Township of Franklin, PA
Chester County
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[Ord. 2009-06B, 12/9/2009, § 1]
No hunting or trapping shall be permitted on Township-owned property unless specifically authorized by the Township. It shall further be unlawful for any individual to discharge a firearm or bow into or upon the Township-owned property. For the purposes of this Part, "hunting" shall be defined as any act or furtherance of the taking or killing of any game or wildlife, or any part or product thereof, including, but not limited to, chasing, tracking, calling, pursuing, lying in wait, trapping, shooting (including shooting at a game or wildlife facsimile), or wounding with any weapon or implement game or wildlife.
[Ord. 2009-06B, 12/9/2009, § 2]
The Township staff shall be authorized to post notices on Township-owned property, at reasonable intervals as determined by the Township, to advise that no hunting or shooting shall be permitted thereon.
[Ord. 2009-06B, 12/9/2009, § 3]
The Township or its designees are authorized to enforce the provisions of this Part. In addition to any penalties prescribed by the Pennsylvania Game Law, any violation of this Part shall constitute a summary offense, pursuant the Second Class Township Code. Any person violating any of the provisions of this Part, upon being found guilty thereof in an action commenced by the Township before a district justice in the same manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be ordered to pay a fine of not more than $1,000, plus all court costs, including reasonable attorney's fees incurred by the Township. Such fines shall be collected as like fines are now collected by law, and in default, the violator shall undergo imprisonment to the extent allowed by law for the punishment of summary offenses. Each day or portion thereof in which a violation is found to exist shall constitute a separate offense.