10.04.020 RUNNING AT LARGE
in those areas designated in Section 14.08.030 of this code where dogs may run
at large at times listed in that section, it is unlawful for any person owning
or having charge, care or control of any dog, whether licensed and vaccinated or
not, to suffer or permit any such dog to run at large on any public street,
road, alley, park, square or place, or on any vacant or unenclosed lot or land
within the city. A dog shall be deemed running at large unless led or restrained
by a leash not exceeding six feet in length attached to the dog's collar or
harness and actually held by a person or made fast to a stationary object.
(b)Except as provided in subsection (c), immediately below, a violation of this section shall be an infraction.
(c)Second and subsequent violations of this section within a one-year period shall be misdemeanors.
10.04.030 LICENSE – FEE - Date
(a)Every person owning or having charge, care or control over any dog of the age of four months or over shall pay a license fee as set by resolution of the council, to be paid within thirty days after the owner and the dog establish residence in the city, or within thirty days after the owner acquires ownership of a dog over four months old, or within thirty days after the dog reaches the age of four months.
10.04.130 LEAVING TIED DOG UNATTENDED
is unlawful to attach, tie, or chain a dog to any real property or improvement
to real property or to any object whereby the dog is restrained, on or in any
street, sidewalk, alley, mall, way, park, automobile parking area, or building
entrance area, which is in public use or ownership or serves a business
establishment which is open to and provides the public with goods or services,
or which is on or in any area of a building used by or open to the public.
Any dog attached, tied or chained in violation of this section for which there is no apparent responsible person on the scene to be cited hereunder shall be deemed to be running at large for the purposes of Section 10.04.020 and shall be subject to seizure and impounding thereunder.
(Ord. 1515 N.S. § 2 (part), 1986).
10.04.140 DOG EXCREMENT
is unlawful for any person having ownership, custody or control of a dog to
suffer or permit the dog to deposit excrement on public property or the property
of any other person.
(b)It is unlawful for any person having ownership, custody or control of a dog to fail promptly to remove and clean up excrement deposited by the dog on public property or the property of any other person.
(c)It is unlawful for any person having ownership, custody or control of a dog which has deposited excrement on public property or the property of any other person, to not have in his or her possession material and a container with which to clean up promptly and remove such excrement.
(d)A violation of this section shall constitute an infraction.
10.04.150 DOGS CREATING NOISE OR UNSANITARY CONDITIONS
is unlawful to habitually disturb the peace of any person by allowing unsanitary
conditions in connection with the keeping, possessing or owning of a dog or
(b)It is unlawful to own, control, possess, harbor or keep any dog which by reason of its barking, yelping or other noise created by it habitually disturbs the peace and quiet of a neighborhood. At a minimum, such habitual disturbance shall be established by evidence provided either by two residents of the affected neighborhood, such residents occupying separate dwelling units, or by one resident of the affected neighborhood and a city enforcement person.
(c)Except as provided in subsection (d), immediately below, a violation of this section shall be an infraction.
(d)Second and subsequent violations of either subsection (a) or subsection (b), above, within a one-year period shall be misdemeanors.
10.04.170 VICIOUS DOGS –
Any dog, except one assisting a peace officer engaged in law enforcement duties, which demonstrates any of the following behavior or propensities, is presumed vicious:
(a)An attack which requires a defensive action by any person to prevent bodily injury or property damage when such person is conducting himself or herself peacefully and lawfully;
(b)An attack which results in property damage or in an injury to a person when such a person is conducting himself or herself peacefully and lawfully;
(c)An attack on another animal which occurs on property other than that of the owner of the attacking dog;
(d)Any behavior which constitutes a threat of bodily harm to a person when such person is conducting himself or herself peacefully and lawfully;
(e)A known propensity, because of temperament, conditioning or training, to attack, bite or injure human beings or domesticated animals.
For the purposes of this section, a person is "conducting himself or herself peacefully and lawfully" upon the private property of an owner or possessor of the dog when he or she is on such property in the performance of any duty imposed on such person by state or local law or by the laws of postal regulations of the United States, or when he or she is on such property upon invitation, either expressed or implied.
(Ord. 1612 N.S. § 5, 1987: Ord. 1515 N.S. § 2 (part), 1986).
10.04.180 VICIOUS DOGS – CONFINEMENT - SECURITY
A person owning or having charge of a vicious dog shall confine it within a building or secure enclosure except that it may be permitted off the premises only when securely muzzled, leashed, and under the control of a person and who is physically capable of restraining said animal.
10.08.020 ANIMALS ALLOWED WITHOUT PERMIT
following animals may be maintained without a permit:
(a)Three cats or dogs or a combination thereof on a parcel of land improved with a dwelling designed for a single family;
(b)Two cats or dogs or one of each in a duplex unit, apartment or a unit of a multiple dwelling development; or
(c)Three cats or dogs or a combination thereof on any other parcel of land under a single ownership;
(d)Animals normally maintained as pets by children, other than cats and dogs, such as guinea pigs, hamsters, lizards, frogs, tadpoles, aquarium-kept fish, cage-maintained birds, provided any such animal is not vicious or dangerous to human safety. The city council shall determine any controversy respecting the nature of any animal or species of animals permitted under this subsection.
20.04.020Exempt signs - No permit required
(h)Any number of nonilluminated political signs limited to a combined sign area not exceeding sixteen square feet in residential zones and twenty square feet in other zones; provided, (1) there is no limit to the number or area of political window signs, and (2) political signs shall be placed, posted or erected no earlier than six weeks before the election to which they pertain, and shall be removed within seven days following such election;
addition to any sign not specifically in accordance with this chapter, the
following signs are prohibited:
(a)Abandoned signs, including all structural, support, and other componential elements;
(b)Flashing or blinking signs, except signal lights and other public safety signs maintained by government authority;
(d)Advertising devices which move in the wind (for example, stringers, pennants, pinwheels, balloons, etc.) when displayed for more than seven consecutive days or for more than fourteen days in a twelve-month period;
(e)Flags, except the flag of any governmental entity;
(f)Signs that rotate or move in any fashion, except barber poles;
(g)Any sign which simulates or imitates any traffic sign or signal or which makes use of words, symbols or characters in such manner to interfere with, mislead or confuse pedestrian or vehicular traffic;
(h)Any sign, including a political sign, attached, maintained, painted, printed or otherwise affixed to a curbstone, lamppost, hydrant, tree, shrub, tree stake or guard, utility pole, wire, bench, sidewalk, crosswalk, traffic signpost, traffic-control device, parking meter or structure in or upon any public street, alley, or upon any other public property, except by a duly authorized public employee or required or permitted by law. Any sign prohibited by this subsection may be removed by city personnel, and persons responsible for placing the signs shall be liable for cost of removal;
(i)Any sign, except as may be required by law, placed or maintained so as to interfere with free ingress to or egress from any door, window or fire escape;
(j)Signs located so as to obstruct the view of a traffic sign, signal or device, or located so as to confuse the viewers of same;
(k)Signs located on or extending over public property, except as otherwise provided in this chapter, without a valid license from the council to encroach;
(l)Signs made wholly or partially of highly reflective material;
or placement of large vehicles or structures in certain areas of residential
premises - Prohibited
as provided in subsection (b), it is unlawful for the owner or occupant of a
premises in any R district to park or place, or to allow or suffer the parking
or placing of, any structure, container or vehicle, mobile or not, which
dimensions exceed eight feet in height or twenty feet in length, at any location
on the premises as listed below:
(1)Between the main structure and any property line abutting a street.
(2)In any side or rear yard required by the zone district in which the premises is located.
(3)At any location on an undeveloped lot.
(4)Closer than 31/2 feet to any structure.
(1)Parking or placement for less than six consecutive hours.
(2)Parking for the purpose of loading or unloading household goods or furniture.
(3)Parking or placement of vehicles or structures being used in connection with construction in progress on the premises.
(4)Parking in a legally existing driveway.
(5)Parking in a required rear yard setback that abuts an alley.
(6)Parking or placement inside a garage or carport legally constructed on the premises.
(c)Parking in the prohibited area may be allowed subject to first obtaining a use permit under the terms of Chapter 23.72.
23.64.350Prohibition of transient use of residential property for remuneration
The following defined words shall have the following meaning for the purposes of
this section. The following shall prevail in case of conflict with the
definitions set out in Chapter 23.08.
(1)"Person" means an individual, a group of individuals, or an association, firm, partnership, corporation or other entity, public or private.
(2)"Remuneration" means compensation, money, rent, or other bargained for consideration given in return for occupancy, possession or use of real property.
(3)"Residential property" means any dwelling unit, except those dwelling units lawfully established as part of a bed and breakfast inn, motel, hotel, timeshare development, or other transient use.
(4)"Transient" means a period of time less than thirty consecutive calendar days.
(5)"Transient use of residential property" means the commercial use, by any person, of residential property for transient lodging uses where the term of occupancy, possession or tenancy of the property by the person entitled to such occupancy, possession or tenancy is less than thirty consecutive calendar days.
(b)Transient use of residential property for remuneration is prohibited, except as otherwise expressly permitted by this title.
(c)Liability and Enforcement.
(1)Any person acting as agent, real estate broker, real estate sales agent, property manager, reservation service or otherwise who arranges or negotiates for the use of residential property in violation of the provisions of this section is guilty of an infraction for each day in which such residential property is used, or allowed to be used, in violation of this section.
(2)Any person who uses, or allows the use of, residential property in violation of the provisions of this section is guilty of an infraction for each day in which such residential property is used, or allowed to be used, in violation of this section.
(Ord. 1933 N.S. § 1, 1994; Ord. 1913 N.S. § 1, 1993).