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(a) No person shall feed any feral cat in the City.
(b) No person shall feed any deer in the City.
(c) No person shall feed any wild animal, bird, or other wildlife in the front or side yard.
(d) No person shall feed any wild animal, bird, or other wildlife other than in suitable containers for food elevated at least 48 inches above the ground level and of such design and construction as to minimize the potential for food or seed from spilling or dropping to the ground.
(e) After such feeding, such food shall not be allowed to remain where it is accessible to rodents, insects, or other animals.
(f) Such feeding shall be allowed so long as it does not create a nuisance or interfere with another's property. Such nuisance activity shall include but not be limited to excessive animal noise; excessive animal droppings; attraction of animals in a way that burdens neighboring properties; and garbage or debris left where it may attract or provide a nesting area for wildlife.
(g) Upon complaint being made, an animal control officer or police officer is hereby authorized and directed to investigate whether a nuisance exists. If the feeding activity is at such a level to constitute a nuisance, the animal control officer or police officer shall require the owner of the property in violation of this section to abate the nuisance condition within ten days after being notified thereof.
(h) The provisions of this section shall not apply to a person operating under the guidelines of a program approved by the Director of Public Safety providing for the trapping, spaying, or neutering, and releasing of cats and dogs with the purpose of reducing the unwanted stray-animal population in the City.
(i) Whoever violates any of the provisions of this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor. After the notification in division (g) of this section and the expiration of ten days, each day such nuisance continues shall be a separate offense.
(Ord. 2019-3. Passed 2-11-19; Ord. 2020-25. Passed 11-9-20.)