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File #: 141680    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/3/2015 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 3/31/2015
Effective date: 4/18/2015    
Title: A substitute ordinance relating to a trap-neuter-release pilot program for feral cats.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Attachments: 1. MEMORANDUM feral cats, 2. TNR recommendations, 3. Support Letter - Heidi Blank, 4. Support Letter - Liz Hammer, 5. Support Letter - Tegra Allen, 6. Support Letter - Debra A. Jacob, 7. Support Letter - Michelle harrell Washington, 8. Support Letter - Karen Busch, 9. Support Letter - Kelly Price, 10. Support Letter - Nicole Zellner, 11. Support Letter - Amy Dedow, 12. Support Letter - Rebecca Davis, 13. Support Letter - Kerry Ann Dolph, 14. Support Letter - Sarah Henneken, 15. Support Letter - Charlie Sparks, 16. Support Letter - Chelsie Barnes, 17. Support Letter - Annette Gelinskey, 18. Support Letter - Lisa Hare, 19. Support Letter - Katie Garvey, 20. Support Letter - Jane Mohr, 21. Support Letter - Anne Wallenfang, 22. Support Letter - Lynsay Snell, 23. Support Letter - Sara Dykstra, 24. Notice Published on 4-17-15
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
4/17/20151 CITY CLERK PUBLISHED   Action details Meeting details Not available
4/2/20151 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
3/31/20151 COMMON COUNCIL PASSEDPass15:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
3/19/20150 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR PASSAGE

Minutes note: Individuals present: Don Schaewe - Dept. of Neighborhood Services Anne Reed - Wisconsin Humane Society Ald. Kovac Julie Krytech - lives on the east side of Milwaukee Karen Pawley - lives in Cold Spring Park
Pass4:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
3/17/20151 CITY CLERK DRAFT SUBMITTED   Action details Meeting details Not available
3/11/20150 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
3/11/20150 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
3/3/20150 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TOFail  Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
141680
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference
091403
Sponsor
THE CHAIR
Title
A substitute ordinance relating to a trap-neuter-release pilot program for feral cats.
Sections
78-1-17      rp
78-1-19      rp
78-1-20      rp
78-1-21      rp
78-1-22      rp
78-1-36      rp
78-1-38      rp
78-1-39      rp
78-3-2            am
78-5-3            am
78-17-1      am
78-17-4      am
78-17-5      am
78-19-5      rp
78-20            rp
Analysis
Common council file number 091403, passed March 2, 2010, established a pilot trap-neuter release program for feral cats.  It further provided that authorization of this program shall expire 5 years from the effective date of the ordinance (March 19, 2010) unless reauthorized by the common council.
 
This ordinance removes the code provisions relating to the trap-neuter-release program.
Body
The Mayor and Common Council of the City of Milwaukee do ordain as follows:
 
Part 1.  Section   78-1-17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 36, 38 and 39 of the code is repealed.
 
Part 2.  Section 78-3-2 of the code is amended to read:
 
78-3.  Owner or Caretaker's Duty; Presumption.
 
2.  The occupant of any premises on which a dog, [[domesticated]] cat or any other domesticated bird or animal remains or to which it customarily returns daily for a period of at least 10 days shall be presumed, for purposes of enforcement of this chapter, to be harboring, sheltering or keeping the animal.
 
Part 3.  Section 78-5-3 of the code is amended to read:
 
78-5.  Keeping of Animals Within City.
 
3.  NUMBER PERMITTED.  No person may keep, harbor, shelter or possess at any time more than 3 dogs or [[domesticated]] cats of any combination thereof which are over the age of 5 months unless the person holds a valid animal fancier permit, kennel permit, pet shop permit or grooming establishment permit.  The keeping of more than 3 dogs or [[domesticated]] cats over the age of 5 months per dwelling unit in a multiple dwelling is declared to be a nuisance.  No person in a multiple dwelling shall be granted an animal fancier permit.  There shall be no more than one animal fancier permit issued to any qualified dwelling unit.
 
Part 4.  Section 78-17-1, 4 and 5 of the code is amended to read:
 
78-17.  Dog and Cat Licenses.  1.  REQUIRED.  Any person owning, keeping, harboring or having custody of any dog or [[domesticated]] cat over 5 months of age within the city of Milwaukee [[must]] >>shall<< obtain a license as provided in this section and in accordance with ch. 174, Wis. Stats., relating to dogs, and ch. 26, Milwaukee County Code of Ordinances, relating to cats.  Any person obtaining a dog or [[domesticated]] cat that is older than 5 months of age shall have 30 days to apply for an original license, except this requirement will not apply to a nonresident keeping a dog or [[domesticated]] cat within the city for less than 30 days.
 
4.  PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY.  The owner, harborer, shelterer or head of the family shall be liable for payment of the license fee of any dog or [[domesticated]] cat owned, harbored or kept by any member of the family.
 
5.  ISSUANCE.  Upon acceptance of the license application and fee, the Milwaukee area domestic animal control commission shall issue a tag and a license.  The tag shall be securely attached by the licensee to a collar or harness and the collar or harness with the tag attached shall be kept on the dog or [[domesticated]] cat for which the license is issued at all times.  The requirement does not apply to a dog or [[domesticated]] cat securely confined indoors or in a fenced area.
 
Part 5.  Section 78-19-5 of the code is repealed.
 
Part 6.  Section 78-20 of the code is repealed.
LRB
APPROVED AS TO FORM
 
 
__________________________
Legislative Reference Bureau
Date:______________________
 
Attorney
IT IS OUR OPINION THAT THE ORDINANCE
IS LEGAL AND ENFORCEABLE
 
 
__________________________
Office of the City Attorney
Date:______________________
Requestor
Department of Neighborhood Services
Drafter
LRB157241-2
Jeff Osterman
03/16/2015