Borough Parking Regulations/ Noise and Open Container Ordinance
Borough Parking and Traffic
Areas, which are painted yellow, are non parking areas. The Huntingdon Borough Police Department, in an effort to keep the community clean, has on days when the street sweeper (or snow plow) will be cleaning the streets. Check the signs posted on the street on which you are parked as to when this will be affecting you.
Huntingdon Borough Open Container Ordinance
Ordinance No. 733
An Ordinance Chapter 125 of the Code of the Borough of Huntingdon, PA, prohibiting the drinking of any intoxicating liquor or any fermented malt beverages of the possession of any open container which contains an intoxicating liquor or fermented malt beverage in the Borough’s public parks and or any street, road, alley, parking lot or sidewalk in the Borough.
Chapter 125 - Alcoholic Beverages
The drinking of any intoxicating liquor or any fermented malt beverage or the possession of any open container which contains an intoxicating liquor of fermented malt beverage is prohibited in the Borough’s public parks and on any street, road alley, parking lot or sidewalk in the Borough.
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars ($300.00) and costs, by imprisonment in the County Jail for a term of not more than thirty (30) days.
This Ordinance was enacted and ordained at a meeting of the Borough Council of the Borough of Huntingdon, held July 18th, 1995.
Huntingdon Borough Noise Ordinance
Chapter 142 - Noise
142-1 Unnecessary or excessive noise to be disorderly conduct
The creation, within the Borough of Huntingdon, of any unnecessary or excessive noise or of any noise of such character, intensity or duration as to be detrimental to the health or life of any individual or in disturbance of the public peace and welfare or the aiding and abetting in the creation of any such noise or suffering or permitting any such noise to continue is hereby prohibited and shall constitute disorderly conduct.
142-2 Enumeration of unnecessary or excessive noises
Prohibited noise, within the meaning of this chapter is hereby defined to include the following:
- For any person at any time to use a horn or other warning device otherwise than as a reasonable warning or to make any unnecessary or unreasonable, loud or harsh sound by means of a horn warning device.
- The playing of any radio, phonograph or any musical instrument in such a manner or with such volume as to annoy or disturb the quiet, conform, or repose of persons in any office, hospital, dwelling, hotel or other type of residence or any persons in the vicinity thereof.
- Yelling, shouting, hooting, whistling or signing on the public streets so as to annoy or disturb the quiet, comfort or repose of any person hospital, dwelling hotel or other type of residence or any persons in the vicinity thereof.
- Permitting any animal, bird or fowl in one’s possession or under one’s control to make any frequent or long continued noise of such character or intensity as to disturb the comfort or repose of any person.
- The blowing of any steam whistle attached to any stationary boiler, except to give notice of the time to begin or stop work or as a warning of fire or danger.
- The erection (including excavating), demolition, alternation or repair of any building in any residential district or section, the excavation of streets or highways in any residential district or section other than between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. on weekdays, except in the case of urgent necessity in the interests of public health and safety and then only with a permit from Secretary of Council, which permit may be granted for period not to exceed thirty (30) days while the emergency continues. If the Borough Council should determine that the public health and safety will not be impaired by the exertion, demolition, alteration or repair of any building or the excavation of streets and highways between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. and if they shall further determine that loss or inconvenience would result to any party in interest, they may grant permission for such work to be done between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., upon application being made at the time permit for the work is awarded or during the progress of the work.
- The creation of any excessive noise on any street adjacent to any school, institution of learning church or court, while the same are in session, which unreasonable interferes with the workings of sessions thereof and the making of any other noise so as to annoy the users and or occupants of such places or building as are herein defined.
- The use of drum, loud speaker or other instrument or device for the purposes of attracting attention to the sale of merchandise of a commercial character.
- Refuse compacting vehicles. Operating of permitting to be operated the compacting cycle of the motor vehicle which can compact refuse between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. the following day in residential areas.
None of the terms or prohibitions hereof shall apply to or be enforces against:
- Any vehicle or personnel of the Borough of Huntingdon while engaged upon necessary public business
- Excavations or repairs of bridges, streets or highways by or on behalf of the Borough of Huntingdon during the nighttime, when the public welfare and convenience renders it impossible to perform such work during the daytime.
- Parades with band music on holidays or by civic organizations or by the public schools or divisions of the public schools.
- School sports events which may or may not be accompanied by cheering and or music.
- The reasonable use of amplifiers or loud speakers in the course of public addresses which are noncommercial in character.
- Fireworks exhibits held under permit by the Borough of Huntingdon
142-4. Violation and penalties
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars ($300.00) and costs of such proceedings or, upon default of payment of such fine and costs, by imprisonment in the County Jail for term of not more than thirty (30) days: provided however, that if the District Justice determines that the defendant is without the financial means to pay the fine and cost immediately or in single remittance, such defendant shall be permitted to pay the fine or costs in installments over such periods of time as the District Justice deems to be just.
This Ordinance was enacted and ordained at a meeting of the Borough Council of the Borough of Huntingdon, June 3, 1952 ,Ord. 200 Sections 142-2 and 142-4 amended at time of adoption of code.