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Home Rule Chapter 1500 - Use of Yard Waste Drop Off Area

WHEREAS, Ohio Revised Code (hereafter ORC) Section 504.04(A)(1) and (2) authorizes the Board of Trustees to exercise powers of local self-government in the Township and to adopt and enforce within the Township local police, sanitary and other similar regulations.
WHEREAS, ORC Section 504.05 authorizes the Plain Township Board of Trustees to impose a civil fine up to $1,000 for the violation of a resolution adopted under ORC Section 504.04 which can be graduated based on previous violations and ORC Section 504.06 requires the adoption of a citation form.
WHEREAS, commercial businesses have been using the Plain Township yard waste drop off area which is limited to NON-COMMERICAL USERS bringing their property’s yard waste to the drop off area.
BE IT RESOLVED THAT, pursuant to the above statutes, the Plain Township Board of Trustees hereby adopt the attached yard waste drop off area use legislation and fines for violations thereof, and further adopt the attached citation form and request the Township Fiscal Officer to publish the attached notice.
Use of Yard Waste Drop Off Area
  1. Only NON-COMMERICAL USERS bringing yard waste from their property can use the designated yard waste drop off area. No commercial businesses, commercially labeled vehicles or vehicles in excess of 8600 GVW are permitted drop off at the site.

  2. No construction materials, treated wood, dirt, rocks or plastics can be dropped off at the site. Only biodegradable yard waste will be accepted. Plastic bags used for transport must be removed from the material.

  3. No drop off after posted drop off hours of operation as determined by the Board of Trustees which currently are: Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

  4. Sign(s) shall be posted by Township personnel containing these regulations.

  5. Whoever violates this resolution is subject to a fine of $500 for the first violation and a fine of $1,000 for each subsequent violation.