2017 Town of Quinby

Police Regulations

 

Article I- General

 

Sec. 10.101 Disruption of Court or Council

Sec. 10.102 Aiders and Abettors

Sec. 10.103 Garage and Yard Sales

 

Article II- Offenses against Morality, Decency, and Public Welfare

 

Sec. 10.201 Loafing and Loitering

Sec. 10.202 Recreation Complex Hours

Sec. 10.203 Indecent Exposure

Sec. 10.204 Public Drunkenness

Sec. 10.205 Drinking in Public

Sec. 10.206 Curfew Ordinance

 

Article III- Offenses against Property

 

Sec. 10.301 Damaging Property

Sec. 10.302 Failure to Leave Premises When Ordered

Sec. 10.303 Altering and Removing Landmarks

Sec. 10.304 Fires and Fireworks

 

Article IV- Offenses against the Peace

 

Sec. 10.401 Discharge of Firearms

Sec. 10.402 Carrying Weapons

Sec. 10.403 Discharge of Dangerous Device

Sec. 10.404 Disorderly Conduct

Sec. 10.405 Interfering With Worship

Sec. 10.406 Noise nuisance

 

Article V- Penalties and Definitions

 

Sec. 10.501 Penalties

 

 

 

 

 

 

Article I

General

 

 

Sec. 10.101 Disruption of Court or Council

 

It shall be unlawful for any person to interrupt the proceedings of the Court, the Mayor, the Mayor Pro Tem, Municipal Judge or Council, or any meeting of the Council, or be guilty of disorderly conduct therein, or to commit any contempt of either.

 

Sec. 10.102 Aiders and Abettors

 

It shall be unlawful for any person to council, advise, incite, abet, procure or aid any other person in the violation of any ordinance. Such person shall be held and deemed a principal and upon conviction shall be punished at the discretion of the court.

 

Sec. 10.103 Garage and Yard Sales

 

The following shall apply to all Garage and/or Yard Sales in the Town limits of Quinby, South Carolina.

 

(1) The term garage and/or yard sale as used in this ordinance shall mean any personal property on public display in a garage, carport, yard or other public area offered for purchase by others.

 

(2) It shall be unlawful to conduct a garage and/or yard sale without first obtaining a license therefore from the Town Clerk and paying therefore a fee of five dollars($5.00).

 

(3) A garage and/or yard sale shall be limited to the hours of 7:00a.m. until 3:00p.m. and shall be allowed for one day only.

 

(4) A license for a garage and/or yard sale shall not be issued to any person for use at any location within the town limits more than twice in a twelve month period.

 

(5) A person acquiring a license under this ordinance shall be prohibited from purchasing or bartering merchandise for the express purpose of selling it in a garage and/or yard sale

 

Any person violating the provisions of this ordinance, or any subsection, is guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not less than twenty five dollars nor more than five hundred dollars.

 

 

 

Article II

Offenses Against Morality, Decency, and Public Welfare

 

 

Sec. 10.201 Loafing and Loitering

 

It shall be unlawful for any person to idle, loiter or loaf in or upon any street, alley or other public place within the Town of Quinby, at any time between the hours of 11:00p.m. and 7:00a.m., or in or upon any private property within the Town of Quinby, at any time, without the permission of the owner or the person responsible therefore.

(Amends Ordinance # 68-A passed January 3, 1977)

 

 

Sec. 10.202 Recreation Complex Hours

 

It shall be unlawful for any person to trespass upon the grounds of the Quinby Recreational Complex between the hours of sunset and sunrise. Exceptions to this include persons engaged in the sport of tennis and then the complex closes at 11:00p.m. and persons and/or groups with written permission from the Mayor or his designee.

 

Sec. 10.203 Indecent Exposure

 

It shall be unlawful for any person to commit willful and malicious indecent exposure of his person in any public place, on property of others or within the view of any person on any street or other public place. (SC Code 16-15-130)

 

Sec. 10.204 Public Drunkenness

 

It shall be unlawful for any person to be upon the streets or in any other public place in a drunken condition.

 

Sec. 10.205 Drinking in Public

 

It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to drink any kind of intoxicating, alcoholic or non- alcoholic beverages on the streets, alleyways, highways or other public places.

 

 

Sec. 10.206 Curfew Ordinance

 

It shall be unlawful for any minor 16 years of age or younger to loiter, wander, stroll or play in or upon the public streets, highways, roads, parks, playgrounds or other public places, vacant lots or any place unsupervised by an adult having the lawful authority to be at such places, between the hours of 10:00 PM on any day and 6:00 AM of the following day;

And provided that the provisions of this section shall not apply in the following instances:

 

(a) When a minor is accompanied by his/her parent, legal guardian or other adult person (over 21 years of age) having the lawful care and custody of the minor.

 

(b) When the minor is upon an errand directed by his/her parent or legal guardian or other adult person (over 21 years of age) having the lawful care and custody of the minor.

 

( c) When the minor is returning directly home from a school or church sponsored activity or recreational activity.

 

(d) When a minor is returning home from a lawful employment that makes it necessary to be in the above referenced places during the prescribed period of

time.

 

For a violation of the provisions of this ordinance the parent, legal guardian or other adult person (over 21 years of age) having the lawful care and custody of the minor shall be subject to the following:

 

First Offense: Written warning to the violator and the parent, legal guardian or other adult person (over 21 years of age) having the lawful care and custody of the minor.

 

Second Offense: Fine not to exceed One Hundred Dollars($100.00) at the discretion of the Court.

 

Third and Subsequent Offense:

 

Fine not to exceed Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) and or public service hours not to exceed 100 hours at the discretion of the court.

 

For purposes of determining first, second, third or more infractions it the violations must occur within one year (365 days) of each other.

 

Article III

Offenses against Property

 

 

Sec. 10.301 Damaging Property

 

Any person or persons who shall damage the property of another, or who shall damage any goods, wares or merchandise, or other personal property of another person or any public property shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

 

 

 

 

Sec. 10.302 Failure to Leave Premises When Ordered

 

Any person or persons who, when requested to leave the premises of a business or the residence of another person, shall refuse to do so, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.

 

Sec. 10.303 Altering and Removing Landmarks

 

Any person who shall knowingly, willfully, maliciously or fraudulently cut, fell, alter, remove or destroy any certain boundary tree, lamp post, shade tree, sign or other landmark shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

 

 

Sec. 10.304 Fires and Fireworks

 

It shall be unlawful for any person to build or ignite a fire or to shoot or discharge fireworks in any place within the town limits that would endanger any property or building.

 

Article IV

Offenses against the Peace

 

Sec. 10.401 Discharge of Firearms

 

It shall be unlawful for any person to present or point at any person any loaded or unloaded firearm and, upon conviction therefore, any such person shall be punished by fine or imprisonment. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to abridge the right of self defense or apply to the theatricals or like performances.

 

Sec. 10.402 Carrying Weapons

 

It shall be unlawful for any person to carry, concealed or not, about his person and pistol, dirk, metal knuckles, razor, ice pick, hawk bill knife, or any spring or clasp knife, which has a blade more than three inches in length, or any other weapon that can be used for the infliction of personal injuries. This section shall not apply to persons holding valid concealed weapon permits issued by or recognized by the State of South Carolina or Law Enforcement Officers or other persons authorized to carry. while on or off duty.

 

Sec. 10.403 Discharge of Dangerous Device

 

It shall be unlawful to fire, shoot or otherwise discharge any air rifle, air pistol, sling shot, or other device which may be potentially harmful to any persons or property. Exception; A permit may be requested in writing and obtained from the Chief of Police and/ or the Mayor there is a legitimate reason for the request. The Chief of Police and the Mayor may issue permits at their discretion.

 

Sec. 10.404 Disorderly Conduct

 

It shall be unlawful for any person to conduct oneself in a disorderly manner with the purpose to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof by:

 

1. Engaging in fighting or threatening, or in violent or tumultuous behavior.

 

2. Making unreasonable noise or offensively coarse utterance, gesture or display, or addresses of abusive language to any person present; or

 

3. Creating a hazardous or physically offensive condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose.

 

For the purpose of this section Apublic@ means affecting or likely to affect any person or persons in a place to which the public or a substantial group has access; among the places included are highways, transport facilities, schools, apartment houses, places of business or entertainment, governmental buildings, or any neighborhood.

 

Sec. 10.405 Interfering With Worship

 

It shall be unlawful for any person to interfere with or disturb any public gatherings or religious service.

 

 

Sec. 10.406 Noise nuisance

 

The creation and/or continuation of any man made loud, disturbing and unnecessary noises is hereby prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to cause, make or contribute to creating any loud or disturbing noise of such character, intensity, or duration as to be detrimental to the life or health of any citizen, or the peacefulness of the community. The following acts, among others are declared to be loud, disturbing, annoying and unnecessary noises in violation of this section, but such enumeration shall not be deemed to be exclusive.

 

(A) Blowing Horns: The sounding or blowing of any horn or signal device or any automobile, motorcycle, or other motor vehicle, except as a danger signal if another vehicle is approaching apparently out of control. This shall not apply to any Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Service, Fire Department or member there of, provided they are responding to an actual emergency.

 

(B) Radios, Phonographs, Televisions, etc.: The playing of any radio, phonograph, television, or any musical instrument in such a manner or with such volume as to annoy or disturb any person, or the playing of such instrument in such a manner as to annoy or disturb the quiet, comfort or repose of any person in any dwelling, hotel or other residence.

 

(C) Pets: The keeping of any animal or bird which by causing frequent or long continued noise that shall disturb the comfort or repose of any person.

 

(D) Use of vehicle: The use of any automobile, motorcycle, other motor vehicle or any internal combustion motor so out of repair, or repaired in such a manner as to create or cause loud or unnecessary noises, particularly exhaust discharge, grating, grinding, rattling , riveting, or other disturbing noises.

 

(E) Construction Noises: The erection (including excavation), demolition, alteration or repair of any building in a residential or business district other than between the hours of 7:00a.m. and 7:00p.m. Monday through Saturday, shall constitute a violation of this ordinance. In cases of urgent necessity concerning health and public safety, a permit may be obtained from the Mayor or the Chief of Police.

 

(F) Hawking, peddling, or soliciting: Shouting, loud talking, crying, or soliciting by peddlers, hawkers, solicitors and vendors, which disturbs the quiet and peace of the neighborhood, or any person therein. Furthermore the same shall not make use of any drum, loudspeaker or other electronic device for the purpose of attracting attention.

 

  1. Loud speakers or amplifiers in/on vehicles: The use of any mechanical loud speaker or amplifier on any motor vehicle for the purpose of advertisement or any other purpose shall be prohibited except by a special permission by the Mayor or Chief of Police.

 

 

Anyone found guilty of violating the provisions of this ordinance, shall be fined as follows:

 

First Offense: not less than twenty five dollars

 

Second Offense: not less than one hundred dollars

 

Third and/or subsequent Offense: not less than two hundred fifty dollars and not more than five hundred dollars.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Article V

Penalties and Definitions

 

Sec. 10.501 Penalties

 

Unless otherwise provided herein, upon conviction, the violation of any section of the ordinances contained herein shall be punishable by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars or imprisonment of not more than thirty days.