505.16  FEEDING OF WILDLIFE.
   (a)   No person shall feed any wild animal, bird, or other wildlife in the front yard setback as defined in Section 1131.06(a) of the Codified Ordinances.
   (b)   No person shall feed any wild animal, bird, or other wildlife in the side yard setback as defined in Section 1131.06(b) of the Codified Ordinances.
   (c)   No person shall feed any wild animal, bird, or other wildlife other than in suitable containers for food elevated at least forty-eight inches above the ground level and of such design and construction as to minimize the potential for food and/or seed from spilling or dropping to the ground.
   (d)   After such feeding, such food shall not be allowed to remain where it is accessible to rodents, insects, or other animals.
   (e)   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 amount of animal droppings; attracting enough animals to burden neighboring properties; and garbage left where it may attract wildlife or debris that may provide a nesting area.
   (f)   Upon complaint being made, the Chief Building and Zoning Inspector 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 Chief Building and Zoning Inspector or his duly authorized designee, shall notify the owner of the property in violation of this Section to abate the nuisance within ten (10) days after being notified thereof.
   (g)   Whoever violates any of the provisions of this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.  After the notification in subsection (d) hereof and the expiration of ten (10) days, each day such nuisance continues shall be a separate offense.
(Ord. 2004-36.  Passed 3-16-04.)