CHAPTER 311

Street Obstructions and Special Uses

311.01 Placing injurious material or obstruction in street.
311.02 Parades and assemblages.
311.03 Toy vehicles on streets.
311.04 Play street.
311.05 Zone of quiet.
311.99 Penalty.

CROSS REFERENCES

See sectional history for similar State law
Power to regulate processions or assemblages - see Ohio R.C. 4511.07(C)
Dropping, sifting and leaking loads - see TRAF. 339.08


311.01 PLACING INJURIOUS MATERIAL OR OBSTRUCTION IN STREET.

(a) No person shall place or knowingly drop upon any part of a street, highway or alley any tacks, bottles, wire, glass, nails or other articles which may damage or injure any person, vehicle or animal traveling along or upon such street, except such substances that may be placed upon the roadway by proper authority for the repair or construction thereof.

(b) Any person who drops or permits to be dropped or thrown upon any street any noxious, destructive or injurious material shall immediately remove the same.

(c) Any person authorized to remove a wrecked or damaged vehicle from a street shall remove any glass or other injurious substance dropped upon the street from such vehicle.

(d) No person shall place any obstruction in or upon a street without proper authority.

(e) No person, with intent to cause physical harm to a person or vehicle, shall place or knowingly drop upon any part of a highway, lane, road, street or alley any tacks, bottles, wire, glass, nails or other articles which may damage or injure any person, vehicle or animal traveling along or upon such highway, except such substances that may be placed upon the roadway by proper authority for the repair or construction thereof. (ORC 4511.74)


311.02 PARADES AND ASSEMBLAGES.
No person, group of persons or organization shall conduct or participate in any parade, assemblage or procession other than a funeral procession upon any street or highway, or block off any street or highway area, without first obtaining a permit from the Police Chief.


Applications for such permits shall be made on such forms as may be prescribed and shall contain such information as is reasonably necessary to a fair determination of whether a permit should be issued. Applications shall be filed not less than five days before the time intended for such parade, procession or assemblage.


The permit may be refused or cancelled if:

(a) The time, place, size or conduct of the parade including the assembly areas and route of march would unreasonably interfere with the public convenience and safe use of the streets and highways.

(b) The parade would require the diversion of so great a number of police officers to properly police the line of movement, assembly area and areas contiguous thereto so as to deny normal police protection to the Municipality.

(c) The parade route of march or assembly areas would unreasonably interfere with the movement of police vehicles, fire-fighting equipment or ambulance service to other areas of the Municipality.

(d) The parade would unreasonably interfere with another parade for which a permit has been issued.

(e) The information contained in the application is found to be false, misleading or incomplete in any material detail.

(f) An emergency such as a fire or storm would prevent the proper conduct of the parade.

The permit or any order accompanying it may limit or prescribe reasonable conditions, including the hours, the place of assembly and of dispersal, the route of march or travel and the streets, highways or portions thereof which may be used or occupied.


311.03 TOY VEHICLES ON STREETS.
No person upon roller skates or riding in or by means of any sled, toy vehicle or similar device shall go upon any roadway except while crossing a street on a crosswalk and except upon streets set aside as play streets when and as authorized by the Director of Public Safety.
(Ord. 2398. Passed 10-19-57.)


311.04 PLAY STREET.
The Director of Public Safety is hereby authorized to establish play streets. Whenever authorized signs are erected indicating any street or part thereof as a play street, no person shall drive a vehicle upon any such street or portion thereof except drivers of vehicles having business or whose residences are within such closed area and then such drivers shall exercise the greatest care in driving upon any such street or portion thereof.
(Ord. 2398. Passed 10-19-57.)


311.05 ZONE OF QUIET.
The Director of Public Safety is hereby authorized, where it is necessary to preserve health, to establish zones of quiet. Whenever authorized signs are erected indicating a zone of quiet, no person operating a motor vehicle within any such zone shall sound the horn or other warning device of such vehicle except in an emergency.
(Ord. 2398. Passed 10-19-57.)


311.99 PENALTY.

(EDITOR'S NOTE: See Section 303.99 for general Traffic Code penalty and penalties applicable to misdemeanor classifications.)

Whoever violates Section 311.01(e) is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(ORC 4511.99)


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