Sport Equipment Nuisance Resolution

Illegal Basketball Goal

Original Township Resolution (2006)


The Miami Township Trustees adopted a resolution at the February 14, 2006 meeting which instituted a policy regarding the removal of permanent and portable basketball hoops located within the road right-of-way. The resolution included written procedures for eliminating these public nuisances. The action stemmed from an increasing number of resident complaints and accidents involving the basketball hoops.Under Ohio Revised Code 5571.14, athletic equipment and other objects placed within the right-of-way may be declared a public nuisance.

Updated Resolution LHR (2018)

The original resolution from 2006 has been updated to eliminate public nuisances under the township's Limited Home Rule (LHR). The new resolution has been expanded to include all sports equipment placed within the road right-of-way. Properties in violation of the past and current resolutions will initially receive an informational door hanger requesting the equipment be relocated outside of the right-of-way. Other educational sources to find out more about the revised resolution include the Fall 2018 Township Newsletter and other social media posts. The revised resolution was first read in the September 25, 2018 Board of Trustee meeting and then a second reading is on the October 9, 2018 Board meeting.

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