ORDINANCE NO. 511 - Curfew

AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING MINORS FROM BEING IN PUBLIC PLACES DURING CERTAIN HOURS; PROVIDING PENALTIES; AND REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 488 AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

The City of Pilot Rock ordains as follows:

Section 1. When Children May be on Streets.

It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of 16 years to be upon the streets or in any public place in the City of Pilot Rock between the hours of 9:00 PM and 5:30 AM on Sunday through Thursday and 10:00 PM on Friday and Saturday during the calendar year, unless such child be in the custody of or accompanied by a parent or guardian. (provided, however, that) Nothing herein contained shall be deemed to apply to any such child while actually engaged in traveling to and from a place of employment, school functions, religious meetings, or while upon any errand of mercy or emergency or under direction of his parent or guardian or other adult person having the immediate care, custody or control of such child.

Section 2.

It shall be unlawful for any child the age of 16 years or older and under the age of 18 years, unless accompanied by a parent, guardian or other person having the legal custody of said child, to be on any of the streets, alleys, public squares, parks or sidewalks of the city of Pilot Rock after the hour of 10:00 PM or before the hour of 5:30 AM on Sunday through Thursday and 11:00 PM on Friday and Saturday during the calendar year, unless such child be in the custody of or accompanied by a parent or guardian. (provided, however, that) Nothing herein contained shall be deemed to apply to any such child while actually engaged in traveling to and from a place of employment, school functions, religious meetings, or while upon any errand of mercy or emergency or under direction of his parent or guardian or other adult person having the immediate care, custody or control of such child.

Section 3. Officer’s Duty.

If any such child be found upon the streets or in any public place in violation of this ordinance, and such violation be his first offense, it shall be the duty of any peace officer to forthwith place such child under custody and to take, or cause such child to be taken, to his home and to notify the parent, guardian or to the person having the custody and care of such child of such violation.

Section 4. Parent’s Duty.

When a parent, guardian or the adult person having care or custody of a minor child, after having been notified that the child has violated this ordinance, knowingly permits the child to violate the ordinance a second time, the parent shall be found guilty of allowing a minor to violate this ordinance and, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not more than $250.00.

Section 5. Delinquency.

Whenever a peace officer learns that a child has violated this ordinance under circumstances which tend to render him delinquent, the officer shall place an appropriate complaint with the juvenile department for such further proceedings as the courts deems appropriate.

Inasmuch as it is necessary for the health, peace and safety of the citizens of the City of Pilot Rock that this ordinance have immediate effect, an emergency is declared to exist and this ordinance shall be in full force and effect immediately upon its passage by the Council and Approved by the Mayor.

PASSED by the Council and Approved by the Mayor this 3rd day of August, 2004.