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File #: 49432    Version: 1 Name: Amending 7.322 and 1.08 MGOs regarding animal waste
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/2/2017 In control: BOARD OF HEALTH FOR MADISON AND DANE COUNTY
On agenda: 2/6/2018 Final action: 2/6/2018
Enactment date: 2/17/2018 Enactment #: ORD-18-00018
Title: Amending Section 7.322 of the Madison General Ordinances to permit disposal of animal waste in the owner’s waste receptacle or an animal waste receptacle in a public park, to prohibit animals from making waste on an elevated balcony, porch or platform and amending Section 1.08 establishing bail deposit in violation thereof.
Sponsors: Matthew J. Phair
Fiscal Note
The proposed ordinance establishes a bail deposit amount from $100 to $200 for owners and caretakers of animals who permit said animal to urinate, defecate or expel other bodily fluids on an elevated balcony, porch or platform that is above an area owned by another. The fiscal impact from this change is anticipated to be minimal.

Title
Amending Section 7.322 of the Madison General Ordinances to permit disposal of animal waste in the owner’s waste receptacle or an animal waste receptacle in a public park, to prohibit animals from making waste on an elevated balcony, porch or platform and amending Section 1.08 establishing bail deposit in violation thereof.
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DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance permits disposal of animal waste if it is bagged and placed in the owner’s waste receptacle or in a waste receptacle designated for animal waste in a public park. This ordinance prohibits owners and caretakers of animals from permitting said animal to urinate, defecate or expel other bodily fluids on an elevated balcony, porch or platform that is above an area owned by another. This ordinance further establishes a bail deposit if an owner violates this section.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:

1. Section 7.322 entitled “Animal Defecation on Public or Private Property Regulated” of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:

“7.322 ANIMAL DEFECATION ON PUBLIC OR PRIVATE PROPERTY REGULATED.
(1) No owner or keeper shall suffer or permit any animal to defecate upon any property other than that of animal owner or keeper without immediately causing such defecation to be removed therefrom and properly disposed of. Proper disposal of animal waste shall be limited to burial where lawfully permitted, bagging for disposal in the owner or keeper’s waste receptacle or a waste receptacle designated for animal waste in a public p...

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