ORDINANCE NO. 13
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 505.11 OF THE CODIFIED
ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE, OHIO:
Section I: That existing Section 505.11 of the Codified Ordinances of the
Village of Granville, Ohio be and hereby is amended to read as
505.11 Hunting and Trapping Prohibited, Exceptions
A) No person, except as set forth in this section, shall hunt, trap, kill,
attempt to kill, injure, attempt to injure, or cause or permit any other
person on property under his or her control to hunt, trap, kill, attempt to
kill, injure or attempt to injure any animal or fowl by any means, including
but not limited to firearms, bow and arrow or air rifle within the corporate
limits of the Municipality.
B) An owner or property located within the corporate limits of the
Municipality may, upon the terms and conditions set forth herein, receive
a permit to control or limit the damage to the owner's property caused by
C) Any owner of property located within the corporate limits of the
Municipality desiring to receive a permit to control or limit damage to that
property shall submit an application for Property Owner's Damage Control
Permit as prescribed by the municipality along with the fee established for
such permits. Included with and as part of, an application for Property
Owner's Damage Control Permit, the owner shall include the following:
1. Two, ( 2),copies of the application submitted to the Ohio Department
of Natural Resources, ( ODNR),for a Deer Damage Control Permit
along with all attachments submitted therewith;
2. Two, (2),copies of the Deer Damage Control Permit issued by the
Ohio Department of Natural Resources along with any materials
included therewith and attached thereto;
3. Proof of Publication is a newspaper or newspapers of general
circulation in the area of the owner's property, which publication must
have occurred on at least two, ( 2),separate non-consecutive dates
within the thirty, ( 30),days immediately preceding the owner' application, s which discloses that the owner has sought and received a Deer Damage Control Permit from ODNR and will be seeking a Property Owner's Damage Control Permit which permit, if issued, will
allow the killing of deer on the property of the owner under specified
conditions. The publication shall, in addition, disclose that a copy of
the application submitted to ODNR, the permit issued by ODNR and
the owner's Application for a Property Owner's Damage Control Permit
are or will be on file with the Municipality and available for review.
4. An Affidavit from the property owner that the property owner has personally; ( a),clearly and specifically disclosed and shown the
property boundaries to each and every individual listed as designated
hunter on the ODNR, Deer Damage Control Permit Application; ( b), advised each individual listed as a designated hunter that bow hunting only is permitted and, c( )a,dvised each individual listed as a designated hunter that the Property Owner's Damage Control Permit
issued by the Municipality will be valid only for the dates or period set
forth therein and, during such time, only from one, (1),hour after
sundown to one, (1),hour before sunrise.
D. Upon receipt of all of the items set forth in subsection "C",above, the
Village Manager shall consult with the Village Safety Director, Chief of
Police, or others, including Council, who in his judgment should be
consulted regarding the application for a Property Owner's Damage
Control Permit. Should the Manager not receive a consensus as to the
appropriateness of the granting of the application from those consulted,
the Manager shall refer the matter to the Council for determination.
E. Should the Manager or Council determine to grant the property
owner's application for a Property Owner's Damage Control Permit, the
Manager shall, not later than fourteen, (14),days prior to the issuance of
the Permit, advise the property owner in writing of the determination to
grant the application and issue the Permit and the valid dates thereof.
F. The property owner seeking a Property Owner's Damage Control
Permit shall, upon receipt of the notification set forth in subsection "E"
above, provide written notice by certified mail to all owners of record of
property contiguous to the property for which application has been
tentatively approved advising those owners that approval of a Property
Owner's Damage Control Permit is pending. The notification to adjacent
owners must include a disclosure of the dates and times hunting will take
place. All such notification shall be mailed not later than seven, (7),days
prior to the effective date of the Permit.
G. Upon presentation to the Manager of copies of the landowner
notifications set forth in subsection "F"above, along with copies of the
return receipt requests attendant thereto, the Manager shall, (a),issue the
Property Owner's Damage Control Permit and, (b),provide a copy of the
Permit to the Chief of Police, or his designee.
H. Whoever violates subsection "A"of this section is guilty of a minor
misdemeanor. Whoever violates subsections "C",or "F",of this section is
guilty of a misdemeanor in the first degree.
Section 11: This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after the
earliest date allowed by law.
Clerk of Council
Approved as to Form:
ORDINANCE NO. 13