ORDINANCE NO. 1482-14
AN ORDINANCE REGULATING AND PREVENTING THE DISCARDING OF
GRASS AND/OR GRASS CLIPPINGS INTO THE PUBLIC STREETS
AND HIGHWAYS OF THE VILLAGE OF PAULDING, OHIO,
AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
The Council of the Village of Paulding has determined that it would be advisable to enact an ordinance regulating and preventing the placement and/or discarding of grass clippings into the public streets and highways of the Village of Paulding, Ohio.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the Village of Paulding as follows:
Section 1. No person, including, but not limited to, a person hired by the property owner, shall, regardless of intent, throw, drop, discard, place of deposit grass or grass clippings, or cause grass or grass clippings to be thrown, discarded, placed or deposited, on any public property, specifically including streets and highways, not owned by him or her, or in the waters of the Village.
Section 2. Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor and shall be issued a written warning for a first offense, and shall be fined $25.00 for a second offense, an amount not to exceed $50.00 for a third offense, and an amount not to exceed $100.00 for a fourth and all subsequent offenses. Each successive day that this ordinance is violated shall constitute a separate offense.
Section 3: This Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, safety, health and welfare; wherefore, this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and immediately after its passage.
PASSED: ____________ ___________________________________
Roger Sierer, President
Paulding Village Council