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Ordinance 18-06

ORDINANCE NO. 18-06

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 505.11 AND 549.08 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES TO ALLOW HUNTING, TRAPPING, AND TARGET SHOOTING ON AGRICULTURALLY ZONED LAND LOCATED SOUTH OF STATE ROUTE 16 AND EAST OF STATE ROUTE 37

WHEREAS, owners of real property located in Granville and Union Townships have expressed a desire to annex into the Village of Granville corporate limits and have filed a petition for annexation with the Licking County Commissioners; and

 

WHEREAS, hunting and trapping are common activities within the area proposed for annexation; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council of the Village of Granville has determined that allowing hunting and trapping activities in the area proposed for annexation would help preserve the traditions and rural character of the area without having a negative impact on other Granville neighborhoods.

, the Council of the Village of Granville has determined that allowing hunting and trapping activities in the area proposed for annexation would help preserve the traditions and rural character of the area without having a negative impact on other Granville neighborhoods.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE, COUNTY OF LICKING, STATE OF OHIO, TWO-THIRDS OF ITS MEMBERS CONCURRING, THAT:

 

Section 1. That Section 505.11 of the Codified Ordinances be, and the same hereby is, amended to read as follows:

That Section 505.11 of the Codified Ordinances be, and the same hereby is, amended to read as follows:

 

"505.11 HUNTING AND TRAPPING RESTRICTED; TARGET SHOOTING

(a) No person shall hunt, trap, kill or attempt to kill any animal or fowl by the use of firearms, bow and arrow, air rifle or any other means within the corporate limits of the Municipality.

(b) The prohibitions found in (a) do not apply to hunting and/or trapping activities within the Municipality that would otherwise be permitted under the laws of the State of Ohio, provided that all of the following conditions apply:

(1) The hunter holds a current, valid hunting license issued by the State of Ohio for those activities for which a hunting license is required, if required by law;

(2) Written permission has been obtained from the owner of or the person having lawful possession of the property on which the hunting or trapping is to occur. The written permission referred to herein must be in possession of the hunter or trapper at all times and produced upon request of a police officer or game warden. Written permission to hunt or trap on a particular piece of property may be granted for any period of time provided there is no prohibition against hunting or trapping at that time by statute or ordinance of the Municipality.

(3) The hunting and/or trapping takes place on a parcel of land that is agriculturally zoned and is located south of State Route 16 and east of State Route 37. For the purposes of this section, the Open Space zoning classification, which permits agricultural uses, shall be considered an agricultural zone; and

(4) The hunting and/or trapping does not take place within one hundred (100) feet of any cemetery, school, church, occupied structure, or public roadway.

(c) Target shooting is permitted in the area specified in (b)(3) above, provided that the target shooting is on a parcel or combination of parcels that is at least four and a half (4.5) acres in size, and that no projectile from said target shooting shall land

within one hundred (100) feet of any perimeter property line, cemetery, school, church, occupied structure, or public roadway.

(d) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor."

Section 2. That Section 549.08 of the Codified Ordinances be, and the same hereby is, amended to read as follows:

That Section 549.08 of the Codified Ordinances be, and the same hereby is, amended to read as follows:

"549.08 DISCHARGING WEAPONS

(a) No person shall discharge, or cause to be discharged, any firearm, or air gun or other instrument used to explode any cartridge or thing filled with any explosive substance or material.

(b) This section shall not be construed to include toy pistols, toy canes, toy guns, or other devices in which paper caps containing twenty-five hundredths grains or less of explosive compound are used, providing they are so constructed that the hand cannot come in contact with the cap when in place for the explosion, and toy pistol paper caps which contain less than twenty hundredths grains of explosive mixture, the sale and use of which shall be permitted at all times.

(c) This section shall not apply to a law enforcement officer in the lawful performance of his duties; or when the offender discharges the weapon when acting in self defense of himself or another person which is justified under State law, which the offender must show by a preponderance of the evidence of the firearm which is discharged was used or was on or about the person or under the control of a person in the commission of a felony for which the Ohio Revised Code requires a term of actual incarceration of three years and an indefinite term of imprisonment pursuant to Ohio R.C. 2929.71(B); or to a person who is lawfully engaged in hunting or target shooting activities in accordance with Section 505.11 of the Codified Ordinances.

 

(d) Whoever violates this section is guilty of discharging weapons, a misdemeanor of the third degree.

(e) Strict liability is intended to be imposed for violation of this section, except as stated in subsection (c) hereof."

 

Section 3. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after the earliest period allowed by law.

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