Ordinance 2013-13

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AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE
TO AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES
OF MAYFIELD VILLAGE, OHIO BY AMENDING SECTIONS 505.11
AND 505.13 RELATING TO DANGEROUS, NUISANCE AND VICIOUS DOGS
AND ENACTING CODIFIED ORDINANCE SECTION 505.131
REGULATING THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF DOGS PERMITTED
PRIOR ACQUISITION NOT AFFECTED.

WHEREAS, after review by the Village’s Ordinance Review Committee, and in light of certain changes implemented by the State of Ohio per HB 14 to Ohio’s Vicious Dog statute and consultation with the Village’s Police Chief, it is the recommendation of the Ordinance Review Committee that Codified Ordinance Sections 505.11 and 505.13 be amended and new Codified Ordinance Section 505.131 be enacted;

WHEREAS, the amendments to the Codified Ordinance Sections and the enactment of the new Codified Ordinance Section will bring the Village’s Ordinance regulating dangerous, nuisance and vicious dogs in line with Ohio’s Vicious Dog statute;

WHEREAS, breed specific provisions have been eliminated and new penalties have been tied to specific behavior; definitions of dangerous and vicious dogs have been modified and a new definition of a nuisance dog has been added; and

WHEREAS, Village Council deems it in the best interest of the Village and its residents to amend Codified Ordinance Sections 505.11 and 505.13 and to enact new Codified Ordinance Section 505.131, as recommended by the Ordinance Review Committee.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF MAYFIELD VILLAGE, OHIO, THAT:

SECTION 1. The Codified Ordinances of Mayfield Village, Ohio are hereby supplemented by amendment to Sections 505.11 and 505.13 and the enactment of new Section 505.131, to read as more fully set forth in Exhibit “A”, attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

SECTION 2. All other provisions of the Village’s Codified Ordinances not inconsistent herewith shall remain in full force and effect.

SECTION 3. The Clerk of Council is authorized and directed to forward a certified copy of this Ordinance to the Codifiers of the Village of Mayfield.

SECTION 4. The Council finds and determines that all formal actions of this Council relating to the adoption of this Ordinance have been taken at open meetings of this Council; and that deliberations of this Council and of its committees, resulting in such formal action, took place in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all statutory requirements including the requirements of Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.

SECTION 5. This Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure immediately necessary for the health, safety and welfare of the residents of Mayfield Village, Ohio.  It shall, therefore, take effect immediately upon the passage by the affirmative vote of not less than five (5) members elected to Council and approval by the Mayor or otherwise at the earliest time allowed by law.