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City of Independence
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BILL NO. 17-0271st R.

Agenda Title:

17-027 - 1R. An ordinance amending Chapter 3, Article 1 “Administrative Requirements for Control of Animals and Fowl", of the Independence City Code.
Recommendations:

It is the recommendation of the Health Department that this ordinance be approved.
Executive Summary:

This ordinance amends Chapter 3 Article 1 of the City Code to provide clarification, eliminate redundancies, and allow for shelter operations to be administered by an entity other than the City. Article 1 also includes new definitions for terms used throughout Chapter 3. One section on agricultural areas has been removed from Article 1 and relocated to Article 2 because it is related to regulatory requirements, not administrative requirements like the rest of Article 1.
Background:

On March 6, 2017, the Mayor and the City Council returned the proposed revisions to Chapter 3 to staff and requested that it be brought back in sections. Changes were made to update the Code to recognized best practices for animal welfare and to reflect current processes.

Department:          HealthContact Person:          Christina Heinen


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