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Ord 74-2002 9/3/2002 ORDINANCE NO. r-‘14 c X ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, ENACTING SECTION 82-103 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, ESTABLISHING A CATCH AND RELEASE POLICY IN THE TWO PONDS IN SOUTH WEEKS PARK REQUIRING THAT FISH CAUGHT BE RETURNED SAFELY TO THE PONDS; FINDING AND DETERMINING THAT THE MEETING AT WHICH THIS ORDINANCE WAS PASSED WAS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AS REQUIRED BY LAW. WHEREAS, the City has maintained for many years the pond in south Weeks Park known as the "Kid Fishing Hole" and recently had another pond dug by the Northwest Field & Stream Association adjacent to the building leased to them, and; WHEREAS, the Association has requested a catch and release policy be adopted at these ponds in order to preserve the benefits of catching fish that they purchase and put into the ponds for the largest number of citizens. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, THAT: SECTION 1. Section 82-103 of the Code of Ordinances is hereby enacted to read as follows: "Sec. 82-103. Fishing - South Weeks Park Ponds. Fishing in Weeks Park ponds located south of Southwest Parkway is permitted. A catch and release police is established, and all fish caught shall be safely released back into the pond." SECTION 2. It is hereby officially found and determined that the meeting at which this ordinance was passed was open to the public as required by law. PASSED AND APPROVED this the 3rd day of September, 2002. MAYOR ATTEST: 11 . i ll ' a ity Clerk