City of Solon's dog nuisance ordinance

City of Solon’s Codified Ordinance 618 deals with animals.

618.07  BARKING OR HOWLING DOGS.

(a)   No person shall keep or harbor any dog within the Municipality which, by frequent and habitual barking, howling or yelping, creates unreasonably loud and disturbing noises of such a character, intensity and duration as to disturb the peace, quiet and good order of the Municipality.  Any person who allows any dog habitually to remain or be lodged or fed within any dwelling, building, yard or enclosure, which he or she occupies or owns, shall be considered to be harboring such dog.

(b)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.

618.14  NUISANCE CONDITIONS

(a)   No person shall keep or harbor any animal or fowl in the Municipality so as to create noxious or offensive odors or unsanitary conditions which are a menace to the health, comfort or safety of the public.
(b)   No owner shall allow his or her dog, cat, or other domestic animal to become a public nuisance.  Excessive barking, whining or howling, molesting passersby, chasing vehicles, attacking other domestic animals, and damaging property shall be considered nuisances under this section.

(c)   Any animal that scratches, digs, urinates or defecates upon any lawn, tree, shrub, plat, building or other public or private property, other than the property of the owner or person in charge or control of such animal, is hereby declared to be a public nuisance.  Where the owner or person in charge or control of such animal immediately removes all feces deposited by such animal and disposes of the same in a sanitary manner, such nuisance shall be considered abated.
(d)Whoever violates any of the provisions of this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
(1964 Code Sec. 503.13)

City of Solon’s animal warden is Greg Miller.  The animal warden works under the supervision of the Police Chief Christopher Viland.  These misdemeanor cases require a mandatory appearance at the Bedford Municipal Court at 66 Columbus Road, Bedford.  Lon Stolarsky is the prosecutor for City of Solon.

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