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(a) No person shall erect, continue to use, or maintain a building, structure, or place for the exercise of a trade, employment, or business or for keeping or feeding an animal which, by occasioning noxious exhalations or noisome or offensive smells, becomes injurious to the health, comfort, or property of individuals or of the public.
(b) No person shall cause or allow offal, filth, or noisome substances to be collected or remain in any place to the damage or prejudice of others or of the public.
(c) No person shall unlawfully obstruct or impede the passage of a navigable river, harbor, or collection of water, or corrupt or render unwholesome or impure a watercourse, stream of water, or unlawfully divert such watercourse from its natural course or state to the injury or prejudice of others.
(d) Persons who are engaged in agriculture-related activities, as "agriculture" is defined in Ohio R.C. 519.01, and who are conducting those activities outside the Municipality, in accordance with generally accepted agricultural practices, and in such a manner so as not to have a substantial, adverse effect on the public health, safety, or welfare, are exempt from divisions (a) and (b) above and from any ordinances, resolutions, rules, or other enactments of the Municipality that prohibit excessive noise.
(e) For purposes of this section, “person” means a natural person, corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other entity.
(Ord. 25-2014. Passed 2-24-14.)
(f) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.