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VILLAGE COUNCIL

VILLAGE OF NASHVILLE

ORDINANCE 9-25-2008-C

 

Council Member Holden, supported by Council Member Coll, moved the adoption of the following ordinance:

                                                      

THE VILLAGE OF NASHVILLE ORDAINS:  

 

SECTION 1 – OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC PEACE

 

ANY PERSON VIOLATING THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BE DEEMED A DISORDERLY PERSON. NO PERSON IN THE VILLAGE SHALL:

 

a) Carry any cross-knuckle or knuckles of lead, brass or other metal; dagger; dirk; stiletto; a double-edged non-folding stabbing instrument of any length; any knife resembling a bowie knife or any razor; any knife with a switchblade or device whereby the blade or blades can be opened by a flick of a button, pressure on the handle or other mechanical contrivance; or any dangerous weapon concealed on or about his person, or whether concealed or otherwise in any vehicle operated or occupied by the person, except in his dwelling house, place of business or on other land possessed by the individual.

(State law reference – Carrying concealed dangerous weapons prohibited, MCL 750.227; carrying concealed weapons, persons excepted from provisions, MCL 750.231)

 

b) Carry a pistol or revolver concealed on or about his person, or whether concealed or otherwise, in a vehicle operated or occupied by the person, except in his dwelling house, place of business, or on other land possessed by the person, without a license to carry the pistol as provided by law; and if licensed, shall not carry the pistol in a place or manner inconsistent with any restrictions upon such license.

(State law reference – Carrying concealed pistol without license, exception, restrictions, MCL 750.227; carrying concealed pistols, persons excepted from provisions, MCL 750.231)

 

c) Disturb, tend to disturb, excite to disturb or aid in disturbing the peace of the Village or any part thereof, or the quiet of any family or person by loud or unusual noise or by shouting, cursing, quarrelling, challenging to fight, fighting (except in reasonable self-defense) or by violent, tumultuous, offensive, obstreperous or other disorderly conduct in any place within the Village; specifically including such conduct in any private property that disturbs the quiet of the Village.

(State law reference – Disturbing public places prohibited, MCL 750.170)

 

d) Disturb, tend to disturb, excite to disturb or aid in disturbing the peace of the Village or any part thereof, or the quiet of any family or person by loud or unusual noise or by shouting, cursing, quarrelling, challenging to fight, fighting (except in reasonable self-defense) or by violent, tumultuous, offensive, obstreperous or other disorderly conduct in any public place or place of lawful assembly,

(State law reference – Disturbing public places prohibited, MCL 750.170)

 

e) Permit on property owned or possessed by that person or under that person’s control any loud noises, electrical, mechanical, human, or animal in origin, to be emitted so as to disturb

 

unnecessarily and without reasonable cause the quiet, comfort, or repose of any person or persons.

 

f) Accost a person or endeavor to entice a person into an automobile to commit a lewd or immoral act.

 

g) Engage in fighting except in reasonable self-defense or commit an assault and battery upon any person.

(State law reference – Assault, MCL 750 750.81 et seq.)

 

h) Engage in any illegal diversion or in any indecent, immoral or obscene conduct in any street, alley or public place or place open to the public.

(State law reference – Person who engages in indecent or obscene conduct in a public place deemed a disorderly person, MCL 750.167 (f))

 

i) Jostle or roughly crowd people unnecessarily in any street, alley or public place.

(State law reference – Person who jostles or roughly crowd’s people unnecessarily in a public place deemed a disorderly person, MCL 750.167 (1))

 

j) Loiter in and about any street, alley, park or public place without being able to give a satisfactory account of himself.

(State law reference – Certain loiterers deemed disorderly persons, MCL 750.167 (i) – (k))

 

k) Obstruct any street, sidewalk, alley, park or other public place by loitering in or about the same after being requested to move on by any police officer.

(State law reference – Certain loiterers deemed disorderly persons, MCL 750.167 (i) – (k))

 

l) Willfully, maliciously, wantonly, negligently or otherwise, disturb, deface, damage, injure, destroy, or remove real property or improvements thereto or any movable or personal property belonging to the Village or to any person.

(State law reference – Malicious mischief, generally, MCL 750.377 et seq.)

 

m) Use any profane, indecent or obscene language in any public place or where such language may be heard by persons in a public place in circumstances which threaten or tend to threaten a breach of the peace.

(State law reference – Cursing and swearing, MCL 750.103: indecent language in presence of woman or child, MCL 750.337)

 

n) Obstruct any police officer or any person duly empowered with police authority, while in the discharge or apparent discharge of his duties, or shall in any way interfere with or hinder him in the discharge of his duties.

(State law reference – Resisting officer in discharge of duty, MCL 750.479)

 

o) Throw or permit to be deposited or scattered upon any sidewalk, street, alley or upon any private property, any waste, garbage or other material of any kind.

(State law reference – Littering property or water prohibited, MCL 324.8901 et seq.)

 

SECTION 2 – PENALTY

 

A person who violates this Ordinance may be punished by imprisonment for not more than 90 days or a fine of not to exceed $500.00, or both and may be ordered to pay court costs.

 

SECTION 3 – EFFECTIVE DATE

 

This ordinance shall take effect 20 days following its publication as permitted by law.