2017-15 - Defining Vicious Dog Ordinance

ORDINANCE 2017-15

Amending Ordinance 2005-1 (Defining “Dangerous” or “Vicious” Dogs and Listing the Responsibilities of Owners or Keepers of such Dogs)

WHEREAS, the City of Hazleton adopted Ordinance 2005-1 in order to address the responsibilities of owners of dangerous dogs, define the same, and set penalties for violations and enforcement; and

WHEREAS, it has come to the attention of City officials that an expansion of City employees/departments authorized to enforce this ordinance are necessary to adequately enforce this ordinance.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY ORDAINED AND ENACTED by the Council of the City of Hazleton, as follows:

  1. Ordinance 2005-1 at Section IV, Violations and Penalties; Enforcement, at Subsection B, is amended as follows:
  1. 203-7 (f) The Hazleton Police Department, Health Officer, and Hazleton Code Department shall enforce the provisions of this Ordinance.

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that all relevant ordinances, regulations and policies of the City of Hazleton not amended hereby will remain in full force and effect; and

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that if any provision, paragraph, word, section, subsection, sentence or clause of this Ordinance is held to be invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision will not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Ordinance; and

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that any ordinance or part of an ordinance conflicting with the provisions of this Ordinance, including the ordinances cited herein, is repealed to the extent of such conflict. 

ORDAINED AND ENACTED by Council this 18TH day of July, 2017.

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