ORDINANCE NO. 19, 4th SERIES

ORDINANCE NO. 19, 4th SERIES

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF EAST GRAND FORKS, MINNESOTA, AMENDING CITY CODE CHAPTER 95: ANIMALS BY ADDING SECTION 95.18 PROHIBITING DEER FEEDING WITHIN THE EAST GRAND FORKS CITY LIMITS AND BY ADOPTING BY REFERENCE CITY CODE CHAPTER 1 AND SECTION 10.99 WHICH, AMONG OTHER THINGS, CONTAIN PENALTY PROVISIONS. THE CITY OF EAST GRAND FORKS DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: (A) Prohibition. No person may place or permit to be placed on the ground, or within five feet (5’) of the ground surface any grain, fodder, salt licks, fruit, vegetables, nuts, hay or other edible materials (including feed for birds), which may reasonably be expected to intentionally result in deer feeding, unless such items are screened or protected in a manner that prevents deer from feeding on them. Living fruit trees and other live vegetation shall not be considered as deer feeding. (B). Exceptions. This prohibition shall not apply to: 1. Veterinarians, city animal control officers or county, state or federal game officials who are in the course of their duties, have deer in custody or under their management; 2. Persons authorized by the City of East Grand Forks to implement the deer management program approved by the city council; or 3. Any food placed upon the property for purposes of trapping or otherwise taking deer where such trapping or taking deer where such trapping or taking is pursuant to a permit issued by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Penalty, see §10.99 Voting Aye: Riopelle, Tweten, Olstad, DeMers, Vetter, and Pokrzywinski. Voting Nay: None. Absent: Grassel. The President declared the Ordinance passed. ATTEST: PASSED: July 5, 2017 City Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer President of Council I hereby approve the foregoing Ordinance this 5th day of July, 2017. Mayor (July 12, 2017)

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