As used in this chapter, "nuisance" means anything that annoys, injures or endangers the safety, health, comfort or repose of the public; offends public decency; interferes with, obstructs or renders dangerous any street, highway, navigable lake or stream; or in any way renders the public insecure in life or property. Public nuisances include, but are not limited to, whatever is prohibited by any provision of this chapter. No person shall commit, create or maintain any nuisance.  Nuisance shall include the possession, shelter, keeping, harboring or maintaining any animal which, under such conditions or in such a manner, creates a nuisance by way of noise, odor, menace to health or otherwise.  The Police Department, Livingston County Animal Director or its designee or any other person designated by resolution of the Council may impound, or if unable to apprehend the same, may destroy any sick, diseased or abandoned animal which is either running at large and/or creating a nuisance by way of noise, odor, menace to health or otherwise.
(Ord. 732.  Passed 10-21-02.)