ORDINANCE NO. 5-2020
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 3-2018 BY ADDING A DEFINITION FOR DOG CONTROL OFFICER, PROVDING FOR THE AUTHORITY OF THE DOG CONTROL OFFICER, AMENDING REFERENCES TO PENALTY PROVISIONS, AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.
BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Council of the City of Cambridge:
Section 1. Section 5-3-1 of Ordinance No. 3-2018 is amended as follows:
DOG: Any dog breed recognized by the American Kennel Club, or any cross-breed of a recognized breed.
DOG CONTROL OFFICER: Any individual authorized by the city to enforce the provisions of this chapter including any state or local law enforcement officer whose duties in whole or in part include assignments that involve seizure and impoundment of any dog.
OWNER: Any one or more persons, firms, associations or corporations owning, harboring, keeping or possessing a dog or dogs within the corporate limits of the City.
Section 2. Section 5-3-2 of Ordinance No. 3-2018 is amended as follows and described by the following interlineation:
5-3-2: LICENSING OF DOGS AUTHORITY OF DOG CONTROL OFFICER:
The dog control officer, or other designated official, may take up or cause to be taken up any of the dogs found to be violating any provisions of this chapter.
Section 3. Section 5-3-3 of Ordinance No. 3-2018 is amended as follows and described by the following interlineation:
5-3-3: RUNNING AT LARGE:
The City of Cambridge adopts title 25 chapter 28 section 25-2805 of the Idaho State Code as the appropriate authority dealing with dogs running at large, and the penalty for violationsexcept that the penalty for any violation of this section shall be as set forth in 5-3-9 of this Chapter.
 
Section 4. Section 5-3-4 of Ordinance No. 3-2018 is amended as follows and described by the following interlineation:
5-3-4: NUISANCE:
A. It shall be unlawful for any person who owns, keeps, harbors, or has custody of any dog to fail to exercise proper care and control of said dog so as to prevent it from becoming a nuisance. Excessive, continuous or untimely barking, howling or attacking shall be deemed a nuisance.
B. This section shall not apply to veterinary hospitals.
C. Any person who is found to be in violation of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. (See subsection 1-4-1A of this Code.)subject to penalties as set forth in 5-3-9 of this Chapter.
Section 5. Section 5-3-5 of Ordinance No. is amended as follows:
5-3-5: REGULATION OF VICIOUS DOGS:
The City of Cambridge adopts title 25 chapter 28 section 25-2810 of the Idaho State Code as the appropriate authority dealing with dangerous and at-risk dogs. Any person in violation of this section shall upon conviction be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than three hundred ($300.00) or up to six (6) months in the County Jail or both.  Each 24-hour period that a violation continues is considered a separate offense.
Section 6. Section 5-3-7 of Ordinance No. 3-2018 is amended as follows and described by the following interlineation:
5-3-7 UNLAWFUL RELEASE OF A DOG:
It shall be unlawful for any person, except the owner, to intentionally release any dog restrained upon the owner's property, without the owner's permission. Any person found to be in violation of this section shall be guilty of an infraction under section 1-4-1 of this Code subject to penalties as set forth in 5-3-9 of this Chapter.
 
 
Section 7. Section 5-3-9 of Ordinance No. 3-2018 is amended as follows and described by the following interlineation:
5-3-9 VIOLATION; PENALTIES:
Any violation of any section of this chapter, unless otherwise specifically set forth herein, is an infraction punishable under subsection 1-4-1B of this Code, as follows: the dog control officer shall provide an owner who is violating any provision of this chapter with a written warning regarding the violation. The owner shall have 72 hours from the time of receipt of the written warning to cure the violation and become in compliance with this chapter. Each 24-hour period that an owner remains in violation of this chapter constitutes a separate violation and subjects the owner to penalties as provided in this section. Any owner violating this chapter shall upon conviction be guilty of an infraction and subject to a fine of $100.00.  Any owner violating this chapter shall upon a second conviction be guilty of an infraction and subject to a fine of $200.00. Any owner violating this chapter upon a third and any subsequent conviction shall be guilty of an infraction and subject to a fine of $300.00 per conviction.
PASSED and APPROVED by the Mayor and City Council this 9th day of March 2020.
City of Cambridge
By ______________________
Jack Toothman, Mayor
ATTEST:
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Sandra McKee, City Clerk