Township of Upper Hanover, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Upper Hanover as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 6-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-04]
[Amended 8-11-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-06; 8-10-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-03]
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged or permit to be discharged a rifle, handgun, air gun, pellet gun or other mechanism which propels a projectile with force capable of inflicting bodily harm at any time within the boundaries of that portion of the Township's Mill Hill property which is more fully described as Tax Map Block 14, Unit 7 (hereinafter, the "Miklosovic Lands"). Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to prevent the legitimate use of firearms by police officers or other law enforcement officials. The discharge or the causing to be discharged or the permitting to be discharged of any firearm, air gun, weapons or other devices or mechanisms which propel a projectile with force contrary to the provisions of this section are hereby declared to be public nuisances dangerous to life, limb and property and may be summarily abated by any police officer or other authorized law enforcement official by confiscating the same. Hereafter, it shall be unlawful for any person to hunt or discharge a gun on the Miklosovic Lands.
Any person or persons violating any provision of this article shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs of prosecution and, in default of the payment of the fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for a period not to exceed 30 days.
The acquisition and posting of appropriate signage giving notice of such prohibition is hereby authorized.