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(a) As used in this section, "public property" is defined as property owned by the Village of Plain City.
(b) As used in this section, "physical harm" is defined as destruction, damage, defacement, or alteration of public property.
(c) As used in this section, "express written consent" may only be obtained through the Mayor's designee or by formal approval by vote of the Village Council.
(d) No person, without privilege or express written consent to do so, shall do any of the following:
(1) Store or place personal property on public property, regardless of whether there is a physical harm caused to the public property;
(2) Permanently or for an indefinite term, construct, erect, assemble, affix or otherwise append private property to public property, regardless of whether there is physical harm caused to the public property.
(e) (1) Whosoever violates this Section is guilty of unauthorized use of public property, a minor misdemeanor.
(2) Whosoever violates this Section is subject to a fine not exceeding one hundred and fifty dollars ($150.00) in accordance with Section 501.02(d)(l).
(3) Notwithstanding the foregoing criminal penalties set forth in Section (d)(1) and (d)(2) herein, the Village of Plain City may pursue, through a civil action, recovery of any actual damages caused to the public property to include, but not limited to, costs associated with replacement, repair or restoration of the public property harmed or costs associated with the removal of private property from the public property. The Village of Plain City may also recover attorney fees and costs incurred in pursuing the civil action.
(Ord. 3-14. Passed 7-28-14.)