ORDINANCE NO. 20-2010
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 505.01 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE TO ESTABLISH A LEASH LAW FOR THE DOWNTOWN AREA
WHEREAS, the Village periodically receives complaints from residents that dogs are running loose with the potential of destroying property and inflicting bodily injury; and
WHEREAS, in a recent community survey, 83.1% of the respondents agreed that a dog should be required to be on a leash when in the Downtown Granville area; and
WHEREAS, the purpose of this ordinance is to establish a leash law for the Downtown Granville area that will assist to prevent property damage and/or bodily injury due to dogs running at large.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the Village of Granville, Ohio that:
Section 1. Section 505.01 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville is hereby amended to read as follows:
“505.01 DOGS AND OTHER ANIMALS RUNNING AT LARGE.
(a) No person being the owner or having charge of cattle, sheep, geese, ducks, turkeys, chickens or other fowl or animals shall permit them to run at large upon any public place, or upon any unenclosed lands, or upon the premises of another.
(b), No person being the owner of or having charge of any dog, whether wearing a registration tag or not, shall permit it to run at large upon any public place or upon the premises of another. No owner, keeper or harborer of any female dog shall permit such dog to go beyond the premises of such owner or keeper at any time such dog is in heat, unless such dog is properly in leash. Subject to the provisions of paragraph (c) below, the owner or keeper of every dog shall at all times keep such dog either confined upon the premises of the owner or keeper, or under reasonable control of some person.
(c) No person being the owner of or having charge of any dog shall permit the dog to enter upon any public or private property in Downtown Granville unless the dog is securely restrained by a leash and is under the full and complete care of a person of suitable age and discretion to control the dog. Exceptions to this requirement include when a dog is lawfully engaged in a sanctioned demonstration or show and accompanied by the owner or person having charge of the dog.
(d) For the purposes of this section, Downtown Granville shall be defined as:
1. Properties on East Broadway from Main Street to Granger Street
2. Properties on North Prospect Street from Broadway to College Street
3. Properties on South Prospect Street from Broadway to Elm Street
4. Properties on Main Street from College Street to the TJ Evans Trail
(e) The running at large of any such animal in or upon any of the places mentioned in this section is prima-facie evidence that it is running at large in violation of this section.
(f) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.”
Section 2. This ordinance shall be effective from and after the earliest period allowed by law.
Passed this 3rd day of November, 2010.