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Home Rule Chapter 100 - Animals (Revised 5-28-13)

#13-257 Motion by Mr. Haws,
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Plain Township Board of Trustees, Stark County, Ohio that the following legislation is hereby adopted:
Section 101 - Barking Dogs
A. No person shall harbor or maintain within the township any dog which by loud and frequent or habitual barking, howling or yelping shall cause annoyance or disturbance to the neighborhood. Any person who shall allow any dog habitually to remain, be lodged or bed within any dwelling, building, yard or enclosure which he occupies or owns, shall be considered as harboring such dog.
B. None of the provisions of division (A) hereof shall apply to owners, operators, or employees or duly licensed veterinary hospitals; owners, operators, or employees of duly licensed kennels or animal boarding establishments unless said veterinary hospital, kennel, or boarding establishment is located within a residential district of the township; and blind persons when the dog serves as a guide or leader.
C. Whoever violates this section is subject to a fine of $25.00 for the first violation and a fine of $100.00 for the second and each subsequent violation.
Seconded by
Vote: Mr. Leno, yes; Mr. Haws, yes; Mr. Giavasis, yes.

#92-518 Motion by Mr. Watkins,
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Plain Township Board of Trustees, Stark County, Ohio that the following legislation is hereby adopted:
Section 102 - Dogs and Other Animals Running at Large
A. No person being the owner of or having charge of any dog or other animal, 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 animal shall permit such animal to go beyond the premises of such owner or keeper at any time such animal is in heat, unless such animal is properly in leash.
B. The running at large of any such animal 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.
C. Whoever violates this section is subject to a fine of $25.00 for the first violation and fine of $100.00 for the second and each subsequent violation.
Seconded by Mr. Baker
Vote: Mr. Watkins, yes; Mr. Baker, yes; Mr. Kubilus, yes.

#92-519 Motion by Mr. Baker,
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Plain Township Board of Trustees, Stark County, Ohio that the following legislation is hereby adopted:
Section 103 - Animal Waste
A. Owner or person in charge of every animal shall be responsible for the immediate removal of any waste deposited by his animal or animals on property, public or private, not owned or possessed by such a person.
B. No person, being the owner or person in charge of any animal, shall fail to immediately remove waste deposited by his animal or animals on property, public or private, not owned or possessed by such a person.
C. Whoever violates this section is subject to a fine of $25.00 for the first violation and a fine of $100.00 for the second and each subsequent violation.
Seconded by Mr. Kubilus.
Vote: Mr. Watkins, yes; Mr. Baker, yes; Mr. Kubilus, yes.