Harrington Enacts Juvenile Curfew

After much debate, a town hall meeting, and 2 public hearings, the Harrington City Council adopted a curfew for juveniles. Please review the entire Ordinance 16-03 for detailed information on the new curfew. Some of the highlights include the following:

  • The curfew applies to juveniles 16 years old and younger
  • The hours of the curfew are 10:00 pm to 6:00 a.m.
  • There are several exceptions to the curfew (please see Ordinance 16-03)
  • The curfew is set to expire on July 31, 2016 (see below)
  • Ordinance 16-11 removed the expiration date of the curfew; it is now permanent

The fines for violating the juvenile curfew are as follows:

  • First offense by a parent $5
  • Second offense by a parent $15
  • Third and all subsequent offenses by a parent $25
  • Personnel costs $35 per hour
  • Fist offense by an operator $100
  • Second offense by an operator $150
  • Third and all subsequent offenses by an operator $300
  • Parent knowingly provided false information $100

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