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The definitions set forth in Kane County’s Animal Control Ordinance, as amended from time to time and as modified by § 92.03, are incorporated herein as if fully set forth. In addition, as used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the terms specified in this section have the following meanings:
ADMINISTRATIVE ADJUDICATION. Enforcement of this chapter by a hearing officer, pursuant to Chapter 36, Administrative Adjudication, of this code.
ANIMAL CONTROL WARDEN. The village’s police officers shall be animal control wardens to perform duties pursuant to this chapter.
CHIEF OF POLICE. The duly appointed Chief of Police of the Village of East Dundee.
DANGEROUS DOG OR OTHER ANIMAL; DANGEROUS DOG; DANGEROUS ANIMAL. Any individual dog or other animal, when unmuzzled, unleashed, or unattended by its owner or custodian that behaves in a manner that a reasonable person would believe poses a serious and unjustified imminent threat of serious physical injury or death to a person or a companion animal in a public place, including menacing behavior.
ENCLOSURE. A fence or structure with a design approved by the village of at least six feet in height, which is covered, forming or causing an enclosure suitable to prevent the entry of young children, and suitable to confine a vicious or dangerous animal in conjunction with other measures that may be taken by the owner or keeper, such as tethering of the vicious or dangerous animal within the enclosure. The enclosure shall be securely enclosed and locked and designed to prevent the animal from escaping from the enclosure. If the enclosure is a room within a residence, the door must be locked. A vicious or dangerous animal may be allowed to move about freely within the entire residence if it is muzzled at all times.
HEARING OFFICER. The person appointed by the village to hear and decide cases brought pursuant to Chapter 36, Administrative Adjudication, of this code.
INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT. The intergovernmental agreement between Kane County and the village for animal control services to be provided by Kane County, which is in effect from and after September 12, 2016, until terminated.
KANE COUNTY/ COUNTY. County of Kane, Illinois.
KANE COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINANCE/COUNTY ORDINANCE. Chapter 5, Animal Control Ordinance, of the Kane County Code, as it may be amended from time to time.
POLICE DEPARTMENT. The Village’s police department.
VICIOUS ANIMAL; VICIOUS DOG OR ANIMAL.
(1) Any individual dog or other animal that when unprovoked bites or attacks a human being or other animal either on public or private property; and
(2) Any individual dog or other animal that has a trait or characteristic and a generally known reputation for viciousness, dangerousness, or unprovoked attacks upon human beings or other animals, unless handled in a particular manner with special equipment.
VILLAGE. The Village of East Dundee, Illinois.
VILLAGE POLICE OFFICER; POLICE OFFICER. A sworn law enforcement officer employed by the village’s Police Department, who shall be an animal control warden, may be appointed as a humane investigator, and shall have the authority of a sheriff’s deputy under the county ordinance.
(Ord. 20-14, passed 5-4-2020)