ORDINANCE 06-06-1 PANHANDLING ORDINANCE
WHEREAS, it is in the best interests of the Village of Waynesfield, County of Auglaize, State of Ohio, to-wit:
SECTION I. Definitions.
The following terms, wherever used herein, shall have the respective meanings assigned to them unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:
Panhandling: Any type of begging or accosting of other for money, services food, or any other objects, solicitation of money, services, food or any other objects for which any service or object is offered in return, if the solicitor is not licensed by or registered with the Village of Waynesfield; the harassment of citizens by persons attempting to entice or procure service, money, food or any other objects by the use of promises, threats, fraud or artifice; or any peddling, soliciting, distributing or hawking in violation of the provisions of the Ohio Revised Code or the Waynesfield Village Code.
SECTION II. Prohibited Acts.
It shall be unlawful for any person to panhandle by accosting another or forcing oneself upon the company of another within the corporate limits of the Village of Waynesfield.
SECTION III. Exceptions
The provisions of this article shall not apply to any person soliciting funds or contributions in pursuit of a religious or political activity, or for the purpose of supporting communications on religious, political or philosophical issues, and not for private profit or other purely commercial purpose, or for charitable organizations recognized by the Internal Revenue Service.
SECTION IV. Penalty
A violation of this Ordinance shall be deemed a misdemeanor punishable as provided in Section 130.99 of the Village’s Model Municipal Code, as that Section may be amended or renumbered from time to time.
SECTION V. That on the 2nd Reading this Ordinance was declared to be an emergency for the Health, Safety and Welfare of the residents of the Village of Waynesfield and to go into effect immediately.
1st Reading 2nd Reading 3rd Reading
(06/26/06) (07/24/06) – Emergency
John Chiles yes yes
Lavera Edgington yes yes
Rodney Luma yes yes
Diana Dulebohn yes yes
Chris Kaufman yes yes
Ronda Knox yes yes