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(a) Effective April 8, 2004, as required by Ohio R.C. 2923.1212, the following sign (or language substantially similar) will be posted in the entrance of every City owned building and at the entrance to the portion of any non-City owned building, which is leased by the City.
Pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code, no person shall knowingly possess, have under the person’s control, convey or attempt to convey a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance onto these premises. A valid license does not authorize the licensee to carry a concealed handgun onto these premises.
(b) Employees and officials of the City, other than law enforcement officers specifically authorized to carry a firearm, are prohibited from carrying firearms into any City building, in any City vehicle or at any time while they are acting within the course and scope of their employment.
(c) Employees and officials of the City, other than law enforcement officers specifically authorized to carry a firearm, are prohibited from bringing a handgun onto a City owned parking lot, even if it is kept in their vehicle except for employees with a valid license to carry a concealed handgun.
(d) A City employee or official with a valid license to carry a concealed handgun may bring a handgun onto a City owned parking lot, but must leave the handgun in their own locked vehicle, either in the glove compartment (or other locked compartment), in the trunk, or locked inside a gun case, when they report for work. An employee or official with a valid license to carry a concealed handgun who is reporting for work may remove the handgun from their own vehicle parked on City property only for the purpose of transporting it to and from the trunk of that vehicle for storage.
(e) Any City employee or official who violates this policy is acting outside the course and scope of their duties. The City will not defend or indemnify such actions by any City official or employee. Any City employee found to be in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge.
(f) City employees who use firearms or make comments about firearms in such a way that intimidates, harasses, coerces or threatens another will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge.
(Res. 04-9494. Passed 4-7-04.)