deface, defile, mutilate or trample.
        F. “Trample” means to intentionally tread upon or intentionally cause a machine,                 vehicle, or animal to tread upon.

    7. Obstruct Use of Street.  Without authority or justification, obstruct any street, sidewalk, highway, or other public way, with the intent to prevent or hinder its lawful use by others.

    8. Funeral or Memorial Service.  Within 500 feet of the building or other location where a funeral or memorial service is being conducted, or within 500 feet of a funeral procession or burial:

        A. Make a loud and raucous noise which causes unreasonable distress to the                 persons attending the funeral or memorial service or participating in the                 funeral procession.
        B. Direct abusive epithets or make any threatening gesture which the person                 knows or reasonably should know is likely to provoke a violent reaction                 by another.
        C. Disturb or disrupt the funeral, memorial service, funeral procession or burial                 by conduct intended to disturb or disrupt the funeral, memorial service,                 funeral procession or burial.

This subsection applies to conduct within 60 minutes preceding, during and within 60 minutes after a funeral, memorial service, funeral procession or burial.

UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLY.  It is unlawful for three (3) or more persons to assemble together, with them or any of them acting in a violent manner, and with intent that they or any of them will commit a public offense.  No person shall willingly join in or remain part of an unlawful assembly, knowing or having reasonable grounds to believe it is such.

 FAILURE TO DISPERSE. A peace office may order the participants in a riot or unlawful assembly or persons in the immediate vicinity of a riot or unlawful assembly to disperse.  No person within hearing distance of such command shall refuse to obey.

SITTING OR STANDING ON PUBLIC STREETS, ALLEYS OR PUBLIC PARKING AREAS PROHIBITED.  It is unlawful for any person to do any of the following:

    1. To sit upon the hood, fenders, roof, trunk lid, bumpers, pickup box or truck bed of any motor vehicle parked upon the streets, alleys or public parking areas.

    2. To sit  or stand upon the streets, alleys or public parking areas except during parades or civic activities where said streets alleys or public parking areas are closed to regular vehicular traffic by authority of the Mayor or Council.

    3. To sit upon the sidewalk or curb and in so doing to allow any part of the human body to rest upon the streets, alleys or public parking areas except during parades or civic activities where said streets, alleys or public parking areas are closed to regular vehicular traffic by authority of the Mayor or Council.

    4. To sit upon any motorcycle, motorized bicycle or bicycle while such is parked upon the streets, alleys or public parking areas.