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Ordinance 13-01

 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTERS 309 OF THE GRANVILLE CODIFIED ORDINANCES, ESTABLISHING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS COMMITTED BY DRIVERS OF OVERWEIGHT AND OVERSIZE COMMERCIAL TRUCKS.

WHEREAS, the Village of Granville is desirous of enhancing traffic safety and extending the life of its roadways by enforcing Chapter 339 of the Granville Codified Ordinances; and

WHEREAS, the penalties for violations of Chapter 339 of the Granville Codified Ordinances are less severe than those penalties for identical Ohio Revised Code violations and do not provide the deterrent value of the Ohio Revised Code penalties;

NOW, THEREFORE, be it ordained by the Council of the Village of Granville, Ohio that:

Section I: Section 303.99(a)(16) of the Codified Ordinance of the Village of Granville, Ohio is hereby created to read as follows:

(16) Overweight and Oversized Vehicles: 

A. Whoever violates Section 331.44 or 339.02 is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree on a first offense and a misdemeanor of the third degree on any subsequent offense.

B. Whoever violates Section 339.01 by failing to comply with the weight provisions of Ohio Revised Code Sections 5577.01 to 5577.07, shall be fined eighty dollars for the first two thousand pounds, or fraction thereof, of overload; for overloads in excess of two thousand pounds, but not in excess of five thousand pounds, such person shall be fined one hundred dollars, and in addition thereto one dollar per one hundred pounds of overload; for overloads in excess of five thousand pounds, but not in excess of ten thousand pounds, such persons shall be fined one hundred and thirty dollars and in addition thereto two dollars per one hundred pounds of overload, or imprisoned for not more than thirty days, or both. For all overloads in excess of ten thousand pounds such person shall be fined one hundred sixty dollars, and in addition thereto three dollars per one hundred pounds of overload, or imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both.

C. Whoever violates Section 339.03 is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree on a first offense. Whoever violates Section 339.03 and who has pleaded guilty or was convicted within the past twelve months of a violation of any Ohio law or municipal ordinance which regulates the height, width or length of a motor vehicle, is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree. Whoever violates Section 339.03 and who has pleaded guilty or was convicted at any time in the past of more than one violation of any Ohio law or municipal ordinance which regulates the height, width, or length or a motor vehicle, is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree.

Section II: This ordinance shall take effect and be in full force upon the earliest date allowed by law. 

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