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6-1-3: ANIMALS AT LARGE 1 :
A. Running At Large Prohibited: The owner of an animal shall not permit such animal to run at large within the city. Whenever an animal is found running at large, the same shall constitute prima facie evidence that the owner permitted it to run at large.
B. No Pet Areas: The city finds that animal defecation within certain areas within the public grounds and parks within the city, which are subject to concentrated use by the public, constitutes a public nuisance. Accordingly, the park and recreation board shall have authority, in their discretion, to designate areas within city park property as no pet areas, and post such areas as no pet areas as shall be required to give reasonable notice to the public. The golf and cemetery board shall have authority, in their discretion, to designate areas of city property within and adjacent to the cemetery and golf course and on the bike and pedestrian paths that run adjacent to the golf course and cemetery, as no pet areas or as areas that will have restrictions placed upon pet conduct, and post such areas as shall be required to give reasonable notice to the public of those restrictions. Any other area of public property within the city designated by the city council as a no pet area shall also be posted as shall be required to give reasonable notice to the public. It shall be unlawful for any person to permit any animal under his ownership or control to be present upon any park or public ground designated as a no pet area, or be engaged in prohibited pet conduct and for which signs providing reasonable notice to the public are posted. Any person who violates this subsection by causing or permitting the presence of an animal in an area so designated and posted as a no pet area or allows his/her pet to violate the pet conduct prohibited shall, upon conviction, be subject to the general penalty in section 1-4-1 of this code. (Ord. 2286, 7-21-2008)
1. See subsections 8-3-5C and 8-6-2H4 of this code.