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Ord 2296 1/23/1967 ORDINANCE NO. 0L7,,K AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING THAT THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS BE AMENDED BY REVISING SECTION 5-3, SECTION 5-5 AND PARAGRAPH (a) OF SEC- TION 5-66, CHANGING THE IMPOUNDMENT FEES FOR DOGS AND OTHER ANIMALS. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, THAT: SECTION 1. Section 5-3 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Wichita Falls is hereby amended so that such Section shall read as follows : "Section 5-3. The chief of police or any policeman or other person designated by the director of public safety or pound keeper shall take up and impound any animal found run- ning at large in the city limits. The pound keeper shall proceed to sell the animals so impounded at public auction for cash, first giving five (5) days notice of the time, terms and place of sale in the daily official newspaper of the city, describing the animal impounded and stating that the same will be sold to defray costs if not reclaimed and costs paid before the day of sale. If not reclaimed by such day, he shall between the hours of 10 :00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on such day, sell such animal at public auction and after deducting all the expenses of taking up and keeping such animal, and the fees set out in Section 5-5, the city shall return the balance of the proceeds, if any, to the owner of the animal. If no owner shall call for the animal within thirty (30) days from day of sale, the balance shall be paid into the city treasury. At any time within six (6) months after such sale, the owner may apply to the board of aldermen, and upon satisfactory proof of his ownership he shall be entitled to receive the amount paid into the city treasury on account of such sale. Provided that if such animal be diseased or afflicted in any manner to render it worthless or a menace to public health, advertisement that it has been impounded may be dispensed with, and when certificate of any licensed veterinary surgeon shall be filed with the city clerk appropriately describing such an- imal and the infirmity from which it suffers, and declaring that no reasonable expectation exists for its restoration to a marketable condition, such animal may be destroyed in the manner directed by the department of public safety. " SECTION 2 . Section 5-5 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Wichita Falls is hereby amended so that such Section shall read as follows: "Section 5-5. The following shall be the fees charged as poundage for taking up and impounding for such animals : per head five dollars ($5.00) ; ten dollars ($10 .00) per head in any case in which the same owner ' s animals are impounded for the second time within a twelve (12) month period; fif- teen dollars ($15 .00) per head in any case in which the same owner ' s animals are impounded for the third or more times in any twelve (12) month period. Fees for taking care of such animals, per head per day one dollar and fifty cents ($1. 50) ; pr - 2 - for selling such animals, fifty cents ($ . 50) per head; for preparing advertisement of sale fifty cents ($. 50) ; for cost of newspaper advertisement. All fees, costs and proceeds from sale of impounded animals shall be remitted by the pound keeper at least once each week to the department of finance, together with a detailed report of each and every transaction. The pound keeper shall also furnish the department of finance once each month the pound record kept by him for audit. " SECTION 3. Paragraph (a) of Section 5-66 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Wichita Falls is hereby amended so that such paragraph. shall read as follows : " (a) The owner of any dog impounded in accordance with this article shall have the right to redeem the same upon payment to the city accounting department a two dollar ($2 .00) impounding fee and the sum of fifty cents ($. 50) for each day held in the city animal control center, for each dog so re- deemed. In a case in which the same owner ' s dog or dogs are impounded for the second time in any twelve (12) month period, the impounding fee shall be four dollars ($4.00) per dog; in any case in which the same owner ' s dog or dogs are impounded for the third or more times in any twelve (12) month period, the impounding fee shall be six dollars ($6.00) per dog. " SECTION 4. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed. PASSED AND APPROVED this the 23rd day of January, 1967 . M A Y O R A T T E S T: City Clerk Affidavit of Publication THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF WICHITA. January (Paste Clipping Here) On this 27th . day of ORDINANCE NO. 2296 AN' ORDINANCE PROVIDING THAT THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OP THE A.D. . 1967 , personally appeared before me, the undersigned authority CITY OF WICHITA FALLS BE AMEND- ED BY REVISING SECTION 5-3, SEC- Katherine Parrish bookkeeper TION 5-5 AND PARAGRAPH (a) OF SECTION 5-66, CHANGING THE IM- POUNDMENT FEES FOR DOGS AND! OTHER ANIMALS. OF THE CITY OF BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD for the Times Publishing Company of Wichita Falls, publishers of the WICHITA SECTION 1.4SectlonE5-3Sof theTCode of: Wichita Falls Record News, a newspaper published OF ALDERMEN at Wichita Falls in Ordinances of the City of Wichita Falls is hereby amended so that such Section shall read as follows: Wichita County, Texas, and upon being duly sworn by me, an. oath states 'Section 5-3. The chief of police or any hepoliceman d rectory oofher person designated by that the attached advertisement is a true and correct copy of advertising keeper shall take upcandf mpound any animal found running at large in the ( ) L city limits. The pound keeper shall pro- published in. ,. 1 One / issues thereof ar. the following teed to sell the animals so Impounded at public auction for cash, first giving five (5) days notice of the time, terms dates and place of sale in.the daily official January 26, 1967 newspaper of the city, describing the ani- mal impounded and stating that the same will be sold to defray costs if not re- claimed and costs paid before the day �I ,..� = of sale. If not reclaimed by such day, f (a.v�i '2/5.../ he shall between the hours of 10:00 a.m. / 'r and 4:00 p.m. on such day, sell such animal at public auction and after de- Bookkeeper for Times Publishing Company ducting all the expenses of faking up and of Wichita Falls keeping such animal, and the fees set out In Section 5.5, the city shall return I the balance of the proceeds, if any, to the owner of the animal. If no owner I ev snail call for the animal within thirty; Subscribed and sworn to before me this the day and year first above (30),days from day of sale, the balance p shall be paid Info the city treasury. At LL) written. any time within six (6) months after 1 such sale, the owner may apply to the board of aldermen, and upon satisfac-; �^ tory proof 'of his ownership he shall be'I `/,! ' "' ' -�! �,y, entitled to receive the amount paid Into c.�y";.,_..---c-;.- .,�• • the city treasury on account of such sale. ; Provided that If such animal be diseased I • or afflicted in any manner to render it worthless or a menace to public health, 'advertisement that it has been Impound- ed may be dispensed with, and when cer- tificate of any licensed veterinary sur- "(a) The owner of any dog Impounded goon shall be filed with the city clerk ap- the accordance to redeem this article Sha have propriately describing such animal and the ri tot the rcity accounting the same upon the Infirmity from which it suffers, and moot to dollar a city m o pay declaring that no reasonable expectation th a.two sum dollar fifty c impounding(5.5) for each exists for its restoration to a market-' the sum In of tiff cents able condition, such animal may be de-I 'day held In the cloy animal Inr a each steoyed in the manner directed by the. 'ter, for each dog same owner's redeemed. In or case department of public safety." y in which the same ohe se dog time dogs SECTION 2. Section 5-5 of the Code of, are Impounded for n h second time in Ordinances of the City of Wichita Falls; any twelve (1h) month is hereby amended so that such Sec- period, the me '.pounding fee shall be four dollars ($4.00) tlon shall read as follows- per dog; in any case In which the same ;fSection 5-5, The following shall be the I owner's dog or dogs are Impounded for ees charged as poundage for taking up! ',the third or more times in any 1 and Impounding for such animals: per i(12) month Impounding twelve 1 head five dollars per shall be six dollars ($6.00) er og. fee head OD) ($5.00); ten dollars SECTION 4. All ordinances per dog." the same owner's animals case are Impound-i ordinances in conflict with this ordinance led for the second time within a twelve l PASSEebA repealed. 1(121 month period; fifteen dollars D AND APPROVED this the d3rd ;per head In any the seen I May of , ATTEST:: s—Wilma s- J. Thomas,IIII 1 owner's animals ar a in hick the same� MAYOR, ATTEST: sm J. Thomas, animals are Impounded ny twelve for the City Clerk third or more times In any twelve (12) month period. Fees for taking care of i _- such animals, per head'per day one dol-I, lar and fifty cents (51.501; for selling';;., such animals, fifty cents ($.50) per head; for preparing advertisement of sale fifty cents (5.50); for cost of newspaper advertisement. All fees, costs and proceeds from sale of Impounded animals shall be remitted by the pound keeper at least once each week to the department of finance, to- gether with a detailed report of each and every transaction. The pound keeper shall also furnish the department of fi- nance once each month the pound record kept by him for audit." SECTION 3. Paragraph (a) of Section 5-66 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Wichita Falls Is hereby amended so that such paragraph shall read as follows: "(a) The owner of any dog Impounded ,In accordance with this article shall have the right to redeem the same upon pay- ment to the city accounting department a.Two dollar ($2.00) impounding fee and day held of fifty city animal control cen- inwhich the same owner,��;,,,ln_e case