Monthly Archives: April 2016

Resident’s and their Dogs

Pet Owners:    The SWCA is in favor of pets and we all enjoy talking to our neighbors either walking alone or with their pet however we are receiving complaints from residents with and without dogs.  Here are the complaints:

1.  Excessive barking
2.  Pets allowed to run in and out of people’s yards
3.  Owners not cleaning up after their pet (this usually occurs after dark)
  • 2327.11 – Animals running at large.

    (A) No owner of any animal shall permit such animal to run large on any property not his own. 
    (B)
    No owner of any animal, shall permit the animal to enter upon any property not that of his owner, when it is not securely leashed or under direct control. It shall be prima-facie evidence that a dog is not under direct control if it chases, injures or kills any person or domestic animal or damages or commits any nuisance upon property other than that of its owner. 
    (C)
    Whoever violates this section is guilty of permitting animals running at large, a minor misdemeanor. If the animal is a dog, a violation of this section is a misdemeanor of the third degree. If the animal causes physical harm to any person, or if the offender is, or has been, the owner of a dog which was declared a dangerous or vicious animal, a violation of this section is a misdemeanor of the first degree.
  • 2327.14 – Noisy animals.    
    (A)
    No person shall keep or harbor any animal which howls, barks, or emits audible sounds that are unreasonably loud or disturbing and which are of such character, intensity and duration as to disturb the peace and quiet of the neighborhood or to be detrimental to life and health of any individual.
    (B)
    Whoever violates this section is guilty of keeping noisy animals, a minor misdemeanor. If the offender previously has been convicted of a violation of this section, then keeping noisy animals is a misdemeanor of the third degree. If the offender previously has been convicted of two or more violations of this section, then keeping noisy animals is misdemeanor of the first degree.

    919.16 – Littering, importing of rubbish and trash prohibited and pet owner(s) responsibility.

    (C)
    No pet owner shall fail to clean up after their pets by collecting and removing feces from park or reservoir property. Pets shall include dogs, cats, or other animals whose owners knowingly bring them into park or reservoir property.
    (D)
    Section 919.16(C) does not apply to the owner of or person in charge of an animal where that animal is assisting a blind or handicapped person and defecates on property, and such person either is unaware of that fact or is unable to comply with Section 919.16(C). Section 919.16(C) does not apply to law enforcement personnel in charge of an animal which is assisting such personnel in the performance of official duties.
Information obtained from:  www.columbus.gov Search city code
things to think about:
You are walking your dog, you “know” your pet and think you have control but do you know the dog, on a leash, in front of you or behind  you?    You understand that all dogs DO NOT get along so PLEASE get total control and don’t allow your dog to run up on another owner who’s dog could be startled and a fight could occur & don’t allow your dog to run in someone’s else’s yard.
Barking, if your neighbors 4 door down can hear your dog’s barking then you should hear the excessive barking – Please give your attention to your pet.
Note:  4/28 a CPD officer had to shoot a dog that was off it’s leash and was being aggressive towards his Police dog.  Please be considerate of other resident’s and their pets.

Father accidentally shoots son in northeast Columbus

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Police say a teen was accidentally shot by his own father Tuesday morning.

It happened just after 6am on Skywae Drive in northeast Columbus.

According to Columbus police, a teen was taken to an area hospital in stable condition after he was unintentionally shot in the leg.

Investigators didn’t elaborate on the specifics of what was happening when the shot was fired.

Assault squad detectives are handling the investigation. No charges have been filed and no arrests have been made.

More streets in Sharon Woods to be Paved

The following is from the City of Columbus and if I have read the list correctly the following streets in Sharon Woods are scheduled to be re-surfaced this summer.  (we all know that things can change and sometimes more gets re-surfaced than was on the list).  Grateful to have more of the streets in Sharon Woods on the list this year.

Blanchester                       Knollridge                  Oak Point Circle

Deer Ridge                         Meander

Greenglen Court               Middleshire

Columbus Continues to Pave the Way: City Street Resurfacing Program Begins Phase-Two Later this Month