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    Corn Burning Fool giff57's avatar
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    What about archaic ordinances

    Since many of us deal with the entire City Code and not just the zoning ordinance, how about funny old ordinances that have not been repealed. Here is mine:

    10.16.030 One-Arm driving. No operator shall have either arm around another person nor shall another person have either arm around the operator while the vehicle is in motion (ord. 446 1962)

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    Cyburbia Administrator Dan's avatar
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    Oh man, Buffalo's got a ton of 'em. Yes, the following are really still on the books.

    352-6. Discharging or opening cylinder cocks.

    It shall not be lawful for any person in the employ of any railroad company operating within the limits of the city to cause or permit the cylinder cocks of the locomotive under his control to be discharged or opened upon any street crossing in the city. Any person violating the provisions of this section and the company owning the locomotive, the cylinder cocks of which shall be so discharged, shall each pay a penalty as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III, General Penalty, of this Code.

    3-18. Ordinance Powers.

    (9)To prevent and abate nuisances; to prohibit or regulate the blowing of steam whistles or the ringing of bells; to prevent the emission of dense smoke, soot or dust; to regulate or prohibit the use of public pumps, wells, hydrants or reservoirs; to regulate the construction of public and private sewers, sinks and privies; to locate, regulate and remove slaughterhouses, butchers' stalls, fish stands, livery stables, tanneries and unwholesome or noisome buildings or places and to compel the cleansing of same.

    158.13 No person shall visit or enter any house wherein is any person sick with small pox or varioloid, except the persons who, at the time said patient was taken sick, were residents of said house, the nurse or nurses employed in the care of such patient and such regularly attending physicians as may be called; nor shall any person who is in constant attendance upon such sick person leave or depart from said house during the time when such sick person remains therein, and not thereafter until the wearing apparel which he or she has worn while in attendance upon such sick person shall have been replaced by clothing which has not been worn in such sickroom, and then only upon a written permit from the Health Commissioner. It shall be the duty of the Health Department to put up and maintain in a conspicuous place at the front entrance of any building, and also at any other entrance thereof, in which there shall be any person sick or infected with smallpox, varioloid, scarlet fever or diphtheria (or croup in any form) a card or sign on which shall be written or printed in English and German, Italian or Polish the words designating the infectious disease with which such sick person is affected and to keep the same so posted during all the time when such sick or infected person shall remain in said building. In any cases mentioned in this section, it shall be unlawful to remove or cause to be removed any such placard or notification of warning so placed by the Health Department; and in cases of diphtheria, such placard shall not be removed until bacteriological examinations shall have shown that no further danger from contagion exists; and no person shall, without the permission of the Health Commissioner, remove any such sign or placard so placed on any building. In case any such sign shall have been removed, either by accident or design, it shall be the duty of the person or persons occupying said building to notify the Department of Health thereof forthwith. It shall be the duty of the Health Commissioner to have printed in English, German, Polish and Italian circulars and other literature pertaining to all the infectious diseases specified in 158-1 of this chapter and to cause said circulars and literature to be distributed for the information of the public. In the case of tuberculosis, he shall have printed, in addition, suitable signs or placards explaining the danger of indiscriminate expectoration.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Cyburbia Administrator Dan's avatar
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    Don't fiddle in my town!

    Meanwhile, my town's got the following ...

    Sec. 50-20. Vagrants.

    (a) The following shall be deemed vagrants:

    (1) Rogues, vagabonds, idle or dissolute persons who go about begging;
    (2) Common gamblers;
    (3) Persons who use juggling or unlawful games or plays;
    (4) Common pipers and fiddlers;
    (5) Common drunkards;
    (6) Common night walkers;
    (7) Thieves, pilferers, traders in stolen property;
    (8) Lewd, wanton and lascivious persons;
    (9) Keepers of gambling places;
    (10) Common railers and brawlers;
    (11) Persons who neglect their calling or employment or are without reasonable continuous employment or regular income and who have not sufficient property to sustain themselves and misspend what they earn without providing for themselves or for the support of their families;
    (12) Persons wandering or strolling around from place to place without any lawful purpose or object, habitual loafers, idle and disorderly persons;
    (13) Persons neglecting all lawful business and habitually spending their time by frequenting houses of ill fame, gaming houses or tippling shops;
    (14) Persons able to work but habitually living upon the earnings of their wives or minor children; and
    (15) All ablebodied persons over the age of 18 years who are without means of support and remain in idleness.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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