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General Ordinances

SECTION 23-26. OBSTRUCTING BUSINESSES AND SIDEWALKS.

It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to congregate, stand, loaf or loiter upon any street, sidewalk, bridge or crossing so as to obstruct the same, hinder or prevent persons passing or attempting or desiring to pass thereon; or to congregate, stand, loaf or loiter in or in front of any hall, lobby, doorway, passage or entrance of any public building, theater, hotel, eating house, lodging house, office building, store, shop, office or factor or other like building so as to obstruct the same, hinder or prevent persons walking along or into or out of the same or attempting or desiring to do so. (See City of Des Moines v. Lavigne, 257 N.W. 2d 485 (Iowa 1977).) (Ord. No. 641, Section 1, 9-24-79; Ord. No. 1010, 02-10-2003.)

SECTION 23-42. URINATION OR DEFECATION IN OR UPON ANY STREET, ALLEY, ETC., PROHIBITED.

It shall be unlawful for any person or urinate or defecate in or upon any street, alley, public place or in any place open to public view, provided that this section shall not apply to restrooms or public facilities designated for such purpose.

Any person who violates any provisions of this section shall be guilty of a simple misdemeanor and upon arrest and conviction thereof shall be punished as provided in Section 1-8 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Oelwein, Iowa, punished as provided in Section 1-10. (Ord. No. 693, Section 1, 9-28-81; Ord. No. 795, 06-22-87.)

SECTION 23-43. WEAPONS – DISCHARGING FIREARMS OR EXPLOSIVES.

It shall be unlawful for any person other than a duly authorized peace officer to unnecessarily discharge any firearm, rifle, gun or pistol, which uses a mechanical spring or compressed air or gas to propel a projectile such as, but not limited to, air C02, BB, or pellet, or to throw any explosive into any street. (Ord. No. 51, Section 13, 6-9-1893; Ord. No. 835, 1-14-1991.)

SECTION 23-49. SAME – ON STREETS; THROWING STONES, SNOWBALLS, ETC; SHOOTING BOWS AND ARROWS, ETC.

It shall be unlawful for any person to play ball or throw stones, snowballs, or shooting BB guns, or other things, in the street, alley, or public parking lot in the city; or to shoot with or use any bow and arrow, or to use any rubber gun, slingshot or other dangerous toy or instrument anywhere within the city; except with prior written consent of the Oelwein City Council. (Ord. No. 51, Section 24, 6-9-1893; Ord. No. 981, 04-24-2000; Ord. No. 1010, 02-10-2

SECTION 23-62. COASTING OR SLEDDING ON STREETS.

It shall be unlawful for any person to coast or sled down any of the streets or sidewalks of the city, except at particular places and during particular times as may be designated by the city council. (Ord. No. 51, Section 8, 6-9-1884.)

SECTION 23-28. DEPOSITING SNOW ON CITY STREETS AND SIDEWALKS.

1. Prohibited. It shall be unlawful to deposit from private parking lots, service station driveways, banks or other drive-in facilities, driveways and parking areas of garages, restaurants, churches, fraternal organizations, private recreational facilities, real estate and professional offices, and other similar private businesses and organizations, including school district property, any snow on city streets, or parking and sidewalks adjacent thereto.

2. Penalty. Anyone violating any of the provisions of this section, including employers, firms and organizations directing such deposits to be made, shall, upon conviction, be subject to imprisonment not exceeding thirty (30) days, or a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100.00). Each day that a violation continues to exist shall constitute a separate offense. In addition, the cost of removal of such deposits by the city shall be assessed against the property from which such snow is removed at such rates as may be established from time to time by resolution of the city council. (Ord. No. 585, Sections 1 through 3, 5-8-78.)

SECTION 22-13. CLINGING TO VEHICLES.

No person shall drive a motor vehicle on the streets of this City unless all passengers of the vehicle are inside the vehicle in the place intended for their accommodation, except where said passenger is necessary to secure the contents conveyed in a pickup or truck box when said vehicle is not operated at a speed in excess of fifteen miles per hour.

No person shall ride on the running board, bumper or hood of a motor vehicle or in any other place not customarily used for carrying passengers.

No person riding upon a bicycle, coaster, roller skates/blades, sled or toy vehicle shall attach same or himself or herself to any vehicle upon a roadway. (Ord. No. 51, Section 34, 6-9-93; Ord. No. 909, 1-23-95.)

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