City of Franklin, NH
Merrimack County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Franklin 5-7-2007 by Ord. No. 07-07.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Sexually oriented businesses — See Ch. 248.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance was originally adopted as Ch. 306 of the Code, but was renumbered as Ch. 247 to maintain the alphabetical organization of the Code.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PREMISES
The property, building structure, playground area, athletic field or court, public beach, municipal ski area, and the Winnipesaukee River Trail, as described on recorded deed and Tax Map.
[Amended 10-1-2007 by Ord. No. 10-08]
RADIUS
Distance shall be measured from the property boundary lines.
REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER
This chapter shall apply to offenders who have been convicted of the crime against a person under the age of 18 and as a result, are required to register for life pursuant to RSA 651-B:6, I.
SCHOOL/CHILD-CARE FACILITY
Any public or private educational facility that provides services to children in grades K through 12 or licensed day-care facility that is clearly marked.
[Amended 10-1-2007 by Ord. No. 10-08]
[Amended 10-1-2007 by Ord. No. 10-08]
A. 
Any person who is a registered sex offender, as defined in § 247-1 above, and is required to register for life shall not reside within a radius of 2,500 feet of the property line of a school, child-care facility, playground area, athletic field or court, public beach, or a municipal ski area.
B. 
Any person who is a registered sex offender involving a minor and is required to register for life, as defined above, is prohibited from entering upon the premises of a school or child-care facility, unless specifically authorized by the school administration or child-care facility administration.
C. 
A deeded property owner shall not allow a registered sex offender to reside at the owner’s property should the property be within the radius of 2,500 feet of the property lines referenced in Subsection A.
A registered sex offender residing within 2,500 feet of a school or day care is not in violation if the residency was established prior to the date of passage or in the event of a new facility being established after the date of residency.
A. 
Any person violating the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not less than $500 for the first offense and shall relocate within 30 days. Any subsequent violations of this chapter by the same person shall be subject to a fine of not less than $1,000.
B. 
No deeded property owner shall allow a registered sex offender to reside within the prohibited zones. If a deeded property owner is found to have allowed a registered sex offender to reside in a prohibited zone, he or she shall be warned by registered mail that he or she in violation of the provisions of this chapter. Subsequent violations of this chapter by the deeded property owner shall subject the deeded property owner to a fine up to $500 for each offense.
[Added 10-1-2007 by Ord. No. 10-08]