Chapter 9.175


9.175.010    Leaving materials under windshield wipers of parked cars prohibited.

9.175.020    Nonappearance after written promise.

9.175.030    Provoking assault.

9.175.040    Disorderly conduct.

9.175.050    Determination of civil contempt – Costs.

9.175.060    Copies of State statutes to be filed in office of city clerk.

9.175.010 Leaving materials under windshield wipers of parked cars prohibited.

It is hereby declared unlawful for any person to distribute handbills, papers, notices or other advertising matter by leaving it under the windshield wiper of a parked car or leaving such material anywhere upon any parked car within the city. Violation of this chapter is a civil infraction and shall be punishable by a fine of $75.00 inclusive of statutory assessments. (Ord. 74-98 § 41)

9.175.020 Nonappearance after written promise.

Any person who, after having been issued a citation for a criminal traffic or a criminal nontraffic violation by a law enforcement officer or by any other person authorized to issue criminal citations or complaints under law and where the person so charged signed a written promise to appear in court at a specific date and time or as otherwise indicated on the citation or complaint, fails to appear an court at the date and time so indicated shall be guilty of a misdemeanor regardless of the disposition of the charge with which he or she was originally cited. Violation of this section shall be punishable by imprisonment in jail for a period of up to 90 days or a fine in the amount of up to $1,000 or both such jail and fine. (Ord. 74-98 § 42)

9.175.030 Provoking assault.

It is unlawful for any person to willfully provoke or attempt to provoke, by word, sign or gesture, another person to commit an assault or breach of peace. Every person convicted of a violation of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of the misdemeanor of provoking assault. (Ord. 74-98 § 43)

9.175.040 Disorderly conduct.

(1) A person is guilty of disorderly conduct if he or she:

(a) Fights or encourages others to fight in any public place within the city;

(b) Willfully annoys, molests, bothers, insults, offers an affront to another person and thereby intentionally creates the risk of assault;

(c) Willfully breaks, impairs, injures or defaces any building, fence, awning, window, sign, signboard, tree, shrub, or other thing of value being the property of another;

(d) Intentionally obstructs vehicular or pedestrian travel or traffic without lawful authority;

(e) Removes, interferes with, carries away or destroys the property of another, or tears down, destroys or mutilates any notice or handbill lawfully posted by the city;

(f) Intentionally disrupts any lawful assembly or meeting of persons without lawful authority;

(g) Looks into the windows of the residence of another without a lawful right to do so; and

(h) Urinates or defecates in any place open to the public view.

(2) Disorderly conduct is a misdemeanor. (Ord. 74-98 § 44)

9.175.050 Determination of civil contempt – Costs.

A court may, in its discretion, treat any intentional failure to comply with a court order in respect to fines or costs, or both, upon conviction, as civil contempt. Upon judgment for fine and cost rendered on a conviction, execution may be issued against the property of a defendant and returned in the same manner as in civil actions. Whenever anyone is convicted of any offense in the city, in addition to the fine imposed, he or she must pay the costs of prosecution. Costs of prosecution shall include any and all of the following: cost of docket, cost of issuing a warrant, cost per mileage in processing the warrant, a fee for a personal recognizance bond, and costs for witness fees. (Ord. 74-98 § 45)

9.175.060 Copies of State statutes to be filed in office of city clerk.

A copy of each State statute adopted in this chapter, in the form in which each is adopted, shall be filed in the office of the city clerk for use and examination by the public. (Ord. 74-98 § 46)