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Living in Orrville

Guide to Living in Orrville The following are some topics of interest to the citizens of Orrville. For more information, visit the city’s website (www.orrville. com) and click on “Citizen’s Handbook.” Animals – Animals are prohibited from running free within the city limits. All dogs must be licensed through the Orrville Veterinary Clinic, the Wayne County Humane Society (Wooster) or the Wayne County Auditor’s Office (Wooster). There are to be NO animals in city parks. Any animal (other than domestic dogs and cats), which in their wild state are carnivorous or which are capable of inflicting serious physical harm, are not permitted in the city. This would include animals which belong to the cat family or snakes which are poisonous or can cause physical harm (including all constrictors, bears, wolverines, badgers, lions, tigers and other animals as determined by the safety-service director). Farm animals are conditionally approved if the building used to house the livestock or fowl is no less than 200 feet from all property lines, commercial raising or breeding for commercial purposes are on lots of five acres or more, or any livestock or fowl is kept at least 150 feet from any residence other than the person’s keeping such animal. Automobiles – Driver’s licenses and license plates are issued by Orrville’s motor-vehicle deputy registrar’s office, 1430 W. High St., Suite 3, 330-682-0440; Charles Audi, deputy registrar; motor vehicle titles may be obtained through the clerk of courts office at City Hall, 330-682-8932. Bicycles – Bicycles must obey all traffic regulations. Bicycles should be registered with the police department to help in recovery if they are lost or stolen. Bicycles may be ridden on sidewalks, but not on those in any business distrcit. There are to be NO bicycles in Orr Park. Building Permits – Building permits, required for all construction, are issued by the Wayne County building inspector, 428 W. Liberty St., Wooster, 330-287-5525. Before obtaining a building permit, one must first obtain a zoning permit from the Safety-Service Director’s office at City Hall, 330-684-5004. Cemeteries – The city operates two cemeteries: Orr Cemetery, at N. Mill and E. Church streets, and Crown Hill Cemetery, at Crown Hill Rd. and W. High St.; a mausoleum at Crown Hill Cemetery offers alternative choices for burial; for more information, call the City Hall, 330-684-5004 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Curfew – For children younger than 14; 10 p.m.-5 a.m., Sunday-Thursday and 11 p.m.-5 a.m., Friday and Saturday. For youth ages 14-18: 11 p.m.-5 a.m., Sunday-Thursday and midnight-5 a.m., Friday and Saturday. Emergency Warning System – The city’s warning system consists of sirens and a cable-TV interrupter. The siren at Orr Park is also capable of sending voice messages, but the area of coverage is limited. Sirens are also located at the Lacy Service Center on E. Pine St.; Fire Station #2 on N. Crown Hill Rd.; in the industrial park on Collins Blvd., Beaver St. Park, and at the corner of N. Main St. and Smithville Rd. The sirens and cable television interrupter are tested periodically. During testing, the sirens are sounded for a short period. Anytime you hear the sirens sounding for longer than three minutes, you should assume there is a weather emergency, probably a tornado warning. You should

seek shelter immediately and check a radio or television for more details. In cases of another type of emergency, you may be required to evacuate your home or to stay indoors at your home for a period of time. The radio and/or television will be used to convey the message. In most circumstances, residents must also rely on a radio or television to determine when it is safe to resume normal activities. AN “ALL-CLEAR” WILL NOT BE SOUNDED BY THE SIRENS. You are urged not to call the police department or City Hall, as these lines must be kept open for emergency assistance requests only. All residents, businesses and industries should keep a battery-powered AM/FM radio for use in emergencies. It is also recommended residents own a battery-powered weather radio which gives emergency alerts of severe weather if kept in the alert mode. Weather websites:,, and Local radio stations: WQKT, FM 104.5, AND WKVX AM 960. Garage Sales – The city has an ordinance requiring persons who wish to have a garage sale to get a permit from the safety-service department. There is no charge for the permit, but there is a limit on the number of days that a sale may be held, the signs (including where they may be placed), the “Guide” continued on page 9


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