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A. No person shall make, cause, suffer, allow or permit to be made within Perry Township, Stark County, Ohio any unreasonably loud, disturbing and unnecessary noise or noises of such character, intensity or duration as be detrimental to the life, health and right to peace and enjoyment of any individual.
Loud, disturbing and unnecessary noises in violation of this section shall include, but are not limited to, the following:
1)The sounding of any horn, bell or other signal or warning device on any motor vehicle, except as a danger or warning signal.
2)The harboring or keeping of any dog or animal which, by causing frequent or long continued noise disturbs the peace, enjoyment, comfort and repose of any person in the vicinity, where such noise can be heard outside the property line of the premises at which the dog or animal is kept. Any persons, who shall allow any dog or animal to remain, be lodged or fed within any dwelling, building, yard or enclosure, which he occupies or owns, shall be considered as harboring such dog or animal. None of the provisions of this resolution applies to licensed veterinary hospitals, owners, operators or employees of duly licensed kennels or animal boarding establishments and blind persons when a dog serves as a guide or leader.
3)(A) No person shall play any music, amplifying sound, radio music player, television, audio system or musical instrument in such a manner or at such a volume as to annoy or disturb the peace and quiet, comfort or repose of neighboring inhabitants or to those who said noise is audible more than 100 feet of said sound source having due regard for the proximity of places of residence, hospitals or other residential institutions and to any other conditions affected by such noises or at a volume which is audible within 100 feet of said sound source.
(B) On a street, highway or in a public right of way where the sound is audible 100 feet from the device generating the sound.
4)The making of any unnecessary or unseemly noise by a person or by his operation of any instrument, device, agency or vehicle within 80 feet of any portion of the grounds and premises on which is located a hospital or other institution reserved for the sick, aged, or infirm, or within 80 feet of any school, courthouse, church or building in which religious services are held during school hours, hours of court or hours of public worship respectively.
5)Whoever violates this resolution is subject to a fine of $50.00 for the first violation a fine of $100.00 for the second violation and $250.00 for each subsequent violation.
Curfew For Persons Under Eighteen Years Of Age
(A) Definitions: As applicable to the curfew for persons under eighteen years of age within any of the unincorporated areas of the township, the following definitions shall apply:
1)"Minor" means any person under eighteen years of age;
2)"Parent" means the natural or adoptive parent of a minor;
3)"Guardian" means any person other that a parent who has legal guardianship of a minor;
4)"Custodian" means any person eighteen years of age or older who is in-loco-parent is to a minor.
5)"Public Place" means any alley, street, road, highway, or right of way, including sidewalks, parks, playgrounds, grounds, place, building or lands open to the public; any privately or publicly-owned place of amusement, entertainment, or public accommodation, to include any parking lot and other common areas or public areas adjacent thereto; and any vacant lot or land, or, any private property without the consent of the owner of said private property.
(B) The curfew for minors and persons under eighteen years of age:
1)No minor shall loiter, idle, wander, stroll, play, be within or upon any vehicle or be at , in or upon any public place within the unincorporated areas of Perry Township, Stark County, Ohio, between the hours of 12:00 p.m. (midnight) and 6:00 a.m., Sunday night through Thursday night.
2)No minor shall loiter, idle, wander, stroll, play, be within or upon any vehicle or be at , in or upon any public place within the unincorporated areas of Perry Township, Stark County, Ohio, between the hours of 12:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Friday night through Saturday night.
(C) Provided that the provisions of this Resolution shall not apply to the following:
1)To a minor accompanied by a parent, guardian, custodian having legal or actual custody or control of such minor;
2)To a minor who is on an emergency errand or specific business or activity directed, permitted or instructed by his parent, guardian, or custodian having the legal or actual care and custody of said minor;
3)To a minor who's presence is connected with or required by some legitimate employment, trade, profession, or occupation;
4)To a minor attending or returning within one hour after the conclusion thereof, from any scheduled activity by any school board of education or from any other special functions scheduled by any other church, school, civic or charitable organization.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Board of Trustees for Perry Township, Stark county, Ohio, that the Perry Township Police Department, the Stark County Sheriff's Department, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, or any other duly authorized police or law enforcement agency are authorized to enforce this Resolution and, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 505.89 (B), any person under eighteen years of age who violates this curfew shall be charged as being an unruly child and taken before the Juvenile Court as provided in Chapter 2151 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Perry Township Parks
On September 15, 1998 the Board of Trustees amended the park rules so that the parks would be closed from sunset to sunrise, from Labor Day to Memorial Day.