Chapter 9.10
USE AND DISCHARGE OF FIREARMS

Sections:

Article I. No Shooting Zone

9.10.010    Purpose.

9.10.020    Definitions.

9.10.030    Scope.

9.10.040    Designation of no shooting zones.

9.10.050    Notice.

9.10.060    Violation - Penalty.

Article I. No Shooting Zone

9.10.010 Purpose.

(1) Title. The title of this article shall be the Lewis County no shooting zone article.

(2) Purpose. The purpose of this article is to prohibit the use and discharge of firearms within certain geographical areas of Lewis County as designated in LCC 9.10.040 and to organize and consolidate provisions of prior ordinances. [Ord. 1109-E, 2005; Ord. 1157, 1998; Ord, 1109 Art. I, 1990]

9.10.020 Definitions.

(1) General. As used in this article, unless the context or subject matter clearly requires otherwise, the following words and/or phrases all have the same meanings:

(a) “Firearm” is a weapon or device from which a projectile or projectiles may be fired by an explosive such as gunpowder.

(b) “No shooting zone” is any geographical area designated within LCC 9.10.040 within which the use, shooting, discharge, or otherwise use of any firearm would be prohibited. [Ord. 1109-E, 2005; Ord. 1157, 1998; Ord, 1109 Art. II, 1990]

9.10.030 Scope.

(1) Applicability. No person shall fire, shoot, discharge, or otherwise use any firearm within the boundaries of those no shooting zones designated in LCC 9.10.040.

(2) Exemptions. The provisions of this article shall not apply to the following:

(a) The possession or keeping of firearms within the home of any person residing within, passing through, or sojourning within a no shooting zone.

(b) The use of a firearm for the defense of his person, family, or property, as would otherwise be allowable under the laws of the state of Washington by any person residing within, passing through, or sojourning within a no shooting zone.

(c) The use of a firearm in any herd control use given the express approval of the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife.

(d) The use of a firearm by a police officer or by an animal control officer acting in the performance of his duties.

(e) The use and discharge of a firearm by an employee or contractor of a licensed and authorized ammunition manufacturer solely for the purpose of testing ammunition; provided, that said testing is done within the manufacturing facilities or grounds in an area specifically designed for such use and subject to the approval and conditions of the Lewis County building official. [Ord. 1235 §2, 2011; Ord. 1109-E, 2005; Ord. 1157, 1998; Ord, 1109-A, 1990; Ord. 1109 Art. III, 1990]

9.10.040 Designation of no shooting zones.

The following geographical areas of Lewis County are hereby designated as no shooting zones and are regulated as such by this article:

(1) Packwood Area:

(a) That portion of the SW1/4 NW1/4, Sec. 6, T13N, R10E, W.M., Lewis County, Washington, described as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the thread of Coal Creek and the southerly right-of-way boundary of U.S. Hwy. 12; thence southwesterly along said southerly line 50 ft. to the West line of said Section 6; thence S02 30'54" E, 174.29 ft. along said West line; thence N 8728'59" E, 137 ft. to the thread of Coal Creek; thence northwesterly along said thread of Coal Creek to the point of beginning.

(b) Section 1, T13N, R9E, W.M., Lewis County, Washington. Except the S1/2 SE1/4, thereof.

(c) Section 2, T13N, R9E, W.M., Lewis County, Washington. Except the NW1/4 thereof. Also except the NW1/4 NE1/4 thereof. Also except the W1/2 NE1/4 NE1/4 thereof. Also except the S1/2 W1/2 NE1/4 NE1/4 thereof.

(d) The S1/2 SE1/4, Section 9, T13N, R9E, W.M., Lewis County, Washington.

(e) Section 10, T13N, R9E, W.M., Lewis County, Washington. Except the W1/2 NW1/4 thereof. Also except the NW1/4 SW1/4 thereof with the exception of the SW1/4 SW1/4 NW1/4 SW1/4 thereof.

(f) Except those portions of the S1/2 thereof lying southeasterly of the Thompson County Road.

(g) Section 15, T13N, R9E, W.M., Lewis County, Washington. Except the E1/2 NE1/4 thereof. Also except that portion of the NW1/4 NE1/4 thereof lying easterly of U.S. Hwy. 12.

(h) Section 16, T13N, R9E, W.M., Lewis County, Washington. Except the W1/2 thereof. Also except that portion of the NE1/4 thereof lying westerly of the Skate Creek County Road. Also except the SW1/4 SE1/4 thereof.

(i) That portion of the NW1/4 NW1/4, Section 12, T13N, R9E, W.M., Lewis County, Washington lying North and East of the southerly right-of-way line of U.S. Hwy. 12.

(j) The SW1/4 SW1/4, Section 14, T13N, R9E, W.M., Lewis County, Washington.

(k) Section 21, T13N, R9E, W.M., Lewis County, Washington. Except the W1/2 NW1/4 thereof. Also except the SW1/4 thereof. Also except the NW1/4 SE1/4 thereof. Also except that portion of the SW1/4 SE1/4 of said Section 21 described as follows: Beginning at the SE corner of said subdivision; thence North 933.43 ft.; thence S 45 W to a point on the South line of said subdivision; thence East 933.43 ft. to the point of beginning.

(l) Section 22, T13N, R9E, W.M., Lewis County, Washington. Except the SE1/4 NE1/4 thereof. Also except that portion of the S1/2 of said Section 22 described as follows: Beginning at a point on the North line of the SW1/4 of said Section 22 lying 350 ft. East of the NW corner of the NE1/4 SW1/4 of said section; thence South 350 ft.; thence West 150 ft.; thence South 900 ft.; thence East 700 ft. to a point to be known hereafter as Point “A”; thence northeasterly to a point on the North line of the SE1/4 of said section lying 550 ft. West of the NE corner of the NW1/4 SE1/4 of said section; thence East along said North line 550 ft. to said NE corner and the true point of beginning; thence West along said North line 550 ft.; thence southwesterly in a straight line through Point “A” to the North line of the S1/2 S1/2 of Section 22; thence West along said North line to the NW corner of the SE1/4 SW1/4 of said Section 22; thence southerly along the West line of said SE1/4 SW1/4 to the South line of said Section 22; thence easterly along said South line to the SE corner of the SW1/4 SE1/4 of said Section 22; thence northerly along the East line of the W1/2 SE1/4 of Section 22 to the true point of beginning. Also except that portion of the S1/2, Sec. 22, T13N, R9E, W.M., Lewis County, Washington described as follows: Beginning at a point on the North line of the SW1/4 of said Section 22 three hundred fifty feet East of the NW corner of the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of said Section, thence South three hundred fifty feet, thence West one hundred fifty feet, thence South nine hundred feet, thence East seven hundred feet, thence Northeast to a point on the North line of the SE 1/4 of said section five hundred fifty feet west of the NE corner of the NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of said Section, thence West to point of beginning.

Four $1.00 Documentary stamps affixed and endorsed July 19, 1921.

(m) The NW1/4 NW1/4, Section 23, T13N, R9E, W.M., Lewis County, Washington.

(n) The SE1/4 NW1/4 and the SW1/4 NE1/4, Section 28, T13N, R9E, W.M., Lewis County, Washington. AND That portion of the N1/2 N1/2, Section 28, T13N, R9E, W.M., Lewis County, Washington, described as follows: Beginning at a point on the North line of said section 485 ft. East of the North quarter corner thereof; thence S 54 08' W, 1,228 ft.; thence South 594 ft. to the South line of the N1/2 N1/2 of said Section 28; thence easterly along said South line to the SE corner of the NW1/4 NE1/4 of said Section; thence northerly along the easterly line of said NW1/4 NE1/4 to the southeasterly right-of-way line of U.S. Hwy. 12; thence northeasterly along said right-of-way line to the North line of said Section 28; thence westerly along said North line to the point of beginning.

(o) Teal Lake Area:

Lots 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13 and 14 of Segregation Survey, of Teal Lake, recorded October 1, 2003 under Auditor’s File No. 3179424, in Volume 22 of Surveys, page 132, records of Lewis County, Washington, being located within the SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4, the SE 1/4 of the SW 1/4, and Government Lots 9, 10, and 11 in Section 21 and the N 1/2 of the NW 1/4, and the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 in Section 28; all in Township 13 North, Range 9 East, W.M., Lewis County, Washington.

(2) Hidden Valley Subdivisions Area:

(a) The subdivision plat of “Hidden Valley” within the SE1/4 NW1/4, Section 32,T15N, R7E, W.M., Lewis County, Washington, as recorded 07/08/63 under Auditor’s File No. 653023 in Vol. 5 of Plats, Page 59.

(b) The “2nd Hidden Valley” subdivision plat located within the SW1/4 NW1/4, Section 32, T15N, R7E, W.M., Lewis County, Washington, as recorded 02/17/64 under Auditor’s File No. 661067 in Vol. 5 of Plats, Page 76.

(3) Paradise Estates Subdivisions Area:

(a) The subdivision plat of “Paradise Estates” within Section 36, T15N, R6E, W.M., Lewis County, Washington, as recorded 10/19/64 under Auditor’s File No. 670812 in Vol. 5 of Plats, Page 81-82.

(b) The subdivision plat of “Paradise Estates #2” within Section 36, T15N, R6E, W.M., Lewis County, Washington, as recorded 07/08/65 under Auditor’s File No. 681832 in Vol. 5 of Plats, Page 87-90.

(c) The subdivision plat of “Paradise Estates #3” within Section 36, T15N, R6E, W.M., Lewis County, Washington, as recorded 11/04/66 under Auditor’s File No. 702908 in Vol. 5 of Plats, Page 109-111.

(4) Onalaska Area:

(a) The W1/2SW1/4, Sec. 29, T13N, R1E, W.M., Lewis County, Washington.

(b) That portion of the W1/2NW1/4, Sec. 29, T13N, R1E,W.M., Lewis County, Washington, lying southerly of the northerly line of 7th Street within the plat of the Carlisle Addition extended eastward across said W1/2NW1/4.

(c) The south 400 feet of the SE1/4SW1/4, Sec. 29, T13N, R1E, W.M., Lewis County, Washington.

(d) That portion of the NE1/4, Sec. 30, T13N, R1E, W.M., Lewis County, Washington, lying southerly of the northerly line of 7th Street within the plat of the Carlisle Addition and the extension of said northerly line westward to the west line of said NE1/4.

(e) That portion of the E1/2SW1/4, Sec. 30, T13N, R1E, W.M., Lewis County, Washington, lying within 600 feet of the ordinary high water mark of Carlisle Lake.

(f) The SE1/4, Sec. 30, T13N, R1E, W.M., Lewis County, Washington.

(g) That portion of the NE1/4, Sec. 31, T13N, R1E, W.M., Lewis County, Washington, lying northerly of State Highway 508.

(h) That portion of the N1/2NW1/4, Section 32, T13N, R1E, W.M., Lewis County, Washington, lying northerly of the northerly right-of-way line of the abandoned Cow-litz, Chehalis, and Cascade Railroad.

(5) Centralia - Eckerson Road Area:

That portion of the NE1/4, Section 6, Township 14 North, Range 2 West, W.M., Lewis County, Washington, lying northerly of the corporate limits of the city of Centralia, westerly of the Chehalis Western Railroad right-of-way, and easterly of Interstate Highway No. 5.

(6) Lake Mayfield Village Area:

(a) The North Half of the Southwest Quarter (N 1/2 SW 1/4) of Section 28, Township 12 North, Range 2 East, W.M.

(b) All that part of the Northwest Quarter (NW 1/4) of Said Section 28 lying Southerly of the old Cowlitz, Chehalis, and Cascade Railroad Right of Way, as described in Volume 187 of Deeds, Pages 434 to 437, Records of Lewis County Auditor. Included in the said Northwest Quarter (NW 1/4) are the plats of Lake Mayfield Village recorded in Volume 5 of Plats, Page 96, and Lake Mayfield Heights recorded in Volume 6 of Plats, Page 23, records of the Lewis County Auditor.

(c) The plat of Lake Mayfield Village Number 2 recorded in Volume 5 of Plats, Page 112, records of Lewis County Auditor.

(d) Therefrom, a tract of land being part of the southwest quarter of Section 28, Township 12 North, Range 2 East, W.M., Lewis County, Washington, described as follows: Beginning at the west quarter corner of said Section 28; thence south 00°44'37" west 1311.29 feet along the west line of said Section 28 and the true place of beginning; thence south 87°56'09" east 422.27 feet; thence north 01°26'09" east 682.50 feet; thence north 88°44'15" west 18.63 feet; thence south 33°41'45" west 135.48 feet; thence south 52°34'37" west 165.11 feet; thence south 89°02'46" west 208.36 feet to the west line of said Section 28; thence south 00°44'37" west 451.00 feet along the west line of said Section 28, to the true place of beginning.

(e) Also excepting therefrom a tract of sand being part of the southwest quarter of Section 28, Township 12 North, Range 2 East, W.M., Lewis County, Washington, described as follows: Beginning at the west quarter corner of said Section 28; thence south 00°44'37" west 1311.29 feet along the west line of said Section 28; thence south 87°56'09" east 422.27 feet; thence continuing south 87°56'09" east 316.78 feet; thence north 01°26'09" east 677.41 feet; thence north 59°08'45" west 59.16 feet; thence south 76°21'45" west 77.02 feet; thence north 88°44'15" west 190.85 feet; thence south 01°26'09" west 682.50 feet to the true point of beginning.

(7) Mountain Meadow Area:

Mountain Meadow Addition as recorded under Auditor’s File No. 2002532, Mountain Meadow 2nd Addition as recorded under Auditor’s File No. 2002543, and Mountain Meadow 3rd Addition as recorded under Auditor’s File No. 2002545.

ALSO, the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (SW 1/4 SE 1/4) of Section 31, Township 15 North, Range 7 East, W.M.; Exception therefrom, the above said additions, and that part lying North of a line extended West from the southeast corner of Lot 4, Block 2, said Mountain Meadow 2nd Addition, and lying West of a line extended North from the northeast corner of Tract A of said Mountain Meadow Addition.

ALSO, the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (SE 1/4 SW 1/4) of said Section 31; Excepting therefrom, said Mountain Meadow Addition, and that part of said Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (SE 1/4 SW 1/4) lying North of said Addition, and north of a line extended west from the Northwest corner of said addition.

ALSO, all that part of Government Lot 4 (fractional Southwest Quarter of Southwest Quarter) in said Section 31, lying South of Skate Creek Road North and Osborn Road.

(8) County Parks:

(a) Back Memorial Park, 146 Dieckman Road, Chehalis

Back Memorial Park, located in the Thomas Ford Donation Land Claim, Section 9, Township 13 North, Range 3 West, lying Southerly of the Burlington Northern Railway right of way and Easterly of Moor’s Addition of Adna as recorded in Plat Volume 1, page 133 and as described in Deed of Gift as recorded under Auditor’s File No. 806968, Statutory Warranty Deed as recorded under Auditor’s File No. 806969, and Deed of Gift as recorded under Auditor’s File No. 821868;

(b) Rose Park, 263 Penning Road, Chehalis

Rose Park, located in Section 16 and Section 17, Township 13 North, Range 3 West as described in Warranty Deed as recorded under Auditor’s File No. 652872;

(c) Schaefer Park, 822 SR 507, Centralia

Schaefer Park, located in Section 28, Township 15 North, Range 2 West, as described in Warranty Deed as recorded under Auditor’s File No 783665, and Quit Claim Deed as recorded under Auditor’s File No. 904034;

(d) South County Park, 212 Ray Road, Toledo

South County Park, located in Section 17 and Section 18, Township 11 North, Range 1 West, as described in Statutory Warranty Deed as recorded under Auditor’s File No. 949692, and Quit Claim Deed as recorded under Auditor’s File No. 8809918;

(e) Mineral Lake Swim Area, Mineral Lake

Mineral Lake Swim Area, located in Section 4, Township 14 North, Range 5 East, as described in Deed as recorded under Auditor’s File No. 693826;

(f) Hopkins Hill View Point, End of Short Road, Morton

Hopkins Hill View Point located in Section 6 and Section 7, Township 12 North, Range 4 East, as described in Quit Claim Deed as recorded under Auditor’s File No 904537, and Quit Claim Deed as recorded under Auditor’s File No. 904537;

(g) Claquato Church, 125 Water Street, Chehalis

Claquato Church, located in Section 2, Township 13 North, Range 3 West, as described in Quit Claim Deed as recorded under Auditor’s File No. 451768;

(h) St. Urban Church, Military and Sargent Rds., Winlock

St. Urban Church, located in Section 14, Township 12 North, Range 2 West, as described in Deeds recorded in Auditor’s Deed Record No. 175 and Deed Record No. 211.

[Ord. 1213 Att. A, 2010; Ord. 1109-G, 2008; Ord. 1109-F, 2006; Ord. 1109-E, 2005; Ord. 1109-D, 2001; Ord. 1157, 1998; Ord, 1109-C, 1991; Ord. 1109-B, 1991; Ord. 1109-A, 1990; Ord. 1109 Art. IV, 1990]

9.10.050 Notice.

The Lewis County Department of Public Services shall, as soon as possible following the effective date hereof, but in any event, not more than 30 days thereafter, erect signs upon all county roads approaching or entering said no shooting zones.

The signs shall be of a size and character to be readily visible and readable, declaring such area to be a “No Shooting Zone” and briefly setting forth the penalty for violation. [Ord. 1109-E, 2005; Ord. 1157, 1998; Ord, 1109 Art. V, 1990]

9.10.060 Violation - Penalty.

Any person violating any provision hereof shall be subject to the penalties in LCC 1.20.020 and 1.20.040. [Ord. 1109-E, 2005; Ord. 1180 §12, 2002; Ord. 1157, 1998; Ord, 1109 Art. VI, 1990]