The mayor, with approval of the council, shall designate and appoint a city health inspector, to exercise the powers described by this chapter.

(Ord. 601 § 1, 1975)

It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, either as owner, lessee, employer, employee and occupant, to keep or maintain, or permit to be kept or maintained any horse, mule, ass, cattle, hogs, sheep, goats, mink, burros, chickens, ducks, rabbits, geese, turkeys and any other fowl or farm animals at any place within the corporate limits of the city, except as provided in Section 6.08.030 of this chapter.

(Ord. 601 § 2, 1975)

A.    Any person desiring to keep within the corporate limits of the city any of the animals as set out and described in Section 6.08.020 of this chapter, shall file a written application with the city clerk, which application shall affirmatively show that the applicant has facilities for keeping such animals in quarters meeting the standards set by the city health inspector and this chapter. Such facilities shall be no closer to the exterior limits of any hospital, nursing home or health facility than the distance as set out in the Regulations of the Department of Health and Environment of the state.

B.    Such permit shall be conditioned upon the keeper of such animals maintaining his facilities to the standards set by the city health inspector and as set forth in this chapter. Such animals shall be confined in an enclosure sufficient to prohibit their running at large and the enclosure shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition at all times. A shelter or area of sufficient size conducive to good sanitation practices and adequate drainage for the shelter area or areas shall be provided, and litter and droppings shall be collected and disposed of in the manner designated by the city health inspector.

C.    Upon the filing of the application for a permit, the city clerk shall thereupon deliver such application to the city health inspector, who shall inspect the place that the animals are to be kept, or shall have the same checked by a designated person, and shall make recommendations to the city council with such application at the next regular meeting.

D.    If the council shall find that the keeping of such animals as set out in the application and the manner of the keeping of the same shall be in compliance with the standards prescribed, and the manner of the keeping of the same shall not be offensive or a nuisance or unsanitary, the council shall issue a permit therefor. Failure to comply with these conditions shall be cause for revocation of the permit by the city.

(Ord. 601 § 3, 1975)

Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed to prevent the above-named animals from being transported into or through the city, or to temporarily keep such animals within the city limits while such animals are part of a circus, rodeo, fair or performing act or show, or while such animals are held in a holding pen prior to slaughter by a commercial house or meat processing business, or held in a holding pen of an animal hospital.

(Ord. 601 § 4, 1975)

If at any time the governing body shall find that any person to whom a permit has been issued is keeping such place or premises in an offensive or unsanitary manner, or detrimental to the health of the people in the neighborhood or the people of the city, the governing body shall revoke the permit issued to such person; but no such permit shall be revoked until after ten days’ notice is given to the person holding such permit and a hearing had thereon, before the governing body, in which the party may appear.

(Ord. 601 § 6, 1975)

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter, and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars, and each day of violation shall be and constitute a separate offense.

(Ord. 601 § 7, 1975)

Every person who shall cause or permit any horse, mule, cow or other domestic animal owned by him or in his possession, or under his control, to run at large within the corporate limits of the city shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof fined in any sum not exceeding twenty-five dollars and shall be confined in the city prison until such fine and costs of prosecution are paid.

(Ord. 290 § 1, 1917)