Chapter 9.10
PUNISHMENT AND ABATEMENT OF PUBLIC NUISANCES

Sections:

9.10.010    Acts or omissions designated.

9.10.020    Extent of damage not to affect degree of nuisance.

9.10.030    Offenses designated misdemeanors.

9.10.040    Abatement may be ordered in addition to fine or penalty.

9.10.010 Acts or omissions designated.

Every act unlawfully done and every omission to perform a duty, which act or omission:

A. Annoys, injures or endangers the safety, health or repose of any considerable number of persons; or

B. Offends public decency; or

C. Unlawfully interferes with, befouls, obstructs, or renders dangerous for passage a lake, pond, bay or basin, or a public park, square, street, alley or highway; or

D. In any way renders a considerable number of persons insecure in life or the use of property;
shall be a public nuisance, and shall be punishable as a misdemeanor. (Ord. 1803 § 1, 1978).

9.10.020 Extent of damage not to affect degree of nuisance.

An act which affects a considerable number of persons in any of the ways specified in PTMC 9.10.010 is not less a public nuisance because the extent of damage is unequal. (Ord. 1803 § 2, 1978).

9.10.030 Offenses designated misdemeanors.

Every person who commits or maintains a public nuisance, for which no special punishment is prescribed, or who wilfully omits or refuses to perform any legal duty relating to the removal of such nuisance, and every person who lets, or permits to be used, any building or boat, or portion thereof, knowing that it is intended to be, or is being used, for committing or maintaining any such nuisance, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. (Ord. 1803 § 3, 1978).

9.10.040 Abatement may be ordered in addition to fine or penalty.

Any court or magistrate before whom there may be pending any proceeding for the violation of any of the provisions of this chapter, in addition to any fine or other punishment which it may impose for such violation, may order such nuisance abated. (Ord. 1803 § 4, 1978).