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Notice of Passage of Ordinances

On Monday, November 20, 2023, the Council of the City of Franklin, Ohio adopted the following Ordinances:

A.    ORDINANCE 2023-21 AMENDING SECTION 1111.08 OF THE CITY OF FRANKLIN UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE
This Ordinance amends various provisions in Section 1111.08 of the UDO, which sets forth the City’s sign regulations.  Of note, the amendments add new civil fine penalties for placement of prohibited temporary signs in the public right-of-way, and revise nonconforming sign regulations to be consistent with the UDO’s regulations for nonconforming structures generally.

B.    ORDINANCE 2023-24 AMENDING ORDINANCE 541.17 AND ENACTING ORDINANCE 541.18 TO PROHIBIT TRESPASSING AND LOITERING ON SCHOOL GROUNDS
This Ordinance enacts new Ordinance 541.18 under Part Five, Chapter 541 of the City’s Codified Ordinances—prohibiting trespassing and loitering on school grounds when the property is actively being used for educational/school purposes.  It also amends Ordinance 541.17 to include a new definition for “school grounds.”

C.    ORDINANCE 2023-25 AMENDING SECTIONS 753.03, 753.06, 753.09, 753.10 AND 753.21 OF THE CITY OF FRANKLIN MUNICIPAL INCOME TAX CODE
This Ordinance amends several sections of the City’s Municipal Income Tax code, which is Chapter 753 of the codified ordinances. The Ohio General Assembly enacted House Bill 33 in July of 2023. HB 33 revised the municipal income tax provisions of the Ohio Revised Code and all municipalities with an income tax are required to incorporate these changes into local tax codes.

D.    ORDINANCE 2023-26 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF FRANKLIN, OHIO TO PROVIDE AMENDMENTS TO TRAFFIC FRANKLIN CITY CODE SECTIONS 301.07, 303.09, 303.11, 303.13, 311.06, 311.09, 331.31, 331.32, 333.03, 333.09, 333.11, 333.13, 335.08, 337.10, 337.16, 337.22, 339.10, 339.22, 339.31, 339.32, 341.05, 341.061, 353.01, 353.02, 353.03, 353.05, 353.06, 353.08; TO PROVIDE FOR PENALTIES; TO PROVIDE FOR CODIFICATION; TO PROVIDE FOR SEVERABILITY; TO REPEAL CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; TO PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE DATE; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
This Ordinance amends certain sections of Part Three – Traffic Code in order to make the local Traffic Code consistent with parallel traffic laws set forth in the Ohio Revised Code.

E.    ORDINANCE 2023-27 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF FRANKLIN, OHIO TO PROVIDE AMENDMENTS TO GENERAL OFFENSES FRANKLIN CITY CODE SECTIONS 501.01, 501.06, 501.99, 509.04, 513.01, 513.02, 513.03, 513.04, 513.12, 517.12, 525. 05, 533.01, 533.06, 533.07, 537.06, 537.07, 537.15, 537.18, 545.02, 549.02, 549.03, 549.07; TO PROVIDE FOR PENALTIES; TO PROVIDE FOR CODIFICATION; TO PROVIDE FOR SEVERABILITY; TO REPEAL CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; TO PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE DATE; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
This Ordinance amends certain sections of Part Five – General Offenses Code in order to make the local General Offenses Code consistent with parallel general offenses laws set forth in the Ohio Revised Code.

Khristi Dunn
Clerk of Council